Tag Archives: Horror

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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Shaun of the Dead

When Shaun of the Dead was released in Spain the title was changed to Zombies Party, with the tagline “A night… of death”.  That rather misses the point, doesn’t it, and not just because the film takes place mostly in … Continue reading

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Creeped Out

When I wrote about The Sarah Jane Adventures I mentioned the importance of the BBC in terms of making original drama content for children, and here is an example that is bang up to date.  There are very few broadcasters … Continue reading

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American Gothic

Like any Junkyard, you never know what treasures you can find.  Since October began, we’ve been looking in those creepy corners to stay true to one of my favorite holidays.  So far, we’ve talked about two classic anthology series: The … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Fourth Doctor 2

Last time we looked at some different kinds of cliffhanger endings used in the Fourth Doctor era: the good old monster reveal, some threats to the Doctor or his companion, and some throwbacks to the Hartnell and Troughton eras.  As … Continue reading

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Genre Clashes

What is it about Doctor Who that allows it to continue indefinitely, while other sci-fi series fall by the wayside after a few years?  Mike hit the nail on the head in his Storytelling 1 article when he compared Doctor … Continue reading

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