Blood & Gourd: A Horror Comic Book Review

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As much as I’d like to come off as though I know a thing or two about comic books, it would be entirely disingenuous to imply it. I’m not going to bother researching the keyword terms and lingo to use here in order to convince readers that I know exactly what I’m talking about because, in truth, I have never actually read a comic book before now (pause for reactionary shaming). Any knowledge I have of various comic book superheroes comes from a pair of Marvel and DC encyclopedias that I purchased on Amazon and occasionally flip through whenever curiosity strikes. That said, I have certainly never delved into the world of horror comics, though at present I really have no idea why – especially now that I realize what I’ve been missing out on. To say that I enjoyed Blood & Gourd would be an understatement. More appropriately put, I would have to say that my experience with the debut horror comic has completely turned me on to a whole new platform of horror entertainment. How rewarding is that?!
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Creature Feature: Bloody Mary

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This time around I decided to showcase a female monster and, naturally, Bloody Mary was my first choice…

 

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Unless you skipped out on slumber parties as a kid, you are likely well aware of the legend of Bloody Mary. You know that if you walk into the bathroom alone, turn the lights out and dare to speak her name 3 times, you’re screwed.

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The Scream TV Series Promo Kills Off All of MTV’s Favorite Stars…

They’re dead anyway, so I doubt there will be much of a scheduling problem… MTV decided to borrow some of the biggest stars from a few of their own television series, including Awkard, Faking It and Teen Wolf, and kill them all for a promo of their newest upcoming horror show, Scream. I can’t help loving it!

The series will officially premiere on Tuesday, June 30th. Enjoy the latest MTV star massacre promo, as well as every other official trailer that’s aired so far, below!

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Group Horror Review: Spring, The Voices and Starry Eyes

 

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Viewed: VOD

Synopsis: Evan escapes his problems at home and relocates to Italy where he takes up residency, finds work on an olive farm and meets a strange woman with whom he quickly becomes infatuated. At first she seems odd and mysterious, but her behavior soon evinces the dark, primeval secret behind the true nature of her existence.

In short: This is a horror lover’s ultimate date night movie, complete with comedy and an all-pervading, romantic moral about life and death.

At Length: We might not know anything about our existence, why we are here or why we must die. Deep down though, we must accept that none of it matters unless we love while we are here, no matter for how long or short of a time. This is what I took away from this romantic, horror comedy, which was a rare treat.

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Ash vs Evil Dead Coming in Fall 2015

The deadites are back and Ash is mankind’s only hope…

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The Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead is directed by Rick Jacobson and Sam Raimi and stars Bruce Campbell as Ash, Lucy Lawless as Ruby, Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell and Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar. Writers include Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi and Tom Spezialy.

Fear the Walking Dead Trailer

 

Fear the Walking Dead, premiering in July 2015, will give us all a closer look at just how the zombie apocalypse went down in the world of Rick, Daryl, Carol, Glen, Maggie, Michonne and so on. However, don’t expect the see any of them until season 6 of The Walking Dead returns. Fear the Walking Dead will take place in Los Angeles, preceding The Walking Dead, and will include cast members, Cliff Curtis of Missing, Kim Dickens of Gone Girl, Frank Dillane of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Alycia Debnam Carey of Into the Storm. Reportedly, it will also only consist of 6 one hour long episodes, so we are expecting quite a bit of action to make up for the short season. For now, enjoy the trailer!

Group Horror Review: Housebound, It Follows and Wer

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Viewed: Netflix

Synopsis: When attempted thief, Kylie, is sentenced to house arrest with her mother and step-father, she starts to notice strange activity in the home that she has believed was previously a bed and breakfast since childhood. Her mother is open about her belief that the house might be haunted but not so much about the true history of the property. As Kylie learns about the truth behind the family home and starts to believe that a paranormal entity is trying to reach out to her, the plot begins to twist from one insane direction to another.

In short: A fun and thrilling heap of surprises.

At Length: It’s not often that we get to experience a horror film that delivers comedy, suspense, some genuine frights and an overall good time, but Housebound generously supplies it all. I anxiously await more works by writer, director, Gerard Johnstone.

 

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Horror Films & Books Inspired by Ed & Lorraine Warren Cases

 

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It looks like fans of The Conjuring will have a long time to wait for the sequel, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist to open in June, 2016, but if its Ed and Lorraine Warren they are particularly fascinated with, there are some other films they should checking out in the meantime.

Ed and Lorraine Warren have quite a colorful history of paranormal investigation under their belts (though Ed is no longer with us), some of which have spawned horror movies you may have heard of and some that are likely to provide some future horror film inspiration.  Among these are:

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Your Childhood Games & Toys as Horror Movie Posters

 

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Can you imagine your favorite childhood dolls, toys and board games playing the starring roles in horror flicks? We can! Thanks to the awesome skills of a few artists in my immediate area, you can see for yourself. They’ve come up with some pretty hilarious, intriguing and truly creepy looking horror movie posters based on beloved childhood toys. Enjoy!!

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