Fear and Fascination: Part Three – Zombies

Please note: this post is the third entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the previous entries on ghosts and vampires, please click here and here. Introduction Zombie films have a special place in my heart because they combine an old Haitian bogeyman with a dose of humor and gooey special effects. … Continue Reading →


Magicus, Magike, Magush: A Brief Study in Magic(k)

A History of the Words Themselves: According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “magic” dates back to the 14th century, when it meant the “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces.” Sounds about right, eh?  The word has its roots in the Old French “magique,” the Late Latin “magice,” the Greek … Continue Reading →


My Love/Hate Relationship with Horror

I’m definitely in the minority among my friends when the subject of horror comes up. Generally when people ask me if I like horror, I answer with a simple no but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Truthfully it’s less about whether or not I like horror and more about how … Continue Reading →


Pinocchio, Show Me Your Strings!

  When I began my research for this post, I managed to dig out my worn copy of Turning Points in Film History by Andrew J. Rausch (a book I recommend, but one that was out of print and difficult to acquire when I purchased it for a college course … Continue Reading →


THE DOCTOR STRANGE TRAILER IS HERE.

And it’s beautiful. Three cheers for Tilda Swinton and Benedict Cumberbatch! And was that an American accent I heard? There has been some question as to whether they would make Strange American or English–perhaps both, as Doctor Strange will undoubtedly do whatever the heck he wants. Just in case we need to brush … Continue Reading →