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5-25-77 Leaves an Emotional Footprint in Geek Culture

Per Matt As a Child of the ’80s, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was an emotional attachment during a time of my life when my eyes (and mind) opened to a whole new world of storytelling that… Continue Reading →

What’s Under the Bridge of the Doomed?

Throughout most of the 2010s, a Zombie Apocalypse was the most overused plot device in all media. You couldn’t get away from the undead (kinda fitting, when you think about it). On TV we had shows like The Walking Dead,… Continue Reading →

Do Film Critics Still Matter? For the Love of Movies…

Per Matt Since the 95th Academy Awards takes place tonight, I thought it was the appropriate time to finally watch a documentary that has been impatiently awaiting my attention, sitting deep within my DVR. Released almost 14 years ago, Boston… Continue Reading →

Occupation: Rainfall is a Shining Gem in a Sea of Drab Netflix Offerings

Now that awards season is in its final lap, I am starting to go back to one of my guilty pleasures: watching independent, mindless action films. When I say mindless, I am not saying the cast and crew behind the… Continue Reading →

Look Out! Vincent Price Brings a Macabre Mystery to The Bat!

Per Matt Vincent Price. Those two simple words conjure up some of the spookiest, most horrific memories of watching memorable movies throughout my life. I have a deep love for the macabre and this actor absolutely symbolized everything that I… Continue Reading →

Hidden Horror Gem: Shark Bait

It’s much too late to discuss Shark Week. Already missed out on Sharkfest, too. And even though it’s a little early for Halloween, there’s definitely enough time to go back into the water one more time before the temperature drops…. 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 →

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 →

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 →

Snowed in With Svengoolie

A snow day, here or there, does a body good. More importantly, it’s a good thing, to take a few deep breaths and relax mentally and physically, for a little bit. But too much of a good thing is very,… Continue Reading →

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