Magazine Archives for:

October 2015

jacobs-ladder-movie-nurse-no-eyes-needleThe Two Films That Actually Scared Me

It seems too simple and trite to carry any real wisdom, but it’s worth repeating that horror movies need to be scary. Not just disgusting or disturbing, or visually interesting in some artistic way, but… [more]

TexasChainsaw1Halloween Binge: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Last year when my Halloween Binge came to a close, I decided to wrap it up with a classic – an essential horror film I had never seen before. That was, of course, The Exorcist,… [more]

NYCC-2015-logoMy New York Comic Con Experience

I have never done a blog for Sequart, but I think everyone at this site would enjoy hearing some Con Experiences. So here’s my personal experience for New York Comic Con. Thursday: I am a… [more]

tumblr_m6dzlphje51qkcj94o1_1280Halloween Binge: The House by the Cemetery

I was planning from the beginning of this Halloween Binge to watch the two films I’d not seen in the highly thought of trifecta of Lucio Fulci horror films. I watched The Beyond last year,… [more]

Hellblazer 42 CoverSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 33

Issue #42 “A Drop of the Hard Stuff” Writer: Garth Ennis; Pencils: Will Simpson; Inker: Mark Pennington; Colors: Tom Zuiko; Letters: Gaspar Saladino; Cover: Tom Canty; As stated before, a fictional character, comic or otherwise,… [more]

Colloquium_DwonchColloquium #14: Imagine You’re Dying — Dave Dwonch on Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab

Markisan interviews Dave Dwonch on Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab! Dave talks about writing supernatural tales for all ages, the origins of Action Lab Entertainment, seeing ghosts as a child and how almost… [more]

hqdefaultHalloween Binge: The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

I was pretty confident I’d have to watch a Dario Argento movie at some point during my Halloween Binge; it was just a matter of which one. The two of his films I’ve seen are… [more]

ManifestDestiny18_Review coverManifest Destiny #18: The Dark Side

This isn’t the first time, nor, I suspect, will it be the last, when there is blood on the scales in Manifest Destiny. One of the things that makes this comic so fascinating is how… [more]

3_ inside3Halloween Binge: Inside

I like a movie with guts. Sorry, that was an abusively bad pun to start off this article. As a film fan I like a lot of different kinds of movies, obviously. There’s one style… [more]

the-howlingHalloween Binge: The Howling

This movie is weridly about werewolf sex, so heads up on a NSFW image part way through. My very first thought about Joe Dante’s The Howling was: “Holy shit Slim Pickens is in this?” My,… [more]

Steve Jobs imageDanny Boyle’s Steve Jobs: A Respectful Portrait of a Flawed Man

This is Aaron Sorkin’s second film written about a bold innovator in the tech industry. This time around he is tackling the titanic figure Steve Jobs, a man who was complicated to say the least.… [more]

Locust MoonInformation for the Fourth Annual Locust Moon Comics Festival

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The Locust Moon Comic Festival, Philadelphia’s rapidly growing independent comics expo, has announced a star-studded guest list and an expanded slate of programs for its fourth annual event, to be held… [more]

ProjectGreenlight640Project Greenlight Crashes Into Episode 7

Project Greenlight closes one chapter of the making of The Leisure Class literally with a crash in episode 7. It’s the last day of production, and director Jason Mann has essentially alienated all his key… [more]

54e183edd2d142a45494a5c9ecdc7b0dHalloween Binge: House of 1000 Corpses

In the opening scenes of House of 1000 Corpses we’re introduced and reintroduced to a grimy, messy, horror themed, roadside attraction. It’s filled with mangled bodies and objects meant as references and reminders of murders… [more]

film-33-braindeadHalloween Binge: Braindead

Welcome back to the newest installation in my deliriously macabre Halloween Binge. Last year I used this binge as an opportunity to, in part, catch up on some supposedly essential horror movies I hadn’t seen… [more]

Tomorrowland_posterTomorrowland and the Disney Ethic

The following article about Disney’s 2015 film Tomorrowland (dir. Brad Bird) will contain spoilers, and it will to some extent disagree with Emmet O’Cuana’s very good Sequart article about the film, which I recommend reading.… [more]

real oni brideHalloween Binge: Tag

I said two reviews ago that one of my favourite parts of this binge is stumbling upon films that catch me off guard and surprise me. Last night I went to see Sion Sono’s Tag… [more]

Image-1Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s Snakes and Ladders Gets a Film Adaptation

Alan Moore’s Snakes and Ladders was one of his first major works dealing specifically with his unique approach to magic, following his revelation in 1995 that he himself was, in a very real sense, a… [more]

Hellblazer 41 CoverSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 32

A change of the writer or the entire creative team on any title is always a challenge, especially after four years under the helm of Jamie Delano and his stark horror drenched political commentary that… [more]

fiendHalloween Binge: Fiend Without a Face

The next movie I watched for my Halloween Binge came fairly highly recommended. It’s one of those films that generates cultural references, but few people have actually seen. Despite the relative obscurity (especially when compared… [more]

tumblr_n4nsfjRR2z1r5n5iso1_1280Halloween Binge: Dagon

The best parts of last year’s Halloween Binge were the surprises. Movies like Phenomenon and The Return of the Living Dead were all the more exciting for how little I knew about them. They were… [more]

gates_of_hell_xlgHalloween Binge: City of the Living Dead

If you’ve paid any attention to my taste in horror you should have seen this coming. For those new here – “Hi, I’m Harry, and I like Italian horror, and Lucio Fulci in particular.” There’s… [more]

star_wars_poster_full.0.0The New Star Wars Trailer: It’s All Real

I know what JJ Abrams, his marketing team and the entire apparatus of the Hollywood marketing machine are doing with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m aware, at least to some extent, of how the… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #29: The Once and Future Eisner Award Winner

Tom and Shawn grapple with the post NYCC landscape, including the Mighty Marvel Movie Shuffle, Dynamite’s women in fancy new duds, more 80s properties on their way to IDW (we saw it coming!), the possible… [more]

hero_EB19990502REVIEWS08905020301ARHalloween Binge: Peeping Tom

Last year around Halloween I decided to make a show out of my articles and review a pile of horror movies. Not a particularly novel idea, in fairness, but one I quite enjoyed. I watched… [more]