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M. R. James’ Ghost Stories Work Eerily Well in This Graphic Fiction Form

Leah Moore and John Reppion deliver thrills and chills in a way that M. R. James would surely have approved of -- in shadows and by degree.

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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Son of Rosemary’: From Demonology to Religious Fundamentalism

Whereas the original finds horror in alienation from mainstream culture, the sequel finds horror in the force that mobilizes all culture into a monolithic mainstream.

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Lost and Found: A ‘Blair Witch’ Postmortem

As the latest Blair Witch exits cinemas, PopMatters asks what was the aura of the first Blair Witch Project, and has it been lost?

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 2 - “Mamma Mia”

A can't-miss episode completes the start of the new season.

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Stranger Things: Seasons 1, Episode 7 - “The Bathtub”

A shorter, but brilliant, episode brings together adults and children as the season rushes headlong into the finale.

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How to Break a Person: Is ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Examining Slavery?

Despite claims by both villains and producers, can people really be "broken" so quickly?

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The Coen Brothers’ ‘Blood Simple’ Beginnings

Don't let the word "simple" in the title fool you: even with their debut feature, the Coen Brothers were already refining their idiosyncratic calling cards.

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The Horrors, the Horrors, or Get Your Halloween On

This bevy of B or Z horrors upclassed to Blu-ray will help you get scared the old-fashioned way.

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Dreams, Diaries, and Getting Down: Individualizing the Past Through Youth and Nostalgia

Despite its limitations, television can help viewers make sense of and shape both the world and the struggle for social change.

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Channel Zero: Season 1, Episode 1 – “You Have to Go Inside”

In episode one, we meet Mike, child psychologist haunted by his own childhood trauma: a mysterious TV show, a series of unsolved child murders, and a teeth-stealing monster.

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‘Night Train to Munich’ Is a Journey Worth Taking

More than just a rerun of The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich overcomes wobbly moments by being so persistently fun.

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Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 1 - “Keep Calm and Carry On”

A new showrunner and the reappearance of Mary Winchester promises an intriguing season 12.

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The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst Shares His View Behind the Drum Kit

Founding drummer of The Cure Lol Tolhurst explores the creation of the classic band, their meteoric rise, his alcohol-fueled crash, and his personal rebirth.

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What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

This award-winning documentary raises the bar for how Simone is represented in popular culture and history books. It's now on DVD with a 15-song bonus CD.

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The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology

In this excerpt from his memoir, Thomas Dolby recalls the breathtaking experience of playing with David Bowie at Live Aid, 2004.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episodes 14 and 15 - “Wrath” and “North”

Travis faces a difficult truth about Chris and finally lets his emotions out; meanwhile, Alejandro must face difficult truths of his own.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 13 - “Date of Death”

Madison tries to maintain order at the hotel in the face of new refugees; Travis arrives with the story of how he and Chris parted ways.

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Russ Meyer, the Auteur of Superfluity

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls shows Meyer editing his films in the manner of a coked-up, horny 17-year-old with ADD and a perverse obsession with Sergei Eisenstein.

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