The Monster Fest continues to ravage through the entire landscape of J360 Productions and it has acquired another Jams episode in its grasps. Join in with J-Man and the Jam Fam as they cruise through 48 different tracks, discuss multiple monsters in folklore and jam the night away riding the Hallow eve vibes with supernatural grooves.
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Wishmaster continues. This movie dealt with wishes, souls, and an evil monster known as the Djinn. Unlike a traditional genie, he’s very much malevolent spirit who wants to bring his buddies into our dimension by using our deepest most desires to do so.
Yeah the first one was stellar and surely a 2nd one could stay the course? No…not entirely.
This one was ok at best from an annoying main character to a very long set up for the Djinn to actually start going all out and raising hell. However when the Djinn did use his cruel magic, he left an impact.
There was even a scene where the Djinn used an inmate’s wish to make his lawyer screw himself.
Yeah so…don’t expect too much from that but the movie does pay off in the third act when the main character finally tricks him.
It just took a lot to get there…so it ends up with 3 bloody knuckles.
This week J discusses the real monsters of the world that live on Social Media. The good natured insane people on Twitter that like to tell everyone how and what to think. Who will happily like to dictate who or what you’ll create and if you’re not careful they will betray you too.
The collection of universal monsters in one movie? Sounds epic right?
Well it is and it isn’t, it plays as a special swan song for the Universal line by combining each franchise. However the only one with a viable story arc is The Wolf Man, Dracula is dispatched earlier and we eventually see the dramatic conclusion with Frankenstein’s Monster coming back to life.
Connecting us to each Monster is Boris Karloff himself playing the central mad doctor whom along with a hunchback side kick are off to use Frankenstein’s notes to gain revenge. It’s fascinating to see Karloff interact with each monster as he’s playing Dr. Frankenstein without the name.
I’d go further but I rather you see this movie, it’s a delight but only if you’re a fan of these classics.
The Wolf Man scores another perfect 5 on the rating scale with Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man.
This movie had a bit riding for it as a sequel to both the Wolfman and Ghost Of Frankenstein. It’s also in my opinion a sequel that lives up to the hype and carries on better.
Talbot’s tortured legacy continues on after he’s resurrected and at best all he wants to do is die and his obsession for answers is what leads him to Frankenstein’s estate and all of the darkness in that legacy as well.
This is actually my favorite of the Universal Horrors films. When crossovers are done right they can lead to excellent storytelling. Not to mention featuring two icons in one great movie. This film led the way for House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and the Universal Monsters meeting Abbott and Costello.
Bring on the bloody knuckles! Ok starting the fest off right with this universal classic.
The Monster Fest is in full swing as The Wolf Man scores a perfect 5 on the rating scale. This one has it all, a tortured protagonist, a doomed love story, dark atmosphere, and we’ll written characters.
I find myself replaying the Wolf Man often during the spooky season because Talbot’s story is so enriching and everyone complements each other well. Plus this is one of those films that grew well as time moved on so it’s a horror gem far as I’m concerned.
This week J-Man discusses a few things such as fall-time goals, an interesting b-movie he found on Tubi, The 2020 J360 Monster Fest, and his thoughts on recent debacles like pre-orders for the next gen systems.