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PREY 🤩

Despite its status as a classic, The PREDATOR series may be the most inconsistent sci-fi/horror/action series out there. The first film, an 80’s action romp dripping with almost as much testosterone as it is blood and guts, works well set in a danger-ridden jungle where its titular creature hunts what was at the time perceived as our planet’s apex predator: the caricatured all-American-soldier-action-star. The second film brings the battle to civilization to less effect but does a great job of…

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WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY 😊

In the grips of 2020’s quarantine, filmmaker Joe Hunting discovered a group of people processing their isolation through the budding frontier of virtual reality. The metaverse is a newer enterprise in technology—one that, frankly, even I don’t fully comprehend yet. And that’s OK. The HBO documentary WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY is user-friendly for people like me. All I knew going into this film is that VR is beginning to take off, many people doubt it will catch on, and…

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AMERICAN HORROR STORIES S2E3 DRIVE 🤮

After a night of drinking, dancing, and anonymous fraternization, frequent nightclub-goer Marci (unlikably portrayed by AHS newbie Bella Thorne) finds herself pursued by a menacing tailgater on her drive home. Despite warnings from her best friend/wing-woman and her husband (more on him later) about a serial killer targeting clubbers, Marci insists on continuing her unruly ventures while also trying to find the identity of the reckless driver who followed her from the club. Oh, and there’s a rip-off of a…

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AMERICAN HORROR STORIES S2E2 AURA 😊

Open the door for this week’s home-invasion-themed episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORIES. Husband and wife Jaslyn and Bryce (AHS alums Gabourey Sidibe and Max Greenfield) have moved into a new home in a seemingly safe gated community. After suffering flashbacks of a traumatic childhood home invasion, Jaslyn installs the latest home surveillance technology—a front door camera/app called AURA. Before you can say, “knock, knock, who’s there?” the camera begins to pick up on an unwelcome visitor at the couples’ doorstep.…

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AMERICAN HORROR STORIES S2E1 DOLLHOUSE 😊

I’ve said it before: AMERICAN HORROR STORIES is the superior version of the AMERICAN HORROR STORY franchise. Year after year, …STORY has started with a strong, captivating concept and completely fallen apart just after the seasons half-way point. The strength in …STORIES lies in its succinct and to-the-point storytelling. Each episode presents its own one-off horror story, leaving little room for plotlines that go nowhere, lose ends that are never tied up, and the disappointment of a lame ending after…

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NOPE 🤩

Horror icon Jordan Peele’s newest contribution to the genre, NOPE, (rumored to stand for Not Of Planet Earth) delivers depth, surprises, originality, visual spectacle, and remarkable performances. It’s a challenge to explain the reasons one must see this film without divulging too much—NOPE is very much a movie you have to talk to someone about as soon as you leave the theater (and yes…you need to see it in a movie theater!) After the success of GET OUT and Us,…

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