American Crime Story, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: A Painful but Necessary Glimpse at Homophobia in the ’90s

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Much like its predecessor, 2016’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, FX’s American Crime Story‘s second season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, has impressed me, all while breaking my heart all over again.

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My time at Monster Mania Con 39: “Hurry up and wait”

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Getting slayed by Jason(s) and Michael at Monster Mania Convention 39

On Saturday, March 10th, I hit the 39th Monster Mania Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ, which is not too far from where I live.  To say it was an experience- both for better and for worse- is an understatement.  I have to firstly always give credit where credit is due: the staff of Monster Mania Con gave us one hell of a lineup this time; they pulled out all the stops when it came to the celebrity guest list.  From Tim Curry, John Carpenter, Cassandra Peterson (Queen ELVIRA), Richard Dreyfuss, the kids from 2017’s It, Kathleen Turner, to a whole bunch of others, MMC gave thousands of fans opportunities to meet some of our horror heroes.   Continue reading

Netflix’s Veronica proves that a film doesn’t have to live up to its “scariest movie” moniker in order to be effective (spoilers)

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When the fuck are characters in horror films going to learn not to mess with ouija boards?

I’m about two-three weeks late (sue me) checking out the Spanish horror film Veronica that people have dubbed one of “the scariest movies ever made” and, while I figured that I wouldn’t agree with that marketing necessarily, I was still pretty impressed.

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The importance of horror film ‘Get Out’ winning an Oscar, an otherwise notoriously snubbed film genre

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Sunday night at the 90th Academy Awards, comedian/writer/director Jordan Peele made history, as he accepted a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his little social-thriller-movie-that-could, Get Out.  Perhaps because of the current push of the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” equality/inclusion movements happening in Hollywood at the moment, the Academy took notice of this small budgeted, Blumhouse-produced, indie horror movie- that those of us who live, breathe, and die horror had been waiting for months before its actual release in February 2017.   Continue reading