Reviews

Reviews, anecdotes, and the like related to Halloween, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or the bizarre.

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Resident Evil Village Review

Resident Evil Village is a melting pot of awesome ideas. You have the first-person view and mechanics first introduced in Resident Evil 7, a heavy influence from Resident Evil 4 (the clear favorite in the entire franchise among fans and critics alike), classic monsters like vampires, werewolves, and Frankenstein-like creations, a rag-tag team of instantly

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The Strange, Sad Saga of Alphonso DeNoble

Rondo Hatton (1894-1946) — an actor whose facial and bodily features were distorted by a condition called acromegaly — was tastelessly touted in the 1940s as the only movie monster who didn’t need makeup. He typically played characters with names like The Creeper, Moloch the Brute, and Mario the Monster Man. Three decades later, Los

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The Suffocating Horror of ‘In a Glass Cage’

There was no logical reason that I feared iron lungs as a child. The medical devices were not in wide use during my lifetime; I certainly never knew anyone who used one. Still, I was both repelled and fascinated by the very idea of a machine that did your breathing for you and kept you

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The Forgotten Frankenstein Sitcom of 1979

CBS had no shortage of classic prime time comedies in the 1970s. This was the era of All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, and more. For some reason, though, the network just couldn’t get a foothold on Wednesday nights. It became a veritable Bermuda Triangle of comedy, with show after show

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My Review of Visage

Visage Definition: To face; confront; brave. When the PR team for Visage contacted me about reviewing it as a serious contender for one of the scariest games of all time, I was skeptical (that’s what the marketing team for every “scary” movie or game says). But now? It definitely made the list. I would describe

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Review

Nemesis might be the scariest monster in all of Resident Evil, certainly my most favorite. When I first played the game over 20 years ago, it’s hard to express just how terrifying it was watching this big guy lumber toward you like Frankenstein’s monster, mindlessly repeating “S.T.A.R.S.” with only one thing in mind, complete annihilation.

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Review of Amnesia: Rebirth

I really was starting to think “Wow, they’re holding back on the scares this time around.” Not realizing that Amnesia: Rebirth is a much longer game that its predecessors, boy was I wrong. Like the previous two games, they corner you into near-madness multiple times here as well. Similar to Outlast 2, there was a

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Revisiting the Movie that Warped My Mind as a Child

When you’re a kid, movies can get to you in a way that they just can’t when you’re grown up. By the time you’re in elementary school, you know a lot about what’s supposedly “real” and what’s supposedly “unreal,” but the line between those worlds is blurrier. Generally, your imagination is a lot more active

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The Suicide of Rachel Foster Review

The Suicide of Rachel Foster is more of a slow burn than any other walking simulator I’ve played. It never reveals itself with anything overtly demonstrating that it’s based in a non-supernatural, supernatural, or psychological reality, and it’s of my personal opinion that it’s all three. You’ll have to play to decide for yourself. These

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Destroy All Humans! (2020) Review

Destroy All Humans! is a game I waited a devastatingly long time to play, but I never forgot. Way back in 2005, when demos still came on discs, often packaged with other games or gaming magazines, receivable by mail, or given away at local media stores, I’d never had so much fun with just a