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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 6 - “The Bear and the Bow”

The latest episode finds Belle continually caught in the middle, and Merida's Scotland something of a disappointment.

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Delighfully Freaky Horror: Capturing the Drama and Surrealism of Dracula

The nightmare-inducing haunts of the infamous Count Dracula are brought to eerie new heights in the remastered Blu-ray release of Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 4 - “Baby”

Weird camera angles, hybrid monsters, and a brotherly sing-along leads us to some interesting plot developments when Supernatural puts Baby in the driver's seat.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 4 - “Devil’s Night”

In a special Halloween episode, the story veers off the main track to play murder musical chairs with both real-life serial killers and the fictional killers within.

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30 Oct 2015 // 1:30 AM

Look! A Zombie! Race and Passing in ‘iZombie’

iZombie’s “passing” narrative complicates its broader racial politics.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 5 - “Dreamcatcher”

Even after five seasons, Once Upon a Time still manages to add layers of interest and meaning to the existing story(book) world, with a wink at Back to the Future.

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Madness. Shame. Humiliation: Richard Elfman on Growing Up Absurd

In 1980, Richard Elfman released a very strange movie called Forbidden Zone. No one saw it. At least not in theaters. Today it's one of the best-known underground films around.

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‘Breeders’ Isn’t Bad Enough to Be Good

Is this a porn film under the guise of trying to be serious? Or an attempt at a serious film from a director too used to directing porn?

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 3 - “The Bad Seed”

"The Bad Seed" explores all the characters we love and hate as Season 11 really kicks off.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 3 “Mommy”

This episode closely examines the theme of death through the scope that not all killing is murder, nor all murder is bad, while introducing Angela Bassett as the foxiest blaxploitation star, ever.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 4 - “The Broken Kingdom”

Many things are broken in the kingdom of Camelot. How badly do we want them to be repaired?

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 2 - “Form and Void”

“Form and Void” is half of a whole, with some overly familiar scenarios, but still manages to offer a few unforeseen twists.

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‘Crimson Peak’ Has Metaphors Everywhere You Look

As Edith comes to understand her own story, you might appreciate not only the many metaphors, but also the very nice handwriting.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 2 - “Chutes and Ladders”

Diving into the backstory of the Hotel Cortez itself gives the present storyline credibility, and allows its key themes to take center stage.

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For Guillermo del Toro, Home Is Where the Horror Is in ‘Crimson Peak’

Possibly the most elaborate monster Del Toro has ever constructed is the labyrinth-like Gothic mansion in Crimson Peak.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 3 - “Siege Perilous”

As episode three suggests, Camelot might turn out to be the perfect addition to the world of worlds that is Storybrooke.

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‘Felt’ Is Buried Beneath Its Own Style

Felt is unique, but its narrative shortcomings hinder its chance at lasting impact.

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9 Oct 2015 // 9:00 AM

‘Pan’ Doesn’t Fly

The problems here are numerous, the reasons for them ridiculous.

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American Horror Story: Hotel: Season 5, Episode 1 - “Checking In”

While it's fun to guess the references and inspirations of various plot points, the fifth season premiere of American Horror Story shows the same cabinet of morbid curiosities without adding anything new.

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‘The People Under the Stairs’ Is Craven’s Most Original, Deranged, and Off the Wall Film

The People Under the Stairs falls into a category all its own, moving deftly from horror to comedy to social allegory, all wrapped in a wonderfully lunatic package.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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