The Top 100 Women in Pop Culture! (Part 1)

Originally posted on Funk's House of Geekery:

A while ago we wrote an epic ten part list of our 100 favourite graphic novels. We liked it and the feedback we got was very positive. I though we’d do video games but fortunately we have writers who have great ideas, and we loved Jes’ suggestion that we could look at the 100 greatest female characters in pop culture. We went with that idea!

Before we unleash the first of five parts of this epic list, we’ll outline the criteria we settled on. The characters had to be female and be a part of modern pop culture. We decided not to include books in the process because that could produce a Top 100 list on its own. Our nominees come from comics, film, television and video games. We chose not to rank these characters from best to worst, instead celebrating each as an individual role. Our list of…

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[TV Talk] ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Episode One (Review)

Originally posted on Horror Novel Reviews:

Written by: Wesley Thomas

As AHS’s ‘Freak Show’ was possibly the most anticipated horror series to date, I felt I should review the first episode that spirals us into a whole new world. New accents, new terrors, new locations, new soundtrack, new time in history and even a new flow and pace to the show!

As usual we have some spectacular performances from a very talented and unique cast. The show’s producer and one of the three casting director’s decided to actually cast actors with genuine deformities and physical abnormalities to create a realness. Which is perfect given the first episode (and I am predicting each one) personalizes the ‘Freaks’. The latest instalment in AHS brings to light how they feel, how they are treated, how they overcome it, and how they deal with it. As it is a horror show, some deal with it in a very gruesome manner…

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The 100 Scariest Horror Novels of All Time

Originally posted on Horror Novel Reviews:

Compiling a Top 100 list isn’t easy. I’m bound to offend some and win over others. That’s the nature of the beast, I suppose. Whether you agree with this list or not, you should be able to track down a few new treasures you’ve been missing out on, and you’ve got time to line up some reading material for Halloween. Anticipate loads of familiar names to fill this one up (a few are featured multiple times), but don’t be shocked if you stumble upon some fresh names as well. Check it out, from vintage classic to modern masterpiece, novella to full-length novel, these are the greatest 100 horror books on the market!

100. A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood

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Alison’s Littlewood’s A Cold Season didn’t win over hearts unanimously, but I found it extremely creepy, fully engaging and chilling to the marrow. There’s a slick Wicker Man vibe to this…

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