About Ernie Fink

Ernie Fink has been a fan of film, mainly in the genres of horror and mystery, in equal parts, for over fifty years. His love of horror in the cinema begins with "King Kong" and in literature with Edgar Allan Poe and Bernhardt J. Hurwood.  With mysteries, he skipped from the Hardy Boys right to Hercules Poirot, only to find John Rebus and Harry Hole waiting in the wings. He has been known to read subtitles extensively, and rarely leaves a theater until the lights come up.

iZombie S1:E8 Dead Air. Is It Getting Cold in Here, or Is It Just Me?

  Somebody Throw a Pie or Something — Peter Griffin (at a performance of “Uncle Vanya”)   Didja ever have one of those moments when the “new car smell” wore off and you started to notice the imperfection on the dashboard and the CD player skipped every time you hit … Read More

iZombie S1:E7 Maternity Liv

  Here is a recap of the main plot twists so far: Liv (good, helpful zombie) has found out that Blaine (evil, murdering, brain-pushing zombie) is killing people for their brains. Dr. Ravi (zombie-curious medical examiner) also knows this. But Clive (non-zombie police detective), Major (beaten-up ex-fiancé) and Lowell (handsome … Read More

iZombie S1:E6 Virtual Reality Bites

  Warning: This article is being written while I am consuming Herr’s Red Hot Potato Chips. It should not be assumed that I have been scratched or bitten by a zombie. I also do not imbibe in any form of energy drink, least of all Max Rager. I’m a Craft … Read More

Global Warming: A Tale of Two Blobs

In 1958, a small town in Pennsylvania was host to a terror of epic proportions. Brought to Earth by a meteor, a Blob emerged. It moved through the town, ingesting many of its inhabitants and growing large enough to cover an entire diner. This is big! Fortunately, a plucky teenager, … Read More

iZombie S1:E5 Flight of the Living Dead (not to be confused with the movie of the same name)

Disclaimer: this review contains spoilers, visions of the future and references to Tax Forms. I am sorry for the last one on the list, but it is that time of year.   Here is what happened on this week’s episode (the short form or the 1040A): The Medical Examiner’s office … Read More

Economic and Social Woes of the 1950’s: An Atomic History

  With advances in science in the 1950’s, along with the lasting effects of nuclear testing, America found that for every up, there was a down. The post-WWII decade saw an enormous spike in mutations that menaced many an American city, causing billions in damage and years of rebuilding. Fortunately … Read More

B-Movies and Childhood: Why we Love the Best Worst Movies

    According to “Wikipedia,” a B-Movie is “a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not an Art House film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood” (roughly 1929 to 1948), “the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as a less-publicized, bottom half of … Read More