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Annabelle 2: Conjuring Up a Franchise

I grew up an avid student of the occult and paranormal. Anything macabre, arcane or outright bizarre enthralled me and I would spend hours lying on my stomach in the living room floor leafing through pages of books about ghosts,… Continue Reading →

Franchise Movies are Causing Strains for Studios

Hollywood is running out of ideas. Seriously, just look at weekend releases for most of the year and try to find two in a row without a franchise movie release. So far, we have gotten a new or debut installment… Continue Reading →

Con of Thrones Brings George R. R. Martin Fans to Nashville

Winter is not coming any time soon. But this weekend, Con of Thrones, the largest-ever convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin arrives… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

June 23 marks the birthday of one of pop culture’s most influential artists. Joss Whedon has distinguished himself as a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and pop-culture icon. Born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964 in New York City, he… Continue Reading →

Mummy Impossible: Franchise Starter

Stephen King’s book, Danse Macabre, is a fascinating take on writing, horror and society. He begins the book by offering three main archetypes. There is the werewolf, the vampire and the thing without a name. He spends much of the next… Continue Reading →

Ghost Pirates Quadrilogy Retrospective

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters this weekend. The series has been sailing steady since 2003. It revived the pirate genre of films; a genre that’d been sunk for eight years, ever since the box-office… Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s Fantasy Western Brought to Life

Stephen King is known as the unrivaled master of horror. Of his fifty-six novels, most fall into this category. Within the first decade of his works, King wrote exclusively in the genres of horror, thriller and science fiction, often combining… Continue Reading →

The Case for Horror Remakes

I’ve been utterly disgusted by the perpetual and baffling stagnation of the film industry. With a list of remakes and reboots announced, including iconic titles like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Child’s Play, just to name a few, cautious optimism is hard to… Continue Reading →

Terminator 2 Returning to Theaters… in 3-D!!!

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (T2) is arguably two improbable things: the best sequel of all time, and / or the best action movie of all time. Like Jurassic Park, another early ’90s masterpiece, T2 is a film that seems to transcend space… Continue Reading →

Prepare for Zune’s Best Sales, Ever

That title won’t make sense ’til you see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. It’s a spoiler, actually. That’s why you probably should not read this ’til you see the movie. I’m about to tell you why this Guardians is just… Continue Reading →

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