Tag: Supernatural

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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GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: A MIXED BAG OF TRICKS AND TREATSGUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: A MIXED BAG OF TRICKS AND TREATS

Cabinet of Curiosities

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is an American horror anthology streaming television series created by Guillermo del Toro for Netflix. It features eight modern horror stories in the traditions of the Gothic and Grand Guignol genres. Two are co-written by del Toro himself, while the others are written and directed by various filmmakers. (Wikipedia)

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Hellraiser

Hellraiser is a 2022 American supernatural horror film directed by David Bruckner, with a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, from a screen story they co-wrote with David S. Goyer. Despite sharing the title of Clive Barker’s original 1987 film Hellraiser, the film features a new story and is not a direct remake or a new adaptation of his 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart. It is a reboot of the titular franchise and the eleventh installment overall. A co-production between Spyglass Media Group and Phantom Four Films, the film stars Odessa A’zion, Jamie Clayton, Brandon Flynn, Goran Višnjić, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Selina Lo and Hiam Abbass. (Wikipedia)

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SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 8 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 8 is the eighth (and final) instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 7 (ANALYSIS)SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 7 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 7 is the seventh (and penultimate) instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 5 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 5 Analysis

Shining Girls Episode 5 is the fifth instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror (and possibly scifi) elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

Moon Knight Episode 3 Analysis

Moon Knight Episode 3 is the third instalment of a six-part American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Moon Knight is ostensibly a superhero that with psychological horror elements, as the character is suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID). There is also a supernatural aspect to Moon Knight as he is the avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu.

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MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 1 (ANALYSIS)MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 1 (ANALYSIS)

Moon Knight Episode 1 Analysis

Moon Knight Episode 1 is the first instalment of a six-part American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Moon Knight is ostensibly a superhero with psychological horror elements, as the character is suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID). There is also a supernatural aspect to Moon Knight as he is the avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu.

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ARCHIVE 81 (TV REVIEW)ARCHIVE 81 (TV REVIEW)

Archive 81 TV Review

Archive 81 is an American supernatural horror mystery streaming television series developed by Rebecca Sonnenshine, written by Paul Harris Boardman and executive produced by Sonnenshine, Boardman, and James Wan. The series is based on the podcast of the same name, about researchers cataloging the video archive of a missing filmmaker. 

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GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (MOVIE REVIEW)GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (MOVIE REVIEW)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Review

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a 2021 American supernatural comedy film directed by Jason Reitman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Gil Kenan. The movie is a sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, which were both released in the 1980s. The movie is the latest in the fan-service nostalgia driven franchise soft reboot trend that Hollywood has been lazily indulging in of late.

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THE NIGHT HOUSE (MOVIE REVIEW)THE NIGHT HOUSE (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Night House Movie Review

The Night House is an American supernatural horror drama film directed by David Bruckner, based on an original screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. The story concerns a widow who discovers a dark secret about the house her late husband built, which then leads her to a psychological battle which may cost her, her very life.

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Candyman (1992) Story Analysis

Candyman (1992) is an American supernatural horror film, written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”. The movie has been recognised as one of the best movies of the horror genre, with the titular character becoming one of the most distinctive as well. 

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Candyman (2021) Story Analysis

Candyman (2021) is a supernatural horror film directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta. The film is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth film in the Candyman film series, based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.

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30 COINS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)30 COINS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)

30 coins

30 Coins is a Spanish supernatural horror fantasy TV drama that draws heavily from the Catholic religion and mythology. The series is created and directed by noted Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. The 8-part 30 Coins Season 1 of is an ambitious mystery thriller utilising several conspiracy theories relating to the Catholic church, much in the vein of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series.

Our analysis of 30 Coins Season 1 contains spoilers.

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AMERICAN GODS S03E01 (REVIEW)AMERICAN GODS S03E01 (REVIEW)

American Gods S03E01

American Gods S03E01 is the first episode in the latest season of this supernatural fantasy TV drama. The series is adapted from Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel of the same name. The premise relates to a mythological war between ancient deities who were brought into the U.S.A. by immigrants centuries ago and new gods brought about changes in contemporary society and culture.

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THE ENTITY (MOVIE REVIEW)THE ENTITY (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Entity (1983)

The Entity is a supernatural horror drama that bears all the hallmarks of classic 1970s horror though it was ultimately released in 1982/1983. The best reference point for The Entity is probably The Exorcist for its viscerally serious exploration of its subject matter and also for its connection with a real-life incident.

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THE SENTINEL (1977) MOVIE REVIEWTHE SENTINEL (1977) MOVIE REVIEW

The Sentinel (1977)

The Sentinel is a 1977 supernatural horror drama based on the novel of the same name by Jeffrey Konvitz. Directed by Michael Winner, The Sentinel is about a young model (Cristina Raines) who moves into a historic Brooklyn brownstone that has been sectioned into apartments, only to find that the building is owned by the Catholic diocese and is a gateway to Hell.

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THE CHANGELING (MOVIE REVIEW)THE CHANGELING (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Changeling movie poster

The Changeling is a Canadian supernatural horror film directed by Peter Medak and starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, and Melvyn Douglas. The film uses ghosts and haunted house tropes to deliver its psychological terrors. Released in 1980, The Changeling is imbued with classic 70s horror vibes where the scares are often in the mind of the viewer. (Spoilers follow)

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