Through The Decades With Dear Boris: The Raven (1963)

As we come screaming into All Hallows Eve, allow me to wish you and yours the very best of the season!  May the weather favor your trick-or-treating or, if you have/are weak-in-the-knees parents, your trunk-or-treating.  (Insert my sad eyeroll here.)  Which reminds me: Parental Trick-Or-Treating ProTip #4: To allay any fears regarding wackos placing poisonous razor-bladed lightbulbs in the children’s …

Through The Decades With Dear Boris: Voodoo Island (1957)

Well, as I’ve noticed the huge cars with chrome fins, an abundance of poodle skirts, and a titanic hatred of communism, we must have landed smack dab in the 1950s!  I thought something was up when I kept hearing Tennessee Ernie Ford on the radio and saw that huge piles of comic books were being burned …

Through The Decades With Dear Boris: Isle of the Dead (1945)

Well, here we are once again, diving headlong into the effervescent month of October.  This can only mean one thing and one thing only: The Protestant Reformation!  That’s right, I’m going to take a probing examination into the European world of the mid-1400s through the 1600s with a detailed analysis of Martin Luther and his contemporaries …

Through The Decades With Dear Boris: The Ghoul (1933)

After the narcoleptic thrill-ride that was 2017’s The Mummy, I was glad to dive into the classics pool and watch the original 1932 version starring Boris Karloff.  So glad in fact that I thought it would be pleasant to take a gander at some of the horror movies that Karloff starred in throughout the decades.  In this little …

Regarding Recycled Redundant Reimagined Rebooted Remakes or A Look Back On Why In The Name Of Ra Would You Start Your Universe With The Mummy?

Boy, remember those halcyon days when Marvel Studios managed to pull off so much in a relatively short while?  They had it down to an artform which resulted in a globally successful shared movie universe with a heretofore unheard-of consistency.  Sure, there were some slight missteps along the way, but you must put your hat on …

21 Years of Dealing with Death, The Quiet Man, and Camp Crystal Lake

Tomorrow on July 17, 2021, it will be exactly 21 years exactly since my mother, Anita Wink, passed away after an over two-year ordeal with cancer.  Wow.  Just to write that.  21 years ago.  Just over two decades ago.  If I wanted to be highfalutin and such, I would call it one score and one year ago, but I …

A Halloween 2018 Talk On Halloween (2018)

With the recent trailer release for the forthcoming Halloween Kills, I thought I would bring back my review on Halloween (2018).  This is not only because I am eager to cash in by hanging onto the coattails of this franchise but also more importantly, I am lazy.  But this article is a true slice in …

Almost Equal Sequels Part IX: Friday the 13th Part 2

(This wondrous sequel entry was inspired due to my being a guest on Yuri Wainwright’s podcast: The Decline and Fall of the Dead Teenager Movie. Yuri is also the author of The Decline and Fall of the Dead Teenager Movie, which is available over at Amazon.  Also, please be sure to check out his site …

Franchise the 13th Part XIII: Jason Is Not Your Way Right Away

Ah, movie franchises!  The assured theatrical comfort food for the masses. And audiences eat them up accordingly.  A franchise movie series brings along a comfy and familiar concept.  If the formula for the follow-up sticks relatively close to the series predecessors, the worst the audience would say is “Well, that wasn’t too bad, right?”  Oddly enough, …