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Fantasy Horror Month continues with “Merlin and the Book of Beasts”; plus a look at the true-crime documentary “Finding Kendrick Johnson”.

Merlin and the Book of Beasts

Who would have ever thought how difficult it would be to find fantasy horror? We certainly did not. This week we leave Oz and head back to Camelot. Our focus is on one of its most famous characters. We visit some of his lesser-known adventures, including the times he fought Medusa and stopped King Arthur’s son from getting intimate with his sister. We also review our first true-crime documentary. While Finding Kendrick Johnson may sound like others from the genre, it goes into unexpected detail about something few others have.


We have talked in the past about franchises that have fallen from glory. Demonic came out this week, and it did not go over well with critics and audiences. Director Neill Blomkamp seemed to be on top of the world after District 9. Over a decade has passed, and we are still waiting for him to live up to the promise he once flashed.

Finding Kendrick Johnson is a true-crime documentary with a powerful message.

It is one that rings true throughout the country. We grapple with the film’s mystery, narrator, and graphic content. We were incredibly torn when discussing this documentary and were really not sure how to tackle it.

Finding Kendrick Johnson

Fantasy Horror Month also continues with a look at 2009’s Merlin and the Book of Beasts.

The title may sound unfamiliar to fans of Arthurian legend for good reason. There are not many stories involving Merlin, King Arthur’s daughter, and incest. Even less have a Merlin who can only be understood about 5% of the time.

Finding Kendrick Johnson is available to rent on VOD. Watch the trailer here. Merlin and the Book of Beasts is available to stream for free on Hoopla, IMDB TV Amazon Channel, Tubi TV, or YouTube Free.


Be sure to tune in every Saturday for new episodes of ADVENTURES IN MOVIES! on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel Muir, Blake, and Danny. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Danny can be found on Twitter @default_player and on Instagram at default_player. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror.
Intro by Julio Mena: Bandcamp | Instagram


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