Fear the Walking Dead: “The Key” (S6, E4 review) + The Walking Dead: World Beyond – “Madman Across the Water” (S1, E5 review)

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD SPOILERS AHEAD … AND A SHAMBLING HERCULE POIROT … Two episodes may not necessarily a comeback make but following on from last week’s wholly emotionally resonant episode, “Alaska”, Fear the Walking Dead seems to have its pulse again. While it does still seem to be veering Continue Reading

Star Trek: Discovery – “People of Earth” (S3 E3 review) / The Mandalorian – “Chapter 9: The Marshall” (S2, E1 review)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SPOILERS AHEAD … AND THE WARMTH OR TRUE CAMARADERIE AND A PLACE TO CALL HOME It’s rare to find a show that evokes a sense of camaraderie and belonging the way Star Trek: Discovery does. Truth be told, a bold, enduring sense of “made family” has always Continue Reading

Weekend #Halloween pop art: Sweet & innocent Muppets go full blood-dropping horrific

SNAPSHOT“I really enjoy mashing things up…especially things that are considered cute with things that are gruesome.” (James Beck, artist) The Muppets are so cute and adorable! That is until, at the hands of impressively talented artist James Beck, they are not. In a series deliciously titled The Muppet Maniac Series Continue Reading

The Walking Dead: World Beyond – “The Wrong End of a Telescope” (S1, E4 review) / Fear the Walking Dead: “Alaska” (S6, E3 review)

THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND SPOILERS AHEAD … AND SCARY, CREEPY, GROWLY THINGS … Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? If so, then (a) you shouldn’t be in the zombie apocalypse in the first place and (b) you don’t want to wander into the derelict, Continue Reading

Fear the Walking Dead: “Welcome to the Club” (S6, E2 review) + The Walking Dead: World Beyond – “The Tyger and the Lamb” (S1, E3 review)

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD SPOILERS AHEAD … AND SWEET, SWEET ZOMBIES … You could safely say that being smack bang in the midst of the zombie apocalypse is a great big steamy pile of the proverbial. Metaphorically speaking, of course, and as it turns in episode 2, “Welcome to the Continue Reading

How does Stranger Things set the mood? Lessons From the Screenplay investigates

Stranger Things, an undeniable watercooler hit par excellence which is soon (“soon” being a relative concept in these COVID-delayed times; don’t hold your breath is all I’d say) to treat us to a fourth season of Spielbergian ’80s horror-filled delights, has never been short on atmosphere. It has always had Continue Reading

Fear the Walking Dead: “The End is the Beginning” (S6, E1 review) + The Walking Dead: World Beyond – “Blaze of Gory” (S1, E2 review)

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD If you can cast your mind, lo these many months back to when season five of Fear the Walking Dead (is there any other option, really?), you will recall that the Smiling Dictator Virginia (Colby Minifie) had split up our merry band of survivors, casting everyone Continue Reading

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