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entertainment industry

Get Shorty Burns Down Its Past Before Rebuilding Season 3

Per Matt Hollywood loves a comeback story — especially if it’s full of revenge! Season 3 of Get Shorty seems to follow that storyline arc, satirizing show business and definitely bringing darkness to this black comedy. Just don’t expect an… Continue Reading →

Sex, Drugs and Rivalries: Game Changers Fights the Video Game Wars

Per Matt Long before virtual reality, mobile games, MMORGs and LAN parties, you could find groundbreaking arcade game cabinets at your local gas station, bowling alley, roller skating rink and even department store, hoping to cash in on the fad…. Continue Reading →

Horror Comics are a Family Affair for Andrew Mangum

What if you were married to someone who also worked in the comic book industry? For horror comic illustrator Andrew Mangum, that’s not a “what if” question, the man is living the dream.

February is for Frights: Celebrating Women in Horror Month

February is Women in Horror Month, a time of year where we recognize and celebrate the ever-growing contributions of women in the horror entertainment industry and in horror culture. Like any industry, horror has largely been a boys club for… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and the Culture of the Female Superhero

When you think of the typical comic book reader, you probably imagine young white males. Many of comic books’ greatest creative minds have demographically been white men, as well. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller and Alan Moore are all… Continue Reading →

TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show: 2017 In Review

Greetings, fellow creepy guests. This week in #HauntLife, I am going to review the 2017 TransWorld’s Halloween and Attractions Show that took place March 24 to 26 in St. Louis, MO. This annual trade show covers more than 500,000 square… Continue Reading →

HAuNTcon 2017: A Preview of the Nashville Haunt Tour

This edition of #HauntLife is dedicated to the upcoming HAuNTcon 2017. Taking place in my stomping grounds of Nashville, TN on January 26-30, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention is one of the largest conventions in the country devoted to… Continue Reading →

Remaking a Remake with The Magnificent Seven

Per Matt Reimagining classic movies is nothing new in this day and age, but when, exactly, did remakes of remakes actually begin? Surely, back in 1954, Akira Kurosawa had no idea his film, Seven Samurai, would make a lasting pop-cultural influence… Continue Reading →

The American Remake of Foreign Films

Hollywood is fixated with pre-sold movies. For the unfamiliar, a pre-sold movie is any movie that is a sequel, prequel, adaptation or remake. The idea is that familiar productions cause increased interest and generate greater ticket sales. Tinseltown makes big… Continue Reading →

Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show Blew My Mind… Again!

From March 17th – 20th, the beautiful city of St Louis, MO, was the home for one of the most-anticipated annual events for most haunters. I call it many things: My vacation, my haunters holiday and my Christmas in March. But… Continue Reading →

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