Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: – The Strangers: Prey at Night

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  Folks, I was brought up on slasher films, and, because of that, even if, to a fault, I am usually excited when a new one comes out. That said, The Strangers: Prey at Night is a 2018 American slasher film I don’t think any of were really clamoring for, at least, not a decade after the release […]

Full Moon Magic Mondays!: – Killjoy 3

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I’ll be the first to admit – the new millennium has been rough for Full Moon Features. The first couple years sawseries installments like Trancers 6, a negatively received installment to their science-fiction series that saw the main-character of the previous five films recast, as well as Puppet Master: The […]

Foreign Film Thursdays: A Review of Killers

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I like to delve into foreign films whenever I can. As a committed genre film devotee, I often opt for South Korea. With films like Oldboy and I Saw the Devil, nobody makes a dark, brooding thriller film with as much unflinching intensity like South Korea. I’ve never been able to enjoy Japanese horror (or, in this case, thriller) films the […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Spider-Man: Far From Home

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The Spider-Man series has been in certain peril over the last couple of months, plagued in controversy over how the series would continue forward. After Spider-Man: Homecoming righted the ship, so-to-speak, both critically and from a box-office standpoint, Tom Holland’s portrayal of the iconic character has been seen across many […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: – Gerald’s Game

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Stephen King is a writer I have a lot of admiration for. As a devout horror fan and horror-writer myself, I have a certain respect for any writer who shares that infatuation. In King’s case, I also respect him for ambition, range, and talent. Certain “academics” might chastise him, comparing him […]

Foreign Film Thursdays: A Review of Monster Hunt

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​   Monster Hunt was a successful film, grossing nearly 400 million dollars (the highest-grossing film in China at the time) from a budget of nearly 60 million, justifying a sequel also, which came out earlier this year. Monster Hunt is a 2015 Chinese-Hong Kong fantasy action-comedy film directed by Raman Hui, a director known stateside […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: A Review of Halloween

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As a devout fan of the slasher genre, I was looking forward to the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, aptly titled Halloween, acting as a direct-sequel to 1978’s classic, also titled Halloween. Although the series’ story-lines and continuity are muddied and confusing to the uninitiated, I was excited when I found out this film would […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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Nostalgia is very powerful in the entertainment-industry, as film companies try to appeal to the youth, they simultaneously try to appeal to adults in-search of that child-like wonder they felt in their youth. In 2015, a big-screen feature-film for the Goosebumps was released, and I was on-board. I enjoyed the R. L. Stine novels when […]

Full Moon Magic Mondays!: – Head of the Family

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The Mashers Club is direct with its intentions – I want to find my favorite films (and video-game, television series, etc.). This is a fool’s errand in the ever-expanding world of entertainment, but it’s also a lot of fun to share my opinion with each of you. I’ve played it […]