Posts Tagged ‘Thriller’

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Constantine 1×05 ‘Danse Vaudou’: Jackass of all trades, master of none

Unfortunately (or fortunately, as with many things it’s all about perspective) the review of the latest episode in Constantine will be a short one. Too bad the episode wasn’t. Not only does Constantine need to find a way to distinguish itself from other shows, it needs to distinguish its own episodes from each other. Yeung Wing is […]

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Sleepy Hollow 1×12 ‘The Indispensable Man’ and 1×13 ‘Bad Blood:’ Angels and demons

The first season of Sleepy Hollow came to an explosive and suspenseful end last night, as horrors full of secrets, evil, and betrayal intermix with mystery and intrigue, leaving you breathless and craving more. It is said that people often create their own demons and prophesies are fulfilled by the merest expectation of their inevitability. […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×11 ‘The Vessel:’ Exorcisms be damned

The return of Sleepy Hollow is marked by increased familial tension, brutal death sequences, and genuinely horrifying demonic assaults on the mortal world. As Captain Irving continues to struggle with the realization that the End of Days is coming, it hits home in dramatic fashion as he is warned it may well come at the […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×10 ‘The Golem:’ Familial hauntings

This week’s Sleepy Hollow left me wondering why it took an extra week to put it together. The most recent new episode, which aired two weeks earlier, seemed to be indicating a positive and rather dynamic step forward for this crime-fantasy franchise, highlighted by a haunted house bent on killing all who step through its […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×09 ‘Sanctuary:’ Thanksgiving awash with blood and terror, and some turkey

Seemingly written to play out as a combination of the critically-acclaimed thriller, The Panic Room and your garden-variety cheesy holiday flick, ‘Sanctuary’ proves to be both ominously dark, riveting, but ultimately too disjointed for its own good. This episode brings to the surface Crane’s immense heartache and anger at being alone in a new century […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×08 ‘Into Darkness:’ All is fair in love and torture

While zero heads are severed this week, Sleepy Hollow’s ‘Into Darkness’ provides no shortage of twists and turns. Captured and weakened, the Headless Horseman faces a gut-wrenching interrogation by Icabod Crane, while Crane is brought to the edge of his own sanity in the process, held back just barely by Abbie. This episode not only […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×07 ‘The Midnight Ride:’ As heads roll, don’t forget to light a candle

Sleepy Hollow is simply not Sleepy Hollow without the grisly chopping of heads. Nothing beats the whoosh of a red-hot scalding ax, followed by limp bodies crumpling sickeningly to the ground. It took six episodes following its Pilot but Sleepy Hollow has returned to its soon-to-be trademark formula: epic violence combined with time-travel, horror, and […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×06 ‘The Sin Eater’: With love and pain, the stage is set for hell on earth

Sleepy Hollow’s return to FOX after its two-week hiatus proved to be well worth it. I, like so many others, have written favorably regarding this show, perhaps reinforcing (and artificially bolstering) the positive ratings that have surprised many veteran critics. After all, Sleepy Hollow lacks a star, a love story, and a steady plotline. But […]