How Dead Are You?

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. –Benjamin Franklin There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead means you’re still partly alive. –The Princess Bride Every culture since the dawn of time has been fascinated by the dead. The Egyptians entombed them in huge, […]

In Salem Truth is Stranger than Fiction

The story of the witchcraft accusations, trials, and executions has captured the imagination of writers and artists in the centuries since the event took place in Salem, Massachusetts. Many of the literary interpretations have taken liberties with the facts of the historical episode in the name of literary and/or artistic license. Yet the facts of the events, and the investigations into the possible causes of the behavior of the girls who made the claims, are as compelling as any fictional narrative.

Movie Review: Frankenstein’s Monster (2013)

There are a lot of short Steampunk films out there, but the folks over at First Step Cinematics tried their hand at a full-length Steampunk adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale.

All Hallows Eve

Every year in America, starting in about July, the patriotic merchandise goes onto the clearance shelves, and the Halloween merchandise comes out to take its place. This merchandise is known by it’s traditional orange and black, and also by the stylized version of “scary” it presents to the public. Plastic ghouls, unconvincingly bloody knives, and […]

Matthew Solomon on his feature film ‘Chatter’ at Shriekfest 2015

October brings many things including Hollywood’s Shriekfest, one of the top horror, thriller, and science fiction film festivals.  This year one of the top competitors was Chatter, the creative work of writer/director/producer Matthew Solomon.  It is a paranormal film with most of the interaction occurring via chat sessions.  The concept for chatter originated when Mr. Solomon […]

‘Hell and Back’ Part 2 Cory Campodonico and the Pinnocchio Parallel

Hell and Back, a new feature film by producer Corey Campodonico, is in the theaters just in time to lift your Halloween spirits. Hell and Back is a stop motion film that would make Gumby and Pokey blush or run in terror. It promises to set a new standard in adult animation that will leave “Robot […]

‘Hell and Back’ Part 1: Horror, humor, and hints with Nick Swardson

Hell and Back is in the theaters and stars Nick Swardson as Remy. If you liked the dark beauty of “Nightmare Before Christmas” but thought it would be better with a demented Robot Chicken twist, you are going to love this movie.

Movie Review- The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Just in time for Halloween, check out this alternate, creepy origin story for some of your favorite fairy tales. The story opens with a young Wilhelm Grimm comforting his mother and ailing sister with the promise that his brother Jacob would return soon after selling the family cow. Jacob (who is erroneously portrayed in the […]

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