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storytelling tropes

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 →

Lego My Sequel!

No, seriously. Get your hands off my sequel. I need to hug it again, and thank it for making me and about 200 others in the screening feel great, if just for an hour and a half or so. The… Continue Reading →

The Passage Sheds New Light on Vampires

The Passage‘s pilot felt like a medical drama disguised as a thriller with horror elements. Sure, there’s a 10-year-old girl — Saniyya Sidney’s epic performance as Amy Bellafonte — chosen as humanity’s only hope to fight an oncoming global pandemic at the… Continue Reading →

A Split Decision On Glass, as Unbreakable Remains the Strongest Pane

M. Night Shyamalan has finally pieced together the shards of his 19-year trilogy. The reviews are mixed, and this one is no exception. Glass is a decent film, but doesn’t seem like a concluding flick in a series. It feels… Continue Reading →

School’s a Killer in Deadly Class

High-school drama with the added stakes of being surrounded by trained killers, Deadly Class is a faithful adaptation of the comic book and makes for good television.

Bring Back More History of Horror!

If you could go to a film school where actors, authors, film editors, critics, scholars, producers and screenwriters explained the importance of movies throughout history, you’d jump at the chance to hear Greg Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, John Landis, Jason… Continue Reading →

Eli Roth’s Undead History of Horror

“The Zombie Plague has infected the world, as relentless and unstoppable as the flesh-eating undead.” So ends the first episode of this documentary series, hosted by filmmaker Eli Roth.

The Hunting of Man

“Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and like it, never really care for anything else thereafter.” Ernest Hemingway wrote that. I’m sure the Predator would agree.

Say It Ain’t So: It’s The Last Sharknado!

The Sharknado franchise uses unconventional storytelling techniques by combining weather catastrophe and monster movie genres to form a survival horror, sci-fi disaster movie that’s become one of the biggest TV movie franchises The Asylum has ever created and Syfy has… Continue Reading →

Diving Deep for a Horror Storyline

Leviathan. The Kraken. Moby Dick. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Jaws. Shark Week. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Sharknado. The Shallows. 47 Meters Down. The Meg. And Aquaman will release later this year. Throughout the years, good stories that… Continue Reading →

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