TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 8-10

TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 8-10

You’ve followed the first episodes of THE PURGE (Ep 1-3, 4-5, and 6-7), now the final three episodes have come and gone. As the show came to an end the stakes were raised to new heights, and viewers finally got to see the characters come together in an unexpected way.

TV Series Recap: STAN AGAINST EVIL SEASON 3

TV Series Recap: STAN AGAINST EVIL SEASON 3

STAN AGAINST EVIL, season 3, debuted on Halloween evening, October 31, 2018, on IFC. Stan Miller (John G. McGinley) returns as the retired sheriff fighting evil, along with Evie Barrett (Janet Varney), the new sheriff in town, Stan’s quirky daughter, Denise (Deborah Baker Jr), and Evie’s dimwitted but well meaning deputy, Leon Drinkwater (Nate Mooney). Also making an appearance, is Denise’s love interest, the sad-eyed but kind gravedigger, Kevin, played by the creator of the show, Dana Gould.

TV Series Review: CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

TV Series Review: CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, from creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale), and based on the Archie comic, is a dark re-imagining of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch which centers around Sabrina Spellman and the struggles she faces from being a half mortal/half witch. The show features Kiernan Shipka (The Blackcoat’s Daughter), Ross Lynch (My Friend Dahmer), Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman), Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who), Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia) and Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation).

TV Series Recap: Channel Zero: The Dream Door

TV Series Recap: Channel Zero: The Dream Door

Today I will be reviewing the SyFy horror series Channel Zero: The Dream Door (2018). To best describe the story, I will use my own plot summary

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALPYSE MIDSEASON Recap

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALPYSE MIDSEASON Recap

"I'm Constance Langdon, and this is my (bleeping) house."  AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE gave us the flashback episode that we've all been hanging out in literal purgatory, waiting for: it took us back to the place where it all began.  In AHS veteran actress Sarah Paulson's confident directorial debut, we took a "Return to Murder House," for the season's sixth episode this week-- and it did not disappoint.

TV Recap: LORE SEASON 2 EPISODE 3 - HINTERKAIFECK: GHOSTS IN THE ATTIC

TV Recap: LORE SEASON 2 EPISODE 3 - HINTERKAIFECK: GHOSTS IN THE ATTIC

Ghost stories exist for a reason. They serve as a warning of the unknown, but also to be vigilant of our surroundings lest something should want to harm us. That’s why when we hear tales of ghosts bumping around in the attic, our insides twist and turn as both fantasy and reality collide. Surely it isn’t actually a ghost in the attic. What if the ghost is something else entirely? What if that ghost is made out of flesh and bone and seeks to destroy everyone you know and love and then yourself? This was the unfortunate case with Hinterkaifeck as Amazon’s LORE points out to us.

TV Recap: LORE SEASON 2: EPISODE 2 - ELIZABETH BATHORY

TV Recap: LORE SEASON 2: EPISODE 2 - ELIZABETH BATHORY

We all know the tales of the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory. Known as the most prolific female serial killer in the world, she was rumored to have murdered up to 650 victims, with the vast majority of them being young virginal women. The tales of her bathing in the blood of virgin women in order to maintain her youth have been rumored to have inspired Bram Stoker in his creation of the fictional vampire Dracula. However, each interpretation of Bathory is different and Amazon’s LORE seeks to show us a slightly different iteration in its episode.

TV Recap: LORE SEASON 2: EPISODE 1 - BURKE AND HARE: IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE

TV Recap: LORE SEASON 2: EPISODE 1 - BURKE AND HARE: IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE

Last year I was introduced to Aaron Mahnke’s LORE podcast after seeing the first trailer of the Amazon series of the same name. Here was a series that mixed folklore - both well known and obscure - and made it relevant to a modern audience by weaving together threads that allowed listeners to connect with the material.  The first season of the show stood out because it had found a balance in its execution of Aaron Mahnke’s podcast. It walked a line between delivering audiences with educational tidbits while also laying out dramatized re-enactments that were meant to unnerve us in order to drive points home.

TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 6-7

TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 6-7

We are creeping closer to the end of THE PURGE 10-episode event. I’ve reviewed episodes 1-3 and 4-5, now it’s time to talk about episodes 6 and 7.

DVD Review: BARRY SEASON 1

DVD Review: BARRY SEASON 1

First off, before we dive balls deep into the world of BARRY and friends, I really need to point out that I personally, never do many reviews or put my name behind anything I don’t fully believe in. So for me, sitting here typing away taking time out of my day to spread the word on a new series, outta tell you something. Listen to the gospel of BARRY, for it is good my cinematic aficionados. 

TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 4-5

TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 4-5

We are approaching the halfway point of THE PURGE 10 episode TV series on USA Network. In episode 1-3 we were introduced to a cast of characters. The first episode taught us who those people are in the hours leading up to Purge night. The second and third episode establishes each character’s motives, their opinions on Purge night, and plants the seeds of the conflicts each one of them will encounter. Now, the fourth and fifth episodes throw every character into new and thrilling chaos.

TV Recap: HBO's SHARP OBJECTS

TV Recap: HBO's SHARP OBJECTS

Today I will be reviewing the HBO noir series Sharp Objects (2018). To best describe the story, I will turn to the IMDB plot summary

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE Premiere

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE Premiere

The APOCALYPSE has finally come. Wednesday night brought us the highly anticipated first episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE, the Murder House and Coven crossover season premiere, appropriately titled “The End,” and, as was expected, it gave us some pleasure, while also leaving us desiring a little more.

Blu-ray/DVD TV Recap: ASH VS. EVIL DEAD: SEASON 3

Blu-ray/DVD TV Recap: ASH VS. EVIL DEAD: SEASON 3

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be reviewing season three of the horror/comedy television show Ash vs. Evil Dead (2018).  To best describe the story, I will turn to the Rotten Tomatoes summary

TV Recap: HBO's SHARP OBJECTS

TV Recap: HBO's SHARP OBJECTS

From its visceral images of Southern gothic aesthetic, its kinetic use of blink-and-you-will-miss-it memory flashbacks, and its brilliant dramatic acting from the likes of Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina, HBO’s murder mystery hit of the summer, SHARP OBJECTS, came full circle Sunday night, as we (SPOILER ALERT) discovered that the murderer of Wind Gap’s two young girls has been none other than kid sister/teenage femme fatale, Amma (played by breakout star Eliza Scanlen).  

TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 1-3

TV Review: THE PURGE Episodes 1-3

There is likely not a single horror fan out there that isn't familiar with The Purge film franchise. In case there are any stragglers that somehow missed the films, they center on a government program where for twelve hours one night a year all crime, including murder, is legal. The franchise has hit some bumps along the way when trying to decide if it wants to make a political statement or simply show exciting carnage, but it's hard to deny these films have done well. With four lucrative films as notches on the Blumhouse Productions belt, now Blumhouse has come together with the USA network to release a 10-episode television event. The series brings back writer James DeMonaco, who also penned the film scripts, with Jason Blum as executive producer.

Web Series Review: SONA

Web Series Review: SONA

SONA, created by and starring Ashley Clements (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), is a charming futuristic sci-fi passion project.  Through Kickstarter, Clements and co-star and director, Brendan Bradley, raised more than $30,000 to fund this 8-episode web series. Though riddled with obvious flaws, the process to achieve this production and the drive behind the endeavor make it so I don’t even care to give any short comings much attention.