FILM REVIEW – ‘THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS’ (2018)

Currently in theaters is The Happytime Murders, a raunchy comedy from Brian Henson (yes, as in those Hensons) starring Melissa McCarthy. Well, okay… can I really say it’s starring Melissa McCarthy, per se? I mean, yes, technically she’s in it, but the main “star” is really Phil Philips (voiced by Bill Barretta) a disgraced former…

FILM REVIEW – ‘HEREDITARY’ (2018)

Where should I start with Hereditary? I can make cliche comments about how it’s sure to be a sleeper success. Or how it’s more of an experience than a jump-and-scare movie. How about “It’s emotionally grating but not a typical horror movie”? I can focus on the fact that it tears on you as a…

FILM REVIEW – ‘SLENDER MAN’ (2018)

Back in 2009, the World Wide Web was introduced to the Slender Man, an unnaturally tall, faceless, demonic entity that terrorized the realm of of internet horror fiction (AKA:”creepypasta”) and has since appeared in just about every single form of digital media. From video games to web-series, to an episode of the TV series Lost…

FILM REVIEW – ‘LIVESCREAM’ (2018)

Currently touring the film festival circuit is LIVESCREAM, the latest film from Octopunk Media and writer/director Michelle Iannantuono. To begin with, it’s very difficult to properly categorize this film, as there are very few, if any, films made quite like this. The entire film is presented as a video gaming live-stream (much like you’d find…

BOOK REVIEW – ‘A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC’

Another book I stumbled upon late last year is A Darker Shade of Magic by: V.E. Schwab. The cover looked interesting and the jacket offered an interesting look at three different Londons and magic. I thought, “what the heck,” and bought it. It starts in the first of the three Londons, Grey London, which is our…

TV REVIEW – ‘THE MIRROR’ (2017)

Currently on IFC is The Mirror, a six-part web-series from AB Video Solutions, the film production company of Baltimore, MD-based art collective Wham City who previously released the equal parts strange and exceptionally well-made (and much talked about) shorts Unedited Footage of a Bear, This House Has People in It, and others in Adult Swim‘s…