Adventure – Atari VCS 2600

Grandson: Grandpa, what were fantasy-adventure games like back when you were young? Way back in 1979?

Grandpa: Well, sonny, there was this one particular game on the Atari VCS called Adventure that was kind of like your own grandpappy but in video game form. Today we may show our age and may not look too impressive anymore but when we were young we were quite the catch. We also managed to sire a bunch of young ‘uns for better or worse (no offense to you sonny […]

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Xenomorph: The Birth of a Monster

The Xenomorph is perhaps the most terrifying creation in all of cinema. 

There were monsters before, and there would be monsters after, but does anything else really come close? Let us take a moment to consider.

First off, we have the iconic monsters of horror’s golden era. Frankenstein’s monster was at his most effective as a symbol of the misunderstood, and the scares were largely unwilling, owing to the unfortunate brute’s giant frame and all round clumsiness […]

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William Shatner – Elder Statesman of the B-Movie Scene

Most people know William Shatner from his iconic role as the USS Enterprise’s Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek. Predominantly a television actor, during the 70s, he made a slew of B movies between the demise of Star Trek and the advent of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I decided to get in the way back machine and take a look at some of these classic flicks.

Not surprisingly, several of these films fall underneath the horror genre […]

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John Carpenter: Five of the Best

What better place to begin than with Carpenter’s original cult classic? A bleak ode to Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo, Assault of Precinct 13 is a precursor to the dystopian pictures that would follow, the tale of a soon-to-be defunct precinct put under siege by a group of heavily-armed gangbangers in the Wild West of South Central Los Angeles. The movie is very much cowboys at high noon, but also pays due homage to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead […]

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