Happy 30th Birthday “Labyrinth”

On June 27th, 1986 the film Labyrinth was first released in the USA, but it would be another five months before it came out in Britain (November 28th, 1986). To celebrate three decades of one of the best fantasy movies ever made, here are five things that you might not have known about Labyrinth.

David Bowie & Genre Film

For sometime it seemed like David Bowie could not age, that he was indeed an immortal vampire of sorts, but last night he lost his private fight with cancer. Bowie’s body may be dead, however, his work that spans six decades had already elevated him to immortality. Amongst these works were several unforgettable film roles in the genres […]

Labyrinth Memories

Remember that crazy time that we built a labyrinth? For some it was a huge amount of fun to get lost in the life size maze that was built indoors. For some it has faded into the stuff of legends, and for some it is a memory that has been locked deep down with all […]

Labyrinth’s Emotionally Abusive Goblin King (Pt.2)

Part Two of our analysis of Labyrinth‘s Jareth . . . click here for Part One. Given the power dynamic, and Jareth’s demeanor, his treatment of Sarah is akin to that of a narcissistic emotional abuser. From their very first encounter Jareth employs a variety of abusive techniques in order to control Sarah. Three primary red flags for an unhealthy […]

Sunday Summary – February 1st, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, January 26th, Australia rebelled over rum, the Weird Review reported on Pirates and Wenches, we revealed the list of Registered Airships for the 2015 Symposium Games, and this week saw the start of the Nerd’s Domain Call of Cthulhu podcast joining the Pandora Society.   Tuesday, January 27th, Edison patents his lightbulb design, the Symposium […]

Labyrinth’s Emotionally Abusive Goblin King (Pt.1)

Despite being a box office failure in 1986, only reclaiming half of the $25 million that it cost to make, the film Labyrinth holds a priceless place in the hearts of so many geeks and nerds. Jim Henson’s puppets are amazing, Brian Froud’s concept art is fantastic, Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly) leads us upon an unforgettable […]

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