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storytelling tropes

My Guilty Pleasure: It Stains the Sands Red

Zombies. Las Vegas. When crafting a story that involves the Zombie Apocalypse taking place in Sin City, it’s gotta have “sure-fire hit” written all over it. Right?

Now That The NFFA Has a Dirty Backstory, What’s Next For The Purge?

This is not a test. As a television series, The Purge takes a behind-the-scenes look at Big Brother and explores violence as a deterrant to violence, which ultimately only seems to create serial killers. Sounds more like an deadly, lawless… 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 →

The Addams Family Gets an Animated Makeover at the Box Office

The Addams Family has been a staple in the “fun and whimsical” sitcom genre as long as I can remember. As a kid, I was first exposed to the kooky family by watching Scooby-Doo, in which the family made several… Continue Reading →

American Horror Story Heads to Slasher Summer Camp

As September winds down and October inches ever closer, more season premieres begin to air. That also means Halloween isn’t far away. What better time time of year for American Horror Story to return?

Fear The Surfing Dead: Zombie Tidal Wave’s Tropical Terrors

Much like Syfy’s advertisement screaming about the recently aired over-the-top tropical horror movie, I also wondered, “What took so long to come up with this?”

Dark Secrets Haunt Perpetual Grace, LTD

Per Matt Life is complicated, and as the characters of the EPIX TV show learn the hard way, nothing ever happens according to plan. Eventually, though, they get into the rhythm of Season 1 in Perpetual Grace, LTD, which only… Continue Reading →

Four Burning Questions for Zombieland: Double Tap

Obviously, it’s time to nut up or shut up… again. I was extremely excited to watch the Zombieland: Double Tap teaser trailer that was released last week, but after rewatching it on multiple occasions, I’ve got four burning questions that… Continue Reading →

Paperbacks From Hell is a Killer Read

Per Matt Growing up, long before dial-up modems were a thing and the internet was confined to the military’s ARPANET, the only way to access the information superhighway was by visiting the neighborhood drug store, grocery store and bookstore, where… 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 →

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