Wes Craven, a Master of Slasher Horror Films, Dies at 76 – The New York Times


The sad news continues for me. We lose another great person whose work I’ve admired growing up, Wes Craven. The other day, I posted on Facebook about getting horror movie recommendations for my upcoming annual podcast on horror movies. I had some great suggestions but all those movies will have to be put on hold for another time. I am planning on dedicating on a couple of podcast episodes of the career of Wes Craven. From Last House on the Left to Scream 4, I will try my best to watch all of his movies, give you my thoughts on them and recommend them for your viewing pleasure but that’s not all.

Which Wes Craven movie was your favorite? Below is a survey that would like for you to take part in. There are some restrictions to the poll. 1) Like the Highlander, there can be only one so choose you answer wisely. 2) Movies on the poll are movies shown in theaters no tv work or internet 3)The movies listed are those Wes directed. I’m not looking at executive producer or writing credits – just directed. Lastly, I will mention the results on the podcast and see if my ranking matches with those who took the survey.

Wes Craven, a master of horror cinema and a proponent of the slasher genre best known for creating the “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” franchises, died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 76.

The cause was brain cancer, according to a statement from his family.

Perhaps Mr. Craven’s most famous creation was Freddy Krueger, memorably played by Robert Englund, a serial killer with a razor-blade glove who haunted the dreams of high school students in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) and its sequels and became one of the best-known villains in horror movie history, alongside Michael Myers of the “Halloween” franchise and Jason Voorhees of the “Friday the 13th” films. The first “Nightmare on Elm Street” cost $1.8 million to make and grossed about $25 million

Source: Wes Craven, a Master of Slasher Horror Films, Dies at 76 – The New York Times

Guillermo Del Toro Could Put Godzilla In ‘Pacific Rim 3’


Let me begin with this word, NO!!!!! I love the Big G and all his glory but I don’t see the need to have the Pacific Rim universe mixed with my Godzilla universe. Sure, putting peanut butter on my chocolate or vice versa make sound good but I want it separate. Besides, how are you going to combine the two universes when both took place in San Francisco? Alternate timelines? Stop! Make a Jet Jaguar Jaeger? Look, stop messing with my mind.

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Look, this may be wishful thinking and I would love nothing more to relive my love of Kaijus on the big screen but I don’t want it all coming together. There is no kaiju version of the JLA or the Avengers that needs to happen though Destroy All Monsters was fantastic but that was Godzilla’s universe. Let Pacific Rim exists on it’s own terms.

Is this real life? This underground hearsay has been bubbling up for a while now, and we would love nothing more than to see this crossover. Godzilla vs. a Jaeger in Pacific Rim 3 for an epic final showdown? Yes, please!

Guillermo del Toro has expressed the potential of doing this, and, honestly, it really does make sense (or is that just me making it make sense?). Either way, this crossover, unlike many out there, is one I’m sure we’d all welcome with open arms.

Source: Guillermo Del Toro Could Put Godzilla In ‘Pacific Rim 3’

Page 49 Podcast – Interview with Amy S. King


Welcome to Episode 2 of my spinoff podcast Page 49. As for this podcast, I wanted Page 49 to reflect some great writers but more geared towards Young Adults. I had the pleasure of meeting Amy when she came to my library branch earlier this year. She was kind enough to share some time to talk to me about the book I read Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, her upcoming I Crawled Through It, and some Star Wars – how cool is that!!!

Amy’s new book is coming out in September 2015. Check out her site for more information about her, tour dates, and her amazing books – http://www.as-king.com/

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 8/22/15


Just a word of warning, this has been a tough week to get through. I’ve had a death in the family which I start off the show. In addition, I talked about Scott McCloud’s Sculptor graphic novel and with the passing of Yvonne Craig and Bud Yorkin and everything gets connected to death. This is a very heavy show and I’m not looking to depress people. Rather, I want to share my thoughts on the subject.

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Jurassic World and Antman


Hey this podcast is a double feature review of Jurassic World and Antman. Remember, there will be spoilers on the show if you have not watched the movies.