Oct 312014

As the witching season begins, we see a lot of more Stephen King, whether it is in the horror, thriller, or drama genres. This year, one of King’s novellas was adapted for the small screen, a thriller about a woman who goes after her attacker in order to seek revenge, rather than just calling for the cops because of course she does. Let’s end Stephen King month big!

Let’s take a look at Big Driver.

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Oct 312014

It’s the big day- Halloween. All in all, this has been a pretty fun October here. As a first time out, Reruns From the Crypt has been an interesting project. I tried to avoid a direct theme between the shows, and yet one grew in spite of that.

That said, after a double-header of David Lynch and Lars von Trier, I decided to make the final week a lighter note. That this one also shares a’supernatural elements in a hospital’ theme with The Kingdom is a happy coincidence. First and foremost, this was picked to be a lighter note to send off the month.

Which brings us to Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade’s horror spoof Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.

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Oct 292014

Hey y’all! This week, I’m doing a special Halloween-themed review. There are a few k-pop songs that have dark, creepy concepts, but no one does them quite as well as VIXX. They’ve had several songs on with dark or fantastical elements, but the best one for the occasion would have to be a single from about a year ago. So without any further delay, let’s take a look at Voodoo Doll!

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(WARNING: This music video involves body horror and gore, so view at your own discretion!)

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Oct 292014

So, remember how I said in my Gotham review that last week of October tends to be when shows pull out their horror-styled episodes? Well, The Flash ain’t playing that. Though for what we do get, I’m really not complaining.

This week’s episode improves on several of the elements I’ve been having issues with. It’s no overnight fix – there really aren’t any – but the show is far finding its footing in very good time.

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Oct 282014

It’s the last week of October. In television, that means this is the week every show either does an explicitly Halloween-themed episode, or at least one with a darker/more horror-based angle.

Which brings us to this week’s episode, involving an old case from Bullock’s past – an occult-based murderer targeting Gotham’s wealthy who claims to be channeling an ancient spirit, and the possibility of murder continuing from beyond the grave.

Most of the above is really just window dressing for the holiday, but it does hit on one good thing about this episode: after being a supporting force over the past few weeks, we get Bullock in the limelight. It turns out to be one of the better decisions the show has made in a while.

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