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Jordan Peele’s a Fan of the Paranormal? Well… Nope!

Per Matt As soon as the end credits faded away at a recent Nope screening, I tried pondering what the award-winning filmmaker was aiming for with his latest release. I was reminded of race relations as a horror film in… Continue Reading →

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

Looks Can Be Deceiving for Last Night in Soho

Per Matt What happens when you combine a time-travel tale with a noir ghost story, all wrapped as a love letter to the Swinging Sixties? You get Last Night in Soho, which never truly finds solid footing from any of… Continue Reading →

Amazon Prime Welcomes Fandor, “The Netflix for Indie Film”

There are tons of streaming services out there. I have personally used more than 50 different streamers since 2020. You have your standard “big dogs,” like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Then there are the network-specific channels like HBO Max,… Continue Reading →

George Romero’s Final Film is Back for More Dead!

Per Matt Not a whole lot can shock me early in the morning, while I’m still trying to wake up. But today, while sipping on some strong coffee, I was somewhat surprised to learn that George Romero’s final film will… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

David Fincher Explores Old Hollywood in Mank

Per Matt Throughout the years, a majority of film critics have voted Citizen Kane as the greatest movie of all time. Now, I truly believe it is a great one, but it stands as the second best for me (nothing… 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 →

Steven Yeun Finds Hard-Earned Success After Walking Dead

Per Matt Can you believe that it’s been almost four years already since Glenn Rhee was written out of The Walking Dead? It happened during a major event on the hit TV show. Not only was Negan introduced in a… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… Continue Reading →

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