Happy Halloween and welcome to the conclusion to my list of movies and shorts that try to literally scare the Hell out of you. All great horror writers know that humans fear the unknown. Great scares work because we don't predict and don't understand them. And nobody grasped that better than the 1930 cartoon short … Continue reading Top 5 Hell Scares #1–Swing You Sinners!
What's a Hell Scare? An old-school Christian tactic that won souls by literally scaring the Hell out of someone. Hey, don't wanna burn in the lake of fire, right? Better become a Christian, or Jesus gon' getcha! As a result, generations of Christians and non-Christians alike grew up terrified of the notions of Hell. Now Jesus … Continue reading Top 5 Hell Scares–#5, Toasty Christmases
This is part of an ongoing series exploring history and film throughout the ages by watching one movie per release year from 1941 to 2016. To see the other movies and times discussed so far, click here. And now for something completely different. In order to shake things up, we decided to watch an animated … Continue reading 75 Years of Film: 1949–The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Avatar: The Last Airbender is my number-one favorite television show of all time, and not just in animation. It had incredible writing, beautiful animation, and characters that stuck with us when we saw those tragic words "The End." So when I heard about The Legend of Korra, I was nervous. Spinoffs are more likely to fail than … Continue reading 10 Reasons The Legend of Korra Sucked More Than I Want to Admit
What cartoon defines 90's animation better than the Animaniacs? Fun, upbeat, slapstick comedy at its best, when cartoons were content to be silly. The show won EIGHT freaking daytime Emmys! But sadly, not all of the segments were winners. I decided to go through the segments of the Animaniacs and line up the worst segments … Continue reading Worst-to-Best Animaniacs Segments
Okay, time to wave my nerd flag again. When it comes to anime, I'm really more a fan of the medium than the shows. I like how beautiful the artwork can be, I like the incredible storytelling style that can get silly and serious in a flash, and I love that it caters to many … Continue reading 5 Anime that Actually Don’t Suck!