Horror Movie Work Week #3: Anthologies!!!

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Okay, so I’m on the road right now and internet is intermittent at best. Plus I’ve been putting these up on Mondays but wanted to adjust that so I hit the last one directly on All Hallows Eve, so from here out it’s Wednesday. And this Wednesday it’s Anthology week here on the Horror Movie Work Week! I mean, what genre goes better with the Anthological format than horror? None, that’s what! So let’s get right into this week’s goody bag of deviousness and dismemberment, shall we?

Thee Comic Column #9: Batman #13

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I have not been reading Scott Snyder’s Batman relaunch from DC’s New52 for the past year and since about six months in, after falling in love with his Swamp Thing re-boot and the mini-series Severed Snyder put out through Image I have regretted not jumping on his Batman. All the things I’ve read and heard have led me to the conclusion that I have truly been missing out on this series so when I heard issue 13 would not only begin a new storyline, but that that storyline would involve the return of  THE JOKER, I was really excited.

First FOOTAGE from Evil Dead Re-Make

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Just severael months ago I wasn’t so sure about the idea of an Evil Dead remake. I mean, doesn’t everyone want to know what happens next in the life of Ash (Bruce Campbell) when he… well, when he awoke/returned at the end of whatever version of Army of Darkness you happen to own. In one he returns to S-Mart and is followed by at least one deadite, in another he sleeps for what appears to be hundreds (thousands?) of years and wakes to find the world has fallen into ruin. But after several fantastic updates this week on bloodydisgusting.com  I am excited!!!

Evolution in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Evolution in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Evolution in Malaysia

I really didn’t know what all the fuss was about. I mean yeah I like cars. Ok, I really like cars…and bikes…I’m a guy. But what was so big about a compact box shaped four door that twelve men (and some of their families) drove from around the Malay peninsula to share a weekend?

Horror Movie Work Week #2

In an effort to celebrate my favorite season (even if it is 90 degrees as I type this here in LA) I’ve devised this column wherein I will watch three horror films (at least) a week and tell you, my erstwhile readers, about them. For a link to last week go here, otherwise take a step forward and enter the haunted house of cinema…

Thee Comic Column #8: Harvest

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Since Robert Kirkman became a partner with Image Comics circa 2008 the imprint has taken on a number of mini series that showcase indie talent. Take for example Witch Doctor or The Strange Talent of Luther Strode to name but a couple off the top of my head. With the overwhelming crossover success of Kirkman’s The Walking Dead he has helped the company find and bring to light a lot of great indie stories, and this past weekend I discovered yet another one.

The Cycle is Complete: Blut Aus Nord 777: Cosmosophy is here

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Three years ago I would never have believed that I would become as into the fringe elements of Black Metal as I have. I mean, what’s in a genre name or classification – right? Except of course there is always something there. And with Black Metal – the good stuff anyway – the name just sorta fits. No, not an all-African American band that plays metal like one co-worker thought, Black Metal at its best is more about the dark, liquid-obsidian terrors that lurk at the outposts of the human musical experience. And when discussing France’s Blut Aus Nord – quite possibly the most radically inventive band to fall under the banner of the genre (by choice or not) out there – Vindsal and crew have definitely attained something of a mastery of putting every shattered, hopeless and down right frightening atmosphere together into something that transcends any genre or even any inherently musical experience and gives us a sort of transcendental evocation that both grafts onto and extracts lifetimes of human philosophical arcana.

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