Hell Is a Very Small Place

It is not a new thriller where a psychopath locks his victim in a 6x9, windowless cement room in his basement. It is not a horrific dugout hidden in the  mountains of Afghanistan where terrorists hold their hostage for months, years, or even decades at a time. It is solitary confinement in the United States prison system. Hell Is […]

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Books that Bug Me

One of the ways to overcome your fears is to try and associate them in positive ways.  Books and reading are usually positive, so books that have bugs in them is a good place to start to bridge that fear gap, right?.  I hate bugs, well most insects really.  Their inhuman crawly forms keep me […]

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hoopla Film School: Monsters & Aliens!

Hello students, and welcome to another session of hoopla Film School! Monsters and otherworldly beings have fascinated humankind since we first learned the art of storytelling. And while their representations in popular culture have changed drastically over the years (can you even imagine still being terrified by the Creature From the Black Lagoon?), it's clear that we will never tire of […]

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Harry Potter: From Page to Stage

It's been almost ten years since J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last entry in the Harry Potter series. For years we waited with bated breath to see how the story of Harry, Hermione, Ron and their friends would end. We read and re-read the series in preparation for this momentous […]

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Get Ready For Finding Dory

Who's ready for a summer kid's movie? I am *so* ready for this one. Pixar's much-anticipated "Finding Dory" comes out this June! Woohoo! You don't have to have kids to get excited for this film, but if you do have some littles of your own then you might want to prepare for the inevitable rush of […]

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