Heathers is Back and Forcing the Status Quo to “Lick it Up”

There is a decent chance the audience watching the new Heathers TV show on the Paramount Network has never seen the original black comedy. This makes it equally possible that they will absolutely not understand the point of Heathers and… Continue Reading →

Have I Got a Story for You? The Amazing Nature of Anthologies.

I love a good short story. Whether it’s a one-off comic, a piece of flash fiction or an episode of an anthology series, I’m a sucker for short form. Growing up, I devoured anthologies — literary and cinematic — because… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Red Door: It Comes at Night

After seeing the teaser trailer for It Comes at Night, I had a bet going with my fiance. I thought that it would be a Zombie movie. She was leaning more toward psycho/isolationist killer. We both agreed that it would… 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 →

Wonder Woman and the Culture of the Female Superhero

When you think of the typical comic book reader, you probably imagine young white males. Many of comic books’ greatest creative minds have demographically been white men, as well. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller and Alan Moore are all… Continue Reading →

Legion and the History of Madness

What then is this fascination which now operates through the images of madness?   – Michel Foucault, “Madness and Civilization”

Saul Goodman vs. Heisenberg: Who You Gonna Call?

Better Call Saul will be coming back for Season 3 on Monday, April 10th. I’m more than ready to catch up with my favorite con man, Jimmy McGill. Jimmy was always my favorite character on Breaking Bad and was the… Continue Reading →

Incorporated: A Futuristic American Dystopia

A-listers and long-time friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have come a long way since Good Will Hunting. Their latest roles have both been part of huge movie franchises. Affleck’s portrayal of Batman was his first take on the bankable… Continue Reading →

Black Mirror Season 3: The Show That Watches You Back

For those of you not familiar with the BBC series-turned-Netflix original, the best way to describe this TV show is a modern horror anthology series loosely tied together by technology.

South Park Hits Season 20 Benchmark

This week, South Park aired the first episode of its 20th season, tying Gunsmoke and Law & Order for the second-longest running primetime TV series behind only The Simpsons, which has cataloged 28 seasons of its own, and is still… Continue Reading →

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