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YOUR HONOR SEASON 2 EP 3: WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?YOUR HONOR SEASON 2 EP 3: WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

Your Honor Season 2 Ep 3

Your Honor Season 2 Ep 3 is the third chapter of the second season of a legal drama television series that follows the story of a respected New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, whose son is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit, and corruption. The show explores themes of morality, family, and the legal system, and stars Bryan Cranston in the lead role. Originally intended as a mini-series, a second season was inexplicably ordered by Showtime.

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UNDERWATER: STYLISED AND SOULLESS FACSIMILE OF LOVECRAFTIAN HORRORUNDERWATER: STYLISED AND SOULLESS FACSIMILE OF LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR

Underwater

Underwater is a 2020 science fiction horror film directed by William Eubank. The story follows a group of scientists and engineers working at a deep sea drilling facility, who are stranded on the ocean floor after an earthquake destroys their station. With limited resources and time, they must journey through the dangerous depths of the ocean to reach safety at a nearby research facility. Along the way, they encounter terrifying creatures and must fight for survival while dealing with the psychological stress of being trapped in a hostile environment. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller, and John Gallagher Jr.

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THE BAD BATCH SEASON 2 EP 5: BURIED BY INFERIOR PLOTSTHE BAD BATCH SEASON 2 EP 5: BURIED BY INFERIOR PLOTS

The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 5

The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 5 is the fifth chapter of the second season of an animated television series set in the Star Wars universe. The series follows a group of elite and genetically enhanced clone troopers, known as the Bad Batch, as they undertake daring mercenary missions after the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. The show explores the events that occur after the end of the Clone Wars, and how the characters adapt to the changing political landscape.

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M3GAN: BE AFRAID OF A.I., BE VERY AFRAID!M3GAN: BE AFRAID OF A.I., BE VERY AFRAID!

M3GAN

M3GAN is a sci-fi horror film from 2022, directed by Gerard Johnstone and written by Akela Cooper. James Wan and Jason Blum also produced the film. Starring Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, the movie tells the story of an AI doll named M3GAN, who gains self-awareness and turns on anyone who threatens her bond with her human companion. Amie Donald performs the physical role of M3GAN, while Jenna Davis provides the voice.

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COSMIC HORROR TROPESCOSMIC HORROR TROPES

Cosmic Horror

Cosmic horror, also known as cosmic fear or cosmic dread, is a subgenre of horror fiction that emphasizes the terror and insignificance of humanity in the face of an incomprehensible and uncaring universe. The genre often features themes of cosmic entities, ancient deities, and otherworldly beings that are beyond human comprehension and control.

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THE BEST COSMIC HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIMETHE BEST COSMIC HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME

Best Cosmic Horror Films

In order to fully appreciate this list of the Best Cosmic Horror Films of All Time, it is vital to have read our article – Cosmic Horror Tropes – where we described this horror genre as a subgenre of horror fiction that emphasizes the terror and insignificance of humanity in the face of an incomprehensible and uncaring universe. The genre often features themes of cosmic entities, ancient deities, and otherworldly beings that are beyond human comprehension and control. We also set out common tropes closely associated with this genre.

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THE LAST OF US SEASON 1 EP 2: “SAVE WHO YOU CAN SAVE”THE LAST OF US SEASON 1 EP 2: “SAVE WHO YOU CAN SAVE”

The Last of Us Season 1 Ep 2

The Last of Us Season 1 Ep 2 is the second chapter of the first season of an American post-apocalyptic zombie horror TV series, based on the best-selling video game of the same name. The series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, as the duo make a dangerous trek across the dystopian American landscape seeking a cure against the fungal infection that runs through the veins of Ellie, and thus save humanity.

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THE CURSED: ATMOSPHERIC GOTHIC HORROR WITH NOT ENOUGH GENUINE SCARESTHE CURSED: ATMOSPHERIC GOTHIC HORROR WITH NOT ENOUGH GENUINE SCARES

The Cursed

The Cursed is a 2021 gothic horror film directed and written by Sean Ellis. The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, and Roxane Duran. The film is centred on a rural 19th-century French village where a mysterious, possibly supernatural menace threatens. There is an implication that a gypsy curse is at play due to the slaughtering of a Romani clan. John McBride, a pathologist, comes to town to investigate the danger – and exorcise some of his own demons in the process.

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IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS: COSMIC HORROR CLASSIC IS CARPENTER’S TRIBUTE TO H.P. LOVECRAFTIN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS: COSMIC HORROR CLASSIC IS CARPENTER’S TRIBUTE TO H.P. LOVECRAFT

In the Mouth of Madness

In the Mouth of Madness is a 1994 horror film directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Sam Neill as John Trent, an insurance investigator who is hired to track down a missing horror novelist, Sutter Cane (played by Jürgen Prochnow). Trent becomes embroiled in a series of bizarre and terrifying events as he delves deeper into the mystery of Cane’s disappearance, ultimately leading him to question his own sanity. The film is known for its surreal and atmospheric style, as well as its nods to H.P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Horror genre.

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YOUR HONOR SEASON 2 EP 2: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO?YOUR HONOR SEASON 2 EP 2: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO?

Your Honor Season 2 Ep 2

Your Honor Season 2 Ep 2 is the second chapter of the second season of a legal drama television series that follows the story of a respected New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, whose son is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit, and corruption. The show explores themes of morality, family, and the legal system, and stars Bryan Cranston in the lead role. Originally intended as a mini-series, a second season was inexplicably ordered by Showtime.

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THE LAST OF US SEASON 1 EP 1: DO WE REALLY NEED ANOTHER ZOMBIE SERIES?THE LAST OF US SEASON 1 EP 1: DO WE REALLY NEED ANOTHER ZOMBIE SERIES?

The Last of Us Season 1 Ep 1

The Last of Us Season 1 Ep 1 is the first entry in an American post-apocalyptic drama television series created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for HBO. Based on the 2013 video game developed by Naughty Dog, the series follows Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler tasked with escorting the teenage Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across a post-apocalyptic United States. It features Gabriel Luna as Joel’s younger brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge as resistance leader Marlene, and Anna Torv as Joel’s smuggler partner Tess. (Wikipedia)

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MAYFAIR WITCHES SEASON 1 EP 1: A CONFOUNDING INTRODUCTIONMAYFAIR WITCHES SEASON 1 EP 1: A CONFOUNDING INTRODUCTION

Mayfair Witches Season 1 Ep 1

Mayfair Witches Season 1 Ep 1 is the first chapter of an American supernatural thriller drama television series created by Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford, based on the novel trilogy Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice. The series stars Alexandra Daddario as Dr. Rowan Fielding, Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair, Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Grieve and Jack Huston as Lasher. It is the second television series set in Rice’s Immortal Universe. (Wikipedia)

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TULSA KING SEASON 1 EP 9: UNHAPPY ENDINGS TULSA KING SEASON 1 EP 9: UNHAPPY ENDINGS 

Tulsa King Season 1 Ep 9

Tulsa King Season 1 Ep 9 is the ninth & final chapter of the first season of an American crime drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan with Terence Winter show-running for Paramount+. The series stars Sylvester Stallone, marking his first leading role in a scripted television series. Stallone plays a Mafia capo who just got out of prison and is sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he tries to set up a criminal organization. (Wikipedia)

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THE RIG: BY-THE-NUMBERS HORROR DEVOID OF SCARESTHE RIG: BY-THE-NUMBERS HORROR DEVOID OF SCARES

The Rig

The Rig is an eco-horror thriller television drama series created by David Macpherson for Amazon Prime Video. The series is directed by John Strickland, and is the first Amazon Original to be filmed entirely in Scotland. The series follows the crew of the North Sea stationed Kinloch Bravo oil rig who is due to return to the mainland but a mysterious fog rolls in and cuts off communication with the outside world. The crew is driven to the limits of their endurance and loyalties and is forced into a confrontation with forces that are beyond their imagination.

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THE MENU: FOODIE SATIRE TOO BITTERSWEET FOR CYNICAL TASTESTHE MENU: FOODIE SATIRE TOO BITTERSWEET FOR CYNICAL TASTES

The Menu

The Menu is a 2022 American dark comedy horror film directed by Mark Mylod. It features an ensemble cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light, and John Leguizamo. The film focuses on a group of diners at an exclusive restaurant who discover the celebrity chef owner intends to kill them all before the night is over.

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TULSA KING SEASON 1 EP 8: CLOSER TO THE EDGETULSA KING SEASON 1 EP 8: CLOSER TO THE EDGE

Tulsa King Season 1 Ep 8

Tulsa King Season 1 Ep 8 is the eighth chapter of an American crime drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan with Terence Winter show-running for Paramount+. The series stars Sylvester Stallone, marking his first leading role in a scripted television series. Stallone plays a Mafia capo who just got out of prison and is sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he tries to set up a criminal organization. (Wikipedia)

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HIS DARK MATERIALS SEASON 3: SATISFYING END TO INVENTIVE FANTASY SERIESHIS DARK MATERIALS SEASON 3: SATISFYING END TO INVENTIVE FANTASY SERIES

His Dark Materials Season 3

His Dark Materials Season 3 is the final season of a fantasy drama television series based on the trilogy of novels of the same name by Philip Pullman, with a season essentially covering a book in the series. It is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions, for BBC One and HBO, with the latter handling international distribution. (Wikipedia)

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MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #3 – BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEAMIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #3 – BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Miracleman: The Silver Age #3

Miracleman: The Silver Age #3 is the third issue of the Silver Age storyline – the first new issue in 30 years! This chapter of the Miracleman saga was cut short after only two issues due to the demise of the publisher, Eclipse Comics. Subsequently, the rights to Miracleman were legally disputed between writer Neil Gaiman and Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane before Marvel Comics acquired these rights in 2013.

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TULSA KING SEASON 1 EP 7: CONFLICT PUZZLE TAKING SHAPETULSA KING SEASON 1 EP 7: CONFLICT PUZZLE TAKING SHAPE

Tulsa King Season 1 Ep 7

Tulsa King Season 1 Ep 7 is the seventh chapter of an American crime drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan with Terence Winter show-running for Paramount+. The series stars Sylvester Stallone, marking his first leading role in a scripted television series. Stallone plays a Mafia capo who just got out of prison and is sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he tries to set up a criminal organization. (Wikipedia)

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