Category Archives: Entertainment & New Media

The Entertainment and New Media category brings the medieval era to the 21st century. It features articles about medieval themed movies, television shows, DVDs, CDs, video games and smartphone apps, just to name a few.

“The Witcher” series coming to Netflix

The Witcher is a series of six books written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first novel Blood of Elves was published in 1994 and follows the exploits of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher. In the books ‘witchers’ are monster hunters with extraordinary abilities learned from a young age. The Witcher series was adapted into…

The Pit and the Pendulum

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Edgar Allan Poe is the master of suspenseful horror. And a lot of his stories are set in the Middle Ages. The Pit and the Pendulum is no exception. Set during the Spanish Inquisition it focuses on the Grand Inquisitor Torquemada. This is the 1991 version directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Lance Henriksen. The…

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The Horror Movie

It seems like every year someone is re-cutting a comedy movie trailer into a horror movie. The one below is almost 10 years old, but still holds up. Take a look at the Curse of the Holy Grail. A horror movei re-cut of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The Masque of the Red Death

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Last Halloween we listened to the audio version of The Masque of the Red Death. This year you can dim the lights, grab some popcorn and watch the movie! The Masque of the Red Death is a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe. The story focuses on medieval Prince Prospero as he attempts to…

Instrumental Legends: Inspired by the life and times of Richard III

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Earlier this year we featured a new album by Legendary Ten Seconds titled Mer de Mort. The album celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Mortimer Society. Legendary Ten Seconds was also featured on the Medieval Archives Podcast. That episode included songs inspired by Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Last month Legendary Ten…

Castle Ghosts of England

Castle Ghosts of England

Are castles really haunted? If you’ve ever walked through them on a dark, cold night you may have heard strange sounds or eerie whispers. Is it your imagination or something supernatural? In Castle Ghosts of England Sir Robert Hardy investigates the stories of castles around England. He visits Muncaster Castle, Sudeley Castle, The Tower of…

Season of the Witch

The nights are longer and there is a chill in the air. The Season of the Witch is upon us. Beware of the things that go bump in the night! ‘And out of the darkness the zombie did callTrue pain and suffering he brought to them allAway ran the children to hide in their bedsFor…

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer

Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here. While you stay bundled up watch the new trailer for Game of Thrones season 8! Den of Geek did an excellent break down of the entire trailer. If you aren’t caught up through Season 7, it may contain spoilers. Game of Thrones Season 8 premiers on 14 April 2019…

Game of Thrones Season 8 Posters

What’s old is new again. Game of Thrones released 20 new character posters for Season 8 that resemble the posters from Season 1. Who will sit victorious on the Iron Throne? Game of Thrones, the series, surpassed the books by George R. R. Martin years ago. Rumor has it the showrunners and GRR Martin discussed…

Jedi Knight turns Templar Knight, Mark Hamill joins Knightfall

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Knightfall premiered on the HISTORY channel in December 2017 and recounts the history and myth of the Knights Templar. Knightfall stars Tom Cullen as the Templar leader, Landry, a veteran of the Crusades, looking for his mentor’s killer and the location of the Holy Grail. If you missed Season 1 you can watch it on…

Knight Fight on HISTORY Channel

Knight Fight premiered on the HISTORY Channel (USA) last week, 23 Jan 2019. It premieres on HISTORY UK on 19 Feb 2019. Host and WWE superstar Jay “Christian” Reso, is joined by judges Andre Sinou, Co-Founder and Creator of the Armored Combat League, and John Clements, Director of the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts. I…

Dan Snow (@TheHistoryGuy) Live Tour Dates

Historian, TV Presenter and Founder of HistoryHit TV Dan Snow, AKA The History Guy is on tour in a city (hopefully) near you! The tour runs from 22 January to 29 March. We talked with Dan Snow a while back when he hosted the Battle Castle series. He is a wealth of knowledge from classical…

The Kid Who Would Be King – Trailer

The Kid Who Would Be King Synopsis Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of…

Mer de Mort: A Mortimer concept album for the 10th anniversary of the Mortimer History Society

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The Legendary Ten Seconds released a new album in honor of the the Moritmer History society’s 10th anniversary. We’ve featured songs from the Legendary Ten Seconds on the podcast and try to keep up with all their new albums. Their new album is a tribute to the Mortimer History Society. If you like their music…

Mark Hamill joins Knightfall

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History renewed Knightfall for Season 2 and announced that Mark Hamill will be joining the cast! Mark Hamill plays “Talus,” a “battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.” Knightfall stars Tom Cullen as the…