Evan D. Mullicane

Over the Garden Wall

‘Over the Garden Wall’ is Perfect Gateway Horror

If I had to pin down why, I would say it all feels insincere to me.This insincerity makes me appreciate genuinely scary children’s media more. My favorite example is Cartoon Network’s 2014 miniseries, Over the Garden Wall. Though I don’t think most would initially classify the series as horror, it manages to be more unsettling than anything else I’ve seen out of something ostensibly aimed at children.

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Netflix’s Haunted and Trauma

Two separate episodes feature women who claim possession is the reason they attempted to murder their husbands. They talk about their isolation and difficult childhoods but blame it on paranormal entities. They’re both so disgusted at what those entities made them do. Hearing their stories, can you really blame them for believing a ghost or demon made them do it?The end result of these stories is horror, but not the sort that Haunted intends. I’m not frightened by the monsters, I’m frightened that some network executive thought it was a good idea to exploit these people for a bad T.V. show.

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Terminator Dark Fate

{Movie Review} Terminator: Dark Fate

The Terminator franchise has been more jalopy than well-oiled machine for some time now.Though Terminator 3: Rise of Machines received decent reviews at the time, subsequent reevaluations have not been kind. Each new entry has been an attempt at softly rebooting the franchise.

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