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    The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 76: “Heads Up”

    This week, PopOptiq’s Film Editor Patrick Murphy joins Kate and Ricky to discuss “Heads Up” and the triumphant return of Glenn. Among the many topics addressed are the green balloons, the helium tank, Carl’s condescending attitude, Sam and Carol’s relationship and Morgan’s current dilemma. All this and more. [powerpress] Playlist Roky Erickson – “I Walk […] More

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    The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 75: “Always Accountable”

    After taking a week off, Rick is back to discuss The Walking Dead with Kate, and this week we invite PopOptiq managing TV Editor Deepayan Sengupta to discuss the sixth episode of season six, “Always Accountable”. One of us is not a fan of this episode so be prepared for some harsh criticism. [powerpress] Playlist […] More

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    ‘Southern Cross’ – In space, no one can hear you scream

    Southern Cross #1-5 (2015) Written by Becky Cloonan Art by Andy Belanger Colors by Lee Loughridge Letters by Serge LaPointe Published by Image Comics In a dark future, ex-con Alex Braith travels to a refinery rig on Titan to retrieve the remains of her sister, Amber, after she died of mysterious circumstances. The ship Alex […] More

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    ‘Mexico Barbaro’ is off the wall horror

    Mexico Barbaro Directed by Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto Mexico, 2014 There’s a line in Mexico Barbaro that goes something like, “Drain the blood from your sister’s vagina or I’ll suck your soul out of your anus.” And that’s not the […] More

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    The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 72: “Thank You”

    This week we invite PopOptiq contributor Felix Vasquez Jr. To discuss an emotionally devastating episode of The Walking Dead. “Thank You” left us with plenty of questions including whether or not a certain character indeed died and whether or not Rick Grimes was bit in the hand. All this and more. [powerpress] Playlist Roky Erickson […] More

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    In Praise of Older Women in Horror

    Occasionally older, strong-willed women creep into the sex-saturated narrative of horror that traditionally wallows in the terrorizing and disposing of young ladies. There is something to the fact that whether their presence maintains, twists or rebukes the genre’s stereotypically repressive lessons about female sexuality that so often end in the punishment of women acting out […] More

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    How ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ Became the Newest, Most Unlikely, Halloween Tradition

      The dream came true on October 28th, 2013 at Los Angeles’s Egyptian Theater, where the 2013 Beyond Fest was being held.    Trick ‘r Treat (2007) was appropriately closing out the evening, but the viewing began with a Q&A session including director Michael Dougherty, producer Bryan Singer, actors Dylan Baker, Brian Cox, Quinn Lord, Jean-Luc […] More

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    Do You Read Sutter Cane?: John Carpenter’s Lovecraftian Opus

    In a padded cell adorned with crudely drawn crosses resides John Trent. Trent has gone so far as to not only decorate his new insane asylum home with crosses, but himself as well — they run up and down his mental patient uniform and dance across his very face. Outside the asylum, the world is going to hell, and John Trent knows it. When the kindly Dr. Wrenn comes to talk with Trent, Trent tells him the cold hard truth: “Every species can smell its own extinction.” More

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