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Audiobook Review: Halloween

Halloween Kills, the sequel to Halloween (2018), is now in theaters and available to watch at home on Peacock. If you haven’t already done so, read (and watch) my review here. The audiobook adaptation of the novelization of Halloween Kills is now available too, as an Audible exclusive for the first 90 days. I’m currently listening to that audiobook, so, in the meantime, I’m going to share with you my review of the one that preceded it, written by John Passarella and performed by Emily Sutton-Smith.

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Heels: My New Favorite TV Show

I watched all eight episodes of Heels in five days on Starz because it’s that damn good. Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers, and rivals, war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind. Read on for my thoughts on this compelling new drama.

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Movie Review: Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills is now in theaters and available on Peacock! In preparation for this glorious day, I’ve been watching many of the films that preceded this one, including the 1978 original and the 2018 direct sequel. Halloween Kills is the second part in a modern-day trilogy that continues the story of the first film, ignoring any narrative elements from the numerous sequels and timelines. In the following review, I will reveal some spoilers, so please read this after you watch Halloween Kills.

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Man Up by Bedros Keuilian

Yesterday, I finished listening to the audiobook version of Man Up by Bedros Keuilian. It’s an inspirational book that is part self-help and part memoir, but is it any good? Read on for my thoughts.

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Rob Zombie’s Halloween

In 2007, Rob Zombie’s take on Halloween was unleashed upon the world. This movie was written, directed, and produced by Zombie — arguably his most ambitious cinematic effort up until that point. Is it any good? How does it hold up today? And what were Rob Zombie’s thoughts on this movie back in 2007? Read on, and you’ll find out.

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Taking Shape: Developing Halloween From Script To Scream

Halloween Kills, the next entry in the legendary Halloween movie franchise, is right around the corner. So, let’s dive into my thoughts on Taking Shape: Developing Halloween From Script To Scream — a chronological and comprehensive analysis of the entire Halloween series up until this point.

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DVD Review — A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 2

Did you enjoy the A&E Biography series WWE Legends? If so, and you’re considering buying the Volume 1 DVD release, which features documentaries on Shawn Michaels, Ultimate Warrior, Mick Foley, and Bret “Hitman” Hart, then watch my video review below. And make sure to check out my review of Volume 1!

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DVD Review — A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 1

Did you enjoy the A&E Biography series WWE Legends? If so, and you’re considering buying the Volume 1 DVD release, which features documentaries on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Booker T, then watch my video review below. And make sure to check out my review of Volume 2!

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Fangoria Magazine: October 2020

Halloween season is upon us, so let’s take a look back at the October 2020 issue of Fangoria magazine. Watch my video below for a preview of everything in this issue of Fangoria. Enjoy!

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My Last KISS

On August 21, I attended what may have been my final KISS concert ever. At this point, I’ve seen the band live more than 20 times, including five dates on its End Of The Road World Tour. If this was my last show, I went out on top because I watched the entire performance from the pit, which is in between the stage and the front row. Being in the pit was not planned ahead of time, but it was a fantastic surprise. Read on for my thoughts on my last KISS.

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