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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 →

Defective Clones Embrace Family Ties in The Bad Batch

Per Matt In the aftermath of Star Wars‘ latest series premiere, the galaxy has a new group of heroes… they’ve definitely got unorthodox ways, but their fight against the Galactic Empire is true. These clones share a bonding experience in… Continue Reading →

Mortal Kombat Proves It Is Still a Viable Film Franchise

I think I grew up in the best of times, when it came to being a gaming geek. One of the first gifts I remember receiving for Christmas was the Atari 2600. Soon after that came the Nintendo. It seemed… 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 →

Big Monsters Make Big Bucks: Godzilla vs. Kong Smashes The COVID Box Office Ceiling

The COVID pandemic has destroyed the massive profits that Hollywood has raked in over the past decade. Looking back at 2019, the domestic box office for just the Top 100 films of the year panned out to just under $10… 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 clich├ęs, 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 →

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Brings Backstories to Superhero Sidekicks

Per Matt You may recognize these titular superheroes, but you may have never realized how much you actually related to them. So far, throughout their big-screen outings within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon, played by Anthony… Continue Reading →

Nicolas Cage Annihilates Animatronics in Willy’s Wonderland

Imagine you have been hired to work inside a themed restaurant. All you’ve got to do is be the the overnight janitor. Sounds easy, right? No one to bother you. All you have to do is clean up the place,… Continue Reading →

Getting Lost in the Woods With Shudder’s Hunted

Survival horror films are a “hit or miss” subgenre. In some cases, you get amazing films like Universal’s The Hunt. In others, you get what is widely known as one of the worst horror films ever, in 20th Century Fox’s… Continue Reading →

Clooney’s Midnight Sky Shines Hope Despite Doom and Gloom

Per Matt In the near future, an unspecified global disaster will destroy planet Earth, forcing its few survivors underground. Civilization’s last outpost happens to be in the most remote location, where a terminal patient tries to prevent the end of… Continue Reading →

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