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MeghanSchuler
October 31 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.04: “Edward Mordrake: Part 2”

Freak Show is quickly becoming my favorite incarnation of American Horror Story. This episode was absolutely horrific, heart-wrenching, nightmare-inducing perfection. A day later, I’m reeling....
MeghanSchuler
October 23 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.03: “Edward Mordrake: Part 1”

American Horror Story has given us some of the best Halloween specials I’ve seen on television. “Murder House” in particular set the bar for the horror anthology and I don’t...
October 23 2014

M.R. James: The Haunted Boy

It has gone unnoticed by his biographers, but the Eton lodgings in which M.R. James set his scholarship in the 1870s was the location of a famous 17th Century ghost story. Roger Clarke, who attended...
MichaelNethercott
October 18 2014

Horrific Hijinks: When Abbott and Costello Met Frankenstein

It was recess in St. Mary’s schoolyard. A handful of us boys, all eleven-ish, were discussing the merits of an old film recently re-broadcast on TV. The discussion soon took on the form of...
MeghanSchuler
October 17 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.02: “Massacres and Matinees”

One of the things I love most about Freak Show so far is the inclusion of actual people as the “freaks.”Sure, you have your effects makeup and your digital editing, but it’s refreshing...
MeghanSchuler
October 10 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show Season Premiere 4.01: “Monsters Among Us”

I’ve been to a couple of circuses and even performed at a freak show once (for charity, and of the non-horrifying variety), but that was an experience. Personally, I think this is the scariest,...
AngieBarry
September 29 2014

The Strain 1.12: “Last Rites”

So we’ve finally reached the penultimate episode—“Last Rites”—and it’s hard to believe that while it’s been weeks for us, barely a week has passed for...
AngieBarry
September 22 2014

The Strain 1.11: “The Third Rail”

As a horror series, The Strain has had plenty of tense, disgusting, and squirm-inducing moments. Lots of body horror. Some close calls and near misses. We’ve watched likable characters become...
MichaelNethercott
September 4 2014

The Turn of the Screw: A Gothic Whatdunit

Disturbing specter or spectral delusion? Predatory phantom or primitive fear? Dead face at the window or live madness in the mind’s eye? It’s for you to decide… In 1898, as the...
AngieBarry
August 18 2014

The Strain 1.06: “Occultation”

After five episodes of build-up, we’ve finally reached the “Occultation”: the day of the eclipse. And when you’ve got creatures of the night taking New York City by storm,...
MeghanSchuler
August 11 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.10: Season Finale “Demons and the Dogstar”

Season 2 is at its end. This is the finale, and I’m hoping it’s a good one. You get one more spoiler warning, guys! You know what? I love the music in this show. [Music that moves...
MeghanSchuler
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.09: “Tintypes”

This is it! Second to last episode! Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! What are you expecting to go down as we near the end of Season 2? [So many possibilities, so little time left...]
MeghanSchuler
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.08: “Unicorn”

More Olivia backstory! [That's all you get without SPOILERS!]
MeghanSchuler
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.07: “Lost Generation”

Before I go on with commentary, I have to say at this point, we're coming down to the wire, which means I might have to mention more plot-points and turns. You’ve been warned. Editor's...
MeghanSchuler
August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.06: “Such Dire Stuff”

I wasn’t wrong about Roman (Bill Skarsgård) being willing to do anything. Gene therapy? Look at all those needles. I’m terrified on Roman’s behalf. [And still, we go...
MeghanSchuler
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.05: “Hemlock Diego’s Policy Player’s Dream Book”

Okay, sometimes I just don’t get the titles for these episodes, but below the jump is the scene I’ve been looking forward to since we caught a glimpse of it in the trailer. [You, too...?]
MeghanSchuler
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.04: “Bodily Fluids”

Bodies in the woods! I think the moral of the story is that you should never, ever go into the woods in Hemlock Grove. There’s a lot of bad stuff lurking therein. [And herein, below the jump...]
MeghanSchuler
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.03: “Luna Rea”

What? WHAT?! Okay, stop and rewind! She’s not dead?! [You've got to jump to find out who...]
MeghanSchuler
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.02: “Gone Sis”

Hemlock Grove has a history of bloody, gory intros and so far, it’s not slacking on upholding that tradition. Read more about the weekend's binge watch schedule. [Roman's having...
Crime HQ
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove, Season 2: Binge Watch with Us All Weekend Long!

Are you ready to devour all ten episodes of the second season of Hemlock Grove, produced by Eli Roth, based upon the novel by Brian McGreevy? We sure hope you are, because we're going to watch...
MeghanSchuler
August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.01: “Blood Pressure”

It just wouldn’t be a new season of Hemlock Grove without the premiere of a weird and grisly murder. Read more about the weekend's binge watch schedule. [Here we go...!]
AngieBarry
August 4 2014

The Strain 1.04: “It’s Not for Everyone”

In Episode 4, “It’s Not For Everyone”, we pick up right where we left off: with Eph and Co. standing over the body of what was Captain Doyle Redfern. Everyone’s understandably...
Crime HQ
August 4 2014

A New Masterpiece Thanks to An Artist’s Bloody Chainsaw...and a Death Star

We've posted on thrift-store paintings enhanced by monsters, but Canadian artist David Irvine tosses in superheroes, villains, and pop culture icons, among other provocations. Cheaters...
AngieBarry
July 28 2014

The Strain 1.03: “Gone Smooth”

Episode 3, “Gone Smooth”, opens with a truly Extreme Makeover. While sweeping classical music plays in the background, a man who most certainly isn’t a man sets to work affixing...
Crime HQ
July 28 2014

Tourist Trap: Mexico’s Super-Creepy Island of the Dolls

The island perches among canals south of Mexico City, and didn't start out moth-eaten, mold-covered, and terrifying... probably. The story goes that the island’s only inhabitant, Don...
BrianGreene
July 24 2014

Erotic, Gothic, Belgian Vampires: Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Atmosphere is such an important aspect of movies. I’ve never attempted to make a film, so I can’t intelligently discuss the techniques involved in pulling off this vital part of the...
AngieBarry
July 21 2014

The Strain 1.02: “The Box”

We pick up only hours from where we left off last week in Episode 2 “The Box”. A well-built exterminator is prepping his gear for the day like a warrior preparing for battle. As we’ve...
BrianGreene
July 16 2014

Ringin’ Around the Rosie with Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny, and Girly (1969)

I’m part of a group of friends who have been dazzling one another with movies for decades now. We’re all cinephiles and we have similar tastes in films, yet each of us has our own individual...
AngieBarry
July 14 2014

The Strain 1.01: Series Premiere “Night Zero”

Regis Air Flight #753 is arriving at JFK from Berlin—our first warning that, in true Guillermo del Toro fashion, creepy Germans will play a part in the unfolding horror. As the plane begins...
Crime HQ
June 27 2014

“Something’s Happening Out There”: Trailer for Deliver Us from Evil (And Sweepstakes!)

Deliver Us from Evil is slated to hit theaters July 2nd, and while it may seem like just another cookie-cutter horror film designed solely for teenagers looking for an excuse to get close, there...