The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 03

Welcome back witnesses! In this podcast, we cover episodes 13-24 of Dororo. Tensions are high as war is on the horizon. The border of the Daigo Clan is being invaded by the neighboring clan of Asakura. To make matters worse, famine, and plague are ravaging the lands. You would think people would just pack up…

Fear Street: Part 3 – 1666 (2021) Review

We've arrived at the conclusion of the Fear Street trilogy on Netflix. I have to say I'm a little disappointed with the conclusion. Fear Street Part 3 is composed of two different stories, as if the director forgot about Part One. Deena reunited the dismembered hand with its body, and was sent into a trance.…

Fear Street: Part 2 – 1978 (2021) Review

These FEAR Street movies keep getting better. Comparing the first one, FEAR Street: Part One - 1994, I think 1978 is the superior film. When it comes to originality, there's much to be desired. It clearly paid homage to the Friday the 13th franchise. However, there's enough character development and subplots that prevent it from…

The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 02

Dororo is a hardcore anime. It's strange and really embraces Japanese mythology. Each demon has a unique design that stands out from the Western view of what we're used to. Some look like regular humans while others look like something that crawled out of an elephant anus. They appear out of nowhere like wild Pokemon…

The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Review

I am a stan for werewolf movies. There's something I find fascinating about the deadly creatures. In The Wolf of Snow Hollow, a town is terrorized by a series of brutal murders every full moon. Officer Marshall (Jim Cummings) is charged with finding the culprit while battling with his belief in the supernatural. It's a…

The Woman In The Window (2021) Review

Amy Adams has been involved with some of my favorite films. From Man of Steel to Arrival. One day I was on YouTube and came across the trailer for this Netflix original. When I saw Gary Oldman was involved, my mind was made up. The title tells you everything you need to know, except for…

Fear Street Part 1: 1992 (2021) Review

It's been so long since I read a Fear Street book. When I saw that Netflix was releasing one movie each week, I thought it was a unique marketing approach. R.L. Stine is one of the key contributors to my love for the horror genre. From the awesome cover art to the collectable box sets,…

The Tomorrow War (2021) Review

My expectations were low for this movie. I'm a Chris Pratt fan and watched it off his star power alone. I saw no trailers and went in blind. After viewing it this Fourth of July weekend, I can say The Tomorrow War is worth seeing. It is a pleasant surprise with heart, humor, and a…

Blowtorch #2

Creator: Alfred PaigeWriter: Alex De-Gruchy, Art: Montos Letters: Saida TemofontePublisher: Second Sight Publishing This is not at all what I expected as a follow-up to the first issue of Blowtorch. It's like a mixture of John Wick and Crank. Richard Kinkaid and his two allies, Infrared and Pinpoint, were sent to apprehend an exceptionally dangerous…

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https://anchor.fm/s/1c1d8028/podcast/rss Welcome to The Story Monster Podcast! Your source for movie reviews, books, and banter.In this episode, The Cinematic Witness conducts an interview with the legendary Andre "Chyna" McCoy. He is working non-stop to bring his raging antihero, WarBayne to life. A hybrid creature born from both a vampire and werewolf. For more information on…