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American Horror Story: Double Feature Brings Vamps “By the Sea” in Red Tide

Vampires never really receive full credit as characters. Sure, at one point in time, they used to be human beings who had feelings. But after a hideous transformation, they’ve become bloodsucking killers with one-track minds. The Twilight franchise proved that… Continue Reading →

Eternal Power Corrupts What We Do in the Shadows

Per Matt Living in New York feels like eternal damnation to the extreme, but when you’re bloodsuckers who happen to fail upwards — who never age, while you’re at it — it doesn’t seem so bad… 

Forget Snakes on a Plane! Netflix offers Vampires on a Plane with Blood Red Sky.

Vampires have always had a special place in my heart. As a kid, I would eat Count Chocula cereal. I would watch Count Duckula. I would dress as Dracula for Halloween. My bookshelf was littered with books about vampire lore…. Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichés, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Chloé Zhao Ventures From Nomadland to Sci-Fi Western Dracula

Per Matt If you don’t already recognize the name, Chloé Zhao, it’s about time you made the introduction.

WNUF Halloween Special Captures the Feel of ’80s Local Television

Even though I was born in the ’70s, I don’t remember any of it. The 1980s are where my memories begin to take shape. It was a fun time for kids. There were so many cool shows on. We had… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: From Dusk Till Dawn 3

Per Matt Vampire Westerns don’t often get highlighted in My Guilty Pleasure, so I guess it’s about time I finally added this subgenre to my column. Hello, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter!

Don’t Go Into The Shed! Shudder Unpacks Horrors With Teen Drama.

I have watched many teen coming-of-age films. I have reviewed a few here, including the highly enjoyable Booksmart, and they all seem to have a familiar formula. You have a teen who is picked on or treated badly by people… Continue Reading →

NOS4A2 Cancels Christmas(land)

Per Matt A storm is a brewin’ in Season 2 of NOS4A2 and hell hath no fury like vampire back from the dead.

Jackie Daytona, Great Guests Propel Shadows to the 2020 Emmys

Per Matt Recognition is something everybody covets, whether it’s from our peers or our employers. We all want to be told that we’re doing a good job and that others have noticed. This may be more true for those in… Continue Reading →

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