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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]

379029_019Halloween Binge: Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy was not what I expected. Which isn’t to say I had particularly in depth expectations for the film. The trailer had selected a few choice shots from the film that made me think… [more]

ProjectGreenlight640Project Greenlight Episode 6: What’s That on the Fan?

Six episodes into the fourth season of Project Greenlight is exactly how long it took for Jason Mann to graduate from struggling auteur to Mr. Hollywood. We can see the transition in this episode’s final… [more]

Copyright Wallpaperup 2007Back to the Grind: Why the Grindhouse Needs to Return… Now

There was a time when movies were more than just moving pictures, a time when special effect sequences were only apart of the maker’s imaginations and had not reached the confines of our own reality,… [more]

Copyright DC Comics 2015And His Name Is Scott: Why Scott Snyder’s Work Exemplifies Magnificent Superhero Storytelling

There are numerous writers whose talents have lead to tremendous careers in the comic industry. With the greats ranging for Moore to Morrison, Miller to Pope, and Rucka to Brubaker, the list goes on of… [more]

Copyright Movie Muse April 2010Send in the Slashers: Why the Assembly of Cinema’s Greatest Horror Icons Can Be a Successful Movie Franchise

There is nothing like a great crossover story, a time when creators bring icons together in a vicious battle to see which one emerges victorious. Recently, however, the concept has become more popularized, with the… [more]

48363872Ranking Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s Action Scenes

So I saw Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation fairly late into its theatrical run. It was a random choice based on what was playing at the time. I’d heard it was a fairly good action… [more]

frightfulsmile“Being The Frightful Smile Of Their Creator…” – Grimoires and Ghoulish Acts in Providence #5

“Non-Euclidean calculus and quantum physics are enough to stretch any brain; and when one mixes them with folklore, and tries to trace a strange background of multi-dimensional reality behind the ghoulish hints of the Gothic… [more]

the-boyThe Boy: A Portrait of a Movie Slasher

The Boy is another movie on my shortlist of new releases I felt like I should catch up on. An indie coming of age story that is actually a monstrous-themed serial killer’s coming of age… [more]

thenightmare_featThe Nightmare and Sleep Paralysis

This year, for the first time ever, I suffered a bout of sleep paralysis. It wasn’t anything particularly unique, as far as these attacks go, but that didn’t matter in the moment. In the moment,… [more]

2763121-justl_cv4_asdjkhf69s87dafkwlqBelieve the Aquaman: Why the King of Atlantis is the Real Deal

If you consider yourself familiar with comic’s most popular super heroes than you are capable of identifying those that are considered the best: Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and… [more]

ProjectGreenlight640Project Greenlight Episode 5: Adapt or Call Cut

The Leisure Class officially moves into production on this week’s episode of Project Greenlight, and writer/director Jason Mann continues to act as an uncompromising and determined filmmaker, even as the realities of time and budget… [more]

Joker Clown PrinceRobert Moses Peaslee and Robert Weiner on The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Weiner has either authored or co-edited close to a dozen academic text examining comic books and popular culture.  He is also the Popular Culture and Performing Arts Librarian for Texas Tech University Libraries.  With… [more]

Orson Welles on radio copy“Welcome to My House … And leave something of the happiness you bring”: Orson Welles’s Dracula

The other day I saw an amusing social media post from Stephen Bissette, the legendary Swamp Thing penciller.  He was mocking a recent online article that promised a list of 11 little known horror films… [more]

8House04_Review cover8House Yorris: Un-Bound Imagination

8House brings us yet another new world this week in the form of 8House: Yorris. For those keeping track, we’ve already seen Arclight (still a personal favourite) and Kiem, which featured some very arresting and… [more]

SouthernBastards11_Review coverSouthern Bastards #11: Serpents

Each new issue of Southern Bastards seems to get deeper, more thoughtful and more artful in its rendering of the American south. The book has always had a wonderful ability to capture the Southern Gothic… [more]

Plutona02_Review coverPlutona #2: In the Woods

Plutona continues to excel at assuming the point of view of children in a complex and difficult world. One of the great things about that particular point of view, especially with regards to this kind… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #28: Sandcastles in the Sand

Tom and Shawn discuss recent news out of Baltimore, Mark Millar’s third run at playing Simon Cowell, the redemption of Chip Zdarsky, Genndy Tartakovsky’s CAGE!, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s upcoming run on Black Panther (and why people… [more]

ben-affleck-2-768Project Greenlight Episode Four: So Long, Pete Jones

“There’s an art to compromise,” says Pete Jones in the latest episode of Pete Jones States the Bloody Obvious, aka Project Greenlight. This week’s episode is all about how the filmmakers and producers populating that… [more]

Howard Chaykin, Nashville Comic Con 2015Wizard World Comic Con–Nashville Notebook: Day Two

I just got insulted by Howard Chaykin. That’s like the comic book world’s equivalent of getting roasted by Don Rickles. [more]