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DAVID'S BLOG

WILL SAW VIII BE A HUGE FLOP?

Written by: David Patrick


Oh yes, there will be blood.

Remember that chilling tagline from the 2005 horror sequel SAW II? The franchise, divided on whether a cult classic or torture porn, sat tall on the throne of Halloween flicks for seven consecutive years. But many avid moviegoers will recall how the last two films completely plunged off the cliff of narrative continuity in terms of ‘ethical traps.’


Four Reasons To Go See M. Night Shyamalan's New Movie 'Split'

Written by: David Patrick


The latest M. Night Shyamalan movie Split builds on the quality writing—and success—of his previous film The Visit. After a decade long dry spell, M. Night Shyamalan reinvented himself with more compelling narratives and plot twists comparable to his earlier work.


A Brief History on Vampires

Written by: David Patrick


Vampires did not originate with Dracula. The timeline of the vampire mythology stretches back far beyond the classic literature of Bram Stoker and even his historical inspiration from Prince of Wallachia Vlad III “the Impaler.” Europeans did not conceive the first legend of the vampires. Cultural historian and writer for The Monster Show David J. Skal contends that the chronology of the vampires dates back to ancient times in Mesopotamia and even intertwines with the werewolf traditions (Steiger 92).