Carnival of Souls (1962)

So, this film is a sort of Rorschach test as it is both quaintly absurd and deeply unsettling at the same time. The folks from Rifftrax have lampooned this film (for good reason), and The Criterion Collection has seen fit to include this film among the most important and influential in the world (for goodContinue reading “Carnival of Souls (1962)”

Cats: The Jonathan Hortenz Review

I was overjoyed this week when Mikenificent (I refuse to acknowledge his alleged lordship and the fact I refer to him by such a ridiculous name bruises my sanity) contacted me and told me he was sending me a ticket to see “that new movie everyone’s been talking about for months” because I assumed heContinue reading “Cats: The Jonathan Hortenz Review”

In Response to the Hubbub (Bub) Surrounding “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Here’s a review of Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi I wrote for Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities back around the time the movie was released. It’s extremely sarcastic (if you couldn’t tell), and addresses a number of issues I had with the film at the time–and still do to this day. Considering thisContinue reading “In Response to the Hubbub (Bub) Surrounding “Star Wars: The Last Jedi””

Spending Thanksgiving Eve with “Black Knight”

For many years, Black Knight has been looming over my Thanksgiving Eve for reasons discussed here but despite semi-annual threats to watch it this night I’ve only recently obtained the movie which makes this the first year I’m actually capable of delivering upon those threats. Threats which only truly center upon myself but which shallContinue reading “Spending Thanksgiving Eve with “Black Knight””

Overlooked & Underrated: The Loose Trilogy of The Terminator (1984), Terminator Salvation (2009), & Terminator Genisys (2015)

At the very beginning of this month, audiences witnessed a rather ironic/curious occurrence in the history of film franchises: a sequel’s subtitle describing the ultimate fate of its franchise as a whole. I’m speaking, of course, of Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), the sixth film in the Terminator Franchise, & to date the lowest grossing/most heavilyContinue reading “Overlooked & Underrated: The Loose Trilogy of The Terminator (1984), Terminator Salvation (2009), & Terminator Genisys (2015)”

H-Day 2008: The Complete Experience

Eleven years ago, the founders of this site had another one called the Meekrat Entertainment Group. The name was born of a misunderstanding of the animal’s name and this set the tone for what followed and served as a precursor to what would eventually become the Fictosphere. In 2008, Mikenificent (which is to say me)Continue reading “H-Day 2008: The Complete Experience”

Madhouse (1974)

I’ve had the pleasure of watching this film a few times since first writing this post–as originally featured at Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities–and I tend to like it more and more each time. But, I’ll let the review itself speak to why that is, and follow with a couple of additional comments after that.Continue reading “Madhouse (1974)”

Joker: The Jonathan Hortenz Review

My taskmasters at the Fictosphere have taken pity on me and sent me tickets to see Joker several weeks after its release. While this site has already reviewed it, they rightfully requested that a professional offer his more qualified opinion. I do find it somewhat limiting that my life is now controlled by a trioContinue reading “Joker: The Jonathan Hortenz Review”

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?”