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Twisting Halloween with the Food Network

Holidays have become incredibly commercialized in the United States — shocking admission, I know. On the flip side, when I visited Europe 19 years ago during Christmastime, I was incredibly underwhelmed with the decorations and festivities. So, it should come… Continue Reading →

Demons, Dead Animals and Rock ‘n’ Roll Royalty at the Nashville Film Festival

Per Matt My second day at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival was a doozy. Not only did I make up for lost time, having missed two-and-a-half days of films, but I had to work from a screening schedule that was… Continue Reading →

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

The Little Stranger: A Brooding, Dark Mystery

What can I say about The Little Stranger? I went to an early press screening of the film a few weeks ago. I walked into the theater having never heard of it and having no idea what it was about and… Continue Reading →

Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

Horror Comes to Hypericon

Hypericon is returning to Nashville this weekend for three days of cosplay, fandom and the best of local sci-fi and fantasy on display. There’s going to be a little something for everyone, including horror fans. Among the panels, pageants, discussions… Continue Reading →

Bong of the Living Dead: Art and Beauty in Stoner Horror

The great thing about a movie is that it isn’t just a single art form on display, but a combination of dozens, even hundreds of different schools and disciplines brought to life on screen. From the moment a screenwriter gives… Continue Reading →

Unpacking Mother!

One of my favorite activities in a theater is listening to my fellow audience members as I head toward the nearest exit. As an occasional critic, I’ve found that listening to the audience’s reaction to a film is just as… Continue Reading →

Blood Drive Welcomes Us Back to the Grindhouse

If you guys know anything about me, you know I’m kinda obsessed with anything grindhouse. I’m actually worn out with the idea that all exploitative-type films are just homages to older drive-in films of the ’70s. Grindhouse is now its… Continue Reading →

NECAT Network’s “The Art of Special Effects” at TPAC 2017

As the “Artist in Residence” at NECAT Network, I am proud to have worked with Trish Crist and Katie Veglio at Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television, in partnership with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to bring you “The Art… Continue Reading →

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