The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – King’s Theatre

Original Text by Washington Irving Adapted by Philip Meeks Directed by Jake Smith ★★ So... Art is subjective, as is tone. Horror is another avenue in which the prickling frights of jump scares and spooks may shiver one’s spine and tickle the funny bone of another. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a gargantuan classic of American … Continue reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – King’s Theatre

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – BBC Iplayer

https://youtu.be/YYghg-lNNuQ Written and Created by Conrad Murray, David Cumming and German Marvel Directed by Geej Ower ★★★★ However one feels about The Modern Prometheus or Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s creation defied the social paradigms of the time. A young woman, already surrounded by male peers, Shelley helped lay the foundations of Western science fiction and a mythos which would … Continue reading Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – BBC Iplayer

Monster Seafood Wars – Fantasia Film Festival

https://youtu.be/uAADM0nhJBs Written & Directed by Minoru Kawasaki Japan/ 2020/ 84 mins ★★ Attempting to imitate the infamous Kaiju genre, known for giving the world Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra, Monster Seafood Wars leaps out of the gate with ridiculous strides, a ludicrous script, and lashings of exuberant Japanese enthusiasm. In part a mockumentary, Monster Seafood Wars frames itself with a news crew interviewing a survivor and … Continue reading Monster Seafood Wars – Fantasia Film Festival

The Monstrous Heart – Traverse Theatre

Written by Oliver Emanuel Directed by Gareth Nicholls Choking, claustrophobic, Mag’s cabin exists in an idyllic retreat many would desire, but others would suffocate within its freedom. Where the subject of nature vs. nurture arises, the concept of a monstrous mother is by no means recent. Oliver Emanuel’s The Monstrous Heart entwines nature so integrally … Continue reading The Monstrous Heart – Traverse Theatre