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Humungus
by John DeVore
Art: MRCokeley Design

Hi. My name is John and I’m the creator of Humungus. Just a heads up: I’m about to ask you for money. I know there are a ton of streaming platforms and newspapers and newsletters asking you to buy subscriptions to their services. But Humungus isn’t any of those things…


Photo: New World Pictures/Cinemarque/Film Futures

I have been asked by many of you what I think about the upcoming reboot of Hellraiser starring Jamie Clayton as Pinhead since I am quite public about my love of Clive Barker’s iconic hell priest.

The new Hellraiser is being produced by Spyglass Media Group and Hulu and horror…


Photo: Open Road Films

It’s hard to believe Gerard Butler starred as the tortured title character in 2004’s Phantom of the Opera. Since then, he’s ripened from romantic lead to muscular action daddy, to his current incarnation as a shambling chaos Sasquatch. What range!

In Copshop, Butler is joined by other grizzled actors in…


Photo: Warner Media

The spice must flow, but so must minor spoilers. You have been warned.

I recommend seeing director Denis Villeneuve’s faithful adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune on the biggest movie screen you can find, if you feel comfortable going to a theater in person, of course. But, if you’re…


Photo: Neon

A young serial killer with a titanium plate in her head on the run assumes the identity of a boy who disappeared seven years ago, and then things get weird in the French language body horror movie Titane. …


Adam Driver and Matt Damon in ‘The Last Duel’
Photo: 20th Century Studios

Director Ridley Scott and screenwriters Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener mine the past to tell a story about the present in the new historical drama The Last Duel, a $100 million dollar spectacle about women trapped in a world of men.

The epic is based on the actual…


Photo: Paramount Pictures

David Zucker, one of the co-directors of the classic 1980 disaster movie sendup Airplane!, recently wrote in a viral essay that the republic is in a “comedy emergency.” No, seriously. He did.

The title of Zucker’s polemic, before being republished with a clicker headline by the excitable right-wingers at The…


Photo: Apple+

I first heard the song ‘Heroin’ 22 years after it was first released. This hypnotic, voluptuous ballad to drugs and blood was performed by The Velvet Underground and it made death sound sexy. The song was shocking in 1967 and 1989. It’s still surprisingly lurid and rude.

The influential music…


Photo: Netflix

I don’t want to spoil Netflix’s seven-part supernatural drama Midnight Mass but be warned: the show starts slowly.

The first two episodes are rich with character details and explore a small, economically devastated New England island fishing town in what can only be described as Stephen King Country. …


Photo by Stefan Cosma on Unsplash

In the 1997 science-fiction drama Contact directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on iconic scientist Carl Sagan’s novel, Jodie Foster’s Dr. …

Humungus

by John DeVore

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