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John Carpenter on The Walking Dead and Horror Consumerism

Horror icon John Carpenter, the man behind the some of the genre’s most classic films weighed in on “The Walking Dead” and the current state of horror on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.   When referring to AMC’s top rated show he said, That was a movie that George Romero made back in ’68 [Night of the Living Dead] and they have milked…people have milked it and they’re STILL milking it. It’s unreal.”  He also suggested that the horror genre wasdue for a resurgence.” 

What do our hardcore horror fans think?  Is it time for less rehash and more innovation? read more

Feed the Black Review

While dealing with the loss of her mother, a young woman is torn between two worlds – one of good and one of evil. As her unattached state of mind weakens, she turns to drugs and during an overdose, hallucinates to the recollection of her past. Before death, she is faced with her final judgement. For the better of mankind, she will have to make a choice. Her choice, a predetermined path to darkness.

Having never seen any of Klayton Dean’s work, I had no idea what to expect when he sent me his thirty minute short titled Feed the Black. Well…holy shit. To say that this film is a complete shock to the senses is an understatement at best. It begins with a black screen and an eerie voice-over accompanied by low, hypnotic chanting. The speaker asks you to close your eyes as he sets a somber tone. After nearly five minutes of thought-provoking suggestions, the film begins. read more

“Vicki Beautiful”-Review & Insight with Author Somer Canon

By: Jay Kay

“Vicki Beautiful”-Review & Insight with Author Somer Canon

“A lot of this was personal. I took from a lot of experiences. Something that always stayed with me is how little we do with our loved ones. We expect someone else to handle the details.” – Somer Canon

Dreams are powerful visions of our emotions, fears, beliefs, goals and fantasies. When we dream, many sift through our mind like sand returning to an endless beach. Very rarely do we have a dream that sticks with us, inspires us and twists the way we think about our life and mortality. For Somer Canon, it all began with a lasting and morbid dream surrounding a dinner party and the realization that the host turned out to be a macabre yet beautiful entree on her plate. Chilling isn’t it? Canon’s dream helped to spark the idea for what would be “Vicki Beautiful”. “It stayed with me for days. I sat down finally one day and wrote Vicki’s letter to her friends.” That letter as well as suffering from insomnia and crazy dreams for quite a while help to craft and cultivate the idea. Canon discussed this during her appearance on “The Horror Happens Radio Show” about her mindset for her debut novel this past April. This was also one of the last books published through the now defunct “Samhain Publishing”. read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: April 5, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: April 5, 2016

 

Parasyte – Maxim Collection 1 [Blu-ray]

Starring: Brittney Karbowski

 

Synopsis: It’s the ultimate nightmare. One minute Shinichi Izumi is a normal teenager asleep in his bed. The next he’s been infected with a deadly parasitic organism determined to devour his brain and turn his body into the planet Earth’s new apex predator. But Shinichi partially foils the attack and, instead of being consumed, finds that the creature known as Migi has taken the place of his right hand. Now forced to share the same body, the two must become unwilling allies. Migi isn’t the only one of his kind, and unless human and parasyte work together, they’ll both be killed as abominations. Prepare yourself for a horrifying new world where the survival of the fittest and the survival of the human race are no longer the same thing. Monsters lurk behind every corner and every face as the human race becomes prey in PARASYTE – THE MAXIM! read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #9

         Welcome to another installment of Horror Hunting!, as August officially kicks into gear.  The waning summer weeks also give us some of the best horror conventions of the year (CT Horrorfest, August 23rd, Waterbury, CT!!!), which makes this one of the more exciting times to be a horror fan all around.  In this edition of HH!, we’ll be taking a look at the ultimate horror gag gift for that horror fanatic friend of yours, sure to please their hardcore sensibility.  And of course, collectors of all things ghoulishly vintage will get a kick out of our old-school pick of the week.  Without further adieu….. read more

Horror Hunting! For the Week of June 23rd

    Welcome back to Horror Hunting!, for this final full week of June.  In this edition we’re featuring a special limited-
edition throwback shirt set from a ’90s era HBO classic series, as well as a little something for you horror/wrestling fanatics from
the Spawn master.   Can’t go wrong with that killer line-up!

“We have such sights to show you!” – Pinhead

Tales From The Crypt shirt set (Limited Edition) – Fright-Rags

As were most blood-thirsty fiends, I was a huge fan of the HBO original horror series “Tales From The Crypt.”  The Cryptkeeper, the
spooky storylines, dark humor….it all added up to a brilliant show that kept us satisfied week-by-week.  I always felt that TFTC
was what we WISHED a modern-day Twilight Zone would be, and what Tales From The Darkside mostly achieved (with a good amount of
speed bumps along the way).  While the series became a bit too goofy for my liking near the end of its run, the mark it left on the
horror TV genre (now being embodied by hit series like The Walking Dead, True Blood and Bates Motel) is undeniable.  Thankfully, the
folks over at Fright-Rags are fans as well, and beginning on Friday morning, June 27th, will be offering a special limited edition
set of t-shirts honoring the Tales From The Crypt lineage.  A cost of $115 will net you three limited edition shirts, two special
glow-in-the-dark logo tees, a sticker pack, poster and collector’s box.  This cool set is (again) limited to only 200, so getting
there Friday morning for the presale is essential.  Check it out! read more

Tomboys Review

By:  Sean McLaughlin

      What happens when a group of bossy chicks take the law into their own hands when the legal avenues of justice fail them?  The result is 2009’s Tomboys, directed by Australian Nathan Hill.  While the idea of vigilante justice in cinema is nothing new (see the Death Wish series, and to a much lesser extent Death Sentence and Law Abiding Citizen), Hill’s spin on the end result is certainly noteworthy.  And the fact that the cast of aggressors were all female, also, cannot be discounted.  At once original and engaging, Tomboys nonetheless does fall into some cliche dramatic devices and tends to drag a bit too much for its own good.    read more