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spectre-logo-revealSpectre: Losing to the Times

I didn’t come in with high expectations for this film, which might be an odd thing to say considering that I really enjoyed Skyfall. You know Skyfall is a good film when it turns into… [more]

invisiblerepublic07_Review coverInvisible Republic #7: You Can’t Leave

“I’ve been involved in several cults, both as a leader and a follower. You have more fun as a follower, but you make more money as a leader.” -Creed Bratton We have to start the… [more]

PROMETHEUS ETERNAL pdf coverPrometheus Eternal: New Reflections on a Classic Myth

Greek mythology is, it almost goes without saying, full of characters who incur the wrath of more powerful gods by violating their arbitrary rules. Most of those violations amount to stepping outside of the proverbial… [more]

spider-brainiac-600x338Sorting Through Tim Burton’s Promising Wreckage: The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

We have all probably heard, even if just in passing, of the great lost Superman film of the 1990s, but probably only rumours of goofy costumes and questionable casting. The recent independent documentary The Death… [more]

8House05_Review cover8House Yorris #2: Transgression

The main theme of Fil Barlow and Helen Maier’s arc “Yorris” for 8House appears to be transgression. Little Yorris rebelled against her culture by presuming to suggest that war isn’t automatically the answer to every… [more]

Goddamned01_Review coverThe Goddamned: The Bible as You’ve Never Seen it Before

Anyone of a certain inclination who has read the Old Testament can’t help but come away thinking of it as pretty “metal”, to coin a phrase. Fights to the death, plagues, burning cities, vendettas, and… [more]

SouthernBastards12_Review coverSouthern Bastards #12: The Return of Earl Tubb

“Americans love a winner, and cannot abide a loser.” -Gen. George S. Patton We have to go way back to issue #4 of Southern Bastards to recall the story that’s picked up here in issue… [more]

descender07_Review titleDescender #7: A New and Bold Chapter

Sometimes, maybe all the time, compelling narrative storytelling is about constantly raising the stakes. For a book that started with the destruction of a major human civilization, Descender has fairly masterfully managed to raise the… [more]

Rasputin10_Review coverRasputin #10: The River of Life and Death

As previously mentioned in our discussions of Rasputin, one of the more curious aspects of this historical figure is that we all know how he died. That’s the first and sometimes only thing we learn… [more]

ProjectGreenlight640Project Greenlight‘s Season Four Finale Shows Real Courage

For a season that crackled with energy and drama, the finale of season four of Project Greenlight ends on a note of resigned exhaustion. All the participants in this project, from executive producers on down… [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]