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Vampyr Video Game: Tips and Tricks to Owning the Night

Vampyr is a 2018 action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment. Players assume the role of the recently turned vampire and prominent blood transfusion specialist, Dr. Jonathan Reid, as he traverses London … Continue reading Vampyr Video Game: Tips and Tricks to Owning the Night

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Season 1 poster.

The Past Never Dies: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Review

The latest blood-soaked entry in the Pretty Little Liars franchise, based on the series of books by Sara Shepard, was released on HBO Max and delivered plenty of scares and … Continue reading The Past Never Dies: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Review

Sometimes They Come Back Review: The three greasers stand next to their awesome car in the flames of Hell.

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Dead: Sometimes They Come Back Review

Sometimes They Come Back is the type of movie I describe as a comfort horror movie. It’s not too scary, it’s a made-for-tv film, with a high school teacher as … Continue reading Revenge is a Dish Best Served Dead: Sometimes They Come Back Review

A werewolf howls at the moon.

American Werewolves: Horror Documentary Review

Werewolves are among the most iconic monsters of popular culture, who’ve terrified and enthralled audiences for generations as we try to piece together a realistic portrait of the creatures from legends … Continue reading American Werewolves: Horror Documentary Review

101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure. Patch sits on the head of his idol, Bolt. Cruella stands behind them.

Straight Out of Home Video Podcast Episode: 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure

Hope and Mack join Candace on the Straight Out of Home Video Podcast to talk about Disney’s 2003 animated sequel 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure. While we didn’t like the … Continue reading Straight Out of Home Video Podcast Episode: 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure

Top Five LGBTQ+ Television Icons

Happy Pride Month! There’s been a shift in the past decade for LGBTQ+ representation onscreen. While there’s still plenty of work to do when it comes to authentic representation, especially … Continue reading Top Five LGBTQ+ Television Icons

Asajj Ventress holds her red lightsabers.

Star Wars: Top Five Female Dark Side Users

The Star Wars franchise is home to some of the most powerful individuals in all of pop culture. Most of these individuals are either members of the heroic Jedi Order … Continue reading Star Wars: Top Five Female Dark Side Users

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS: Rebecca Romijn as Number One.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Ghosts of Illyria Review

This post contains minor spoilers for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1, Episode 3: “Ghosts of Illyria.” After 60 years, Number One (Rebecca Romijn) has an onscreen backstory! The … Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Ghosts of Illyria Review

Superman: Doomsday 2007 Review: Where Were You the Day Superman Died?

Where were you the day Superman died? Superman Doomsday details the gruesome fight between two DC giants. One is a pillar of hope and justice while the other is hell … Continue reading Superman: Doomsday 2007 Review: Where Were You the Day Superman Died?

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: Cadet Uhura.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Children of the Comet Review

This review contains minor spoilers for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Season 1 Episode 2, “Children of the Comet.” It’s Uhura’s time to shine! After appearing in three seasons of … Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Children of the Comet Review

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer: Karla Wilson and Julie James sit together.

Final Girls Who Should Return for a Sequel

The recent releases of horror remakes and sequels like Halloween, Scream and Texas Chainsaw Massacre ushered in the re-emergence of iconic final girls like Laurie Strode, Sydney Prescott, Gale Weathers, and Sally Hardesty. Their respective returns … Continue reading Final Girls Who Should Return for a Sequel

Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero Review

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm explores the tragedy and isolation of Bruce Wayne, but Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero, its 1998 direct-to-video sequel, explores grief and loss differently and pushes Mr. Freeze … Continue reading Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero Review

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The cast stands in front of the Enterprise.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds- Thoughts and Musings

Welcome to my informal review of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. I thought about writing something deep and well-articulated, but I have to be honest–I’m beyond excited to talk about … Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds- Thoughts and Musings

Shin Godzilla.

Godzilla vs. The Bureaucrats: Shin Godzilla Review

Godzilla’s original debut was frightening; his cloud-shaped head loomed over the fleeing villagers of Odo Island in 1954’s Gojira, a dark and depressing film that made the sacred beast of the … Continue reading Godzilla vs. The Bureaucrats: Shin Godzilla Review

Star Wars: Darth Talon

Star Wars: Ladies of the Sith

The Star Wars franchise features some memorable (and terrifying) Sith Lords, from the acrobatic and menacing Darth Maul to the imposing and mechanical Darth Vader, his sinister master Darth Sidious … Continue reading Star Wars: Ladies of the Sith

Star Trek: The Motion Picture poster.

Star Trek: In Defense of the Motion Picture

The opening scene of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is one of the coolest and eerie sequences in the franchise’s history, pitting the newly designed Klingons against an unstoppable entity hidden in … Continue reading Star Trek: In Defense of the Motion Picture

vampire bat.

Ancient Vampires: Exploring the Cultural History of the Undead from Mesopotamia

The fear of the undead and ancient superstitions regarding the seemingly magical property of blood can be found in most cultures around the world. Early misconceptions over human body decomposition … Continue reading Ancient Vampires: Exploring the Cultural History of the Undead from Mesopotamia

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

May the Brick Be With You- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review

“May the Brick be with you!” Today I’m reviewing the Nintendo Switch version of the biggest baddest (and I mean that in a good way) Star Wars game of the … Continue reading May the Brick Be With You- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review

Kirk Acevedo plays Charlie Francis in the first two seasons of the hit sci-fi series Fringe.

Fringe: Why Kirk Acevedo’s Charlie Francis Left the Fox Show

For two seasons, Fringe featured The Walking Dead actor Kirk Acevedo as FBI agent Charlie Francis. Charlie was a close friend of series protagonist Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv before she starred in Netflix’s hit show Mindhunter). … Continue reading Fringe: Why Kirk Acevedo’s Charlie Francis Left the Fox Show

The Mockingjay pin from the Hunger Games.

Which Hunger Games District Had the Most Victors?

Throughout The Hunger Games series, written by Suzanne Collins and the films adapted from the books, much attention is placed on the victors of the Hunger Games, a brutal competition to the death … Continue reading Which Hunger Games District Had the Most Victors?

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Classic.

Why Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) Is A Timeless Classic

One of the things I love about playing the 2005 version of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (which I still maintain is one of the best Star Wars video games of … Continue reading Why Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) Is A Timeless Classic

Straight Out of Home Video Podcast Episode: A Very Merry Pooh Year

It’s a time of celebration in the 100 Acre Wood! Mack joins Candace from the Straight Out of Home Video podcast to discuss A Very Mery Pooh Year and their … Continue reading Straight Out of Home Video Podcast Episode: A Very Merry Pooh Year