Film Review: The Fly (1958)

By Nicholas Barham Once it was human… even as you and I! The Fly (1958), tagline The Fly (1958) blends classic science-fiction and monster horror to create a truly timeless masterpiece. Directed by Kurt Neumann and screenplay by James Clavell, The Fly tells the terrifying tale of science gone wrong. Dr André Delambre (played byContinue reading “Film Review: The Fly (1958)”

Movie Review: Hatchet

By Nicholas Barham If you’re looking for thrills, chills, and lots of bloody kills, then you have come to the right place! Hatchet is a movie that harkens back to the glory days of the slasher genre. Written and directed by Adam Green, Hatchet follows a supernatural killer, known as Victor Crowley, as he stalksContinue reading “Movie Review: Hatchet”

Slasher Films: The History of a Genre

By Nicholas Barham Spoiler alert: I discuss the plots of some old films I have a confession to make, in my teens I developed a fixation with slasher films. Slasher films were my introduction to the horror genre, an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride experience as you watch the killer stalking the hapless victims who inevitably die inContinue reading “Slasher Films: The History of a Genre”

Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells

Written by Nicholas Barham Hi, Nick here. I thought it’d be a cool idea to have a special limited-feature blog where I review a classic fiction novel. There is a vast ocean of classic literature out there that is not only entertaining, but can also teach us something about the early days of particular genresContinue reading “Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells”

Revisiting a Masterpiece, Batman: The Long Halloween

Written by Nicholas BarhamCaution: SPOILERS AHEAD With the upcoming release of the direct-to-video animation Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, and Part Two, I thought it would be good to revisit the graphic novel.

Fiction Excerpt: Vita Nova

Hi, Nick here. You may have remembered that in our first post I alluded to the idea of sharing some of my fiction work, well we have chosen to do just that for this week’s blog. Below is an excerpt of my current novel, Vita Nova (working title, latin for “new life”). I hope youContinue reading “Fiction Excerpt: Vita Nova”