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Author Archives: Brian de Castro

The First Purge was only the beginning

This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge…. The world today can be a pretty difficult and frustrating place to live, with political turmoil, war and natural disasters often brought about by our biggest threat, climate change, affecting many across the globe. Here in America, the country is divided like ... Read More »

Saying goodbye to TWD’s Rick Grimes

A big change in the world is almost upon us. And we’re not speaking about the midterm elections here in the states that could change the course of our country, and in turn, the rest of the world. No, we’re talking about the world of The Walking Dead and the impending departure of the show’s star, Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes. ... Read More »

The Shat is back! – Halloween 2018 – review

‘Twas the night he came home…..again. Yes, Michael Myers is back – party time, excellent! And so is Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode. It’s one big, unhappy family ready to celebrate the holiday, and slasher movie franchise that is Halloween. Well, actually, they’re not family anymore, thanks to a retcon that disavows all the many sequels that took place after ... Read More »

PG-13 Venom still has plenty of bite – review

For close to two decades now, superhero movies have ruled the box office. 20 Century Fox ushered in the new wave in 2000 with X-Men, followed by Sony/Columbia in 2002 with Spider-Man. Marvel, having lost the rights to those two franchises previously in order to stay afloat, began their own cinematic universe in 2008 with Iron Man and have never ... Read More »

The Creepshow and Rocktober go hand in bloody hand!

“Who’s that knocking? That’s just death at my door.” October is the time when the leaves begin to turn, the air gets colder, the movies get scarier and ghosts and ghouls prowl the streets as Halloween nears. It’s also a great time for rock and roll, so much so that the month has its own moniker – Rocktober. And what ... Read More »

R.I.P., Walking Dead’s Hershel, Scott Wilson

It was with extreme sadness for the Gore 4 to learn of the passing of Scott Wilson, legendary character actor, who played beloved veterinarian, Hershel Greene, on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Wilson died of leukemia in Los Angeles on October 6, 2018, the day before the The Walking Dead began its 9th season.  The episode, entitled, “A New Beginning,” was ... Read More »

Deep Red Magazine’s Bloody Return!

In these tumultuous times, one can’t help but think back to those whose voices rose above the maelstrom who were silenced too early, and wonder what fresh words of wisdom they could enlighten us with today. When it comes to civil rights and bringing us together as a people, one looks to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dynamic, eloquent ... Read More »

The Predator on the hunt again – review

“Ain’t nobody gonna believe this one.” In 1987, an elite military squad was sent to the jungles of Central America to rescue captives from a band of guerrillas. During their mission, they encountered something not of this earth, and the hunters became the hunted. Only one survived. These highly sophisticated, and highly weaponized, otherworldly ‘predators,’ it seems, have been using ... Read More »

The Meg makes other sharks weak – review

Man’s seemingly endless fascination with the dentally-dense denizens of the deep known as sharks is showing no sign of abatement. Discovery Channel just aired their enormously popular Shark Week, celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the SyFy Network is set to air its 5th, and supposedly final Sharknado movie. Amidst the occasional real-life shark attack which always gives sharks unwanted attention, ... Read More »

So, did Hereditary live up to the hype? – a review

Every year or so, a horror film comes out of the festival circuit full of praise from critics, and screams from those in attendance. You’re Next, It Follows, The Babadook and The VVitch were a few of the scarefests that came loaded with buzz when they were eventually unleashed upon theatergoers. Sometimes, the film will live up to the hype and become adored ... Read More »