Author Archive: Calhoun Kersten

Calhoun Kersten is a down-home North Carolina boy these days, mustache comb and all. Equal parts disarmingly charming and stunningly good looking, he enjoys horror films, nachos, and sharks. If you're interested in more of his depravity, please check out one of his many blogs.

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iZombie: The Complete Second Season

iZombie: The Complete Second Season

| July 13, 2016

iZombie is back, and I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help it, with bite. Seattle’s favorite med student turned zombie, turned morgue attendant/fake psychic for the police (yeah, I hear how that sounds) returns with a strong second season that does its best to recover from its simply okay season one and even adds a few […]

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Flight 7500

Flight 7500

| April 19, 2016

When the number of previews before the movie starts rivals the number of minutes in the actual movie? You’ve got a problem. When your previews are actively more engaging and horrifying than the horror movie in question? That can’t be good. Unfortunately, these are just the issues that Flight 7500 encounters before taking off. The […]

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Life After Beth

Life After Beth

| October 27, 2014

Life After Beth tells the story of Zach Orfman (Dane DeHaan) whose girlfriend, Beth Slocum (Aubrey Plaza) dies unexpectedly after she is bitten by a snake on an afternoon hike. Only, just as unexpectedly as she died, she returns, much to the shock of Zach, Beth’s parents Maury (John C. Reilly) and Geenie (Molly Shannon) […]

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Arrow: The Complete Second Season

Arrow: The Complete Second Season

| September 15, 2014

The CW had their fair share of skeptics when they announced that beloved comic book figure, The Green Arrow, would be heading to the small screen, when Arrow was announced several years ago. I’ll admit to being one of them. However, Arrow, now entering its third season, has done more to prove skeptics wrong and delight new fans in […]

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The Sacrament

The Sacrament

| August 19, 2014

Ti West’s latest venture, The Sacrament tells the story of three young men; Sam (AJ Bowen), Jake (Joe Swanberg), and Patrick (Kentucker Audley), who travel to a secluded commune, in the hopes of documenting Patrick’s reunion with his estranged sister, Caroline (Amy Seimetz). However, as they discover by the end of their trip, everything is […]

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NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby

NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby

| August 19, 2014

It should be clear from the beginning that NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby isn’t an attempt to remake Roman Polanski’s seminal 1968 film, but rather, to bring both productions’ source material, Ira Levin’s novel of the same name, into the 21st century. Taking that into account, Rosemary’s Baby is complicated, as the temptation to compare the novel, […]

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Hatchet III

Hatchet III

| August 5, 2013

The Hatchet franchise is one steeped in notoriety. Adam Green’s homage to 80s horror first made waves on the horror scene with the first installment in 2006, but didn’t receive much fanfare except within the horror community itself. Its sequel received its fair share of publicity in 2010, when AMC famously agreed to distribute the […]

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Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

| June 8, 2013

Few have captured the hearts and minds of audiences like James Dean. Misunderstood and aloof, he has captivated the counter culture of the 1950s with his stunning performances in only three motion pictures. It is no surprise that James Dean, who died at age 24, continues to be a source of fascination for so many, […]

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True Blood: Season 5

True Blood: Season 5

| June 4, 2013

When True Blood first hit the airwaves all those years back, the show had promise. Along with all of the typical bloodsucking fare, this show had an age: vampires were out. It always had the potential to be a biting commentary (pun absolutely intended) on the struggle for equal rights within the gay community. Where […]

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Come Undone

Come Undone

| May 21, 2013

First love is a well-worn topic in the movies. Your average gay film is filled with stilted dialogue, gorgeous but otherwise talentless actors, and an all-too tidy conclusion where either one of the lovers dies or the two live happily ever after. It was with some reservations that I approached Come Undone. The box art […]

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