Tag fairy tales

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 →

Raya and the Last Dragon is a Call for Unity in Trying Times

Comics and cartoons have always been used as reflections of the real world. Marvel Comics’ hero, Captain America, took on Nazis during the Golden Age. The plight of the X-Men is a parody of the struggles against oppression and discrimination…. Continue Reading →

Godmothered Proves Fairy Tales Can Come True

My little girl is in love with the idea of fairy godmothers. After watching movies like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, she is totally convinced that we have good godmothers around us, dedicated to trying to make our lives easy, fun… Continue Reading →

The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam

Per Matt True-life tales of terror tend to thrill me more than fake ones, as the truth is usually stranger than fiction. This is the reason why, once I randomly located The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam, written by… Continue Reading →

Mortal Engines: Whimsy, Star Wars and Beauty?

I’m excited about Mortal Engines. Sometimes a movie affects you in ways you never thought. I was intrigued by the title. After all, what the heck is a mortal engine? Once the movie started, I began to see the clever… Continue Reading →

The Shape of Controversy: Guillermo del Toro and Claims of Plagiarism

The Shape of Water has been a huge hit in so many regards. A beautifully articulated and portrayed story of bizarre, forbidden romance wrapped in the trappings of a creature feature, it’s no surprise that the film has received so… Continue Reading →

Netflix’s Bright Combines Bad Boys and The Lord of the Rings

Bright is a new cop drama film from Netflix. But unlike any of the other cop dramas that saturate the streaming media service, this one brings in the “what if” mentality. What if the world as we know it was… Continue Reading →

Diving Into The Shape of Water

What you will think about the new Guillermo del Toro movie will depend on what kind of film you wanted to see. It has been labeled as a fairy tale with whispers that it is somehow tied to the Hellboy series…. Continue Reading →

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

Disney’s The Little Mermaid at TPAC

I’m gonna lose so much street cred in the horror circles I run in for this article, but I don’t care. I took Maggie (the future Misses Danno) to live out a childhood dream last night at TPAC. Disney’s The… Continue Reading →

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