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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 →

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 →

Neil Gaiman Dreams Dangerously

Per Matt I have had a love affair with books for a long time, now. I remember checking out unusual novels in elementary school, but I guess it really amplified when I was a teenager. Certain topics and certain authors… 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 →

Good Omens Makes the Apocalypse Fun

Good Omens, the televised comedy from the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, nails the Apocalypse without it feeling like Armageddon.

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 →

Reality is More Terrifying than Fiction in the Netflix Original, The Push

Truth is stranger than fiction and, often times, a whole lot more terrifying. Ask yourself one very simple question: Can you be convinced to kill a man?

A Christmas Story Live! Offers a Different Take of the Holiday Classic

A Christmas Story Live! is a major award for fans of the holiday classic who enjoy musicals.

Game On! Thrones is Back and Better Than Ever!

Shall we begin? A Song of Fire and Ice is heating up and winter has definitely come for the House of Frey. Episode 701, the 61st, of HBO’s Game of Thrones debuted Sunday, July 16. Entitled “Dragonstone” the episode is… Continue Reading →

The Miss P Trilogy Checks Out With Library of Souls

It is true we live in a strange world, but the imagination of author Ransom Riggs is particularly peculiar. In Book Three of his first series of novels (nicknamed Miss P by his fans), he has created an astounding one where children with… Continue Reading →

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