iZombie S2:E9 Cape Town

  First, the title. It has nothing to do with South Africa. It has everything to do with the murder victim, a shop teacher by day, a crime-fighting vigilante, named The Fog, by night. His catch phrase is a thing of beauty. “Tonight, I am thick with justice!” The Fog … Read More

iZombie Season 2, Episodes 7 & 8 and Recap

    I have mentioned that last season, the zombie story moved very slowly, letting out little bread crumbs for everyone to follow. The first six episodes were the exact opposite, with story and content gushing like a severed artery. Then we have episode seven and eight. Drip, drip, drip. … Read More

Scream Queens Episode 12 “Dorkus”

  We pick up in Pete’s dorm room, as he stands before the armoire containing his Red Devil costume and Grace struggles to make sense of his claim that he’s a murderer. Turns out Pete followed Boone home from killing Shondelle, the security guard, outside Kappa Kappa Tau. He caught … Read More

Knock-Off Horror Toys: Feddy, Spook Chasers and Alien-Man

  Prepare to enter a whole new universe of fabulous knock-offs, where the dreams of teenagers are haunted by Feddy (whom scared the letter R out of his own name),  and the city streets of Oldish Detroit are protected by the heroic police cyborg Robert Cop.   Why shell out $400 … Read More

Masterpiece or Menace: Is Krampus a Good Christmas Horror Movie?

“Krampus” (2015). Directed by Michael Dougherty. Starring David Koechner, Toni Collette and Adam Scott. Max has a crappy family. This year, they’re exceptionally crappy to each other, so he tears up his letter to Santa and earns the ire of Krampus. Soon a blizzard sets in and they’re surrounded by … Read More

Victor Frankenstein: a Hunchback, a Circus and a Hybrid Monkey Monster

  “Victor Frankenstein” (2015). Directed by Paul McGuigan. Starring Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliff) and Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy).  Eponymous Viktor Von Frankenstein befriends anatomy expert and circus freak Igor the Hunchback and crazy hijinx in posthumous revivications occur. They create a monkey monster and some creature that hates fire and is 8-feet … Read More

Scream Queens Episode 11 “Black Friday”

  Dressed in white fluffiness, Chanel Oberlin enthuses about her favorite holiday, Black Friday. We see a packed and bustling shopping mall. Since all of Chanel’s haute couture is hand-delivered by the designers themselves, Black Friday is about buying cheap and forgettable gifts for friends. The cheapness of the gift … Read More

Scream Queens Episode 10 “Thanksgiving”

  We open on Chanel’s insanely huge bedroom, where Chad Radwell is describing his recent stress over the pregnancy of Hester to Chanel #6. She clears things up: 1. Hester was never pregnant 2. Chanel killed her anyway. Chad becomes steadily excited, especially when he learns that Hester’s body is in … Read More

Scream Queens Episode 9 “Ghost Stories”

Boone is gulping down an orange slushy while on the phone again on Wallace University campus. His massive unruly wig and fake beard should keep him from being recognized, right? Frat guys approach him and are thrilled to meet the villain of Gladiator, Joaquin Phoenix. Boone tells his devilish partner … Read More