Free Talk Friday – Happy Thanksgiving

Free Talk Friday – Happy Thanksgiving

When was the last time you finished something? A books (or books?) you stopped a few chapters in, a project sitting nearly completed. Hell, a video game? Not something you stopped because you simply did not like it, but maybe something you just stopped for whatever reason (hint: laziness). Get back to ‘er, finish something, I guarantee it will feel good. – Mat Fuck . I had something to so say, but I forgot, so instead… go listen to some…

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Mr. Marc’s House – The Furies

Mr. Marc’s House – The Furies

O my god, I can’t say enough good things about this movie. It is an absolute must watch. Probably one of the best slashers I’ve ever seen, but doesn’t follow the classic slasher model by any means. Damn near non stop, AMAZING FUCKING KILLS, followed by a dope ending. Super hoping there is a sequel. Once its available for purchase, it’s a must buy.

Mr. Marc’s House – Deadtectives

Mr. Marc’s House – Deadtectives

This movie is 100% a horror comedy taking on the phenomenon of “ghost hunting” shows, but done in a smart way. It focuses on two brothers, one of their girlfriends, a close friend of theirs and their ghost hunting show. They’re total frauds who’ve just been cancelled and are doing one more in an attempt to prove that their show is worth keeping on the air. The not-so-spoiler twist is: they’ve ended up a real haunted house. Trapped in the…

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Brinkworth’s Basement – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Brinkworth’s Basement – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Come one, come all my citizens! Welcome to my very first book & movie article for the Republic! This book literally fell into my lap (ok, it fell on the floor) when I was browsing through the rows of my favourite bookstore (shout out to Book Trader in Brockville!). This was my second venture into Bradbury (the first being Fahrenheit 451) but one that I have had on my list for a while. At 200-odd pages, it’s not a long…

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Automation Review: This fun loving mashup just wants to hug the life out of you.

Automation Review: This fun loving mashup just wants to hug the life out of you.

Automation mixes pretty much all of the tropes of 80s action-horror into around 90 minutes of one-lining antics. You get what you pay for, this charcuterie board of themes paces itself quite nicely. The plot does jump around a little, but was solid enough to keep me entertained until the end. The only gripes I had were a few issues in the editing department, but strangely enough, attention to detail elsewhere makes up more than enough for it.  The premise of the…

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Albums that have stuck with me: Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten – Carach Angren.

Albums that have stuck with me: Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten – Carach Angren.

I first saw these guys when they were on tour with Children of bodom. Their set was super theatrical, and while I wasn’t immediately taken aback, it was enough to get me to check them out after that night. I started with their newer video at the time (Charles Francis Coghlan). It was pretty interesting. Normally I’m not a huge fan of any sort of black metal, but I was intrigued. So I checked out their newer album, Dance and…

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Free talk Friday – Go! Get Creative

Free talk Friday – Go! Get Creative

It’s time for another Free Talk Friday. As always, if you have something you wanna get off your chest or recommend, drop it in the comments below. Let us begin: If you go to Cuba (or another Caribbean country) and get cigars, but you are not a cigar smoker, don’t put them in the freezer. Cigars need to be moist and kept in a humid environment. So if you do not have access to a humidor, best to let them…

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