Tag Archives: Horror

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Nightmares

The idea for Nightmares is very simple: bad dreams are becoming real. When that starts happening to everyone, the world eventually descends into chaos. We start with one of the obvious ones, with spiders going for a stroll across random-student-of-the-week … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Puppet Show

Sunnydale High has a new principal, or as Giles puts it the “new Fuhrer”. It’s immediately obvious that Buffy’s life has been made more difficult by his presence, because this one is paying attention: “There’s something going on with you. … Continue reading

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House of Mystery (1961) Review

This 1961 ghost story B movie is included on the fourth volume of the Edgar Wallace Mysteries DVD sets. A young couple who are house hunting go to view a beautiful house in the country, which is priced remarkable cheaply. … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Vampire

There is no doubt in my mind that this is an impressive film with some remarkable performances. Willem Dafoe embodies the vampire in just the same way that Max Schreck did (in the reality of the original acting, of course, … Continue reading

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Welcome to Halloween in the Junkyard! We are going to start with one of the great classics of silent cinema from 1922, the unauthorised adaptation of Dracula, which only survives to this day thanks to the survival of a handful … Continue reading

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Dracula Lives

At last it can be told! The never-before-revealed ORIGIN OF DRACULA! What a catchy blurb. What a great cover! I was sent this as a surprise gift recently and was waiting for the right time to share some thoughts about … Continue reading

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Another Episode 0

“The Other” The view from Igirisu: This OVA episode takes places before the main series but it is essential to watch it afterwards, as it gives away information about the nature of Mei’s relationship with Misaki (as will this article … Continue reading

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Another Episode 12

“Stand by Oneself” The view from Igirisu: Watch this episode right to the very end. There’s a little coda after the end credits that shows Teshigawara and Mochizuki leaving a recording for future students. I think the only explanation for … Continue reading

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Another Episode 11

“Makeup” The view from Igirisu: Back in Episode 9, Koichi, Mochizuki and Teshigawara were heading into the old school building to look for the hidden cassette tape and had a chance meeting with Yumi and Aya on the way. When … Continue reading

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Another Episode 10

“Glass Eye” The view from Igirisu: With only a couple of episodes to go we are starting to get some answers to the big questions in Another. We get to see the first meeting between Akazawa and Koichi for the … Continue reading

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Another Episode 9

“Body Paint” The view from Igirisu: After a bit of chatter about the cause of Nakao’s death, which doesn’t seem particularly relevant, as running away doesn’t save people from the curse anyway, and then another of Koichi’s nightmares, which feels … Continue reading

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Another Episode 8

“Hair Stand” The view from Igirisu: That was something a bit different. After a pre-credits splattering of something red, it turns out to be just a watermelon, which sets the tone for a breather episode. In case you’re not familiar … Continue reading

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Another Episode 7

“Sphere Joint” The view from Igirisu: “It looks like making two students not exist didn’t work.” You can say that again. Whether it is the stress of caring for his bedridden mother that tips Kubodera over the edge, or his … Continue reading

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Another Episode 6

“Face to Face” The view from Igirisu: Last week we had a clear outline of the premise of the series, which might have raised a few questions and doubts in the mind of the viewer. This episode addresses some of … Continue reading

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Another Episode 5

“Build Limbs” The view from Igirisu: By the end of this episode we finally have most of the answers about what is going on with Class 3, which makes this another talky episode. We also end the episode on some … Continue reading

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Another Episode 4

“Put Flesh” The view from Igirisu: It’s time for some more pre-titles info-dumping, much like the first episode, outlining more information about the true premise of this series. What had perhaps appeared to be a simple ghost story has become … Continue reading

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Another Episode 3

“Bone Work” The view from Igirisu: “There’s a right time for you to find out about everything. Just be patient.” We are starting to get some answers now, although being Another they tend to raise more questions at the same … Continue reading

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Another Episode 2

“Blueprint” The view from Igirisu: “You should be careful. It may have already begun. If it has it can’t be stopped.” But what exactly has begun? All the clues point towards something supernatural, but a good mystery story includes well-integrated … Continue reading

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Another Episode 1

“Rough Sketch” The view from Igirisu: Twenty-six years ago a student of Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 died tragically. The other children in the class didn’t cope well with their loss and carried on as if it had never … Continue reading

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Moons of Madness

BREAKING NEWS!  HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!  READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, friends of the Junkyard.  I’m taking a temporary break from The Sarah Jane Adventures to bring a Halloween treat. As October trundled onward, things were looking iffy for a new subject for my … Continue reading

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