The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series

Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is one of those television titles that surpassed its small screen trappings to become something more, something bigger, iconic, finding its way into the very fabric of the cultural DNA. Even today, people make references to it, by humming the iconic opening theme by Marius Constant, (though Bernard Herrmann composed a…

Quantum Leap (1990) – One Strobe Over the Line and The Boogieman

Sam (Scott Bakula) is fashion photographer Karl Granson in One Strobe Over the Line. This episode was penned by Chris Ruppenthal and aired on 19 October, 1990. It’s 15 June, 1965, and Sam is there to make sure that an up and coming model, Edie Landsdale (Marjorie Monaghan) doesn’t die of an overdose. In the…

Stranger Things (2016) – Season 1

  Picture a Stephen King novel directed by Steven Spielberg, with a score by John Carpenter, and a beautifully balanced touch of nostalgia and you have the wondrous, scary, funny, and exciting ride that is Netflix’s latest winner, Stranger Things. Created by Matt and Ross Duffer, the series is set in Indiana in the year,…

Just After Sunset (2008) – Stephen King

  So as I bounced back and forth about what I wanted to read next, I decided it was time to pick up another Stephen King collection. Short stories can be strange things, and collections of them can be just as odd. They either work together or they don’t, and some stories can be hits,…

Revival (2014) – Stephen King

This past Christmas, my mother picked me up the latest Stephen King novel, Revival. I’d seen it in stores, had read the flap, but wasn’t quite sure where I stood on this one, but, as of yet, the man hasn’t really disappointed, so I finally dug into this one. The first three-quarters is filled with…

Mr. Mercedes (2014) – Stephen King

King released two new novels last year, Mr. Mercedes, and Revival (which is currently awaiting its turn on my bedside table), and I was starting to itch for some King material, so I figured it was time to dive into Mr. Mercedes. I’ll be honest, the blurb on the cover just made it sound like…

Trailer Tracks: The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick

Sometimes a trailer comes along that tells you next to nothing about the movie but for who’s involved, set that against a small clip of one of the most disturbing sequences in the movie, and you have yourself a unique teaser, like the one below for the Kubrick film based on Stephen King’s novel, and…

Trailer Tracks: Stand By Me (1986) – Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner’s film, based on the story The Body by Stephen King is a perfect coming of age story and features wonderful performances by River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and Kiefer Sutherland… and of course there’s that amazing soundtrack.

What Sue Is Watching

Since I have fallen so far behind on my PVR-watching, I’ve decided to just write about the shows I’ve been most enjoying the past few weeks, even though I may still have catching-up to do on a few of them.  Sometimes there’s just a lot of good stuff on, and not enough time to write…

The Mind Reels Visits Murdoch Mysteries

It was a sweltering July day, the 15th to be exact, when Sue and I disembarked from our bus in what felt like the middle of nowhere. And even then there was a walk through more nowhere, and down an unsuspecting road, until we stumbled ont our destination for the day. From the front, this rather generic…

Knightriders (1981) – George A. Romero

I love when the 101 Action Movies brings me something I had never seen. I remember seeing the posters for this when I was a kid, but it never meant anything to me.  Now though, I think I have found my fave Romero film after the original Night of the Living Dead. And this one…

Room 237 (2012) – Rodney Ascher

When I first heard about this documentary from Rodney Ascher, it was coming to TIFF, and I very much wanted to see it, I love the ideas of secrets and conspiracies hidden in movies. Both the opportunities I had to see it fell through, and I was a little bummed. Then I heard it was returning to…