‘The Similars’ – an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek black comedy with just the right amount of...

For what is essentially a chamber piece, The Similars is consistently lively — a B-movie horror-comedy, brought to life by a great cast, a simple premise, and taut direction.

How ‘Bojack Horseman’ Went from a Typical Sitcom to a Soul-Crushing Dramedy

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Essential Viewing for Fans of ‘The Hunger Games’

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Wes Craven intended Nightmare to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another stalk-and-slash horror movie, and not only did Nightmare offer a wildly imaginative, inspired concept, but it was a solid commercial genre entry for the dating crowd.

‘Rogue One’ is not the Star Wars you’re looking for

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Buffyversed #30: “Passion” Alters the Course of This Series Forever

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Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Rift’ Gets Lost In The Icelandic Countryside

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‘Terminator’ is still the best film James Cameron has directed

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‘Good Time’ Presents Beautiful Depravity

'Good Time' is a gritty urban crime story reminiscent of 'The Warriors,' 'Taxi Driver,' and 'Dog Day Afternoon.'
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Buffyversed #9: “The Puppet Show” Holds Up Remarkably Well

Okay guys, let's just get this out of the way right off the hop: this is the obligatory living doll/living dummy episode. However, Whedon and co. turn the trope on its head with great success. In that way "The Puppet Show" is kind of an early precursor for what Whedon would continue to do with horror as his career continued, culminating in the 2012 film, Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote.