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Horror on premium cable: Bring in the new year with classic films

From Psycho to Child’s Play, premium cable has plenty of horror films arriving this January for horror fans in need of something spooky to bring in the new year!

Premium cable apps aren’t as popular as streaming behemoths like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, but that just means they’re overlooked territory for avid horror fans who may be surprised by the collection of horror films these channels have on tap.

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Black Mirror – Bandersnatch – Review: You’re In Control

After all the secrecy, theories, and buzz surrounding Netflix’s interactive “Choose Your Own” adventure episode of Black Mirror, “Bandersnatch” has finally arrived.

The idea of creating an immersive experience through which viewers will become an integrated part of the story they’re watching play out, is a novel one, albeit one that has been conquered before. The popular Telltale video game series isn’t unlike what Netflix was aiming to do with this special episode but it does open a door to an entire new avenue of storytelling and offer alterations to the television medium as a whole.

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Into the Dark – New Year, New You – Review

If you read my preview for this episode then you probably already have a general idea of my feelings about it. In short, I didn’t like it. I was really disappointed in how it panned out especially considering I’m a fan of Carly Chaikin and I was so excited to see what Blumhouse’s first female director was going to do.

Sadly, Into the Dark’s New Years episode is sorely lacking on the story, script, and definitely the fun.

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3 acts of deception in Tell Me a Story Season 1, Episode 9

In the penultimate episode of Tell Me a Story’s debut season, the stakes are higher than ever and no one is who they seem.

Next week is the season one finale of Tell Me a Story on CBS, and therefore, the latest episode, titled “Deception,” sets up several major confrontations that we’ll see play out on January 3. Among those final battles are Kayla & Nick, Hannah & Katrina, and Jordan & Sam. Nick isn’t planning to go quietly into the night. He’ll do anything to get Kayla back, for better or for worse.

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3 Truths and a lie from Tell Me a Story Season 1, Episode 8

Honesty is the best policy on this week’s episode of Tell Me a Story but that doesn’t make the truth any less of a bitter pill to swallow, especially for characters whose very lives may be threatened by leaving the safety net of their lies.

With two little pigs dead and only one remaining, Jordan is faced with his most difficult opponent on this week’s episode of Tell Me a Story yet. For once, he may realize he has truly gotten himself in over his head. But might it be too late for him to come clean to the detectives who have been trying to investigate his wife’s death?

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The Rookie – Time of Death – Review: Officer Nolan in Pursuit

What initially begins as a somewhat lighthearted episode, with Bishop and Nolan winding up in an escape room with a suspect and having to figure out a way out before approaching the scene of a robbery where a silent alarm had been tripped, quickly spirals into something much more serious when Nolan kills someone on the job.

Bishop also assists in orchestrating a drug bust that involves Tim’s wife, Isabel, who will be playing the part of informant in order to lessen or eliminate her jail sentence, but involves her going into a very volatile situation.

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7 burning questions All American needs to answer when it returns

All American delivered an emotional, riveting, fall finale that included a shocking death, a long-awaited hookup, and several juicy new developments sure to keep fans theorizing until its much-anticipated return.

Last week’s episode of All American was all about the homecoming dance, and this week’s episode (aptly titled “Homecoming“) is all about the game. Post-dance, everyone is still reeling from Asher’s confessional, none more so than Layla who is dealing with some seriously conflicting emotions. Asher’s life is no picnic at the moment either and doesn’t look like it will be improving any time soon if the events of this episode are of any indication.

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Single Parents – The Magic Box – Review: I Feel Cherished

It’s Christmas time on Single Parents and I can’t tell you how happy it made me we got one in the first season. This might even be one of my favorite episodes of the season. It’s adorable and hilarious as always but with an extra dosage of stuff that will make your heart flutter.

“The Magic Box” was written by Joe Wengert and directed by Jason Winer and in addition to the main cast, Andy Favreau guest stars as Owen.

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3 reasons to watch You Might Be the Killer on Shudder

Debuting on Shudder this past Thursday, You Might Be the Killer is a satirical, genre-savvy, delightfully twisted, new approach to the slasher film. 

When the camp counselors at Camp Clear Vista start dying in gruesome ways all across the grounds, Sam (Fran Kanz) must call his good friend Chuck (a horror connoisseur who works at a local video store played by Alyson Hannigan) for help. They work together to try and discover the identity of this crazed killer before anyone else dies. If you’re a fan of films like The Cabin in the WoodsScream, or even The Final Girls, then You Might be the Killer should be right up your alley.

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All American – Homecoming – Advance Preview: Finding Your Place

Previously on All American, Sean was keeping cash at Alvin’s under the belief no one would rob him and that it was a safe hiding spot. Unfortunately, Sean gets roped in with Tyrone and his gang, making him under obligation to sell their dope. This leads Coop deeper into the mix as she tries to protect Sean.

Asher gets drunk after Layla breaks up with him and gets on the microphone in the middle of the Homecoming dance to tell everyone about how he and Olivia had sex. This results in Billy suspending him from the next two football games. In the middle of all this, Jordan is hooking up with a girl from a rival school and she may not be the best influence on him. On another romantic front, Spencer and Layla agree to cool things off because Spencer knows her break-up with Asher is still fresh and he doesn’t want to complicate her life.

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