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Breakfast: Trailer Talk

Breakfast: Trailer Talk

Do you all remember Dinner? The short film about Dylan and her monster-kicking habits? Well…Dylan is back. Behold, the trailer for Breakfast! Like Dinner, it looks like a no-budget monster romp written and directed by Aleksandra Svetlichnaya (who plays Dylan). “It’s not a sequel,” it promises. “It’s the next course.” This appears to follow two men who find an unfinished comic and – I assume – unwittingly start the zombie apocalypse. I get it, guys. We were all young once….

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The Legend of Sam-El Caan

The Legend of Sam-El Caan

His name is Sam-El Caan, and he was once worshiped as a god.  In some countries, he may still be.  He was more a demon than a god, but no one knows exactly how he came into being.  He was “put to sleep” by a small group of monks at some point in the 1400s, and his eyes have not opened since.  He was buried deep beneath the ground in an unmarked field in the middle of Kentucky.  The original…

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Diary of a Slasher: Entry 2

Diary of a Slasher: Entry 2

True to my word, I headed out the next day.  To watch.  Certainly some vile things were happening; not every person at church camp was there to study the Bible.  Some of them had to be pursuing some extracurricular activities.  No group of teenagers ass all good.  All I needed was one frisky couple and I’d be set. Listen.  I’ve been doing this a long time and discovered one ironclad rule of the universe: if you put a group of…

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Transmissions from ScareFest 9: Part II

Transmissions from ScareFest 9: Part II

You can read Part I here. I had accomplished what I wanted to accomplish during my first day at ScareFest.  I bought a couple t-shirts (a Stab shirt for me, a Monster Squad shirt for the munchkin), Elizabeth Fields’ new book, and a couple other random items.  My goal for Day 2 was clear: take pictures, strike up random conversations and look for stories.  This was always my favorite part of going to conventions, but this was the first convention…

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Paper Cuts: 10/21/16

Paper Cuts: 10/21/16

If there was an Eisner for Best Week of Comics, this one would have to be nominated. Die Kitty Die #1 (Astro Comix / Chapter House) The sign of good story tell can be when you are reading a first issue but you feel like you have known this character your whole life. Die Kitty Die is the creation of two classic Archie creators who have an undeniable chemistry as a creative team. The art in this book is simply…

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Movie Review

The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Movie Review

Before we get to the synopsis, let’s roll with a bit of history. In the spring of 1946, a serial killer dubbed The Phantom Killer terrorized Texarkana.  Over the span of ten weeks, he attacked eight people, killing five.  Seeing as how these attacks occurred at night, they were referred to as The Texarkana Moonlight Murders.  The killer was never caught or identified.  He was reported to have worn a white mask over his head with eye holes cut out….

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Blair Witch: Movie Review

Blair Witch: Movie Review

Synopsis: 15 years after the initial trek into the woods of Burkittsville ended in witch-related deaths, disappearances and map-kicking, a new video surfaces that shows a figure that may sorta/kinda look like Heather Donahue, but only if you squint in the right light.  The tape is sent to Heather’s younger brother, James.  He has sought answers about her disappearance for years.  And so, armed with new information, James heads out into the woods of Burkittsville with a few friends and…

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Dinner: Movie Review

Dinner: Movie Review

Dinner is a short film written and directed by the very talented Aleksandra Svetlichnaya. It’s fun and short and you can watch the entire thing below.  Make sure you give her a follow on Twitter as well. Dinner follows Dylan as she walks through a deserted town filled with chain-link fences and burned out buildings.  She’s on her way to a date, but there may be something sinister lurking in the shadows.  Every glance over her shoulder could reveal something dark…

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Diary of a Slasher: Entry 1

Diary of a Slasher: Entry 1

I wait just beyond the treeline.  I like to listen.  I have to listen. It’s a little tricky.  I can’t reveal myself too soon or everything is lost.  It’s all part of the game; part of the code.  It’s not going to fall on me to screw it up. Let me back up.  They call me Johnny Blood.  When I was alive, my name was John Hansen.  I must admit, I’m a fan of the name Johnny Blood. I used…

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Curse of Mesopotamia: Movie Review

Curse of Mesopotamia: Movie Review

Synopsis: What do a porn star, ex-soldier, Islamic extremist, quasi-mute and handsome bi-sexual have in common?  Shared demon dreams, of course. Five strangers – all visiting the same therapist – have the same dream every night: they find themselves in an old castle, being stalked by a pale-faced demon.  Their therapist does some research and finds that the castle exists in Iraq, and she convinces the ragtag group to make the journey.  They do.  At first, the nightmares subside.  And…

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The World Ender: A Short Story

The World Ender: A Short Story

I was a man.  But they took that from me. I ran with The Sawyer Gang.  Chet & Amos Sawyer were brothers, and they were particularly savage creatures.  In the grand scheme of their gang, I found myself somewhere in the middle.  “The money crew,” as they called it.  Our main targets were banks and trains, but we’d hit anything that would put money in our pockets.  I would have knocked over a small child if it meant I could…

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Starry Eyes: Movie Review

Starry Eyes: Movie Review

Synopsis: Sarah has a simple dream: work hard and make it to the silver screen.  After all, who wants to work at Big Taters – a less classy version of Hooters – forever?  She will do whatever she can to make her dream come true.  What’s wrong with that? Thoughts: Everything.  Everything is wrong with that.  Children, listen to me: having dreams is admirable, and you should all have them.  But if making those dreams come true means willingly signing…

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