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The Last of Us Brings the Post-Apocalyptic Game to Life

I’ll be the first to admit that The Last of Us was not a game I picked up on my PlayStation. It’s got nothing to do with the plot or themes. Lord knows I love myself a good post-apocalyptic adventure,… Continue Reading →

The Whale Sinks in Sorrow

Per Matt Brendan Fraser is a good actor. He is very capable of carrying a feature film squarely on his back, but it’s been a minute since he’s starred in a blockbuster. And if you believe in the clickbait articles,… Continue Reading →

Eli Roth’s Urban Legend Harvests Familiar Terrors

The Travel Channel Takeover is nearly complete. Eli Roth has upped the quality of horror on the network during Ghostober and beyond with not only one program, not two series, but three TV shows for the spooky season… and then… Continue Reading →

If Halloween Ends, What’s Next for the Franchise?

Per Matt I make no bones that John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of my all-time favorite horror movies. While much has been made of its shoestring budget, I truly enjoyed the storyline, which was groundbreaking in 1978 and still holds… Continue Reading →

Building a Monster, Kratt Falls Flat

I have always loved mythology stories. As a kid, I remember spending many a Saturday morning at the local library, scouring the shelves for books on the subject. I mainly stuck with Greek tales, as the stories of Zeus, Thor… Continue Reading →

Next of Kin: What Happened to the Paranormal Activity Franchise?

Per Matt Paranormal Activity was lightning in a bottle for Blumhouse Productions back in 2007. The micro-budgeted film spawned a franchise, building a house of horrors for Producer Jason Blum. Now that the spooky season is upon us, I chose… Continue Reading →

Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

The Wheel Of Time is an Enjoyable, Yet Bumpy Ride

I am not a huge fan of fantasy-centric stories. I have watched mainstream stuff like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but anything deeper than that is just lost on me. I guess it comes from not being… Continue Reading →

The Feast Serves Up a Banquet of Horror for IFC Midnight

I have to admit something upfront. I do not believe I have ever watched a Welsh film in my life. Since I have become a film critic, I have watched only a very few foreign-language films. Movies like the Train… Continue Reading →

Something About The Swarm Bugs Me…

Per Matt What happens when edible locusts go bad? Something’s abuzz with these bugs once they taste blood in The Swarm!

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