Tag folklore

The Northman is Brutal, But Anya is Brilliant!

Per Matt When you’re depicting an action-drama historical film that focuses on a medieval Scandinavian legend, which itself is the direct inspiration of Prince Hamlet’s character, you’ve got a great start. But when the movie in question is The Northman,… Continue Reading →

Vengeful Spirit Makes a Terrible Roommate in Room 203

Over the years I have found myself needing to share living expenses with another person. Back in 1996, I was lucky enough to actually get a friend of mine as a roommate in college. I have had some good roomies… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse Gets Freaky with Vince Vaughn

Per Matt I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t expecting a lot from Freaky. While I haven’t seen a body-swap movie in a hot minute, I didn’t know whether Vince Vaughn could actually pull it off. As a film with a… Continue Reading →

The Feast Serves Up a Banquet of Horror for IFC Midnight

I have to admit something upfront. I do not believe I have ever watched a Welsh film in my life. Since I have become a film critic, I have watched only a very few foreign-language films. Movies like the Train… Continue Reading →

Where Would You Go If You Were Hunting Atlantis?

Part Expedition Unknown, part Ancient Aliens, part Curse of Oak Island and all unsolved mystery, Hunting Atlantis is just the type of summertime escapism that’s welcome during these times of the Coronavirus, when traveling isn’t exactly a healthy exercise.

Wolfwalkers Animates a Modern-Day Legend

Per Matt Not quite a werewolf story and not exactly one dealing with skinwalkers, directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart have created a successful Celtic-inspired animated tale in Wolfwalkers.

William Shatner vs. Ancient Aliens: History’s Greatest Crossover

Per Matt William Shatner never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like (at least while appearing on reality TV). So, when the pop-culture icon appeared on Ancient Aliens last week to debate the ancient astronaut theory, the two-hour long episode… Continue Reading →

Monsters are Everywhere in the Korean TV Series, Sweet Home

As a haunter, I have always been intrigued with horror. I mean, you kinda have to be, in this business. Scary things are just what we do. Immersion is the name of the game for all haunt owners. You have… Continue Reading →

Candyman Tells ‘Em the Truth in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt Sometimes there’s a little bit of truth hidden in plain sight, when dealing with urban legends. That’s what makes Candyman My Guilty Pleasure.

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