Archive for August, 2013

Lenore: Purple Nurples Comic Book Review

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments by

You might not sing a paean in honor of Roman Dirge’s Lenore comic book series, but you won’t sing a “dirge in upraise” after you’ve read it either. Lenore: The Cute Little Dead Girl is a macabre, blackly comedic horror comic created by magician/artist Roman Dirge and inspired by the poem “Lenore” by Edgar Allan […]

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You’re Next Movie Review

Aug 25, 2013 2 Comments by

Comedian and horror aficionado, Rob Hibbs breaks down You’re Next…. You’re Next: I’m Not Sure What This is Supposed To Be? (mild SPOILERS ahead) You’re Next may have some devout horror fans wondering what’s next for independent horror movies. You’re Next was indie-made in 2011, and for the last two years it’s been gaining critical […]

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Aussie Filmmakers to Crowdfund Postproduction of Practical FX Creature-Feature BUNYIP

Aug 23, 2013 No Comments by

Australian filmmakers Denby Weller and Miri Stone have wrapped production on BUNYIP, a stunt-heavy, practical FX creature-feature.  As postproduction ensues, these two resourceful women turn to crowdfunding to fund the completion of this gonzo project.  To find out more about the movie and how you can contribute read the Silent Strike Productions press release below… August 2013 […]

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Amando de Ossorio’s Blind Dead Series Retrospective

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments by

Ah! Those Undead Knights: A (Very) Brief Introduction to Amando de Ossorio’s Blind Dead Series…. By all accounts, the 1970s were a truly radical time in filmmaking. In America, the demise of the studio system meant that maverick auteurs were given free rein to indulge in their artistic whims, thus creating cinema awash in political […]

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Principal Photography Wraps on Horror Anthology Web and Television Series Darknet

Aug 19, 2013 No Comments by

Principal photography wrapped August 16th on the Copperheart Entertainment produced Darknet, the Canadian horror anthology web and television series designed for the 21st century internet mindset.  Darknet is adapted from the cult Japanese television series, Tori Hada, by Vincenzo Natali (Haunter, Splice, Cube) and Steven Hoban (Haunter, Splice, Black Christmas, Ginger Snaps).  Darknet is an […]

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Horror Authors’ Bookshelves: Dana Fredsti

Aug 18, 2013 No Comments by

From the darkness has curiosity ever reached out and struck you?  Has it caused you to wonder about your favorite genre writers and what’s on their bookshelves?  It’s reached out and struck me.  Do they have some classic pulp detective novels?  What about graphic novel collections?  Maybe the severed head of the poor unfortunate soul […]

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They Will Outlive Us All Movie Review

Aug 14, 2013 2 Comments by

In the near-future (2016), roommates Margot (Jessi Gotta) and Daniel (Nat Cassidy) hole-up inside their Brooklyn apartment, awaiting the next big hurricane to bear down on the Big Apple—the new normal following Hurricane Sandy.  As they briefly leave their sanctuary to navigate the perils of apartment living, namely avoiding their weird neighbors while trying to […]

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Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Leggedy Beasties VI: Golems

Aug 11, 2013 No Comments by

I tried to build a golem.  I was in fifth grade and I had read way too much Dungeons & Dragons and heard the Judah Lowe story.[1] My sister and I were bored and we had some modeling clay. The confluence of all these factors made me think, “You know, this probably won’t work, but […]

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Frankenstein’s Army Movie Review

Aug 07, 2013 No Comments by

At the time, there were those who thought that horror couldn’t exist after the concentration camps. Compared to the carnage of the Second World War, Count Dracula and his “creatures of the night” felt like downright cartoonish caricatures of what real fear looks like. Films such as Edgar G. Ulmer’s Black Cat (1934) and Karl […]

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Fatale Book Three: West of Hell Graphic Novel Review

Aug 04, 2013 No Comments by

The latest volume of Image Comics’ horror-noir hybrid—Fatale Book Three: West of Hell by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips—doesn’t quite achieve the success of the previous two collected Fatale volumes focusing on the mysterious Josephine’s emotional turmoil, and not the men around her.  Where the previous volumes each comprise a larger narrative, Book Three is […]

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