Paul Matthew Carr

About Paul Matthew Carr

Paul is a writer, artist and designer. He spends an inordinate amount of time on the Internet blogging about silly things and even more time making things up and then attempting to convince people they are proper stories. He also talks into microphones from time to time.

Blood Rush (A Short Story by Guest Author Tessa Lee Carr)

2018-10-15T14:59:48+00:00

We shared our first kiss under the cherry blossom tree. It was perfect, like a scene from the movies. I stared into her eyes and brushed her soft hair from her delicate face. I saw the blood rush to her cheeks and imagined what it would be like to feel [...]

Blood Rush (A Short Story by Guest Author Tessa Lee Carr)2018-10-15T14:59:48+00:00

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

2018-10-15T14:39:02+00:00

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. [...]

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)2018-10-15T14:39:02+00:00

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

2018-10-15T15:20:47+00:00

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol2018-10-15T15:20:47+00:00

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

2018-10-15T14:38:39+00:00

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about [...]

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)2018-10-15T14:38:39+00:00

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)

2018-10-15T14:31:27+00:00

By 1941 Universal had been making monster movies for over a decade. It had now become a well-oiled machine and while not quite formulaic just yet was well on its way to becoming so. The Wolf-Man still retains the moodiness and the harsh shadows emblematic of German Expressionism that [...]

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)2018-10-15T14:31:27+00:00

All of This is New to You, And New Can Be Scary (The Return of Doctor Who)

2018-10-08T15:56:00+00:00

The new season (series) of Doctor Who started yesterday and I feel I am required to say something about it. Typically this is not something I do, at least in the terms of a “hot take” or some such thing. I usually like to ruminate on a thing for a [...]

All of This is New to You, And New Can Be Scary (The Return of Doctor Who)2018-10-08T15:56:00+00:00

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories)

2018-10-15T14:39:28+00:00

The Mummy from 1932 is a classic. A flawed classic for sure, but a classic nonetheless. There are parts of this film that are truly brilliant and there are parts that are…well…not. To be honest this is one film that I have had mixed feeling for. I want to love [...]

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories)2018-10-15T14:39:28+00:00

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)

2018-10-15T14:27:26+00:00

Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Dracula is the granddaddy of them all, the film the launched the Classic Monster films of Universal. The Universal cinematic universe if you will. I try not to judge these old films by modern standards or how a film has come to be perceived [...]

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)2018-10-15T14:27:26+00:00

Collected Edition: Episode 31: Iron Man, Demon In A Bottle

2018-10-09T12:16:52+00:00

Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. Today on the program we will be discussing the iconic Iron man story Demon in a Bottle by primarily David Michelinie and John Romita, Jr. This [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 31: Iron Man, Demon In A Bottle2018-10-09T12:16:52+00:00
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