Monday, May 25, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
It was inevitable. Sooner or later we all knew that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s releasing of all the seasons and collections of different Scooby-Doo shows would lead to one tragic moment. The always exasperating and incredibly nauseating Scrappy-Doo would be let out of his cage and scamper into our living rooms. Thankfully, there’s enough of the rest of the Mystery Incorporated Gang found within “Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo: The Complete Season 1” to justify haters taking the time to watch this otherwise classic show.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Vertigo Comics is lucky enough to host further legends from the exciting world of George Miller’s “Mad Max” saga. The creator of this vast wasteland and its reluctant hero has long been a fan of the comic book medium and his continued tales couldn’t find a better vehicle to be told in. Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 is 32 pages of the frenzy and madness we’ve all come to enjoy and expect from the desolate future.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
IFC Midnight and Shout! Factory brings the Vicious Brothers’ latest horror creation “Extraterrestrial” to home audiences. Their film “Grave Encounters” has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years. I’m sure this blend of sci-fi alien abduction frights and typical slaughtering of vacationing teens will be awarded the same majestic fate.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Another Texas Frightmare Weekend has come and gone. 2015 was an exciting and fun year for me as a press attendee and huge fan of horror. The convention was again held inside the Hyatt-Regency at the DFW Airport in Dallas, TX on May 1st through the 3rd. Thousands of fans gathered to meet all their favorite genre celebrities and party with likeminded individuals for a few days.
Monday, May 18, 2015
I do love Egyptian history, which explains my fondness with any and every "Mummy" movie that crosses my path. I went into "The Pyramid" with a hope that I would enjoy it even though it was my least favorite type of film - found footage. It was mildly entertaining, but still came up short in the end.
Friday, May 15, 2015
“Mad Max: Fury Road” is taking theaters by storm and I can guarantee that positive word-of-mouth is going to keep the film on a collision course with blockbuster status. It literally doesn’t let up for longer than maybe 10 minutes during the entire running time. Once Max and Furiosa hit the road, there’s no slowing down as they’re chased by several “War” parties through the perilous and vibrantly shimmering and bright deserts of the post-apocalyptic wastelands.
We were recently given the news (good or bad is up to you) that a remake of the 1990’s supernatural teen thriller “The Craft” is in the works. The announcement inspired me to post original witch Rachel True’s answer to my burning question. She played Rochelle, who made one quarter of the spell-casting coven that wreaked havoc on their high school and classmates. Rachel also appears in films like “Sharknado 2: The Second One” and “Half-Baked,” as well as the TV series “Half & Half.”
If you’ve been on the fence about seeing the latest installment in the franchise, Vertigo Comics’ “Mad Max: Fury Road - Inspired Artists Deluxe Edition” will give you enough ammunition to make your decision an easy one. This 76-page hardcover piece of eye candy features artwork from dozens of fabulous illustrators like Bill Sienkiewicz, Simon Bisley, Cliff Chiang, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Paul Pope, Dave Johnson, and Lee Bermejo to name a few. Each one offers a unique glimpse into the apocalyptic world George Miller created. Commentary on the works are provided by George Miller and the artists. It’s an absolute must have for fans of the “Mad Max” series.