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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Sweet Home (Season 1)—Netflix’s Live Action Take On Korean Webtoon Promises A Strong New Franchise

I have always been a fan of foreign cinema and television, particularly properties from Japan and France. However, it wasn't until I sat down to watch the high-octane and dramatic zombie thriller Train to Busan (2016) that Korean properties really grabbed my attention and instantly captivated me. A big appeal to Korean films and shows …

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Antebellum—There’s a Reason This Scrapped Its Theatrical Run

Whenever I see "From the Producers of Get Out", I immediately get excited. Jordan Peele's team behind Get Out and Us did a phenomenal job with both of those films with their intersection of horror and race issues in America. So when those words came across my computer screen when I originally watched the trailer …

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The Haunting of Bly Manor—A Great New Entry in the Budding Anthology Franchise

One of the highlights for the horror genre in the past couple of years was the Netflix original The Haunting of Hill House—loosely based on the book of the same name by Shirley Jackson. It was a show that was a hit with audiences and critics alike and left everyone clamoring for more Netflix original …

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The New Mutants—Fox’s Era of X-Men Doesn’t Stick the Landing In Its Final Hours

The movie that started off the the surge of comic book films was Fox's X-Men back in 2000, for it showed studios that they could make profitable, well-received, and mature films out of the properties. From there, Fox spawned two direct sequels, a three-film Wolverine series (Logan (2017) being the best live-action comic book film), …

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The Invisible Man: A Modern Rework of a Classic Monster That Needs to Be Seen

Back in 2016, Universal was hard at work creating their own Marvel-esque universe with their classic monsters which was set to debut with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy (2017). However, with The Mummy’s release came great critical and financial failure, and with that the scrapping of future films in that universe. One of those films was …

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