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Haunt Season Begins With the Return of TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show

Every year, haunters from around the world flock to St. Louis, Missouri to take part in the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated to Halloween: TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show. The pandemic of 2020 was the first year I recall the show… Continue Reading →

The Best of FearFest is Reserved for Streaming Services

Per Matt All good things must come to an end… even AMC’s FearFest. That idiom seems especially true when discussing the limited entertainment options offered by basic cable during a global pandemic. As the network juggles the proper destination to… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Jigsaw

Per Matt The game is afoot in the most recent entry of the resurrected Saw franchise. Jigsaw details a murder mystery drenched in torture porn, sprinkled atop with some vigilante justice… and surprise, surprise, the Big Bad still lives and… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Blood Fest

Are horror fans really afraid of the dark? More importantly, would they be able to accurately follow the rules of the genre in order to survive homicidal maniacs, vampires, killer clowns and Zombies on the prowl for blood? Fandoms, pop-culture… Continue Reading →

Bruce Campbell Rejuvenates Ripley’s Return: Believe It or Not!

Per Matt Ripley’s Believe It or Not! returns to the small screen in part as a celebration of Robert Ripley’s exploration of the world’s strange and unusual. Actor Bruce Campbell helps bring this contemporary approach to life as both host… Continue Reading →

Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

Horror in My Blood

How old were you when you saw your first scary movie? I was about 5 years old. It was an old movie on one of those late-night scary movie sites. I was scared and suddenly in love with being scared…. Continue Reading →

Dragon Con After Dark

There’s something surreal about walking into an upscale bar to find The Tick and Wonder Woman sharing a drink, while Wolverine sings karaoke. But that’s exactly what happened as I stepped off the elevator into Nikolai’s Rooftop. Overlooking the Atlanta… Continue Reading →

After a Summer of World-Class Fandom Conventions in Nashville, Can Wizard Deliver?

It is fair to say these days that Nashville is a city by which many things can be measured. Like the exploding food scene, hospitality industry, real-estate boom, and so much more going on in Music City, the fandom community… Continue Reading →

Restoring My Faith in Cons: A Hypericon 12 Review

My first convention experience was terrible. It was a Star Trek convention at the old Nashville Convention Center in the early ’90s full of elaborate cosplays, most of which were just good enough that the 8-year-old little Danno ended up… Continue Reading →

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