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Cruise to Launch Universal Monster-verse with The Mummy

Cruise to Launch Universal Monster-verse with The Mummy
Universal Pictures will finally get their wish with a shared universe for their iconic monsters and it all kicks off this summer.   It's been a long time coming and quite a few false dawns, but Universal Pictures will finally get their wish. This summer will see the launch of their very own "monster-verse" with the release of The Mummy. Briging all the Universal monsters together in a shared universe has often been seen as a mission impossible, so surely if anyone was going to lead a successful charge for Universal it would be Tom Cruise.  Cruise will play Nick Morton and will be a pivotal character in the universe moving forward. The story is set in the present day, a departure from the traditional period setting for most Mummy iterations.                     The Mummy will also introduce audiences to Dr.Jekyll played by...
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Do you love monsters?

Do you love monsters?
Is there anything better than monsters? I mean not just scary monsters, either. Aliens and Hellraiser are great and all, but I love monsters of all types. I love monsters in Adventure Time as much as I love them in Lord of the Rings. Monsters have penetrated every corner of entertainment, and they are the perfect literary device to talk about everything from racism to the dangers of nuclear war and to do it in a way that isn't preachy or heavy-handed. The subtle genius of Godzilla is that it got me thinking and talking about nuclear war, even when I was too young to understand what nuclear war even meant. Studying monsters in literature and movies is also a great way to find out what people worried about throughout the ages. Take Aliens. You might consider Aliens one of the greatest horror sci-fi movies of all time, but it was...
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November's Nerdy Gift Guide

November's Nerdy Gift Guide
  As you may know, the holiday season is just around the corner! So, if you're stressing over what to get that special nerd in your life, then stress no more. Here's a list of AFFORDABLE gift ideas for all your nerdy needs. Comic books, fantasy, science, tech, sci-fi, gaming, anime/manga, horror and everything in between. So here we go, November's Nerdy Gift Guide, Holiday Edition! 14. FreezerBoyâ„¢ Dry Erase Whiteboard Refrigerator Magnets:                                                                                   Make your refrigerator look like your favorite 80's handheld console with the FreezerBoy magnet set! Available for fridges of all sizes, this magnet set transforms your kitchen into a vintage geek shrine. Give a few taps on...
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Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie?

Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie?
Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie? Do creepy clowns freak you out? How about just plain haunting face paint that rubs you the wrong way? Well I think we all had to do a double take after the Gacy years, but for the meantime we thought we'd give you a nice little selection to choose from. Now my disclaimer on this list is ...
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Frightening Fictions: Lore Podcast Review

Frightening Fictions: Lore Podcast Review
Journalists are widely speculating that we live in the "Golden Age" of podcasts, ushered in by the success of podcasts like Serial or Invisibilia. As a former English major, podcasts tap into the deep satisfaction that comes from the feeling of participatory storytelling, harkening back to the radio dramas of the early to mid 1900's. While we all h...
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