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VR Gaming Becomes Too Real in The Peripheral

I must admit something. While I am a Twitch Affiliate, a YouTube Partner and an occasional guest on multiple podcasts relating to gaming, I do not classify myself as a gamer. I rarely play games outside of a handful. I… Continue Reading →

New Quantum Leap Shows Promise, But Past Links Dim the Future

Per Matt Quantum Leap has finally returned, but this time without Dr. Samuel Beckett. Oh… boy.

Claude Rains Brings Gravitas to Battle of the Worlds

Per Matt In 1961, a little-known low-budget sci-fi film from Italy (Il Pianeta Degli Uomini Spenti) was released as Battle of the Worlds in the United States. Claude Rains headlined a mostly English-speaking ensemble that faced an interplanetary threat to… Continue Reading →

Jordan Peele’s a Fan of the Paranormal? Well… Nope!

Per Matt As soon as the end credits faded away at a recent Nope screening, I tried pondering what the award-winning filmmaker was aiming for with his latest release. I was reminded of race relations as a horror film in… Continue Reading →

Oxygen Fights to Break Free and Breathe

Per Matt Many great stories are centered around tight environments. Specifically, within the science-fiction realm, I’m thinking about the Alien film franchise. With nowhere to run and no place hide, an unseen killer lurks out of eyesight and our heroes must… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichĂ©s, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Technology Goes Dark and Bloody in Possessor

We live in a world that both owns and is owned by technology. Everywhere you look, tech controls so much. Think about your day, today. When you woke up, you were probably awakened by either your smartphone or smart clock…. Continue Reading →

Chattacon Pulls Into the Terminal for the 42nd Time This Weekend

Chattanooga has become a huge draw for those seeking outdoor adventure, or to witness the remarkable renaissance of the city’s downtown environs. This beautiful town has been frequently recognized as a great day-trip destination throughout the region, but this weekend… Continue Reading →

Previewing Dragon Con 2013

Dragon Con 2013 has arrived!

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