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Month: October 2017

Horror Movie Month: “Vampyr” (1932)

Horror Movie Month: “Vampyr” (1932)

“There exist certain beings whose very lives seem bound by invisible chains to the supernatural. They crave solitude. To be alone and dream – their imagination is so developed that their vision reaches beyond that of most men.”  Let’s end our Horror Movie Month with a movie that crosses boundaries in a similar vein as “House” from last year in that it’s a horror movie from the Criterion Collection. We owe so much in terms of horror films to the…

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Horror Movie Month: “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)

Horror Movie Month: “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)

I know I’m technically cheating with one as I would never classify this one as a ‘horror’ film per se. However, I wanted to review something shorter and a little bit more light-hearted as we get closer to the actual holiday of Halloween and this one has been on my mind off and on all year. Originally, I never had any interest in seeing “Hotel Transylvania” whatsoever. I saw the cast, the premise, it’s low score on Rotten Tomatoes, and…

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Horror Movie Month: The Classic Mummy Films (1932-1955)

Horror Movie Month: The Classic Mummy Films (1932-1955)

As we continue Horror Movie Month, we look at a continuation (or rather the distant past) of a series that I’ve already tackled earlier in the year. With the release of the new version of ‘The Mummy’ to critical disappointment and failure and every way, shape, and form, I thought it would be fun to look at the past of the Mummy in Universal form. I recently acquired the Blu-ray set of old Universal Mummy films from the black and…

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An Electric Meditation 

An Electric Meditation 

I’ve always had a personal connection to electricity, electric currents, and lightning itself. It’s fascinated me ever since I was a child and I always felt at my best when I was around it especially during a thunder and lightning storm. As I’ve grown up in to an adult, that fascination / attraction has not waned especially as I’ve come to learn more about it. In a way, we as human beings are all electric and we all contain many…

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The Year of the Doctor: The Tenth Doctor

The Year of the Doctor: The Tenth Doctor

And now we come to easily the most popular New Series Doctor and probably the most widely known behind Tom Baker. If the Ninth Doctor gave the New Series the foundation it needed to succeed, then his successor would need to be strong and memorable to ensure that people wouldn’t lose interest in the show once Eccleston left. And that’s exactly what would happen as a younger, fresher, and more energetic Doctor was introduced to the fandom that would have…

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Horror Movie Month: “Session 9” (2001)

Horror Movie Month: “Session 9” (2001)

Let’s step back a decade or so to the year 2001. At a time when horror films were focusing much more on extreme shock value or found footage with the popularity and success of such films such as “The Blair Witch Project”, a little film came out in the first year of the new millennium that wasn’t an overall commercial success but has since achieved popularity and status as a cult film in its own right. It’s one that a…

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