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Evil Does Not Exist… Or Does It?

Japan understands Mother Nature. If you’ve ever watched an anime by Hayao Miyazaki, you’d easily recognize that being one with your environment is something very important within Japanese culture. Taking ownership in not ruining your environment is a topic that… Continue Reading →

Why Does Maggie Q Fear the Night?

Per Matt I’m always searching for the latest and greatest movies that present familiar themes in new and unique ways. And should I receive a free preview weekend of The Movie Channel, there’s a very good chance I’m spending way… Continue Reading →

Easter Bloody Easter Carves Its Own Path in Holiday Horror

The horror genre’s fascination with holidays extends beyond mere scares; it’s a reflection of cultural significance, symbolism and the inherent themes ripe for exploration within each celebration. Halloween, with its association with the supernatural and fear, stands as the undisputed… Continue Reading →

What Happens When The Devil’s Partner Meets the Creature from the Haunted Sea?

Per Matt Comparing a demonic, small-town shapeshifter to a team of seafaring monsters of different varieties on a deadly treasure hunt probably doesn’t sound like two similar movies, but all of the aforementioned characters are definitely bloodthirsty. Murder knows no… Continue Reading →

Wes Anderson Gets Far Out There with Asteroid City

Per Matt Just when you thought a Wes Anderson film couldn’t get filled with any more Wes Anderson-isms, the filmmaker finally releases Asteroid City! And fans of the auteur are ecstatic, if they can only interpret his work correctly.

The Boy and the Heron Flies High for Studio Ghibli

Per Matt Despite its worldwide success throughout the years, Studio Ghibli still feels like it’s got an unknown presence stateside. But not to anime fans! Merely mention Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle or Princess Mononoke and you’re likely to get… 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 →

The Last Matinee Drips of My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt What’s Halloween without a little subtitled terror? The Last Matinee is My Guilty Pleasure!

Film Masters Debuts a Double Bill of Cult Classics

Per Matt Less is more. That simple cultural proverb has been attributed to a variety of people throughout history, but it was absolutely taken to heart by filmmaker Ray Kellogg. Primarily known for his groundbreaking special-effects work in blockbusters during… Continue Reading →

5-25-77 Leaves an Emotional Footprint in Geek Culture

Per Matt As a Child of the ’80s, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was an emotional attachment during a time of my life when my eyes (and mind) opened to a whole new world of storytelling that… Continue Reading →

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