Tag gothic mystery

Paranormal Activity Haunts Blumhouse’s Manor

Per Matt Death is but a stage in the circle of life. It’s only natural to be fearful about passing on during some point in your life. Making the most of your time alive should be more important than worrying… Continue Reading →

Black as Night Welcomes Vampires to the Blumhouse

Per Matt Vampires can be complicated creatures. They could simply be bloodsuckers fighting for survival, they could be moody teenagers or they can work on multiple social levels. Welcome to the Blumhouse brings these latter story elements into the horror… Continue Reading →

The Fear Street Trilogy Wraps With a Visit to 1666

Per Matt Horrors transcend time and place. This theory must have been taken to heart by Writer-Director Leigh Janiak, who weaved it into, around and out of a storyline that spans more than 300 years in the Netflix Fear Street… 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 →

Antebellum Dreams Up a Nightmare Scenario

Per Matt Whenever we may lay down and fall asleep, dreams can present pleasant escapes from reality. Places where our personal and professional goals are attainable, giving guidance to the real world. It’s also a place where our psychological fears… Continue Reading →

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 →

The Little Stranger: A Brooding, Dark Mystery

What can I say about The Little Stranger? I went to an early press screening of the film a few weeks ago. I walked into the theater having never heard of it and having no idea what it was about and… Continue Reading →

Riverdale Makes a Big Splash for CW

The names Archie and Jughead typically symbolize a small-town Americana that is eternally set in the 1950s, but in CW’s sleeper hit, Riverdale, Archie and the gang are reimagined as a present-day masterpiece. As much as I didn’t want to love… Continue Reading →

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