Tag oral history

Stan Lee’s Origin Story is Revealed in Mutants, Monsters & Marvels

Lazy Sundays aren’t solely reserved for The Lonely Island. They’re the perfect time to clean out your DVR with programming you’ve really wanted to watch, but never actually made time for. So, while sipping on my Sunday morning coffee, I… Continue Reading →

Jason Hawes Explores the Most Terrifying Locations

I’m all about good ghost stories. I mean, I love them! Having grown up (and returned to live in) a house that’s almost 200 years old that includes several graves of its previous inhabitants located within jumping distance of my… Continue Reading →

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich√©s, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Belushi Doc Brings the Fame, Pain and Shame

For most people, celebrity is fleeting. Sometimes it can take years, decades and even a lifetime to finally make your mark in the pop-culture zeitgeist. And then there’s the kind of people whose burning desire and work ethic seemingly create… Continue Reading →

William Shatner vs. Ancient Aliens: History’s Greatest Crossover

Per Matt William Shatner never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like (at least while appearing on reality TV). So, when the pop-culture icon appeared on Ancient Aliens last week to debate the ancient astronaut theory, the two-hour long episode… Continue Reading →

Football Feuds: Al Davis vs. The NFL

Per Matt On this, the holiest of holy days in American professional sports, it only felt natural to write up ESPN’s 30 For 30 documentary series which focused on one of the most bitter rivalries of the National Football League…. Continue Reading →

Beyond Oak Island Chases Other Tales of Untold Treasures

If you’re a curser, an Oakie or an acorn, you’re already a fan of The Curse of Oak Island. And if you’re not, you really need to catch up, already¬†(Oak Island‘s Eighth Season Off to a Rocky Start). After eight… Continue Reading →

Eli Roth Explores More History of Horror

Per Matt The very best of AMC’s FearFest is back with a vengeance! Halloween arrives early as Eli Roth’s History of Horror debuts before the mid-way point of October, ensuring more than enough mayhem ensues in October.

Showtime Punches the Right Ticket for The Comedy Store

Per Matt Stand-up comedy of the ’70s changed show business forever. Who knew all it would take was a divorcee with three kids running a nightclub as if the comedians were her own family to kickstart it all? This is… Continue Reading →

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