Cult Video Game Essentials: Renegade (1986)

Renegade is a video game released in American and European arcades in 1986 by Taito. It is a westernized conversion (including changes to all of the sprites and backgrounds) of the Japanese arcade game Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun, which roughly translates to “Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio”. Renegade first introduced […]

Night Cry trailer released!

Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on/The Grudge) has directed a live-action teaser for the horror action adventure Night Cry, the PS Vita/smartphone game that is the spiritual successor to Clock Tower. The story is set aboard a luxury ocean liner. In this enclosed space with no escape routes, the first of a […]

Donna Douglas passes away aged 82.

Donna Douglas, who played hillbilly bombshell Elly May Clampett in the 1960’s cult fish-out-of-water sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, has died. She was 82. Douglas will also be remembered as co-starring opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny, and for an especially creepy Twilight Zone episode, “The […]

Cult TV Essentials: Department S

“When a case proves too baffling for the minds of Interpol, they turn to the talents of Department S.“ Department S was a United Kingdom spy-fi adventure series produced by ITC Entertainment. The series consists of 28 episodes which originally aired in 1969–1970. It starred Peter Wyngarde as […]

Cult TV Essentials: Baffled! (1973)

Baffled! is a 1973 television movie intended as a pilot for a television series featuring an occult detective. It opens with race car driver Tom Kovack (Leonard Nimoy) experiencing psychic visions. Unfortunately for him at the time, he is in the lead of a race in Pennsylvania. These vision make Kovack […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Time Tunnel

“Two American scientists are lost in the swirling maze of past and future ages, during the first experiments on America’s greatest and most secret project, the Time Tunnel. Tony Newman and Doug Phillips now tumble helplessly toward a new fantastic adventure, somewhere along the infinite corridors of time.” […]

Cult TV Essentials: Lost in Space

Lost in Space was an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968. The first television season […]

Preview: Ant-Man #1

In January, the Marvel Universe’s smallest super hero is ready for the big time in ANT-MAN #1, the new on-going series launching as part of Avengers NOW! by critically acclaimed creators Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Avengers World) and Ramon Rosanas (Night of the Living Deadpool). Scott […]

Cult TV Essentials: Moomintroll (1969)

Mumintrollet aka Moomintroll was a Swedish television series from Finland, released in 1969, based on the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. It was written by Tove and her brother Lars Jansson and was directed by Vivica Bandler. The series featured live actors dressed in Moomin costumes. It is […]