Tag small town life

Grief Rears Its Ugly Head in Fishbowl

We all deal with grief differently. And the funny thing about grief is how we react to it sometimes changes, even when most everything is the same. When my father passed away, I was distraught. My dad was my hero…. Continue Reading →

Saturdays in the South = SEC Football

Per Matt Never worship your heroes. But in the South, it’s a way of life. Tradition. Reverence. Familiarity. Pageantry. And Family. These are only a handful of elements involved with college football, which brings people together each year who might… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Hell or High Water

Per Matt Well deserved or not, the heist genre has received a lot of criticism throughout the years (most recently from Rick and Morty). Implementing the double cross can be tricky business, especially when the screenwriter’s attempts at maintaining reality… Continue Reading →

The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam

Per Matt True-life tales of terror tend to thrill me more than fake ones, as the truth is usually stranger than fiction. This is the reason why, once I randomly located The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam, written by… Continue Reading →

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 →

Stan Against Evil: Gore, Giggles and Learning to Love Horror Comedy Again

Stan Against Evil returned to Starz/IFC this past month for its second season and, as expected, has delivered with a beautifully awkward storyline and cinematic style that rivals and even tops the first season.

Stranger Things: Horror Icons in the Making

Stranger Things has been a breakout success in every way imaginable, as it’s created a unique and engaging story with deep, fully realized characters and a style like nothing we’ve really seen before. Coupled with a healthy dose of ’80s… Continue Reading →

Introducing Dale Albright

I come from north Alabama and south Tennessee, yet have resided in Nashville for more than a decade. Small towns were fun for most, yet for me, it meant video games were a source of dodging five channels on television,… Continue Reading →

Andy Muschietti’s Version of It Doesn’t Clown Around

It’s been 27 years and Pennywise is back to feast. ’80s kids, it’s time to face your fears again. If you are between the ages of 35 to 40, there is no way you missed It as a child and… Continue Reading →

Small-Town Life Gets Prehistoric in Devon Massey’s Marshville

Riverdale meets Land of the Lost in the Cavewoman comics written and illustrated by Devon Massey.

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