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Michael Pementel is a Columbia College Chicago graduate of the Creative Writing Program. With an immense love for pop and geek culture, he covers everything from film, video games, anime, and music. From editorials analyzing a given work, to digging into how our entertainment impacts us, he uses his writing to connect people with art. When he isn't writing, you can find him at the local movie theater with his fiancé, playing video games, or playing some sort of collectible trading card game. You can find more of his work here, as well as: FilmDaddy and New Noise Magazine.

Book Review: Alexandra West's "Films Of The New French Extremity"

In Films of The New French Extremity, Alexandra West studies French horror films which are known for graphically brutal depictions of sex and violence.

The 30th Anniversary Of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE: A Love Letter

From Forbidden Planet to Frogs, there’s nothing like a good ole sci-fi/horror picture. But among all my beloved flicks, Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Take Two: Rebellion And Evolution In Ridley Scott's ALIEN: COVENANT

In the latest of our Take Two series, we tackle Alien: Covenant, the Ridley Scott thriller that tried to balance science fiction with philosophical

The Dawning Of A New Age In Horror: SAW

Premiering back in 2004, Saw is a landmark horror film, launching a multitude of sequels in addition to an entire sub-genre of horror.

Celebrating A Fun & Murderous Experience: HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES

We look back at House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie's brutal directorial debut that has since become a cult film in the horror world.

The Beginner's Guide: Rob Zombie, Director & Writer

Rob Zombie is one of the more well-known B-horror filmmakers working today, his films a glorification of campy fun and violence.

THE VOID: Discovering A Chilling New World

The Void can’t make its ideas fully blossom. Regardless, it always feels good to see filmmakers succeed in creating the work they wanted.

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: Recreating The History & Grit Of West Coast Hip Hop

Straight Outta Compton brilliantly displays the legendary gangster rap group N.W.A., and masterfully captures their world.

The Art Of Adapting GRAND THEFT AUTO Into A Movie

If done right, a Grand Theft Auto adaptation would be thrilling, hilarious, and could be one of the most ambitious adaptations ever produced.

Video Game Adaptations: Why Silent Hill The Movie Worked

The Silent Hill movie was a fun movie with its own story, while still holding onto a level of faithfulness from the video games.