Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl of buttered macaroni noodles (couldn't [...]

All Hallows’ Eve Month is Here! A Month of Classic Horror

October has arrived - the most wonderful time of the year. There is a nip in the air, the leaves are changing and the smell of pumpkin pie surrounds us. It’s time to wear flannel as you walk a corn maze then curl up by a fire as the sun goes down early. A time [...]

Star Trek: Discovery is Great – Too Bad I’ll Never See It Again

Last Sunday something happened that I’ve been waiting for a long, long time. Star Trek returned to television for the first time in 12 years. Star Trek: Discovery premiered on CBS and to fans it was not only welcomed, it was praised. Because, you see, for the first time in - well it’s a matter [...]

The Lord of Light: Jack Kirby’s Concept Art for Argo

This post was originally published on May 26, 2015  Remember that time Jack Kirby's art helped rescue six hostages in Iran? If you've seen the film Argo you should.  If you missed that part you can be forgiven, the details were a bit glossed over in the movie. If you weren't specifically looking for it [...]

Blade Runner Trailer as 40s Style Noir

With the new Blade Runner 2049 due to be released later this year I've been obsessively going back over all the related material associated with it including: All 5 versions of the film, the original Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep that it was loosely based on and the comic book adaptation (Yes! [...]

The Definite Article: UPDATE: New Launch date Thursday, June 1

UPDATE: Due to unexpected and unusual circumstances the launch of the podcast has been postponed. We could go into excruciating detail here but basically...stuff happens. The new launch date will be Thursday, June 1. The inaugural episode will still be the Tom Baker classic: The Face of Evil by Chris Boucher. We apologize for the [...]

Review: Man-Thing #1 (2017)

STORY BY: Daniel Warren Johnson and R.L. Stine ART BY: German Peralta COLORS BY: Mat Lopes and Rachelle Rosenberg COVER BY: Tyler Crook The much anticipated run by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine has arrived and its is undeniably okay. I will say right off I was not overly impressed by the debut issue. That being said I understand that this is a [...]

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is hard to explain. I’ve often [...]

The Master of the Mystic: 2016’s Best End Credit Song

So 2016 is over (finally) and it was...let's go with interesting. But amid all the disappointment, despair and downright disgust (lots of alliteration - eat your heat out Stan Lee) there was one bright point - The end credit song from Doctor Strange: The Master of the Mystic. Marvel films have taken some criticism for their [...]