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SET LIST: The Sklar Brothers

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Schlock & Awe: THE DUNWICH HORROR

Fantasist H.P. Lovecraft is widely considered one of the forefathers of modern horror fiction and has inspired such luminaries as Stephen King, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi with his… more

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: 0-8-4

Gamma radiation! Mid-air hijackings! Surprise Nick Fury! In a strong second episode, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. managed to course-correct from some of the missteps of… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more
 

The Shelf: THIS IS THE END, THE CROODS, THE WIZARD OF OZ

This week is a curious mixture of end-of-the-world, beginning-of-the-world, over-the-rainbow, under-the-sea, and get-out-of-the-house movies to make your Blu-ray collection wonder about your sanity. If you’re the kind of person to… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 16

In four short years, Tom Baker had gone from relative nobody, working on a building site, to one of the most popular and recognizable faces on British television, as well… more

Review: DON JON is Masturbatory in All the Right Ways

The short review: A compelling character study with a solid script and anchored by a pitch perfect cast, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon, offers up a money shot of… more
 

Fireside Chat with Matt and Shawn: GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Hi, folks. Matt Cohen and Shawn DePasquale here, sipping hot chocolate and snacking on s’mores, while wearing our cozy wool sweaters, seated next to the comforting warmth of a cracklin’… more

Review: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 is a Visual Feast

The short review: A visual smorgasbord with more puns and wordplay than an Abbott and Costello routine, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a capable, rollicking, and ultimately… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 15

Philip Hinchcliffe, the producer who ushered Doctor Who into a horror-fueled golden age of high production values and high ratings, stepped down after three years. Though his script editor, Robert… more
 

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Pilot”

Not even late-breaking news of Commissioner Gordon getting his own television series at Fox could stop Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s momentum, as the long-awaited… more

Fantastic Fest: Keanu Reeves’ MAN OF TAI CHI

Short Review: In Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut, the actor shows he can feature stylized action and deliver a delightfully over-the-top performance as the film’s villain. The simplistic dialogue and ’80s… more

Fantastic Fest: Wolf Delivers Violent Charm

Short Review: In a bleak picture of life in the Netherlands, Wolf is equal parts Grand Theft Auto and Rocky. A man’s desire to do right by his family after… more
 

THE BLACKLIST Review: “Pilot”

This review may contain some spoilers. To be fair, you probably should have considered that before clicking the link on the homepage. Not saying, but just saying. To put it… more

Schlock & Awe: THE DEVIL WITHIN HER

Evil little kids are certainly nothing new to horror films. Pre-pubescent terror goes all the way back to things like The Bad Seed and Village of the Damned. With Roman… more

The Shelf: IRON MAN 3, DOCTOR WHO, and Two From John Carpenter

This week, our Shelf doth overfloweth with superheroes, Time Lords, masters of horror, charming cannibals, and even a couple of giveaways for your getting-free-stuff pleasure. It’s like it’s getting close… more
 

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 14

The Tom Baker train was picking up a huge amount of steam during Season 13 of Doctor Who. The combination of his energy, the rapport between Baker and Elisabeth Sladen,… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 13

Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor had been a massive tonal shift toward proper sci-fi and horror and away from the overt action adventure of the Pertwee years…. more

Schlock & Awe: SILENT RAGE

So let’s say I ask you the age-old question, “Who would win in a fight between Chuck Norris and…” And before I even finish, you say, “Chuck Norris. Of… more
 

Must-Read Manga: CHILDREN OF THE SEA

Daisuke Igarashi’s series Children of the Sea is a beautifully illustrated, whimsical must-read that was first published in 2007 and has now released its conclusive fifth book, courtesy of Viz… more

The Shelf: ARROW, DAY OF THE DEAD, DOCTOR WHO

This week, a superhero show’s freshman year, the King of the Zombie’s darkest day, and two Time Lord releases full of Flash Animation. Plus, it’s six weeks ’til Halloween, and… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 12

Farewell, Jon Pertwee; hello Tom Baker. As Doctor Who entered its twelfth season, exiting producer Barry Letts had the task of finding a replacement for his star, who had been… more
 

Get Out Alive! Our Top Ten Final Girls in Horror Movies

One of the key components of the modern horror movie (1970s forward) is the idea of the “Final Girl.” Especially in slasher movies, the final girl is often the most… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 11

Like all good things, the Jon Pertwee tenure of Doctor Who was bound to end. After four wildly popular seasons of television and just coming off of a mostly stellar… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: SWAMP THING

In 1978, Richard Donner’s Superman was an astonishing hit and ushered in the modern superhero movie in style. Its 1980 sequel was also a massive success, and DC Comics… more