Mansions of Madness Second Edition Review

I love Lovecraft.  If there was an atomic moment in my love for horror, it can be found in my first readings of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft.  I specify first, because I have indeed read them multiple times.  Reading those tales as a youth I was carried away by the overwhelming sense of the… Read More

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) review

Look, man: this is a Hammer flick – can you dig it?  Eschewing the default period piece setting for its classic horror monster pictures, Hammer decided to pull Dracula and his most famous nemesis (well, his nemesis’ ancestor, anyway) into hip, bacchanal, grooving 70s London.  While this film is commonly considered a lesser Hammer film,… Read More

Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) review

“Do I believe in the Candyman?  I believe in the myth.” Candyman rocks.  It’s a classic, through and through.  Fine storytelling, depth, great acting, and a stunning score.  It was well received by critics and audiences alike, and made some good bank at the theatre.  A sequel was inevitable.  Unfortunately. Candyman 2 should have been… Read More

New Game Quick Look: Doom (2016)

The original Doom carries about as much weight as it’s possible for a game to carry.  Uttering its name conjures up raging MIDI metal, the groans and growls of the undead, chainsaws and shotguns, and cyber horror demons.  It’s as important as any game, and it’s inspired decades of new maps, mods, countless imitators, and… Read More