Category: Lists

Reflecting on Texas Frightmare 2018: A Survival Guide

I sat next to Jason Voorhees and lived to tell the tale. In fact, the dude politely waved at me. Of course, Jason’s not real. I’m simply describing one of the more memorable moments from […]

16 Burning Infinity War Questions, Answered By the Directors

Infinity Wars spoilers below. Duh. Wow. Just…wow. That didn’t go the way I expected. After all, who really could have seen Infinity War’s climactic group sing-a-long of “Aquarius” coming? I sure didn’t. Oh, and that Chris […]

13 Questions I Had After Avengers: Infinity War (Spoilers)

This post contains Avengers: Infinity War spoilers. We’ve spent months debating and theorizing over who would die in Infinity War. Turns out, the better question would have been to ask who lives because this time […]

What Pop Culture Was Like the Year the Marvel Cinematic Universe Started

2008 was a monumental year in human history. The American economy almost fell apart, threatening to take down the rest of the world with it. Barack Obama became the first black President of the United […]

Debunking Some of the Myths About the Making of the First Friday the 13th

“I look at Friday the 13th as, quite simply, a fun two weeks of work that happened more than thirty years ago.” That’s what Mark Nelson told author David Grove for his 2015 book On […]

Horror Debate: Which One’s Better – Hellraiser or Hellbound: Hellraiser II?

When Hellraiser came out in 1987, it drove a white hot nail through the head of the horror genre, pushing against the prevailing winds of the slashers and producing something far classier, imaginative, and mortifying. […]

Pop Culture That Made Me Happy Last Month: March 2018

The unyielding onslaught of pop culture, life, work, and concerning politics leaves us so little time to stop and take a breath, but today I say no more! This is me flipping the finger at […]

Pop Culture That Made Me Happy Last Month: February 2018

The unyielding onslaught of pop culture, life, work, and concerning politics leaves us so little time to stop and take a breath, but today I say no more! This is me flipping the finger at […]

2018 Oscar Predictions: Will Win vs. Should Win

The Oscars aren’t what they used to be. The ratings have been in a freefall for years. The box office impact of an Oscar win is seriously diminished. And the steady rise of other televised […]

2018 Oscars: The Nominees, Snubs & Shoulda Been Contenders

The circle of life in Hollywood is playing out before us at this very moment. The Academy just announced its Oscar nominations, delivering the usual helping of surprises (Phantom Thread for Best Picture!) and “yeah, […]