Bureau 42 October Review – Child’s Play (1988)

The Child’s Play franchise all started here, with the first movie of a franchise as unkillable as the antagonist.  Did the origin warrant two an a half decades of follow ups the way Clive Barker’s offering did?

 

If the review of an old style web page doesn’t sounds like the opinion you are looking for, you should also check in with Kris and Dave at The Nerd Byword.  Each year they feature a handful of horror movie’s for their Nerd Nightmare and horror enthusiast Dave makes self-admitted ‘fraidy-cat’ Kris watch and review.  Child’s Play’s episode drops October 3rd.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 October 2

As we enter the spookiest month of the year, we also get a returning tale of a batty butler, as Pennyworth opens its third season with three episodes.  It joins House of the Dragon, Andor, She-Hulk, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Rings of Power is leaving us wondering what the episodes will be about.  The Handmaid’s plot is that June and Luke take a trip as Serena starts a new job.  Stargirl is neglecting her job at the JSA,  In See, the bombs start blowing as Tormada and Siberth attack Pennsa.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

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Bureau 42 October Review – Hellraiser (1987)

Our first review has been mouldering for twenty five years, as Clive Barker made his name with Hellraiser.  Spawning nine sequels, a reboot due this week, a series in development, and multiple prose and graphic novels, Bureau 42 starts its reviews with the movie that started the crazy.  Does this puzzlebox leave us craving more and more?

 

If the review of an old style web page doesn’t sounds like the opinion you are looking for, you should also check in with Kris and Dave at The Nerd Byword.  Each year they feature a handful of horror movie’s for their Nerd Nightmare and horror enthusiast Dave makes self-admitted ‘fraidy-cat’ Kris watch and review.  Hellraiser’s episode drops October 3rd.

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October Reviews 2022

Once a year on a spooky night
It’s Hallowe’en, and what a fright!
Young boys and ghouls, in ghoulish disguise
They cover their skin, conceal their eyes
A grave mistake to be out
When the ghosts are about
It’s Hallowe’en… our time to be afraid!
– North American Halloween Prevention Inc.

October has arrived again, and we’re counting down to Halloween with our annual assortment of ghoulish grotesqueries. Some are shockingly brand new– while others have been mouldering in their graves a while, ready to creep out and bring screams to the screens once more.
Check out this year’s crop of nightmare offerings with Bureau 42’s October Reviews:
Oct. 1: Hellraiser (1987)
Oct. 2: Child’s Play (1988)
Oct. 8: X (2022)
Oct: 15: Werewolf by Night (2022)
Oct. 22: Howard’s Mill (2021)
Oct. 29: The Velvet Vampire (1971)
Oct. 31: Nope (2022) and The Munsters (2022)