Archive for August, 2020

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 2: Whitey’s on the Moon Review

Aug 27, 2020 No Comments by

Episode 1 of Lovecraft Country introduced us to Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors), a black Korean War Veteran and science fiction fan who returns from Korea to find that his estranged father has run off to Ardham, Massachusetts. With his childhood friend “Leti” Lewis (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance), Tic begins a […]

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Escape: Puzzle of Fear Movie Review

Aug 25, 2020 No Comments by

There’s nothing like a good plot twist to make your eyes widen, your jaw drop and the hairs on the back of your neck tingle. That is, if it’s a twist that catches you by surprise. If it’s one you spot a mere 10 minutes into a movie, the suspense dissipates faster than rain on […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 1: Sundown Review

Aug 20, 2020 No Comments by

It’s a great time to be a fan of H.P. Lovecraft. If you want proof, just look at all the controversy over his racism. Hear me out, fellow cultists. I’ve written elsewhere about parsing Lovecraft’s antisemitism as a Jew (TL;DR, it was a rare instance of malignant illogicality on the part of a generally decent, […]

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All Hail the Popcorn King Movie Review

Aug 13, 2020 No Comments by

Joe R. Lansdale is the Mark Twain of genre fiction. I can’t think of a more thoroughly American horror writer, with the possible exception of Ambrose Bierce. But for all Bierce’s brilliance, his vision was sharply defined by unwavering misanthropy and cynicism. Lansdale, like Twain, has range. He’s done horror, crime fiction, Westerns, comics, and […]

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Homewrecker Movie Review

Aug 07, 2020 No Comments by

Homewrecker, the new movie directed by Zach Gayne and released by Uncork’d Entertainment, is a modern and stylish psychological thriller. The story is based around Michelle, an engaged woman with some hesitations, played by Alex Essoe (Starry Eyed, Doctor Sleep). Michelle is befriended by an older woman who invites her home after a shared exercise […]

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