Shameless Season 8 Episode 1 Review: We Become What We…Frank!

A friend who recently binged all seven seasons of Shameless remarked that the last season wraps things up nicely, so what will they do in season eight? This is an excellent question, and after rewatching the end of season seven and the season eight premiere, I have the answer. Season eight of Shameless is going to…

Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok  is the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Taika Waititi (of What We Do in the Shadows fame). This time out, everybody’s favorite mythological Avenger, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must save Asgard from its long-prophesized end during Ragnarok. Assisting him are Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the awesome Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and the…

28 Years Later: Why Treehouse of Horror persists

Nothing encapsulates the goofy terror of Halloween like The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror specials. They are perfect, giving us just enough gore to stand apart from the regular violence of Itchy and Scratchy without actually causing any nightmares. The earlier episodes show this best — with Marge coming from behind the curtain at the show’s…

Nod: An Insomniac’s Nightmare

It’s Day 11 of the 13 Writes of Fright, which means only two more days until Halloween! If you’ve been craving a good book to curl up with while you greet trick or treaters (or just eat all the candy yourself), look no further than Nod by Adrian Barnes, a chilling sci-fi thriller that forces…

“Is it a Classic, Charlie Brown?”

Whatever your tastes may be, whatever life you lead, whatever views you have, chances are you have a favorite Halloween TV Special. The best ones indulge in the spirit of the season. One such special has lasted over 50 years and is still so celebrated, it airs on ABC every Halloween. As a matter of…