30 Days of Night (2007) – David Slade

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Steven Niles and Ben Templesmith, 30 Days of Night, is a fun, and bloody film that is the next vampire flick to come up in John Landis’ Monsters In The Movies, available from DK Canada. Barrow, Alaska, is a remote and isolated Alaskan town. Every…

Watchmen (2009) – Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder who is always great with visual images, but not the strongest director when it comes to story, takes on Alan Moore’s epic iconic graphic novel, the next stop in the Sci-Fi Chronicles. Visually, the film tends to be very faithful to the original panels, of the comic book, capturing an alternate 1980s filled…

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) – Stephen Norrington

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles plunges us into the world of Alan Moore’s graphic novels with this film adaptation of his work directed by Stephen Norrington, which suffers from a bit of a haphazard script that hinted at great potential, and just failed horribly to have it pay off. It’s a great idea (mostly), using characters…

Books of Blood: Volume 1 – 3 (1984 – 1986) – Clive Barker

  There are few authors that can get under my skin with their stories and nightmare imagery. In fact there is only one, Clive Barker. With the imminent arrival of The Scarlet Gospels in May, I thought I would throw some of his books back into my reading cycle, and what better place to start…

Hollow City (2014) – Ransom Riggs

  The adventure that began in Miss Peregrine’s  Home for Peculiar Children continues in this next installment, and let me say, and this one, the second book of the trilogy (or at least I think it’s a trilogy) is very much the Empire Strikes Back of the series. In that you know it’s the middle…

The Graveyard Book (2009) – Neil Gaiman

  I dug into yet another Gaiman novel, having enjoyed the brief excerpt in his short story collection M is for Magic, I jumped into this one. There is something about the way he writes, that just makes it feel like a Victorian fairy tale, it’s just the way they feel when I read his…

300 (2006) – Zack Snyder

  The 101 Action Movies brings me the chance to sit down and rewatch Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic 300.  Based loosely on an original final brave stand of King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) with 300 of his Spartan soldiers against the legions of forces brought to bear on them by the Persian King…

Akira (1988) – Katsuhiro Otomo

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings to my screen one of the greatest Japanimation films ever made, written and directed by the same man who wrote the original graphic novel, Katsuhiro Otomo – Akira. It’s epic, sweeping and massive, balancing drama, action, and humor in equal turns, and the action is amazing. I hope they never…

The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (2012) – Justin Paul Ritter

Releasing today on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment is this spooky, violent and enjoyable CG-animated feature based on the Dynamite Entertainment graphic novel. I came into the film unfamiliar with the original comic but intrigued by the idea, a zombie, John Romero (Michael Villar) becomes self-aware, urged back to reality even as he…