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Dark souls lore debate. Mainly focusing on Gwyn’s bloodline New 30-60 minute episodes every Saturday And maybe some 5-10 minute videos between the weekdays. On the weekday episodes we might share some stories about souls. Enjoy!
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Witches in horror are one of the most interesting monsters. They can be the broomstick and black cauldron type with green skin and pointy hats, or they can be as nefarious as those seen in such films like THE LORDS OF SALEM (2012) and THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (2016). The new film, BAGHEAD (2024), is another take for this villain that was just releas…
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Over 25 years ago, the Japanese film, RINGU (1998), led a wave of horror films that took some sort of object and turned it into a talisman. Supernatural evil then begins to haunt or curse teenagers or college co-eds leaving many dead, and the remainder including the survivor girl being unable to ever escape the paranormal blight that follows them f…
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LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL is one of those films that falls within both the Found Footage subcategory and the Cinema Verite subcategories of filmmaking. With its documentary style and its “live” camera shooting, the movie gives us the feel of both before and behind the cameras of a late night television talk show. Night Owls With Jack Delroy is one …
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Frank Herbert’s original 1965 story, DUNE, was an astounding success. It has become one of America’s great novels, and is beloved by science fiction fans. Most certainly apt to fit in with the space opera subset of speculative fiction, the book has been once again recently turned into a two part film series starting with director Denis Villeneuve’s…
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With a title like MIDNIGHT PEEPSHOW (2024), this latest film from England would spell out grindhouse or midnight movie. Also, once one takes a look, you find out it is actually a horror anthology that has a wraparound story that puts it together. With limited yet positive reviews, does the film live up to its name and its genre or is it a mixed bag…
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If you haven’t heard of her yet, Syndney Sweeney is possibly the most sought after actress in Hollywood. She had starring roles in shows like EUPHORIA and THE WHITE LOTUS which suddenly made her a big star. With sex appeal and acting chops, and creating her own production company, she’s been able to star in a number of surprise hits such as 2023’s …
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Welcome to Cortana’s Communiques – A weekly discussion of the Paramount+ television series HALO based on the video game series and the universe created by XBox. Starring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. Series synopsis: Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game ‘Halo’.…
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As stated many times on this podcast, the Greys, the white and hairless aliens, are one of the monsters in the horror and science fiction genre that seem not to get enough screen time in film. In 2022, the Paramount film SIGNIFICANT OTHER alluded to space invaders or some sort of being that may play a prominent role in the movie’s story. Ruth (Maik…
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Welcome to Cortana’s Communiques – A weekly discussion of the Paramount+ television series HALO based on the video game series and the universe created by XBox. Starring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. Series synopsis: Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game ‘Halo’.…
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The recently released film, MONOLITH (2024), is technically older as it was shown back in 2022. An Australian film, the movie took a slow path before eventually getting a full release. It went from festival to festival before arriving to VOD in January 2024 with a Blu-ray release set for April 2024. A failed and questionable journalist (Lily Sulliv…
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Welcome to Cortana’s Communiques – A weekly discussion of the Paramount+ television series HALO based on the video game series and the universe created by XBox. Starring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. Series synopsis: Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game ‘Halo’.…
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The old German legend, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, was an old scary tale told to many of us as children, or it was part of a collection of fairy tales that we read. The South Korean film, THE PIPER (2015), takes the premise of the legend and brings it to the post Korean War era in 1953 as a setup to the movie. When a father and his young son head to…
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Welcome to Cortana’s Communiques – A weekly discussion of the Paramount+ television series HALO based on the video game series and the universe created by XBox. Starring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. Series synopsis: Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game ‘Halo’.…
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The unreliable narrator trope is a common theme in many films. The new horror film, SOMEWHERE QUIET (2024), is a film written and directed Olivia West Lloyd where she wanted to make the film after the “final girl” survives. What would her life be like after escaping or being rescued. Meg (Jennifer Kim) and her husband Scott (Kentucker Audley) head …
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Welcome to Cortana’s Communiques – A weekly discussion of the Paramount+ television series HALO based on the video game series and the universe created by XBox. Starring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. Series synopsis: Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game ‘Halo’.…
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Emerald Fennell’s prior film, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (2020), received a lot of note and award nominations. Her latest film came out late 2023. SALTBURN (2023) is another dark thriller in same vein as such films as CRUEL INTENTIONS (1999), THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (1999), and even classic films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s REBECCA (1938). Oliver Quick (…
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Welcome to Cortana’s Communiques – A weekly discussion of the Paramount+ television series HALO based on the video game series and the universe created by XBox. Starring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. Series synopsis: Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game ‘Halo’.…
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Gregg Araki, probably best known for THE DOOM GENERATION (1995), though not prolific, he has come out with a number of films of note including MYSTERIOUS SKIN (2004). The script was written by Araki based off a novel of the same name written by author Scott Heim. A Patreon pick from one of our listeners, the podcast takes a look at the film. Brian …
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Welcome to Cortana’s Communiques – A weekly discussion of the Paramount+ television series HALO based on the video game series and the universe created by XBox. Starring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. Series synopsis: Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game ‘Halo’.…
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The “Black List” is the top screenplays that have circulated around Hollywood and producers that have not been purchased or made yet. But the buzz follows them. The new film I.S.S. (2024) is just that. The script by Nick Shafir was finally purchased and made into the movie. Distributed by Bleecker Street, the film debuted at theaters on January 19t…
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Sometimes Hollywood “royalty” aren’t enough for a film to stand out and become a blockbuster. When you have director Gregory Hoblit, behind such genre films as PRIMAL FEAR (1996) and FREQUENCY (2000), screenwriter Nicholas Kazan behind AT CLOSE RANGE (1986) and REVERSAL OF FORTUNE (1990), and Denzel Washington starring, you’d think the film FALLEN …
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The podcast decides to try to do something different with our latest episode. Genre movies, books, video games, disc reviews, interviews, anime, art house film – that’s been our regular format. But with 2023 just wrapping up, and almost all of 2024 still to come, we decided to take a look at various films between the two years and recap and deconst…
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We are already half way through January in 2024, yet 2023 is now in the rearview mirror. It’s time to take a look at the prior year and go through all the many films that came out that were considered horror and genre films. Dark Discussions and its co-hosts puts together their review of all that was good and bad in 2023. Was it one of the better y…
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Dennis Paoli some say has written some of the best horror films of all time. His most famous include RE-ANIMATOR (1985) and FROM BEYOND (1986). His work with directors Stuart Gordon have been applauded which also includes DAGON (2001). The three films listed above are all based loosely off of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories. His latest, SUITABLE FLESH (20…
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No one can deny director David Slade hit it out of the ballpark with his 2 initial features, HARD CANDY (2005) and 30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2007). Both were splendid genre films and have become cult classics. Between the years he has directed music videos and television episodes among some other films. Late in 2023 his latest film DARK HARVEST was release…
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New Year’s resolutions are a big thing for folks. Some want to lose weight, find a spouse, get a new job, work towards completing something; others have goals that they strive for. Co-host Mike said that there are a lot of genre films he hasn’t seen that he wants to get to, so as a New Year’s resolution, why not ask all the co-hosts to see some fil…
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The Grey aliens have affectively been some of the most frightening monsters in both folklore and film. But unfortunately, for high quality movies in the subgenre, not many stand out. A new film with the title FIRST CONTACT (2023) seemed to be a new entry into the alien monster movie. But when one watches it, the story turns into Cosmic horror too. …
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Kaiju monsters (also known as dinosaur sized beasts) have been a staple subgenre in the horror movie filmography all the way back to KING KONG (1933). After World War II, the Japanese giant monster movie GODZILLA (1954) appeared and started a franchise that has lasted for almost seventy years. Toho, the studio that brought us Godzilla, has released…
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When Eli Roth hit the horror scene, he made a huge splash. CABIN FEVER (2002) and HOSTEL (2005) were hits. Then in 2007, the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez movie GRINDHOUSE came out with fake trailer added to it making it feel like a true 42nd production. One of those trailers was the remarkable one created by Eli Roth advertising a fake movie …
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In 2017, the Argentina horror film TERRIFIED (2017) was a hidden gem that turned into a surprised hit when it appeared on the streaming service Shudder. The director was Demian Rugna and now in 2023 he has a new film entitled WHEN EVIL LURKS (2023). The movie played at the film festival TIFF and has received splendid reviews. IFC picked up the film…
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Cyberpunk? It’s one of the most unique science fiction subgenres. Even though it hasn’t become as popular as space opera or hard science fiction, it has its hardcore fans that have made it remain in the public eye. Japan, alone, it has actually become one of the most popular science fiction story arcs. The movie DREDD (2012), like many American cyb…
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Sometimes for independent cinema, people are forced to take up many roles to get a film made. Sometimes they are so devoted to the movie, they include themselves in more roles than one specific job because the story has been an idea they’ve had for some time and they are completely invested in the project. Gianna Lutz, the woman behind the new horr…
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The podcast’s 600th episode has arrived. With its arrival, the team put up a poll on our Facebook group asking listeners to choose the topic. With a choice of 16 movies that the co-hosts came up with, the 1973 classic horror film, THE WICKER MAN, was chosen. “Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man.” Police officer Neil Howie …
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The novel FRANKENSTEIN OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS was written back in 1818, by Mary Shelley, and since then the story has become one of the most famous stories of all time. And Frankenstein’s Monster is one of the most iconic creatures to ever been created. Films, plays, and spin off novels have been made of it. And in many cases, the story has been …
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