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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 12 - “Pillar of Salt”

Information about what happened to Ofelia is revealed; Strand is stabbed unexpectedly; and Madison learns she may be closer to Nick than she realized.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 5 - “The Flea and the Acrobat”

Stranger Things pivots toward its eventual conclusion, as each character responds to the "primal frequency" undergirding the narrative action.

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The Dreadful ‘Blair Witch’ Casts a Boring Spell

This unnecessary sequel lacks the novelty and ingenuity of its predecessor.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Pablo and Jessica”

Madison and Alicia hatch a plan to clear the hotel of walkers, and impress their rival faction at the same time; meanwhile, Nick and Luciana draw closer.

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Bad Bedside Manners in ‘The Horrible Dr. Hichcock’

Perverse and perfervid and splendidly overripe.

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Domestic Infelicity: ‘Way Out’ Is Lost and Found on YouTube

Roald Dahl's short-lived anthology feels like a merging of Rod Serling's horror and sci-fi with Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with unhappy marriages.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episodes 12 and 13, “Talking Points ... ” and “The End ...”

As BrainDead says so long for the summer, it reaches its highest point yet.

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Make Something Called ‘Cat People’, and Make It Cheap

Val Lewton turned a B assignment into a spooky classic about a woman's fear of her own sexuality.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Do Not Disturb”

Chris's bloodlust reaches a crisis point for his father Travis; meanwhile, Alicia and a new ally struggle to reach Madison and Strand.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 11 - “Six Points ...”

With only one week left, BrainDead picks up the pace, and boy, does it work.

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While the Film Thinks She’s Special, ‘Morgan’ Is Not

A tired almost-trainwreck which borrows so heavily from the past that it's practically an antique.

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“What’s Wrong With You?” Girlhood, Genre, and ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Things is part of a long cinematic tradition of boyhood, including steamrolling more nuanced portrayals of girlhood.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 9 - “Los Muertos”

Nick discovers a new set of friends, Strand and Madison bond over tequila, and Ofelia asks if it's worth going on in a world full of walkers.

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‘The Walking Dead: S6’ Shows You Have More to Fear From Other Humans Than From Zombies

Since no one ever says the word "zombie", it's easy to assume such a thing doesn't exist in this world. This has allowed the characters to be unsure of what's happening to them.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 10, “The Path to War Part Two…”

This is a series that works best when it focuses most on paranoia. That's why this week's hour was the season's best.

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Indie Horror Meets World Cinema in the Cult ‘Carnival of Souls’

With its distinctive atmosphere and cryptic mysteries, Herk Harvey's sole feature film is an unparalleled classic of cult horror.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The Body”

The meta-textual impulse in Stranger Things is one of the ways in which it could serve as the televisual successor to Mad Men.

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‘Don’t Breathe’ Won’t Even Give You the Breath to Scream

With surprises and scares, Fede Alvarez's thriller keeps everyone but The Blind Man unnerved.

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‘The Sea of Trees’ Can’t See the Woods for the Heavy-Handed Metaphors

This fairy tale mediation on guilt and redemption belabors its themes to the point of silliness.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 8 - “Grotesque”

Fear the Walking Dead draws its focus to Nick, who wanders the Mexican desert and finds his only comfort among walkers.

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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

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"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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