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R.L. Stine has been dubbed the “Stephen King of children’s literature” with his Goosebumps and Fear Street book series. Now he has taken to uncharted lands, the world of adult horror. This isn’t the first time R.L. Stine has written outside of those two franchises, his book “Temptation” contains his works “Goodnight Kiss 1”, “Goodnight Kiss 2”, and “The Vampire Club”. All copywritten in 1992, 1996, and 1997 respectively. However Many still view that series of books as children books regardless.
R.L. Stine has written a new book “Red Rain” and it’s no children’s book. As a child I remember reading Goosebumps which had scary situations, never extremely violent, no curse words, and never any sex. “Red Rain” is extremely violent, has sex, and plenty of cursing.
Quite a buzz has been stirring in the latest adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin comics (and anime), a full 2 hour live-action movie produced by Warner Brothers. Not only does it accurately re-tell the entire story of Kenshin, apparently it does it well. A recent article about the movie was recently written by Kotaku, and they rave that it’s a “nearly perfect film adaptation”.
Sega’s upcoming Phantasy Star Online sequel will be free to play. Not much has been said about the franchise as of late, however they are attempting to make a comeback.
Let’s get one thing straight, I was looking forward to this with high hopes because of the silent praise the film was receiving, much like Paranormal Activity. Written and directed by The Vicious Brothers, this bastard child of The Blair Witch Project and House on Haunted Hill provides less scares then both combined, not only that but it’s a steaming pile of rat shit, and that rat was the best actor in this movie. Read the rest of this article…
Sonic is one of the most iconic symbols in gaming history and back when his games were good, we found his first animated series aired every Saturday morning. When the parents were still sleeping I got up at 6am every morning to watch this show. Whether you owned a Sega Genesis or not, this show was the subject of much talk.
Samurai Pizza Cats (Cat Ninja Legend Teyandee in Japan) was the first enjoyable anime show I watched as a kid. English versions of the show took pot shots at the Ninja Turtles, modern day events, and even pop stars like Madonna.
Back when the Power Rangers began their first season (which is hard to imagine nowadays) I found myself spellbound in front of the TV set. Produced by Saban and debuting on August 28, 1993, the Power Rangers were chosen by a Wizard of Oz-ish leader known as Zordon, accompanied by Alpha 5 (think: Robot from Lost in Space).
Mild mannered computer hacker Dexter Douglas (Paul Rugg) gets sucked into the internet and becomes the nutty superhero Freakazoid. First airing on September 9, 1995, Freakazoid! was a great source of comic relief, airing around the same time as Earthworm Jim. Like that show, this has plenty of off-key and crass jokes which had me rolling as a kid, and villains with names just as absurd like “The Lobe” (a villain with an exposed brain for a head).
Before the viewer was in for a scare with the Goosebumps TV series, there was a lesser known and better series known as Eerie, Indiana. It’s tough adjusting to a new town when you move, and for the Teller family it’s near impossible when they move to Eerie. Marshall Teller (Omri Katz) and Simon Holmes (Justin Shenkarow) become friends when he moves in, sharing one common belief: Eerie is the weirdest place on Earth.
Eek! The Cat was slapped on our TV sets courtesy of Nelvana and Fox Children’s Productions. Later in my life I learned Canadian company Nelvana had owned the rights to a popular 80’s show known as the Care Bears. This explains why they had Care Bear spin-offs named “The Squishy Bearz” (I always wondered how they didn’t get sued for that, depicting the furry critters as completely incompetent. [It’s called ‘satire’, covered under fair use. Just FYI. -Ed.] Eek tries his best to help others while falling into hilarious situations, and upon showing pictures of his girlfriend people usually reply how fat she is.