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Us will creep you out and is packed with ideas, but lacks satisfying scares

Whether or not you consider Us a scary movie depends on your personal preferences. If “scary” means making you jump in your seat, shielding yourself with the person sitting next to you, or screaming out loud, you might be disappointed with Jordan Peele’s latest film.

But Us is most certainly creepy, with imagery that might live inside your head for a while and revisit when you close your eyes. The broken mirror doubles that a family suddenly encounters are chilling, a credit to make-up and costuming as well some fantastic acting — both in a physical and psychological sense — from the cast.

Following Get Out, Peele has made another thinking person’s horror film. No, Us probably won’t resonate the way his first effort did. And the story’s resolution doesn’t feel as satisfying. That might compel some fans and critics to use terms like “sophomore slump” in critiquing this movie. But Peele deserves credit for not repeating himself here, something that surely would’ve been easy to do.

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Amusement Park Podcast 011: Daredevil, Take Our Hearts!

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It’s all TV on this week’s Amusement Park Podcast! We react to Netflix canceling Luke Cage and Iron Fist, then dive into Daredevil Season 3. Are the new fall comedies any good? Eh… October horror picks and what we’re enjoying close us out.

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Amusement Park Podcast 010: What happened at the El Royale? Who cares

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Episode 10 of the Amusement Park Podcast is loaded! We’re talking the Titans debut on DC Universe, Arrow’s Season 7 premiere, Riverdale and Manifest. We review First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale. Weekly October horror picks and what we’re enjoying too!

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Amusement Park Podcast 008: NYCC Madness

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On Episode 8 of the Amusement Park Podcast, Ian tells Chris what he thought of Venom. Then we respond to news out of New York Comic Con, including Titans, Daredevil and the Star Wars live-action series. And we make our first horror picks for the month of October!

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