A New World of Gods and Monsters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCm2PX5Iz00 With the upcoming release of The Mummy, Universal Studios has been putting forth more information on their shared universe, including this little teaser for their "Dark Universe."  Cheesy name and cheesier music aside, I wanted to really give this some thought before I wrote up my own thoughts on the matter.  And if you've … Continue reading A New World of Gods and Monsters

The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1986

The Phantom of the Opera has surpassed all other musicals to become the most successful, beloved, and celebrated stage show of all time, with it's only competition being perhaps Les Miserables.  That one still dominates in London's West End, but on Broadway, Phantom reigns supreme.  Financially, it's the most successful entertainment event to date and still going strong.  … Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1986

Ancient Images by Ramsey Campbell

This book had SO much potential, it could quite literally have had me at "Hello." The setup revolving around the lost Karloff/Lugosi film is irresistible. The atmosphere is so thick it's practically a character, not unlike the first 4 chapters of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The rest... is mind-numbing. My brain actually kept shutting itself off … Continue reading Ancient Images by Ramsey Campbell