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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

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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

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

Amazon Prime Roulette: ‘Draug’ (2018)

Goddamn, what is wrong with me? It’s been over a month since I posted anything to this site. I have all this free time. Shouldn’t the words just be pouring out of me by now? Well, the sad truth is that I’ve simply been out of ideas. Out of inspiration. Out of gas. I’m used

Herschell Gordon Lewis made the ‘Midsommar’ of 1964

There was a time when the sun did not set on the VHS empire. Even in a smallish town like the one where I grew up in the 1980s — Flushing, MI, population hovering around 8,000 — there were a few stores that rented VHS tapes. My folks let me get Jason and the Argonauts

Write It Once, Sell It Five Times

“Make it new” was the dictum of poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972). And it’s a nice thought, really, but let’s face facts. Making something altogether new is a lot of work. And, besides, why bother making it new when there’s plenty of good old stuff you can recycle? Even Ezra may have borrowed his own slogan

This Movie Shows Why Social Distancing Isn’t Such a Bad Thing

So… Pretty crappy week, huh? We’re all social-distancing now. Can’t go anywhere. Can’t do anything. Everything’s canceled or closed down. No concerts. No parties. No shows. You can’t even high-five strangers on the street anymore. These are lonely, anxious times. We miss getting together with friends and relatives the way we used to. But maybe

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