One of the highlights of my year was reading The Harvesting series by Melanie Karsak. This series of novels was a truly unique reading experience that begins with a global pandemic and quickly turns into a zombie apocalypse, but incorporates elements usually found in urban fantasies. I considered it something akin to a kitchen sink […]Read More Reading Sanctum #17
In the middle of the twentieth century, you fall off the brink of time! THE LOST WORLD (1960) is a fantasy/adventure/action film brought to us by 20th Century Fox and the great Irwin Allen. The movie is rather loosely based on the 1912 novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The plot involves exploring a lost plateau in […]Read More THE LOST WORLD
THE MAGNETIC MONSTER! “It’s hungry! It has to be fed constantly – or it will reach out its magnetic arm and grab at anything within its reach and kill it. It’s monstrous, Stewart, monstrous. It grows bigger and bigger!” THE MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953) is an American science fiction film independently made and produced by Ivan Tors […]Read More Geektoberfest: the magnetic monster
THEM! Kill one and two takes its place! THEM! (1954) Is an American science fiction/monster movie produced by David Weisbart and directed by Gordon Douglas. It stars James Whitmore, James Arness, Edmund Gwenn, and Joan Weldon. The film is based on a story by George Worthing Yates, which was developed into a screenplay by Ted Sherdeman, […]Read More Geektoberfest: THEM!
Reading Sanctum: Potpourri is one of our continuing features of quick cut book reviews to help you find some otherwise innocuous books that might have escaped your attention. As a huge library/book reader geek, I love sharing stories about the books I am reading. So if you love books like I love books, then you […]Read More Reading Sanctum: Potpourri #5
Over the past four weeks, I have attempted to give a thorough study of the zombie sub-genre of horror that spans from the 1930s to the 1980s. Regrettably, the 90s were really bad years for horror. Much of that time was spent in trying to revive old tropes, some successfully (Scream reviving the slasher in […]Read More Geektoberfest Year 2: The Cinematic History of the Zombie (Part V)
#7: King Kong (1933) This has to be one of the most well-known, iconic, and familiar movie monsters. How astounding that a giant ape would be able to cause such a stir that the echoes can still be heard today. In 1933, one would think the special effects would be amateurish, but just 4 years […]Read More Geektoberfest Day 18: My Top Ten “Classic” Horror Movies (Part II)
#5 : It (2017 and 2019) Almost all the movies on my list are before 2000. Only 28 Days Later and It, break that mold. In chapter one, Andy Muschetti grabbed a bunch of child actors that as an ensemble work perfectly. Only Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) was a familiar face at the time, and […]Read More Geektoberfest Day 5: My Top Ten Favorite Horror Movies (Part II)