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Intimacy is a risky thing. It makes us vulnerable.  It can blind our common sense and rational judgment.  Opening ourselves up emotionally or physically to another person is thrilling, but also dangerous.  It can also be the key that unlocks a treasure chest of glorious interactions and deeply fulfilling shared […]

“Stars in the Night” Shines with Love and Heartache





“The Day Shall Declare It” Burns an Emotional Path Through Your Heart “The Day Shall Declare It” is a haunting, emotional descent into lust, love and longing. A completely immersive show, it invites you to watch as love and hope fight for survival in a sometimes brutal world. You arrive […]

“The Day Shall Declare It” Burns an Emotional Path Through ...



Summer Camp is a rollicking horror film that swiftly and cleverly destroys every cliché it seems to embrace. Suffering from a ill-fitting title, Summer Camp leads you down a familiar path then sucker punches you with a thrill ride of twists, turns and sneak attacks that move quickly to a […]

Summer Camp Destroys Horror Clichés in The Name of Fun ...


(Please Note:  There are MILD spoilers contained within the slightly rambling thought process that follows.) Horror is personal.  That is key to what frightens each of us.  Often I have conversations with friends where they mention how scary a movie is for them and when I see it, the film […]

The Revenant as Horror Movie – Splashing Red Across Multiple Genres 


A Sundance Film Festival Review “Carnage Park” tells the tale of a woman, Vivian, taken hostage in a bank robbery that goes awry. Once out of town, the lead robber, Scorpion Joe, does his best to work his charm on his lovely hostage while attempting to form a plan that […]

“Carnage Park” Takes The Kidnap Genre into Familiar Slasher Territory



A Sundance Film Festival Review Rob Zombie’s newest horror film, “31,” confirms the director has a flare for carnage and a good eye for interesting set pieces, a slightly improving sense of emotion and an unwillingness to transcend the thing that inspires him – 70’s horror cinema. “31” is a […]

Rob Zombie’s “31” – A New Film That Brings Back ...


The Freakling Brothers Horror Shows in Las Vegas has created an extreme haunt event that leaves a deep emotional mark on patrons. Before jumping into this, I suggest reading Mike’s take on his Victim Experience this year.  Much of what he wrote expresses my opinion on how to approach this […]

Freakling Brothers Victim Experience – Entering Purgatory


“Tales of Halloween” offers ten loved-filled tributes to Halloween and is this seasons best treat! Do you remember Halloween? No, no. Not in general, I mean specifically the Halloween in your past. Do you remember your favorite things? Was it trick-or-treating? Was it sorting your candy to find the best […]

“Tales of Halloween” Wears its Bloody Heart on its Sleeve