Author: Sean W. Fallon

Doctor Who Recap: The Eaters of Light

DOCTOR WHO – SEASON 10 EPISODE 10 THE EATERS OF LIGHT WRITTEN BY RONA MUNRO DIRECTED BY CHARLES PALMER We’re very close to the end of what has been one of the best seasons of Doctor Who ever. Capaldi has finally made the role his own and Bill has been the shot of adrenaline the show needed. Next week will be the beginning of the end so let’s see what the Doctor gets up to on his last standalone adventure before regeneration beckons. Recap: We open in present day Scotland where two kids are climbing a hill so that the...

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Netflix Hidden Gem: Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr Moreau covers the making of the disaster that was 1996’s The Island of Doctor Moreau. In movie circles, the story of how the movie went off the rails is probably more well-known than the plot of the actual movie. Richard Stanley, fresh off some weird, well-made horror movies, is given the chance to direct a movie of his favourite book, The Island of Doctor Moreau. Ill-preparedness, prima donna actors, divorces, suicides, hurricanes, anti-social behaviour, and floods all combine to get Stanley kicked off the project and replaced. Lost...

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Predator – Vietnam in a Haunted House

Predator was the first horror movie I ever watched. At the time, I was eight or nine, I didn’t know it was a horror movie and I don’t think my parents knew either. As far as we were concerned, if Arnie made it, then it was an action movie. It was only when I re-watched Predator recently that I saw that even though the movie is billed as a sci-fi/action movie, it’s actually a slasher flick. The greatest sci-fi horror movies are the first two Alien movies. Alien is the quintessential haunted house movie while Aliens used the xenomorphs...

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Doctor Who Recap: Empress of Mars

DOCTOR WHO – SEASON 10 EPISODE 09 EMPRESS OF MARS WRITTEN BY MARK GATISS DIRECTED BY WAYNE YIP The Monks trilogy is over and we’re closing in on the end of the season and the final episodes of Peter Capaldi. Mark Gatiss returns and he is a Doctor Who writer with a hit or miss track record so let’s see what’s he got tonight. Recap: We open on a NASA control room as a group of techs wait for a transmission from their probe, Valkyrie. As the countdown nears an end we see that the Doctor, Nardole, and Bill are...

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The Mummy Gets the Dark Universe Off to a Shaky Start

Overview: An ancient mummy awakens from her tomb and must be stopped by a thief and an archaeologist. Universal; 2017; Rated-M; 110 mins. Dark Universe: The original Universal horror movies are a wonderful collection of weird little gems filled with iconic monsters, mad scientists, and adventure. When Universal announced their Dark Universe would be a modern version of these stories set in a shared universe featuring, initially, The Mummy, the Invisible Man, Frankenstein’s monster, and Jekyll and Hyde, I was overjoyed. However, now that I’ve seen the first outing for the Dark Universe, The Mummy, I’m going to have...

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