Daredevil and Catholic Guilt

In the first scene of Netflix’s Daredevil, which ran from 2016 till 2018, the show’s protagonist Matt Murdock attends confession. Though most of the dialogue consists of Matt ranting aimlessly about his family history, particularly his dad’s boxing career, the priest eventually interrupts Matt by suggesting he tell the priest what he’s done. “I’m not … Continue reading Daredevil and Catholic Guilt

Netflix’s Midnight Mass

Episode 1: Genesis Reviewed by Alyssa Johnson Midnight Mass was released as a limited series on Netflix on September 24, 2021. It stars Kate Siegel (Ouiji: Origin of Evil), Zach Gifford (Friday Night Lights), Hamish Linklater, Alex Essoe, and Rahul Kohli (IZombie). Mike Flanagan (The House October Built) both co-wrote and directed. He was raised … Continue reading Netflix’s Midnight Mass

Biblical Bloodlust in Mike Flanagan’s Miniseries Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass explores religious themes through the story of a Catholic community in a small, sheltered coastal town which becomes unknowingly infiltrated by a vampiric cult. The lines between Biblical miracles and grotesque violence are blurred and crossed, as the characters struggle to comprehend the transformation occurring amongst the townsfolk through the manipulation enacted upon … Continue reading Biblical Bloodlust in Mike Flanagan’s Miniseries Midnight Mass

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The chilling adventures of Sabrina               The chilling adventures of Sabrina was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on October 26, 2018. It is inspired by the original Tv show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch which was created by Nell Sovell on September 27, 1996. The show is also based off of the Archie comics because they are by … Continue reading The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

A Tale of Folkloric Enchantment: The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride is a Japanese dark fantasy anime TV-series written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki, based on the shōnen manga by the same name and accreditation. The series is full of beautiful scenery and animation, but something more fascinating than it’s aesthetics is its ability to blend real-life folklore, legends and mythology into … Continue reading A Tale of Folkloric Enchantment: The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Mushi-shi: Balancing Nature, the Sacred, and Impulsive Humans

Mushi-shi is a unique anime for many reasons and has gained a small but very loyal fanbase that was vocal enough that a second season was produced nearly ten years after the end of the first one. There are two seasons, with the first being released in 2005, titled simply Mushi-Shi, and consisting of 26 … Continue reading Mushi-shi: Balancing Nature, the Sacred, and Impulsive Humans

The Goddamned Beacon of Truth: Religious Presence in YouTube Original ‘Wayne’

© YouTube, 2019 YouTube has been working hard recently to expand its platform to include more original TV shows and movies, and Wayne is among a select few actually good ones.  In case you've been living under a rock for the last four months, here's what you missed: Wayne is a YouTube Original ten-episode action-comedy … Continue reading The Goddamned Beacon of Truth: Religious Presence in YouTube Original ‘Wayne’

Atlanta: Understanding Reality Through a Surreal Experience

Is this real?No. No, it is not.- Champagne Papi, Atlanta Atlanta is a comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover that began airing in September of 2016.  Two seasons of half-hour episodes have been released and a third season is currently in the works. The show takes place in the city of Atlanta, Georgia and … Continue reading Atlanta: Understanding Reality Through a Surreal Experience

Faith and Evil in the Asylum- Review of Religion in American Horror Story

by Arden Robert American Horror Story is a horror anthology, drama mini series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk that began in 2011. It uses each season to capture a different horror: ghosts, clowns, monsters, aliens, even politicians- whatever invokes fear in the American people at contemporary pivotal times. For this review, I will … Continue reading Faith and Evil in the Asylum- Review of Religion in American Horror Story

The Evolution of Religious Horror in The Exorcist Television Series

by Kari Solum FOX Television             What is it about religious horror as a genre that compels an audience? Is it the struggle between good and evil? Light and dark? By allowing ourselves to be scared, does that give us a false sense of control over our own fears? Or is it escapism, a space … Continue reading The Evolution of Religious Horror in The Exorcist Television Series