Tuesday, 21 November 2017

E14 Toybox Gravaday Feed Challenge Update!

Hello all, Rob here. As our resident review-writer Aaron is having computer issues (hopefully to be resolved in the very near future), I thought I would take this opportunity to give an update on the E14 Toybox Gravaday Feed Challenge!

In short, it is going very well!

It's been 21 days, and so far I have yet to miss a day! What's more, I've only doubled up once within the challenge itself, pulling 2 "Groot" pieces from the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Gravity Feed!

For those who are hearing of this for the first time, it's a Heroclix video series running throughout the month of November - giving me (Rob) a chance to handle some of my significant Gravity Feed backlog while at the same time giving cool daily videos for the fine E14 fans on YouTube and my followers on Instagram and Twitter!

Why not check out the playlist with some of the videos in it? There are worse ways to spend less than an hour!

For regular Toybox viewers, have no fear - you have not been forgotten about! Part 2 of my Elseworlds DC Heroclix unboxing will be available later this week, as well as a special video responding to a tag from the awesome Tabletop Teacher, which will see me delve into the meta game for the first time in any real depth!

Of course, as always, I appreciate your patience while things get back to normal around here. If you're bored while waiting, why not check out some of our other awesome posts? Alternatively, you could pick up some Heroclix of your very own using the links below, and throw E14 some Amazon Associates love without costing yourself any extra dough!



Friday, 17 November 2017

The E14 Gamecast Episode 31 - "Player 1 Has Entered The Game"

On this episode of The E14 Gamecast, it's a rare departure from the ensemble format as Rob goes solo for a look at a couple of games he recently completed!

Games discussed include Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Mafia 3, and there's even some brief detail on Battlefront 2's campaign (or at least the prologue and the first two missions)!

If you want to give us your thoughts on the games we talk about, ask us questions or even suggest topics for us to talk about, you can contact us by email using podcast@emotionally14.com, tweet @emotionally14 or find us on the Emotionally14 Facebook page! For our gaming videos, check out the E14 Plays Playlist on YouTube!

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision!

The E14 Gamecast theme is courtesy of Deon Van Heerden, and you can find out all about him at DeonVanHeerden.com!

Here are the articles Rob mentions in the show:

Part the 1st
Part the 2nd


About The E14 Gamecast

A place to find the gaming content for Emotionally14. We'll talk reviews, excitement, upcoming releases - Hell, we'll even play a few! If gaining perspective on Team E14's gaming habits is your bag, this is the place you can get that fix!

The E14 Gamecast is a show all about games. Initially recorded as a short chat about the Titanfall beta, the crew has talked about all sorts of subjects ranging from Eurogamer Expo, the previous console generations and general comments about what they're playing at the time.



Sunday, 12 November 2017

E14 Toybox #56 - DC Heroclix "Elseworlds" 15th Anniversary Booster Unboxing

On this episode of the E14 Toybox, Rob tackles a pair of Heroclix boosters from the DC Comics 15th Anniversary "Elseworlds" set! What will be Pick of the Pulls this time round?

The E14 Toybox theme is provided by Deon Van Heerden, and you can find out all about his work at deonvanheerden.com!



The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of Wizkids Heroclix figures. Whether Marvel or DC, booster or gravity feed, alone or with a buddy, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!




Friday, 10 November 2017

The Crazy Train - Episode 56 - "Chris Isaak's Deadly Game!"

On this episode of The Crazy Train, Rob is joined by Omer, Blake and Joe! We discuss, among other things:

  • Horcruxes
  • William Shatner
  • Rob got engaged!
  • Rob tells a story about a friend who stole a chair
  • Diabetes alert dogs
  • Australian accents
  • Sittingbourne is shit
  • Chris Isaak (Not really a murderer that we know of)
  • Beaches
  • Flimsy pretenses
  • David Attenborough was supposed to be on the £20 note. This is sadly not the case.
  • The Queen turns up, because reasons
  • The rails come straight-up off
  • Rob carries on with his engagement story
  • Awkward erections
  • Rob's engagement celebration
  • A discussion about golf devolves into Street Fighter 2 sound effects
  • Andy Serkis
  • Buying Colin Firth
  • Versatile actors
  • Hamilton Steele, Murdering Detective
  • Szechuan Sauce

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision, is at @TheIronTurkOmer, Joe is at @ItsJoeCrouch and you can find Blake @FuckSakeBlake!

If you want to give us your thoughts on the games we talk about, ask us questions or even suggest topics for us to talk about, you can contact us by email using podcast@emotionally14.com, tweet @emotionally14 or find us on the Emotionally14 Facebook page!

Intro music: "Outlaw", by Deon Van Heerden. Find out more about Deon's music at Deonvanheerden.com!

We are part of the Brit Pod Scene podcast collective, a group of British podcasts working together to help each other improve and grow. Check it out on Twitter by searching #BritPodScene!


About The Crazy Train

Welcome aboard The Crazy Train - Emotionally14's flagship podcast dedicated to one theme: there are no rails. Ever. Encompassing a wide range of subjects, from movies to TV to gaming, we'll give you a piece of our minds even if there's nothing in them, and you'll bloody love it. Where will the Crazy Train go?


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of "The Bad Batch"

There are some great movies out there that take the post-apocalyptic premise and manage to wrangle it into a cult classic. We have the likes of Mad Max, Turbo Kid, A Boy and His Dog, and I really would love to throw the Netflix Original The Bad Batch in with that list, only I can’t, because I don’t know what the bloody hell it is.

I’d love to give you a basic plot outline, only I can’t because it almost seems impossible. I never thought I would ever see a film that didn’t have a beginning, a middle nor an end, yet here we are! And with a cast that boasts the likes of Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Giovanni Ribisi, I thought to myself “hold on a bloody minute, by Jove I think we have something!” And nope, we really didn’t.

There was a lot of walking in this film. Seriously, our two leads like to go on long, mysterious walks with no destination in mind. Kind of like this film, really.

Another thing worth mentioning is our leading lady, Suki Waterhouse, who err…yeah. The only credit I can really give her is the fact that she was in the bloody thing!

I think what annoys the most about this film is that it could have been brilliant! Convicts are thrown into the desert, girl gets captured/half eaten by cannibals, girl escapes, let the battle commence! But no. No, we don’t get that. In fact, after the first 10 minutes, we then get another hour and fifty minutes of “screw story, who needs that?” Whilst it screams “please love me! I can be cult! Look how artsy I am” when all we get given is minimal (and shit) dialogue, people walking, people dancing and long shots of landscapes.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Rating: To say this film was boring would be an understatement, and to be honest, it’s merely nothing but a two hour film that had every opportunity to tell a story that just doesn’t bother. So with that in mind, neither should you. 2/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!





Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of "The Bye Bye Man"

Urban Legend movies normally go one way, and it’s right down the toilet.

Don’t get me wrong. When done properly, they can be absolute gems! Just look at Clive Barker’s Candyman!

But then, on the other hand, just look at the Urban Legend movies. I know, who farted, am I right?

So, when I stumbled across this low-budget, straight to video horror flick, I had a pretty bad feeling I was in for 90 minutes of nonsense.

However, as a huge Horror enthusiast, I don’t necessarily see this as a bad thing, especially when Horror’s foundations are built on string budget amateur flicks, so where’s the harm, right?

So, basically, The Bye Bye Man is an entity that, once you know his name and say it out loud, he comes and gets yo candy ass, and if you tell anybody his name, you then have to kill them before they tell anyone else, otherwise the Bye Bye Man goes on a mass killing spree and you can only stop him by making sure no one knows his name…including yourself.

Sounds terrible, right? That’s what I thought. I thought it sounded clumsy, not well thought out, and just all round mish-mashed to the point where urban legends are now running out of ideas (next up, a movie called Bad Chicken Pie, an urban legend tale where if you eat an undercooked chicken pie, you die of salmonella, unless you find a doctor who gives you treatment but he must also be a veterinarian named Steve who you must then kill afterwards so he can’t treat anyone else, in fear of cross contamination…same sort of thing, I reckon).

However! Cool your jets, Jetson, because this movie was actually, despite its lunacy, pretty damn good! I’m not even joking!

The acting was bang-on all round, which was shocking, the character developments were actually very well done, the story unfolded into something that grabbed my attention, and Doug Jones plays the titular character!

The gore was…well, almost non-existent to a point where it was laughable in places (point-blank range 12-gauge shotgun to the chest and not a drop; seriously…) and the CGI was just awful, but not allowing this to take anything away from the film, I would happily sit and watch this movie again.

There is one character in it (the leading man’s niece), however, who is just fucking awful and should be shot from a cannon into the sun as far as I’m concerned, but other than that we get a pretty solid movie which somehow manages to stand up tall on its somewhat weak knees.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: So yes, this was a surprising little horror gem that I thought would be terrible, but actually turned out to be a good bit of fun, but made the error of taking itself a bit too seriously. - 6.5/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!





Saturday, 4 November 2017

E14 Toybox #55 - HyperSonic Greed! (Marvel Heroclix "Mighty Thor" Booster Unboxings)

On this episode of the E14 Toybox, Rob tackles a pair of Heroclix boosters from the Marvel Comics "The Mighty Thor" set! What will be Pick of the Pulls this time round?

The E14 Toybox theme is provided by Deon Van Heerden, and you can find out all about his work at deonvanheerden.com!



The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of Wizkids Heroclix figures. Whether Marvel or DC, booster or gravity feed, alone or with a buddy, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!




Friday, 3 November 2017

The E14 Gamecast - Episode 30: "Battlefield-Front-Field-Front"!

Rob is joined by Blake, Omer and Joe to talk about games. We've been playing a variety of games across video games and tabletop gaming, and we have some thoughts on them!

Games discussed include Forza Horizon 3, Battlefront 2, Divinity Original Sin 2 and Mafia 3! We also wax a little nostalgic about Nintendo 64!

If you want to give us your thoughts on the games we talk about, ask us questions or even suggest topics for us to talk about, you can contact us by email using podcast@emotionally14.com, tweet @emotionally14 or find us on the Emotionally14 Facebook page! For our gaming videos, check out the E14 Plays Playlist on YouTube!

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision, Joe is at @ItsJoeCrouch, Omer is at @TheIronTurkOmer and you can find Blake @FuckSakeBlake!

The new E14 Gamecast theme is courtesy of Deon Van Heerden, and you can find out all about him at DeonVanHeerden.com!


About The E14 Gamecast

A place to find the gaming content for Emotionally14. We'll talk reviews, excitement, upcoming releases - Hell, we'll even play a few! If gaining perspective on Team E14's gaming habits is your bag, this is the place you can get that fix!

The E14 Gamecast is a show all about games. Initially recorded as a short chat about the Titanfall beta, the crew has talked about all sorts of subjects ranging from Eurogamer Expo, the previous console generations and general comments about what they're playing at the time.



Day 2 of the Gravaday challenge went live yesterday and can be found on YouTube!


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of "The Babysitter"

Netflix have brought us a new one just in time for Halloween and one couldn’t help but be curious, of course.

Plus, in great holiday spirit, it’s a home invasion movie, which is something I’m sure we’re all too used to by now at this time of year; little shits!

Anyway, The Babysitter introduces to young Cole, a ne’er-do- well, pubescent teen who’s not going to be climbing the social ladder any time soon, and is the oldest kid on his block to still have a babysitter. Fortunately, for this most likely four-times-a-day habit teen, his babysitter, Bee, is smoking hot! The two seem to get on like a house on fire, and there is definitely a strong chemistry between the two actors, which is cool, but then one night, after Cole has gone to bed, Bee brings some friends over and all Hell breaks loose!

This Home Alone style Horror Comedy is bound to have something for everyone, with quirky characters, fun dialogue and an overly-comic relief black guy who ticks all of your stereotype boxes for the genre (almost to a point where you may have to grit your teeth a couple of times), and some semi-decent acting throughout, which is always a nice – albeit welcomed – surprise when it comes to these kinds of films.

The gore is great fun and the deaths are even more so with their fantastic comedic style, and even throwing some slapstick in there for good measure, but also exploits the slasher genre clich├ęs almost out of tongue-in-cheek spite (the cheerleader, the jock, the comic-relief black guy, the nerd, etc.) many of which I just loved!

Unfortunately, once the rhythm gets going, the film feels almost rushed in certain places which I felt diluted the story a bit, plus it gets a bit ‘social commentary’ at one point which seemed to just get thrown in for the sake of trying to score brownie points. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for holding up a mirror to society in the arts and what have you.

However, when it’s done poorly with no point or relevance to the story, it just leaves me rolling my eyes and saying “Ugh, yeah, okay…” and shaking my head, which is a shame.

So, all that negativity aside, you pretty much get what it says on the tin, and if you don’t go in hoping for a modern-day masterpiece and just enjoy the film for what it is, then you’ll probably have a good time.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: I for one had a great time, because I thought it was going to be shit! – 6/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!




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Rob's "Gravaday" Heroclix challenge began yesterday, with the first pull from DC Comics' "Man of Steel" movie set. What was pulled? Well handily the video is here for your enjoyment!


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Aaron’s Super Dooper Deluxe Spooooooooky October Halloween Edition of Classic Corner!

Ladies, Gentlemen, Poison Ghouls…gather round, for it’s that time of year where things begin to go bump in the night, where ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties come forth from the shadows and bring fright to the night with devilish delight! That’s right, my fellow gore fiends, it’s Halloween!

It's the best holiday of the year! Even better than Christmas! And here at E14, we’re celebrating it balls deep! We’ve got a whole bunch of goodies ahead with double-down favourites from Aaron’s treasure trove of horror delights, plus a whole load of extras to keep you busy and entertained!

So please, pull up your trousers and skirts for this wickedly wicked edition of Aaron’s aptly named Classic Coroner: The Halloweenening.

THE FILMS:

THE DEVIL RIDES OUT

Hammer Horror have whacked out a mightily impressive back catalogue of horror flicks that really to rival most other horror franchises of the 20th century, and are still pushing out films to this day!

Some have been crap, some have been exactly what it says on the tin, and others have been downright fucking masterpieces, and for me The Devil Rides Out is their all-time greatest effort by far!

I’ve always been a huge fan of occult horror, and when you throw in a cast that sports Christopher Lee, Charles Gray and Patrick Mower, Terrence Fisher in the director’s chair and none other than Omega Man Richard Matheson behind the script, then you are in for one hell of a ride…out!

HOUSE OF LONG SHADOWS

Humour and Horror can work hand-in- hand beautifully at the best of times, bringing the macabre to meet the madness in an almost pantomime fashion, and only a few have pulled it off as well as this film has!

I mean, this movie's got Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Richard Todd, Desi Arnaz Jr, Sheila Keith, Louise English, Richard Hunter and Norman Rossington!

With a cast like that, you can almost be certain that you’ve got yourself a classic Haunted House caper for the ages! Can our protagonist write a classic novel in 24 hours?

Or will he be a bit too…distracted, shall we say?

There’s only one way to find out! FIIIIIIIIGHT!

TRICK R’ TREAT

I love horror movies that are split up into short stories, but this one just makes it for me!

An underlying theme and subplot throughout based on the animated short Season’s Greetings from back in the ‘90s, Trick R’ Treat is an absolute MUST for horror fans and big kids, like me, who get overly excited for Halloween.

That’s right, fuck Tim Burton! Give me Sam any day! We have Serial Killers, pointy-teethed beasties, a husband that’ll bring out the holiday spirit in all of us, and so, so much more!

It’s easy to watch, great fun, and Charlie Brown’s an asshole!





THE ALBUMS

FAMOUS MONSTERS by MISFITS

Is it their best album? Far from it. Is Michael Graves a twat? You bet your arse he is. However, all that being said, I still love this album! And what’s not to love?

It has that cheesy ‘90s punk feel, yet every song is about all of our favourite horror and b-movie monsters! A real tribute to a genre that has managed to span its way across all different crafts and pop cultures that dates way, way, waaaaaaaaay back for centuries and centuries and is still as strong today as it ever was! And this album is a great love letter to that!

It’s catchy, it’s fun, it’s heavy when it needs to be, the songs are all structured perfectly, the production is so old-school that it doesn’t steal from that Misfits charm that we all know and love, and the lyrics are just straight up hilarious in the best possible way to imagine! I love this album and always will. It’s just impossible to get bored of and just brings out the cheeky dancer in everyone!

BETTER THAN RAW by HELLOWEEN

Turn the cheese-o- meter up to 12, bitches, because this shit just got real!

That’s right! We have power metal and we ain’t afraid to use it! This album is one among many greats, but this one for me just has all the hooks! It has all the heavy riffage one might need from their metal cravings, but also knows when to mellow out with their track Time. This, for me, is the closest thing you’ll get to Iron Maiden without being Iron Maiden, only this band knows how to be heavy when the going gets tough!

Great vocals, great guitar work, awesome production and just an all-round solid album! They really found their feet on this one and knew where to take their future releases! Plus, pumpkins. ‘Nuff said.

PURIFYING FIRE by LUSTMORD

Simplicity is a powerful word at times, especially when it comes to art or Rowan Atkinson’s sex tape. Lustmord, however, has this whole concept nailed down shut! Industrial music has definitely lost its way over the years and I think I speak for all of us when I say that Nine Inch Nails are overrated and crap.

Good, I’m glad we’re all in agreement on that. Some industrial acts, however, seem to have their own sound that others try to mimic to the point that it’s painful.

You can’t be industrial and be as good as Frontline Assembly. Sorry, it's just the way it is. Lustmord, however, takes every conventional sense of the genre, throws it out the window and says “I dare you to listen to me in the dark. Go on! I dare ya! I double-dare ya, motherfucker!” and that’s why this album makes it to my Halloween edition!

If you’re having a spooky gathering this year, whack this bad boy on in the background and behold as your college-slasher styled house party turns into a fucking wake! It’ll be marvellous! A great album among many others!

But this one, for me, is Lustmord at its best.


THE GAMES

CONDEMNED

Alien Isolation is a game that a lot of people talk about, and for ruddy good reason! It’s claustrophobic, you’re pretty much helpless, and you feel paranoid the whole way through with awesome soundscapes and jump scares.

However, if you ask me, that game would never have come to be if Condemned hadn’t made an appearance first! Let me tell ya, if you want your survival horror game to be scary, first-person is the way to do it, especially when you throw in minimal combat too!

How else can you be more on edge than knowing you have no way to fend for yourself? Hiding is your only option and even then, it’s a pants one! And then, suddenly, you hear something you can’t see an explanation for. Which can only mean one thing…it’s behind you. Dare you look? Or do you just keep on running and dare not look back? Choose wisely…

RESIDENT EVIL

Ah, yes. The game that started it all! And what a way to start, am I right? However, if I were to indulge your remake senses and twiddle on your nipples for a moment, I’d say get the new, remastered edition!

It has a whole new subplot without taking away from the original, the graphics are better (which makes for a scarier time) and the controls aren’t as clunky! Man, oh man! What a game! It has it all!

Tense atmosphere, awesome storytelling, a fantastic map, jump scares, guns, Jill Valentine and all of her video game hotness, paranoia, amazing creature design, puzzles, exploration, giant spiders, the lot!

I for one cannot find anything wrong with this game. It is an absolute banger and a game that just keeps on giving!

UNTIL DAWN

Multiple choice games have certainly made an impact on the gaming world, especially after the release of Heavy Rain where it wasn’t just one or the other and actually had a multitude of endings, but for me, Until Dawn is the daddy of the fold.

It’s like watching a horror movie that you’re in charge of, yet still you have no idea what is happening. And as you all well know, I am a huge fan of folklore, and when that got incorporated into this game with a sense of “is it or isn’t it?”, I couldn’t help but fall in love.

The characters are all three-dimensional, the game itself is short and sweet but has a huge replay value, the mechanics are simple and aren’t too demanding, but it really does know how to throw in a sense of urgency too which is genius when you think about how much this game actually entails when it comes to the bare bones. A must for all gamers, if you ask me, even if you’re not a big console gamer.


CREATURE FEATURE THAT’S BOUND TO TEACH YA…ABOUT ME

In this section, I’m going to be talking about some of my favourite horror monsters and characters across all platforms with a little bit about why I like them. Not only because it’s fun, but because it’ll also give a little insight to what it is that ticks my boxes!

RUVIK – THE EVIL WITHIN

Ruvik is just all kinds of badass! Firstly, he's voiced by Jackie Earle Haley, who not only has the gravitas of a gorilla’s ball sack, but he was also Rorschach in Watchmen, making him double wicked!

Ruvik is the evil genius who creates a machine where you can go into his mind and fight the monster creations of his brain as you try to unlock the tragedy the two of you have in common!

Also, he can teleport and uses force-push on a motherfucker! What I love most about him is, while he’s evil as fuck, he truly believes his intentions are pure as they are all out of the act of love.

TATE LANGDON – AMERICAN HORROR STORY

Though I’m not a particularly big fan of this show at all, I did very much enjoy the first season, known as ‘Murder House’, and for me, Tate was the star player!

A troubled teenager with fantasies of shooting up his school and antagonising his therapist by telling him what he wants to do to his daughter, and what he does to intruders for fun? Man, this guy is just too cool for school!

THE NURSES – SILENT HILL

Nurses in skimpy outfits are always sexy, but when you give them decaying flesh and sharp objects, you can count me in! Phwooaarr! These wicked little stumblers travel in numbers, much like our beloved Tusken Raiders, only they all have some sort of debilitating illness. It is really sporting of the hospital when you think about it, hiring all these disabled nurses to look after sick people!

Anyway, what I love about these twitchy bitches is that the only way you’re (somewhat) safe from them is in the dark, because light activates them and makes them all murdery! Yeah…

PETER STORMARE – IN ANYTHING, REALLY.

‘Nuff said.

DR. CHINNARD – HELLRAISER II

Here’s one guy you don’t wanna see when you’re poorly, because he will most likely lock you in a room to rot or watch you torture yourself through a window. What I love about this guy is that he’s an arsehole from the get-go and he knows it, so what does he do? Cry about it?

No, he puts those devilish instincts into finding the lament configurations and unlocking their true potential, only to then become one of the Cenobites himself!

The best one, if you ask me (well, besides Pinhead, of course, because he’s the daddy).

THE PALE MAN – PAN’S LABYRINTH

Forget the big purple people eater, this guy is the skinny pale kiddy eater! I absolutely love the scene with this guy, and though he’s only in the film for a very brief period, he really amps up the volume on this masterpiece and turns this dark fantasy film into a horror one.

It’s also the imagination behind the character that I love, with his eyes in the centre of his hands which he holds up to his face making him look even more demonic than he already did!

Plus, we get a small sneak into his backstory through the portraits on the walls around him and the pile of children’s shoes in the corner. Just wicked!

CASSIDY – PREACHER

I’m not the biggest fan of vampires, as some of you will know, but make ‘em Irish, witty, fun-loving fighters that share my disdain for The Big Lebowski and you’ve got yourself a winner!

THE SHOGGOTH – AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

It has no shape, it has no Eartly bio-chemistry, it has a gazillion eyes, it’s bigger and vaster than any subway train, and guess what? It lives among the penguins!

I love pretty much any monster from the Lovecraft mythos, but for me, there is nothing more monsterlier than the Shoggoth!

It is the stuff of nightmares, and just when we are introduced to barrel-shaped cucumbers with wings and flower-like heads with eyes, we then have to contend with this boneless being that has strength beyond madness!

For some, the scariest monsters are generally ones that could pass off as real, but for me, this thing is so indescribably terrifying that just to look at it could drive you mad!


Well, that’s it from me this month, folks! And what a month it has been! I hope you all enjoyed this little piece I put together for you, and I hope you have a lovely Halloween! And remember, if you take the kiddies out to trick or treat, remember to stay safe, wrap up warm, don’t eat any sweets that look tampered with, don’t get them wet, don’t expose them to light, and whatever you do, don’t feed them after midnight!

Wait, no, that was for something else. Sorry. Good advice though, they'll be up for hours if you do.

But yeah! Be good, be safe, and most of all, be scary! Take it easy, y’all! And Happy Halloween!


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!





Friday, 27 October 2017

The Crazy Train - Episode 55: "Gonna Dig This Hooole, Yeah!"

On this episode of The Crazy Train, Rob is joined by Brad, Blake and Joe to discuss one question: What's something *super*-popular in pop culture that you just can't get your head round?

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision, Brad is at @RealBradHB, Joe is at @ItsJoeCrouch and you can find Blake @FuckSakeBlake!

If you want to give us your thoughts on the subjects we talk about, ask us questions or even suggest topics for us to talk about, you can contact us by email using podcast@emotionally14.com, tweet @emotionally14 or find us on the Emotionally14 Facebook page!

Intro music: "Outlaw", by Deon Van Heerden. Find out more about Deon's music at Deonvanheerden.com!

We are part of the Brit Pod Scene podcast collective, a group of British podcasts working together to help each other improve and grow. Check it out on Twitter by searching #BritPodScene!


About The Crazy Train

Welcome aboard The Crazy Train - Emotionally14's flagship podcast dedicated to one theme: there are no rails. Ever. Encompassing a wide range of subjects, from movies to TV to gaming, we'll give you a piece of our minds even if there's nothing in them, and you'll bloody love it. Where will the Crazy Train go?



Thursday, 26 October 2017

Aaron’s spoiler-free review of The Evil Within 2

Okay, you know the jizzed of what happens here – you don’t like spoilers so I don’t post them. However, this is a sequel, so if you’re reading this I’m just gonna go ahead and assume that you completed the first game. If you haven’t, then look away now and do something else. There are plenty of options. Read Brad’s Tempest Outpost (Available now on Kindle!) or fiddle yourself to my Facebook photos.

Hell, do both! I’m not fussed. However, if you have completed the first one, or indeed aren't bothered about spoilers for the first game, then feel free to stay put and instead fiddle yourself over my hot and juicy wordgasms!

Sebastian Castellanos is back, and this time…he got beef! That’s right! It turns out the fire that killed his daughter didn’t actually kill her after all, rendering fire useless once again. Ha! Have that, fire! However, it also means that that two-faced cow double agent Kidman has ya kid, man! Also, she’s only gone and lost her in the new and improved STEM for reasons that will be explained later but not by me!

So, old Sebby-boy has to step up to the plate and get inside to get back his kid he once thought was dead and then probably have the awkward realisation that he kinda got over her and moved on and now their relationship will be nothing but a husk of what once was and now he can’t love that of which he has already forgotten and murders her himself.

Or not? There might still be love there. Let’s move on, shall we?

I’ve got three words for ya, Fido: I. Love. This. Game! “That’s four!” I hear you yell, but I say that ‘I’ is a letter! Like how thumbs ain’t fingers and black ain’t a colour (it’s a shade, ya racist) and Matthew Broderick isn’t an actor! Science, bitches!

I was a massive fan of the first game, which is somewhat controversial these days because people kept saying “but the story was all over the place and didn’t make sense and I’m a twat” and yeah! It weren’t supposed to make sense, you were trapped in the mind of a fucking psycho! And yes! You are a twat! And besides, if you actually take a step back and look at the story as a whole, there is structure there, so shut up! Plus, this much anticipated sequel answers plenty of questions that the thickos didn’t quite get (seriously, it’s not that hard).

Insert giggle here.

Was the first without its flaws? Of course not, it was near perfect for a reason! Now, does this sequel take those flaws from the first one and iron them out, then stick the newly unflawed flaws back into the game to look all shiny and wicked, rendering them unflawedable? You bet your sweet arse it does!

We got new monsters! We got new guns! We got new perks, systems, tricks, monsters, monsters, monsters, guns, monsters, character developments, and a whooooole new motherfucking layout! That’s right, bitches, I’m talking open world stylies! No more linear gameplay here! Plus, this one is sooooo much creepier than the first one! Seriously! You even have to go into an unarmed first-person stealth mission with most of your view obscured by a gas mask! It’s freaky as hell! And the combat is fucking wicked! Seriously!

Now I get that this game isn’t for everybody, and I know it’s not without it’s flaws at times (seriously Seb, do some cardio or at least learn to jog faster than your walking speed, even if it does add to the tension during chases) but for me, this game is perfect. It has everything I want: monsters, scary atmosphere, guns, gore, monsters, sci fi, great story telling, awesome graphics, monsters, noir, terrified children, combat, bad voice acting and monsters. You all know I’m a horror buff, and I love gaming of all genres but for me, fun gaming combined with my one true love of horror will always win.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: So, here it comes - Aaron’s first perfect rating! How often will it happen? Not very! But here it is – 10/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!





Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cloud Zombie’s Land of Post-Apocalypse and Dystopia

Welcome to Cloud Zombie’s Land of Post-Apocalypse and Dystopia!

This little segment is not really for reviews but instead has me talking about some of my favourite dystopic and post-apocalyptic fiction (Films, Tv, Books and Games). They are not always necessarily good or bad, some of them are bloody atrocious but sometimes that can make it more fun. You get to choose if you want to give them a try if you haven’t already seen them.

I have been ill a *lot* recently with various flus, colds and whatnot. This time around I thought I’d deadicate......my post to various viruses and horrid germs in the form of deadly flu viruses, vampire bites and man-made zombie viruses.

******Mild Spoilers for The Van Helsing TV Series ******

The Colony

A reasonable quality post-apocalyptic film starring Bill Paxton and Lawrence Fishburne? Sign me up! Everyone likes a post-apocalyptic film and The Colony fits its category well. The planet has been sent into an ice age, and being that they are in an ice age people tend to get sick when they can’t keep warm, cold and flu are very dangerous in a world where medicine doesn’t really exist anymore.

This causes much tension among the small groups of survivors because nobody wants to get sick and probably die. I can imagine what it would be like to live in fear of the common cold as you try to scrape a life inside a makeshift bunker underneath the ice and snow. It’s scary to think that this could be just round the corner, that something could happen that could trigger an ice age.

If you managed to survive long enough to get to safety, you would have to deal with the loss of the world you knew. You could lose your entire family and they could lose you. Imagine living in what was once the underground levels of an old skyscraper or inside an old refinery basement level. After you’ve dealt with that you could be sleeping in a tiny space with many people, what little food you managed to bring with you as you fled now depleting fast.

People fight over food as they struggle to keep food for them to stay alive, those who actually managed to bring plants are trying to find ways to keep them alive. This is a terrible existence that I hope I never have to deal with personally.



Van Helsing

Again, I Have Mild Spoilers – Please Scroll Past If You Don’t Want Them

Vanessa Helsing…get it?

So Vanessa is a pretty normal gal, she has a daughter and is trying make a living so she can keep her small family fed and safe.

Shit happens and she wakes up to find her daughter is missing and most of the world’s population are vampires. She discovers that she can cure vampirism with her own blood when a group of hunters find her and try use her as a buffet. The one that manages to bite her becomes human again. So what does she do? Goes around biting the vampires back of course!

I find this take on it to be hilarious and ingenious! The “They bit me so I’m going to bloody well bite them back” approach is comical and works so well. It also shows the fear the vampires should have for a Van Helsing.

I also love the picture I get when I imagine bloody-faced vampires running away in droves as Vanessa walks down the street, gun in hand and sporting her very own bloody face because she has recently bitten a vampire. This is a pretty fun power to have!



Until The End of The World Series
By Sarah Lyons Fleming

This is zombie survival at its finest!

The Until The End of The World series is one of those that differs from the current zombie novels, TV shows and various other mediums. Sarah Lyons Fleming has created a world in which its inhabitants find the good and hope among the despair and death.

Cassie, our main character, is like most of us just trying to get through life without too many bumps and scrapes, when a man-made virus escapes causing those infected to start attacking and eating each other.

On Cassie and her friends' journey to find a truly safe place where the infected can’t get them, they learn who they really are as people. This has good and bad sides to it but I feel that Cassie really does grow as a person, even growing up a little as she loses loved ones and gains new connections.

I found myself really caring for the characters and often cried throughout the series because there really are some low blows to the feels. The audiobook makes the experience of the book all the more special with the performance of Julia Whelan. She gives each character a voice that you remember and plays each part like she had studied them intensely.


As always, thank you all for reading!


Kat (aka Cloud Zombie) is a daydreaming enthusiast and self-professed Minecraft/Sims junkie from Kent, England.

She blogs about her passions over at cloudzombie, covering everything from video games, movies and TV all the way to baking.