Movies/TV

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

There are many Christmas-themed horror films, including some we’ve featured here, but few have reached the heights in the sub-genre that “Silent Night, Deadly Night” has over the years. The fever pitch that the film created upon initial release in theaters set it on the path to the cult status it now enjoys. Released in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special with Peter Capaldi send-off screens in NEPA theaters Dec. 27-28

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special with Peter Capaldi send-off screens in NEPA theaters Dec. 27-28

From a press release: “Doctor Who” fans are getting a special gift this Christmas from Fathom Events with BBC America’s “Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.” The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of “Doctor Who” is coming to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m., featuring […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Brain Candy’ tour with Adam Savage and Vsauce creator canceled, including Scranton Cultural Center stop

‘Brain Candy’ tour with Adam Savage and Vsauce creator canceled, including Scranton Cultural Center stop

From a press release: Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, the one-of-a-kind stage show “Brain Candy Live!” starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube channel Vsauce, has canceled its 2018 North American tour, including its scheduled stop at the Weinberg Theater […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. One line that sticks out from the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer is Luke Skywalker warning Rey, “This is not going to go the way you think!” After seeing the film on opening night, he could have just as easily […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Netflix releases first trailer for ‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man

As NEPA Scene reported yesterday, Netflix has finally settled on an official release date for its new comedic drama, “The Polka King,” so today the streaming service dropped the first trailer for the anticipated film, which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski. No area has anticipated […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

Since its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22, moviegoers in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been anxiously waiting for a release date for the new comedic drama “The Polka King,” which is forgoing a traditional theatrical release by becoming a Netflix exclusive. The reason so many locals are looking forward to the movie […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

Santa on a killing spree is the stuff of nightmares for children, but for adults, a film based on this idea has all the makings for a fun night together with friends. While some may find it in bad taste, those who love a good “bad” film will find “Christmas Evil” endlessly entertaining. “Christmas Evil” […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘The Walking Dead’ oddly references Wilkes-Barre in latest episode

VIDEO: ‘The Walking Dead’ oddly references Wilkes-Barre in latest episode

Northeastern Pennsylvania fans of “The Walking Dead” had to rewind their DVRs last night to make sure they heard right – the city of Wilkes-Barre received an odd mention in the dialogue of Episode 7 of Season 8. The popular AMC television show, which follows a group of zombie apocalypse survivors, is filmed and largely […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Live returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre before Royal Rumble on Jan. 26

WWE Live returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre before Royal Rumble on Jan. 26

From a press release: Following “WWE Monday Night Raw’s” long-awaited return to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza earlier this year and a sold-out 900th episode of “WWE SmackDown Live” featuring The Undertaker’s return in 2016, World Wrestling Entertainment will return to Wilkes-Barre just days before the Royal Rumble with “WWE Live” on Friday, […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

The term “classic” is thrown around all too often with horror films without any real substance behind it, though some films are true classics that truly mold the genre and have made it what it is today. “Black Christmas” is one of these films. While most Christmas-themed horror films are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, “Black […]