How “The Forest” was (Almost) Awesome

While 2016’s The Forest was a box office success (grossing over $30 million on a $10 million budget), it wasn’t without its controversy and poor critical reviews. I remember seeing it back when it first came out a few years ago, and after re-watching it on Netflix very recently, it left the impression of a movie that had great potential, but squandered it. So rather … Continue reading How “The Forest” was (Almost) Awesome

Is “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” Failing as a Spinoff?

Like many other horror fans, I was absolutely enamored with Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. Even though it only ran for three seasons, it perfectly captured the spirit of Victorian Gothic Horror, and was full of atmosphere. In many ways, it felt like what Universal’s Dark Universe should have been (in fact, I wrote a whole piece on that). So naturally, the news that a spinoff, City … Continue reading Is “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” Failing as a Spinoff?

Penny Dreadful – City of Angels: “Santa Muerte” Review

Penny Dreadful was a delightfully dark and macabre piece of gothic television that perfectly captured the spirit of old school horror. In many ways, it was the “shared universe” of classic monsters that Universal’s failed “Dark Universe” should have been (in fact I wrote an entire piece on that). So it came with surprise, excitement, and a bit of apprehension when Showtime announced they were … Continue reading Penny Dreadful – City of Angels: “Santa Muerte” Review