Joker: Spoilers on the Controversy

Before the film even came out, Todd Phillips’ “Joker” was said to contain “glorified” and “excessive” amounts of violence. And, of course, people fell for this idea; sharing and retweeting till the whole world got to hear, “I heard about this movie and you shouldn’t go see it, otherwise you’re a Nazi,” to paraphrase. I’m […]

Lake Mungo: Horror in Mourning

“I feel like something bad is going to happen to me. I feel like something bad has happened. It hasn’t reached me yet but it’s on its way.” -Alice Palmer Alice is dead. Drowned. She hadn’t been the same since a trip with her friends to Lake Mungo. Alice had lost her phone. Now, after […]

Geek Speak: Still Outsiders

In today’s day in age, getting into comics is easier and less stigmatizing than ever. What with quarter yearly film releases of superhero movies. Streaming services. Apps to read comics. Funko Pop figures of every Deadpool variation. And loot crates, so you don’t even have to keep up with your geek culture, it’s processed and […]

Rocky: A Better Drama Than Action Film?

“Ah come on, Adrian, it’s true. I was nobody. But that don’t matter either, you know? ‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with […]

Pumpkinhead: Too Good for a B

Imagine you’re a simple man with simple ways. A widower. You run a shop. You have a dog, and a son you love with all your heart. He’s the only thing that keeps you going, the only thing you have to look forward to waking up. Now imagine coming home to find him dying. As […]

Art of the Remake

Remakes suck. That is the consensus with most the viewing world. However, there are a few that are forgiven, even praised: David Cronenburg’s ‘The Fly’ starring Jeff Goldblum, Chuck Russell’s ‘The Blob’ starring Shawnee Smith, and the most beloved John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ starring Kurt Russell, and more than likely one or two more of […]

Maggie: The Zombie/Schwarzenegger Film You Need

Put aside your thoughts of Arnie mowing down fleets of the undead with a chain gun while spouting one liners (I like, “You’re all in grave danger”). Maggie is not that kind of movie, not one bit. This is a movie about a simple mid-western farmer spending the last remaining days of his daughter’s life […]

Werewolf: Hulk By Night

“Growin’ up, I remember reading the book Alice in Wonderland. After Alice went down the rabbit hole, a flower talked to her. She was surprised. You don’t need to be a psychiatrist to know if a flower ever spoke to a man, that man would know terror. When the world isn’t the same as our […]

Man-Thing: More than Man, More than Monster

Ted Sallis was a chemist and biologist working on trying to replicate Captain America’s super-soldier serum. He toiled away in his hidden lab deep in the everglades, his only companion being his beautiful girlfriend, Ellen. After finally breaking the code, and a passionate night of love making, Ted comes face to face with an Advanced […]