“The Wretched” – Movie Review

Animosity or anxiety towards our neighbors has long been an American tradition, so it’s no surprise that horror films have often utilized this trope. Films like Rear Window, and its blatant ripoff Disturbia come to mind. The Wretched takes this premise, and attempts to spice things up with a supernatural twist. But it’s more than just your ordinary horror film. Given the current pandemic, this … Continue reading “The Wretched” – Movie Review

Demonic Possession: Hollywood vs. “True” Stories

Demonic possession and exorcism have made for entertaining and terrifying horror films for decades. The very idea that some foreign entity, be a spirit, ghost, or demon could enter a person and take over their body is a rather disturbing idea. However, like most other Hollywood portrayals, there’s a great deal of exaggeration and embellishment to makes things more interesting. And the media’s portrayal of … Continue reading Demonic Possession: Hollywood vs. “True” Stories

Evil: “Justice x 2” Review

In a series that deals with things like demonic possession and paranormal activity, Evil has still managed to exist within the fringes of the supernatural, and surprisingly so, can often come off as quite realistic…until this latest episode that is.  “100 Days” was equally compelling as it was bizarre, but more than this, it was certainly memorable.  There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s get … Continue reading Evil: “Justice x 2” Review

Evil: “Room 320” Review

We’ve had to wait a month after David’s attack to see what happened and Evil wasted no time jumping right back into it.  What results is an oddly surreal and beautifully trippy story that we’re never quite sure what’s really happening in. Minor Spoilers Ahead What’s Real Anymore? “Room 320” opens with David being rushed to the hospital, with Kristen and Ben worrying in the … Continue reading Evil: “Room 320” Review

“Dracula” (2020) – Review

Holding the Guiness World Record for most frequently portrayed literary character, adaptations of Dracula don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.  This latest iteration, brought to us by Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat (of Sherlock and Doctor Who fame), brings the titular vampire into modern day. All while exploring his overall themes and philosophies of immortality, fear, dominance, and death itself.  Gatiss and Moffat … Continue reading “Dracula” (2020) – Review

Evil: “Seven Swans a Singin'” Review

In keeping true with the TV tradition of Christmas themed episodes, CBS’s Evil saw fit to tackle a truly terrifying subject: Christmas songs getting stuck in our heads!  Sadly we’ll have to wait until January for the next episode, but “Seven Swans a Singin’” has a more than enough going on to hold us over until then! Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned!!! Christmas Overload … Continue reading Evil: “Seven Swans a Singin’” Review

Evil: “Exorcism Part 2” Review

After weeks of fans complaining that storylines didn’t really follow through episode to episode, it seems that the writers heard this call, or more realistically they had planned this out from the beginning anyway.  Either way, “Exorcism Part 2” gave a nice follow up to previous plot threads, as well as demonstrated some of the real world consequences of this type of supernatural investigation. Spoilers … Continue reading Evil: “Exorcism Part 2” Review

Evil: “2 Fathers” Review

After a particularly intense demonic case last week, Evil took a step back to breathe this week, giving us time to get to know the characters a little better, while still delving into the supernatural.  Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at “2 Fathers”! Spoilers Ahead: You’ve Been Warned!!! Too Close to Home Upon analyzing the sigils from the Vatican investigation last episode, … Continue reading Evil: “2 Fathers” Review

Evil: “Vatican III” Review

Another week, another demonic case.  This week’s episode of Evil wastes no time following up the frustrating ending of last week, while introducing new challenges and demonic forces to face.  But does it hold up compared the mysteries we’ve seen already, or is the whole demonic police procedural starting to feel weary?  Let’s take a closer look at “Vatican III”! Minor Spoilers: You’ve Been Warned!!! … Continue reading Evil: “Vatican III” Review