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Look at all those pop-culture icons staring at you up there! Here’s the place to stare back, with close to 200 long-reads on pop culture… With cartoons to match.

Long reads on film, TV, music, the arts, comics, gaming with more being added every month… Want to take a look a the full tag index? If you’re new to Jokerside why not start by checking out the collected Joker Series… or search by the power of cartoon with Jokertoons … Or just jump into the Latest Posts.

Most of all enjoy your stay!

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Every fortnight our round-up of the best pop culture news, reviews and snippets – yep, now we’re serving shorts. Follow and bookmark us at medium/jokerside or sign-up to have it delivered straight to your inbox!

Latest Post

Halloween V: Re-carving the Pumpkin - Michael Myer Zombie-style

Halloween V: Re-carving the Pumpkin – Michael Myers Zombie-style

Halloween had tried a partial reboot for its 20th anniversary, but it was Rob Zombie who took the definitive slasher back to basics just before it’s 30th. Are you ready to head further behind the mask of Michael Myers than ever before? It’s brutal and all a little bit like history repeating…

NINE TIMES LUCKY. AFTER 2002’s RESURRECTION WRENCHED THE FRANCHISE BACK TO ITS CLUMSY SIXTH INSTALMENT, THERE WAS AN APPETITE FOR THE FIRST FULL-SCALE REBOOT OF THE DEFINITIVE HORROR SLASHER. The leaner world of 21st century horror saw most box-office diverted to the dominant sub-genre of torture porn and graphic bodily violence, increasingly removed from the supernatural-tinged slashers of the ‘80s and ‘90s. 2003’s Freddy Vs Jason had closed the door on the slasher anti-heroes of the 80s, even if Michael Myers’ invite had been lost in the post, so there was only one way to go. Ditch the post-modern; go for a straight bat / carving knife. <Read the full long-read now>

Joker Series of the Month: It’s Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Especially when we pull in puppet quests, armed penguins, goblin kings, and pied piper dream slashers? Some of Jokerside’s festive specials…

Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal Mystic Ambrosiaus Sir Didymus   Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal Bowie Skeksis Gelfling   The Penguin - Batman's Santa Claus   Freddy Krueger Pied Piper

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Jokerside’s about cartoons as much as long-reads… Find the full set on the cartoons page. These pointy-nosed black n’ white cartoons are powered by Jokertoons.com – where you can now buy or commission unique illustrations and cartoons!

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