The Bent Neck Lady: Hill House Finally Moves Its Story Forward

We’re at the halfway point in The Haunting of Hill House. Finally, we get our Nell-focused episode and, hopefully, get more insight into the tragedy that has set the series in motion. No cold open – just straight to the title credits. The Past – Come Home Nell No cold open in The Bent Neck […]

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Haunted on Netflix: A Rock In Your Trick-Or-Treat Bag

Netflix boasts quite a selection of documentaries. Foodies have Chef’s Table and Ugly Delicious, both of which make cooking more fascinating than you could imagine. For the budding criminologists, there’s the addictive How to Make a Murderer. This past week, Netflix gifted horror fans with the horror docu-series, Haunted. But don’t get excited. As it […]

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Hush Is a Quietly Unsettling Blend of Slasher and Home Invasion Horror

Horror director Mike Flanagan is on quite the roll. Two years ago, Flanagan helmed the sequel to the lame Ouija film, Ouija: Origin of Evil. To everyone’s surprise, his sequel was a vast improvement and a damn good horror film. Last year, Flanagan took one of Stephen King’s ‘unfilmable’ Gerald’s Game, and delivered one of 2017’s better horror […]

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The Twin Thing – Hill House Torments Luke in Episode 4

Episode 4 of The Haunting of Hill House, entitled The Twin Thing, is a Luke-centric story. In the cold open, we a young Luke explaining to someone that no one believes him about the ‘thing’ in the basement. As a side note, young Luke is absolutely adorable. Poor Luke – he’s even gone tot he […]

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The Haunting of Hill House: Ep 3 – Touch

The Haunting of Hill House’s third episode, Touch, is a Theo-centric episode. To date, Theo has probably had the least amount of screen time. Played by Kate Siegel, who previously starred in Mike Flanagan’s Hush, Theo is the child psychologist and Crain family member who seemingly always wears gloves. The Past So far in The […]

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Halloween 2018 Is The Sequel Carpenter’s Original Masterpiece Deserves

The wait is finally over. Nearly 40 years after John Carpenter’s original Halloween terrified audiences, Blumhouse Productions has released their long-awaited sequel. Based on a screenplay by Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, and David Gordon Green, Halloween 2018 has posed itself as a direct sequel to Carpenter’s film. Every other sequel in the series is being ignored. […]

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Unfriended: Dark Web Is a Servicable But Disappointing Sequel

Following the success of Unfriended, Blumhouse Productions wasted no time announcing a sequel. Writer and director Stephen Susco has some horror credentials. Previously, Susco worked on screenplays for The Grudge and Texas Chainsaw 3D. Though the sequel uses the same laptop and smartphone format, it’s a standalone film with no narrative connection to its predecessor. […]

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Open Casket Bookends Past and Present in Hill House

Episode 2 of The Haunting of Hill House, entitled Open Casket, is a Shirley-centric episode. As its title suggests, both the flashbacks and present timeline revolve around an open casket funeral. More specifically, Open Casket explores how the oldest sister, Shirley, deals with trauma or ‘fixes’ things around her. The Past The past flashbacks open […]

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Halloween: Ranking the Series from Tricks to Treats

The wait is almost over. In less than two days, ‘The Shape’ comes home … again. It’s been over nine years since a Halloween movie was in theatres. But this time feels different. With the return of Jamie Lee Curtis and positioning itself as a direct sequel to the original, it can’t help but feel […]

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Steven Sees a Ghost: Welcome to Hill House

Netflix finally debuted its hotly anticipated horror series, The Haunting of Hill House, this past Friday. Acclaimed horror director Mike Flanagan serves as the series creator. To date, Flanagan has helmed several well-regarded horror films including Oculus, Hush, and Gerald’s Game.  Hill House is loosely inspired by the 1959 Shirley Jackson novel, which has already spawned a […]

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