In 1998, the Marvel superhero movie BLADE unexpectedly changed the world. A modest action/thriller, combining comic book tropes and horrifying monsters, proved that even the smallest superhero characters had blockbuster potential, kicking off a wave of Marvel comics adaptations which eventually gave birth to the megablockbuster MCU. But how well does BLADE hold up today? And what about its bizarre sequels, BLADE II (directed by future Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro) and BLADE TRINITY (co-starring Ryan Reynolds, years before GREEN LANTERN or DEADPOOL)? We look back at the whole BLADE movie franchise in the latest episode of our SCARYTOBER series! We also review the new releases GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, BEAUTIFUL BOY, THE OATH, APOSTLE and 22 JULY! Email us at letters(a)criticallyacclaimed.net, follow your hosts on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and follow the podcast/website at @CriticAcclaim. Check out our website at www.criticallyacclaimed.net and head on over to www.patreon.com/canceledtoosoon to contribute to the show and get even more exclusive content! Email us at letters(a)criticallyacclaimed.net, and follow your hosts on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold.