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Maniac Show Review (Guest Post)

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Maniac is the new miniseries of Netflix, released on the platform on September 21, 2018, based on the Norwegian eponymous series developed by the actor and screenwriter Espen PA Lervaag. Here is my reviewThe protagonists are Owen Milgrim, a boy from a wealthy family who completely ignores him because of his schizophrenia, and Annie Landsberg, a young toxic-addicted girl who seems to have a very messed up life. Both find themselves participating in a trial of a new medicine that could save the world and something strange seems to happen between them.
Maniac is an extraordinary series. Its strength lies in the writing and in the great direction, which is almost cinematic.
The writers did a great job and it was not easy given the kind of series it is. Without making spoilers, Maniac is a series that will make you laugh as much as it is…
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31 Posts Of Halloween: Close Your Eyes

This one is not a review per se, but I thought this was a nice little short film, that I wanted to share with you. I think it's an interesting concept, and it would be interesting to see this made into a full feature length film. Enjoy!

31 Posts Of Halloween: The Hallow

The Hallow is a 2015 horror film set in Ireland, and it was pretty good. The Hallow follows a family that moves into the country in Ireland for the husbands work, but the supernatural beings that are within the forrest, don't like their new neighbors.
Alright, so I've been wanting to see this movie for the past couple of months, and I've finally gotten around to watching it. After viewing, The Hallow, I thought it was actually pretty good.
The monster designs are pretty creative, and it's based off of Irish lore. They don't delve to deep into the lore however, but it's still interesting and now I want to read up on it more.
There definitely is an eerie feeling throughout the film, and it's done in such an effective way, I have to applaud the film for it.
The acting in this film is well done, and it has a small budget feel to the film as well, so given that, it really is impressive what they accomplished in making this movie. There wasn't a bad actor in…

31 Posts Of Halloween: American Psycho

American Psycho is a 2000 horror black comedy film that didn't exactly live up to my expectations. Alright this is going to be a short review for this movie. American Psycho is about an office guy that is a serial killer by night. It's an interesting premise for a film, but for me it really doesn't live up to the hype.
The actors in this film do a fine enough job. Some are better than others in this movie. I just found some of the characters to be quite dull, and not in the, there supposed to be that way sense, but in the, why did they say yes to the script sense.
Some of the scenes are pretty creative and I cannot deny that, but I frequently found myself losing interest in the film.
I will say that I do enjoy the narration from the main character, as it provides an eerie sense about him, kinda like there is something off but you just can't put your finger on it in the beginning of the film.
You may have seen this movie already and have enjoyed it, and that's fine…

31 Posts Of Halloween: Stonehearst Asylum

Stonehearst Asylum is a 2014 gothic film that truly is gothic.  Stonehearst Asylum follows Dr. Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess), fresh from Oxford, as he is sent to an Asylum to complete his training. At the asylum he becomes infatuated with one of the patients, Mrs. Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale), and he assists Dr. Silas Lamb (Ben Kingsley), yet there is something unusual about this asylum, more than one normally would think.
Now, this movie is based off of a story by Edgar Allen Poe, of which whom, I consider myself a fan of, and after watching Stonehearst Asylum, I want to read the original story. Since I do own a copy of the Complete Works Of Edgar Allen Poe, I just might read it soon enough.
Now this movie is gothic in the truest sense of the word. It has insanity, romance, beautiful twists and turns, mystery, and creeping about at night in those long corridors. You don't see many gothic films, and that's a shame, because if there could be more produced in the manner that …

A Star Is Born Movie Review

A Star Is Born was a good movie, and I was surprised to find out that Bradley Cooper was the director for this film. A Star Is Born follows Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) as he is a professional musician. One night he stumbles into a bar and hears a girl singing. This girl is named Ally (Lady GaGa) and the two of them hit it off great! They are perfect for each other and their romance blooms along with Ally's rise to stardom. This movie has already gained favorable reviews, and I can see why. Lady GaGa is a fantastic actress, and Bradley Cooper delivers yet again another strong performance. I was surprised to see Sam Elliott in this movie. I didn't watch to many of the trailers, but from what I gathered, I didn't expect to see him in this film. I would also like to note, that all of the supporting cast did a fine job as well. I was very surprised to find out that this movie was directed by Bradley Cooper. I'm not exactly sure how many movies he has directed besides thi…

31 Posts Of Halloween: Queen Of The Damned

Queen Of The Damned is a 2002 vampire movie based on the Anne Rice novel of the same name. Okay, I'll admit that I enjoy a good vampire film. Heck, I even like a good gothic film. I want to know one thing though, who the hell green lit this movie?
I don't really know how to describe this film... I think Queen Of The Damned is supposed to be a sequel film to, Interview With A Vampire, but it doesn't seem like it.
I paused the film at about the half way mark, and that's when the conflict is first introduced. Everything before that is pretty much an incoherent mess.
The acting is subpar, and the actors seem like this is the first time that they were in front of a camera. It almost reminds me of that terrible Dracula film that had Bela Lugosi in it. The main characters over act or under act, but they never truly give a good performance.
This movie seems like it was made by someone who wanted to be a vampire and a goth yet knew nothing about either.
Queen Of The Damned is …