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Biting into the Bloodbath of Insane Like Me?

Who doesn’t love a good vampire movie? There’s something irresistibly alluring about the genre that has captivated my imagination for as long as I can remember. The blend of horror, action and dark romance in films like From Dusk Till… Continue Reading →

Star Wars Anoints a New Era with The Acolyte

Family bonds run tight throughout the Star Wars Universe, beginning with the Skywalkers within the Original Trilogy, later stretching into the prequel trilogy and the Solos and the Palpatines wrapping up the Sequel Trilogy. Those ties continue, possibly even stronger,… Continue Reading →

Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever is the Sequel No One Asked For

A bad movie simply doesn’t deserve a sequel. When a film fails to captivate its audience with a compelling story, engaging characters or even basic entertainment value, the idea of continuing its narrative feels more like a punishment than a… Continue Reading →

Pandemonium Offers a Glimpse Into Hell

Contemplating the mysteries of life after death evokes a profound curiosity within me, stirring questions that linger on the boundaries of human understanding. Do we swiftly journey to realms of heaven or hell, as some believe, our fate determined by… Continue Reading →

Chapter 1 Reintroduces The Strangers’ Horrors

Navigating prequels can be a tricky business venture. On one hand, you’re dealing with already-established characters, while placing them in new situations. Their audience awareness was high enough that a production company decided to invest more money into telling their… Continue Reading →

The Fall Guy Doesn’t Know What It Is

Growing up in the ’80s was a time of vibrant, iconic television shows that left a lasting impression on my childhood. Among these, The Fall Guy stood out as one of my absolute favorites. I was enthralled by Lee Majors’… Continue Reading →

Film Masters Truly Gets Tormented

Per Matt Nothing spells doom for a budding relationship quite like a supernatural curse from beyond the grave… or a visit from the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew! Film Masters makes waves with a newly restored version of Tormented, which… Continue Reading →

Civil War Battles Alex Garland’s Dystopian Dreams

After watching the new Alex Garland film, Civil War, I had many thoughts. Foremost, I wondered if it was entirely possible to like a movie while simultaneously feeling unnerved by its content, to the point of never wanting to see… Continue Reading →

Hundreds of Beavers Builds a Dam Looney Film

Immersed in the world of 1980s animation, my affection for Looney Tunes transcends mere fandom — it became a cherished cornerstone of my childhood. Amidst the cacophony of vibrant characters and uproarious escapades, the timeless rivalry between Wile E. Coyote… Continue Reading →

Shudder Gives New Life to Mute Witness Nearly Three Decades Later

In the realm of horror cinema, 1995 was a remarkable year. Se7en, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, captivated audiences with its dark tone and macabre subject matter. Director Roger Donaldson’s Species followed a team of scientists attempting to thwart… Continue Reading →

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