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Lightning Strikes Twice for Taika in Thor: Love and Thunder

Per Matt Originally dark and dreary, the Thor franchise was not exactly well received in Marvel’s Phase One by critics and fans alike (although I’m probably one of the few who didn’t mind the plot devices). When Taika Waititi was… Continue Reading →

Netflix Bares Night Teeth

Per Matt Los Angeles is full of suckers — whether they’re of the bloodsucking variety or not. Seems like a natural setting for the recent Netflix release, Night Teeth. The film begins with the three unspoken rules of the vampire-human… Continue Reading →

Franchise Games: Welcome to the Blumhouse

Per Matt Welcome to the Blumhouse is a unique horror anthology series grouped as similarly themed feature films. Exclusively released on Amazon Prime Video, the first four movies (Piecing It All Together) revolved around “family and love as redemptive or… Continue Reading →

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.

David J. Skal Highlights 31 Fright Favorites

Per Matt Halloween offers something for just about everyone. From the frights, to the costumes of symbolic characters, to the jump scares, to the classic movies we enjoy rewatching, even to the laughs they may bring. Author David J. Skal… 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!

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