Editor’s Picks: Japanese Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comics

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I love comics. (Surprise! Or not.) I love all kinds of comics. And that includes material published by Viz, Vertical, Yen Press… Oh dear. I must mean… manga. Even fans of American comics look at manga with disdain. They roll their eyes and pick up their single issues and graphic novels, snubbing black and white [...]

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Editor’s Picks: Five Movies That Scared Me

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I love horror movies. Hell, I edit a monster magazine; it’s kind of a prerequisite. But I’ve been leaning more towards Sci-Fi films lately, and I think it’s because mainstream horror movies have kind of sucked. I’m not saying that to be an indignant old curmudgeon. I just think that the best of utter creepiness [...]

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The Five Scariest Movie Monsters to be Murdered By

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Article and commentary by Ash Freeman. This one ain’t for the squeamish! Since the dawn of horror film history, there have been a host of creatures in movies that have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions. To make these supernatural menaces more terrifying, multitudes of creepy details and violent demises have been depicted on [...]

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Five Current Comics To Grab Now That You’ve Seen THE WINTER SOLDIER

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Of course, the most obvious reading material for obsessed Marvel moviegoers should be the “Winter Soldier” story arc of CAPTAIN AMERICA by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, now reprinted in a gorgeous oversized hardcover edition and likely available at your local mall. But if you’re looking to delve a little further into the world of [...]

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Favorite Five: Pumpkin Carvings

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To nobody’s surprise, Halloween is our favorite time of year. Whether it gives us an even better excuse to dial up our favorite classics from the collection, to dress up as our favorite characters from horror, to explore haunted mazes, to party, or to eat a bunch of bite sized candy, Halloween bubbles over with fun [...]

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Favorite Five: Halloween Costumes

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Until cosplay became a worldwide phenomenon (even having its own reality show) thanks to Uncle Forry starting the trend, Halloween was the only time you could get away with being someone else, being weird, out there, crazy, or different. Halloween is a time where that’s encouraged, when it always should be. For the most part, [...]

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Favorite Five: Date Night Horror Movies

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A horror movie has limitless possibilities: to scare, to disgust, to startle, to amaze, and even to get you laid. The horror genre has long been a staple of the classic movie date night, precisely because it gives you ample time to cuddle up to your startled date, as they are frightened right into your [...]

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Favorite Five: Monsters Of Urban Legend & Folklore

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Long before Universal’s monsters took over the big screen, we were content to terrify each other around the campfire or in caves before going to sleep with our mates. Storytelling is an innate part of what makes us human, and the Cold War wasn’t the only time in our history when we’ve been paranoid or [...]

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Favorite Five: Cinematic Cyborgs

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Cyborgs, whose literary origins date back to Edgar Alan Poe in the 1840′s, have provided some of the greatest heroes and villains (and that glorious gray area in between the two) in the science fiction genre. Nowadays, however, it’s becoming more and more likely that your friend or your neighbor is a walking cyborg, with [...]

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Get To Know The ED-itor: 15 Go-To Monster Masterpieces

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As we learned in my previous post (Get To Know The ED-itor: Favorite Monster & Universal Horror), Godzilla and his many films, THE THING, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, and the Harryhausen library are all tops on my list of monster films. But those are easy picks for anyone, even non-monster fans. So I created this [...]

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