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Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

Project Blue Book Divides Sci-Fi Fans

Searching for the truth continues in Season 2 of Project Blue Book as the government battles “conspiracy theories” concerning unexplained events, fear of the unknown and unusual phenomena (including aliens and flying saucers), all the while silencing the public unrest… Continue Reading →

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 →

Parasite Breaks All the Rules as a Horror Movie

Per Matt Black comedy, home-invasion drama, psychological terror or thriller, no matter how you attempt to describe the foreign film, Parasite, the one constant you can’t ignore is how effective it is. This South Korean-subtitled movie tackles social issues while… 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.

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

Psychics and Vampires: What Happened in NOS4A2?

More vampires? AMC jumps back onto the genre bandwagon with NOS4A2, as the new television series adapts author Joe Hill’s best-selling horror and dark-fantasy novel for the small screen.

Traumatic Horror Hits Home in Hereditary

Hereditary is disgusting, exploitative and far from the subtle blend of psychological and visual horror we’ve come to expect from A24. With scenes of brutality and gut-wrenching emotional trauma unlike anything the company has produced before, the film is a… Continue Reading →

Death Wish Forgets What Death Wish Actually Means

If I had one complaint about Death Wish… it would be that the film is nowhere near violent enough. It was painfully obvious that the film pandered and took the violence down a notch. That was surprising, considering the film… Continue Reading →

Andy Muschietti’s Version of It Doesn’t Clown Around

It’s been 27 years and Pennywise is back to feast. ’80s kids, it’s time to face your fears again. If you are between the ages of 35 to 40, there is no way you missed It as a child and… Continue Reading →

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