wadewainio

Wade is a wannabe artist and musician (operating under the moniker Grandpa Helicopter), and an occasional radio DJ for WMTU 91.9 FM Houghton. He is an occasional writer for Undead Walking, and also makes up various blogs of his own. He even has a few books in the works. Then again, doesn't everyone?

‘ESCAPE ROOM’ – A Riveting Journey of Psychological Tension and Deadly Puzzles

Escape Room

Escape Room is a psychological thriller film directed by Adam Robitel and released in 2019. The movie follows a group of six strangers who receive mysterious invitations to participate in an escape room challenge. As one might expect, the participants quickly realize that the stakes are high as the rooms …

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Tod Browning’s ‘FREAKS’ and the Stormy Skies of Mob Justice

Freaks

“Freaks” is an abnormal-yet-lovable 1932 American pre-code dramatic horror film directed by Tod Browning, based on Spurs, a 1923 story by Tod Robbins. The film tells the story of a group of circus performers, often referred to as “freaks,” and explores themes of acceptance, solidarity, and the consequences of cruelty. Much …

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‘DRACULA’ (1931): Unleashing Storms of Horror

Dracula (1931)

The 1931 film Dracula is a classic horror film directed by Tod Browning and stars Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. Though some may prefer F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, this film at least had the blessing of the “rightful owner,” the estate of Bram Stoker. It also did more to popularize the …

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‘THE EXORCIST’ (1973): A Timeless Horror Classic that Transcends Generations

Released in 1973 and directed by William Friedkin, The Exorcist remains an iconic horror film that has left an indelible mark on cinematic history. Adapted from William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name, the movie is a chilling exploration of faith, good versus evil, and the supernatural. Let’s delve …

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Peeping Behind the Shower Curtain: The Role of Voyeurism in ‘PSYCHO’ (1960)

Psycho

Psycho is a classic psychological thriller and horror film that has become iconic in the history of cinema and has forever etched itself into horror and pop culture. Regarding the success of the film, Hitchcock said, “Thirty-three percent of the effect of Psycho was due to the music.” However, in …

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Hitchcock’s ‘REAR WINDOW’ (1954) : Exploring Voyeurism and Moral Ambiguity

Rear Window

Rear Window is a classic 1954 suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on Cornell Woolrich’s short story”It Had to Be Murder” (read it here!). The film explores the theme of voyeurism through its protagonist, L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies, played by James Stewart. Jeff is a photojournalist who is confined …

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‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master’ – Embracing the Madness!

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 : The Dream Master

Set to a moody and awesome song by Tuesday Knight, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master begins with the words: “When deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me. And trembling which made all my bones to shake -Job IV, 13-14.” That’s really about as deep as …

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‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’ (1988). Oops! He Did it Again!

Halloween 4

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, or simply Halloween 4, is a 1988 horror film and the fourth installment in the popular “Halloween” film series. It is also one of the films that reminded the 1980s that slasher villains still mattered, both culturally and in terms of raking in …

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Interview: ‘GALE’ Director Daniel Alexander + Chilling Co-Founder Christopher Graham

Gale

Daniel Alexander’s Gale, an interesting take on The Wizard of Oz, has premiered on the new streaming network, Chilling. We wanted to ask Alexander about this short film, and also learn about the Chilling streaming service from one of its co-founders, Christopher Graham. Here is the trailer: Interview with Gale director …

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