Creative Comparison: The Purge Franchise & Paw Patrol

With cases across the globe of police brutality being spotlighted, the internet is ablaze with people using fictional characters or stories to justify the #defundthepolice movement. Disclaimer: This is in no way meant to diminish or make light of the movement itself, this comparison is purely about Paw Patrol and The Purge Franchise. As a new parent and also a diehard horror movie fan, two interesting examples of this have frequently been filling my social media newsfeed, which of course

Creative Comparison: Dwayne McDuffie & Donald Glover

Across the globe, the bell for societal change has been rung, and movements for racial equality are being heard in all corners of our everyday life. Predominately, the focus has been towards the changing of how Black Americans are treated by the police and the systematic oppressive system which keeps them crippled, but the fight against injustice is one that is incredibly multilayered. In the film community, creators and studios have stated that they are looking into reflecting a more

Bored of Hollywood remakes? Watch these International Indies instead

“The film industry is out of ideas!” “Ugh, when are they going to stop making the same stories over and over again?!” “ANOTHER remake? Seriously?!” These are often the complaints I see in comment sections of any new movie being churned out by the film industries’ blockbuster conveyer belt. If we’re being honest, they are somewhat warranted issues for the most part when it comes to the movies that are marketed to us in theaters or even Video on Demand.

Vivid Violence in Chaotic Cartoons, from Rick and Morty to Mortal Kombat

Animated movies make up for some of the multi-million dollar blockbusters that rule Hollywood with their bright visuals and “fun for the whole family” appeal. While on the small screen, there is a wide array of animated movies and television shows made for adults that have managed to be superior in comparison to live-action counterparts in the same genre. The world of sci-fi animated features and shows, in particular, is one that has become somewhat of a mixed bag of

The Fourth Wall Is Meant to Be Broken: From Deadpool to The Dead Don’t Die

Breaking the fourth wall is an interesting storytelling technique that first began in theater, and then later made its way to television and film. The term refers to when a character speaks directly to the audience, and are aware of the fictional nature of the medium they are in. It’s somewhat of a rarity in film and television due to the fact it takes the audience out of what they are watching, but occasionally it can been used creatively (and

6 unrelated weird movies to start off your month. Because, why not?

We survived January! The longest three month period slammed into 31 days (or so my calendar tells me). As reward for us all, let’s dive into a binge of the strange underrated movies that came out over the past couple years. Keep in mind, not all strange is scary and not all scary is strange. Which means, even if you are not a horror fan, there may be something for you on this list of weird entries. The Official Selection

The Hard Goodbye: A horror fan says farewell to ‘Supernatural’

Supernatural follows two brothers named Sam and Dean Winchester, who fight different monsters each week and then at the end of the season usually defeat one big bad super villain. That is pretty much all there is to the entire series. As a casual fan… who has seen every episode… I can safely say there never needed to be anything more, but the show created by Eric Kripke evolved over the years into something nobody really expected. When Supernatural started,

Can you binge these shows in time for their next season? (January 2020)

You’re not imagining things, there is simply too much top tier television to keep up with. No one person can watch all the shows and stay up to date in the cultural conversations within this golden era of entertainment. However, you are human and the fear of missing out can be crippling for some,which is why viewing the popular essentials is doable if you manage your time accordingly. Over the past couple of years, you might have missed the premiere

9 of the best Directorial Debuts in Modern Horror

Some filmmakers have such groundbreaking talent that even on their first feature film they are able to knock it out of the park. They step up to bat and hit a homerun that even years later is talked about or dissected as a masterful entry to the genre. Each of the selected films brings not only the expected scares that horror fans crave, they introduce us into the new nightmares that were much needed in a genre which can occasionally

Another subjective best of the decade horror list

As we finish off the decade and usher in the roaring 20s, a roundup of the best horror for past 10 years is a mandatory requirement of any genre specific blog. The 2010s were a game-changing decade for the genre that left us all with brand new nightmares, and some visionary directors stepping onto the scene with groundbreaking debuts. Franchises were born, blood-drenched scream queens fought monsters, and there was even an Oscar win for screenwriting. Horror fans were split