The Walking Dead, Episode 415: “Us”

With only one episode remaining, “Us” concludes with some of our survivors successfully arriving at Terminus. The most dramatic aspect of this sequence is the fact that they are greeted by Denise Crosby, aka Rachel Creed from the spectacularly awful film version of Pet Sematary. I can just hear Jud Crandall now… “Sometimes, dead is better.” Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 415: “Us””

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American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 303: “The Replacements”

“The Replacements” has some seriously icky moments. Really. Icky. That being said, the more disturbing elements are vital to this season’s consistent emphasis on life, death, and everything in between. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 303: “The Replacements””

American Horror Story Coven, Episode 302: “Boy Parts”

I’ve never written about American Horror Story, mainly because I like to zone out and enjoy Evan Peters after a stressful Sunday of analyzing The Walking Dead. However, in light of the fact that The Walking Dead has not required much thought or analysis as of late, I have found myself scrutinizing the new season of AHS. Mind you, past experience with this show has prepared me to be fully disappointed by the season’s conclusion, but for the time being, I have been geeking out. Continue reading “American Horror Story Coven, Episode 302: “Boy Parts””

The Shining by Stephen King

As you may or may not know, this past Tuesday marked a momentous day in literary history. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen – thirty-six years after The Shining first hit bookstores, we have finally been presented with its long-awaited sequel, Doctor Sleep. You can expect a review of this novel in upcoming weeks, but in the meantime, I thought that a re-read of the 1977 classic was in order. Continue reading “The Shining by Stephen King”

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

I have read The Island of Doctor Moreau twice. I have even repeatedly stomached the Val Kilmer film version of the novel. You might be asking yourself why I would willingly do such a thing. It’s for the same reason that I can never pass up the abysmally awful film version of Pet Sematary. In spite of their flagrant abuse of artistic licensing, these films are still versions of novels that are near and dear to my awkward little heart. So, of course, when I stumbled upon The Madman’s Daughter, “inspired by H.G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau” and claiming to be “a dark and breathless Gothic thriller,” I pushed my nagging skepticism aside. After all, anything had to be better than Val Kilmer floundering around in the role of Montgomery. Mr. Kilmer, sir – I owe you a sincere apology. Continue reading “The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd”