Finding an Underrated Performance in ‘Hannibal Rising’ [The Silver Lining]

In this edition of The Silver Lining, we’ll be covering Peter Webber’s 2007 entry in the Hannibal franchise, Hannibal Rising. No character exemplifies our fascination with charismatic madmen like Thomas Harris’ most infamous creation, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. While the overall quality of the media he’s been featured in may vary, I’d argue that every single […]

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Don Mancini Reveals How “Hannibal” Inspired Chucky’s Move to the Small Screen [Interview]

The seventh installment in the Chucky franchise, Cult of Chucky, ended with some significant dangling threads and the tease of a major returning player. Instead of following it up with another movie, director Don Mancini instead let the killer Good Guy loose on television. It was a smart move; the first season of “Chucky” interwove new characters with […]

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[R.I.P.] “Hannibal” Executive Producer Martha De Laurentiis Has Passed Away

The “Fannibal” community is mourning the loss of producer Martha De Laurentiis this weekend, who played a pivotal role in the evolution of the “Hannibal” franchise from big screen movies to Bryan Fuller’s more recent “Hannibal” television series for NBC. De Laurentiis passed away at age 67 after a battle with cancer. Martha De Laurentiis […]

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“Mockingbird Lane” – Looking Back on Bryan Fuller’s Edgy Reboot of ‘The Munsters’

When it comes to Gateway Horror, it’s hard to name a better example than The Munsters. Based on tropes and characters from the Universal Monster movies, this lovable family of misfits has been entertaining audiences for almost 60 years. That’s why it’s no surprise that they’ve also survived numerous attempts at reboots and remakes. While […]

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