Kyle Barratt

The world is full of mysterious creatures whose existence spark constant debate. Scotland have the Loch Ness monster, North America have big foot and the Himalayas have the Yeti but none can hold a candle to England's mythical beast. The Kyle Barratt has eluded scientists for decades, many doubt he even exists and is really a man from Ealing named Carl. Yet time and time again proof arrives in the form of completed and well written articles.
  • What Does the Empire Want With Nala Se in Star Wars: The Bad Batch?

    The first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch ends not with the Batch themselves but with Kaminoan cloner Nala Se, now a captive of the Empire, landing on an unknown planet and given an intriguing welcome. Greeted by an imperial scientist wearing familiar clothing, we learn that the...
  • Ranking the Original Eight Friday the 13th Movies

    One presumes ‘Camp Crystal Lake’ is named as such because it is where so many horror tropes were crystalised. Having taken inspiration from Giallo movies like A Bay of Blood, as well as John Carpenter’s Halloween, and Black Christmas before it, Friday the 13th became the ultimate slasher series....
  • Rewatching the ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Episode That Traumatised Me

    The algorithm for YouTube recommendations has vastly improved over the past few years. Whereas once the video streaming site would pelt me with vloggers flaunting their cash or James Corden singing (nah, you’re alright), my YouTube is now an endless hub of Alan Partridge clips (please and thank you)....
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch Needs to Find its Own Identity

    Being a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch is not only a successor series for a variety of characters but also a thematic evolution too. We’ve spent seven seasons and a movie building up the clone troopers as individuals only to heartbreakingly see that individuality...
  • The Many Saints of Newark Violates The Sopranos’s Storytelling Philosophy

    Tony Soprano is a man who refuses to change. The Tony we get at the beginning of the series’ six-season run is identical to the Tony at the end. Yet the head of the Sopranos family – both families, in fact – is one of the most developed and...
  • Requiescat in Pace, Assassin’s Creed?

    Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that has greatly evolved from its now humble beginnings in 2007. The scope and scale of each instalment has expanded and the series has shifted from simple historical action-adventure games to full-fledged RPGs with a penchant for the mythological. But the next evolution could...
  • Revisiting Alien Resurrection: A Frustrating and Farcical Failure

    Scott. Cameron. Fincher. Jeunet. The Alien franchise feels unique in the horror realm for being so director-driven; each film gifted a unique style based on the man behind the camera, yet all playing into the same story of extra-terrestrial terror. Alien, Prometheus, and even the messy Covenant are all...
  • Star Wars Squadrons’ Refreshing Embrace of the Dark Side

    Back in 2017, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 left me bitterly disappointed. After the first game lacked a story mode, the sequel not only flaunted such a campaign but also promised to deliver a narrative from the imperial perspective. I even read the prequel novel following the prior exploits of...
  • Fargo Season 3 is the Ultimate ‘True Story’

    The first time I watched the third season of Fargo, upon its initial airing, I was befuddled by the opening scene. Despite being described as Siberia with family restaurants, 2010’s Minnesota is a long way away from an interrogation room in 1988’s East Germany. The scene sees a government...