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‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under A&E

The 2019 adaptation of the infamous Stephen King’s novel 'Pet Sematary,' brings a thrilling upgrade to the story. This version is refreshingly unpredictable but, does stray away from the original film and novel. The film follows the Creed family, Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) his wife, Rachel (Amy...

‘A Quiet Place’ scares with silence

‘A Quiet Place’ scares with silence

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under A&E

I have to admit: I was not all too thrilled to watch "A Quiet Place." I am lukewarm about Emily Blunt's acting capabilities. I thought the fact that she was making the movie with her real-life husband John Krasinski (most notably known for playing Jim Halpert on "The Office") was just a marketing ploy...

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

Brian Lang

February 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment Spotlight

Possibly the biggest breakout hit of 2017 was Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out,”a timely film that succeeds in the horror genre while starting a dialogue about racism in our country. Never before has an enjoyable horror film also conquered so many racial issues head-on. When the familiar story of a boyf...

Horror Maze offers on-campus scares

Horror Maze offers on-campus scares

Tyler Manning

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Fog, candy, costumes and scares. All of these components made up University Programming Board's Horror Maze event. To give students an on-campus opportunity to participate in Halloween festivities with no cost, UPB hosted a Horror Maze event on Oct. 30 in the quad. About 80 people attended the e...

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

Tyler Manning

October 31, 2017


Filed under A&E

Horror is one of the most creative film genres. There are plenty of themes to explore and with modern special effects, what can be filmed is absolutely limitless. That being said, however, horror movies today have become manufactured and lazy. The scares are cheap and unrewarding, the plots are thin and th...

IT remake: a safe yet good film

IT remake: a safe yet good film

Tyler Manning

September 12, 2017


Filed under A&E

I will be the first to admit that I was not rooting for "It." After hearing about the original director (Cary Fukunaga) leaving the project due to creative differences with the studio, I had doubts about the direction of the project. Fukunaga is responsible for directing the beautiful film, "Bea...

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Tyler Manning

August 25, 2017


Filed under A&E

Fall is almost upon us, which means we're getting closer and closer to one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. I feel that in preparation it is only appropriate to discuss one of my favorite recent horror movies — Train to Busan. Train to Busan is a South Korean horror movie about a father...

Theaters, summer hits, movies to come

Theaters, summer hits, movies to come

Tyler Manning, Film Critic

August 17, 2017


Filed under A&E

Popcorn, snacks, comfy seats, big screens and low-lit rooms. Movie theaters are a popular form of entertainment with students. For a new student, unfamiliar with the area, the question pertaining to theaters is which of the two in Wichita Falls — Cinemark or AMC Classic Sikes Center — will give...

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