A cabin in the woods, demonic possessions, the Book of the Dead. Many movies and TV shows have had all three of these tropes since the 1970s, but none have been as well-known as Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. In 1981, Ash (Ashley) (Bruce Campbell), his sister, and college friends take a weekend trip to a small cabin in the woods of Tennessee. The vacation turns rotten immediately when they hear noises from the cellar where they find a tape recorder, firearms, and a strange book covered in human skin. Of course, they’re smart and do not read the book. The cabin’s former resident does it for them on the tape as it recites the text. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Real Demon Hunters are Named Ashley – My Groovy Weekend Binge of Evil Dead Movies
When The Ring was first released in theaters, the concept was unique and actually threatening. A VHS tape with a trapped spirit. VHS tapes were regularly rented and borrowed from friends, and the more they were played, the worse the tracking got, causing lines on the screen. As the movies continued, most importantly with the recent sequel Rings, the concept was all but lost on most audiences, given that the original premise surrounded an out-of-date and forgotten media. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Roll a D6 for the Next Scene: Review of Beyond the Gates
Halloween 1988. Michael Myers is back yet again for another Halloween. Various sitcoms are not having specific Halloween episodes (believe me I looked – it was quite annoying for this year). I had not quite understood the concept of trick-or-treat so I was not hiding away from the world. And in Cleveland, Ohio, 5 girls were performing their daily newspaper delivery for the Cleveland Preserver. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – What’s in the News?
If you haven’t been to your local comic shop lately, you may have missed the new Jessica Jones comic book. The series began in October (stemming, in part, from the popularity of the Netflix series) and, even though it’s only two issues in, it’s pretty interesting so far. Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Keeping Up With Jones
It’s time for that ultra-special graduate school paper on the topic of your own choosing. What will the topic be? The history of Lancashire? The works of Edgar Allan Poe? What about witchcraft? Despite having no reason to choose the topic other than having a slight interest in witchcraft (the history of witch craft, despite never saying likewise), Nan Barlow (Venetia Stevenson) embarks on a trip to research her topic. On the recommendation of her professor, Alan Driscoll (Christopher Lee), Nan breaks plans with her brother to travel to Whitewood, Massachusetts. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – It’s the Season of the Witch: Review of Horror Hotel