Category: Videos

VIDEO: Tied in Blood (2012)

As the Fear Fan gets ready for the first episode of Terror Obscura Season 2, he takes a moment to review Tied in Blood, a special fan request. The result? Ghost blowies, A-Team references, and incredibly worrying séance phrases.

VIDEO: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Time Travel Month continues with Phil’s very first top ten list! He reveals the top ten darkest moments of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a 2011 anime series where a schoolgirl named Madoka becomes a Magical Girl and battles dangerous monsters known as “witches”.

VIDEO: Puppets by Daniel Hecht

Yulia showcases her favorite mystery novel of all time: Daniel Hecht’s Puppets, the prequel to Skull Session, and a grossly underrated tale about a serial killer who hangs his victims like marionettes on the wall… and it has some stuff about illegal government experiments, too.

VIDEO: ALF “ALF’s Special Christmas”

Mendo takes a look at the existentially crushing world of ’80s sitcom favorite ALF, and his one and only holiday episode, the two-part “ALF’s Special Christmas”. Can this show about the last survivor of a dead planet being stuck with a boring family that refuses to call him by his real name possibly get any more depressing? What do you think?

VIDEO: The Happening (2008)

The M. Night Before Christmas continues! There’s something in the air as the Cinema Slob takes a look at Shyamalan’s The Happening, starring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel as a couple on the run from vengeful, suicide-inducing plants.

VIDEO: The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Phil’s special Time Travel Month continues with The Butterfly Effect! Ashton Kutcher has the hereditary power to travel back in time, which he uses to try to fix things, but instead he just screws up the present more and more. Unfortunately, this movie doesn’t understand how time travel works, or even the fundamental concept behind its own title.

VIDEO: Coraline vs. Coraline

The Horror Guru compares Neil Gaiman’s horror fantasy novella Coraline to the big screen adaptation directed by Henry Selick. Both tell the tale of a young girl who finds a secret door and crosses over into an alternate, unsettling reality, but which does the Guru prefer? The answer may surprise you!

VIDEO: Orphan (2009)

UPDATED Dec. 9, 2012 with commentary from Full of Questions!
Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard adopt a little Russian girl (Hunger Games‘s Clove) who seems sweet and innocent, but soon she’s killing small animals, dropping F bombs, and seducing her adoptive father. Luckily, it’s all explained away by an utterly bonkers twist ending.