Tag horror themes

Afterlife Renews My Confidence in the Ghostbusters Franchise

Per Matt If you’re a fan of the 1984 Ghostbusters film like I am, you made an emotional connection with Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore and Egon Spengler. As a Child of the ’80s, these were some of my… Continue Reading →

Hulu’s Fresh Brings New Meaning to “Dinner Date”

Take it from me: Trying to find someone special is extremely hard after 40. Ever since my divorce, I have done almost everything I have been told I should be doing to get my dating life back on track. I… Continue Reading →

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 →

Mind-Manifesting a Movie: The Empty Man

When you’re dealing with supernatural horror as a filmmaker, you’ve got to walk the fine line between real life and suspending believability. And if that means toning down your story which flips and flops between concepts of The Matrix and… 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 →

You Won’t Be Alone When You’re a Witch

Per Matt There is weird. There’s horror. Then there’s art-house horror. And finally, there’s You Won’t Be Alone. Distributed by Focus Features and currently enjoying a limited release in movie theaters, this movie definitely qualifies for each of previously listed… Continue Reading →

Black Friday Reminds Me Why I Shouldn’t Get Excited About Movies

Bruce Campbell. That name alone inspires thoughts of the chainsaw-wielding, boom-stick carrying Ash Williams. Ever since the iconic Evil Dead series — including Army of Darkness —¬†fans have held a place in their gore-loving hearts for this man. Ash may… Continue Reading →

Lamb is Possibly the Best Bizarre Film, Ever

I have watched a ton of movies that many consider to be on the weird side of the aisle. Troma Entertainment would probably be the most famous production company for these kinds of films. But with those movies, you know… Continue Reading →

Don’t Breathe 2 Gives Me Mixed Emotions

When Don’t Breathe came out in 2016, I admit I really enjoyed it. It was a little weird rooting for people who had committed a crime and broke into a man’s house. But once we learned more about the heinous… Continue Reading →

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