Soul Liquid Chambers Vol 1-3

Every now and then, when I’m browsing for new media to enter my brain hole, I come across a title that has managed to capture my interests by just viewing the cover art. This creates enough intrigue from a single piece of artwork that I subsequently purchase and commit to the whole series. Although I […]

Pledge Night composite

With Covid restrictions lifting and vaccinations become more widespread, the idea of actually being able to communicate with other humans in the same room as you is becoming a reality again (terrifying of a concept as that may be). This has opened up a whole avenue of activities that simply were not possible during lockdown. […]

Spookies Composition pic

Ever since I was a small child, I have had a fascination with monster movies. They bring back nostalgic memories of sitting for hours on end, watching black and white monster movies and being mesmerized by the obscure stories and practical special effects, helping form my strong love for them both in later life. Being […]

As a gamer, it took me a long time to get around to playing any visual novels. With the assumption that all visual novels were redundant dating sims, I avoided playing any until it was suggested I play Doki Doki Literature Club. After this, I realised that these games can be an excellent way to […]

I am all for horror that takes new direction to its approach! With so many films using the same played out premise with an interchangeable villain,  I am happy to dive into a film that seems to alter that predictable formula. That was my first impression with Bliss, seeing scenes soaked in colour and being […]

It’s safe to say that, for most, Naruto was their first exposure to Japanese media and culture. With its larger then life fight scenes, solid story arcs and beautiful artwork, it has defiantly made its mark on popular culture throughout the world. One thing that I have always enjoyed about Naruto was the Bijuu, or […]

Sophie reading from the titular book

I adore independent film, escaping the usual clichés that are all too common in Hollywood. Consequently, small, independent companies are a good way to experience a fresh take on film making and storytelling. One such company is Dark Rift Films, founded by Paul Butler and Stewart Sparke in 2015. Starting out with the short films […]

B-movies  have become a staple in popular culture over the recent years, with cult classics from the 1970s and 1980s finally receiving the wider attention they rightly deserve. One such classic piece of media that has garnered attention is I Drink Your Blood.   I Drink Your Blood (1971) is an exploitation film directed by […]

The Magnetic Rose OVA

Isolation and vast emptiness are a very base fear for humanity, the mind often creating horrors far greater than anything set in reality as paranoia takes hold of rational thought. It is through this that the idea of deep water or space can leave one feeling anxious and uncomfortable and the thought of exploring these […]

Interview-with-artist-historian-matthew-meyer

Mathew Meyer’s is an American artist best known for his traditional Japanese style representations of Yokai, drawn with loving detail to the wood block printing technique of ancient Japan. Mathew regularly posts his work to yokai.com where he has an extensive collection of art depicting many different varieties of folklore entities. Since moving to Japan, […]