Good news for NOS4A2 fans! It looks like we’ll be getting a spinoff series. The world they’ve created for this series is just too big for them not to explore it further. How many other “Strong Creatives” are there out there, both good and bad, each with stories to tell? As showrunner Jami O’Brien said…Continue readingA NOS4A2 Spinoff? Or a Match Set?
“Cripple Creek” Now that was a satisfying episode! The blank spaces, which were small but, we didn’t realize, so significant, were filled in for both the characters Bing and Charley. You realize that both are even slimier, and yet more pitiable, than we’ve thus far realized. As I predicted last week, things didn’t work out…Continue readingTV Review: NOS4A2 Season Two Episode Seven
All the thanks to IndieWire for this one. They got the exclusive, the rights to publish a short portion of the new novel from George Romero and Daniel Kraus, who finished the work after Romero passed away. Kraus has worked frequently with Guillermo del Toro and is a huge Romero mark, so they chose well.…Continue readingRead Some Romero!
Brian awoke in an instant, awareness following only a second afterward. His recent memories—the horrid face, the grotesque parody of rain, the psychic attack on his person—came back to him in the duration of a heartbeat, with the latter sensation providing an assurance that he still lived. All of this coalesced in his mind simultaneous…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 23
So the lovely Sheila Vand only *played* a vampire in A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (which is SO freakin’ good!) but she’s definitely our kind of people. In an interview with Dread Central, she told them: “I love genre movies so much, so I’m way more inclined to do a film if it’s…Continue readingInterviews with a Vampire
“What’s With Our Obsession with Depicting People after They Die?” asks the headline for this linked article. Am I the only one who sees the answer to that one being a big ol’ “duh”? Life does not end in death. It never did. If one believes in matters spiritual, then it does not end for…Continue readingMemento Mori
Wes Craven is most famous, and deservedly so, as the creator of razor-fingered ghost Freddy Krueger. (We tend to forget that Freddy is a ghost, don’t we? He’s so iconic as a slasher. But he is the ghost of a justifiably murdered serial killer who haunts, and kills, people in their dreams. He’s non-corporeal.) But…Continue readingCompare and Contrast: THE LAST HOUSE(S) ON THE LEFT
Man, this past weekend it seemed like we were losing celebrities one right after the other. Ms. Olivia de Havilland left us at the ripe young age of 104. This lady is as close as we’ll ever get to American royalty. And while she’ll always be best known for GONE WITH THE WIND, she earned…Continue readingSad Goodbyes
One of the few, the very few, good things about this pandemic shutting down all the movie theaters for the summer is that smaller movies, independent films and such, that otherwise would have likely gotten overlooked are instead stepping up to fill the void left by the blockbusters. I’ve caught some incredible movies the past…Continue readingMovie Review: THE RENTAL
“The Hourglass” Damn. The character just this episode became interesting—the Hourglass guy, I mean—and they killed him off. Maybe. We didn’t see him die, so he might show back up again. I kinda hope so now. I wasn’t crazy about the character, but now that they’ve fleshed him out, he’s a good villain. I loved…Continue readingTV Review: NOS4A2 Season Two Episode Six
I give less credibility to the Emmy Awards than I do the Oscars, which makes sense considering the Emmys honor television and, generally speaking, I don’t watch television. What I mean is, I don’t watch *scripted* television. I’m all about True Crime documentaries, shows on the History Channel like THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH, or…Continue readingWHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Gets Some Emmy Love
I watched it again for the first time since I was a kid. I appreciated it a lot more now, I have to say. As a kid, I enjoyed it, but I thought it was silly. It *is* silly, but I dismissed it back then as “fluff.” “Silly” does not equate to “fluff.” This movie…Continue readingRevisiting the Classics: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD