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Meanwhile, at Camp Hack'n'Slash pt 9, we head for Sleepaway Camp, where we meet one SERIOUSLY unhappy camper. Follow this link to the carnage.
Unleashing Piercing the Veil Ep 53 with only two thirds of the team on hand. Picard, Doctor Strange, Chucky, Young Rock and more - it's all here
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is unleashed. My spoiler free review and some controversial editorial opinions are right here.
Camp Hack'n'Slash pt 8 takes us back to Crystal Lake, and Mrs Voorhees' little baby boy, now all grown up. Friday the 13th Pt 2 (1981)
Camp Hack'n'Slash pt 7 sees a return to the boiler room in A Nightmare on Elm Street pt2 - Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Camp Hack'n'Slash - another summer camp, another slaughter. Let's take a look at former "Video Nastie" The Burning (1981)
Camp Hack'n'Slash pt5: Ominous date, teenagers dropping like flies, it must be the first of many visits to Camp Crystal Lake in Friday the 13th (1980)
The opinionated bozos are back, tackling matters of geek importance and listeners' questions in Piercing the Veil Ep. 52. Right over here, folks!
The man of your dreams awaits you in Camp Hack'n'Slash - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Morbius the Living Vampire makes his big screen debut - and the stakes are high. Review is here.
Camp Hack'n'Slash sees its third entry with another seasonal offering - April Fool's Day (1986)
Piercing the Veil is back with a brand new episode, featuring The Batman, WWE 2K22, bingeing Star Wars and more. Ep 51 has landed.
Call him Vengeance, call him The Dark Knight, it's The Batman and you'll be hard pressed to find a better superhero film. Review here.
100 years ago, the first vampire movie premiered - Happy birthday Nosferatu.
It's a bit self indulgent but as Tiff and I have birthdays coming soon, Happy Birthday to Me (1981) is added to Camp Hack'n'Slash.
Kicking off Camp Hack'n'Slash with a seasonal slasher - My Bloody Valentine (1981) Happy Valentine's kids.
Introducing a new section, devoted a year long celebration of those knife wielding maniacs of the slasher movies, welcome to Camp Hack'n'Slash
Piercing the Veil Ep 50 finds us in a reminiscing mood before we get on to answering listeners' questions. Listen here.
From the Bridge - there's a new Captain's Blog, announcing some plans for site content over the next couple of years. Beam on over.
The latest apocalyptic epic from Roland Emmerich chases those winter blues away. Moonfall reviewed.
I've paid my first 2022 visit to the multiplex - and it was a Scream!
Piercing the Veil Ep 48. The team is back for 2022, looking back at our favourite films and series of 2021 and looking forward to what's ahead. Click here
Happy new year, folks!!! Kicking off with my Good, Bad & Fugly list. My best and worst movies of 2021. Named and shamed here.
They saved the best for the end of the year - Spider-Man: No Way Home REALLY hits home! Review is here.
As the song goes, "bustin' made me feel good". Find out why in my Ghostbusters: Afterlife review right over here.
Piercing the Veil - Episode 47: We're back at last in an episode we call "Five Weeks Later..." Check it out.
Back to black - Eternals - not the total, utter car wreck the ever reliable (???) world wide web would have you believe. Here's why
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 13 - I've saved the best Scream for last - The Witch (2015) - Happy Halloween everybody!
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #12 - The Halloween Freakend continues with your penultimate Scream - The Frighteners (1996)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #11 - a little something to kick off the Halloween freakend? Meet The Others (2001)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #10 - Another ill fated flight with William Shatner - The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #9 - It seemed like a good idea at the time I was choosing this year's films - Van Helsing (2004)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #8 is something to sink your teeth into for the weekend - Hammer's Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #7 - Mad scientists, Nazis, severed flailing arms, severed talking heads it's The Frozen Dead (1966)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #6 - Gaze at the twisted grin of Mr Sardonicus (1961)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 5 - Peter Fonda! A motor home! Rattlesnakes! A disgruntled coven! Race With the Devil (1975)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #4 - Bela Lugosi finds there's a lot at stake in The Return of the Vampire (1943)
Piercing the Veil Ep 46 - we're back after a short break with a pre-wedding special featuring Miss Pierce, soon to be Mrs Pierce-Jones.
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #3 - is youth wasted on the young? Boris Karloff has an answer. The Sorcerers (1967)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #2 - Out in the desert, things are stirring.... beware the Gargoyles (1972)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween is upon us, and we have a cheerful chap to kick things off... The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Better late than never, 007. There's No Time to Die.
Horror has a new icon as James Wan hits a home run with Malignant. Click here for the review.
Piercing the Veil Ep 45 - is a special episode, in which the team remember the events of 9/11 twenty years ago. Click here.
Super hero films aren't up for the chop if Shang-Chi has anything to do with it. Find out why.
Candyman - say his name five times. But would you WANT to? Review is here.
Piercing the Veil Ep 44 celebrates Steve's upcoming 30th, Free Guy, Spenser Confidential, Sweet Girl and trailers from Marvel's upcoming slate.
Don't have a good day. Have a GREAT day. Go and watch Free Guy. Review is here as the summer hits keep coming.
Piercing the Veil Ep 43 In which the trio take a look at THE Suicide Squad, wrestlers in movies, Jungle Cruise, and do some Netflixin'..... Right HERE
Maladjusted misfits, miscreants and sociopaths. The ultimate anti-heroes are here to save the day. The Suicide Squad review is here.
M. Night Shyamalan's new film is anything BUT Old. Review is here.
Space Jam: A New Legacy - do we need more Jam? This one seems a sticky, pureed, tasteless mess. Find out why I won't be spreading THIS Jam, click here
Piercing the Veil Ep 41 is filled with Glorious Purpose as we look at Loki, other streaming offerings, Black Widow, Freaky and more. Click here.
The Black Widow is back on our screens, spinning a web of international intrigue. Review here.
Blumhouse reimagine Disney's Freaky Friday as a horror comedy, and Freaky as it sounds, it's one of the films of the year so far. Find out why.
Piercing the Veil is fab at 40 - Sequels, Luca, F9, Zombies and UFOs - fact, fiction or wishful thinking, the truth is out there. Or, here.
From the Bridge - There's a new Captain's Blog. Come and meet 21 year old me in a piece that's been 40 years in the making. Click here
Piercing the Veil Ep 39 - Might as well call this one Unveiling the Pierce as we reveal Steve's new tattoo IN STEREO plus all the usual stuff. Click here
Piercing the Veil Ep 38 - "The One With the Friends Reunion" is online. We'll be there for you right here.
"Make a noise and die" - no, it's not me hissing at other cinema patrons, it's The Quiet Place pt II review
"I want to play a game..." so says the NEW Jigsaw killer in Spiral: From the Book of Saw - reviewed in all its gory glory here.
FINALLY.... THEY'RE BACK! Cinemas are open and I'm back in business with an opening day review of Mortal Kombat. GET OVER HERE!
FINALLY.... IT'S BACK! Piercing the Veil has returned from the Covid wasteland and is back to abnormality. New episode here!
Never mind Wrestlemania, the fight of the year is right here. Godzilla vs King Kong! Let's get ready to rumble.
It EXISTS!!!! It's HERE!!! The legendary Zack Snyder's Justice League - and it's more than I dared hope for. Very long review right here.
The first of the year's blockbuster films has streamed to Geek Central. Wonder Woman 84 is reviewed right about here.
What say we close the year off with a long overdue Captain's Blog looking back at a strange 2020? Click here for a personal reflection.
Heeeeeey, kids. Shocktober might be over, but hey, Piercing the Veil is still going on, and on, and on... All episodes are here.
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #31 - I'm bringing the Monsters back for one last curtain call... Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein (1948)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #30 - One last gasp for the Gill Man as he succumbs to vivisection and... The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #29 - They wouldn't leave him alone, so now they have to face... Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #28 - Okay, who fancies taking a paddle with... The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #27 - It's the end of the Gothic age of Universal Horror as the monsters gather in... The House of Dracula (1945)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #26 - It's the Mummy's last appearance, so let's tie up the loose ends... The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #25 - The Frankenstein Monster, Dracula, Wolf Man AND Karloff gather in... House of Frankenstein (1944)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #24 - Shuffling along, though unravelling fast... The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #23 - Dracula is at large in the Louisiana swamps... Son of Dracula (1943)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #22 - Time to head back to Paris, to meet the tragic Enrique Claudin... The Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #21 - Monster Mayhem ensues in the first franchise crossover as... Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #20 - From Egypt to New England, USA - Chaney shuffles vengefully along... The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #19 - Karloff's out, Chaney's in and there's another son... The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #18 - Even a man who is pure in heart may become Lon Chaney Jnr during the full moon... The Wolfman (1941)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #17 - Gangsters, brain transplants, Karloff and Lugosi. Dark days in... Black Friday (1940)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #16 - Beware defilers of the sacred tomb, you will suffer suffer at... The Mummy's Hand (1940)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #15 - Now you see him, now you don't. He's around somewhere... The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #14 - Richard III, Mord the Executioner, Vincent Price in a vat of wine... Tower of London (1939)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #13 - Before he was the screen's finest Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone was... Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #12 - Meet Countess Marya Zaleska, but don't turn your back to her, she's ... Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #11 - Boris, Bela, Mad Scientists, Radium X, The Glowy Touch of Doom... The Invisible Ray (1936)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #10 - Where Wolf? There Wolf!... It's the Werewolf of London (1935)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #9 - Karloff! Lugosi! Obsession! Torture" Birds of ill omen! It's... The Raven (1935)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #8 - Raise your glasses, here comes the bride... The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #7 - Karloff, Lugosi, Satanism, Sacrifice and.... The Black Cat (1934)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #6 - He's closer than you think - The Invisible Man (1933)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #5 - Unwrapping - The Mummy (1932)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #4 - Dare you enter - The Old Dark House (1932)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #3 - Parisienne rooftops, gorillas, experimentation, Bela Lugosi - Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #2 - It's ALIIIIIIVE!!!!! - Frankenstein (1931)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #1 - The Count awaits your presence - Dracula (1931)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover is upon us. Check out Count Craig Harmaty's frankly fabulous commemorative artwork, aim your stake here
Childhood favourites revisited in the latest Piercing the Veil, along with the usual shenanegans. Click here for the insanity.
We're back with a new episode of Piercing the Veil for the first time in 25 weeks. The Post Apocalypse Special is here!
We've seen The X-Men, now meet The Z-Team. The New Mutants are upon us, sadly. (Review here - it's not pretty)
Normality begins to return with cinemas opening and Nolan being bafflingly complicated with Tenet - reviewed here.
There's a big announcement about Shocktober 2020 waiting for you. It's gone Universal.
Track and Trace, or something worse? Let's look at the most controversial film of the year so far - The Hunt.
Cult Corner - a giant turkey ABOUT a giant turkey. Intrigued? Then click on the link and beware The Giant Claw.
Remembering Dennis O'Neil (1939 -2020) - Reflecting on a giant of the comic book industry. Click here.
Cult Corner - Putting the squeeze on Anaconda. Slither on over.
Cult Corner - The Incredible Melting Man is oozing something, and it ain't charisma. Slide on here to read more.
Cult Corner - Grizzly - Jaws on Land. Join the Teddy Bear's Picnic here
Cult Corner - William Shatner vs a whole lot of SPIDERS!!!!! (Oh dear Lord....) crawl here to read on.
Cult Corner - Someone thought the world needed a sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man...amazingly. Read on.
Cult Corner - Will we survive The Attack of the 50ft Woman? Find out here.
Nothing new to review, thanks to Covid-19, how about we bring back Cult Corner?
The Invisible Man is worth a look (see what I did there?) Review here
Kristen Stewart is as tepid Underwater as she is on land. Review here.
Imagine if Tarantino made a DC movie - Birds of Prey fly high in my review.
I've seen The Grudge, and bore it no ill will. Review right over here.
HEEEEEY, kids. Happy new decade. Kicking it off the only way I know how - The Good, the Bad and the Fugly 2019 edition.
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