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TV REVIEW: NOS4A2 Season Two, Episode Two—“Good Father”

Ask and receive! Last week I mentioned how I would enjoy an episode of the series dedicated to Charlie alone, sans any inclusion of Vic or the overall storyline, and that’s just what I got with this week’s episode—the best episode of the series so far, in my not-so-humble opinion. We got to see Charlie…

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Movie Review: CREEPSHOW 2

George Romero only wrote the screenplay for this one, basing the three installment stories on works by Stephen King, who was otherwise not involved, except to appear in a cameo. Michael Gornick, who worked as cinematographer on the original film, took over as director on this one. CREEPSHOW 2 is not as much fun as…

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 19

Hank Frye would have dismissed the peculiar movement of Fate which brought him into work at such an early hour, had he acknowledged it at all, as a nonsensical lapse in rational thought. Hank Frye did not believe in Fate; to him, it belonged consigned to the past with all the myriad superstitions which had…

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Saving Notre Dame

I suppose, if I’m being totally forthcoming about it, I’ve been guilty of it a time or two myself. I’m talking about using clickbait headlines, guaranteed to snag a reader’s attention, but that may not 100% accurately reflect what’s in the body of the article following. I do try to avoid it, as it annoys…

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Movie Review: VAMPIRA, THE MOVIE

Upon completion of this documentary, I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface insofar as getting to know this fascinating, totally unique woman. Eccentric and charming, Ms. Maila Nurmi was capable of carrying the piece, and she did, but there’s so much more, so many details, so many more areas of her life the movie…

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Movie Review: SHOCKER

I never saw this one back in the day, and I never sought it out in the years since, because I remember reading the reviews at the time of the film’s release. Turns out I maybe should have listened to those reviews. What I hoped would prove a nostalgia-fueled romp with some quality flourishes by…

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Movie Review: HELLRAISER: INFERNO

I’d never seen this one before. Owing to my belief in the law of diminishing returns, possibly, although I have seen all the HALLOWEEN movies—and man-o-man did those have diminishing returns! (Excepting HALLOWEEN H20 and right up until the 2018 reboot.) So that doesn’t completely explain it. For whatever reason, I went into HELLRAISER: INFERNO…

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Jason Momoa is a Vampire Now

I’m glad they scrapped that proposed remake of THE CROW with Jason Momoa. The whole point of the Crow is that he’s just a normal dude until he’s murdered and returns from the dead to seek revenge. Brandon Lee may have been a Kung-Fu badass in real life, but he looked like a normal guy….

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The Zombie Star

Astronomy 101: when a star dies, it either becomes a black hole or it becomes a neutron star. Then there are these things called pulsars, which are “ultra-dense neutron stars that rotate [at] regular intervals, emitting light periodically like a lighthouse.” These pulsars can gobble up their neighbors. In other words, they’re zombies, or vampires,…

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Nike and Zombies and Female Empowerment

I support women’s’ rights. Figure I just ought to say that. I support equality. We clear on that? I hope so. That being said, I wrote last week about the Nike shoe commercial that featured an 80s-style slasher chasing a woman who easily outpaces him. Some people found this commercial objectionable for its depiction of…

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Revisiting the (Recent) Classics: SWAMP THING

I just purchased and binged the new SWAMP THING series, the one that originally aired on DC’s streaming service, the one that got screwed over when the suits in offices decided to cancel it despite good ratings and stellar reviews. Something to do with discontinuing the DC service and switching over to HBO Max or…

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Don’t Walk on a Grave

I don’t honestly know if this is a thing everywhere or if it’s just a Southern tradition. I suspect it’s universal. As a little boy visiting the cemetery, I can recall being admonished by my mother for walking on graves. “Step around them,” she told me. “It’s bad luck to step on somebody’s grave.” As…

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