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No One is Safe From the Demonic Clutches When Evil Lurks…

Have you ever found yourself so deeply engrossed in a movie, to the point where you’re compelled to offer guidance to the characters? And I’m not talking about casual advice — I mean the kind of counsel you reserve for… Continue Reading →

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines Should Have Stayed Buried

Pet Sematary, the iconic Stephen King novel that inspired both a 1989 film adaptation and a 2019 remake, explores the depths of human grief and the consequences of meddling with the boundary between life and death. While King’s novel remains… Continue Reading →

The Last Matinee Drips of My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt What’s Halloween without a little subtitled terror? The Last Matinee is My Guilty Pleasure!

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a Mild Thrill Ride

I only have a passing familiarity with the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. When the game was initially released in August 2014, my then-wife was in the final stages of her pregnancy with our daughter, and the same week I… Continue Reading →

Murder is So 1987 in Amazon Prime’s Totally Killer

It’s no surprise that I have a deep affection for horror movies. Whether there’s an axe-wielding maniac, a chainsaw-swinging mutant or anything filled with blood and gore, it’s safe to say I’m a delighted viewer (and not the Camp Crystal… Continue Reading →

Shudder’s V/H/S/85 Makes My Halloween Playlist

I have a complex relationship with the found-footage horror genre. The first one I ever watched was The Blair Witch, and it left a profound, but fleeting impact on me. I genuinely believed I was witnessing the harrowing ordeal of… Continue Reading →

Tin & Tina is a Psychological Parental Nightmare

In this digital era, locating a movie tailored to your immediate preference has become exceptionally straightforward. For instance, if you’re making a romantic dinner and planning to watch a film with the object of your affection, a quick visit to… Continue Reading →

The Complete Story of Film is Innovative, Emotional and Opinionated

Per Matt William Goldman once said, “Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work.” Amen to that. The Oscar-winning screenwriter/quote machine knew the Hollywood risk-to-reward ratio was a fickle thing, one… Continue Reading →

The Nun II is a Jump Scare-Filled Disappointment

Experiencing true fear from a horror film is a rare feat for me. I distinctly remember the first time it happened, back in the early ’90s on Halloween night. I hosted a party with friends, and after grilling, gaming and… Continue Reading →

Film Masters Debuts a Double Bill of Cult Classics

Per Matt Less is more. That simple cultural proverb has been attributed to a variety of people throughout history, but it was absolutely taken to heart by filmmaker Ray Kellogg. Primarily known for his groundbreaking special-effects work in blockbusters during… Continue Reading →

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