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Worst Laid Plans: A Troma #HauntLife Review

What if you found out that the shop you and your friends run is three months behind on rent? What if you only had a week to come up with $7,000 to save your business? What level of stupidity would… Continue Reading →

Five Episodes to Prepare You for MST3K’s Return

On April 14th, after nearly 20 years, a new season of the groundbreaking series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) will be making its debut. Fourteen new episodes are set to launch on Netflix, adding to the already existing 197 (and one feature… Continue Reading →

TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show: 2017 In Review

Greetings, fellow creepy guests. This week in #HauntLife, I am going to review the 2017 TransWorld’s Halloween and Attractions Show that took place March 24 to 26 in St. Louis, MO. This annual trade show covers more than 500,000 square… Continue Reading →

Suck A Thick Zord, Haters of Saban’s Power Rangers

In our culture, littered with trolls trying to ruin everything before anyone even gets to see it, the film buzz of the week has been the notion that “Saban’s Power Rangers is not very good.” Having seen it, I can report that… Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Blur

Beauty and the Beast has been the box-office darling for the past week or two, scoring big on nostalgia, romantic notions and fairytale charm. The one place it doesn’t win is the quality of the 3-D. It’s actually a blurry,… Continue Reading →

Shin Godzilla Rocks the Japanese Box Office, But Does It Survive #HauntLife?

Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence) slammed into Japanese theaters last year with thunderous applause and very high reviews. With the new film Kong: Skull Island releasing into theaters this weekend, this episode of #HauntLife is going to delve into my… Continue Reading →

NECAT Network’s “The Art of Special Effects” at TPAC 2017

As the “Artist in Residence” at NECAT Network, I am proud to have worked with Trish Crist and Katie Veglio at Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television, in partnership with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to bring you “The Art… Continue Reading →

XX: A Horror Anthology Missing the Horror

My favorite kind of horror films are anthology movies. I love horror shorts. In an anthology, if you don’t like one idea, something totally different will be up in a few minutes. That’s why, when I heard about XX, I… Continue Reading →

Taboo Isn’t Quite Scandalous

Taboo is the new atmospheric and brooding series that was developed by Tom Hardy and his father, Chips. The first episode is beautifully shot, well acted and intriguing. It is not, however, heavy on plot and doesn’t seem to invoke… Continue Reading →

Slingshot: A Welcome Expansion

In the gap between the winter finale and its pending return to TV this week, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought fans a series of shorts focused on team member Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez (or “Slingshot” in comic lore). Slingshot is a series of… Continue Reading →

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