Rest in Peace Sean Connery

News broke early this morning that the legendary actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. As BBC Reports: “Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son said… Jason Connery said his father “had many of his family who could be inContinue reading “Rest in Peace Sean Connery”

In Defiance of the Dark: How Preserving American Culture means celebrating Halloween!

Let me begin by stating my obvious bias, I love Halloween. I like scary stories, I love pumpkin spice lattes, fake cobwebs, classic horror movies, pumpkin carving, and ghoulish skeletons. My favorite Halloween pastime is handing out candy, longing for the day when I can take my own children trick-or-treating. For the past several years,Continue reading “In Defiance of the Dark: How Preserving American Culture means celebrating Halloween!”

Halloween Horrors – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

I completely understand why this film was hated upon release in 1982. Fans of the previous two films wanted more Michael Myers action and that’s not what John Carpenter wanted to do with his franchise. Despite only being part of the franchise in a producer capacity, he considered converting the franchise into a horror anthologyContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)”

Halloween Horrors – The Guest (2014)

The Guest might have the most interesting premise for a horror movie in the past decade. Screenwriter Simon Barrett, in his interview with RedLetterMedia, said that the core of the film was an attempt to parody the genre of late 2000s sanctimonious anti-war films like In the Valley of Elah and Lions for Lambs. TheContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – The Guest (2014)”

Halloween Horrors – Dead Alive (1992)

Peter Jackson wouldn’t become a household name until his critically acclaimed success directing The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. His career naturally didn’t begin in 2001 though. He gained notoriety in Hollywood for his award winning 1994 lesbian romance film Heavenly Creatures. Anyone who has seen his early works though can tell you the nameContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – Dead Alive (1992)”

Halloween Horrors – Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Return of the Living Dead might be one of the most important “zombie” films of all time. The 1985 comedy-horror film is responsible for much of what modern culture currently associates with “zombies”. That’s a title and level of influence the film shares with its progenitor Night of the Living Dead. That previous film inspiredContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – Return of the Living Dead (1985)”

Book Review – The Amityville Horror (1977)

Before the Satanic Panic took hold of the American consciousness, there was the “Satanic Passion” when Americans couldn’t get enough kitschy occult horror. The passion was moved, for the most part, by movies: Rosemary’s Baby, based on a book; The Omen, based on a book, The Exorcist, based on a book; and The Amityville Horror,Continue reading “Book Review – The Amityville Horror (1977)”

Peanuts Holiday Specials Won’t Be Showing on ABC for the First Time in 50 Years

A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown have had their yearly holiday specials canceled for the first time since the 1960s. The adored children’s cartoon specials have been an annual tradition for every major holiday for decades but the times are a changing. AppleTV+ recently started consolidating the rights to theContinue reading “Peanuts Holiday Specials Won’t Be Showing on ABC for the First Time in 50 Years”

Review: Hubie Halloween (2020)

I took it on good word from a critic I respect that Adam Sandler’s newest film for Netflix was actually a pretty solid film that I ought to check out. In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have bothered. Truthfully, the film wasn’t the utter disgusting abomination of a comedy I feared it could be. Sandler’s nameContinue reading “Review: Hubie Halloween (2020)”