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‘Pottersville’ Or ‘The Town That Cried Bigfoot’

Jan. 1 | One night in a small and lifeless town, a slightly depressed and drunk man puts on a makeshift gorilla costume and rampages through it. He then awakens to news of a Bigfoot sighting in the neighbourhood. Embarrassed yet intrigued by the attention it...

An ‘Apostle’ Of The Earth Goddess?

Dec. 4 | Set in 1905, ‘Apostle’ tells of a trio of false prophets, who discover a strange old lady wandering in the woods, with powers to cause fertile growth of vegetation. For power and gain, they imprison and starve her, while claiming to have...

‘Bleach’ing Out Darkness Of Evil

Nov. 8 | ‘Bleach: The Soul Reaper Agent Arc’ is a movie adaptation of the ‘Bleach’ manga series, featuring soul reapers who guide ‘souls’ in the afterlife. Not ‘Death’ itself, they are guides of the deceased. Adhering...

How Does ‘Attack On Titan’ Relate To Humans?

Sep. 5 | ‘Attack on Titan’ (or more accurately, ‘Attack by Titans’, or ‘Advancing Giants’ in Japanese) presents a mystery of humongous proportions at first… Who are these titans, who seem to be monsters from beyond, who...

Is ‘Krampus’ Just The ‘Bad’ Cop In Us? 

Dec. 13 | ‘Krampus’ is the ‘evil’ shadow opposite of Santa Claus, the bad cop to the good cop, who takes ‘care’ of the naughty. A goat-like ‘demon’ from pre-Christian European pagan folklore, such is the unlikely...

‘Gulliver’s Travels’ Vs Moggallana’s Journey

Jan. 5 | The movie tagline of the 2010 take on ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ says, ‘A magical land. A comedy of epic proportions.’ The protagonist’s encounter with Lilliput, though fantastical, shares real lessons too. That’s...

‘Clash of the Titans’ and Humans

Apr. 7 | The remake of ‘Clash of the Titans’ is more fascinating than its 1981 predecessor for a number of reasons. Firstly, the monsters are a lot meaner. Secondly, the gods are a lot meaner… too! Set in an ancient time, the film paints a terrifying...

What If You Were a Vampire in ‘Daybreakers’?

Jan. 31 | Warning: This is a proper vampire movie, where vampires adhere to the classic rules. E.g. they do not glitter with fairy dust in the sun without bursting into flames during non-twilight hours! (To avoid confusion in monster lore, Twilight’s ‘vampires’...
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