Midnight Mass Delivers a Horrifying Sermon to Horror Fans

Over the last decade, Mike Flanagan has assembled an impressive horror résumé. Alongside James Wan (Malignant, Saw), he’ll likely find his name mentioned next to all-time greats like Carpenter and Craven. He’s moved from small thrillers (Oculus, Hush) to big-screen scares (Ouija: Origin of Evil) to marque Stephen King adaptations (Doctor Sleep). Both his Netflix […]

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Black Summer’s Currency A Little Bankrupt on Story Advancement

We’re past Season 2’s halfway point in Black Summer now and the zombie series seems to have found its footing. Though White Horse slowed things down again, the fifth episode didn’t skimp on stakes and introduced a little more emotional depth. Now Episode Six, which is entitled Currency, brings us back to the present timeline. […]

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White Horse Slows Things Down In Black Summer’s Second Season

After Black Summer delivered its best episode across both seasons, Episode 5, White Horse hits the brakes. Maybe John Hyams was worried audiences forgot about mystery “soldier” Spears. So White Horse abandons Rose, Anna, and the ‘Manor’ to get us caught up with our last remaining original character from Season 1. Recall from Prelude that […]

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Black Summer’s Cold War Heats Up The Zombie Series

After Episode 3, Card Game, delivered a quietly tense 40 minutes or so of television, Cold War switches things up. In Episode 4, Black Summer cranks up the action with an all-out war for ‘The Manor’. As the episode opens, we re-join Sun, Officer Ray, and his militia whose fates were unknown after being thrown […]

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Black Summer’s Card Game Delivers Series’ Best Episode To Date

After Prelude filled in some storytelling gaps, Black Summer’s next episode, Card Game, looks to do something the Netflix series has struggled to accomplish. That is, Card Game promises to give us some narrative momentum. Finally, the zombie series looks to give us some extended time with previously established characters. To date, Rose and her […]

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Fear Street Part 1 1994 Kicks Off Netflix Slasher Franchise In Fun Fashion

Over the last few years, Netflix hasn’t put much effort into its horror selection. By and large, horror fans have found movies they’ve seen or generic, uninspiring selections. So it was something of a surprise when the streaming giant announced it was release a trilogy of horror movies in back-to-back-to-back weeks. Based on RL Stine’s […]

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Black Summer’s ‘Prelude’ Fills in Some Season 2 Gaps

As Black Summer sprints into the next episode of Season 2, we’re treated to a bit of backstory courtesy of a prequel episode. In Prelude, Black Summer backtracks to fill in some of the gaps between The Stadium and our current snowy landscape. Given that we’re only two episodes into the season, Black Summer doesn’t […]

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Black Summer Returns With ‘The Cold’ For Season 2

Two years after its first season, Black Summer has finally returned for a follow up. Apparently, critics and audiences were more impressed with Season 1 than me. And early appraisals of Season 2 are overwhelmingly positive. On one hand, Black Summer delivered a frantic – almost ‘slice-of-life’ vision – of a zombie apocalypse in its […]

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