Stay InsideShow Pop Culture Picks – Day 27

Due to social distancing, many of us have found ourselves with more time inside than usual. Many of our schedules have changed, giving us the opportunity to try new things. As fans of pop culture ourselves, Sideshow’s Staff is happy to share a few suggestions to help you fill your newfound time with high quality content.

To help encourage everyone to Stay InsideShow, every day this week we will be recommending one film/series, one comic/book, one board game, and one video game that you can enjoy while you practice safe social distancing. These picks are the best of the best, curated and personally suggested by our very geeky staff.


Recommended by Andy

Dog Soldiers (AMAZON PRIME)

A small team of British soldiers are sent to liaise with a Special Ops team in the Scottish Highlands. What they discover is a massacred team, a lone survivor, and a pack of angry Werewolves!

Awesome creature design and practical effects. Great banter between entertaining characters, and plenty of blood and guts for horror fans. Plus Sean Pertwee, who is a national treasure.


Recommended by Amy

Another sci-fi novel with a horror bent, Annihilation is a fascinating adventure into the unknown and an exploration of how that can change a person. If you loved the movie adaptation, you must read this novel! If you didn’t love the movie, the good news is this story is so greatly different that you might appreciate it more than the psychedelics of the film. Great characters, creepy mystery, and monsters you can’t even begin to imagine!

Board Game

Recommended by Andrew

Smash Up!

Two Factions team up against the rest to take over a crumbling role. But who do you think would win? Team Alien-Pirates? Or team Zombie-Dinosaur? There are countless decks and expansion packs for this game and it gets INTENSE! Each new team up adds a new flavor to the game, so you can play it again and again without ever getting bored.

Video Game

Recommended by Katie

Emoji Blitz (Mobile)

Emoji Blitz is a matching game very similar to Bejeweled except you use Disney emojis. They also have challenges and quests that for younger kids would need help, but it’s not required to play them. Each emoji you collect you get to use in your keyboard if you choose.

Check out some of our recommendations, and as always don’t forget to Stay InsideShow!