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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Comics Are a Masterpiece. Here’s How to Read Them All.

After years of development, the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman finally comes to screens. The Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge as Dream aka Morpheus aka Sandman, ruler of the Dreaming and master of Dreams. The series picks up as a something of a hybrid between a mad scientist and a petty magician named Burgess (Charles …

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Guilt, Grief, and Ghosts in The Haunting of Bly Manor

An au pair looks into the mirror and sees fiery eyes peering back at her.  A guilty man finds his malevolent double staring at him with an accusing grin.  A worried housekeeper discovers inexplicable cracks in unusual places on the manor grounds.  Frightening images such as these define the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor. …

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Ten International Horror Movies to Stream This Halloween

Halloween might have roots in Ireland and other Celtic territories, but for many, it is a thoroughly American holiday, celebrated by watching scary movies—generally English language, Hollywood horror. Every year brings new offerings to go with old classics, slasher films, and cult favorites, but focusing only on U.S. films misses the rich vein of horror …

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Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Loves Eurovision Too Much to Joke About It

Mel Brooks’s classics Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein work as comedies because they love the subject of their satire. The original props from James Whale’s Frankenstein or the song “Blazing Saddles” sung by Western legend Frankie Laine reveal an attention to detail possessed only by a superfan. But Brooks’s adoration of genres never kept him from making jokes about them. In …

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Review: Apostle Unnerves Through Viscera, Not Dread

The Wicker Man is the name of a 1973 film directed by Robin Hardy, about an uptight Christian policeman (Edward Woodward) whose search for a missing girl takes him to an island where citizens practice Celtic paganism under the direction of a charismatic leader (Christopher Lee). Tension builds slowly as the self-righteous officer discovers too …

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Thirteen Horror Movies to Netflix Stream on Friday the 13th (That Aren’t Friday the 13th)

Friday the 13th is kind of a bonus Halloween, an extra day to watch scary movies. And what better movie to watch on Friday the 13th than one of the 12 entries in the Friday the 13th series?If you only have Netflix, then then you might be disappointed. Not only do they not have any …

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