Shannon McGrew

TV Series: PROJECT BLUE BOOK (2019)

TV Series: PROJECT BLUE BOOK (2019)

This past week, I had the chance to check the HISTORY channel’s newest drama, PROJECT BLUE BOOK. Being someone whose always had a casual interest in aliens, I was initially drawn to the show due to the fact that it intertwined true life accounts with government conspiracies which begged the question…. Could there be life outside of what we know on Earth? The 10-episode show, which premiered this past Tuesday, January 8, 2019, is executive produced by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), and stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), and Neal McDonough (Minority Report).

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 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.

TV Series Recap: Season 2 Premiere of MR. MERCEDES

TV Series Recap: Season 2 Premiere of MR. MERCEDES

Mr. Mercedes is a show that is criminally underrated. Not only does it boast a slew of impressive talent, but it's a show that knows how to sink its claws int you and keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Based off the Stephen King trilogy of the same name, the show centers around a cat-and-mouse game between retired detective Bill Hodges, played by Brendan Gleeson, and Brady, the Mercedes killer, played by Harry Treadaway. 

What the Fest!? TV Series Review: THE TERROR

What the Fest!? TV Series Review: THE TERROR

During the What the Fest!? Film Festival, a four-day showcase of everything ranging from horror, thrillers, sci-fi and more, AMC gave guests a sneak peek into an unseen episode from their new series, “The Terror”. Though I unfortunately couldn’t make it to the festival, I did have a chance to watch the entire series for review. “The Terror” is based off the 2007 novel of the same name by author Dan Simmons and has easily become not only one of my favorite books, but one of my favorite series of all time. 

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER'S BLOCK

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER'S BLOCK

Season Three of Channel Zero brings a new flavor to the table in a creepypasta tale that will curb any hunger pains you have. “Butcher’s Block”, based on Kerry Hammond’s creepypasta “Search and Rescue Woods”, centers around two sisters who move to a new city and find out quickly that everything isn’t as it seems in Butcher’s Block. Creator Nick Antosca returns as executive producer, showrunner and writer for the third installment along with director Arkasha Stevenson. “Butcher’s Block” stars Holland Roden (“Teen Wolf”), Olivia Luccardi (“The Deuce”), Krisha Fairchild (Krisha), and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner). 

TV Series Review: GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7

TV Series Review: GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7

Game of Thrones holds a very special place in my heart. Though I would love to go into detail about why, this is unfortunately not the place for that (though an article may come in the future). Today I’m here to review Season 7 of the highly popular show and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Leading up to this last season, I had originally taken a stance of not wanting to watch it as I was hoping that creator/author George R. R. Martin would have the next book ready, but alas, that was not in the cards. Instead, I decided, rather begrudgingly to watch the latest season and I’m so glad I did because it blew my god damn mind. 

Series Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY "MY ROANOKE NIGHTMARE"

Series Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY "MY ROANOKE NIGHTMARE"

When it comes to “American Horror Story” I’m learning that the show is going to be either hit or miss. I’ll be the first to admit that because of my disappointments in the ending of “Freak Show” I had given up hope on the series that I had once loved. However, that has changed since I had the chance to binge watch last season's, “My Roanoke Nightmare.” As someone who loves unsolved mysteries, I was well aware of the lost colony of Roanoke, so I was looking forward to seeing how Ryan Murphy and the gang would bring this story to life.

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE

NO-END HOUSE is the latest installment in the acclaimed CHANNEL ZERO series arriving on SYFY September 20. This season, which is inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, focuses on Margot Sleator and her friends who visit the mysterious No-End House, a place that houses 6 rooms that become increasingly disturbing the further you go in. The six episode seasons stars Amy Forsyth (“The Path”),  John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story”), Aisha Dee (“The Bold Type”) and Jeff Ward (“Agents of Shield”). 

Blu-ray Review: "Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete First Season"

Blu-ray Review: "Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete First Season"

Most times when we hear that there is going to be a remake or a reboot of a beloved franchise, we hang our heads in sadness and ask the gods why they would do this to us; however, there is always that rare case in which rebooting a franchise turns out to be a success, which is exactly what happened with the first season of “Ash vs. Evil Dead.”  If you are a horror fan and you are not familiar with the EVIL DEAD films than stop reading and go watch them immediately; for the rest of us, hearing that Ash was coming back after a 30 year hiatus (from EVIL DEAD) was music to our ears - the only concern being, would the show hold up perfect combination of horror and humor that we’ve come to love and appreciate from the films?