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Mr. Mercedes is a Series That Hits Hard From the First Episode

In case you weren’t aware, Mr. Mercedes has been released this summer, in addition to the Stephen King adaptations of The Dark Tower, The Mist, and It will be released in September. Broadcast on the AT&T Audience network that is… Continue Reading →

EPIX Attempts to Get Shorty

Per Matt Back in 1994, Quentin Tarantino made a name for himself with the release of Pulp Fiction and John Travolta’s casting felt like an act of genius. But for Travolta’s comeback to be complete, he’d have to follow up… Continue Reading →

Annabelle: Creation, That Doll is the Devil

What does an isolated location, an orphanage, self-playing record players, demons, demented children, dark wells, face masks, Catholic priests and scary dolls all have in common? They are all common horror movie tropes… and they are all in this movie,… Continue Reading →

Creating Actual Horror With Annabelle: Creation

I don’t often have anything complimentary to say about big-studio horror movies. Most end up being watered down, PG-13 knock-offs of popular themes in the genre with a certain degree of fan service and pseudo-self awareness meant to be clever,… Continue Reading →

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 →

The Trailers of San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Another year has passed and another gathering of the geeks has ended. For years now, San Diego Comic-Con has been the premiere venue for debuting trailers of movies and TV shows. While other conventions and expos have started taking some… Continue Reading →

Charlize Theron Out Cools James Bond in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston. The film is pulpy and retro, basically exactly what you would expect from a graphic novel adaption. It opens with a clip of Reagan, neon lighting… Continue Reading →

The Sky is Falling; Salvation is Needed

Government conspiracies, cover-ups, a secret rendezvous and an extinction event is the basis for a new summertime TV show. No, this isn’t The X-Files, but what’s familiar is new again for Salvation, currently airing on CBS.

Wish Upon Gets PG-13 Horror All Wrong

Oh, wow. I just don’t know where to start. First of all, I try to be very fair when I review movies. If a film is being marketed to young pre-teens, I try and remember that as I am watching…. Continue Reading →

47 Meters Down Dives Into Rough Waters

In the trailers for 47 Meters Down, some critics are saying it’s the best shark movie since Jaws, the seminal movie that defined underwater horror, premiering in 1975. That’s more than 40 years of movies. So, apparently there hasn’t been… Continue Reading →

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