Tag small town life

Alan Tudyk is the Resident Alien

Someone who seamlessly blends into his character, basically becoming unrecognizable in his work. That description is apt for both actor Alan Tudyk, as well as Harry Vanderspeigle, the shapeshifting alien who has crash-landed in Patience, Colorado, masquerading as a small-town… Continue Reading →

Giant from the Unknown Roars Back to Life!

Per Matt A new generation gets the opportunity to experience the golden era of science fiction in crisp, high-definition video, as The Film Detective releases limited-edition Blu-ray and DVD versions of Giant from the Unknown.

Letters to Satan Claus is Nicely Naughty

Per Matt ‘Tis the season for some holiday horror. And since Christmas 2020 has disappeared into the past only a handful of hours ago, it’s not too late to send your Letters to Satan Claus. My Guilty Pleasure celebrates the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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