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SPOILER WARNING – THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SONY PICTURES’ NEW FILM SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

When you’ve got an eleven-year-old son who is hugely into Spider-Man, it doesn’t really matter if the trailers for the new animated Spider-Man movie appeal to you or not. Unless you’re an asshole, you’re going to see it.

Fortunately for me, I was very excited by the trailers for Into the Spider-Verse.

I love the wave of comic book inspired films we’ve been getting for the past decade, but no matter how much you’re enjoying it, there’s no denying the fact that there’s a certain safe sameness about most of the movies. Even with the seemingly huge differences between Marvel and DC films, if we’re being honest they’re all playing the same game.

Sony’s newest Spider-Man film, on the other hand, looked to be trying something very different. It’s animated, but didn’t seem…

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The latest episode of The Assignment: Horror Podcast has dropped. This week, the crew looks at 1986’s Chopping Mall.

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Recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2018 for the American Sci-Fi Classics Track!

Beth, Dave, Ryan Cadaver, Salena Balls, and Noel Wood select their favorite classic video game characters and a live audience determines who is the greatest of all time!

Listen in and find out if Albert Thermostat Dracula truly is the greatest classic video game character ever!

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The Assignment: Horror Podcast

1 Jack FrostFor those of you not living in the Deep South, it’s that time of year when the skies turn grey, the leaves all blow away, and Jack Frost comes dancing along to painfull chew your nose off. In other words, it’s Winter! This, of course, also means Christmas is coming. Both of these things are surprisingly good for horror film settings.

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The Space Giants

Posted: November 28, 2018 in Entertainment, Fiction
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“From the far reaches of outer space comes a threat to planet Earth. Mankind faces its most powerful enemy, the mastermind Rodak.”

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It was the 1970s, and at least for a while, a staple of the Superstation WTBS after-school television block was a Japanese import from the 1960s. It was 52 episodes of men in rubber suits playing the roles of robots and monsters while beating the snot out of each other every Monday through Friday afternoon to the delight of many a young child. The series was based on a manga called Ambassador Magma, which was also the TV show’s name in Japan. Beating Ultraman to TV screens in Japan by a handful of days, it was the first show of its kind broadcast in full color on their TV stations. The Ambassador Magma TV show also featured one of the earliest examples of the Japanese transforming robot. In America, it was known as The Space Giants.

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[Podcast] Bad Moon (1996)

Posted: November 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

Bad Moon, good werewolf, and off the rails we go. The crew looks at 1996’s Bad Moon and the results are… uhm… not the typical episode.

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CoverIf you only listen to one podcast this year… You probably need to start listening to more podcasts. But if you only listen to one podcast that went off the rails this year, this is the episode for you as the crew discusses the 1996 werewolf film, Bad Moon

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Christmas Horror Movie Poll

Posted: November 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

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We’re running another poll for the Holiday Season. The topic is Christmas horror.

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