Trick r’ Treat: Horror Anthology a Halloween Tradition

Horror anthology movie, Trick r’ Treat has an interesting history. Today, horror fans regard it as a ‘must-see’ classic. In line with this view, Shout! Factory put out a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray last year. And the movie’s writer and director, Michael Dougherty impressed enough to land Godzilla King of the Monsters earlier this year. But […]

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The Howling II: Horror Sequel May Have You Howling for All the Wrong Reasons

Joe Dante’s The Howling is a classic horror movie. Aside from An American Werewolf in London, it’s one of the best werewolf movies of all time. Interestingly, however, The Howling has produced one of the more bizarre horror franchises. To date, studios have churned out seven sequels over four decades. Most of these sequels were […]

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Ginger Snaps: A Powerful and Relevant Werewolf Film

A uniquely Canadian horror film, Ginger Snaps doesn’t get near the attention it deserves in horror circles. Simply put, Ginger Snaps was one of the best horror films of the 2000s. Written by Karen Walton and directed by John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps is a werewolf story revolving around two outcast sisters obsessed with death. Yet […]

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The Order Episode 7 – Undeclared, Part I, Questions Loyalties And Motives

After another strong, fast-paced episode, Homecoming Part II, The Order looks to let you catch your breath. Sort of. Episode 7, titled Undeclared, Part I, has a lot to unpack for its characters. Whether it’s the fallout from Alyssa’s discovery or Grandpa Pete destroying the Necrophone, there’s sure to be some reckoning for The Knights […]

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The Order Episode 6 – Homecoming, Part II, Promises Fallout For The Knights

Spells, sacrifices, romance, rivalries – Homecoming, Part I, had a bit of everything. Though Jack and Alyssa’s budding romance took a step forward, Episode 5 teased that their secrets and opposing allegiances might drive them apart sooner than later. And Jack’s friction with Lilith in the Knights continued. By the episode’s conclusion, the Knight’s disruption […]

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The Howling: A Classic Update of Golden Age Horror

From Twilight to True Blood, vampires enjoyed a brief renaissance several years ago. Zombies shuffled back into public consciousness in the early 2000’s and have refused to die. In spite of a long horror legacy, werewolves haven’t enjoyed the same career resurgence. But back in the early 1980’s, the werewolf was as big as it […]

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The Order – Episode 5 Homecoming Part One Casts a Spell

Previous, in Episode 3, An Introduction to Ethics, Part II, The Order gained some forward momentum. The Netflix series assembled its Knights of Saint Christopher, an extremely affable collection of ‘do-gooding’ werewolves. Moreover, the series dug into some more mythology while firmly establishing a playful tone. It’s this tone that nicely sets the series apart […]

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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 Episode 2 – Hell Week, ParT II

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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