Category Archives: horror
Sometimes, demons go to church, and sometimes, priests are fooled. In last week’s episode of Outcast, Mildred died and Sidney put his mark on Reverend Anderson. There is a battle coming to the town of Rome and the good guys are outnumbered. Can Kyle mend fences with Allison? Will Mark’s poor judgment come back to haunt him? Will the Reverend lose another battle with Sidney?
Last week’s episode of Outcast ended with Kyle and Reverend Anderson racing towards the home of Kyle’s wife and child after learning that Mildred’s exorcism didn’t take. Sometimes, the devil makes you do bad things and sometimes… it’s plain ole human nature. Will Sidney cause more havoc in the town of Rome tonight? Grab that bible and follow me. Read the rest of this entry
While it’s the job of a publicist to sell audiences on entertainment media, sometimes there is false advertising. Not so with Stranger Things, the latest offering from The Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines). The show is described as “a love letter to the ‘80s supernatural classics that captivated a generation,” a synopsis that might sound cliché but is delightfully accurate.
Stranger Things is set in the small town of Hawkins, Minnesota in 1983. For those of us who grew up during that decade and think of it with fondness, our first instinct is to look for mistakes. The folks behind Stranger Things, however, have done their homework. The production design and costumes make us truly feel like we’re in 1983. This is not the glossy Miami Vice ’80s or even the 1998 version as seen in American Psycho; this is the station wagon, button-down shirts, wood paneling, macramé and latch-hook, crappy TV sets, last gasp of the 1970s-version of the ‘80s, which is exactly what it was like for most of us in middle-class America.
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On last week’s episode of Outcast, Mark investigated the area where the mutilated animals were found; Megan is shocked over someone’s return to Rome; and Kyle discovered that not all exorcisms are successful. This week, Reverend Anderson discovers a shocking secret. Read the rest of this entry
I grew up on science fiction shows and watched shows like Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon on a 12-inch television screen. Although the aliens from the old television shows were scary, they did not prepare me for Ridley Scott’s Alien. Who is my choice for King of the Creature Feature Award? Grab your electric prod and follow me. Read the rest of this entry
On the last episode of Penny Dreadful, the battle of all battles has begun. As one of Dracula’s imps tells his master how two great wolves have slaughtered the creatures of the night, a mother sings to her wee babe somewhere in London, and little Jack has taken his last breath. Is there no peace for our gentle creature, John Clare? Join me now for the second part of the season finale. Read the rest of this entry
On last week’s episode of Outcast Kyle was unable to bring his mother back to her pre-possession days; Chief Giles and Mark investigate a rash of animal sacrifices; and a new stranger arrives in town with ties to Hades. This week Kyle and Reverend Anderson are faced with an unusual possession. Read the rest of this entry
On the season premiere of Outcast we met the protagonist of Robert Kirkman’s series about a man’s battle with demons and possession. Like this episode’s title, “(I Remember) When She Loved Me,” suggests, Kyle’s childhood really did suck, but there had to be a time before his mom went rabid. What was does Kyle remember? Read the rest of this entry