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?…

Humans are Such Easy Prey – Episode 31

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss two more adaptations of the works of H.P. Lovecraft starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton – Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond (1986) and Charles Band’s The Evil Clergyman (1987). This Week: Duane – Singin’ in the Rain, Colour from the Dark (2008), and The Thing on the Doorstep (2014) David – Stranger Things (2016), The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd…

Get a Job in the Sideshow

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss H.P. Lovecraft’s “Herbert West – Reanimator” and its film adaptations, Stuart Gordon’s H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator (1985) and Brian Yuzna’s Bride of Re-Animator (1989). This Week: Duane – Watch: The Office (U.S.), MST3K’s Manhunt in Space, The Decline of Western Civilization (1980); Read: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Listen: Mineral’s The Power of Failing (1997) and EndSeranading (1998); Scarlett Johansson’s reading…