The Ghoul (1933) – T. Hayes Hunter

Horror legend Boris Karloff takes on the zombie genre in the next film in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies, although with the introduction of Egyptology into the story, one could make an argument that it could fall into the mummy genre as well. Karloff is Professor Morlant an aging, and dying Egyptologist. He’s been…

Blood and Roses (1960) -Roger Vadim

John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies takes a more sensual turn as I return to the coffee table tome available now from DK Canada. Blood and Roses is a French film with a its own take on the vampire legend. Set on the estate of the Karnsteins, the tale follows a well to do family…

The Mummy (1999) – Stephen Sommers

While the updated version of The Mummy blasts into theatres this summer, the 1999 reboot was on the list of recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for follow-up titles to Raiders of the Lost Ark. This version, directed by Stephen Sommers, stars Brendan Fraser, Oded Fehr, Rachel Weisz and Arnold…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Tomb of the Cybermen

Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis write the first story of Season 5 that features the return of the Cybermen, the introduction of Cybermats and Cybercontrollers and a tense, fun story, in this four-parter which is the first Troughton Doctor Who story that is fully intact. The Tomb of the Cybermen originally aired from 2 September to…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Aztecs

Another historical tale, that also sees Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) trying to change the past and The Doctor (Hartnell) developing a bit of a romantic relationship with one of the locals that goes as far as an engagement in this four episode story. The Doctor is becoming increasingly likeable as well. This story aired from the 23 May to…

Doctor Who S07E13 – The Name of The Doctor

  Steven Moffat pens the 7th series finale, and I’m a little divided on it. A lot of it almost seemed overly sentimental, as if it were trying to pull at heartstrings, and that kind of bothers me. It’s all well and good if you earn it, but I’m sadly of the mind that they…