The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Episode 39

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., David and Duane discuss Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s excellent comic The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as well as Stephen Norrington’s less-than-extraordinary 2003 adaptation starring Sean Connery. How can such a great story have such a mediocre adaptation (and why is that so often the case)? But first: This week, Duane watched…

I’m Going to Stake Ben Cortman – Episode 38

Welcome to the 38th Episode of Watch.Read.Listen. In this episode Duane, and David tackle Richard Matheson’s seminal horror novel I Am Legend. They breakdown where they feel the three film adaptations steered the right way, and where they feel they completely missed the marked. This Weeks: Duane: Every Frame a Painting – The Marvel Symphonic…

DOOM PATROL #1

I have something to confess to you. I’ve never read a single issue of Doom Patrol. Not even during the heyday of Grant Morrison when he was on the title. I always meant to, but it was one of those things that continually got put off, time after time. On September 16th, Doom Patrol made…

HEAD ON A STICK: IN DEFENSE OF WOLF CREEK

In 2005, Horror films were in the boom of what will forever be known as one of the worst misnomers of a genre ever, torture-porn. I hate this label for a few reasons. The number one is that it implies, by name alone, that the people who watched films like Saw, or Hostel, as deriving…

The Devil is in the Details – Episode 37

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Joe Hill’s 2010 dark fantasy novel Horns as well as Alexandre Aja’s 2013 adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe. What makes Hill’s novel more compelling? Does the medium make the story? But first… This Week: Duane – Stranger Things (minor spoilers), Tales to Terrify Episode 441 – “Hear No Evil” by Shane J. Cummings, Lessons from…

The Many Tales of the Black Cat – Episode 36

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” and three adaptations of Poe’s short story by Roger Corman (in 1962’s Tales of Terror), Dario Argento (in 1990’s Two Evil Eyes), and Stuart Gordon (in Masters of Horror Season 2). What is the fundamental nature of a story: plot, character, theme?…