Sep 30, 2022

Monthly Media Recap - September 2022

The Countdown to Halloween starts tomorrow, so the monthly recap goes up a day early. As usual, links below are Amazon affiliated and will drop some pennies in my coffers for your order. The holiday season is coming up fast, go buy stuff!

Be sure to swing by tomorrow for details on the annual Halloween contest!


The sequel to the WNUF Halloween Special! I ordered this as soon as it went up but never got around to watching it. Luckily, creator Chris LaMartina is taking it on the road and I got so see it with an audience. I don't want to give anything away about it but I will say it's a blast from the 90s past! Highly recommend seeing it in a theater (or at least with a group) if you have the chance.

Rating: 9/10

With a title like this, I completely expected this to be another bottom of the barrel Amazon horror offering. Maybe it was my low expectations but I was very pleasantly surprised! There's no wraparound with this anthology, just seven, some funnier than other, horror shorts. Quite a bit of it felt like a weird Goosebumps for adults by way of Troma. I don't think it'll make anyone's "best of" list but I had a good time with it.

Rating: 7/10

Sep 1, 2022

Monthly Media Recap - August 2022

Here we are two months until Halloween! Things will probably be a little quiet on here for the next month as I'll be putting my normal blog time towards cranking out 31 posts for the blogger Countdown to Halloween.

There's quite a few trailers this month because some of these just have to be seen!

Streaming Series

I happened to catch a recent ad for this on the CW so decided to check it out from the start over the past couple months. It's like Cops with a workplace camera crew but they're dealing with supernatural things. The main characters are not the smartest but it makes it that much funnier to see their encounters.

Midnight Mass (2022, Netflix)
Late to the game here despite hearing great things about it. Definitely a slow burn but once it's lit, there's no putting it out! The religious crazy combined with the horror elements is very well done. I'm not the biggest fan of the monster type featured (no spoilers) but this actually got me to enjoy them. Highest of recommends!

LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation (2022, Disney+)
This was kind of cute. Definitely not canon as it hops all over the timeline. I'm not thrilled with how the Galactic Cruiser Halcyon is being pushed into everything because it just feels like marketing synergy. I know, I know, that's what Star Wars does but it starts to feel really forced (ha) after a comic series, this special, and another upcoming novel set there.

Light & Magic (2022, Disney+)
If you have any interest in special effects, this is a must watch. It's pretty amazing all the things that have come out of ILM being formed. It was awesome to see all these people whose names I knew growing up talking about their experiences at ILM. It's got some great home movie footage of them at work and even the odd Star Wars behind the scenes stuff I haven't seen before.