The Strain Season 1, Episode 7: Recap & Thoughts

If there’s any take-away from last night’s episode of The Strain it’s that Thomas Eichorst is one of the best villains on television right now. More than anything, ‘For Services Rendered’ was a showcase of the character’s never-ending evil, and goddamn is German actor Richard Sammel frightening in the role. The latest episode of FX’s


True Blood Series Finale – Recap and Thoughts

While movies are a part of our lives for 90 or so minutes, TV shows oftentimes become a weekly staple in our lives for many years, weaving themselves into the very fabric of our existence. That may sound dramatic but it’s the truth, and True Blood is one of those shows that I’ve come to


The Strain Season 1, Episode 4: Recap and Thoughts

If there’s one thing I’ve been looking forward to from The Strain, it’s Abraham Setrakian’s transformation from badass old dude to badass old dude who kills vampires, which was has been all but promised in the past couple episodes. Last night, it happened. Oh boy, did it happen. After being confined to one tiny scene


The Strain Season 1, Episode 3: Recap and Thoughts

Through reading internet message boards and my social media feeds, I’ve picked up on the fact that the reaction to the first two episodes of The Strain was quite mixed, with many feeling that there’s just not enough crazy action to make the slower bits worth sitting through. Remember when I said last week that


True Blood Season 7, Episode 6: Recap and Thoughts

You know when you’ve got something to do – say, a doctor’s appointment – in a couple hours, and you’re not quite sure what to do before it, so you just sort of mosey around and kill time? That’s what last night’s episode of True Blood felt like. Titled ‘Karma,’ the sixth episode of True


The Strain Season 1, Episode 2: Recap & Thoughts

July 13th marked the series premiere of the Guillermo del Toro-produced FX series The Strain, based on a trio of novels he recently penned with Chuck Hogan. Co-written and directed by Del Toro himself, the pilot episode effectively introduced the world of the series and the characters who will inhabit it, leaving me thirsty for


Thoughts on ‘The Strain’ Series Premiere

Right about now, us horror fans are in the midst of an absolute golden age of television, with the quality of shows on networks like AMC, HBO, A&E, FX and even NBC far surpassing most of the genre films that have been released into theaters in the past few years. The Walking Dead, Hannibal and


True Blood Season 7, Episode 4: Recap & Thoughts

If you’re a regular reader of my weekly True Blood recaps here on HL, then surely you’ve caught onto the fact by now that I haven’t thus far been a big fan of the show’s seventh and final season. Quite frankly, the first three episodes of Season 7 just plain bored me, with little happening


True Blood Season 7, Episode 3: Recap & Thoughts

Well, it looks like the Modus operandi of True Blood‘s final season is going to be unceremonious character deaths, and since last night’s was so major, it seems only right that we kick off this week’s episode discussion by jumping right in. Alcide quite literally bit the bullet at the very end of the episode,

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Was a ‘Near Dark’ Remake Partially Made Back in 2007?

Whenever anyone asks me to list off my all-time favorite vampire films, the first movie that comes to mind is always 1987’s Near Dark, directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow. One of the best vampire love stories ever told, Near Dark centers on the character of Caleb Colton, whose life is flip turned upside