Reviews

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

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

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

Amazon Prime Roulette: Death Blood 4 (2019)

Well, it’s been a couple of months since I did an Amazon Prime Roulette article. The first entry in this series, a review of the Swedish film Draug (2018), was not exactly a smashing success, largely because I had no idea what was going on in that one. But today, I’m giving myself a chance

The Last of Us Part II Review

Read my review of the original The Last of Us. It’s like a time capsule. That was so long ago now (2013), that my writing quality, grammar, and structure have greatly improved since then. I’m seeing lots of criticism regarding the woke/SJW/LGBTQ/whatever aspects of the game, so I want to nip that in the bud

Resident Evil 2 Remake Review

Over 20 years ago, I played my first Resident Evil game, and my first major 3D console horror game, (of course I had played some spooky NES and computer titles much earlier), and that was Resident Evil 2. This game was definitely a game changer for me, and one of the first times I remember

The New Munsters on Mockingbird Lane

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of the children’s shows from my childhood that I loved, Eerie, Indiana, and briefly touched on how startled I was every time the main character’s mother’s name Marilyn was said out loud, as it’s not a name I hear every day, but it is my name. Another

Eerie, Indiana Pop. 16,661

Revisiting a beloved show from your early childhood can be a wonderful stroll down memory lane. Or, it can end up being a frustrating trip into the questionable tastes of your youth. Today I would like to share with you my thoughts on one such show I chose to re-watch, almost 25 years after I

DayZ Review (sort of)

If you search for DayZ reviews, you’re going to discover that A. many sites simply omitted reviewing the game at all (probably because they didn’t know how to), and B. of those that did review the game, they didn’t review it very favorably. I first noticed this when I was downloading the game, especially on

No, You Did Not Imagine ‘Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies’

If you were a ’70s kid raised on Saturday morning cartoons, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies (1972) might seem like a fever dream you once had years ago and then buried deep within your subconscious. Was there really a made-for-TV movie combining the beloved Looney Tunes characters with the monstrous, but

The Unrelenting, Kid-Traumatizing Horror of “Prudent Hans”

Despite their ubiquity in popular culture, the fairy tales collected by German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early 1800s have not lost their ability to shock and unnerve readers over the course of two centuries. While these stories have been considerably softened over the years, especially as interpreted by the Walt Disney Company