01 Nov. 2009

The Final Word On: Umbrella Academy: Dallas


For me to sit here and try to sum up the contents of this wonderful book would seem to me, a very foolish endeavor. I couldn’t possibly do the book the justice that it deserves. I’m sure I’d stumble over the many character arcs, plot devices, evolutions and brilliance and end up making a mess …

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31 Oct. 2009

DVD Vault: Blood: the Last Vampire


For Blood: the Last Vampire, it’s all about hits and misses. The concept of a 1950′s martial arts, half vampire that hunts demons for the government; cool. CG monsters; bad. Fight scenes; cool. Narrative storyline; iffy. Cinematography; cool. Characters; lame and the performances are worse. Production value is certainly there on screen and the movie …

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31 Oct. 2009

Blacksad Comes To Darkhorse!


Although I haven’t actually read Blacksad yet, (due in large part to no current printings in North America) I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for an affordable copy online. So imagine my surprise when Darkhorse announced their new hardcover due in stores March 24th. Blacksad is a noir styled graphic novel from Juan Diaz Canales …

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30 Oct. 2009

027 Slasher Remakes


On the eve of Halloween night, we’ve set up one last batch of treats for you dear listeners. Since the eighties, the slasher movie has been a quintessential part of the horror genre in movies. Whether you like the nubile ladies running for their lives and kicking ass, or the killers whose pokey implements almost …

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29 Oct. 2009

DVD Vault: Zombie Self Defense Force


The trailers of other films from Switchblade Pictures preceding Zombie Self Defence Force gave me a bad feeling. Movies with titles like Attack Girls’ Swim Team Versus the Undead might sound like instant classics, but the previews that followed looked like they were made using cheap home movie cameras from the 80s. Realizing the trailers …

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28 Oct. 2009

026 Killer Animal Overview


From Jaws to Snakes on a Plane, animals have been used as threatening icons of horror. Sure, Most Valuable Primate is a cute and cuddly monkey and Lassie had everyone crying, but animals can be as deadly as they can adorable. Before Edgar Allan Poe put a Raven in a poem, people hunted and killed …

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26 Oct. 2009

DVD Vault: Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead


The entire franchise of the Wrong Turn movies is based on the classic Deliverance; wander off into the woods and you might be raped by some inbred yokels. Of course there are other movies the franchise owes a debt to. Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Hills Have Eyes are two other movies that also occupy …

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25 Oct. 2009

025 Top 5 Horror Babes


You might want a heavy helping of blood with your guts when you watch your horror flicks, you may wish to be psychologically diddled by the creepy and the twisted, you might even want to see a clown gang raped by a group of inbred freaks (ours is not to question why or to judge), …

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24 Oct. 2009

Trolling For Trailers: Lucky Luke


Now I don’t know how many of you read Lucky Luke as a kid as there weren’t too many volumes released in English (maybe 10?) but those of you raised on Asterix and TinTin may have heard of him. He’s a wandering cowboy hero in the old west, rides his (sometimes) talking horse Jolly Jumper …

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