The Dark Compass Directs Dracula Way Off Course

And it’s gone. Dracula built a lot of good will and potential over two episodes. And then Gatiss and Moffat went all Dracula AD on their story, staking that potential rather abruptly. Following its final episode, critics and fans alike expressed their discontent with the Netflix series creative choices. Indeed, Dracula’s unnecessary jump to a […]

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Blood Vessel: Dracula Sets Off For England Aboard the Demeter

Like Dracula’s first episode, Episode 2, entitled Blood Vessel, expands one small section of Bram Stoker’s novel into a full 90 minutes. In this case, Count Dracula’s voyage from Transylvania to England on Russian ship, Demeter, takes centre stage. From a narrative perspective, Gatiss and Moffat have a lot of wiggle-room to expand on the […]

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Rules of the Beast: First Episode of Netflix Dracula Series Bloody Fun

Past collaborators, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, have re-connected to resurrect another old, popular intellectual property. Previously, the duo re-imagined Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective for their hit BBC series, Sherlock. Now Gatiss and Moffat are dipping back into classic literature for their latest series. This time around they’re dusting off Bram Stroker’s Dracula, which […]

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V-Wars on Netflix: Pilot Episode Sinks Teeth Into Its Vampire Story

In 2019, Netflix doubled down on horror series. From the good (Marianne, Chambers) to the mixed (Black Summer) to the terrible (Haunted), Netflix embraced the genre. As the year winds down, the streaming platform dropped yet one more horror series, V-Wars. The 10-episode vampire thriller sees Ian Somerhalder of Vampire Diaries fame return to the […]

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AHS 1984 Marks 100 Episodes of American Horror Story

Hard to believe, but American Horror Story has hit its 100th episode in Season 9. It’s an impressive milestone and one that heightens expectations for AHS 1984’s sixth episode. Audiences likely expect some big surprises for Number 100. And with the wide-open ending from last week’s Red Dawn, AHS 1984 has the additional challenge of […]

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AHS 1984 ‘Red Dawn’ – Camp Redwood is Closed Until Further Notice

With a smaller pool of potential victims and a growing number of killers, AHS 1984 has been a busy season. At Episode Four’s conclusion, the surviving counsellors watched as their escape from Camp Redwood burned. None of the counsellors are the slightest bit aware the danger their boss, Margaret, poses. Don’t forget, Donna (or fake […]

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Haunted on Netflix: ‘Sort Of’, ‘Maybe’, ‘Not Really True’ Stories Back For Season 2

Last Halloween, Netflix released Mike Flanagan’s outstanding, The Haunting of Hill House. Oh, Netflix also released paranormal docu-series, Haunted. Of course, calling it a ‘docu-series’ is pretty generous. That is, no episode had any investigation or, you know, evidence. Haunted borrowed an infotainment format to put scary stuff up on screen to cash in on […]

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Mr Jingles: AHS 1984 Up’s Its Body Count

In the debut episode, Welcome to Camp Redwood, AHS 1984 laid out a pitch-perfect homage to 80’s slashers. But leave it to Ryan Murphy and company to stir things up. At the very least, no one could ever accuse American Horror Story seasons of being boring. Not surprisingly then, Episode 2, entitled Mr Jingles, throws […]

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Marianne Kicks Off ‘Netflix and Chill’

With Halloween just around the corner, Netflix has begun unfolding its ‘Netflix and Chill’ lineup for the year. Unfortunately, Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House – The Haunting of Bly Manor – doesn’t come out until next year. But fear not, Netflix dropped French series, Marianne, on Friday the 13th this month. […]

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Stranger Things Welcomes You Back to Hawkins for Season 3

The Duffer Brothers made us wait a long time. Almost two years. But good things come to those who wait. And Season 3 of Stranger Things was definitely worth the wait. Netflix debuted its original sci-fi horror series in the summer of 2016. Almost instantly, the 80s-centric show became a pop culture sensation, inspiring a […]

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