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Jaws

Diving Deep for a Horror Storyline

Leviathan. The Kraken. Moby Dick. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Jaws. Shark Week. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Sharknado. The Shallows. 47 Meters Down. The Meg. And Aquaman will release later this year. Throughout the years, good stories that… Continue Reading →

The Meg is No Jaws

Where do I begin? Movies about large, killer animals are never good. In general, they are painfully derivative and borderline ridiculous. The one stand-out in this genre of films is the original Jaws. Trust me here, The Meg is no Jaws.

Shark Week Kills With Horror Fans

Blood. Violence. And a shot of adrenaline, coursing through your veins. Horror fans will easily recognize these elements stemming from a killer movie, but the very same qualities make Shark Week so successful.

The Meg: Jaws vs. The Transporter

Jason Statham (The Transporter) seems to be joining a cast almost as diverse as The Fast and The Furious to go up against a megalodon shark. He’s part of an aquatic research crew — which includes Cliff Curtis (Sunshine, Whale… Continue Reading →

Dunkirk Might Be Nolan’s Magnum Opus

When I sat down in my theater seat to see Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, I can’t say I was expecting to review a bad film. Nolan is one of those few directors out there who is critiqued on a different level than… Continue Reading →

47 Meters Down Dives Into Rough Waters

In the trailers for 47 Meters Down, some critics are saying it’s the best shark movie since Jaws, the seminal movie that defined underwater horror, premiering in 1975. That’s more than 40 years of movies. So, apparently there hasn’t been… Continue Reading →

The Power of Music and Movies

For as long as movies have existed, there has been music to accompany it. Only the earliest films ever made didn’t have in-house piano and organ music, before silent pictures moved to sound. The first full-length film to include synchronized… Continue Reading →

Stan Against Evil Delivers Off-Beat Humor in a Horror Setting

My first thought, when I discovered Stan Against Evil, was the title reminded me of the horror spoof Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. Honestly, they could both be found in the same universe, with their flippant comedic styles. Another curious… Continue Reading →

Nightmare Factory

You may recognize Greg Nicotero as one of the creative minds behind AMC’s The Walking Dead, but you may not know that his special-effects studio, the KNB EFX Group, has been the go-to company of many top-notch directors for more… Continue Reading →

Attending Attractions: Death Yard Haunted Attraction

Per Matt Evil entities are afoot at the Death Yard Haunted Attraction!

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