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Clarice Couldn’t Survive the Ghost of Hannibal Lecter

Per Matt Lowly rated horror-themed shows airing on network television don’t usually get multiple seasons to fix their format — especially when they’re an expensive adaptation of a best-selling book series and an Oscar-winning film. And it doesn’t help that… Continue Reading →

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 →

Reflecting on Elisabeth Moss as Horror Writer, Shirley Jackson

Per Matt Biopics can be dangerous subjects. On one hand, they can lead the uninformed into believing fictionalized stories of actual people. On the other hand, they can also withhold some major attributes of real-life people, while accentuating others. Sometimes… Continue Reading →

Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

It Chapter Two Should Be the End of the Story

Hollywood, please listen to me and horror fans everywhere: It Chapter Two should be the end of the story. Take the idea of Chapter Three and put it in the same folder as you do for Harvey Weinstein and conservative… Continue Reading →

Ghost Drives the Backstory for AMC’s NOS4A2

Long before today’s self-driving cars were developed by VW and Google, Nos4A2 had a fully autonomous 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith, which drives a killer backstory in the digital short, Ghost.

Paperbacks From Hell is a Killer Read

Per Matt Growing up, long before dial-up modems were a thing and the internet was confined to the military’s ARPANET, the only way to access the information superhighway was by visiting the neighborhood drug store, grocery store and bookstore, where… Continue Reading →

Shorty’s Sentence: Second Season’s Strong

If the first season of Get Shorty on Epix was a slight detour from the original source material, then Season 2 is a straight-up exit from Elmore Leonard’s roadmap (that’s not a bad thing). And as the season finale wraps,… Continue Reading →

Castle Rock Is Not Fit For a King

The first time I saw the three episodes of Castle Rock, now available on Hulu, I somehow missed half of what was happening, so a day later I sat down and tried to watch the whole thing all over again…. Continue Reading →

Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

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