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Some Kind Of Hate: A Slasher With Something to Say

1 October 2015 12:31 PM, PDT

A while back, I had a fascinating chat with writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer about a great comic book called Ballistic. Over the course of said interview, he revealed that his livelihood was in film and horror movies were his wheelhouse. So when Some Kind Of Hate showed up at my door, I could not resist picking his brain on its portrayal of teenage stereotypes, social issues, and doom metal, which in this case are certainly a potent combination. [Note: May contain minor spoilers.]

Famous Monsters. Maybe it’s because I’m a metalhead, but I want to start with the use of music in the film—in the narrative as well as in the soundtrack. Metal plays a large role. There’s even a scene where Lincoln makes Kaitlin a metal playlist. What’s your take on the cliché of heavy metal music leading teens to being violent, and how did you find the »

- Holly Interlandi

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The Meaty Layers of The Green Inferno

29 September 2015 10:28 AM, PDT

“No good deed goes unpunished.” Unless of course your good deed was waiting patiently for The Green Inferno to find distribution. I cannot tell you how excited I was to attend a screening last week and I was more than ready for possibly more gore than my stomach could handle.

In the film, Lorenza Izzo plays wide-eyed college freshman Justine, the daughter of a U.N. Ambassador and a young woman trying to find her place among international issues, protests, and hunger strikes. While roommate Kaycee (Sky Ferreira) is hip to the Bs surrounding the campus’ humanitarian group, Justine feels drawn to it. After being “shamed” at a group meeting for making a joke—shame being a common tool used among slacktivists—Justine can’t help but demand to participate in the group’s trip to the Peruvian jungle to protest the de-forestation and possible extermination of a local tribe. »

- Caroline Stephenson

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Creepy Pasta! Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra talk Colder: Toss The Bones

28 September 2015 2:55 PM, PDT

One of the best things to come out of horror comics in years, Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra‘s Dark Horse series Colder has returned with its third and final arc, Toss The Bones—the first issue of which hits shops this week. The duo have kept outdoing themselves, and upon getting an advance glimpse of Toss The Bones #1, I couldn’t resist picking their brains once again about this gorgeous and exciting series.

Famous Monsters. So… Nimble Jack is back. What’s your favorite thing about writing or drawing him? I’ve heard people compare him to the Joker, but he seems even creepier to me. So congrats on that.

Paul Tobin. The Joker has had zero influence on Nimble Jack. The Joker never acts insane; he acts like someone with otherwise very focused goals who’s trying to act insane. When I write Nimble Jack, I try to »

- Holly Interlandi

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