“Happy Valentine’s Day, no one!” Ten romantic-ish popculture recommendations for February.

“Love loves to love love,” or something like that. What is it about February 14th that brings out the grinch in me? The gender-normative stereotype reinforcing? The forced sappiness and craven branding of emotional expression? The sugar crash that inevitably awaits me after I eat an entire box of cheap chocolates at work that day? […]

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Who You Gonna Call? Stranger Things Season 2 Gets the Gang Back Together For the Apocalypse

“Don’t you think it’s weird…that we only seem to hang out when the world’s about to end?” – Nancy, aka Nance The residents of Hawkins, Indiana have been through a lot. At least the ones we got to know back in Season 1 of  Stranger Things: the Netflix show that unexpectedly became a meme-generating, merch- selling […]

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October Watch-a-thon, Day 7

The House of the Devil available to stream with Shudder (free 7 day trail available) on Amazon “During the the 1980s over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive Satanic Cults…the following is based on true unexplained events” So begins Ti West’s The House of the Devil – a 2009 horror film […]

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October Watch-a-thon, Day 5

It (2017) in theaters now I knew I’d enjoy doing an October Watch-a-thon, but I didn’t know how much I’d love finding new ways to cheat. Unfortunately cheating is a must sometimes, especially on weekdays when I don’t have much time to write. For this one, I’m going cross-promotional. On the latest episode of Red […]

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October Watch-a-thon, Day 4

It Follows, Available for streaming on Netflix Hi. Cheating again. It Follows came out in 2014, and since then I’ve been talking about it to whoever would listen. It has a brilliant, original concept and commits to its story and characters in a way that’s rare in horror. There are no cheap thrills in It Follows, […]

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October Watch-a-thon, Day 3

The Witch, Available for streaming on Amazon Prime Alright friends, these are going to get shorter as the week wears on me. Luckily it’s easy to put my love for the 2015 horror film, The Witch, into a few appreciative sentences – the movie is visually precise, hauntingly acted and will send all those nightmares that […]

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OCTOBER WATCH-A-THON, Day 2

American Horror Story, Season 1 “Murder House” Available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime It’s day 2 of October Watch-a-thon and I’m already cheating. This feels right. Here’s a slightly tweaked repost of something I wrote back in 2014 about why the first season of AHS is really the only one you need: Most […]

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