Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Sweeney Todd’s Origins Sweeney Todd is adapted from a serialized tale called The String of Pearls: A Romance. The story took place in 1785 and was first published as a serial in 1846-47. The story has been adapted for stage and screen many times over, but in case you aren’t familiar with it, here’s the short version. Sweeney Todd is a barber on Fleet Street in London. He kills his victims (sometimes through breaking their necks and sometimes giving them too close a shave with his straight-edge razor). Then disposes of the bodies by giving them to his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett. She bakes them into meat … Continue reading Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Penny Dreadful Season 3 Review

As I said in my reviews of Season 1 and Season 2 of Penny Dreadful, I really enjoy it… That is, until Season 3. There is really no way to review this season properly without giving away some spoilers, so be warned. What is Penny Dreadful Season 3 About? This season begins with basically all the characters spread all over the world. Their mission and bond as a group were left shattered after events in the previous season, and everyone is attempting to pick up the pieces one way or another. Our sharpshooter with the heart of gold heads back to America to face his past, … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 3 Review

Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

What is Penny Dreadful Season 2 About? It’s tough to review Season 2 of a show without giving away any spoilers from the first season, but I’ll do my best. (You can also get my impressions of Season 1 in my last review.)  The second season of this deliciously dark, psychological thriller sees new foes. If you thought vampires were bad, wait until you meet the witches of this season. They are out to exploit Vanessa and her psychic powers, and they’ll go through her friends to get what they want. You get a lot more information about Vanessa’s backstory and how she’s used her dubious … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

Phoebe’s Been Writing a Ton of Guest Posts for the Army of Brass Blog Tour. Check em Out!

If you haven’t seen me around the Journal much over the past few weeks, it’s because I’ve been hard at work doing guest posts all over the aetherweb to get the word out about Army of Brass. Here’s a little … Continue reading Phoebe’s Been Writing a Ton of Guest Posts for the Army of Brass Blog Tour. Check em Out!

The Hearse Song by Mr. E’s Ghastly Murder – Review

When people say they wonder what happens when die, they’re generally alluding to the spirit or soul. They speculate what happens to us on an ethereal level. Nobody really covers what actually happens to our physical form. This mass of globby carbon that transports our spirit around the planet for decades before failing on us. It seems that it’s up to Mr. E to explain it, and explain it he does in all it’s vile and nasty details. Called The Hearse Song (The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out), Mr. E creates a dark ambient vibe. Opening on a storm with a single bell toll … Continue reading The Hearse Song by Mr. E’s Ghastly Murder – Review