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31 Days of Horror 2015: The Walking Dead S06 E01: First Time Again


Season five of “The Walking Dead” came to a screeching halt after Rick went feral and shot Pete. Now, Rick has to save the town from a swarm of walkers. Will Morgan, who is battling his own demons, be able to help Rick? The only way our friends will survive is if they stand united. Can they? Will they? Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2015: Robert Kirkman’s Lessons on Surviving the Apocalypse

AP on TV Walking Dead Robert Kirkman

For the last few seasons, I’ve been doing the weekly recaps of “The Walking Dead.” Since I love everything zombie, my recaps are a work of love. This year, with the introduction of a companion series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” I thought it was time to learn more about the man who was nice enough to bring the stumbling, flesh-eating, walkers into our homes every Sunday night.

I’m assuming Robert Kirkman grew up in a normal household. We don’t know that much about his early years except that he wanted to write and draw his own comics. He got his ideas for his comic book, The Walking Dead, from doing research of wars and war torn countries. Robert Kirkman got it right. And, all that research was not wasted.

What kind of mind does it take to bring the apocalypse to life and, how has The Walking Dead franchise prepared us for major disasters? Grab your katana and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2015: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me


The entire time I was watching and reviewing the two seasons of television’s hit cult series, “Twin Peaks” for Biff Bam Pop!, I was anxiously marking the time until I could view Lynch’s 1992 film Fire Walk with Me, the prequel to the television series. Having already been hooked on the series because of Andy Burns‘ book, Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks, I accidently pulled up a link that featured the deleted scenes from the film. It was an accident that helped me understand the film much better because it confirmed what I’ve always believed “Twin Peaks” was really about: the battle between good and evil. In this film, we have become silent witnesses to what happened to Laura on the last week of her life. Laura was a blonde, blue-eyed angel with a dark secret. We get a chance to walk in Laura’s shoes in this film. It is a terrifying walk. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2015: American Horror Story: Hotel S05 E01: Checking In


I had fun with the Motts and our friends at the “Freak Show,” but now it’s time to travel to sunny Los Angeles. Wes Bentley from season one’s “Murder House” is back as John Lowe, a detective investigating a series of murders. Lady Gaga joins the outstanding cast and crew of one of the best horror show around, “American Horror Story.” Are you ready to check into the Hotel Cortez? Your room is this way. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2015: Fear The Walking Dead S01 E06: The Good Man


The walkers, on “Fear the Walking Dead,” can’t and won’t be held at bay for too long. On the last episode, Daniel went to the arena after interrogating one of the soldiers. There is no more denying what motivates the dead: Hunger! Hunger is what feeds the virus that controls them. What motivations will the living need to survive and, when that time comes, who do you pick to survive with you? Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2015: October’s #1 Hit Shows: American Horror Story and The Walking Dead


For many people, October means fall weather, Halloween costumes and pumpkin patches. Yeah, that stuff is fun, but for me, the month of October is the return of two of my favorite shows. What will we be seeing on “American Horror Story: Hotel,” and what is happening with our favorite lawman, Rick Grimes, on “The Walking Dead“? Sing a few lines of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days Of Horror: Marie Gilbert On… The Making of Shadows of the Forest


Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love.

Did you ever wonder how a film was put together, or how actors prepare for their roles? I need to thank Biff Bam Pop’s fearless leader, Andy Burns, for allowing me to do interviews on independent film directors and artists. It was through the interviews I had done here and here on Christopher Eilenstine, director of The Soulless, that led me to becoming one of the writers for Eilenstine’s new film, Shadows of the Forest. Thank you, Andy. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2015: Sleepy Hollow S03 E01: I Witness


I like watching “Sleepy Hollow” which stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, but although the cast was excellent, the writing needed to be vamped up, a lot. Maybe with season three, the creators have finally perfected the formula to make “Sleepy Hollow” kick-ass great. On the season two finale, Abbie did some time travel and Ichabod said a bittersweet goodbye to Katrina. But as we all know, our dynamic duo’s fight against evil is never over. Read the rest of this entry

Twin Peaks S02 E22: Beyond Life and Death


Is time travel possible? In the land of reruns and Netflix, time travel is just a short twenty-five years back to a show that was not only the king of cult shows, but a favorite of my friend, Andy Burns. I had never watched the “Twin Peaks” series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost when it originally aired and, I probably would have gone through life never seeing the show if it weren’t for Andy Burns’ book.

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Fear the Walking Dead S01 E05: Cobalt

Soldier on Cobalt

When civilization crumbles around us like day old bread, the military will take every precaution to protect its citizens… even if it means putting a bullet in your head to reach their goal. On the last episode of “Fear the Walking Dead,” people are being torn away from their loved ones. The soldiers have their orders… but will they obey them? Read the rest of this entry


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