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Is The Gifted FOX’s Answer to ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

In geek film and television media, specifically live-action programs based on graphic novels or superhero comic books, if you prefer, we are living in a Platinum Age. With extraordinary special effects and A-list acting talent, not to mention great writing,… Continue Reading →

Stan Against Evil: Gore, Giggles and Learning to Love Horror Comedy Again

Stan Against Evil returned to Starz/IFC this past month for its second season and, as expected, has delivered with a beautifully awkward storyline and cinematic style that rivals and even tops the first season.

Re-Watching “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”

I didn’t go out trick or treating on Halloween night. I didn’t watch a horror movie marathon or attend any haunted houses… I re-watched the best episode of The X-Files event series from last year: “Mulder and Scully Meet the… Continue Reading →

Going the Distance: Details of the 2017 Nashville Zombie Walk

Per Matt With the recent announcements concerning the 2017 Nashville Zombie Walk, it was time to dig a little deeper to take a closer look at the “gory details” for the upcoming event.

The Walking Dead Declares an All Out War

Alliances are made. Battle lines are drawn. The Walking Dead declares an All Out War!

Marvel Mutates Source Material Into a Gifted TV Series

When a television pilot introduces a new series with characters who are, “a couple of freaks, same as you,” I immediately perked up. The Gifted had my full attention. Maybe this wasn’t going to be the generic teeny bopper-outsiders soap opera… Continue Reading →

Scooby Apocalypse: All Bark, No Bite

I always wondered why Scooby and the gang never took any guns to stop the monsters that plagued their adventures and now I see why.

Gerald’s Game is the After-School Special of Horror Films

Sometime during the ’90s, I read Gerald’s Game. I never particularly liked the book, although it wasn’t terrible. It was just never one of Stephen King’s more horrifying novels. It reads much like a  really well done Lifetime movie, and… Continue Reading →

Blade Runner 2049 Offers a Key to Future Box-Office Totals

Per Matt With replicants returning to movie theaters after a long hiatus, will this weekend’s box-office results mimic those of 1982? Or will October follow the lead of the largest U.S. September box office on record, with a familiar film… Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Misstep: The Inhumans

Last week, Marvel Television expanded its superhero roster with the release of Marvel’s Inhumans. The series premiere aired on Friday night, which is generally regarded as TV’s wasteland, where ratings go to die. So, why did Marvel adapt this family drama, which is… Continue Reading →

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