The Greatest Horror Anthology Film Segments of All Time

The Greatest Horror Anthology Film Segments of All Time

31 Days of Horror

Popular in the 1960s and early 1970s with more rare appearances in the 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s, the anthology-style horror film has made a solid resurgence in recent years with such portmanteau…

Sketchy Episode 142 – ‘The Book of Life’

Sketchy Episode 142 – ‘The Book of Life’

This week, we discuss “The Book of Life,” the Guillermo Del Toro production that centers around the Mexican holiday “The Day of the Dead.” Enjoy! Listen on iTunes! Songs Petition by Tennis Follow Sketchy…

Constantine, Ep. 1.01, “Non Est Asylum”: Exposition-heavy pilot has charismatic lead

Constantine, Ep. 1.01, “Non Est Asylum”: Exposition-heavy pilot has charismatic lead

The opening shot of Constantine is quite rich. It's a medium shot, straight ahead of the Ravenscar Secure Facility. This is the mental asylum that John Constantine (Matt Ryan) turns himself in to…

‘Big Hero 6′ a compelling futuristic adventure comedy with surprising deftness

‘Big Hero 6′ a compelling futuristic adventure comedy with surprising deftness

Tokyo International Film Festival

Loosely inspired by an obscure series of Marvel comics, Disney's Big Hero 6 is here to firmly shut the door on Let It Go's last dying breath with an unlikely origin story that…


‘Big Hero 6′ a compelling futuristic adventure comedy with surprising deftness

‘Big Hero 6′ a compelling futuristic adventure comedy with surprising deftness

Tokyo International Film Festival

Loosely inspired by an obscure series of Marvel comics, Disney's Big Hero 6 is here to firmly shut the door on Let It Go's last dying breath with an unlikely origin story that…

Bigfoot Saturdays: ‘Night of the Demon’ is Glorious Schlock Incarnate

Bigfoot Saturdays: ‘Night of the Demon’ is Glorious Schlock Incarnate

31 Days of Horror

[Continued from Part 3] Take four, the final take of why I wanted to write about Bigfoot: Bigfoot is fun. I like dissecting movies. That is, after all, why I spend countless hours…

‘Low Down’ hits some off notes but thrives on actors and style

‘Low Down’ hits some off notes but thrives on actors and style

Jazz can be vivacious and alive, but it can also get down real low. It becomes reserved, intimate, raw and wholly adult. Bebop demands a refined ear and a patient listener, and good…

Foreign Horror Fridays: ‘Mother Joan of the Angels’ a Cartesian tale of possession

Foreign Horror Fridays: ‘Mother Joan of the Angels’ a Cartesian tale of possession

Tales of possession run deep through any religious or formerly religious society. They may act as a primitive explanation for madness, a cultural example of the physical manifestation of evil, or, on some…


Television that Home Video Forgot: Point Pleasant (2005)

Television that Home Video Forgot: Point Pleasant (2005)

In the spirit of Sound on Sight’s 31 Days of Horror, I decided to select some horror-related forgotten television. This series fits into the genre of supernatural horror series, being described upon its…

Reign, Ep. 2.04: “The Lamb and the Slaughter” takes some surprising turns

Reign, Ep. 2.04: “The Lamb and the Slaughter” takes some surprising turns

Rather than shirking the long-term trauma of it all, "The Lamb and the Slaughter" confidently shows what a thing like the plague does to the characters in this series.…

Constantine, Ep. 1.01, “Non Est Asylum”: Exposition-heavy pilot has charismatic lead

Constantine, Ep. 1.01, “Non Est Asylum”: Exposition-heavy pilot has charismatic lead

The opening shot of Constantine is quite rich. It's a medium shot, straight ahead of the Ravenscar Secure Facility. This is the mental asylum that John Constantine (Matt Ryan) turns himself in to…

Twin Peaks, Ep. 1.01: “Northwest Passage” is brilliant world-building, wrapped in plastic

Twin Peaks, Ep. 1.01: “Northwest Passage” is brilliant world-building, wrapped in plastic

In the nearly 25 years since Twin Peaks debuted on ABC, the show has achieved an almost mythic status in the canon of television. Not only has it influenced a legion of other…


CIFF 2014: ‘The Alley Cat’ is an existential drama on the dreamy streets of Chicago

CIFF 2014: ‘The Alley Cat’ is an existential drama on the dreamy streets of Chicago

The bicycle is by far the most existential vehicular choice when making a road film about a character in a state of mental cross roads. Unlike the car, the bike is solely powered…

LFF 2014: ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’ is wild and creepy

LFF 2014: ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’ is wild and creepy

BFI London Film Festival 2014

The rustic, lyrical sophomore feature of writer-director Josephine Decker, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely proves as slippery and elusive a film as its characters do to one another. A work of atmospheric dread…

CIFF: “Miss Julie” and “The Editor”

CIFF: “Miss Julie” and “The Editor”

Here are two films from the Chicago International Film Festival that couldn’t be more different. First is Miss Julie, based on the play of the same title by August Strindber, directed by Liv Ullmann…

Nelson Algren: The Man With the Golden Pen

Nelson Algren: The Man With the Golden Pen

Sitting in a stack of pulpy old crime novels and lascivious short stories of hookers, gangsters and freaks may be a diamond in the rough. The book is about a heroin addict named…


Sketchy Episode 142 – ‘The Book of Life’

Sketchy Episode 142 – ‘The Book of Life’

This week, we discuss “The Book of Life,” the Guillermo Del Toro production that centers around the Mexican holiday “The Day of the Dead.” Enjoy! Listen on iTunes! Songs Petition by Tennis Follow Sketchy…

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 4 – Starring Amar’e Stoudemire as Batman

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 4 – Starring Amar’e Stoudemire as Batman

In an NBA and The CW-heavy episode of The Mid-Season Replacements, Randy and Sean talk all sorts of fun stuff, like Arrow, The Legend of Korra, and what NBA players would be great…

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 55: “Strangers”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 55: “Strangers”

After last week’s action extravaganza, “Strangers” is unsurprisingly a much quieter episode of The Walking Dead. Written by comic creator Robert Kirkman, “Strangers” follows the entire group traveling side by side, and introduces us to a…

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a…


Monster Mashup: Superman vs. Dracula

Monster Mashup: Superman vs. Dracula

When Dracula Bid "Good Evening" to the Daily Planet Crew

Unlike Marvel, with its successful Tomb of Dracula series, DC never integrated a specific iteration of Dracula into their superhero universe. However, once the loosening of the Comics Code allowed for them, vampires…

Ed Brubaker Reinvents Catwoman as an Anti-Hero and Champion of the Oppressed

Ed Brubaker Reinvents Catwoman as an Anti-Hero and Champion of the Oppressed

Ed Brubaker Month

Catwoman #1-4 (2002) Written by Ed Brubaker Pencilled by Darwyn Cooke Inked by Mike Allred Colors by Matt Hollingsworth Published by DC Comics In “Anodyne”, the opening storyline of the long running third volume…

‘Five Ghosts’ #13 Brings Out The Monsters

‘Five Ghosts’ #13 Brings Out The Monsters

Five Ghosts #13 Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Art: Chris Mooneyham Colors: Lauren Affe Publisher: Image Comics The Archer. The Wizard. The Detective. The Samurai. The Vampire. If you were to add ‘walked into…

Memetic #1 Offers The Meme That Won

Memetic #1 Offers The Meme That Won

You are reading this review on a laptop, smartphone, tablet... some sort of personal computing device. How did you get here? What else is dancing, pulsing on the outer rim of this review…


‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 2: Beyond Good and Evil (and creative control)

‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 2: Beyond Good and Evil (and creative control)

As mentioned in the first part of this series, Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille Zur Macht had debuted to middling sales in spite of its high critical acclaim. Unfortunately, this lead to interference…

Destiny: One Month Later

Destiny: One Month Later

It has been over a month since the release of Destiny and much has changed since Bungie's latest released. Several events have come and gone, particular weapons have risen to fame and…

What we know about Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ so far

What we know about Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ so far

Telltale Games has managed to make a pretty big name for itself over the last few years. By focusing heavily on plot and character development in an industry that too often leaves these…

‘Silent Hill’ takes horror gaming to the next level

‘Silent Hill’ takes horror gaming to the next level

DIgital Creepshow

Resident Evil was the first horror game I ever played. I still remember going into town and picking it up at a video game shop. It was rated as a "15" over here…


The Greatest Horror Anthology Film Segments of All Time

The Greatest Horror Anthology Film Segments of All Time

31 Days of Horror

Popular in the 1960s and early 1970s with more rare appearances in the 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s, the anthology-style horror film has made a solid resurgence in recent years with such portmanteau…

40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 4: 10-1

40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 4: 10-1

Movies 10-1 10. Videodrome (1983) directed by David Cronenberg In David Cronenberg’s world, sex hurts so good; it’s innately disgusting and primeval but at the same time beautiful and becoming. (Kind of like…

Fear When You’re At Rest – ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master’

Fear When You’re At Rest – ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master’

31 Days of Horror

The first death of the fourth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise is one of the scariest for me personally because I have an irrational fear of cars. Kincaid, one of…

5 Horror Films Too Disturbing To Watch Again

5 Horror Films Too Disturbing To Watch Again

31 Days of Horror

** Spoilers ahead ** I am not a horror film fan. I appreciate the genre but considering that my over-amped imagination will turn a sight of a little girl with long hair in…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: 'Frank' and 'We Are The Best'

This week on Sound On Sight, Simon and Ricky discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, a film with a striking performance from…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the ‘Sin City’ Franchise

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the 'Sin City' Franchise

When Sin City was released, it was a remarkable achievement – a comic book adaptation that didn’t look or feel…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #35: New York Comic Con 2014

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #35: New York Comic Con 2014

We’re back from this years New York Comic Con, the biggest mass media and geek culture conglomeration on the East…

Televerse

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 55: “Strangers”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 55: “Strangers"

After last week’s action extravaganza, “Strangers” is unsurprisingly a much quieter episode of The Walking Dead. Written by comic creator Robert Kirkman, “Strangers”…

Open Source

Open Source #8: How Important Is Resolution?

Open Source #8: How Important Is Resolution?

Ubisoft are in the spotlight once again this week as the Open Source crew discuss Assassin Creed: Unity in all…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 142 – ‘The Book of Life’

Sketchy Episode 142 - 'The Book of Life'

This week, we discuss “The Book of Life,” the Guillermo Del Toro production that centers around the Mexican holiday “The…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: “The Children”

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 55: “Strangers”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 55: “Strangers"

After last week’s action extravaganza, “Strangers” is unsurprisingly a much quieter episode of The Walking Dead. Written by comic creator Robert Kirkman, “Strangers”…

Darkness Becomes You Podcast

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

True Detective is many things – a beautifully poised, slow and ominous work of a mature, sure-handed director, and a show…