Richard Corben’s influence on the comic medium, particularly in the realms of horror and science fiction, can not be understated. Corben’s distinct style, either in color or black and white, inspired many of the generation of artists that came of age during the late 70s and 80s, discovering his artwork through comic magazines such as Creepy, Eerie, and Heavy Metal. His unmistakable illustrations of tortured souls, physically perfect barbarians, and grotesque creatures continue to delight fans through many of the projects that the artist continues to produce.
The horror anthology has long been a favorite of comic readers, dating back to the origin of horror comics with William Gaines’ seminal EC Comics titles Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. We still get the occasional horror anthology comic, but they are much too infrequent for fans of serialized horror, so the news that comic veteran Tom Peyer is launching a new horror title along with his other anthologies from AHOY Comics was met with much excitement.
Peyer will serve as the editor-in-chief of the new company and he has assembled some top creators to work on the new line and we recently got a chance to talk to Peyer about the one that will appeal to horror fans the most: Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror. read more
Chinese film studio CKF pictures and Huayi Brothers Media announced at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday that they will team to produce a film based on a script by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
The film (which is tentatively slated for a 2020 release and is titled Masque of the Black Death) is an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death”. Poe’s story (which received the Roger Corman-treatment in 1964 and naturally starred perenial Poe actor Vincent Price) tells the tale of Prince Prospero, a vain and foolish man who invites all of his rich friends to a party so they can ignore and dismiss the terrible plague happening outside of the walls of the castle. As is usually the case in these situations, even all of the Prince’s wealth and influence can not protect him and his guests from a visit from “the Red Death”. read more