I have no plan here. No outline. No deep thoughts. This past year doesn’t deserve it. The end of 2020 doesn’t mean an end to all the injustices and bullshit that happened to occur in the last 366 days, but … Continue reading Pop Optics: No Requiem for 2020
The Exorcist III would have been brilliant if it were just George C Scott and Brad Douriff starring in William Peter Blatty’s supernatural take on My Dinner With Andre. It’s a “tortured genius” kind of brilliant, nonetheless. As far as … Continue reading Pop Optics Extra: An Incidental Exorcist III Analysis
The objective of this article is to not be an in-depth cataloging or inventory of every horror sequel ever, but rather an observation from someone who has seen their fair share of horror sequels and wishes to comment on it. … Continue reading Halloween II And The Shape of Horror Sequels to Come
Hello, Avocado! Allow me to resurrect another dormant feature of mine, Pop Optics. Formerly, this was meant to be a series of entries where I would relate a pop culture topic to some aspect of my life or being. Now, … Continue reading Pop Optics: Film Franchises That Peaked Early
Welcome to Pop Optics! This is a feature in which I will explore some particular life moment that was shaped or influenced by some particular pop culture or even vice versa. When Home Alone was released in November of 1990, just … Continue reading Home Alone As Kid Wish Fulfillment… Unless You’re a Latchkey Kid
Welcome to Pop Optics! This is a feature in which I will explore some particular life moment that was shaped or influenced by some particular pop culture or even vice versa. Halloween changed me. It haunts me. It is a … Continue reading Halloween: Or How I Learned to Stop Screaming and Love The Shape
Disclaimer: This article contains references to abuser Marilyn Manson. This article was written and published before recent revelations of the extent of his abuse against past partners. It is the opinion of the author that Manson is a piece of … Continue reading I Was A Teenage Anti-Christ!