TV Reviews: OUTCAST, SSN01 -Episode 3: “ALL ALONE NOW” & Episode 4: “A WRATH UNSEEN”

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EPISODE 3: “ALL ALONE NOW” Episode 2 of OUTCAST was full of flashbacks that were difficult to differentiate from each other, causing it to be a bit repetitive. We get it already: Kyle’s mom beat the shit out of him as a kid and it was no surprise revelation that she was possessed. The surprise […]

Review: THE CONJURING 2

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The second chapter in James Wan’s continuing saga of Ed and Lorraine Warren, THE CONJURING 2, sees the couple in England in the 1970’s at the behest of a priest to rid a family of an unwanted house-guest, such as a ghost of an old man in a chair in the living room for starters. The […]

VIDEO GAME Review: RESIDENT EVIL 7 (Demo)

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After playing the demo of RESIDENT EVIL 7, I had to ask myself, “Could this be the franchise true return to horror?” I was completely oblivious that a new RESIDENT EVIL game was even in the works until I caught word of E3’s announcement late last night that a playable demo would be available after […]

L.A. Film Festival Review: LIGHTS OUT

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About a year ago, I received a Facebook message from a friend of mine telling me I needed to watch a short that was making its rounds on the internet.  She sent me the link and told me to watch it with the lights out.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but figured no harm […]

TV Review: OUTCAST, Episode 2: “(I Remember) When She Loved Me”

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The follow-up episode to the outstanding pilot of OUTCAST takes a much more ambiguous approach to the subject matter in question. While it’s been set up that demonic possession is surrounding our characters, it’s questionable what’s actually been going on with Kyle’s mother. Through a series of flashbacks, we see a much happier childhood for Kyle, […]

L.A. Film Festival Review: BEYOND THE GATES

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Trends are cyclical, in horror and collecting. We see resurgence of things long thought dead. Vinyl has been selling strong, and within the collector community, VHS culture is humming along. One of those pieces of VHS that is due for a return is the VCR board game craze. Whether it be the NIGHTMARE series or others, […]

TV Review: OUTCAST, Episode 1 – “A Darkness Surrounds Him”

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Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) is a loner who could care less if he has running water in his house. There are dirty dishes lying everywhere and it’s clear that an odor fills the air whenever he is inside of an enclosed space. His sister Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) is pounding on the door, wanting to offer […]

Review: GIRL IN WOODS

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Before we even hit the 6 minute mark, GIRL IN WOODS already presents viewers with four nightmare sequences.  I even paused it to check the time stamp to make sure I didn’t accidentally skip ahead. Not a mistake. This has to be some kind of record and was worried that I was about to watch […]