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American Horror Story: Double Feature Brings Vamps “By the Sea” in Red Tide

Vampires never really receive full credit as characters. Sure, at one point in time, they used to be human beings who had feelings. But after a hideous transformation, they’ve become bloodsucking killers with one-track minds. The Twilight franchise proved that… Continue Reading →

Will The Walking Dead Just Survive Somehow?

I hate Zoom meetings. Wait a minute, let me clarify that statement. While I’m not necessarily a fan of sitting through online virtual calls, I absolutely despise Zoom meetings disguised as TV shows. I get it, in-person options are kinda… Continue Reading →

The Walking Dead Should ONLY Tell Anthology Stories

Per Matt I don’t think AMC network executives will ever be accused of leaving money on the table. Just as the basic cable channel spun-off Better Call Saul from Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead Universe has been heavily mined (and… Continue Reading →

Killing Off Fear’s Best Character Does Mean Something

Per Matt I’m not gonna lie: I got very emotional after watching Fear the Walking Dead‘s mid season premiere, “The Door.”

Soulmates Inserts Science Fiction, Fate Into the Online Dating World

As if online dating during a global pandemic wasn’t tough enough, Soulmates makes your happiness prospects seem limitless (and possibly hopeless) in the near future…

Blumhouse Peeks Inside the Black Box

Per Matt What are we without our personal experiences or our memories? Without actually knowing who we are, without really knowing our own character, how can we differentiate one person from another? When those very specific aspects are removed, what… Continue Reading →

Shudder’s Scare Package is Yet Another Anthology From the Service, But is it Any Good?

Horror anthology movies have a hallowed space in my heart. They are typically hit or miss in quality, story and everything else that makes a great horror film. They can creep you out one minute, then have you laughing the… Continue Reading →

Dispatches’ Finale Proves Series is Weird, But Not Weird Enough

When watching a TV show that attempts to uncover a secret society under the veil of a social game, many surprises are uncovered. There’s plenty of plot devices (probably a few too many), more than a few red herrings and… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… Continue Reading →

Robert Englund Explores True Terror

Who knew Freddy Krueger was a decent TV host? Through two episodes of the Travel Channel television series, True Terror, the horror icon known as Robert Englund — the actor who previously portrayed the iconic nightmare warrior — hosts and… Continue Reading →

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