Hallowe’en this year marked a minor milestone in my house. After Charlotte got her sackfull of candy, we returned home and watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. We watched the whole thing, and as far as I can remember this is the first time she’s sat with me and watched an entire full length feature film, animated or otherwise.
This is a Fat Dad With Glasses review, which means I’ll be mostly covering it from the father-of-a-five-year-old-girl angle. If you want my grown-up independent type view point… Here you go:
Despite being a fresh take, it still features a pretty derivative theme. However, the movie is very entertaining. It’s a masterwork of visual and musical achievement.
If you would like that opinion expanded upon… Seriously? You can go pretty much anywhere else on the internet. Or bait me with a comment below. It’s shockingly easy to get me to talk about something “I’m not gonna talk about” with comments.
So, it looks like I’m starting off the first full week of the31 Days of Tales From the Crypt blog-a-thon at Channel: Superhero, your source for the scrutiny of Small Screen comic-book-based properties. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 25 years or so, Tales From the Crypt is an anthology horror series that ran on HBO from 1989 to 1996. It also spun off two feature length films and an animated series called, Tales From the Cryptkeeper.
Today’s story–the Tales From the Crypt series premiere episode “The Man Who Was Death”–is taken directly from the pages of The Crypt of Terror #17. Thanks to some penny saving publishers and Post Office permit loopholes, The Crypt of Terror #17 is considered to be the very first issue of the Tales From the Crypt comic book. That’s why it’s fitting that today on day 5, in true Tales From the Crypt fashion, we’ll begin at the beginning… somewhere in the middle.
It’s the 11th Edition of the Review Grab Bag, everyone! Yay! For something I’ve been doing for a little over 4 years, that’s really not a lot of Grab Bags. Sure, once or twice there was basically a whole year or more in there where I didn’t post anything… but we don’t like to talk about that.
*Shifts eyes shiftily*
Anyway… Today, in the Review Grab Bag we’ll find 2 movies, a Graphic Novel and a puzzle that’s from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.