Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Why do I do…. This? Why do any you do this? Maybe it is something to do with leaving a legacy and this is the funny way we’ve decided to go about that. A legacy…. I’m told it’s “planting seeds in a garden you don’t get to see” and maybe this blog and your blog … Continue reading Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Under the Silver Lake (Part 2)

The Music Man The most captivating scene of the entire movie is when Sam goes and confronts the song writer of Jesus and the Brides of Dracula song “Turning Teeth”. The soundtrack creates such a captivating soundscape to the film and there’s fascinating aspects to consider if you are willing to dive in. Especially with … Continue reading Under the Silver Lake (Part 2)

Under the Silver Lake (Part 1)

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But what exactly fosters fear? Unexplained creatures of the night, devious psychos lurking invading our quaint neighborhoods? What about ignorance, an ignorance that fosters paranoia? What if what we should fear is what we find in ourselves? Our own ineptitude, imperfections, and ill-conceived notions about … Continue reading Under the Silver Lake (Part 1)

Horror Stories That Are Really Weird…

Sometimes the horrible things we find to be so terrible, is what we can't comprehend. Here's a few tales that I feel safe in calling... weird. Good Country People O’Connor, Flannery. “Good Country People.” Dark Descent, by David G. Hartwell,Grafton Books, 1992, pp. 576-590. Good Country People centers around Joy and how through an encounter … Continue reading Horror Stories That Are Really Weird…

A Musical Journey Through the Works of H.P. Lovecraft

I like how in recent years there's been a lot of snafus over who should and shouldn't get a statue. I mean I will always preserve my judgement because I wasn't alive to know the truth behind the legacy of Robert E. Lee or Kate Smith so I don't know what's revisionist history glorifying sentiments … Continue reading A Musical Journey Through the Works of H.P. Lovecraft

Spooky Stories About Spooky Women

Rappaccini's Daughter https://tenor.com/view/stinky-bad-breath-breath-spoon-spongebob-squarepants-gif-4550340 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “Rappaccini’s.” The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural, edited by Martin H Greenberg, Arbor House Pub Co, 1981, pp. 32–61. Synopsis: Rappaccini’s Daughter centers around one man’s pursuit for Faustian knowledge and the devastation it causes. Giovanni begins to study medicine in Padua when he discovers a doctor who … Continue reading Spooky Stories About Spooky Women

Ready Up For A Bit of the Ultra ‘Violence Voyager’

Have you ever laid your eyes on something so strange and repulsive that it makes your skin crawl a bit? For me that was my initial reaction to when I first gazed upon this “thing” from Ujicha’s Violence Voyager. This odd-looking fetus Golem with some boom box shaped head and the eyes of a salted … Continue reading Ready Up For A Bit of the Ultra ‘Violence Voyager’

Spooky Tales of Supernatural Horrors

Drifting Snow Derleth, August. “Drifting Snow.” The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, by Alan Ryan, Penguin, 1989, pp. 311-321. Synopsis: Derleth’s The Drifting Snow shows a haunting ordeal of being faced with the unknown and trying to remain ignorant of it. Derleth opens with Aunt Mary scolding Clodetta that the window is to remain undrawn. Her … Continue reading Spooky Tales of Supernatural Horrors

Vampire Tales That Will Leave You Spooked!

The Vampyre Them Twilight Vampires have nothing on my Danny DeVito looking guy, now that's a good looking vamp. Polidori, John “The Vampyre.” The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, by Alan Ryan, Penguin, 1989, pp. 7-24. Synopsis: John Polidori’s romantic fiction, The Vampyre produces a hellish creature meant to highlight the folly of human mortality. The … Continue reading Vampire Tales That Will Leave You Spooked!

The Mind is a Spooky Place

Jackson, Shirley. “The Beautiful Stranger” Dark Descent, by David G. Hartwell, Grafton Books, 1992, pp. 874-879. Synopsis: When Margaret life is intruded upon by a “beautiful stranger” posing as her husband does she discover how unfortunate her life used to be and still is. John’s wife Margaret and children, Smalljohn and infant daughter wait at the … Continue reading The Mind is a Spooky Place

All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 3)

The Cat’s Car I love the cat! I love her refined personality, so it makes so much sense she’s in this antique store. I love that the cat is given some conflicted morality that she is helping the conductor only out of fear and that the cat is cunning enough to devise a solid plan … Continue reading All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 3)

All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 2)

The Corgi Car This is the pilot episode, showing the show can mix humor with Holy shit what is that! The Corgi Kingdom is a nice quirky stop in the train while also introducing a terrifying robot that looks like a Studio Ghibli antagonist. This episode introduces Atticus who is the deep voiced regal Corgi … Continue reading All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 2)

All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – Every Episode Review (Part 1)

Given that the previous mini-series experiment of Cartoon Network in Over the Garden Wall became something that tickles a soft spot in my heart. A show that I’d consider to be one of my favorite animated series; you know I was certainly interested in another mini-series. Following with another simple frame structure narrative and a … Continue reading All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – Every Episode Review (Part 1)

Return to the Carnival of Souls [31 Spooks of October]

I considered this lost media... but here we are. I made a video a while ago on the cult classic, public domain, spooky horror flick Carnivals of Souls. I had fun making it but ended up finding it a conceptually large review, and didn't enjoy it enough to edit the planned multiple videos for it.... … Continue reading Return to the Carnival of Souls [31 Spooks of October]

What is “Don’t Watch This”? ( Netflix Review)

In the spirit of Halloween I decided to check out the Netflix "series" titled Don't Watch This and every review I've seen of it makes the same joke how the title really represents the show well. To me, Don't Watch This is quite possibly the most bafflingly incompetent show I've ever seen. So Don't Watch … Continue reading What is “Don’t Watch This”? ( Netflix Review)

Missing Halloween – 31 SPOOKS of October FINALE ( HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

We finally made it Halloween everyone, the spookiest day of the year. To celebrate the occasion, I just don’t have final animation, but arguably one of the best, that from the very beginning I knew was going to be in the 31 Spooks, was arguable one of the convincing few that convinced me to make … Continue reading Missing Halloween – 31 SPOOKS of October FINALE ( HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)