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KISS at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Being thankful for KISS’ performance at the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Remember when KISS performed during the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? It was awesome. Not because it was a spectacularly good performance or anything. I mean, we’ve all seen them belt out way better versions of “Rock N’ Roll All Nite” than they’re gonna while lip syncing and being dragged along on a float at 11… Read More ›

Tales from the Darkside: Is “The Casavin Curse” still scary?

For a lot of us, especially those who were younger, horror in the 80s was wrapped up in Tales from the Darkside as much as it was the video store shelf. The problem was, most of the time the only thing really, truly creepy in the episodes were the opening and closing themes (and those… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 26: “A Couple of ‘Chainsaw’ Revisits”

After a little time off, we’re back! And for this episode, we revisit two random-ass franchise movies: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013). One we didn’t dig when we first watched it and one we didn’t remember a damn thing about. And the re-viewing results are interesting! We also pay our respects… Read More ›

‘Tales from the Crypt’ nostalgia recap: “For Cryin’ Out Loud”

Season 2 | Episode 8 | Originally Aired May 22, 1990 Written & Directed by Jeffrey Price; co-written by Peter S. Seaman Man, I love a weird episode that goes deep into Bonker Town. And “For Cryin’ Out Loud” does not disappoint as it combines shock, rock, and morality into one colorful, LOUD story. Let’s have… Read More ›

‘Tales from the Crypt’ nostalgia recap: “The Thing from the Grave”

Season 2 | Episode 6 | Originally Aired May 8, 1990 Written & Directed by Fred Dekker Over a year ago, I started putting together nostalgia write-ups for Tales from the Crypt on the now-defunct community website for Entertainment Weekly. The site appears to still be on life support (kinda-sorta) and looks wonky and broken,… Read More ›

Our Resolutions for the New Year

Now that we all can take a collective sigh of relief that the days of 2016 are gone (but not forgotten), let’s make plans for 2017. We each picked three movie-esque items to work on for the next year. And if all goes well, and Damon Killian doesn’t show up hosting some game show, then… Read More ›

“And All Through the House” nostalgia recap (via EW Community)

Way back when, I used to contribute various articles and recaps to Entertainment Weekly‘s Community blog/fan site. While the site is now defunct, the content lives on. Kinda, sorta. So, let’s throwback-Thursday it to last year when I recapped Tales From the Crypt‘s beloved holiday episode, “And All Though the House.”

Ranking the ‘Roseanne’ Halloween Episodes!

Everyone knows Roseanne is the self-proclaimed Queen of Halloween. Beginning with the show’s second season, Roseanne set the standard for Halloween TV entertainment. The episodes are gruesome, funny, and full of unbelievable pranks, props and parties—all of which would realistically set the Conner family back a pretty penny (and most likely did). So, let’s celebrate… Read More ›

Halloween 2016: Can we start already?

FACT: August signifies the (almost) end of summer. Back to school. Gel pens, Star Wars backpacks, and apple stationary. Last-minute vacations or day-trips to the beach. And the bikinis and floppy hats go on sale. So, do you cling to summer dreams and hot-weather wear? Do you cautiously embrace the small traces of impending seasonal… Read More ›

First Impressions: ‘Scream Queens’

Before diving into Scream Queens, let me just say that we have a spotty past with Ryan Murphy. The first few seasons of Glee were actually pretty delightful. And, as of right now, we’re 50/50 with American Horror Story — seasons one and three were good (although Coven‘s ending was incredibly disappointing); we watched only three episodes of Asylum before falling off; and then there’s Freakshow,… Read More ›