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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichés, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

To Be Like Bruce Lee Is To Be Water

Per Matt The sporting life — much like life in general — has been dramatically altered during this pandemic. While playing team sports have taken a backseat to just surviving somehow (with an assist from the writers of The Walking… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Blood Fest

Are horror fans really afraid of the dark? More importantly, would they be able to accurately follow the rules of the genre in order to survive homicidal maniacs, vampires, killer clowns and Zombies on the prowl for blood? Fandoms, pop-culture… Continue Reading →

Santa’s Slay is the Perfect Holiday Horror Flick

Tis the season to be jolly. Time to take some time off work and spend time with those you love. And during this time, we sit around the TV, watching classic films like It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle of 34th… Continue Reading →

American Horror Story: 1984 Flips the Script on Slashers

Not all horror movies are created equally. There were more than a few good ones created in the ’70s. Sure, slashers took center stage in the ’80s, but there have been plenty of good ones released since then, and this… Continue Reading →

Organized Crime Gets Bumped Off as Harlem’s Godfather Hits the Streets

Per Matt Organized crime. Gangsters. The Mafia. Crime lords. The kingpin. A mob boss. Hitmen. A made man. Wise guys. Every element depicting the true-crime aspect of America’s (and Italy’s) not-long-ago past always intrigues me, so I was very curious… Continue Reading →

Booksmart is This Generations’ “Coming of Age” Film

Coming of age films are a mainstay in Hollywood. Every single generation has their own take on it. Back in the ’90s, when I was a high-school kid, the movie was either Clueless, Dazed and Confused, She’s All That or American… Continue Reading →

Netflix’s Bright Combines Bad Boys and The Lord of the Rings

Bright is a new cop drama film from Netflix. But unlike any of the other cop dramas that saturate the streaming media service, this one brings in the “what if” mentality. What if the world as we know it was… Continue Reading →

Halloween Must See: The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods, directed by Drew Goddard, may be one of the most important horror films ever made. I know, this is a grandiose claim, especially for a movie that some people wouldn’t even consider horror, but hear… Continue Reading →

What We Learned From Season 1 of Preacher

Everyone’s got their own demons to hide… figuratively, as well as literally, in the small town of Annville, Texas. Preacher, the quirky supernatural drama, fantasy, horror and action TV series based on the Vertigo comic books, published by DC comics and airing… Continue Reading →

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