Spoiler-Free Review of “Army of Thieves” on Netflix: Downsized “Ocean’s Eleven.”

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“I want to recruit you…”

Army of Thieves premiered on October 29th 2021 on Netflix. The prequel film to Army of the Dead stars Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin and Guz Khan. The film runs for approximately two hours and five minutes.

A mysterious woman recruits a bank teller to crack a legendary safe, offering him the opportunity of a lifetime.

Here is the trailer:

Army of Thieves allows us to learn more about the character, Dieter, prior to him encountering the undead, but does this prequel film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A fun heist.

If you enjoy films like Ocean’s Eleven or Baby Driver, you will be familiar with this type of premise. A band of misfits come together for a dangerous heist, but we also get some humor sprinkled in to make this somewhat of an entertaining ride with Dieter as our main character.

I don’t know that I necessarily needed a Dieter prequel, but I thought the actor/director put forth a valiant effort here.

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The girls steal the show…

Even though our primary focus was supposed to be on Dieter, I was more impressed by the characters of Korina and Gwendoline. These two made a fantastic tag team and saved this film in a lot of ways for me. They were dynamic on screen and the banter was more believable between them. Sure, Dieter thrown into the mix was a lot of fun, but I think I’d watch these two in another film if given the chance.

The Cons:

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Way too long…

My biggest con with Army of the Dead was that it was too long and this film also ran past its welcomed runtime in my opinion. The film was generally fast-paced but it dragged for me at times because of this.

Didn’t really stick the landing.

This movie wasn’t bad, but there wasn’t anything really spectacular about it either. The characters were fun, but we needed some more layers to truly care about them and even though I enjoyed the heist, it lacked the charm and finesse of Ocean’s Eleven, making it pale in comparison. There were some funny moments, but a lot of the humor didn’t land for me either.

The ending was decent and we came full circle, but I would have liked to have seen more of a connection to the first film. Part of what made the safe-cracking so exciting in the first film was that there were a bunch of undead trying to rip their throats out. This film just didn’t have that edge even though it had some flickers here and there.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

This movie had its moments and I liked the cast, but it just needed more charm and humor to make it stand out against some of its predecessors. I’m not sure that the prequel really added anything to the franchise, but if you enjoy heist films, there is enough happening to keep you entertained.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Army of Thieves in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Hypnotic” on Netflix: Kate Siegel is beyond Intense!

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“Everyone needs therapy…”

Hypnotic released on October 27th 2021 on Netflix. The psychological thriller stars Kate Siegel, Jason O’Mara, Lucie Guest and Dulé Hill. The film runs for approximately 90 minutes.

A troubled woman seeks out help from a hypnotherapist, but things become dangerous when she begins losing pieces of time, endangering those around her.

Here is the trailer:

Hypnotic has an unsettling premise that may have you rethinking your next therapy session, but does Kate Siegel do enough to make this film worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Kate Siegel’s portrayal is incredible.

I am already a huge fan of hers. She has been in some of my favorite shows and films like The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass, and Hush. She can honestly do no wrong for me and she really brings such a believable and genuine quality to her work. Her character is broken in a lot of ways, but you automatically find yourself rooting for her against all odds. There is just something magnetic about her on screen and this film is no exception.

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Horrifying premise.

I don’t know about you, but the films that scare me the most are the ones that are based in some element of potential truth or reality. This film really made my skin crawl when I thought about how dangerous suggestion and hypnosis can be in the wrong hands. The idea of losing control to someone else creates an entirely new set of fears as we witness what it takes to win back that control even when it seems hopeless. 

The Cons:

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Plays it safe…

This movie was really predictable. It had more of a B movie feel throughout it and there were no real surprises. I think this movie could have benefited from a major shock or reveal but it was still entertaining for me and easily fell into the guilty-pleasure thriller genre that I adore so much.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Kate Siegel really elevated this movie for me. She captured my attention the entire time and I thought that the premise was a chilling one.

If you enjoy guilty-pleasure thrillers, you will like this one as long as you manage your expectations. 

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Hypnotic in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Locke & Key” season two on Netflix: Growing Up Isn’t Easy

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“I found a new key…”

Locke & Key season two premiered on Netflix on October 22nd 2021 with ten new episodes available to stream now. The supernatural mystery series stars Emilia Jones, Connor Jessup, Jackson Robert Scott, Darby Stanchfield and Aaron Ashmore. Each episode runs for approximately 48-50 minutes.

The Locke family is back, but they realize that evil is still lurking in the shadows, determined to make a dangerous new key that could threaten the lives of everyone around them.

Here is the trailer:

Locke & Key season two has matured into a darker story, but does it still have enough magic in it to keep us entertained? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Supporting characters get their chance to shine.

In season one, I was mostly intrigued by the Locke siblings and the villainess, Dodge. A lot of the other characters felt mostly filler and we didn’t really learn much about them. I appreciated that we actually got to devote some serious time to their development in season two (particularly Uncle Duncan and Nina Locke).

This helped solve the slight disconnect I had with season one and I actually really enjoyed their story-lines!

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Dark fast-paced plot.

Season one of the series really had an innocence to it. It was a wonderful breath of fresh air and I felt like I was transported right along with the Locke siblings into each one of their new adventures.

There is a different feel to season two and it mirrors the struggle some of the Locke siblings are having when it comes to magic and growing up. Even though it was different, I still liked the overall plot. Things just felt much darker in season two. I loved a lot of the elements thrown our way and I thought that the episodes were fast-paced enough to keep me invested in the mystery at its core.

The Cons:

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Downgraded villains…

Laysa De Oliveira as Dodge was such a good villainess in season one. Things just didn’t have that same wicked quality in season two with our above partners in crime. I thought that Eden was a lot stronger than Gabe (plus she wore some killer heeled boots), but there was more of a whiny feel to them. They just seemed like teenagers acting as villains, where De Oliveira was the epitome of evil.

A lot to keep track of…

I felt like I needed to take notes just to keep up. If you are thinking of skipping the recap…don’t! I needed the recap and I probably should have re-watched the entire first season because there was so much crammed into season two and I had a difficult time remembering things. Maybe I need a memory key too…

The plot was good, but it was also slightly all over the place. We know that season three has already been confirmed so it could have been possible to carry over some stuff into the next season rather than jamming it all into season two, which was slightly overwhelming.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my watch. I think that the Locke siblings really work well together and you genuinely care about their well-being. The magic was still there, but it had a more mature feel and that’s okay.

I had some reservations about certain elements but there was enough happening to keep me entertained throughout my watch.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Locke & Key season two in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Girl in the Woods” on Peacock: Can another Chosen One make an impact?

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“Deep in the woods lies a secret door…”

The Girl in the Woods released on October 21st 2021 on Peacock with all eight episodes available to stream now. The supernatural drama series stars Stefanie Scott, Sofia Bryant, Misha Osherovich, Will Yun Lee and Leonard Roberts. Each episode runs for approximately 25-30 minutes.

A young runaway flees a cult destined to protect the world from the monsters beyond the door when she crosses paths with two new friends in West Pine, Oregon, as their two worlds collide.

Here is the trailer:

The Girl in the Woods has a familiar formula that has worked for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the more recent Warrior Nun, but does this show do enough to find its own identity? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Creepy flickers here and there.

The door that Carrie is sworn to protect can unleash monsters from our nightmares and some of the ones we see are actually kind of terrifying and creepy in a good way. I think that the premise is a decent one and the woods can be terrifying on their own, creating a supernatural mystery that has some potential.

The Cons:

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A chosen one without any edge.

Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stranger Things, and even Warrior Nun understood the importance of having an empowering chosen one to really light up the screen. Unfortunately I didn’t really connect with our chosen one in this series…at all.

The acting wasn’t horrible, but there was just no personality and even though we are supposed to understand that she grew up away from society, I needed more layers to truly care about her.

I actually connected more with the two friends who had some redeeming qualities. We form another type of Scooby gang (which had its moments), but it wasn’t enough to spark any real interest here.

Really predictable…

I really made a valiant effort to connect to the mystery even with the bland chosen one, but a lot of the reveals were just so predictable and uninspiring. There were moments meant to create some kind of emotional response in the audience and yet I found myself frustrated and really bored unfortunately.

There was no real humor in this show either and the lighting was so dreary. The episodes are only about twenty-five minutes each, which should make this easy to binge-watch, and yet I found myself checking the time, which is never a good sign in terms of pacing.

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

If you are going to use a popular formula, you need to really make sure it delivers and this one just felt extremely forgettable. I needed so much more from this show and even though there were some glimmers of potential sprinkled in, the creepy vibe was stifled by the uninspiring main character and the overall predictable and bland feel of the show.

I’d recommend re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer instead.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Girl in the Woods in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Girl Number Thirteen Only Job

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Day of the Dead” (2021) on Syfy: Zombies…again

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“I’ll take the dead over the living any day…”

Day of the Dead (2021) is a new series based on George A. Romero’s classic of the same name. The show premiered on October 15th 2021 on Syfy. It will feature ten weekly episodes (approximately 42-45 minutes in length). The series stars Keenan Tracey, Natalie Malaika, Kristy Dawn Dinsmore, Daniel Doheny, Morgan Holmstrom, and Miranda Frigon.

We are introduced to six strangers who attempt to survive the first 24 hours of the zombie apocalypse. 

Here is the trailer:

Day of the Dead brings us yet another zombie show, but does it do anything truly original to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Decent undead attack scenes.

It’s a challenge to be inventive these days when it comes to the undead attacking, but I thought there were a few stand-out scenes that provided some entertaining moments. Things start off really quickly…almost too quickly, but there were some redeeming moments here.

The Cons:

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Dull and flat.

Despite some of the inventive attack scenes, the overall tone and delivery felt uninspiring. With shows like TWD, Fear TWD, and Black Summer, it’s difficult for a zombie show to do something truly extraordinary and I thought that everything felt really bland in this one and it just kind of slapped on the iconic name to draw in a potential audience.

The characters are not that interesting…

I was hoping to at least connect to the characters and so far I see some flickers here and there, but overall the characters just feel ordinary in every way. The melodrama and dialogue were almost painful to witness.

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

Perhaps I’m just exhausted from all of the zombie shows, but the flat delivery and unoriginal plot didn’t really help either. I think that this might have translated better as a movie. Ten episodes is a long time to devote to another zombie show but if you love zombies, you can give it a whirl.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Day of the Dead (2021) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

Rule number 3

A harmless night of fun turns deadly for six college friends but the game has only just begun. Take a mystery thrill ride right from your own living room. Dash and Seek is out now! I hope you enjoy!

READ IF YOU DARE…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Night Teeth” on Netflix: Girl Vamps Just Wanna Have Fun

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“We’re all around you…and you have no idea.”

Night Teeth premiered on Netflix on October 20th 2021. The vampire horror film stars Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Alfie Allen, Sydney Sweeney and Megan Fox. It runs for an hour and forty-eight minutes.

When a young driver picks up two mysterious women, he is tasked with escorting them to a bunch of exclusive parties, but he soon realizes that they have blood-thirsty intentions, putting his life in immediate danger.

Here is the trailer:

Night Teeth immediately gives off some True Blood vibes with a killer cast, but does it do anything truly unique to set itself apart from other vampire films? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Debby Ryan and Lucy Fry make a killer team!

The whole cast did a great job, but I really liked these two. They really embraced the seductive/mysterious bad girl feel with some killer fashion as well. I was immediately intrigued when they came on screen and I thought that they put forth a valiant effort with their portrayals.

Don’t mess with these two!

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Night life aesthetic and choice of soundtrack.

The lighting and colors in this film really popped. I thought that the film captured the beauty of the city after dark. The music soundtrack complimented the pace of the movie as well. This movie just felt visually pretty and appealing from start to finish.

The Cons:

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Killer start but flat finish.

This film immediately drew me in and I was hoping to witness something truly unique, but things started to become flat and mediocre once we got toward the end. It was still entertaining, but it didn’t do anything original and I thought it was a little too easy to fight off the bad guys.

We didn’t learn any real information on these vampires to understand how to destroy them or get a full picture of their lives in the human world. There were just too many pieces left out.

I thought that the romance angle was okay, but it didn’t really have an organic or honest quality. It wasn’t nauseating like some vampire movies I have watched before, but I wanted to truly believe the new romance I was witnessing and it just felt very ordinary.

Frustrating montages.

While I loved the use of light and music, the overuse of slow motion montages didn’t really do anything to add to the overall movie. I would have preferred to watch more scenes featuring some of the cameos we witnessed and get some more backstory too.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This movie was entertaining overall and I’m all for any kind of vampire movie. I thought that the cast did a great job and there was enough going on to keep me invested. However, the movie just didn’t do anything that different or unique, which was frustrating, because it started off with a lot of edge and bite.

If you like vampire movies, I would recommend that you give this a try, but you may be better off binge-watching the first season of True Blood instead…

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Night Teeth in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

Scream Hunt Halloween

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Ghosts” on CBS: The Dead are Delightful

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“Haunting is hard…”

Ghosts released on October 7th 2021 on CBS and Paramount+. Episodes will air weekly. The sitcom series is a remake of the BBC series of the same name. It stars Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Richie Moriarty, Brandon Scott Jones, Sheila Carrasco, and Danielle Pinnock. Each episode runs for approximately 24-26 minutes.

A young couple inherit a home in the country only to discover that it is in need of repair and inhabited by a bunch of ghosts.

Here is the trailer:

Ghosts may be the perfect choice for wholesome fans of the spooky season, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Charming premise.

This show is a nice little escape. It’s actually funny and really cute. The interactions between all of the characters work nicely and I found myself smiling the entire time I was watching this. If you like the original series or What We Do In The Shadows, you will find yourself right at home with this one.

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Rose McIver shines.

It was truly fantastic watching iZombie’s Rose McIver on our television screens once again. She brings a quirky energy to the show and really lights up the screen. I think the rest of the characters have a lot of potential too and this is really more of an ensemble show so I’m curious to witness more interactions between everyone.

The Cons:

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In the shadow of its predecessor.

So far the show is following the same formula as the original series, but I’m hoping that the show can branch out and find its own unique identity. This could be a bit of a challenge especially since the original series has its episodes available to stream on HBO Max. I think that we have a lot of potential here, but I’d also like to see a bit more edge or horror comedy thrown in.

The wholesome vibe is working, but it could get old really fast…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This show was a wonderful treat. It really has a charming quality to it and I’m excited to tune in weekly. I think that as long as the show finds its own separate identity and a bit of an edge, it will become even more enjoyable to watch.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Ghosts in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Guilty” on Netflix: “The Call” with a Male Dispatcher

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“What is the address of your emergency?”

The Guilty released on September 24th 2021. The crime thriller film is currently available to watch on Netflix. It is a remake of the 2018 Danish film, Den Skyldige. The Guilty stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Ethan Hawke and Adrian Martinez. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

A demoted police officer works at a 911 call dispatch desk when he gets an emergency phone call from an abducted woman who needs his help.

Here is the trailer:

The Guilty is extremely intense and effective with its simple formula, but does it do enough to separate itself from The Call? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Edge-of-your-seat intensity.

This movie had me completely invested in it from start to finish. We were given bits and pieces of the puzzle and a few twists that I was not expecting as well. If you enjoy crime thrillers, you will feel right at home with this one. The vibe instantly reminded me of The Call in a good way. Even though there were a lot of similarities, I thought that the film was able to branch away from the premise and present us with something new and really thought-provoking as well.

A worthy performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

In The Call, Halle Berry’s character eventually moved away from the call dispatch setting, but Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Joe does not do this. Rather, we see everything through his perspective. The phone calls we witness allow us to work everything through very much like Gyllenhaal’s character.

The entire movie basically revolves around him and I never minded this because I thought that he played the role to perfection. He held my attention the entire time and I thought the emotional investment of the character was truly moving.

The Cons:

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Not your average crime thriller…

This is not really a con and I think that the film did a good job of embracing its simple approach, but if you are looking for a crime thriller to lead you all over the map, you won’t get there the traditional way. I still think that you should give this film a try even if you are looking for something with a bit more action because it manages to capture your attention (just in a different way).

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This movie really captured my full attention with its simple and honest approach. There was so much unsettling intensity and I was so impressed with the layered performance I witnessed. I highly recommend this movie!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Guilty in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Watching Girl Number Thirteen

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Slumber Party Massacre” (2021) on Syfy: Slasher Comedy Gold!

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“This is my kind of party…”

Slumber Party Massacre (2021) released on the Syfy channel on October 16th 2021. The re-imagining of the 1982 slasher film stars Hannah Gonera, Alex McGregor, Jane De Wet, Frances Sholto-Douglas and Rob van Vuuren. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

A deranged killer with a power drill crashes a slumber party, hoping to turn it into a bloodbath.

Here is the trailer:

Slumber Party Massacre (2021) delivers plenty of gory fun, but does it do enough to be relevant with today’s audience? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A fun take on things.

There will be no spoilers here, but there is a twist thrown our way during the movie. It’s a lot of fun and it really allows the ladies above a chance to truly shine. I absolutely loved the use of horror comedy in this film. If you don’t take it seriously, you will find yourself laughing constantly because it really takes a lot of common horror tropes and has some much needed fun with them.

That pillow fight scene though…

More please!

Gory kills!

The power drill proves to be a formidable weapon and we get plenty of over-the-top kills to satisfy slasher fans. Plus our villain is just the right amount of crazy which made this a blast to watch. 

The Cons:

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On the short side.

The movie is pretty short and I was disappointed because I wanted just a little bit more. We could have had a few more interactions between the characters early on or maybe some extra chase scenes thrown in, but I thought that the movie wrapped up pretty quickly just when I was starting to really enjoy it.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This movie accomplished what Black Christmas (2019) failed to execute. It gave us a gory campy re-imagining of the original movie with female characters to root for. It’s one of those movies where you can turn off your mind for a little while and just sit back and laugh your head off. I thoroughly enjoyed my watch!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Slumber Party Massacre (2021) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

HAVE A KILLER HALLOWEEN…

Scream Hunt Halloween

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “You” Season 3 on Netflix: Best Season Yet!

**This is a spoiler-free review of season 3 so feel free to read on!**

“We are the best team…”

You is back for a third season as we follow Joe to the suburbs. Season 3 premiered on October 15th 2021, featuring ten episodes available to stream now on Netflix (approximately 45-50 minutes in length). The show stars Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Dylan Arnold, Shalita Grant, Scott Speedman and Tati Gabrielle.

You season 3 continues the relationship of Joe and Love in their new home as they welcome their new child into the world, but some old habits are hard to break when it comes to jealousy and obsession…

Here is the trailer:

You has always been a binge-watcher’s dream but season 3 was beyond addicting. It transformed the show into something even greater, giving us plenty to talk about. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Dream duo!

I really enjoyed the first two seasons of You, but season 3 was a game changer for me and part of that was thanks to the dynamic between Joe and Love. Joe is off his game in a lot of ways and Love keeps him on his toes. They are both dangerous and deadly and I loved the Bonnie and Clyde/Mr. and Mrs. Smith vibe going on throughout the season. 

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Great new characters.

I loved all of the new characters introduced. They really added to the whole suburban environment. We know that people wind up in serious trouble when they cross paths with Joe and Love, but I thought that some of the interactions were really outrageous in a good way and they kept me invested throughout my watch.

The Cons:

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Where do we go from here?

There will be no spoilers in this review but A LOT happened in season 3 and now I’m left wondering what’s next for Joe? I really liked the new direction of the show so we’ll have to see if it can keep that momentum going since season 4 has already been confirmed. This isn’t necessarily a con, but I hope that the next season can keep the level of intensity going because this show is really addicting!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This was my favorite season so far! I loved the dynamic between Joe and Love and I could not stop watching this show. I finished all ten episodes in just over a day because it was that addicting!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on You season 3 in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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