Wednesday, February 27, 2019

33 Pounds of Pulp: My Biggest Book Haul To Date!

The title of this video is not an exaggeration: I bought 33 pounds of pulp fiction on Ebay! More specifically, I purchased over 120 Mack Bolan: The Executioner novels in one fell swoop. Here's the story!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Colossus of Rhodes: Sergio Leone's Unsung Epic

Years before Italian film icon Sergio Leone made history with his spaghetti western classics like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, he cut his teeth in the "peplum" genre. Peplum films were inspired by the epics of Holywood's Golden Age, but NO ONE made movies like the ones coming out of Italy during the fifties and early sixties. Leone's first film, The Colossus of Rhodes, is an exceptional entry-point for those looking to learn more about this unsung genre and the giants who worked within it, and this video explains why!

Friday, February 22, 2019

CONTEST! Win Waterworld and Bubba Ho-Tep!

Cereal At Midnight's second birthday extravaganza continues with our biggest contest to date! In this video, you'll find out how you can win a copy of Waterworld from Arrow Video AND a copy of Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers from IDW Publishing and adapting author Joshua Jabcuga! Check it out, and GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Retro Treasures Unboxed!

What's in the box? Retro treasures, that's what! It's Cereal At Midnight's second birthday, so Heath and Bree are opening a box of goodies straight from the sixties, the seventies, AND the eighties! Seriously, this is one epic unboxing video and we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our friend Eric Grigs, the man behind Eric Grigs Design Studio!

"Q" and A with Star Trek Comics Writer Scott Tipton

Writer Scott Tipton has been blazing new trails with IDW's Star Trek comics for over a decade, penning titles like Klingons: Blood Will Tell and the Mirror Broken series, as well as crossing over the heroes of the Federation with other fan-favorite properties such as Planet of the Apes and Doctor Who. Scott and his co-writer and brother David Tipton have now launched perhaps their most ambitious project yet: in The Q Conflict, four Federation crews--those of The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager--are brought together for the first time to face their most powerful threat yet. Cereal At Midnight had the pleasure to chat with Scott about this new comic, creative inspirations and mentors, and the responsibility of carrying on Gene Rodenberry's dream.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Big Box of Geek-tastic Books...For FREE?!

What would you do if you found a huge box of science fiction and fantasy novels? If you're like Cereal At Midnight, you grab it as fast as you can! In this video, Heath tells the legend of the Big Box of Geektastic Books!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Horror of Dracula from Warner Archive

There's no other studio quite like Hammer. Often imitated, never duplicated, Hammer dominated genre films from the late fifties all the way through the seventies with a unique English style and a stable of regular actors who would become household names to monster kids of multiple generations. They breathed new life (and fresh blood) into monster movies that had become relatively tame, and by putting their own decidedly-adult spin on the classics, they presented old favorites like Frankenstein, The Mummy, and yes, Dracula himself, in a way that not only felt fresh, but more explicitly scary than arguably ever before.

Five Favorite Movie Books! (Obnoxious and Anonymous Crossover)

It's a Cereal At Midnight crossover! In collaboration with Cameron from Obnoxious and Anonymous, we're counting down our top five favorite movie books! These books can be adaptations and novelizations, behind the scenes books, or anything related to movies. Be sure to head over to to check out Cameron's top five!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thrift Store 14: Collection Complete!

In this thrift store video, Heath manages to complete not one, but TWO collections that he's been chasing down! This one seriously has a massive finale. Just like Vanessa Williams, we go and save the best for last. If you got that reference, you're old!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Horror Express Arrow Video Blu ray Review

Horror Express is now out on Blu-ray from Arrow Video and Cereal At Midnight has your review! This cult classic film defies genres and walks among several of them: horror, science fiction, mystery, and action. With a killer (no pun intended) cast including Hammer Films stalwarts Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, not to mention Kojack himself, Telly Savalas, Horror Express is endlessly watchable and--most importantly--a ton of fun.

Friday, February 8, 2019

R.I.P. Ultraviolet: The Future of Ownership in a Digital World

The Spinner Rack Bros tackle the news that Ultraviolet, one of the very first digital media lockers, has shuttered its doors and will soon be no more. We also revisit the pros and cons of physical media versus digital media and discuss ownership rights in a digital world. This discussion is for fans who love the debate between physical and digital media! Turns out, there's more middle ground that you'd expect.

*Special note: we're still working through technology issues, but this episode is a step forward. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Second Birthday Celebration and Contest / Giveaway!

Cereal At Midnight is celebrating two years! In this video, we talk about turning two, and then give the details on how you can win a Steelbook Blu-ray of the anime Metropolis courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment! Check out the video for all the details on this contest giveaway, and good luck!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Waterworld: Arrow Video In Depth Review

Cereal At Midnight dives deep in this exploration of the 1995 film Waterworld via a new three-disc limited edition Blu-ray box set from Arrow Video! In what has already topped the list as one of the best releases of the year, Arrow leaves no stone unturned, offering viewers not one, not two, but THREE cuts of the film and hours of special features, a book, a poster, and photo cards. It's a stunning release of one of the most ambitious films in movie history, and we have things to say about both!