Candyman (2021)—Review

Recent years have brought about an emergence of revitalizing old horror properties as pseudo-sequels, from Halloween (2018) to Spiral (2021) to the new SyFy series Chucky (2021). Another recent trend in the horror genre, and a thematic element that has unfortunately been poorly overlooked prior, is the inclusion of themes surrounding the African American experience, …

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)—Review

The Conjuring franchise is one of the best horror franchises being produced right now. The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Annabelle Creation (2017), and Annabelle Comes Home (2019) are all fantastic that have cemented their place as some of the best franchise-horror films ever made. Up until this year, the only times this franchise …

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Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark—Adaptability Review

A show that I thoroughly enjoyed last year, even though I never wrote a review for it, was HBO's Lovecraft Country (2020) which was based on a book by the same name by Matt Ruff (2016). Part of what made that show so good is that it combined dark, Lovecraftian fantasy with history, and in …

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A Quiet Place Part II (2021)—Review

One of my favorite films of 2018 was John Krasinski's theatrical directorial debut, A Quiet Place. With fantastic characters, an incredible premise, and some of the most suspenseful sound design ever presented in film, A Quiet Place blew audiences away and was a true "must see in a theater" event. When A Quiet Place Part …

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