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Paul Reubens was More Than Just Pee-wee Herman

Per Matt Words cannot express the feelings… For the past three weeks, I’ve been struggling to encapsulate my thoughts. Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-wee Herman, has passed away after a six-year battle with cancer, which he kept very private…. Continue Reading →

The Last Voyage of the Demeter is Another Universal Failure

Universal holds a special place in my heart. Being a devoted fan of horror movies, some of my earliest memories in this genre are intertwined with the Universal Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman and The Mummy. These legendary characters held immense… Continue Reading →

Anne Rice’s Interview Drips with Bloody Atmosphere

Per Matt When is a gothic horror story not an actual gothic horror story? When AMC adapts a well-known book series and tries to bring a whole new generation of fans to a popular franchise. Anne Rice’s Interview with the… Continue Reading →

Tales Brings Hit-Or-Miss Characters to The Walking Dead

As the Walking Dead Universe expands into its fourth television series (and counting), Robert Kirkman’s original story grows by leaps and bounds. Each one is a little different and there’s several more on the horizon. The most recent one, Tales… Continue Reading →

Lightning Strikes Twice for Taika in Thor: Love and Thunder

Per Matt Originally dark and dreary, the Thor franchise was not exactly well received in Marvel’s Phase One by critics and fans alike (although I’m probably one of the few who didn’t mind the plot devices). When Taika Waititi was… Continue Reading →

Eternal Power Corrupts What We Do in the Shadows

Per Matt Living in New York feels like eternal damnation to the extreme, but when you’re bloodsuckers who happen to fail upwards — who never age, while you’re at it — it doesn’t seem so bad… 

Jackie Daytona, Great Guests Propel Shadows to the 2020 Emmys

Per Matt Recognition is something everybody covets, whether it’s from our peers or our employers. We all want to be told that we’re doing a good job and that others have noticed. This may be more true for those in… Continue Reading →

Vampires Receive a Temporary Stay of Execution in Shadows’ Finale

Per Matt There’s certain rules that need to be followed when creating a horror-comedy series about a trio of vampires who live in Staten Island, New York. They can’t survive being caught in sunlight, or they’ll die. They can transform… Continue Reading →

Mark Hamill Visits the Dark Side of Shadows

Per Matt Luke Skywalker joins a new franchise? You want the impossible.

Taika Takes a Turn Visiting the Star Wars Universe

Per Matt Now, more than ever, it has come to my attention that this is truly Taika Waititi’s world and we’re just living in it. How else would you explain his meteoric rise in Hollywood, without making any true enemies?

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