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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Episode One: The Horror News Network Review

Like many original fans of the Walking Dead, I have problems with the current direction of the show and left Season 7 with little hope for salvation in Season 8.  My review of Season 7 was far from complimentary and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attempt another one, especially for a television program that was once a nuanced, engaging story and that has now devolved into an explosion-filled mess.

I originally planned on skipping this review, but my HNN colleague John Evans recommended that I use the same stream of consciousness method that I applied to American Horror Story: Cult earlier this fall. read more

Home Invasion Flick, Mercy Hits Netflix

Mercy, the home invasion thriller which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, made its Netflix debut on November 22nd.

Written and directed by Chris Sparling, the film tells the tale of four brothers returning home to say their final goodbyes to their mother. As frustration builds between them, the brothers tempers get the best of them and tension rises. Suddenly everything changes and the brothers soon have to band together and fight for their survival as a deadly home invasion begins.

The film stars James Wolk (Zoo), Caitlin Fitzgerald, Michael Godere (Daylight), Constance Baron, Tom Lipinski (The Following), Dan Ziskie (War of the Worlds) and Michael Donovan (The Following). read more