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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 →

My Guilty Pleasure: Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

Holiday horror, Zombie comedy or guilty pleasure, Attack of the Lederhosen (or Alpine Zombies, which was used during production) is an undead Austrian movie featuring snowboarders fighting off hordes of the undead on a mountaintop resort. It’s definitely a “Night… Continue Reading →

Zombieland Keeps Getting Better as Double Tap Prepares for Release

How will the upcoming Zombieland sequel fare with fans who loved the original horror-comedy? If you could ask the filmmakers, they’d most likely reply, “It Keeps Getting Better!”

The Dead Don’t Die is a Shambling Zom-Com That Challenges Expectations

The term “zom-com” is something rather new to me. I have heard of “rom-coms,” or “romantic comedies,” but “Zombie comedies” is not something I tend to put together in my head. But when I stop and think about it, there… Continue Reading →

Guillermo’s Family Tree Casts Dark Shadows

The bell tolls for the unnatural order of What We Do in the Shadows. At the conclusion of the show’s season finale, the audience has learned a lot about this group of immortals… but the most interesting character of them… Continue Reading →

Discovery Season 2 Cruising At Warp Speed

In an exciting season premiere which could be described as nothing less than a passionate love letter to Star Trek, the second season of Discovery launched, and its course and trajectory are proving true now that the second episode has… Continue Reading →

Bandersnatch: Is It Worth a Dive Down the Netflix Rabbit Hole?

Bandersnatch, the new interactive Black Mirror special on Netflix, is a clever and trippy take of a choose your own adventure movie.

Sorry, Haters. Into the Spider-verse Doesn’t Suck. At All.

Drive around the block and find something else to crap on, neck-beard cynics and unappeasable uber-nerds. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse isn’t your newest victim. I mean, I’m sure it will be, anyway, but the civilized world knows it’s… amazing.

Westworld Introduces Samurai in Season 2

I can’t wait to see Shogun World on the HBO show, Westworld.

Creating Actual Horror With Annabelle: Creation

I don’t often have anything complimentary to say about big-studio horror movies. Most end up being watered down, PG-13 knock-offs of popular themes in the genre with a certain degree of fan service and pseudo-self awareness meant to be clever,… Continue Reading →

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