Articles tagged fairy tales, fantasy, science fiction, horror, graphic novels, neil gaiman, gregory maguire

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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Fritz Lang Shows His Hand With ‘The Spiders’ and ‘Destiny’

From playing with Death to finding a lost Incan civilisation, these two silents are bursting with adventure and intrigue.

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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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Revisiting ‘Lucifer’, the Man of Wealth and Taste

For a show based around the devil breaking free from Hell, Lucifer is ironically trapped in a repeating formula on Fox Television.

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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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In ‘The Last Days of New Paris’, Art Kills Nazis

In Miéville’s imagining, art isn't something to hang in a museum. It is politics. It is freedom. Like Woody Guthrie’s guitar of old, this art kills fascists.

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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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Angela Pleasence Exhibits Madness and Love in ‘Symptoms’

Symptoms reaches for a different sort of horror, the kind that festers in the obsessive minds of the romantically distraught.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 9 - “Taking on Water ...”

This is a series struggling to find its point; episode nine does nothing to help BrainDead find an answer.

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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