Now Fear This: Hellboun...

Clive Barker, early advocate of acupuncture. Whenever any halfway decent sequel comes out, critics bust out the boilerplate and claim that it’s better than the original. Yet if you wait a year, talk to actual fans, the number of films where this is actually true drops off sharply. Only...

Liner Notes: The Last S...

Tentacles! Tentacles everywhere! Between this blog and my feature over at Fanboy, I think I’ve come out as an avid roleplaying gamer at least half a dozen times. For some reason, it still feels like this weird, shameful secret. Probably because it sort of was back before the internet...

Yakmala: Barbarian Quee...

Not quite sure where the extra barbarian came from. I first became aware of Barbarian Queen in the distant days before Yakmala when I went to a friend’s house for a bad movie night. Remember when I complained about all the rapeyness in Deathstalker? Well, this one is so bad, my friend...

Lifetime Theater: Amand...

Like the majority of the civilized world, I spent the latter half of last year listening to Serial. While I can’t call my interest an obsession — a friend of mine has taken that term and now holds it in a death grip she will never release it from — I was enthralled by the...