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The Shining Showdown: In Defense of the Source Material

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The Shining Showdown: In Defense of the Source Material

When the “Shining Showdown” was announced on the podcast, I instantly saw through the surface argument to the root of the issue. I don’t imagine that The Rob Oneal truly believes the mini-series was a better product, although maybe he does, I surmise that the real disagreement we have here is: source material vs Kubrick’s interpretation. For audience members who have not read the novel, the knee jerk reaction is to say that the film is superior to the television version. While cinematically it is gorgeous, The Shining (1980) is a far cry from Stephen King’s original book. Rudimentary aspects like the...

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The Women of Horror February - Tamara Glynn

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The Women of Horror February - Tamara Glynn

To put it frankly, Tamara Glynn is a blonde bombshell, the veritable definition of what we look for in female horror characters. Fans fondly remember her feature film debut as the sexually naïve Samantha Thomas in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. In this sequel, Tamara had audience members drooling over her red lingerie and “come and get me” eye makeup. However her history with horror didn’t begin or end there, and her striking beauty is merely one aspect of her arsenal. From humble beginnings and early aspirations, to a career behind the camera, Ms. Glynn proved to be a...

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Green Room: Horror, or Just Horrifying?

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Green Room: Horror, or Just Horrifying?

If you’ve paid attention to anything I’ve written on this site, you know that I’m really bad at keeping up with modern horror releases.  It’s not that I don’t like the genre, to be sure (I write for this site, don’t I?), just that nothing has really captured my interest of late.  Then, a couple of months ago, I was reading one of the unavoidable “best ______ of 2016” lists talking about movies that no one saw.  There was a little flick on there titled Green Room that touted Patrick Stewart as a grizzled neo-Nazi, featuring Anton Yelchin (RIP, Chekhov) and Alia...

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Review: Split

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Review: Split

It was a wet but windless Friday evening in Pittsburgh when my companion and I arrived at the local theater. Anticipation built as we waited for our turn at the box office. It being the start of the weekend, the que ahead of us was comprised mostly of chatty teens and young couples. As we approached the ticket counter there was to be no argument. We were here to enjoy the latest M. Night Shyamalan picture. Having recently redeemed himself with The Visit, I had high hopes for what lay ahead. We entered a nearly empty theater that became uncomfortably crowded...

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Review: The Bye Bye Man

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Review: The Bye Bye Man

On Wednesday evening of last week I asked my significant cutter if she would like to go on a date to see “The Bye Bye Man.” My goal was to kill two birds with one stone, date night and a review for the blog. Everything was going according to plan when suddenly disaster struck. Her voice was as smooth as a used-car-dealer’s when she said: “You can say no but!   …Can we please go see La La Land instead?” Quickly followed by: “I’ll buy priority seating with the leather recliners.” I’m sure you know the rest. When Friday night came I found...

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