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  1. Science fiction and horror, despite popular consensus, don't often cross streams. Too often a guy with a sharp implement chases nubile young coeds through the halls of a space station. He is only bested when the hero locks himself and the killer in the air lock, and jettisons the both of them into the vacuum of space. It is then marketed as the strange little subgenre: horror / sci-fi.

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/columns/reddick/reel-dread-42


  2. "Night of the Ninja" explores a small portion of Bruce Wayne's shrouded youth. Nothing makes sense in "Cat Scratch Fever." Once the rogues appear, "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne" becomes a fun episode. The two-part "Heart of Steel" is remarkable for introducing Barbara Gordon, and for its otherworldly eeriness. And "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?" finally introduces The Riddler. [ 1:10:35 || 32.3 MB ]

    The above is from: http://www.worldsfinestpodcast.com/episodes/wfp_007.mp3


  3. We've all seen it before: a group of high school friends on a post-graduation last hurrah embark on a road trip into the wilderness. After some marijuana is passed around and beer guzzled down (indulged by all except the reluctant, mentally scarred virgin, of course), the car gets a flat and the camera cuts to a nail belt being dragged across the road. Everyone is okay but nobody seems to know how to change a tire, so they wind up wandering through the middle of nowhere as they are picked off one by one by cannibalistic rednecks. Sound familiar?

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/columns/reddick/reel-dread-41


  4. There seems to be a theme to this batch of comic books, that being demons. We have gangsters being devoured by demons (The Darkness: Level 5), as well as demons wanting to molest goth girls (Hack/Slash: The Series #3). Superheroes (one of which is a demon) fight a few demons (Unholy Union), whilst a demon-schoolgirl fights even more demons (Witchblade Takeru Manga #6). That's a lot of demons! [ 1:04:38 || 29.5 MB ]

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/theshow/episodes/e2ts_124.mp3


  5. In the late 1990s and early and 2000s, the best the American horror machine had to offer as far as popular cinema was formulaic redundancy. Sure, there were bright moments but for every American Psycho there were two dozen Scream ripoffs. It seemed Hollywood discovered that they could take a teenage actress (or a 30 year old playing a teen) from a popular television show, put her in a thin tank top and painted-on jeans and they had a hit. But across the Pacific, there was an entirely different scene going on. Japan's horror output was filled with horror masterpieces boasting ingenuity and style unmatched anywhere else. But this is not just a column about those films. This is a column about the influence those films had on the Hollywood zeitgeist.

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/columns/reddick/reel-dread-40


  6. Greetings one and all! I have come to realize that I have recorded 10 comic book movie reviews on Earth-2.net: The Show. Wanting to contribute more than just my British tones to the Earth-2.net franchise, I've decided to formulate my own Top 10 list of comic book movies. This will be a work in progress, as I have yet to review quite a few films in the comic book movie genre -- films from the Spider-Man and Batman franchises, for example. Therefore, let me compile my Reel-lief Reviews Top 10 for the first time.

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/columns/wilson_i/comic-reel-lief-01


  7. We're baaaaack! (In all seriousness, sorry about the long delay between episodes.) This time around Alfred takes the fall for Bruce ("Eternal Youth"). In "Perchance to Dream" Bruce Wayne is given his dream life, but turns it away. An international thief targets Batman in "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy." Dick Grayson's emotional origin is recounted ("Robin's Reckoning"). And The Joker plots another zany scheme in "The Laughing Fish."

    The above is from: http://www.worldsfinestpodcast.com/episodes/wfp_006.mp3


  8. In the very first Is It Wednesday Yet?, Desmond joined Mike to review three forthcoming comic books: Freshmen II #6, Witchblade #108 and Xombie: Reanimated #3. In this batch they saw a lovers' quarrel (between a man and a plant), knife-fighting cherubs and zombie monkeys. Zombies, monkeys, angels with blades and plant lovers... why wouldn't you listen to this episode? [ 50:48 || 23.2 MB ]

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/theshow/episodes/e2ts_121.mp3


  9. It is impossible to deny the influence of Japanese culture in the modern-day Western Hemisphere. In a two-part series, I will examine both the Japanese aesthetic and then the influence it has had on Hollywood horror films. Let's first take a look at the styles currently dominating Japanese genre cinema that set them apart from their American brethren.

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/columns/reddick/reel-dread-39


  10. Maybe the most interesting monster ever created, Frankenstein's monster is the second most portrayed film character next to Dracula. But his intricacies and themes run much deeper than his fanged friend. In the following column I'll discuss the sexual underpinnings of the monster and his deranged creator both in the novel and in various films. (Of course, I'm not worried about spoiling in a 200 year old book so if you haven't read it and you want to, steer clear.) The film adaptations will essentially be covered in iconic sequences and themes, so there will be very little to spoil. However, you cannot discuss this theme in the novel without exploring its many plot points in depth.

    The above is from: http://www.earth-2.net/columns/reddick/reel-dread-38