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Frankenstein by Mignola

frankenstein-underground-mock-up-png-110212Bride-of-Frankenstein_MignolaOne of my favourite books re-imagined by one of my favourite artists. In 2015 Dark Horse Comics will publish ‘Frankenstein Underground’, a new five-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola, with covers by Mignola and interior art by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore). The miniseries follows the Frankenstein monster, who is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe.

The miniseries will be the second appearance of the Frankenstein monster within the mythology and continuity of Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and the other Mignolaverse titles; the character first appeared in the graphic novel ‘House of the Living Dead’ by Mignola and Richard Corben.

“It’s intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster,” said Mignola. “I’m trying to do something that’s true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I’m throwing the monster into an entirely new environment, so I think the result will be something new. It’s an odd one, but ultimately will add an important new wrinkle to the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. world.”

Mignola is no stranger to Frankenstein’s monster. He’s long been fascinated by Shelley’s novel and the iconic Universal Studios films that it spawned. In 1991, he drew scenes from classic Universal Studios horror films for Topps trading cards and recently drew a Bride of Frankenstein Mondo print.


Saw – 10th Anniversary Release Poster

Saw_10th-Anniversary_posterI remember seeing Saw on it’s release, I remember the battering it dished out, the audience reactions and how pleased I was that this had been made by Australian film makers. Now, 10 years later (10..!!!), as reported last month, Saw has an Anniversary re-release. Read the official press release here:

SANTA MONICA, CA August 27, 2014 – This Halloween, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of SAW, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th. The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.

SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful INSIDIOUS franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as THE CONJURING and the upcoming FAST & FURIOUS 7.

Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.


Mulholland Drive – Poster Art by Gabz

Incredible new poster art for the David Lynch headfuck Mulholland Drive. The poster is by Grzegorz Domaradzki at Grey Matter Art HERE

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Common Shiner – Social Mediasochist

Chicago pop rock band Common Shiner have released the most horror icon-filled music video ever AND made it entertaining at the same time! In their slasher romance video for “Social Mediasochist”, which was directed by Zoran Gvojic of LowCarbComedy, a teenage Jason Voorhees and his pal Freddy Krueger, who attend Wes Craven’s Slasher High School, try to get Jason hooked up with the school beauty, who is seemingly the only “normal” person in the whole video.

It’s just one horror reference after another, with “cameos” from Jigsaw, Candyman, Leatherface, Pinhead, Leprechaun, and a whole slew of other familiar faces! There are also several scenes that are direct references to the scenes from the original films as well, such as Leatherface slamming the door shut after Jason gets pulled into a room.


Oh The Horror – Series 2

LEGO is the biggest retail toy in the world, bought by adults and kids alike… new versions of the Ghostbusters car and headquarters, batmobile and Simpsons house have pushed the little bricks to the top of workplace shelves worldwide. Minifigs have been creating specialist figures for some time now, they made Oh The Horror series 1 last year and are back with series 2. Featuring tributes to horror icons such as Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, Jigsaw, Leatherface, Pinhead, Ghostface, Ash and Norman Bates among others. Get them HERE
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The Walking Dead Season 5 Synopsis

The-Walking-Dead-season-5-bannerFox International Channels have released an official synopsis for Season Five of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The synopsis starts off with a touch of setup in the form of where Season Four left off – an important element since, for the first time since the series launched, The Walking Dead doesn’t have a time-jump this year.

It also features a bit of an existential question – “who do they become?” – something that has become more and more overt since the second half of Season Four began. The themes have always been there, of course, but we’re moving quickly toward a version of The Walking Dead where that’s right out there in the open. You can check it out below:

Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.
Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.
Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…
After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…
Who do they become?


Six

5b1a505c53d45748d3052a4de07452e7_largeSIX is a 64 page horror comic anthology. It collects six tales of terror written by Fabian Rangel Jr with art by various artists. The comic has already 100% funded in the first week. However you can still get involved as they have extended and added to the brief.

If they raise 3,500, the book will increase in page count to include script pages and characters designs! So you’ll be getting a thicker book, more in line with a trade paperback than a one-shot single issue.  If the total reaches 5,000 EVERYONE will be getting a free print from “Blood and Snow” artist Jonathan Sawyer!

Check it out HERE 21 days to go!


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