[Review] ‘Death Valley’ Condemns Humanity as “American Horror Story: Double Feature” Wraps Up

The pursuit for perfection in ‘AHS: Death Valley’ presents a scathing, honest look at the human race as it examines who deserves to inherit the Earth. “What a sad race we turned out to be.” It’s easy for each season of American Horror Story to get reduced to whatever sub-genre of horror that it’s put […]

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[Review] SYFY’s “Day of the Dead” Is One Zombie Series That’s Especially Rotten and Lifeless

SYFY’s revamp of Romero’s zombie classic adds little to the overcrowded corner of horror and loses itself in generic melodrama and scares. Do we need another zombie television show? That’s the question that’s inherently on everyone’s minds when they even hear about a new zombie television series that pulls from George A. Romero’s Day of […]

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The Corruption of Faith Through False Prophets in ‘Thirst’ and “Midnight Mass”

The search for faith can be eternally destructive in the wrong hands, which “Midnight Mass” and Thirst explore through their uniquely reborn priests. “Can you think of a miracle more amazing than that? I mean, cure blindness, sure. Or part the seas, all right. But a second chance? That’s a real miracle…” Religion is often viewed […]

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[Review] “American Horror Story: Death Valley” Begins With a Probing Look into Alien Archetypes

Part 2 of ‘AHS: Double Feature’ turns to grisly sci-fi staples for a divided premiere that’s pregnant with promise and upcoming horror highs. “Now we have a new question: Why? Why is it here?” Through the never-ending rolodex of horror sub-genres that have been explored in American Horror Story, aliens is one topic that’s been […]

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[Review] “American Horror Story: Double Feature” Concludes “Red Tide” With An Anemic, Pale Finale 

American Horror Story’s “Red Tide” goes for a safe finish that is full of blood and bodies, but lacks the impact that’s been present all season. “It’s just the price of living in such a special place.” The first part of American Horror Story: Double Feature has been a mixed bag, but by far the […]

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[Review] “What We Do in the Shadows” Season 3 is the Show’s Biggest, Strongest Season Yet

Staten Island’s most entertaining undead are back with more horror hilarity and supernatural slapstick. The past year has pushed the world out of their comfort zones in unexpected ways and triggered a level of unparalleled introspection. The public has been sequestered and forced to confront themselves at their rawest and most vulnerable states, which has […]

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[Review] “American Horror Story: Double Feature” Makes a Big Splash With the Start to “Red Tide”

The new split season of ‘American Horror Story’ presents a fractured family and a creative take on a classic creature, but already shows fatigue. “There’s no magic pill for greatness.” American Horror Story heads into its tenth season with Double Feature and at this point the overall horror theme for each season–as well as the […]

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[Review] “Game Over” Ends the First Season of “American Horror Stories” With a Playful Look to the Past

Everyone’s favorite Murder House returns in a meta season finale that questions fan service and when it’s appropriate to return to the past. “We are like huge ‘American Horror Story’ fans…” I initially lamented at the start of this season of American Horror Stories that an episode that’s set within an existing American Horror Story […]

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[Interview] Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion Share the Creepy Ingredients Responsible for “Brand New Cherry Flavor”

Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion reveal the secret sauce that makes ‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’ such a hypnotic and prescient horror classic. It’s never been a more exciting time for horror–whether it’s with the caliber of movies that get released, the way in which television and streaming services have embraced the genre, the level of […]

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[Review] Netflix’s “Brand New Cherry Flavor” Is ‘Mulholland Dr.’ Meets “Channel Zero” and It’s Glorious

Netflix’s horror opus is a lucid love letter to revenge that thrives on nightmare logic, unhinged performances, and Hollywood’s fake veneer. “Curses aren’t real.” There’s a line of dialogue early on in Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion’s Brand New Cherry Flavor where a character innocently remarks, “You know those nights where every twenty minutes you […]

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[Review] “American Horror Stories” Goes “Feral” in the Woods for the Spinoff’s Best Episode Yet

American Horror Stories turns to the many horrors that lurk in the woods with a strong entry that subverts expectations and takes big swings. “This is about experiencing nature; getting outside of our comfort zones.” American Horror Stories has turned to many of horror’s most popular premises for its debut season and so an episode […]

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[Review] “American Horror Stories”: ‘BA’AL’ Explores the Fears of Early Parenthood With Predictable Episode

“All I ever wanted to do was to be a mom, and I suck at it.” One of the more disturbing sub-genres to invade horror is the uncomfortable territory of “pregnancy horror.” There are few things more horrifying than a woman at the height of pregnancy–and vulnerability–becoming the target of a vicious attack. There are […]

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[Review] “American Horror Stories”: Danny Trejo Stars as Killer Santa in “The Naughty List”, a Mixed Bag That’s Filled With More Coal Than Toys

American Horror Stories conjures inspired scares with a murderous Santa, but falls flat with its vile cast of social media-obsessed Grinches. “We’re not just gonna sit here, Barry. We’re gonna record it.” I love Killer Santas. There’s something absolutely twisted about the perversion of this symbol of purity and childhood innocence, whether it’s through the […]

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[Retrospective] Brian De Palma’s ‘Blow Out’ Is Still a Scream 40 Years Later!

De Palma’s sleek conspiracy theory thriller and sleuth slasher film, Blow Out, turns 40 and its message rings in our ears even stronger now. “Just worry about the scream, all right?” It’s a stark truth to understand that everything that you see and hear cannot always be trusted and that cinema is the ultimate expression […]

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[Review] “American Horror Stories” Heads to the “Drive In” for an Encouraging Third Episode

The cost of art and the relationship between cinema and spectator come under scrutiny in this bloody, mindful American Horror Stories entry. “Fear?” “Why do you think horror films were invented?” There are no shortage of horror films that take place within movie theaters, but it’s considerably rarer for the carnage to be set at […]

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