Now Playing: A Review of The Evil Within 2

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  When The Evil Within first arrived in 2014, myself and many others were very excited. Directed by Shinji Mikami, developer Tango Gameworks’ new survival horror appeared poised to replace the Resident Evil – shaped hole in our hearts left when Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 found itself unable to meet expectations. The Evil Within arrived and received a generally positive critical reception, […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays: – 3 From Hell

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In a previous edition of Taking a Stab Tuesdays, I went back and reviewed Rob Zombie’s debut film House of 1,000 Corpses. Although the film wasn’t without its ambition and intrigue, its placement on “The List” left a lot to be desired. Rob Zombie wears his influences on his sleeve […]

Now Playing: A Review of Gears 5

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Although Gears of War 4 might have left a lot to be desired as far as evolving the gaming franchise for the next generation, I was modestly in-anticipation of its sequel Gears 5. No longer “of War,” the latest iteration is firmly dedicated to mechanization and cogs (or something). The […]

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 […]