V – The Series (1984) – The Overlord, and The Dissident

While Julie (Faye Grant) confronts allegations of treason, Donovan (Marc Singer), Elias (Micheal Wright) and Tyler (Micheal Ironside) could be walking into a trap when they agree to help a small mining town take on some Visitor backed villains. The Overlord was written by David Abramowitz, and first aired on 30 November, 1984. The town…

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) – Robert Rodriguez

The solid team of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino paired up for the first time with From Dusk Til Dawn the next stop in the vampire section of Monsters in the Movies, the wonderful coffee table tome from DK Canada. Featuring an all star cast, as well as being stacked with cult favorites, the film…

Toronto After Dark: The Diabolical (2015) – Alistair Legrand

  Ali Larter took center screen at the 10th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival last night in this spin on the haunted house tale, that to my way of thinking could have been a tad longer to expand on the mythology and story that the film wanted to introduce and play with, because otherwise,…

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) – Scott Derrickson

  The next title up for my perusal in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book is The Day The Earth Stood Still, I’d previously reviewed the 1951 classic here, so now it was time to take on the remake. And sadly, the updated version would rather focus on visual effects rather than the characters or story or…

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 act,…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011) – Ransom Riggs

I’d been looking at this book for a while before I actually finally broke and purchased it. I flew through it, this one was totally engaging, and I loved every minute of it. It combines a fun, time-travelling adventure story, some creepy characters, and some vintage photographs. When things take a turn for the tragic…

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

When I first saw this title pop up in my Netflix queue, I was a little dubious, how could a genre-bending Rodriguez/Tarantino film that ran shorter than two hours be expanded out into a 10 episode series, and would it be a stand alone season, or the beginning of all new adventures for the Gecko…