Author Archive: Peyton Brunet

Peyton Brunet is a fourth-year double major in English and Media & Cinema Studies at DePaul University in Chicago with a passion for horror, The Simpsons, and monstrous women. She has also been published in her high school literary magazine (which she edited for three years, thank you very much).

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Riverdale: The Complete First Season

Riverdale: The Complete First Season

| August 17, 2017

Despite having over 75 years of Archie Comics to draw upon, the CW’s Riverdale places Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and his gang—Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)—smack dab in the center of a small-town murder mystery. If you’re a fan of watching beautiful twenty-something actors play selfish, stupid, […]

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Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 (Spoilers)

Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 (Spoilers)

| June 30, 2017

In the 1997 Simpsons episode “Lisa’s Sax,” Homer Simpson sits down to watch Twin Peaks. His thoughts on the matter: “Brilliant! But I have no idea what’s going on.” It’s safe to say that, collectively, Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 has left us all feeling the same way. We’re almost at the halfway point […]

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Twin Peaks: The Return Part 5 (MINOR SPOILERS)

Twin Peaks: The Return Part 5 (MINOR SPOILERS)

| June 6, 2017

There are thirteen episodes left of Twin Peaks: The Return, and it’s safe to say that David Lynch and Mark Frost are taking their sweet, sweet time. Typically, thirteen episodes would provide plenty of time for a television show to wrap up any runaway plot threads. But Twin Peaks is not just any show, and […]

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Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 3 & 4 (MINOR SPOILERS)

Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 3 & 4 (MINOR SPOILERS)

| May 30, 2017

If Parts 1 and 2 of Twin Peaks: The Return were a relentless slog through the new nightmare world that is Twin Peaks, Parts 3 and 4 are our reward for sticking through so much pain and confusion. All of the comedy that the first two episodes lack can be found in Parts 3 and […]

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Get Out

Get Out

| May 23, 2017

Jordan Peele’s Get Out tackles the myth of a post-racial America head-on. Unlike so many horror movies, Peele chooses to have his social commentary sit out in the open, where his audience has no choice but to interact with it. And unlike so many recent horror movies, Get Out offers very little in the way […]

Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 1 & 2 (MINOR SPOILERS)

Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 1 & 2 (MINOR SPOILERS)

| May 22, 2017

David Lynch is not known to be a man of mercy. His work is unrelenting and impossibly difficult, and he refuses to explain anything. So when episode 1 of the long-awaited Twin Peaks: The Return began with a scene from the original series, I braced myself for a Fire Walk with Me-style screen-shattering surprise. It […]

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