Author: <span class="vcard">Branden Chowen</span>

Branden’s Top 5 Film Discoveries of 2018

2018 was a year unlike any other in my life. My spending was focused on things unrelated to media, which means my movie collection barely grew at all this year. Instead, my focus was on keeping my wife happy and comfortable, and preparing our home for our first child. My movie collection, which was previously…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

Title: Planet of the Apes Author: Pierre Boulle Published: 1963 Publisher: Vanguard Press Audiobook Narrator: Greg Wise — The world of Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite media franchises of all-time. I don’t remember when I first saw the film, but it left a mark on me because the premise behind it…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Lullaby by Jonathan Maberry

Title: Lullaby Author: Jonathan Maberry Published: 2018 Publisher: Audible Studios Audiobook Narrator: Scott Brick — This was the first – and so far, only – Audible Original that I was actually excited to pick out. I knew of Maberry by name, and Twitter, but though I’ve wanted to check out his work before, I never…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar

Title: Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident Author: Donnie Eichar Published: 2013 Publisher: Chronicle Books Audiobook Narrator: Donnie Eichar — I’m (mildly) obsessed with YouTube, especially in the last year since we’ve gotten rid of cable, and in this last year, I’ve also discovered “BookTube”. For those not in the…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Haunting of Hill House Author: Shirley Jackson Published: 1959 Publisher: Viking Audiobook Narrator: Bernadette Dunne — I decided recently to put together an extremely non-definitive, definitive list of the “scariest novels ever written”. I put this together by googling that quoted search term, and then using 28 different lists from (seemingly) reputable sources,…


The Cinefessions Podcast – The Hiatus of 2018

The Cinefessions Podcast originally debuted back on August 2nd, 2013, over five years ago. The show took on a whole new life, though, a couple years later when we finally released episode 9 on July 14, 2015, when we decided to shift from movies to television, and followed along, weekly, with Scream the TV Series…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 137 – The Apocalypse Trilogy – The Thing (1982)

Welcome back The Cinefessions Podcast, episode 137! Today, Marc, Branden Ashe and Melissa join forces to kick-off the branch new Apocolypse Trilogy with a review of John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982! Do you want to be a part of The Cinefessions Podcast? Well now you can be by leaving us a voicemail at 1-302-448-TALK…