Monster of the Week: Mister Babadook (The Babadook) – 2014 | New 5th Edition Monster

“You can bring me the boy.“Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the 2014 Australian psychological horror The Babadook serves up a tense introspective look into how one woman deals with grief and its traumatic effects on the relationship with her only son. The film can be viewed through the lens of pure metaphor– as manyContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Mister Babadook (The Babadook) – 2014 | New 5th Edition Monster”

Tome of the Week: The Curses of the Ancient Dead (Cellar Dweller) – 1988 | New 5th Edition Wondrous Item

“He who has wisdom wonders not of the beast“An antediluvian tome of philosophical verses describing the nature of evil and the beast form it can take, The Curses of the Ancient Dead acts as a magical doorway through which a half-vampire, half-werewolf, full-demon can be conjured in Empire Picture’s quirky 1988 horror flick, Cellar Dweller. LitteredContinue reading “Tome of the Week: The Curses of the Ancient Dead (Cellar Dweller) – 1988 | New 5th Edition Wondrous Item”

Monster of the Week: Nightbeast (Nightbeast) – 1982 | New 5th Edition Monster

“Why don’t you just blow the thing’s head off, dad?“Nightbeast (1982) is not a good movie.Any horror fan who has heard of Don Dohler (R.I.P. 2006), knows the cult status of the b-movie director and his low-budget science-fiction/horror films. The stilted dialogue, cheesy special effects, near non-existent character-development, juvenile plots and uncomfortably long ‘romance’ scenesContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Nightbeast (Nightbeast) – 1982 | New 5th Edition Monster”

Tome of the Week: Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (Evil Dead Franchise) – ’80’s & ’90’s | New 5th Edition Artifact

“Klaatu barada nikto“The book that opens the doorway to the legions of hell throughout the Evil Dead franchise, the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is based on the literary grimoire of the same name (sans Ex-Mortis) made famous by its inventor, the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.Entirely fictional, the Necronomicon has appeared in countless works of fiction, always havingContinue reading “Tome of the Week: Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (Evil Dead Franchise) – ’80’s & ’90’s | New 5th Edition Artifact”

Monster of the Week: Reverser (Lily C.A.T.) – 1987 | New 5th Edition Monster

“Think of ways to live!“Practically beat-by-beat re-hashing of films like Alien and The Thing, the 1987 Anime Lily C.A.T. delivers a fairly formulaic science-fiction horror with a few twists here and there that keep it engaging enough to watch from start to finish. A 23rd century crew of interstellar planet surveyors awaken from a 20 yearContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Reverser (Lily C.A.T.) – 1987 | New 5th Edition Monster”