Quantum Leap (1993) – Blood Moon and Return of the Evil Leaper

It’s 10 March, 1975 and Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself under a Blood Moon. Written by Tommy Thompson the episode first screened on 9 February,1993. As Nigel Corrington, Sam finds himself in the form of an eccentric artist who takes on a number of vampiric affectations, and who Al (Dean Stockwell) believes is the living…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – State of Decay

  The second tale in what is known as the E-Space trilogy finds the Doctor (Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward), Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) – though they don’t know he’s stowed away on the TARDIS yet – and K9 taking on vampires! This four part story was penned by Terrance Dicks, and originally ran from 22 November…

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) – Charles Barton

  The Frankenstein cycle in the Sci-Fi Chronicles books takes a quirky turn (and not for the last time) into comedy as the Monster tests out his comedy feet in this Universal classic that was my introduction to the original monsters. Costello’s brain is up for grabs as Wilbur (Costello) is watched over by Sandra…

House of Frankenstein (1944) – Erle C. Kenton

  Boris Karloff headlines in this classic Universal film as I continue my exploration of Frankenstein on film for Sci-Fi Chronicles. Karloff plays Dr. Gustav Niemann, who, alongside his hunchback companion Daniel (J. Carrol Naish) escape from prison. It seems they were imprisoned due to experiments that were similar to those conducted by  Frankenstein, and hey,…

Trailer Tracks: The Monster Squad (1987) – Fred Dekker

  Man, do I remember THIS movie, written by Shane Black, with creature effects by the legendary Stan Winston… Who wouldn’t want to be in a Monster Squad? And these kids get to take on Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, Wolfman, the Creature and the Mummy!!

Da Vinci’s Demons Season 1 – Blu-Ray

  Anchor Bay Canada was kind enough to send me a copy of the first season of Da Vinci’s Demons, which was released on September 3. I was a little behind, even with our peripheral coverage of TIFF. But no sooner did I start this series when I was completely hooked. From David S. Goyer,…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Say what you will about Keanu Reeves’ horrid English accent in this film, I like this film. I love the cast, and I like the way the text has been updated to make Dracula not only a tragic character, more or less, but weave this wonderful love story through the film. I was happy to…

Tim’s Halloween Movies

It’s Halloween! Always a fun time of year, and while I could sit here and give you my favorite scary movies, I thought perhaps I would just list 10 films that I really enjoy, in no particular order, ones that are good for a spooky movie night. These are movies that are fun to watch, or you…

The Invisible Man (1933)

We’re already into the talkies in the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list! What a film to start with! From the Universal vaults, who brought us the most reognized visions of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf-man, the also gave us this version of H.G. Well’s story of The Invisble Man. Claude Rains, who will always be Casablanca’s…

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)

The Dracula story is revisited again on the 101 Horror Movies To See Before You Die. This time, famed German director Werner Herzog retells the tale, using the template provided by  F.W. Murnau’s  version of the story from 1922 and Bram Stoker’s original novel. Taken over the creepy role, in make-up similar to that of…

Blacula (1972)

It’s been awhile since I had time to settle in and keep working through the 101 Horror Movies but I finally had time to settle back into the early 70s and watched the next one on my list – the blaxploitation  film Blacula. My first reaction when the opening credits started rolling was… Gordon Pinsent?…

Nosferatu (1922) & Dracula (1931)

A vampiric double feature was the order of the day yesterday, as I continue my way through 101 Horror Movies, which allowed my first full visit with Count Orlock in Nosferatu, and revisiting Lugosi in Dracula. Of the two, Nosferatu is the superior film, and quite possibly my favorite silent film to date, well second favorite,…