Penny Dreadful Season 1 Review

If you are a lover of the macabre side of the steam era, you will absolutely adore the first season of Penny Dreadful. It’s a bit like taking most of the superstitions of the Vic-wardian era and throwing them into a blender. Which sounds like it could be a terrible idea, but the execution is amazing. I saw this series for the first time when it originally came to Netflix, and decided to re-watch it now with Halloween on the way. Even the second time around, I am still thoroughly impressed by the acting and storytelling of this series. What is Penny Dreadful Season 1 About? … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 1 Review

Van Helsing is the Ultimate Monster Movie Meets Steampunk Mash-up

  Stephen Sommers, who brought us the special effects-laden reboot of The Mummy in 1999, also lent his imagination (as well as his pen) to create Van Helsing in 2004. Even though both films are almost a decade or more old they are some of my absolute favorites for their combination of action, visual effects and fun. What is Van Helsing About? Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is a monster hunter with a mysterious past. He is employed by the Catholic church to seek out and destroy evil, but remembers nothing before he was charged with his holy quest. As far as I can tell, the only … Continue reading Van Helsing is the Ultimate Monster Movie Meets Steampunk Mash-up

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a Perfect Choice for a Steampunk Monster Movie Marathon

Maybe witches aren’t your thing, so you won’t be seeing Hansel and Gretel as part of your Steampunk Halloween. But everyone likes vampires, right? In 2010, author Seth Grahame-Smith penned an alternate history featuring America’s favorite president and pitted him against the forces of darkness. His vision became a movie in 2012 and it is another awesome choice for any steam-inspired fright fest. What is it About? Abe’s (Benjamin Walker) sojourn into the vampiric underworld starts when he is a child, though he doesn’t know it. His mother falls victim to a mysterious disease after his father stands up to his ruthless his boss, Jack Barts … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a Perfect Choice for a Steampunk Monster Movie Marathon