The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll aka House of Fright aka Jekyll’s Inferno (1961)

So, I don’t really have too much to add to what I’ve already said about this film (as originally posted at Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities), save only that this film is oddly relevant in 2019. This is especially true in light of internet meme culture, which promotes/illustrates ideas, archetypes, and descriptors such as “incel,”Continue reading “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll aka House of Fright aka Jekyll’s Inferno (1961)”

The Banana Splits Movie: The Weird Horror Adaption We Need Right Now?

For me, the Banana Splits have always been a thing of darkness. My first encounter with them was late at night in the late nineties, a time when Cartoon Network had neither Adult Swim nor the Toonami they have today. Instead, they ran a lot of old shows and one of those programs was TheContinue reading “The Banana Splits Movie: The Weird Horror Adaption We Need Right Now?”

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Summary: Young real estate agent Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) is sent by his boss Renfield (Roland Topor) to sell an old dilapidated house in Wismar (across from Harker’s own, as luck would have it) to a Transylvanian count named Dracula (Klaus Kinski).  Harker’s psychic wife Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) begs him not to go as sheContinue reading “Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)”

Maximum Carnage Inbound: The Spider-Man Franchise You Didn’t See

Part Two: The Road to Sinister Alliances, the Year 2099, & Carnage And now folks, we’re going to start getting into the nitty gritty of where Spider-Man, as played by actor Andrew Garfield, would’ve been headed as the lead of his own cinematic universe. It’s important to note that the pop culture trends I spokeContinue reading “Maximum Carnage Inbound: The Spider-Man Franchise You Didn’t See”

Revisiting DuckTales: “Ducky Horror Picture Show”

With the current DuckTales between seasons (and with the third season promising us an almost complete revisit of the Disney Afternoon block) it’s a prime time to take a look back at its predecessor from 1987. When it debuted, it brought with it comics, video games, toys, and even a movie whose relative failure causedContinue reading “Revisiting DuckTales: “Ducky Horror Picture Show””

Mikenificent’s Spooktacular Webcomic: Count Pikachu

Since we’re in the midst of a Fictosphere Spooktacular, I figured I’d dredge up my second webcomic story which is, coincidentally, horror themed! As you can see from the logo above, it concerns a vampirized Pikachu. Unlike my first webcomic, this one wasn’t a spin-off of anything and is honestly a lot better. There’s aContinue reading “Mikenificent’s Spooktacular Webcomic: Count Pikachu”

IT Chapter Two: The Jonathan Hortenz Review

Greetings, dear readers. Several days ago, I was contacted by those who run this site and told they were sending me a free ticket to see the “new scary clown movie” and so I prepared myself for a viewing of Joker which, I gather, is a film about the origins of a murderous clown whichContinue reading “IT Chapter Two: The Jonathan Hortenz Review”

Venom-iversary & the Spider-Man Franchise You Didn’t See

Part One: Success in Villainous Spin-Off & Bond vs. Spidey This past Saturday, October the 5th, marked the 1 year anniversary for the release of a little film some of you readers may or may not have heard of. Just a small indie picture. Grossed over 850 million dollars at the worldwide box-office, nothing fancy.Continue reading “Venom-iversary & the Spider-Man Franchise You Didn’t See”

Book & Film Review: Stephen King’s Needful Things

I am going to review Stephen King’s 1991 novel Needful Things and I shall review the 3-hour TV extended cut of the 1993 film (which criminally has not been released on any home media).  Get ready for a very long and meandering discussion.   I try to avoid the political with my articles, but there isContinue reading “Book & Film Review: Stephen King’s Needful Things”

King Lycaon of Arcadia and the Lykaia

Being that this is October, I felt it appropriate to post something I wrote back in 2009 concerning the mythological origins of werewolves.  Now, obviously, the Greek origin isn’t the only one that exists.  Like vampires, werewolf and shape-shifter myths exist in cultures from virtually all over the world.  However, being partially of Greek (and,Continue reading “King Lycaon of Arcadia and the Lykaia”