Monsters of Dr. Who… Clockwork Men

Hi all! It's an exciting day here. Not only am I bringing you yet more horror from our favorite science fiction show, but the new season starts TOMORROW! Dr. Who returns. Eeeeeeekk! I'm hoping for more terror out in space. But first let's go back to the Tenth Doctor played by David Tennant back in 2006 and an episode that takes us back in Earth's history. The show begins with screaming. People dressed in elaborate gowns and wearing masks race through a hall. Behind them a shadow drifts across the wall and a terrible ticking, whirring sound  makes your bl[...]


Remembering Roddy Piper With THEY LIVE

I was shocked and saddened to learn about the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper a couple weeks back. In addition to being one of my favorite wrestlers of all time, Roddy Piper teamed with my favorite director John Carpenter in 1988 for a movie that has had a profound influence on my own work--They Live. At the time They Live came out, both Carpenter and Piper were both still huge in their respective industries. Carpenter had been on a decade-long directorial run of amazing genre movies that included Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing, Christin[...]


The Monsters of Dr. Who… Autons

It's Dr. Who day! For all of us who know that the fabulous BBC show is more than science fiction. Horror lurks in the timey-wimey stuff. And today, scary comes in the form of everyday things. The Autons first appeared in the episode "Spearhead from Space" in 1970, meeting the Third Doctor played by Jon Pertwee. Classified as robots, they serve the Nestene Consciouness, an alien entity bent on conquering the Earth. The Autons are anything plastic, given life by Nestene energy. Imagine walking down a street when the mannequins in a store window suddenly move,[...]


Monsters of Dr. Who… The Minotaur

WELCOME to the third Friday of the month... umm, hang on *checks calendar* Ahem. Yes! The third Friday of the month! For all Midnight Societers (is that a word? It is now!), it's Dr. Who day, at least in the land of Kathy it is. Once again, I bring you horror cleverly hidden in a science fiction show. The Dr. Who episode THE GOD COMPLEX written by Toby Whithouse aired in 2011 and starred Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. Yes, this episode had a great monster, but more than that, this show had an all around horror vibe. Dr. Who does that. And I love it. Every s[...]


Monsters of Dr. Who… Morbius

It’s the third Friday of the month and I know you’re excited for Dr. Who day! Where I search for horror in a sci-fi show, which isn’t difficult at all. In my last post, we met the Daleks, who run rampant throughout the series, however, today’s monster appeared in one episode. The Brain of Morbius was originally broadcast in 1976, written by Terrance Dicks and Robert Holmes. The Fourth Doctor and his fabulous companion Sarah Jane... land on the rocky planet Karn littered with wrecked spaceships and a headless body of the alien. Of course in true Doc[...]