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Terror

Something Spooky is Brewing in The Terror: Infamy

In Japanese literature, kaidan are ghost tales which may include spirits with strong desires. And according to Wikipedia, these folk tales feature supernatural elements that “bring an old-fashioned air into the story.” That’s a pretty basic description of The Terror:… Continue Reading →

Pennyworth Expands the DC Universe

Per Matt Now that Gotham has closed up shop, EPIX has taken the reins in telling the backstory of Bruce Wayne’s family tree.

Deep State’s Second Season Seeks Vengeance

Who are the real people who run the country? Not the ones who give never-ending press conferences and social media posts… it’s the government agents working overseas, acting with our country’s best interests at stake. It’s the government contractors who… Continue Reading →

Taika’s Transition: Adapting Akira

It takes a special type of filmmaker who’s as adept at writing and directing a hilarious original script and appearing as one of its main characters (What We Do in the Shadows), as giving new life to a Marvel film… Continue Reading →

Us Pulls Nightmare Creatures Out of the Shadows

Per Matt If you think the notion of being terrorized by doppelgangers, bloody beachfront boardwalks and fuzzy logic collectively create a good horror movie, then watching Jordan Peele’s latest thriller, Us, will be right up your alley.

A Little Birdie Told Me to Watch Bird Box

Bird Box is very deceptive. So much so that many people like me overlooked it. When I saw the trailer, I thought it was going to be like another recent movie with kids and monsters. Wrong. Once I started watching, I… Continue Reading →

Cam is an Existential Cyber Horror that Tackles Identity Theft

I was hesitant to review Cam because it didn’t really seem like a horror film to me. Quite honestly, I’d deem it more of a thriller than a horror film, but that’s just me. It’s a cyber cautionary tale that… Continue Reading →

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 →

 Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is a Bloody Mess

Suspiria is one of the most atmospheric movies you can ever watch. The original film isn’t told so much in words, but in the emotions that the lighting and camera convey. The story does not necessarily make much sense, if… Continue Reading →

The Phantom of the Opera Terrorizes TPAC

Per Matt Just in time for the haunting season, a new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic appears at TPAC for a two-week engagement. The Phantom of the Opera is there…

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