Amazing Stories

Author: Sam Costello

Recap: “The Master,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 13

Recap: “The Master,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 13

What do you call a finale in which nothing gets re... Read More »

Recap: “Last Rites,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 12

Recap: “Last Rites,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 12

With just one episode left before the season final... Read More »

Recap: “The Third Rail,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 11

Recap: “The Third Rail,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 11

Can a show be scary when the audience can't take t... Read More »

Recap: “Loved Ones,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 10

Recap: “Loved Ones,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 10

How do two concepts from Greek drama relate to "Lo... Read More »

Recap: “The Disappeared,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 9

Recap: “The Disappeared,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 9

In an episode of The Strain focused on character, ... Read More »

Recap: “Creatures of the Night,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 8

Recap: “Creatures of the Night,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 8

The addition of a strong structure and exciting ac... Read More »

Recap: “For Services Rendered,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 7

Recap: “For Services Rendered,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 7

Guilt is often at the heart of good horror. Consid... Read More »

Recap: “Occultation,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 6

Recap: “Occultation,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 6

The Strain often gets referred to as dumb fun by i... Read More »

Recap: “Runaways,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 5

Recap: “Runaways,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 5

About three quarters of the way through “Runaways,... Read More »

Recap: “It’s Not for Everyone,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 4

Recap: “It’s Not for Everyone,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 4

Ever been forced to watch a chorus that's off key.... Read More »

Recap: “Gone Smooth,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3

Recap: “Gone Smooth,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3

The third time isn’t quite a charm for the first s... Read More »

Recap: “The Box”, The Strain, Season 1, Episode 2

Recap: “The Box”, The Strain, Season 1, Episode 2

Hmmm. Watching grass grow is boring. But, The S... Read More »

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take ... Read More »

Precap: The Strain, Season 1

Precap: The Strain, Season 1

The Strain is coming to FX. Here's what we know. Read More »

Recap: “Mizumono,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 13

Recap: “Mizumono,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 13

Is there any refined and beautiful skill Hannibal ... Read More »

Recap: “Tome-wan,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 12

Recap: “Tome-wan,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 12

Dreams in Hannibal take viewers to a whole new lev... Read More »

Recap: “Ko No Mono,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 11

Recap: “Ko No Mono,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 11

Week to week, Hannibal grows more horrifying and f... Read More »

Recap: “Naka-Choko,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 10

Recap: “Naka-Choko,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 10

Hannibal recap: in which we learn that meat, frigh... Read More »

Recap: “Shiizakana,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 9

Recap: “Shiizakana,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 9

Is there anything more disturbing and fascinating ... Read More »

Recap: “Su-zakana,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 8

Recap: “Su-zakana,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 8

How can ice fishing evoke such horror? Read the r... Read More »

Recap: “Yakimono,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 7

Recap: “Yakimono,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 7

More horrifyingly luscious imagery in the latest H... Read More »

Recap: “Futomano,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 6

Recap: “Futomano,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 6

I feel like it’s not a theory anymore: when ... Read More »

Recap: “Mukozuke,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 5

Recap: “Mukozuke,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 5

For all its repulsive imagery, Hannibal is also a ... Read More »

Recap: “Takiawase,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 4

Recap: “Takiawase,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 4

San Costello takes us along for another trip in th... Read More »

Recap: “Hassun,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 3

Recap: “Hassun,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 3

Violence on Hannibal is so operatic, so rococo. It... Read More »

Recap: “Sakizuke,” Hannibal Season 2, Episode 2

Recap: “Sakizuke,” Hannibal Season 2, Episode 2

No show is as obsessed with the details of mutilat... Read More »

Recap: “Kaiseki,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 1

Recap: “Kaiseki,” Hannibal, Season 2, Episode 1

In case you missed it, a recap of of the Season Tw... Read More »

Hannibal Season 2 Precap: The Nightmare Encyclopedia

Hannibal Season 2 Precap: The Nightmare Encyclopedia

Hannibal is the most visually distinctive show on ... Read More »

Recap: “The Seven Wonders,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 13

Recap: “The Seven Wonders,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 13

Wrapping up the season, Sam discusses where Coven ... Read More »

“Go to Hell,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 12

“Go to Hell,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 12

In early December, I saw an advanced screening of ... Read More »

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