LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 4: A History of Violence Review

Sep 11, 2020 No Comments

The mysterious and malevolent Braithwaites have left Ardham and come to Chicago, having survived the implosion of their mansion, and it’s becoming clear that their reach extends far beyond Massachusetts. To counter their occult power, Tic, Leti, and Montrose have to return to Massachusetts to seek out an enigmatic manuscript hidden beneath the Boston Museum. […]

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Widow’s Point Movie Review

Sep 08, 2020 No Comments

Personally, nothing beats a well-crafted haunted house story. Perhaps my affinity for them is rooted in the fact that they are just so damn hard to get right. For every The Changeling or The Others, there is a Walmart bin of lazy attempts and half-baked ideas that simply miss the mark. Which brings us to […]

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episode 3: Holy Ghost Review

Sep 04, 2020 No Comments

Episode 3 takes Lovecraft Country in a slightly different direction…. Picking up a month after the end of Episode 2, we find the protagonists back in Chicago. After Uncle George’s funeral, each drift their separate ways. Tic has been staying with his Aunt Hippolyta (Aunjanue Ellis), who suspects that her husband wasn’t really just shot […]

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Dead Dicks Movie Review

Sep 01, 2020 No Comments

I am excited to announce that I have discovered a completely original and completely engaging horror film called, of all things, Dead Dicks. Yeah, I was hesitant when I first saw the title and I was pretty sure this movie would be another one to throw on the dud pile. However, I was absolutely surprised […]

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

Aug 27, 2020 No Comments

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

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

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

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

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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Wrestlemassacre Movie Review: A Cinematic Death Match

Jul 31, 2020 No Comments

Greetings, sports fans! Time for a confession. When I’m not hacking up bodies in the lab or working on ways to resurrect them, I do like to occasionally kick back and relax with athletic competition. Traditional “sports ball” games don’t engage me that much, but when it comes to the grunt and groan antics of […]

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