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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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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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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Eulogy: Hugh Can’t Fix Everything at Hill House

Episode 7 of The Haunting of Hill House, entitled Eulogy, has a tough act to follow. As its title implies, Eulogy follows the Crain family reunion as father and siblings bid their formal farewell to Nell. This episode is Hugh-centric and bookended by his interrogation on the morning following Olivia’s death. Will we get some […]

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Two Storms Delivers Hill House’s Best Episode Yet

Finally, after five episodes, Two Storms puts all of the living Crain family members together. Unfortunately, it’s a family reunion for the wrong reasons. All of the Crains arrive at the Harris Family Funeral Home for Nell’s viewing. In both past and present timelines, trauma and open wounds culminate in raw confrontations against the backdrop […]

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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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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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