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Blumhouse Productions Must Release Another Compendium of Horror!

Per Matt As All Hallows’ Eve grows ever closer and the spooky season simply seems way too short, Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror comes to a head. But why must this be the conclusion for such a great limited series? Now,… Continue Reading →

Anne Rice’s Interview Drips with Bloody Atmosphere

Per Matt When is a gothic horror story not an actual gothic horror story? When AMC adapts a well-known book series and tries to bring a whole new generation of fans to a popular franchise. Anne Rice’s Interview with the… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror Gets Historically Spooky!

Per Matt Eli Roth isn’t the only filmmaker allowed to explore the history of big-screen horrors. Just in time for the spooky season, EPIX has released a five-part documentary series exploring Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror.

Hulu’s Hellraiser is a Faithful Remix

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser is one of the all-time best horror films. Released during the golden era of scream cinema, Hellraiser told the cautionary tale of being careful with the desires you seek. Unlike other scary movies of the time, Hellraiser… Continue Reading →

Next of Kin: What Happened to the Paranormal Activity Franchise?

Per Matt Paranormal Activity was lightning in a bottle for Blumhouse Productions back in 2007. The micro-budgeted film spawned a franchise, building a house of horrors for Producer Jason Blum. Now that the spooky season is upon us, I chose… Continue Reading →

Smile Gives Me an Evil Grin for the Spooky Season

Per Matt The unexplained should not always be scary; but quite often, it is. Irrational fears can grow after experiencing something new, unexpected and unknown. But when all of these elements fit together nicely in a film, you’ve got yourself… Continue Reading →

Hocus Pocus 2 Has All the Charm of the First Film, But Will That Work in 2022?

October is upon us, for 2022. We can expect many horror films, family friendly spooks and pumpkin-spiced everything to envelope all the senses. I particularly love this season, ’cause of the opening of the annual haunted attractions and hayrides. But,… Continue Reading →

Andor Does Little to Revive the Star Wars Franchise

As a Child of the ’80s, Star Wars was something I thought would be the basis that all “good movies” would be based on, for the rest of my life. Now, in the 2020s, I find myself wondering why in… Continue Reading →

Clerks III Inconveniently Saves the Best for Last

Per Matt Snoochie Boochies! The View Askewniverse is back, and this time, they wanna make a movie… In order to fully review Kevin Smith’s latest, Clerks III, I’ve got to explain my backstory with his films.

Tales Brings Hit-Or-Miss Characters to The Walking Dead

As the Walking Dead Universe expands into its fourth television series (and counting), Robert Kirkman’s original story grows by leaps and bounds. Each one is a little different and there’s several more on the horizon. The most recent one, Tales… Continue Reading →

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