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storytelling tropes

The Hunting of Man

“Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and like it, never really care for anything else thereafter.” Ernest Hemingway wrote that. I’m sure the Predator would agree.

Say It Ain’t So: It’s The Last Sharknado!

The Sharknado franchise uses unconventional storytelling techniques by combining weather catastrophe and monster movie genres to form a survival horror, sci-fi disaster movie that’s become one of the biggest TV movie franchises The Asylum has ever created and Syfy has… Continue Reading →

Diving Deep for a Horror Storyline

Leviathan. The Kraken. Moby Dick. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Jaws. Shark Week. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Sharknado. The Shallows. 47 Meters Down. The Meg. And Aquaman will release later this year. Throughout the years, good stories that… Continue Reading →

Anti Zombie Force (AZF): The Walking Dregs

Anti Zombie Force is the latest Zombie movie acquisition by Troma and, well, as the second Zombie film I’ve reviewed in recent months for ZIMB, I’m just going to come out and say I’m a bit disappointed. Making a film… Continue Reading →

Good or Bad? Legion’s Second Season is Both!

What makes a good villain? What happens when the hero turns bad and the villain becomes good? These questions are posed at different times during Season 2 of Legion, but good vs. bad can also describe the show’s second season,… Continue Reading →

Gearing Up for Halo, the TV Series

I still remember when Halo 2 came out. I was working at EB Games at the time and we had a midnight launch for the title. I had played Halo with many of my friends, at many of their houses…. Continue Reading →

The Buzz on Ant-Man and The Wasp

Here in the South, the summer is all about bugs. Bugs and sweat. And meat. Charred meat. And blowing shit up. So, this is the perfect week to release a movie about bug-themed heroes!* Ant-Man and The Wasp may not… Continue Reading →

Day of the Dead: Bloodline — Some Films Are Better Off Dead

Day of the Dead has never been my favorite Romero Zombie film by any stretch of the imagination, but I still consider it an integral part of the franchise and a good film. There were some original concepts and characters… 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 →

The Good, The Bad and The Bizarre — Danno’s Review of 2017 On Screen

There were a lot of hits and misses in entertainment this year, especially in sci-fi and horror. For my part, there were things I felt went really well, things that went horribly wrong and a few things that were just… Continue Reading →

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