Author Archives : Nu Yang

Final Girls: From Victims to Fighters


In honor of February being Women in Horror Month, I thought it would be fitting for me to highlight some of my favorite “final girls.” What’s a final girl? Glad you asked. First coined by author Carol J. Clover in her book Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, the “final girl” is a trope found…

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Black Mirror Season 4 Continues to Warn Us About the Pitfalls — and Terror — of Technology


Black Mirror‘s fourth season dropped on Netflix Dec. 29th, 2017, just in time for everyone to binge-watch it over New Year’s weekend — which is exactly what I did. I’ve been a fan of the series since it debuted in 2011. The first two seasons were three episodes each. In 2015, Netflix commissioned twelve episodes, resulting in six episodes for…

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Stranger Things 2: Electric Demogorgon


Kudos to you if you understood the blog title. It means you were raised in the ’80s like me. Stranger Things 2 takes place in 1984, a year after the events of the first series and the same year Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo came out. Season two dropped on Oct. 27th, just in time for fans to binge-watch it over…

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Come As You Are: A Review of The Defenders


I was one of those Marvel fans who could not wait for The Defenders to drop on Netflix on Aug. 18. Ever since I saw the teaser trailer that premiered at San Diego Comic Con in 2016, I eagerly anticipated the series that would bring together Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist. I really loved the first two…

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Make Your Peace and Watch Wynonna Earp


If you’re a fan of True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Supernatural, you will absolutely enjoy Wynonna Earp. The story starts when Wynonna Earp returns to her hometown, Purgatory, for her uncle’s funeral. And yes, she’s related to the infamous gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Both she and her younger sister, Waverly, are the great-great-grandaughters of the legendary lawman. As the oldest…

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What Are You Hungry For? A Review of Raw


Almost a month has passed since I saw Raw in the theater and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. As a horror fan, I was excited to check out this French movie written and directed by a woman and staring a female lead. I will be avoiding spoilers, so you are safe.

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Why Into the Badlands is So Good


A world where guns have been banished and the Badlands are controlled by Barons and their armies known as Clippers. A diverse group of characters, including an Asian male lead and a complex female villain that I love. Kick-ass fighting scenes that include martial arts and swords. These are just a few reasons why you should watch AMC’s Into the…

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