‘She’s Allergic to Cats’ Doesn’t Need You to Know Much About Art

Now and then, a movie comes along that prompts its audience to ask, “what the fuck?” Or probably more often, “WTF?” Generally, these flicks are independent ventures. They also use strange or creative techniques to tell their stories or uniquely… Continue Reading

Underrated ‘Riding the Bullet’ Chills and Provokes

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Stephen King’s Riding the Bullet, a novella, is the first ebook I ever read. King released it in that format in March of 2000 when he was experimenting with early ebook formats. Back then, an ebook was essentially a secured… Continue Reading

‘Spell’ Enchants With Callbacks To Hillbilly Horror

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A man of means travels to a remote area of the country and suffers a horrible accident along the way. When he awakens, he finds himself trapped in a bedroom. A woman with strange habits who refuses to allow him… Continue Reading

Creatures, Slime, Gore Dominate ‘Creepshow’ Season Finale

The Creep fishes your nightmares in the 'Creepshow' Season 1 finale

If there’s one thing viewers should expect from the Greg Nicotero-helmed Creepshow series currently streaming on Shudder, it’s creatures, gore, and comeuppance. Creepshow wouldn’t be Creepshow without them. The Season 1 finale, which became available on the streaming network just… Continue Reading

Resurrection Is the Theme for Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode 5

The Creep From Creepshow

Of all horror tropes, none is as defining or fits as snugly into the Creepshow mold as the resurrection of the dead. The 1982 film opened with the “Father’s Day” segment, after all. It also included another revenge of the… Continue Reading

‘Creepshow’ Episode 2 Is More Fun Than Episode 1

The Creep From CREEPSHOW

Horror streaming network Shudder has made the second episode of Greg Nicotero’s new Creepshow television series available for streaming. Everything’s still lovely and comic-book-style creepy. Last week’s first episode brought back everything fans loved about the original film franchise, including… Continue Reading

Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Is Much More Than Nostalgia

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Nostalgia for the 1980s was not a new thing when Netflix launched the first season of Stranger Things. The success of that show did happen to give manufacturers and retailers a reason to market to memories. Until Stranger Things, Eighties… Continue Reading

‘IT CHAPTER TWO’ TRAILER DROPS

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X31v5Ht2rPo&w=560&h=315] New Line Cinema and Director Andy Muschietti dropped the official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to IT Chapter One (2017) on July 18. It’s been 27 years. Pennywise, eater of worlds and of children, survived his first encounter… Continue Reading