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Experiencing The Other Side of Madness

Per Matt Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Even the smaller ones can be incredibly ruthless. Such is the case with Charles Manson. As a charismatic master manipulator, he played to people’s weaknesses, eventually leading a pseudo-religious cult. Preaching… Continue Reading →

EPiX Brings the American Myth of Helter Skelter to Life

Per Matt Not every monster covered in Zombies In My Blog is fictional, but just about every one of them is spooky. And the scariest one of them all can be found in real life. The creepiest thing that I… Continue Reading →

Treadstone Reawakens Cold War Fears

Members of the CIA are running an unsanctioned global operation — some would call it a criminal syndicate — and “America wants to win.” If that doesn’t sum up 10 episodes of Treadstone, which basically tells the origin story of… Continue Reading →

Treadstone is a Rush

As a fan of author Robert Ludlum, I was very excited to learn about a spin-off TV series that takes place within his Bourne Universe. Having read the first of his Bourne book series and enjoyed the first three feature-film… Continue Reading →

Preacher Does Some Soul Searching in Season 2

Jesse Custer’s journey, as a character on Preacher, has been an emotionally rocky road so far, but Season 2 of the AMC TV series has led him to New Orleans, where he seeks an audience with God, who has strangely… Continue Reading →

Have We Actually Seen the Last of Samurai Jack?

Samurai Jack returned for a final season, 13 years in the making, after its initial run on Cartoon Network, airing on the Adult Swim programming block of the network earlier this year. The 10-episode revival felt like a stroke of… Continue Reading →

Waryard Pines is the Creepy Summer Series You Should Be Watching

In a world that highlights both a simple small-town, as well as a dystopian future awaiting the last shreds of humanity, Wayward Pines is a science-fiction thriller that slowly unspools a horrific mystery. It’s definitely the TV series you should… Continue Reading →

Captain America: Civil War From a #TeamCap Perspective

Per Matt As if employing a Choose Your Own Adventure marketing campaign, Captain America: Civil War promotes itself as a movie where superheroes are fighting superheroes and you, the viewer, must choose a side. It’s catchy and effective, but ultimately, it boils… Continue Reading →

Batman: Bad Blood Lacks a Good Premise

Batman has had quite a catalog in animation. Batman: The Animated Series gained high acclaim back in the ’90s. It accumulated eighty-five episodes, solidified Kevin Conroy’s career, while rejuvenating Mark Hamill’s and IGN named it the second greatest cartoon series… Continue Reading →

Agent Carter Goes Hollywood

America’s top SSR agent with the red hat is back for Season 2, but this time, she’s the next big thing in Hollywood.

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