Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

The horror genre is rife with sub-genres, whether it’s zombies, vampires, ghosts, slashers, exploitation (which itself has more sub-genres), or a litany of other choices. Horror seemingly has something for everyone, provided you like scary movies! There is one genre, though, that many American horror going audiences aren’t familiar with, at least on a widespread […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Take a dip into Lake Haze #2 by promising Wallenpaupack brewers

DRINK IT DOWN: Take a dip into Lake Haze #2 by promising Wallenpaupack brewers

Beer: Lake Haze #2 Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: American/New England IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Lake Haze #2 pours a slightly hazy golden amber hue with an off-white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit forward with backing floral notes and a slightly sweet malt. Juicy is certainly […]

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CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

Director George A. Romero’s name will forever be attached to zombie lore. He singlehandedly changed the horror movie industry by creating the modern zombie and its “rules,” and fans will forever be grateful. However, Romero has done a number of films that are outside the “Living Dead” canon and even outside the horror genre. One […]

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DRINK IT DOWN: Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing is a solid but not perfect New England IPA

DRINK IT DOWN: Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing is a solid but not perfect New England IPA

Beer: Hazy Little Thing IPA Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Style: American/New England IPA ABV: 6.70% Description: Hazy Little Thing pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with an off-white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, with backing floral notes and a slightly sweet malt. Judging […]

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DRINK IT DOWN: Melvin Brewing’s Hubert MPA may be the best pale ale on the market

DRINK IT DOWN: Melvin Brewing’s Hubert MPA may be the best pale ale on the market

Beer: Hubert MPA Brewery: Melvin Brewing Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 6.00% Description: Hubert MPA pours a beautifully clear golden yellow hue with a bright white foamy head that leaves a very thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is hop forward but balanced; notes of citrus fruits lead the way, with subtle piney hops […]

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CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

The 1980s are certainly having a renaissance of sorts lately. Shows and movies featuring the decade have become extremely popular – see “Stranger Things” or last year’s “It” remake for proof. However, for those of us who grew up the ‘80s, the nostalgia reaches even deeper, especially if you grew up a horror and/or sci-fi […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

Beer: Silent Disco Brewery: Funk Brewing Company Style: American/New England IPA ABV: 6.80% Description: Silent Disco pours a hazy yellow orange hue with a frothy, slightly off-white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, with a huge hit of oranges, lemons, peaches, and a touch of pine. The […]

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CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

The 1980s were a decade filled with slasher films, with each being more redundant than the last. Many of these films are throwaways and largely forgettable, as was the case with “Hell Night” for a number of years. However, the film has developed a strong cult following in the decades since it was first released. […]

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DRINK IT DOWN: Sam ’76 Ale/Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

DRINK IT DOWN: Sam ’76 Ale/Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

Beer: Sam ’76 Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Style: American Pale Lager ABV: 4.70% Description: Sam ’76 pours a slightly hazy star yellow with a rocky white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma has notes of bready malts, fruity esters, and wonderfully bright citrus hops. The taste follows the […]

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CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

The name Lucio Fulci is synonymous with horror, specifically over-the-top gore-filled horror. His films “Zombie,” “City of the Living Dead,” and “The Beyond” are among the pantheon of must-see movies for horror fanatics. However, he has a plethora of great titles that have been overlooked due to their lack of nonstop gore. “Don’t Torture a […]

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