Full Moon Magic Mondays: – A Review of Puppet Master

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Considering this is Full Moon Magic Mondays!, something anyone loosely familiar with Full Moon Features had to know is that we’d find ourselves talking about the Puppet Master series. Puppet Master is where everything started for Full Moon. After the closure of Charles Bands’ Empire Productions, Puppet Master was his […]

Foreign Film Thursdays: – Ichi the Killer

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Ichi the Killer is a film I’ve known about and have had on my radar for a while. In-fact, saying I’ve had it on my radar a while is an understatement – I have actively known about this film, been intrigued by this film, then, subsequently ignored this film, for […]

Now Playing: A Review of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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After a while, it started to feel like Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night might never happen. The “Metroidvania” video-game developed by ArtPlay and published by 505 Games was first on my radar (and yours also, perhaps) in 2015. Former producer of the Castlevania series Koji Igarashi started a crowdfund campaign […]

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 […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: – A Review of Hereditary

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Hereditary was a film I was reluctant to watch. I had seen the positive critical reception and, as a genre fan who enjoys seeing unique ideas brought to screen, it was a film that’d always be on my radar ‘til I swallowed my trepidation and watched. It wasn’t the director […]

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 […]