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The Last Wish Redeems Puss in Boots

It has been over a decade since we got our last installment in the Shrek movie series. 2011 was a different world, when Puss in Boots debuted, riding a wave of fans clamoring for more fairytale stories from DreamWorks. Since… Continue Reading →

Building a Monster, Kratt Falls Flat

I have always loved mythology stories. As a kid, I remember spending many a Saturday morning at the local library, scouring the shelves for books on the subject. I mainly stuck with Greek tales, as the stories of Zeus, Thor… Continue Reading →

The Northman is Brutal, But Anya is Brilliant!

Per Matt When you’re depicting an action-drama historical film that focuses on a medieval Scandinavian legend, which itself is the direct inspiration of Prince Hamlet’s character, you’ve got a great start. But when the movie in question is The Northman,… Continue Reading →

Where Would You Go If You Were Hunting Atlantis?

Part Expedition Unknown, part Ancient Aliens, part Curse of Oak Island and all unsolved mystery, Hunting Atlantis is just the type of summertime escapism that’s welcome during these times of the Coronavirus, when traveling isn’t exactly a healthy exercise.

A Classic Horror Story Creates Creepy Crawlies in Any Language

Per Matt A broken-down RV in the middle of a European forest. No phone service for this group of ride-sharing tourists. An isolated cabin in the woods that is filled with creepy pictures. Hungry, blood-lusting villagers are somehow connected to… Continue Reading →

Terror Time Travels to Camp Nightwing in Fear Street Part Two

Per Matt A witch and a town curse… is there no end to the pain the inhabitants of Shadyside must endure? While many believe their days of suffering have nothing to do with tall tales and urban legends, their bad… Continue Reading →

Raya and the Last Dragon is a Call for Unity in Trying Times

Comics and cartoons have always been used as reflections of the real world. Marvel Comics’ hero, Captain America, took on Nazis during the Golden Age. The plight of the X-Men is a parody of the struggles against oppression and discrimination…. Continue Reading →

The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam

Per Matt True-life tales of terror tend to thrill me more than fake ones, as the truth is usually stranger than fiction. This is the reason why, once I randomly located The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam, written by… Continue Reading →

Paperbacks From Hell is a Killer Read

Per Matt Growing up, long before dial-up modems were a thing and the internet was confined to the military’s ARPANET, the only way to access the information superhighway was by visiting the neighborhood drug store, grocery store and bookstore, where… Continue Reading →

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