October 25, 2020 in Blogs
If you’ve been digging around horror literature lately, the name Junji Ito might sound familiar to you. He’s a Japanese author and illustrator who’s been creating manga since the 1980’s with works dealing with Body Horror, Insanity, The Breakdown of Society and living with his wife and two cats which have being growing increasingly popular in the Horror and Manga community. If his work doesn’t seem to familiar, his illustrations definitely will catch your attention when you see them.
October 4, 2020 in Blogs
Last year, I covered a list of albums that are perfect to listen to during the Halloween Season. Seeing as there are still a great many albums that are also perfect for the holiday, I decided to share some more choices that fitting along side the previous picks perfectly for this time of the year.
Everybody has their own tastes in pop culture. Regardless of what medium it is, we all have our tastes which make us unique in our own way. One such taste happens to be liking some things that generally get a lot of criticism. Some people may enjoy shows targeted toward a different demographic or something that is considered to be bad that get some enjoyment out of it regardless of what others say. Here online, that makes a pretty common idea to share. Pretty much everybody out on the internet has done a variation of this list regardless of what genre of film it would be and wants to share some of their opinions on the films that often get a lot of flack from many others. Considering the time of the year, I decided to make a similar list centered around Horror movies that generally get less favorable reputations from viewers or critics.
Last year when talking about music for the Halloween season, I briefly mentioned the group Nox Arcana. The duo of musicians who specialized in nothing else but concept albums that center on themes of Horror (and occasionally Winter time as well) that are frequently used in Halloween Attractions at theme parks and TV Shows dealing with the holiday. While the duo may not be the first to do it, they are known for being the ones who are heavily devoted into making each album an absolute masterpiece. Given that it’s a perfect choice for this time of the year, it seems like an opportune time to share some of my personal favorites from their catalog to help start off the season.
July 8, 2015 in Uncategorized
Well, it’s time for another summer which for many people means one thing: Going to the Beach.
Being from Southern California, this was basically the easiest and most frequent thing to solve the summertime blues. While I don’t go as often now, and by that I mean almost not at all, it did help serve as inspiration for a new themed month here on Manic. So join me as I partake in The Month of Tan Lines.
June 29, 2015 in Uncategorized
Back in the early 1950’s, Disney decided to take a step out of their normal animated territory and decided to make some live action movies. While spawning out multiple classics throughout the ’50s and ’60s (Mary Poppins, Old Yeller, 20,000 Leagues, etc.), it soon became a normal habit for them as they slowly only made very few animated films in those decades up until the ’80s. They still do release many live action films, but most of them aren’t as memorable as their animated counterparts.
With that being said, I felt like taking a look at one recently since they have plenty of them to watch. (Probably almost three times as many as they have animated films.) There have been a few that I’ve considered reviewing in the past (The Black Hole, Tron, The Watcher in the Woods), but I decided to go with one that was recommended to me by Jarvisrama99, and it’s also one I’ve never seen before, which was Escape To Witch Mountain.
June 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
June 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
May 25, 2015 in Uncategorized
Well, Iâ€™ve finally hit my 100th Review on It Came from the Drive In.
Iâ€™ve reviewed plenty of Slashers, Musicals, Campy films, and B-Movies throughout the course of this blog so far, but thereâ€™s been one Iâ€™ve wanted to look at that Iâ€™ve been saving for a very special occasion. Something Campy, Something Musical, and Something thatâ€™s often considered a Cult Classic. Read the rest of this entry →
May 23, 2015 in Uncategorized
One idea I’ve always been fascinated by within the fantasy genre and most fictional works is the concept of the Lost City of Atlantis.
It’s been an idea that can easily grab my attention ever since I first heard of it. It’s also been something I don’t see very often in fiction aside from a couple of old Sword-and-Sandal movies, the recent BBC show, Rapture from Bioshock, and, of course, the Disney movie which I find a bit disappointing considering it’s constant fascination and Dismissal from the Historical community. (Both happening at the same time usually.)Â Â So, you can imagine my intrigue when the director of Cannibal Holocaust decides to go out and make an Action Sci-Fi film based around the idea which never saw much attention when it hit the Direct-to-Home Video market entitled The Atlantis Interceptors.
(It had different film titles depending on where it was released.)
May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized
Well, after three more episodes passing, with one I wasn’t very fond of, we finally hit the one that has caught my interest since I saw the storyboards for it. Mainly due to the return of a certain Generation One character…The Smooze.