Halloween (2018)

After nearly being killed by Michael Myers as a teenager and losing several friends to his murderous rampage, Laurie Strode made some semblance of a normal life. She married twice, had a daughter, and created a home, but the trauma she carried with her defined every aspect of this life. The marriages ended in divorce, …

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American Experience: War of the Worlds

Orson Welles will forever be remembered as the director of arguably the best film ever made, Citizen Kane (though, honestly, my first association with him was shilling Paul Masson wine, “We will sell no wine before its time.”). But when he was a 23-year-old wunderkind stage director, a certain radio performance launched him into fame. …

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In the film, young Victor Frankenstein is preparing for his school’s science fair when his pet pooch, Sparky, is accidentally hit by a car and killed. Despondent, and inspired by a lesson on electricity delivered by one of his teachers (voiced by Martin Landau), Victor decides to test out the power of lightning by attempting …

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Hotel Transylvania

In the film, Sandler voices Dracula, who’s hung up his bloodsucking cape to operate an exclusive, no-humans-allowed resort for the world’s weary monsters. He’s also an overprotective father to his teenaged (in vampire years, anyway) daughter, Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez), who desperately wants to go out and see the world. As Mavis’s 118th birthday …

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