The Witching Hour #31 – The Corpse Bride

I really admire the art of stop animation. The dedication it takes to move puppets and set pieces in painstakingly small increments and capturing every single image to create the illusion of fluid movement is more than I could ever hope to possess. The very tedium of such a job would surely drive me out …

The Witching Hour #30 – What Lies Beneath

For as long as I have loved movies Robert Zemeckis has been one of my favorite producers and directors in all of Hollywood. Yeah, you can point to Forrest Gump and Back to the Future all you want but the man has been behind other productions that are just as entertaining – even if they …

The Witching Hour #29 – Happy Death Day

Horror is such a wonderfully diverse genre. Whether your tastes run to explicit grisly kills or more restrained psychological manipulation, virtually everyone can find a horror movie that will suit their individual tastes. As for myself, I prefer horror movies with a supernatural angle over a slasher flick. Nothing against those who love their knife-wielding …

The Witching Hour #28 – The Silence of the Lambs

As long as the art of storytelling has been around it has become clear that people are utterly fascinated with villains. If I were to ask all of you to name off some characters from Star Wars and Batman it is a safe bet that many would begin their lists with Darth Vader and the …

The Witching Hour #27 – My Mom’s a Werewolf

By any chance, did you happen to see a Sylvester Stallone movie called Over the Top? That’s the 80’s flick about a truck driver who had a troubled relationship with his son so he goes on to win an arm wrestling tournament. (I swear, that movie could only have been made in that decade.) If …

The Witching Hour #25 – Open Water 2: Adrift

Last year on The Witching Hour we looked at Frozen, a movie about three people trapped on a ski lift and struggling to stay alive during a brutally cold winter storm. While I found the plot to be a bit hard to swallow, there actually was historical precedent for someone becoming stranded in that exact …

The Witching Hour #24 – Splatterhouse

Like many old-school gamers, I enjoy my side-scrolling beat-em-ups like Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Capcom’s Final Fight. It is just so satisfying to unload a world of hurt on pixelated foes. Unfortunately, so many of these games center around the same types of enemies – generic street thugs. There are exceptions, of course. …

The Witching Hour #23 – Theresia

If you were to ask a bunch of Nintendo DS owners what their favorite horror game for the system might be, a lot of them would probably point to the Dementium series or maybe Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (for the sake of brevity, I refer to that game as 999. While those are …

The Witching Hour #22 – AHS: The End

Usually when I look at something for The Witching Hour it is something I have seen or played before. Tonight is going to be a little different as we are looking at a fairly recent episode of American Horror Story that I had literally just seen before writing this article. Check your radiation levels and …

The Witching Hour #21 – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

What a year 2013 was for the Nintendo 3DS system. Beleaguered by a lukewarm launch and a barrage of criticisms ranging from the handheld’s low resolution screens to the lack of a second analog stick (on the original models, anyways), 2013 was the year the 3DS went on the offensive to earn itself some respect. …