Tag unresolved grief

Slapface is the Most Important Horror Film of the Year!

Bullying is a systemic problem. When I was young, I was teased and bullied by several people. They thought I dressed funny, combed my hair differently and was a “rich, snobbish kid.” I used to dread going to lunch sometimes,… Continue Reading →

The Power of the Dog Attacks Psychological Torture, Trauma

Per Matt Jane Campion’s eighth feature film, The Power of the Dog, takes a bite out of love, grief and jealousy, as the multi-hyphenate filmmaker brings psychological torture to the American wild, wild West in this big-screen adaptation of Thomas… Continue Reading →

Don’t Breathe 2 Gives Me Mixed Emotions

When Don’t Breathe came out in 2016, I admit I really enjoyed it. It was a little weird rooting for people who had committed a crime and broke into a man’s house. But once we learned more about the heinous… Continue Reading →

Michael Myers Returns (Finally!) and Halloween Kills

Per Matt The brutal rivalry/competition between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers is endless. Good vs. evil duking it out during a creepy holiday felt like great storytelling more than 40 years ago, so what’s an apex predator to do for… Continue Reading →

Loki is the Buddy Cop Show You Never Knew You Needed

Disney has been on a roll during the pandemic with their new television shows based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since making epic, high-budget films was not something Hollywood could do much of during 2020, these shows help keep the… Continue Reading →

Jason Hawes Explores the Most Terrifying Locations

I’m all about good ghost stories. I mean, I love them! Having grown up (and returned to live in) a house that’s almost 200 years old that includes several graves of its previous inhabitants located within jumping distance of my… Continue Reading →

OK, Debris, You’ve Hooked Me!

I’ve had a sketchy history with network television science fiction throughout the years. Ever since The X-Files originally wrapped production in 2001, I’ve been hesitant to dive headfirst into a new series. So many of them just haven’t been great,… Continue Reading →

Making a Life-or-Death Decision: Play or Die!

Per Matt Gamers have gotten a bad rap throughout the years via feature films (and through a variety of TV shows). It takes all kinds of people to make up any sort of generic category, and I contend that you’ll… Continue Reading →

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 →

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