Tag emotional trauma

Clarice Brings Psychological Horror to a Procedural Setting

Per Matt Brought to the small screen as a sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice fills the procedural void that C.S.I. popularized for 15 seasons (including its many spin-offs) on CBS. But this show isn’t a one-trick… Continue Reading →

Is Promising Young Woman As Good As The Critics Say?

The buzz surrounding the 2021 Academy Awards has begun. While the pandemic wrecked havoc on the film industry in 2020, there were still many movies released. With a limited playing field, the thought is that this year could open the… 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 →

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 →

Blumhouse Productions Explores Paranoia in The Lie

Per Matt Paranoia, with a side of underlying dread, is a dish best served cold. As in a cold sweat. Like, if you’re attempting to escape a serial killer and you know your enemy is watching, but you can’t see… Continue Reading →

Primal’s Visual Storytelling Racks Up Three Emmy Awards

Dialogue is overrated, right? When it comes to some filmmakers, they can’t have enough witty conversations, despite the depictions of their paper-thin characters. But when it comes to Genndy Tartakovsky’s skills, he can craft more emotion with practically no dialogue,… Continue Reading →

NOS4A2 Cancels Christmas(land)

Per Matt A storm is a brewin’ in Season 2 of NOS4A2 and hell hath no fury like vampire back from the dead.

I’m Hooked on Evil and Can’t Wait for Season 2!

Per Matt The origins of real-life evil can be difficult to track, but defining CBS’ television series of the same name may be just as difficult.

Ben Affleck’s Neither Daredevil nor Batman, He’s The Accountant!

Per Matt Making fun of Ben Affleck is a little too easy these days. Everyone has taken a swipe at that low-hanging fruit. But through it all, the actor has made some bold choices with his acting roles and he’s… 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 →

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