Austin audiences will find themselves awash with black magic just in time for the start of fall, when acclaimed Austin horror filmmaker Francois Larosa kicks off the highly anticipated theatrical run of his latest film, AGHORA: The Deadliest Black Magic, next week.
Presented by Mike Entertainments and produced by Vega American Productions, AGHORA: The Deadliest Black Magic is guaranteed to chill Austin audiences to the bone with pure terror during its citywide theatrical run at three Alamo Drafthouses locations: Mueller, South Lamar and Lakeline.
AGHORA will take audiences on a dark journey deep inside the psyche of Jenny as she unravels within her deepest frights and fears.
A clash of black magic and high-tech science directed at her from two fronts sends Jenny into a downward spiral of psychic pain, physical torture and spiritual torment as she finds herself the terrifying subject of both an obsessed stalker and vindictive co-workers on a mission to destroy her.
With so many well-known horror films shot throughout the Texas capital, Austin has gone on to comprise itself of one of the country’s largest and most devoted horror film-loving communities.
Aghora recently premiered to a sold-out audience at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar earlier this month, and Larosa and the film’s producers decided to bring it to many more Austinites with nine different screenings throughout the month of September.
Nine screenings of Aghora are scheduled to be available to the public at the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Lakeline and South Lamar, beginning Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. Tickets are now available through EventBrite.
The film features a stellar cast, which includes Alexis Juliana, Danny Trevino, Michael David Yuhl, Mario Zamora, Stephen Latham, Tj Condit, Sunday Flint, and Scott Fulmer.
Additionally, a raffle will soon be announced for a winner’s package, which includes two tickets to any of the film’s upcoming September screenings (subject to availability), along with one free night in a private King Suite (Sunday-Thursday nights, holidays and blackout days excluded; expires February 28, 2018), presented by sponsor Native Hostels Austin. Details to follow.
For more information on Aghora: The Deadliest Black Magic, visit www.aghoramovie.com. For more information or questions on the film’s run, call (323) 386-2300, or email email@example.com.
Here is the Eventbrite link to all of the upcoming screenings:
Thank you to thegrapevine.com for the info.
Greetings my fellow horror lovers!!! I am looking for custom artwork to showcase in a new section on the site. I want to create a Reader’s Art Gallery. To do that I need artwork from YOU, my beloved readers. Below I have explained what the parameters are for submissions. I promise it’s easy. I am anxious to see what all you send. Please be respectful in your submissions. Thank you in advance!
All submissions must be HORROR related.
ANY medium is accepted. (Paint, pencil, marker, ink (this includes tattoos IF YOU DID THE TATTOO WORK, sculpture, etc. Artwork that is colored by YOU but the image is someone else’s is fine, like those in coloring books.)
If submitting a custom COLORED image (like a coloring book image) please include the name of the source of the image (even if it’s something you found on the internet, tell me that).
Please make all submissions a .jpg file. If any other format is submitted this may affect whether it gets posted or not.
All submissions MUST include the following information:
-Your Name (this can be an @ from social media platforms as Twitter or Instagram OR it can be your REAL name, or you can do both. Please let me know which platform the @ is for. But, I need a way of giving the artist credit.)
-If you want to put your OWN watermark or copyright on the image that’s great.
Otherwise, artist info will be in a caption under the image.
-A link to your website (if you have one)
-A very VERY short description of the artwork’s subject matter. Let’s say, 3 sentences or less. I may end up paraphrasing this part.
-NO REAL BLOOD OR CRIME SCENE PHOTOS, ETC. FICTION ONLY.
Please send as clear and crisp of an image as possible. The size of the image posted on the site will be effected by the size of the image you send me.
Please send all submissions to:
Make the subject line of the email:
Please keep in mind that art is subjective. As of right now, I plan to post anything that is sent to me, without a review, whether I like it or not. This is to showcase artwork by readers and horror fans. If, for some reason, your submission does NOT get posted, you will get a return email stating the reason(s) why.
I really hope you will all help me make this new section a success!
We’ve all heard the jokes about who is going to die in a horror movie. It might be a token character that isn’t too bright, the people drinking and doing drugs, the virgin always lives (as referenced in my latest review). And there have been rules stated in movies. The most famous of which, I think, would be in Scream.
In the movie Scream, Randy (a complete horror film addict) points out that there are, in fact, three rules to surviving a horror flick.
But, there are actually more rules than those. All those times that you are warning the person on screen NOT to do something…yeah, they are breaking rules.
For instance, coinciding with #3 above, is a very common-sensical but, all too often ignored rule…Don’t go investigate. This includes all noises, basements, cabins in the woods, creepy houses on the block, abandoned buildings, cars, campsites, trailers, power outages when there is no obvious cause (storm, down line, etc.), these kinds of things. These people in movies, and often in real life, hear something outside or in the house and they immediately grab a weapon and go searching for the noise like they are the S.W.A.T. member on point about to lead a raid on a known drug house holding kidnapped children to be sold. Why on earth are you investigating??? Are you that anxious to confront a madman??? Stay put and wait for the perpetrator to come to you…and then kill him. Duh.
Furthermore, if you do have a weapon…Don’t tell them! How often do they holler out “I have a gun!”? Go ahead, give the intruder time to prepare themselves for whatever you have in store for them. Very smart move. Like these killers have ANY concern over whether or not you are armed and if so, with what. As if the warning of the use of a firearm is going to deter Michael…or Jason…or Freddy…or Ghost Face from Scream...or even someone like Ed Gein or Leatherface. It’s just not logical. Any point where you can have the element of full surprise, take advantage man…take advantage.
Also, don’t ask “Who’s there?” IF someone is breaking in to kill you, I highly doubt they are going to announce it. Do these fools really think that Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees is going to holler back “Hey, don’t worry! It’s just me. I’ll be up to stab you in a minute! Just sit tight!” Right. Even in real life, the chances of an intruder announcing his presence and intentions are wickedly slim. The closest we come to an intruder/bad guy announcing their presence would be things like Freddy’s taunts or Jack Torrance warning his wife he’s going to bash her brains in. But still, even at THAT point, the threat has already presented itself and it’s just informing the victim of the method of their demise.
Next, if you are getting creepy phone calls telling you to check on the kids in the house or someone telling you that you are going to die, when you hang up on them (and you will), DO NOT answer when they call back! Don’t answer the phone the twentieth time they call and yell at them or ask them why they are doing this to do or what they want. They are doing what they want. Hello???? Your best bet is to avoid continuing conversation with the person (or thing) that wants to kill you. It’s not like you guys are going to be exchanging Christmas gifts at next year’s Secret Santa gift exchange.
Now, when you are being chased, and you will be because it happens it pretty much every horror movie, there are a few major things to know. First, don’t look back. This will only slow you down and make you lose focus, inevitably causing you to trip and fall (or run into a tree or something), making you easier prey. Second, when running for your life, NEVER go UP. This means UPstairs, UP on a roof, UP in an attic, anything above the main floor where you enter. If you go up and your killer is chasing you then you reduce your options to just two. The first being to jump from a now higher height than where you started from OR going back the way you came and having to confront the killer you are running from. Next, if you are with other people and you are ALL running for your lives, one of them is going to fall. It can’t be helped. There’s one in every group. Leave them behind. DO NOT let your emotions in such a stressful and dangerous situation override your logic and survival instinct. It won’t mean that you don’t care about them. You can send help once you get away. If you go back for them, you’ll both die. And finally, don’t scream and cry out while running away. This gives the killer a perfect idea of where you are. You might as well just yell out “Here I am! Come kill me!” I would think that “silence is golden” in a time like this.
On the flip side of that is never go downstairs as in to the basement or cellar, boiler room, dungeon, makeshift laboratory, etc. You face almost the same problem, just from a hole in the ground where no one can hear you scream. However, if there is a door to the outside from this DOWN destination, then it is okay to go this way. For example, this rule doesn’t apply when you are on, say, the third floor of your house and you are running to the first floor where the front door is. Obviously, that is okay. Which leads me to my next point…
Where do you go? OUT! Leave. If the killer is in your home, stalking you through the house, then leave the privacy (and perceived safety) of your home and get out into the public. Just running around the house from one room to another hiding in closets and under beds isn’t going to do you much good for very long if this killer is determined to get you...and if they broke in to kill you, they are probably pretty mission oriented. Besides, what in your body would possess you to stick around and wait to die? But, don’t go running into the woods or anything like that if you can at all avoid it, okay?
The classic hiding places in movies are also a bad idea. Closets, non-operational vehicles, abandoned businesses and buildings, barns, cellars, attics, bathrooms, under beds, etc. These are all less than brainiac ideas. Places like closets and such especially. It’s almost coffin-like. Plus, once again, it limits your options.
Now, knowing all of this STILL may not ensure your survival BUT, it will definitely give you the upper hand and probably leave you as one of the last few standing. The only sure way to completely avoid death in a horror movie (other than not being in one) is…wait for it…
READ THE SCRIPT!!!!
My Dad used to always joke and say, “Now, if they had just read the script they would have known that was coming.” Other than that, I suggest following the rules we have discussed here. If you decide to wing it…I wish you the best of luck. You probably won’t make it through the first reel but hey, someone has to be the first to die, right? So, on behalf of everyone that is your horror film, we would all like to say, “Thank you” for taking one for the team and being the first to die. We will remember you fondly…safely…and alive…and from afar.
So, while looking around, I found this list on IndieWire.
Their piece on it can be found here: http://www.indiewire.com/gallery/stephen-king-favorite-scary-movies/ .
But I decided to write them down and my goal is to watch all of the master of horror’s favorite movies. I think some will be hard to find BUT, I’m gonna give it a shot. I’ll let you know in the review post that it’s from this list. Oh, and by the way, I think it’s great some of his own stories are on his list. That’s awesome! But, notice that The Shining and IT are NOT on this list. Two of his biggest titles...I'm not sure how he feels about the original IT but I know that Kubrick's The Shining did NOT make him happy at all.
Now, a few of these I have already done reviews on (those titles are linked to the review posts). Others are movies I have already seen but, I will still put up reviews. There is only one movie on the list that I just don’t think I can force myself to watch again and that is The Blair Witch Project. I didn’t like it the first time and the “found-footage” way it was filmed gave me motion sickness. Plus, that chick’s snot is just something that is forever seared into my brain…and that is truly unfortunate. But, the rest, I will review as I can find and watch them. I hope King has good taste, as some of this list suggests.
Stephen King’s Favorite Horror Movies (in alphabetical order)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
La Maschera Del Demonio (1960)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Brood (1979)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
The Changeling (1980)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Curse of the Demon (1957)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Dementia 13 (1963)
The Descent (2005)
Enemy from Space (1957)
Event Horizon (1997)
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Exorcist (1973)
Final Destination (2003)
The Haunting (1963)
I Bury the Living (1958)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Lady in a Cage (1964)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
The Mist (2007)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Pet Sematary (1989)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
The Quartermass Xperiment (1955)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Ruins (2008)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
The Strangers (2008)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Thing from Another World (1951)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The VVitch: A New England Folktale (2015)
X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Hope you enjoy and stay tuned!!!!
Oh wow!!!!! This movie looks AMAZING!!! I simply cannot wait for this to come out.
Laurie Strode is back. And she's pissed.
It's been decades since Michael Myers was captured and imprisoned. Four decades to be exact. As a teen, Laurie was terrified of Michael. Now, she wants her chance at revenge. For years she's prated for his escape, knowing he would come after her...knowing he would come home.
And finally, the time has come.
This trailer shows the snippets of what promises to be the ultimate showdown between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. An incredible battle of wills, the hunter becoming the hunted.
Jamie Lee Curtis, the TRUE Scream Queen, is returns in her classic and iconic role as Laurie Strode, a sweet and innocent victim who is tired of being stalked and tormented, tired of being afraid and determined to reclaim her life.
HALLOWEEN October 19, 2018
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle
Director: David Gordon Green
Written by: Jeff Fradley & Danny McBride & David Gordon Green
Based on Characters
Created by: John Carpenter and Debra Hill
Produced by: Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, Bill Block
Executive Producers: John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Ryan Freimann
Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimman also serves in that role.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.
Okay, so I am an incredible fan of the film Killer Klowns From Outer Space and I was contacted to see if I wanted to cover a special 30th anniversary screening of the movie with live-to-film music by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and with a live performance by The Dickies, the group that does the theme song (which is NOT available for download on iTunes, by the way, which is a total and complete bummer). Anyways, I, with much sadness and disappointment, had to decline the offer because it is all the way in LA and well, I’m not. HOWEVER, I wanted to let my readers know that it was happening because if you are in the LA area and can go, there’s SO MUCH to see that night that it would be well worth checking out.
Here is what I have in regards to the details of the event:
Something Bitchin’ This Way Comes...
KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE 30th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
A Premiere Live-to-Film Concert of The Original Cult Classic, With Live Music Performed by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Conducted By The Film’s Composer John Massari
Featuring a Q&A With The Filmmakers – Including The Chiodo Brothers, John Massari, and Cast Members Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder
Plus Circus Performers, Magicians, Klown Kostumes, Body Art, and Fan Art Media Exhibits
And … Special Guests, The Dickies Performing Their Iconic Theme Song Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Killer Klowns From Outer Space with a Bacchanalian Circus Celebration and Fan Tribute on May 19, 2018 at The Montalban Theater (1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028, tickets at http://bit.ly/2GmJmnU).
America’s fascination with Killer Klowns From Outer Space began on screen in 1988, as a group of clown-like aliens land their trans-dimensional space ship and terrorize a small American town. The film has achieved cult status with its clever blend of horror, science fiction and comedy.
“Clowns can be frightening, bizarre and terrifying. We took that primordial fear and put it in a Sci-Fi movie,” explained composer John Massari. “You have something that should make you happy and laugh, but now it will kill and eat you and… it’s from outer space! Who would have dreamed of this? That’s the craziest idea in the world.” Over time the film has earned generations of fans – many of whom Massari has connected with both through social media and at conventions leading him to create this special celebration of all things Killer Klowns.
For the 30th Anniversary, Massari has created a three-ring Sci-Fi/Horror celebration, reuniting an amazing line-up of special guests, including the film’s creators, the Chiodo Brothers, musical guests The Dickies, stars Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder.
At 6PM, the Kosmic Klown circus celebration will begin with stilt walkers, balloon folding artist Buster Balloon Cadwell, contortionist Bonnie Morgan, plus fortune tellers, strong men and women, magicians, body art, fan arts and crafts, and of course the Killer Klowns. There will be a pre-show Q&A at 7PM featuring Stephen Chiodo (writer/director), Charles Chiodo (writer/art director), Edward Chiodo (writer/producer), Grant Cramer (Mike Tobacco), Suzanne Snyder (Debbie Stone), members of The Dickies, and composer John Massari, moderated by Jim Branscome of Cinematic Void.
Following the Q&A, at 8PM, the film will be screened with it’s original musical score performed live by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Massari. LA's very own original punk rockers, The Dickies, will perform their enduring classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space theme song.
Stephen Chiodo declares, “Whoopdee God Damned De Do!! What a fantastic way to celebrate a 30 year anniversary surrounded by fans, John’s incredible score and the Dickies.”
Varèse Sarabande Records will be releasing a new recording of the soundtrack on CD and LP, available for sale at the concert. The album features the original score performed by members of The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, with new orchestrations by Massari and Bernhard Eder. The Dickies recorded a BRAND NEW version of the film’s theme song featuring an extra creepy intro followed by their signature pure punk energized sound.
“For 30 years, love and loyalty from fans the world over made this extraordinary movie a beloved cult classic,” said Massari. “This event is our way to celebrate Killer Klowns From Outer Space directly with these fans.”
Again, I have to say how wickedly and incredibly bummed out I am that I can’t go to this. This would be an AMAZING movie watching experience. But, I don’t want those who CAN attend to miss out. The link for tickets is in the details above. If you’re a lover of this cult classic, you won’t want to miss this!
I was given the opportunity to get a sneak peek at a new comic book coming out called Heavyweight Messiah. I even got to look at some of the pages and get a feel for the whole project.
This is a very different take on what we normally think of when we hear the word “messiah”. Most people (and that’s judging by statistics found on Google, not my opinion) think of the second coming of Christ. But what if that second coming did happen…and Jesus was pissed as hell at mankind?
What if, when Christ came back, he preached with his fists, in a boxing ring? Instead of sharing The Word, he advocates violence and abdicates kindness? With every jab, every right hook, every hit to the body, he tries to beat sense into the poor souls of the Earth. I mean, what if he felt we didn’t exactly catch on the first time he was here?
Well, Benny Andino and artist Flavio Giron have teamed up to make that second coming a comic book reality. And from what I can tell, it’s lookin’ really good. Now keep in mind I only read the first few pages but, the story idea is a strong one. I mean, people always say “fight fire with fire” and it seems that Jesus Christ is no exception to the rule. Which is cool because it just makes Jesus MORE human. SO many times, people seem to forget that Christ was just a man, albeit the son of God but, just a guy on Earth nonetheless.
The artwork is awesome and the story is a compelling one. I am looking forward to seeing how this goes.
Benny tells me this comic book will be available in a number of package deals with some really cool extras for those of us that are collectors.
Here’s a quick summary of what will be available:
$3.99 comic book with a free poster (first 100)
$30 comic book with print, signed cover and variant cover with t shirt
$50 comic book, print, signed cover, variant covers, t shirt and resin statue (only 10 made)
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THIS WILL NOT BE GIVEN RATING SCORES UNTIL THE FULL ISSUE IS RECEIVED AND READ. (I believe it to be unfair to rate something that I haven’t read in full. The full review will be posted in the Comic Book Reviews section of the website.)
Now that I have accumulated a number of review posts on this website, I thought that I might take some time to explain how I go about rating the things I post on this site.
I’ll begin with how I rate movies. First, let me start by saying I am not a student of the film industry. I didn’t take film courses in college or anything like that. When I evaluate movies, I am looking at them from layman’s point of view. I consider things such as:
Was it entertaining?
Did the plot have holes? Did it flow well? Was it easy to follow and understand?
Did the film have good acting in it?
Was the costuming well done?
Does the film score fit the movie? Does the music have a particular impact on the movie?
Are the special effects good or do they look cheap and low budget?
I don’t have the training or the expertise to say whether something was truly filmed well, per se, however I can tell you, for instance, whether or not it was easy to watch or if the “found footage” style might give you motion sickness. I can tell you if the film is too dark visually for my taste or if the sound didn’t seem very good.
Now, when I was growing up, which was before the internet and all this streaming stuff, we went to the theater to see a movie or we went to the video store and rented movies. Either of those was a task in itself as movie theaters were not as fancy as they are now and you always had THOSE people at the theater ruining the movie (you all know who I mean, the cougher, the talker, the loud laugher, the person who refused to put their pager on vibrate, the relentless immature teens running up and down the aisles and throwing popcorn at the screen. *NOTE For you young people, pagers were the precursor to your ever-loved cell phones*).
Now, going to the video store was an equally challenging task. You had to be sure to get to the video store at a reasonable time before all the copies of the good movies were gone off of the New Release wall. You entered through a set of detectors that would beep loudly if you tried to take a video out without paying the rental fee. Then you would walk a long wall plastered with VHS tape covers and pick up the box of a movie that looked interesting, look at the front and back of the box, and decide whether you wanted to pay the $4.99 to rent it for one day. The movies that weren’t New Releases were around $2.99 for three days.
There was nothing to see previews of movies on except other movies. We didn’t have YouTube or anything to quickly look up the trailer to see if it looked any good.
All of this being the case, back then I had a very simple way of recommending movies. It went like this…A movie would fall into one of these categories:
I would definitely pay to see this at the theater.
I would wait for this to come out on video.
I would wait for this to come out on cable movie channels.
I would not watch this.
Now I use a STAR rating system (because my old school system in no way applies anymore) so, I thought maybe I should convert those categories into a numbered system for the STAR ratings. So…I came up with this:
0-1 Stars I would not see this, it’s not worth watching.
1.5-2.5 Stars I would have waited for this to come out on cable.
3-4 Stars I would have waited for this to come out on VHS.
4.5-5 Stars I would pay money to go to the theater to see this.
Okay, so that’s movies. Now, when rating comic books I do something a little different. When rating comic books I look at:
The overall appeal and satisfaction of the comic book.
How well the story was written…does it flow well, is it easy to follow, are there unanswered questions?
Is the artwork appealing? Does it go well with the story?
So, looking at things like that I rate like this:
Still using a STAR system using 1-5.
1 being the lowest, this would mean that I didn’t like the comic book in basically any fashion.
3 is average, it didn’t disappoint but, it didn’t wow me either. This would be specifically recommended to people only with similar interests in the story, artist, etc.
5 is the highest, this would mean that I would recommend this comic book to anyone. This would also indicate that the comic book had a little wow factor as well.
Books and novels are similar to comic books. Since I read a lot of true crime and horror, I look for certain things in a book:
How well is the story written?
If it’s a true story, did they get the facts and timeline correct? Did this writer base the story off of facts or did they throw in their own theories as well?
How easy is the book to read?
Does it get bogged down in pointless details or does it paint a complete picture?
Does the book tend to be a fast read or a slow read?
Keeping that in mind, I rate books like this:
Using a 1-5 STAR system, 1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest.
1 Star This would mean the book isn’t worth reading.
2 Stars I was barely able to stay interested enough to get through this book.
3 Stars Worth reading at least once, IF the topic is of interest to reader.
4 Stars This is worth recommending to specific interest groups.
5 Stars I would recommend this book to anyone.
So, now that my crazy logic is somewhat explained, I hope you can all get a better understanding of what I am meaning when I rate each item I review.
Don’t forget, questions and comments are always appreciated!!! You all have been great supporters and your feedback has helped immensely. Please, keep it coming!!! Thanks for reading!
So, I’ve come to the conclusion that I MUST be missing something. I must be because I ran across something I just purely didn't understand.
I was reading Gangland #1 from Vertigo (DC Comics). It’s a compilation of short stories. There are many different types of artwork, writing, etc. And normally, that doesn’t bother me…until I came upon what I could conceivably call the worst comic I have ever encountered.
It’s called “Chains” by Peter Kuper. This is just awful all the way around. The one in this particular issue, because unfortunately there are more, is basically a picture book representation of ‘The Life of Cocaine’...or heroin, I don't know what drug it's supposed to be.
Okay, I’m an adult. A REAL adult, meaning I’m well over 18 and have been for quite some time. First of all, I am offended that something so simplistic would be in a comic book that I consider to be for mature readers. Now, I understand that a comic book is a series of pictures accompanied by small portions of words to depict a story. But, I don’t expect only pictures. I am NOT four years old.
Second, the artwork is just awful, in my opinion. Not only am I left with four to five pages of “follow the pictures and figure it out” but, the artwork isn’t even clear as to what is happening. Like I, an average human being, can fill in the blanks and missing pieces of the hardcore drug manufacturing and distribution depicted in this story. There is no explanation of what is going on, who anyone is. By the third page, I was just over it and wanted to get on to the next story…which had words.
Also, the life of Cocaine or Heroin??? Seriously??? They thought THAT was a rock-solid comic book short idea??? Not only does that seem desperate, what they chose for said story seems like nothing more than page filler to bulk up an issue. It really turned me off on the issue too. I haven’t picked it back up since I read this comic short and it’s just sitting there…probably going to sit there for a while.
I can get more out of the Sunday Funny Papers than this comic short. I mean, Family Circle was wicked better than this and I don’t know if that’s saying much.
The only thing I can recommend this short for is a burn session in a fireplace. At least then it might be useful.
I read something very interesting over the weekend and I’ll get to that in a minute.
I watched Devil’s Rejects this weekend, which is the sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, both are Rob Zombie movies. I had never seen it because as my readers well know by now, I’m not a fan of many sequels.
However, I chose to watch it anyway. It wasn’t horrible. I mean, I was entertained. But, I did miss the original and the psychotic characters.
Now, apparently, Rob Zombie is looking to start shooting Devil’s Rejects 2: Three From Hell this year, possibly in March.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????
He’d better be one hell of a writer to be able to make a third movie to complete a trilogy where everyone is already dead.
I will be seeing it because I have to know how Rob Zombie tries to pull this off, however, I don’t have high hopes for its success or the quality of its content. Bringing three killers back from the dead isn’t going to be very believable to me. However, it’s been thirteen years since Devil’s Rejects, maybe he’s more demented now. We’ll just have to wait and see.