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Star Wars Anoints a New Era with The Acolyte

Family bonds run tight throughout the Star Wars Universe, beginning with the Skywalkers within the Original Trilogy, later stretching into the prequel trilogy and the Solos and the Palpatines wrapping up the Sequel Trilogy. Those ties continue, possibly even stronger,… Continue Reading →

Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever is the Sequel No One Asked For

A bad movie simply doesn’t deserve a sequel. When a film fails to captivate its audience with a compelling story, engaging characters or even basic entertainment value, the idea of continuing its narrative feels more like a punishment than a… Continue Reading →

Chapter 1 Reintroduces The Strangers’ Horrors

Navigating prequels can be a tricky business venture. On one hand, you’re dealing with already-established characters, while placing them in new situations. Their audience awareness was high enough that a production company decided to invest more money into telling their… Continue Reading →

Dan Aykroyd’s Paranormal Pop-Culture Renaissance

Per Matt If there’s something strange, and it don’t look good… who ya gonna call? Well, it’s usually Dan Aykroyd who answers the bell. You may recognize the Not Ready for Prime Time Player from old-school Saturday Night Live seasons…. Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Lacks Flavor

The art of cinematic storytelling is not much different from food prep. Movie production is akin to a slow-cooking process, much like cooking a meal with a traditional oven or crockpot. It involves planning, preparation and collaboration among various individuals,… Continue Reading →

Project Dorothy Fuels the Flames of AI Fears

Horror movies have long been masters at exploiting our deepest fears, but now, a new breed of terror emerges from the intersection of technology and the unknown. As artificial intelligence permeates every aspect of our lives, it inevitably seeps into… Continue Reading →

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines Should Have Stayed Buried

Pet Sematary, the iconic Stephen King novel that inspired both a 1989 film adaptation and a 2019 remake, explores the depths of human grief and the consequences of meddling with the boundary between life and death. While King’s novel remains… Continue Reading →

Shudder’s V/H/S/85 Makes My Halloween Playlist

I have a complex relationship with the found-footage horror genre. The first one I ever watched was The Blair Witch, and it left a profound, but fleeting impact on me. I genuinely believed I was witnessing the harrowing ordeal of… Continue Reading →

The Nun II is a Jump Scare-Filled Disappointment

Experiencing true fear from a horror film is a rare feat for me. I distinctly remember the first time it happened, back in the early ’90s on Halloween night. I hosted a party with friends, and after grilling, gaming and… Continue Reading →

Gun Media’s Texas Chain Saw Massacre Is a Contender for Best Asymmetrical Horror Game

Behavior Interactive is a renowned development studio that has carved its name in the gaming industry with the asymmetrical horror game, Dead by Daylight. Released in 2016, the game quickly gained widespread recognition for its gameplay, pitting a group of… Continue Reading →

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