Black Summer – Summer School Gets a Passing Grade

Black Summer’s ongoing narrative continues in Episode 3, which is entitled Summer School. As its title implies, Summer School finds the mysterious Spears along with Rose, Ryan, and Lance, seeking shelter in what appears to be an abandoned school. Of course, this is a dystopian zombie series so you probably assume the school isn’t all […]

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Black Summer – Drive An Adrenaline-Fueled Episode

Black Summer’s second episode, Drive, largely narrows its focus to one set of its characters. Just as its title implies, Drive constrains most of its action to desperate car ride through suburban streets. It’s a briskly paced episode with minimal zombie action but plenty of tension. Black Summer Does Some Sunday Driving At the end […]

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Black Summer – Human Flow Does Enough To Hook Zombie Fans

Another year, another zombie television drama. Today, Netflix released its latest original television series, Black Summer. Like Fear the Walking Dead is a prequel to The Walking Dead, Black Summer serves as a companion prequel to The Asylum’s Z Nation series. Even just a few years ago, a Netflix zombie series would have seemed like […]

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The Order – Episode 3, An Introduction to Ethics, PT 1

Here we go, Episode 3 of The Order. This one’s entitled, Introduction to Ethics, PT. I. The title potentially implies a bigger role for Sam Trammell’s ethics professor, Eric Clarke. Alternatively, the episode synopsis promises consequences for the use of magic. Either way it feels like we have a story that might start to gain […]

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The Order – Hell Week PT 2

Episode 2 of The Order, entitled Hell Week PT 2, picks things up immediately in the moonlit cemetery. This time around, we get more magic sleeping powder. Throw in some bad dialogue and a new supernatural ‘baddie’, and this episode has a little more life. But does any of this qualify The Order as ‘binge-worthy’? […]

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The Order: Hell Week, PT 1

Following on the heels of the successful Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Haunting of Hill House, The Order is the latest Netflix supernatural chiller. The Vancouver-based horror-fantasy show promises a college-based battle between werewolves and an ancient order of dark magic practitioners. Think of it as a Riverdale-style variation on Underworld. All ten episodes […]

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Don’t Watch This: Netfix Series Short on Scares

Last year, before Halloween, Netflix dropped a surprise horror-inspired series for fans – Don’t Watch This. The series, a collection of five horror film shorts, is a collaboration between Netflix, Crypt TV, and … Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. None of these horror shorts clock in at over 9 minutes. Two of the shorts […]

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You: Addictive and Delightfully Trashy Television

Every generation gets its own Hollywood stalking story. The 70’s had Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty For Me. Over a decade later, Fatal Attraction scared cheating men back into their wives’ arms. In the ’90’s we had The Crush and Fear, while the 2000’s gave us Swimfan. Earlier in 2018, Netflix dumped the dreadful Bad Match […]

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Silence Lay Steadily: Hill House Takes Us Into the Belly of the Beast

So we’ve finally arrived – the final episode of The Haunting of Hill House. No more character-centric episodes. All roads have brought us to the ‘Red Room’. There are so many questions lingering as we go into this last episode. So what does Mike Flanagan have in store for us. Silence Lay Steadily’s cold open […]

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Screaming Meemies: No One Wakes Up From Hill House’s Nightmare

We’re down to the last two episodes and there are so many questions left. Can Mike Flanagan and The Haunting of Hill House deliver an emotionally satisfying conclusion that also addresses most of the missing puzzle pieces? That remains to be seen, but prepare yourself for a downer of an episode. It’s entitled Screaming Meemies, […]

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