The Thing

Creating something new from the old: How Stranger Things shines in a world of remakes and sequels

Creating something new from the old:  How Stranger Things shines in a world of remakes and sequels

We're entering a new era of streamed content, and if STRANGER THINGS is any representation, I am looking forward to what comes next.

MonsterVisions of My Youth

MonsterVisions of My Youth

The real cornerstone of my youth was TNT’s MonsterVision, hosted by the brilliant Joe Bob Briggs (as portrayed by John Bloom.) He sat in front of a trailer set in a lawn chair and introduced that night's line up of films, which could be anything from an all-night FRIDAY THE 13TH marathon, to a John Carpenter double feature to a George Romero-themed lineup to even classics accepted by the public at large. He added such a sense of fun to watching these films, and obviously took a great sense of pride in hosting this series. 

VAMPIRE TROPES IN SCIENCE FICTION

VAMPIRE TROPES IN SCIENCE FICTION

When you think about it, the idea of a sentient “boogy-thing” running around and feeding off of you and your loved ones is so deeply rooted in our collective unconscious to manifest itself in one way or another is actually pretty amazing.

The SciFi Timeline: Part 2

The SciFi Timeline: Part 2

"It’s much harder to pinpoint the prominent works of the last hundred years, and much easier to argue them."