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Hey, ghouls! The new summer hit is here and we can't stop dancing to it!

Ghoul boss

Hey, ghouls! Bubbles has a romantic date

Vampireton

Hey, ghouls! Have you seen the latest season of Vampireton?

Health Insurance

Hey ghouls! Today we learn about one of the many perks of being a pirate

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Hey, ghouls! Every family has a mourning tradition, and this one's is quite strange!  
Superstition – Steps in the dark

Superstition – Steps in the dark

Superstition is a horror movie directed by James Roberson in 1982 set in an old house owned by the local parish. A string of weird killings keeps taking place between its walls, leading Reverend Thompson to investigate. Superstition - Plot A building in the county of Black Pond has become a theatre of horrible deaths. Reverend David Thompson is doing his best to help the police detective who's taking care of the investigation, but in the meantime, another reverend with his family arrives in...

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Old Fangs – Forgotten Memories

Old Fangs – Forgotten Memories

Old Fangs is a short animated movie produced by Cartoon Saloon in 2009 that, however, belongs in our Forgotten Memories collection as it never quite got the fame it deserves. Adrien Merigeau's short, around 20-minutes long, placed second in the Generator +16 category of the 2010 Giffoni Film Festival. Old Fangs - Plot A young wolf decides to face his father whom he hasn't seen since he was very young. Review The protagonist of this short story is a young little city wolf who, together with his...

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GISH, fun for a good cause

GISH, fun for a good cause

Formerly known by the acronym GISHWHES - Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen and then shortened to the more pronounceable GISH, this scavenger hunt is one of the most innovative and inclusive charity events of the world and this year, the tenth since its creation, it adjusts to the circumstances that have left everyone to lockdown in our homes with a mini-hunt that will take place on the first weekend of next March. What is GISH? GISH's official description, which you...

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Scrubs: doctors in their first irons

Scrubs: doctors in their first irons

In the Sacred Heart Hospital, John Dorian and Elliot Reid are ready to do anything to prove that they can be good doctors. Between the snorts of Dr. Cox and the antics of the chief of medicine Bob Kelso, this is Scrubs. Stethoscope your way, Nightowls friends, it's time to take notes. Sacred Heart: a big family Hospitals are hostile and unfamiliar places for many of us. Some feel a long shiver go up to their arms at the word "sting". Some do everything to be as healthy as a fish, just to never...

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My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) – Steps in The Dark

My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) – Steps in The Dark

A remake by Patrick Lussier of 1981's My Bloody Valentine, My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) tries to experiment with what was then a new cinematographic technology and its use in the slasher genre. We take a look at the film for our Steps in The Dark collection and try to see what it brought to the story it was inspired by. My Bloody Valentine 3D - Premise Ten years before the events of the movie, a young and inexperienced miner called Tom Hanniger causes an accident that kills five men and...

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My Bloody Valentine (1981) – Steps in The Dark

My Bloody Valentine (1981) – Steps in The Dark

My Bloody Valentine, directed by George Mihalka, is a slasher genre movie set on the day of the popular celebration of love that is Valentine's Day. That is why we chose today to talk about it for our Steps in The Dark collection, even though, as we already said, it is much more of a splatter movie than it is a horror, but it can definitely serve to stay on the topic of the current Valentine celebrations. My Bloody Valentine - Premise Twenty years before the events of the main story, on...

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – When Teen Drama meets Lovecraft

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – When Teen Drama meets Lovecraft

With its fourth season, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes to an end, leaving throngs of fans dumbfounded in the wake of the decision of ending one of the most innovative and well-received TV shows in recent years. At least when it comes to its genre. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Season Four - Plot Sabrina Spellman is enjoying her teenage life after saving Greendale and bringing back balance between the human world and hell and yet, in some ways, she feels completely out of place. Her...

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EUPHORIA – Fuck Anyone Who Is Not A Sea Blob

EUPHORIA – Fuck Anyone Who Is Not A Sea Blob

Fuck Anyone Who Is Not A Sea Blob, the second special episode of the show Euphoria, came out on Sunday the 24th of January on Sky Atlantic. As was the case for the one that precedes it, those with an HBO Max account had the chance to see it in advance, on the 22nd of January. "Why did you run away?" is the question the episode opens with. A question that brings up back to the past, to the scenes now seen through Jules' eyes. A question that, depending on personal interpretation, could even...

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Gilmore Girls: extravagance of everyday life

Gilmore Girls: extravagance of everyday life

The complicity between parents and children is not always simple. It is a relationship that often puts distance; the adult who gives orders is never welcome, and the kid who thinks he already knows what life is can be irritating. However, that's not what happens to Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother and daughter who are best friends. Have you ever wondered what it means to have a mother as a friend? We will try to find out in this article. Light in adversity The life of the young single mother...

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Uncle Frank – review

Uncle Frank – review

Written and directed by Alan Ball for Amazon Studios and with Paul Bettany's heartfelt interpretation at the helm, Uncle Frank tells a coming out story that is far from the optimistic progress of the last few years but reminds us of the consequences of a suffering that many still have to face today. Plot Set in the 70s, Uncle Frank follows the car trip of a gay literature professor who, together with his teenage niece Beth, goes back from New York to his childhood home in Creekville in South...

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Happiest Season, a bittersweet Rom-Com

Happiest Season, a bittersweet Rom-Com

Happiest Season is the very first Christmas comedy with two lesbian women protagonists. With Clea DuVall at the helm, released on Hulu and available on Sky in Italy, it has all the necessary qualities to take its rightful place among the Christmas classics. Happiest Season - Plot Abby Holland (Kristen Stewart) and Harper Caldwell (Mackenzie Davis) are a happy couple, and ready to spend their Christmas holidays over at the Caldwell's family home. Or maybe not. Abby is looking forward to meeting...

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Dash & Lily – review

Dash & Lily – review

Dash & Lily is a new Netflix TV show with a classic premise for the romantic comedy genre that tries, with its simple and brief structure, to bring lighthearted entertainment to the end of a difficult year. Plot Cynical Dash has decided to finally give up on Christmas, but when he finds a mysterious red notebook on the shelves of his favourite bookstore, he ends up in a treasure hunt of dares, dreams, and wishes with the eternal optimist Lily. The two will show each other the New York City...

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Rose Island – Review

Rose Island – Review

Rose Island tells a sort of fable it is hard to believe is based on true events. With its satirical tone and an intelligent dramatisation, Netflix can take pride in a job well done. Plot Based on the true story of Giorgio Rosa and the micronation he founded in 1968 off the coast of Rimini, Rose Island tells the brief but significant tale of an island that became a symbol of a generation's dreams and aspirations. Review Just going by its name, Rose Island comes across as a place out of a...

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Charmed: between demons and angels

Charmed: between demons and angels

“Hear now the words of the witches, the secrets we hid in the night. The oldest of Gods are invoked here, the great work of Magic is sought. In this night and in this hour, I call upon the Ancient Power. Bring your powers to we sisters threee! We want the power! Give us the power!” The power of the trio returns between us, giving life to this new article on those witches who so enchanted our adolescence. The time has come, however, to give space also to the male figures who have seasoned this...

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Lovecraft Country – review of the first season

Lovecraft Country – review of the first season

Chicago is a divided city, the South Side is mostly comprised of families of colour while the rest of the city belongs to white people. We're in the 1950s and this is Lovecraft Country, a new TV show under the HBO brand. Plot Atticus Freeman returns to his old Chicago and embarks on a journey with his uncle George and his friend Letitia to look for his missing father. That's how, when they reach New Hampshire, they find themselves in a place that seems to have come straight out of a novel by...

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Krampus – Steps in the Dark

Krampus – Steps in the Dark

A fairly recent movie, released just in 2015, Krampus is a horror-fantasy film that takes inspiration from the popular creature known as Krampus. This is, in fact, a very interesting character that can make for an ideal starting point for a good story. Krampus - Plot After an extreme confrontation divides his problematic family during the holidays, Max decides that it is time to finally put Christmas behind him. What he doesn't know is that his lack of holiday spirit will unleash the wrath of...

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EUPHORIA – Trouble Don’t Last Always – Drugs & Pancakes

EUPHORIA – Trouble Don’t Last Always – Drugs & Pancakes

In early autumn, Euphoria fans received some splendid news. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, which sees the US climb the world rankings for their infection and death rates, the filming schedule for season two was postponed to further notice. Then, HBO announced the release of two special episodes starting from December 6th 2020. The first episode, titles Trouble don't last always, aired yesterday night on the US channel. The next episode will be airing in 2021, but no exact date has been...

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The Forgotten Toys – Forgotten Memories

The Forgotten Toys – Forgotten Memories

The Forgotten Toys is an animated movie released in 1995 that was then followed by not one, but two series based on James Stevenson's story "The Night After Christmas". It revolves around a scruffy teddy bear and an old rag doll that were thrown away by the children who owned them after receiving new toys. A perfectly fitting story for this month's edition of Forgotten Memories. The Forgotten Toys - Plot Teddy the bear wakes up the night after Christmas in a garbage can. The ragdoll Annie is...

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We Are Who We Are – Review

We Are Who We Are – Review

With such an impactful cinematographic personality like Luca Guadagnino developing it, We Are Who We Are is a TV show that faced great expectation right from the very beginning and inserted itself into a genre of stories about adolescence that contemporary audiences seem to like a lot. Plot Set in a U.S. military base on Italian soil and with two young American kids as protagonists, We Are Who We Are explores friendships, first-loves, and identity, and tries to immerse the audience in the...

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15 years of Supernatural, what now?

15 years of Supernatural, what now?

On the 13th of September 2005, the first episode of Supernatural aired in the US. This new show wanted to bring the horror genre to mainstream television and in doing so faced a challenge that many before had lost. Two years later, the show started airing in Italy too and from that moment on, its popularity seemed undefeatable. Author’s note Before we begin, I would like to warn our readers that this review will be a little more intense and personal than my other pieces. This show has been a...

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Veronica Mars: little detectives grow up

Veronica Mars: little detectives grow up

In a sunny California town, a sagacious and sassy girl helps her father run the investigative office. Her name is Veronica, Veronica Mars. Neptune, dotted with villas of wealthy gentlemen and gangs of motorcyclists, sees the unfolding of a terrible crime: a fifteen-year-old, Lily Kane, is found dead in the swimming pool of her parents' house. This is how the life of her best friend Veronica is forever turned upside down. Between Lily's murder and her mother's escape, the shy and obedient girl...

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Black Sunday – Steps in The Dark

Black Sunday – Steps in The Dark

We're back to talk about creatures that lurk in the night once again for our collection Steps in The Dark. Today we're taking things back to Italy under the direction of Mario Bava. The film we'll be looking into is Black Sunday, released in 1960. The setting, however, is Moldova, which isn't all that surprising when considering vampire stories. Black Sunday - Premise In the Moldova of the 1600s, the witch Asa (Barbara Steele) is sentenced to death with her lover and buried in the family tomb....

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Nos4a2: review of the second season

Nos4a2: review of the second season

Bats and old blackened wood, a motorcycle: Victoria McQueen returns with her bridge of thought in the second season of Nos4a2, aired on Amazon Prime Video. Plot   It's been eight years since Charlie Manx's defeat. Victoria has rebuilt a life there, in Colorado, with Lou and her son Bruce Wayne. But the Christmasland nightmare isn't over yet, and this time Charlie Manx has only revenge in mind; in his sights, just the little Wayne. Review The invisible thread that binds Charlie Manx to his...

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The Witches – Review

The Witches – Review

The Witches brings back to the screen a story that has become a cornerstone of fantasy literature for children by the hand of Roald Dahl, but its ambitions and exuberant aesthetics might not measure up to the original book. Plot In late 1967, a recently orphaned boy moves in with his grandmother to the rural town of Demopolis, Alabama. When the two come face to face with a glamorous but diabolical group of witches, the grandma decides to escape for a holiday at a seaside resort. Unfortunately,...

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Ratched: review of the first season

Ratched: review of the first season

From the classic atmospheres of the 1950s in the United States, a new series by Netflix peeps out: Ratched, based on the famous novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Plot It was 1947 when nurse Mildred Ratched arrived at the mental hospital run by Dr. Hanover. She is hired and proves to be well prepared and interested in all those innovative techniques that the doctor tries to experiment to cure the human mind. But there is a specific reason that led her to go right there, to California. Past...

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The Haunting of Bly Manor – spoiler-free review

The Haunting of Bly Manor – spoiler-free review

The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second story in the horror anthology by Netflix that also includes Hill House and has been collected in its entirety under the title The Haunting. Plot After the tragic death of a previous au pair, Henry Wingrave hires a young American woman as a nanny for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, the groundskeeper Jamie, and the housekeeper Mrs Grose. But not everything is what it seems at the Manor, and centuries of dark...

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: our favorite supernatural show

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: our favorite supernatural show

October is the month of falling leaves, the period in which life gives way to death, everything stops and then changes in the infinite circle of the seasons, to culminate with the most mystical festivity of the year: Halloween. So what better way to celebrate Samhain's night than with the most famous vampire slayer heroine of all time? I'm talking about her, Buffy Summers. The wooden stake at the belt and combative temperance; a witch friend, and a slightly clumsy friend: these are the...

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The Witches – Review

New movie alert: The Witches

The Witches by Roald Dahl is one of the most famous and lasting children's books of the dark fantasy genre. After its first adaptation in 1990 with the same title, the story jumps back into current events with a new movie by HBO coming out on the 22nd of October in America and throughout the next months in the rest of the world. Plot Set in 1960s Alabama rather than the original Great Britain, The Witches follows the quest of a boy and his kindly grandmother as they try to thwart the plans of...

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Sebastiano Brocchi Interview – Pirin and the new artbook

Sebastiano Brocchi Interview – Pirin and the new artbook

We're back with a new interview on our website. Today we're sitting down once again with Sebastiano Brocchi, whom we met some time ago about the project titled Symmes. However, those of you who are familiar with Sebastiano's work are well aware of how much of a versatile artist he is. A lot of you might have already heard of the Pirin saga, the biggest and most complex work by the author. Well, this saga is about to be expanded into an artbook that will see several authors collaborate at the...

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An epidemic in three parts: Peninsula

An epidemic in three parts: Peninsula

Released only a couple of months ago, Peninsula promises to expand the world created in Train to Busan and, following it, has to face very high expectations for a movie that's been almost four years in the making. Plot Right after the zombie epidemic, an ex-soldier (played by Gang Dong-won) and his team look for a valuable cargo that was left behind in the desolation that South Korea has become. Review I saw Train to Busan not that much later than its release and from the moment a sequel was...

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