[Review] “The Walking Dead” S08E01: Mercy

Well, it came and went, that moment Walking Dead fans around the world have been waiting for; the season eight premiere.  This past week social media and television alike were inundated with gentle reminders that AMC’s crown jewel was making its way back.  The Walking Dead is entering its eighth season with mixed reviews as a lot of fans have not been happy with certain directions the show has taken; some have stopped watching altogether […]

[Horror Convention] Walker Stalker, Philadelphia (September 30 – October 1, 2017)

This past weekend Walker Stalker convention drug it’s rotting carcass to Philadelphia, PA.  For fans of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, Walker Stalker convention is the place to be.  The show hits several cities throughout the world including Atlanta GA, Edison NJ, Portland OR, Melbourne AU, London ENG, and the list goes on.  All are a great time but none of them with the Philadelphia PA Con being second to none; I may be a […]

[Horror Convention] New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival (September 22 – 24, 2017)

The second New Jersey Horror Con in Woodbridge, NJ was held Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017.  The first one which I had the pleasure of attending had such a big turnout that they had to move it to a larger facility and added a film festival.  This con has put itself onto the map quickly thanks to Filmmaker/producer Ryan Scott Weber and Comic Book Men producer/ pop culturist Rob Bruce.  The vendors […]

[Review] The Domicile (2017) – by JJ Fitt

JJ Fitt returns to review the haunted house fright fest The Domicile from writer/director Jared Cohn. The film starts off strong with a spooky apparition creating some terrifying havoc but the film quickly loses focus sliding into familiar territory. The film looks good with impressive makeup and design for the “ghosts” but ultimately fails to deliver. Check out JJ’s review below. The Domicile (2017) Director Jared Cohn (Devil’s Domain) and Producer Gabriel Campisi (The Horde) […]

[Review] Cut Shoot Kill (2017) – by JJ Fitt

JJ Fitt reviews the gruesome gorefest Cut Shoot Kill from director Michael Walker. The film features Alexandra Socha, Alex Hurt, Phil Burke, Henry Zebrowski, and Rebecca Faulkenberry. Look for the film to be released digital on-demand on August 8, 2017. Listen to JJ’s review and let us know what you think! Cut Shoot Kill  on the Thug Meter On Digital On-Demand Nationwide August 8th! Serena Brooks, an ambitious young actress, signs on as the star of […]

“The Ghost Note” (2017): Misses a Few Chords But Holds a Decent Rhythm

The Ghost Note is the story of Eugene Burns (Kenny Gardner) an old blues guitarist from Deep Elum, TX who gained immortality by selling his soul and attaching it to his album known as The Ghost Note which is believed to just be a legend.  While playing his possessed guitar he caused audience members to kill themselves until being captured by a preacher and shut in behind a brick wall.  Years later Mallory (Alicia Underwood) […]

“The Answer” (2017): Neglects to Ask the Right Questions

The Answer is a Sci Fi film that was both written and directed by Iqbal Ahmed.  The story follows a young man Bridd Cole played by Austin Herbert whose normal life as a mail clerk gets turned upside down when he shows up at home to find his place a wreck, his boss dead and troopers with awesome looking blades garbed in black waiting for him.  Teamed with his love interest Charlotte Parker played by […]

Returning to the Drive-In: Nostalgia Is a Wonderful Thing

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing.  Whether it’s seeing an old friend, a certain smell in the air or hearing a song you haven’t heard in years, those things can teleport us back to a memory or feeling to revel in if only for a moment.  One of those nostalgic things is Drive-in theaters.  An invention patented in Camden, NJ by Richard Hollingshead Jr. came to fruition in 1933 and despite setbacks drive-in theaters ultimately thrived […]

“Bonejangles” (2017): A Film That Will Tickle Your Funny Bone-jangles

In this modern day where anyone can make a film and get it to the public quite easily thanks to the interwebs, I have learned to curb my enthusiasm by lowering expectations when I can.  As a writer that reviews mostly horror I have found very little in the way of what I would term a “scary film”.  Then comes Bonejangles the story of a masked killer who had an interesting upbringing that leads him […]

“Chupacabra Territory” (2016): Confusing Liberties with Lore Drag Down Found-Footage Effort

I always try to root for non-theatrical, low-budget films because oftentimes, maximum effort is put into them, although low budgets, new directors or writers, or lack of star power can create an uphill battle. That being said, I ignored the warning postings and ventured into Chupacabra Territory. Taking liberties with a film is fine; as a matter of fact, that’s what films do: take liberties on reality. Said liberties should add enrichment to the film and enjoyment to […]

Horror Convention Report: New Jersey Horror Con, Edison, NJ March 31 – April 2, 2017

Grue-Believers, this past weekend (March 31 – April 2, 2017), the Thug made his way to the New Jersey Horror Con in Edison, New Jersey. It was a miserable night outside as it had been pouring rain all day but my spirits were quickly lifted when I arrived. Although, not the largest con I have attended, it was packed with interesting guests and things to see & buy. One thing I really dig about horror conventions is […]

“The Walking Dead” S07E16: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Grue-Believers, season seven of The Walking Dead has come to an end. Judging by online reactions, this made a lot of people happy due to the heavy abundance of lackluster episodes. Yes, we did have some fun laughing at Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) quips; yes, we had some heartbreak with the loss of some fan favorite characters; yes, we had some neat zombie designs and yes most of all we had a lot of yawns and […]

“The Walking Dead” S07E15: Something They Need

Grue-Believers, it’s your favorite time of the week.  Time for my weekly review of As the World….I mean The Walking Dead.   Hope ya’ll had a great weekend as Spring is trying to get to us.  Also another tidbit of good news is that I will be covering the New Jersey Horror Con this weekend in Edison, NJ.  If you are near, you should come on down and hang out.  Some of my favorite peeps will […]

“The Walking Dead” S07E14: The Other Side

Grue-Believers, how the heck was your week? My week was sunny and in the 80’s out in California. Unfortunately, I came back to a whopping 24 inches of snow in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 24 inches was a record for the most snow to fall in a 24 hour period here. Speaking of falling, viewership for The Walking Dead has really plummeted. The first episode of season 7 had 17.03 million viewers, while last week’s episode […]

Horror Convention Report: Monster-Mania Con 36, Cherry Hill, NJ (March 10-12, 2017)

Finally, the Thug has come back to New Jersey! Monster-Mania Con happened this past weekend in Cherry Hill, NJ which is right outside of Philadelphia, PA. Throughout the past few years, the Monster-Mania conventions continue to gain momentum and grow. The convention happens three times a year: twice in Cherry Hill and once in Hunt Valley MD. Mr. Dave Hagan and his sons David and Doug do an amazing job putting these shows together which […]