TV

TV series, reality shows, and the like related to Halloween, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or the bizarre.

[Guest Posts]

The Importance of Kid-Horror

Kids in the ’50s gobbled up the gruesome morality tales of EC comics. These stories thrilled a generation with their depictions of terrible people getting punished for doing terrible things. They were fun, beautifully drawn… and wildly inappropriate, so much so that the entire comic book industry was forced to water everything down for decades

[Bite-sized Horror]

The New Animaniacs Halloween Special!

As a kid, I loved the original Animaniacs (1993) and Pinky and the Brain. I’m not sure it ever really was a “kids” show per se though, and I’m sure most of the more clever jokes flew right over my head, so it’s only more enjoyable to watch now, as an adult. The artwork of

[Guest Posts]

Creating a Ghostwatch Inspired Hoax and the Loss of My Belief in Ghosts

This is a two-part post. In the previous post I reflected on the impact Ghostwatch had on me. In the countdown to Christmas in 1992, at the age of 11, I was having sleepless nights, not due to the usual excitement, but thanks to the lingering fear left over from watching Ghostwatch months earlier. However,

[Guest Posts]

Ghostwatch 30 Years On — My Own Personal Horror

For a young, impressionable 10-year-old with an unhealthy obsession with the paranormal and an overactive imagination, was the BBC’s Ghostwatch a Halloween trick or treat? In this two-part article, I look back on the most terrifying experience of my life and how this eventually cured me of my fears. As a young child, I was

[Reviews]

The Forgotten Frankenstein Sitcom of 1979

CBS had no shortage of classic prime time comedies in the 1970s. This was the era of All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, and more. For some reason, though, the network just couldn’t get a foothold on Wednesday nights. It became a veritable Bermuda Triangle of comedy, with show after show

[Reviews]

Revisiting the Movie that Warped My Mind as a Child

When you’re a kid, movies can get to you in a way that they just can’t when you’re grown up. By the time you’re in elementary school, you know a lot about what’s supposedly “real” and what’s supposedly “unreal,” but the line between those worlds is blurrier. Generally, your imagination is a lot more active

[Bite-sized Horror]

Season 4 of Hannibal Might Really Be Happening

Art by Arkarti Over the weekend, we saw a Hannibal reunion take place over YouTube. I only just watched this now, and was only expecting it to be fun to see all the cast and crew together again after Hannibal was cancelled 5 years ago. However, to my delight, they spoke heavily of the future

[Reviews]

The New Munsters on Mockingbird Lane

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of the children’s shows from my childhood that I loved, Eerie, Indiana, and briefly touched on how startled I was every time the main character’s mother’s name Marilyn was said out loud, as it’s not a name I hear every day, but it is my name. Another

[Reviews]

Eerie, Indiana Pop. 16,661

Revisiting a beloved show from your early childhood can be a wonderful stroll down memory lane. Or, it can end up being a frustrating trip into the questionable tastes of your youth. Today I would like to share with you my thoughts on one such show I chose to re-watch, almost 25 years after I