The Car

Die Hard, Jaws and Towering Inferno are all of a school of prototypical Hollywood genre films that gave birth to copycats far and wide. Many confined actions films have been referred to as ‘Die hard in a…’ Many disaster films borrow Towering Inferno motifs and

Meandering Mic: Abby Howard

If by this point you have somehow managed to miss my total love of Strip Search – Penny Arcade’s Webcomic Artist Competition/Reality Show, the first series has finally finished. It’s 31 episodes and many many hours long – and well worth watching! Seriously my favourite

S06E16 – Eerie Everywhere

On this week’s episode we decide to explore those strange little realities that are just a little bit off-normal. Join us as we take a journey into a pocket universe (that’s not a euphemism!), where people are strange even when you’re not a stranger. This

Exit

Nordic Noir, the term was one specifically tailored towards literature but only in the last few years with the popularity of the Millennium trilogy, Wallander, Borgen and the Killing it has made its way onto TV and Cinema screens. Now films that would have disappeared

Jack Hill Double: Spider Baby & Foxy Brown

Quentin Tarantino dubbed Jack Hill “the Howard Hawks of exploitation filmmaking”. Even if that box quote does cut Jack Hill as a vital figure in the exploitation film world, what’s even more worthy of note is Arrow Film’s commitment to releasing high-quality pressings of the

S06E15 – Me & My Giant Robot

When it comes to robots, does bigger mean better or are we simply fascinated by giant weapons? On this episode we decided to take a closer look at giant robots, so join us as we find out which robot would make the best friend and

Competition Time! – LitFest Mini Comic Con

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! The Middlesbrough Literary Festival has been running for some time now, but this year Sarah Dennis, Morbid, and the rest of the good folks at the Central Library have added something new – a mini comic convention! To celebrate the

S06E14 – GemuCon 2013 Special

On this episode the lovely Phil hosted a live show at this year’s GemuCon, and joining him behind the mics were some well-known (or notorious – the choice is yours), guest presenters. Join them as they discuss their earliest gaming memories, Sonic and Mario, cloud

S06E13 – Monsters!

On this week’s episode we take a look at the weird and wonderful world of monsters  – and although we try to avoid the usual vampires, werewolves and zombies they do turn up in the midst of the giant lizards/reptiles/squids/sharks/spiders/snakes/scorpions/apes, things from outer space or

S06E12 – Parodies & Stereotypes

Apologies for the lack of news this time around. We were hit by a bad case of Gremlin (only the one), and our technology decided to take five for a while. Oscar Wilde once wrote that “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life”, and