Star Trek: Voyager (1998) – Waking Moments, and Message in a Bottle

Captain’s log: stardate 51471.3 Andre Bormanis (who serves as the science consultant for both Voyager and Deep Space Nine) pens this episode that first aired on 14 January, 1998. The crew of the Voyager all seem to be suffering from night terrors, and all of them feature the exact same alien (Mark Colson) . Of…

Watch “The Mind Reels with John Saxon” on YouTube

Fan Expo continued gloriously yesterday, and it got under way with a photo call for some of the guests. A photo call that Sue and I were lucky enough to be invited to. And we were delighted to be able to chat with some amazing folks, including the legendary John Saxon. Click the link below…

Fan Expo 2014

It’s that time of year! Geekery abounds, the stars show up, costumes come out and there is a lot of fun to be had. Sprawling across both buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Fan Expo has grown and this is a big year, as many previous and beloved guests are coming back for more!…

Nashville (1975) – Robert Altman

Altman films always seem to be an experience to get through, so I was curious how I would do when I sat down to view this one as a follow-up title to Rules of the Game, from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Altman has a knack for overlapping dialogue, weaving a…

Trailer Tracks: Nightmare On Elm Street – Wes Craven

As a teenager, my brother, our friend and I, suddenly got into horror movies, and we began renting them on VHS and watching them together pretty much every week.  Some were gross, many were cheesy, several were scary as hell, and all of them were good fun.  While it was the 3rd film in this…

The Driver (1978) – Walter Hill

Long before Jason Statham was doing much the same thing in The Transporter, Walter Hill wrote and directed this action flick that is the next entry on the 101 Action Movies list. Ryan O’Neal plays The Driver and seems to be trying to do his best Steve McQueen, which isn’t surprising because apparently the film…

Shadow People (2012) – Matthew Arnold

This week, Anchor Bay unveils this paranormal thriller on blu-ray and DVD, and I was really intrigued and had a lot of fun with this one. I’m not quite sure how much of it is actually based on truth, but sleep paralysis and Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome are documented, and in fact served not…

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

The 101 Horror Movies list has brought yet another one of my favourites to me for a revisit. 1984’s classic, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and it may sound like a sell out, but this is my favorite Wes Craven film, It seems to perfectly balance the horror films of the 1980s – the supernatural and…

Phantasm (1979)

A year before Mrs. Voorhees (spoiler I guess) started her bloodbath at Crystal Lake, and 5 before d haunting nightmares, another frightening character was killing people and haunting others in their dreams. The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm). In Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm, the Tall Man is a wickedly imposing and frightening figure who stalks our heroes…

Where Have All The Good Scares Gone?

Is it possible that the horror genre has become so spotlit in the mainstream media, that it no longer has any shadows for scary things to hide in? Fear and scares are dependent on the individual, what freaks someone out won’t phase the next. If that’s the case, shouldn’t there be more variety in the…

Episode 2 with Sue and Tim

So here we are at the end of another week (a great week! Thanks to everyone for visiting the site!), and Sue and I are happy to bring you our second podcast, you can find it over on itunes. See the tags below to see what we’re chatting about! Episode 2. [Edit] – We’ve started moving our…