Oct 252014


You know, as Remaketober 2014 draws to a close, I can’t help but feel a little down. I was looking forward to doing Remaketober all year, and to see it end so soon is kind of depressing. Still, this was a fun year for me, and I’ll be returning in just over 11 months to do it again. So for now, enjoy this analysis of George Romero’s classic (believe me when I say, I could do an entire Remaketober on just Romero movies) and thanks for readi-

No one’s reading this, are they? Figures.

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Oct 192014


You know, last year (when no one was reading what I wrote…come to think of it, is anyone reading it now?) I did 2 major slasher movie classics for Remaketober: Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as The Omen, all of which have bucket loads of sequels. Oddly enough, I didn’t think to address the sequels at all in the first writeup. Maybe it’s because, unlike my subject for this week, I’d never seen the sequels to those movies. However in this case, it’s basically impossible to discuss the original without discussing, or at least acknowledging, the sequels, so since I’ve seen them all at one point or another, I shall be doing that. Briefly.

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Oct 112014


The thing about Remaketober is that I don’t really have any guidelines. Unless my superiors come to their senses and try to stop me, I can basically talk about whichever movie and remake I want to. As a result, I have a tendency to gravitate towards terrible remakes of movies I love, since it allows me to rant about movies I hate, and gush about movies I love (two of my favorite activities). Still, I do try to restrain myself, and have promised to try and review a movie each year where I’m more likely to like the remake over the original; last year it was The Thing, next year will probably be The Fly, you get the idea. So with that in mind, here’s The Woman in Black.

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Oct 092014

Starshine5050: Hello everyone and welcome to another Objection! As ever-present as a zombie horde, I’m Starshine!

Guyinthe3rdrow: And like an erratically timed straight-to-video sequel, I’m the Guy in the Third Row.

Starshine5050: Today, in honor of the best holiday of the year (Halloween) we’re going to be talk about whether genre-savvy horror movie characters work. Care to start us off, Guy?

I would totally put money on the Sugarplum Fairy.

Pictured: The guy who makes his living making sure the population in any given horror film dies horrifically. For the record, yes, he DOES love his work.

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Oct 042014


Hello and welcome to Remaketober. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “What the hell is Remaketober?” “Oh god, this guy again.” “Doesn’t he ever shut up?” Well, to answer your question (your non-hurtful question that is) Remaketober is a proud Elessar tradition dating all the way back to last year when I first thought of it. Basically what I do is, every week of October I watch a horror film that has a remake followed closely by it’s remake(s). I then write an article where I compare and contrast them. And we’re kicking off Remaketober 2014 with a big one: The Haunting.

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Sep 212014

You kids and your newfangled…

SAO Season 2 poster

As animation grows and innovates, what happens to the series we love today? Where will they be long after their airing? The Inverseman discusses tonight!

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