Rod Serling returns, with a focus on less Twilight Zone fantasy and much more horror.
Bleak despair drags down the struggle for survival in Harlan Ellison's science-fiction classics, "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream," but hope exists in the hopeless tale.
A marauding 25-foot-tall Yeti terrorizes a California ski resort and only nuclear warhead tipped crossbows can stop him. Welcome to the 1970's and the Golden Era of horror paperback novels.
Grady Hendrix takes horror novel fans back to the grand age of crazed fiction: the 1970s and 1980s glory gory days of the trashy horror paperback.
James Bond: Spectre: The Complete Comic Strip Collection reprints the wonderful newspaper serial that faithfully adapted Ian Fleming's 007 novels.
Vince Vaughn portrays a immoral moral man whose life decisions lead him to incarceration. Despite the noble nature of this anti-hero, the character of Bradley Thomas deserves his fate.
Michael Keaton's vicious and brutal Vulture from "Spider-Man: Homecoming" shares much of the rage found in the Silver and Bronze Age version of the villain.
Channel 4 UK/AMC's original series HUMANS (aka HUM∀NS) ponders the frequently asked eternal science-fiction question asked of aliens, robots, and earth dwellers: "What does it mean to be human?"
D.C. Comics' "The House of Mystery" book is an example of solid genre fiction published in the 1970s that kept the lost artistry of comic book horror anthologies alive.
Walter White chooses the path of Breaking Bad and discovers the life of a criminal is not exactly one that can be controlled or contained. Life-altering changes are unavoidable.
Drawing on the appeal left during the final gasp of classic horror movie monsters, the rather bland cereal Alpha Bits thrived in the 1970's thanks to wonderful -- and humorously-scary -- commercials.
Hammer's Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed returns Peter Cushing's Baron Frankenstein to the evil and malevolent character born in The Curse of Frankenstein
The rock band KISS and Music From The Elder are given a brilliant examination in the music history book Odyssey, a definitive look at a misunderstood and much-maligned rock concept album.
Strange and mysterious sightings of evil clowns are popping up all over the United State. Has folklore and mythology and cinema horrors come to life?
Ray Donovan tries to balance a normal home life with his career as a violent Hollywood fixer. Try as he may, Showtime cable's fixer can't fix his own domestic problems.
The torturous life of the Hell On Wheels' anti-hero Cullen Bohannon comes to an ambigious end with the AMC series' conclusion.
The claustrophobic end-of-the-world sci-fi thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane leads viewers to a dark place rooted in the fear of loneliness.
Marvel Comics' Werewolf by Night was given a tremendous audio theater presentation by Power Records in the early 1970s.
The PBS documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue captures a sad portrait of the singer whose legend and talent endures.
Lee Marvin and John Boorman created a masterpiece in the classic crime "Point Blank" (1967), a film that defied narrative conventions to rise to a work of cinematic art.
TwoMorrows Publishing releases the definitive book on the history of Mego Toys and allows all those who grew up in the 1970's to relive great childhood memories.
Robert E. Howard, the author who created Conan the Barbarian, also wrote a number of excellent, hard-hitting boxing tales.
In 1974, Power Records of Newark, NJ released a book-and-record that set the foundation (inadvertently) for Captain America: Civil War. And kids really enjoyed this book and others like it.....
If you didn't enjoy watching the debut and rerun of King Kong on NBC in 1978 and 1980, then you are no friend of mine.
The Referee Position from wresting can be borrowed in the BJJ game to provide a unique and less-than-expected way to enter into the Butterfly Guard.
The Wolf of Wall Street has a lot for would-be screenwriter to mimic and a lot to avoid.
Overcoming great odds, succeeding, yet remaining an outcast was part of the pain The Amazing Spider-Man had to endure. Such pain allowed him to connect with an alienated audience in the 1960's.
The 1960's saw Marvel Comics redefine the American comic book and these classic tales allow for much personal recollection and introspection. The book Marvel Comics In The 1960s helps with this cause.
Parental and sibling neglect likely contributed to the murderous rage of Karloff's Frankenstein Monster.
Amazing soundtracks and scores from previous generations of cult movies continue to find new audiences and receive long deserved accolades.
Supernatural monsters meet science-fiction in a hodgepodge horror film that run on UHF TV throughout the 1970's.
Paul Nashcy's Werewolf outings were wild, unique, and over the top enough to stand out in the 1970's and early 1980's when they were a staple on Philly UHF TV.
Sanctuary is a classic crime manga from the 1990's and volume one effectively lays out the generational conflict that underlies the themes.
2000 Man remains one of the more unique songs from the Rolling Stones and it was famously covered by Ace Frehley of Kiss
Bela Lugosi traded on his Dracula fame from 1945 to 1950 to a greater degree than many modern fans realize. The new book NO TRAVELER RETURNS reveals this lost history.
Crom, the angry God of Conan the Barbarian lore, must be examined from the perspective of Robert E. Howard's own indifferences.
Drug imagery in the works of the Velvet Underground reflect the seediness and hopelessness of the NYC of 50 years ago.
Script coverage is an essential part of the Hollywood machine. Coverage for the an unproduced Jason vs. Freddy script is featured as an example.
Destroyer was the concept album that helped Kiss achieve mainstream success and launched the Super Kiss era.
Kiss tumultuously enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as personal problems become public feuds.
Sean Connery tries to solve a drug conspiracy....on the moon...in 1981's Outland.
E.C., Marvel, and D.C. Comics all tackled the subject of drug addiction in famous issues in prior decades.
Hammer Films' Curse of the Werewolf offers more than a man turning into a human beast. Social, psychological, and spiritual themes allow the film to rise above monster-run~amok werewolf movies.
The Aurora History and Price Guide covers the basic points about the history of the company and is an excellent trip into classic horror nostalgia.
Alan Moore reshaped the landscape of the Swamp Thing comic book and also posed quite a number of interesting philosophical questions about identity and self-awareness.
Johnny Cash's dark themes resonate through Kris Kristofferson's melancholy song.
The swords born of the Iron Age had a tremendous influence on Asian martial arts and western combat sports.
Bruce G. Hallenbeck has authored the definitive tome on the Hammer Frankenstein movies.
The Hound remains one of the more compelling dark and brooding characters in Game of Thrones. Now we can look at what lies under his gruff exterior.
Alan M. Brandt's lengthy tome on the history of cigarette smoking in the 20th century allows us to reflect on the culturally significant role tobacco once played in society.
Transgressive antiheroes in works such as Fight Club at at odds with a society they want to be part of.
The Futurism Movement is looked at through its historical lens.
One of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's most effective conventions in the early issues of The Amazing Spider-Man involved drawing distinct lines between disaffected youth and aging authority figures.
Do mysterious creatures live in lakes around the world. According to this excellent book....NO WAY.
Livy waxes nostalgic on Rome when it was truly Rome.
Two classic Robert E. Howard werewolf works are discussed.
Three excellent script writing books cover the art of screenwriting from unique perspectives. This overview highlights them for the ''How to screenwriting'' book collector.
Philip K. Dick noted there was not much of a difference between real and false memories in terms of the impact both can have on shaping a personality.
The strange science-fiction subgenre draws popularity from its bleak vision of the future derived from a bleak vision of today.
Zen is rooted in realism and, sometimes, reality might have a cynical edge. But, that is life and life is suffering.
The 1982 film The Road Warrior offers a very realistic vision of what happens amidst societal collapse.
A foundation in the basics in BJJ game sets the stage for your ability to develop to a high level competitor or hobbyist.
Frank Miller was able to draw from the work of other writers and artists while working on the classic Daredevil comic.
The Abstract Art Movement makes more sense than errant criticism suggests.
Pop Art forever changed the way we look at classical art.
Fellini films are experiential in nature if not always narrative. Those that have never seen Fellini movies may wish to invest a little time viewing them.
An original look at Zen & the arts from a modern view point is captured in this excellent book.
The Gi attracts a lot of practitioners to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sometimes, taking off the Gi is a must to shake things up and enhance other skills.
Glory is not the only thing gained through competition. The tournament mat becomes a laboratory for the learning process.
Godzilla movies are usually fun, but this entry in the series really contributed to its demise. Godzilla vs. Gigan is among the worst Godzilla videos ever released.
Campfire Tales from Hell offers a unique anthology on personal recollections about the martial arts and self-defense.
Orca cashed in on the success of Jaws and still draws in cable TV audiences up really late at night.
The brilliant Aurora Re-Issue brings back memories of once popular sci-fi - the Toho Godzilla movies.
Long before The Walking Dead and zombie-mania went mainstream, there was the imported Italian grindhouse classic.
Charles Bronson and James Coburn star in a brilliant tale of blue collar hard times and bareknuckle boxing.
Charles Bronson maintained a career resurgence with this B-movie studio.
The Ape in the Corner Office: Our Evolutionary place in the workforce is revealed.
Dark morality lessons are present in the works of the Brothers Grimm.
The original version of The Incredible Hulk was not so much a dumb brute as much as he was a disaffected child.