Category: documentaries

Never Sleep Again (The Nightmare, 2015)

Never Sleep Again is focused on the condition known as Sleep Paralysis.  People afflicted by it describe the terrifying experience of being visited by specters while being unable to move. Some reference aliens, others demons and some, simply dark and ominous men. It is… Continue Reading “Never Sleep Again (The Nightmare, 2015)”

The Viral Legend of Wrinkles the Clown (Wrinkles the Clown, 2019)

In 2015, videos of a creepy clown called Wrinkles emerging from beneath a child’s bed went viral, followed by various sightings and then stickers inviting parents to call  Wrinkles to scare naughty children. This documentary focuses on the phenomenon from both the perspective of… Continue Reading “The Viral Legend of Wrinkles the Clown (Wrinkles the Clown, 2019)”

Black Fears (Horror Noire, 2019)

When you think of horror, it can often seem like people of color don’t exist. The Universal classics were devoid of black people. And even when they were present, they were violent savages (1933’s King Kong). But Horror Noire looks deeper into the presence… Continue Reading “Black Fears (Horror Noire, 2019)”

A Dangerous Influence (Won’t You Be My Neighbor, 2018)

By the time I was watching Mister Roger’s Neighborhood had been going on for over ten years. And I was one of the thousands of kids in America who grew up with the kindly neighbor and his land of imagination…Daniel the Tiger, King Friday… Continue Reading “A Dangerous Influence (Won’t You Be My Neighbor, 2018)”

Vulgar Display of Power Pt 6 (The Devil and Father Amorth, 2017)

Father Amorath was one of the Vatican’s most prominent Exorcists, in fact, he was the Exorcist in Chief.  William Friedkin, the director of the original the Exorcist presents one of his final exorcisms in the film. Friedkin notes that at the time of the… Continue Reading “Vulgar Display of Power Pt 6 (The Devil and Father Amorth, 2017)”

The Past, Present and Future of the DC Cinematic Universe Part 3

Welcome to Part three, where I continue my discussion of Man of Steel and begin talking about  Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Art of Rebellion (Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD, 2014)

For Americans, the character they probably most recognized from the British comic book series 2000AD is Judge Dredd.  But 2000AD actually had a whole host of characters spawned from its weekly pages.  Almost all of them every bit as violent and over the top… Continue Reading “The Art of Rebellion (Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD, 2014)”

Bob vs Bill (Batman and Bill, 2017)

Everybody knows Batman.  And most people know who Bob Kane is.  He is the creator of Batman.  Every Batman comic book tells you this.  Right there in print.  “Batman Created by Bob Kane”.  Bob vehemently defended this idea that Batman was his creation and… Continue Reading “Bob vs Bill (Batman and Bill, 2017)”

It’s All About Image (The Image Revolution, 2016)

“We broke Batman’s back.  We killed Superman.” – Rob Liefeld The 90’s were an amazing time for comic books.  It was the highlight of the speculator market, it was all about foil covers, and pouches.  Characters with hundreds of pouches.  In the early 90’s… Continue Reading “It’s All About Image (The Image Revolution, 2016)”

The Not So Fantastic Four (Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four, 2016)

You may think that there have been three Fantastic Four films.  There were the two Tim Story film with Jessica Alba and Chris Evans…and the 2015 film with Miles Teller and Kate Mara.  But there are tales of a first film, never seen by… Continue Reading “The Not So Fantastic Four (Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four, 2016)”