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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane is a science fiction movie that is really more of a suspense movie than anything else.  It’s an intelligently written film that keeps the audience wondering what is really going on.  The story starts off with Michelle, who is leaving her boyfriend.  While she is driving, she is smashed by a truck.  Read More…

The Walking Dead: East

Things heated up in a big way in “East”, the episode prior to the season finale.  This episode showed increasing hostilities with the Saviors, some really stupid decisions being made by otherwise savvy characters, and the biggest cliffhanger since “Who Shot J.R.?” from Dallas back in the day.   Daryl Is Daryl dead?  The ending Read More…

The Walking Dead “No Way Out”

“No Way Out” is much like many other episodes of The Walking Dead, where little of consequence is going on early and the episode is working itself at a moderate pace until all hell breaks loose at the very end.  This was punctuated at the beginning of the episode where they show normalcy in Alexandria Read More…

The Walking Dead: The Same Boat

The Same Boat was mostly an introspective episode, at least the first two thirds of it until Maggie and Carol unleashed hell on the Saviors in some serious woman on woman battling.  My overall thought is that I’m not crazy about this whole Negan storyline.  The fighting has been too one-sided and, in this past Read More…

The Walking Dead Not Tomorrow Yet

The gang is back to doing what they do best in Not Tomorrow Yet—battling it out with another rival group for their survival.  This was different than previous fights because in the past they had always been attacked and had to fight back.  For the first time, they were the ones provoking the conflict—if you Read More…

10 Questions with Scott Baker

1.      Who has been your biggest influence as a writer? The biggest influence has been Graham Masterton. I loved horror and Science Fiction as a kid, but back then I only read the classics like Poe, Stoker, Wells, and Verne. All that changed when I was twelve. My mother bought me Masterton’s The Manitou as Read More…

The Vampire Hunters by Scott Baker

The Vampire Hunters is a bit of a throwback to what vampires were meant to be.  They are ruthless, vicious monsters, not anti-heroes filled with teenage angst.  Yes,  I am referring to Twilight.  That’s how they are portrayed here, and portrayed quite well.  In this novel, Drake Matthews and Allison Monroe, after getting the boot Read More…