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11 items from 2011


Idw's Update on a Lovecraft Classic - "The Dunwich Horror:" A Comic Book Review (Issue #1)

7 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror" gets a modern spin in Idw Publishing's reworking of the classic tale of cosmic horror. At the same time, this comic book also introduces new readers to this authors work in a series of essays broken up into chapters. Each comic features a one-page summary of who Lovecraft was, the importance of his works, and the influence he had across generations of fans.

With this comic, it reveals a tale set in the 21st century. A mysterious figure by the name of Jason has witnessed the unfathomable. In his attempt to warn his contacts with his iPhone, he loses his life. Four friends, Frank, Bobby, Janet and Tim, are members of some kind of organization, and they have to put to right whatever has escaped from the old Whateley farm.

The barn they find has exploded and has unleashed some enormous beast. What they »

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SciFi Mafia’s Comic Release Watch: 12/07/11

7 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Here’s what hits stores this week! Nothing new from Dark Horse Comics.

Boom! Studios

Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Gabriel Hardman), $3.99

Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Declan Shalvey), $3.99

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #8 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #8 (Cover B Nick Percival), $3.99

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #8 (Cover C Tim Bradstreet), Ar

Cliver Barker’s Hellraiser Masterpieces #3, $3.99

Elric The Balance Lost #6 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99

Elric The Balance Lost #6 (Cover B Dimitri Armand), Ar

Elric The Balance Lost #6 (Cover C Francesco Mattina), Ar

Elric The Balance Lost Volume 1 Tp, $14.99

I Thought You Would Be Funnier Hc, $17.99

Irredeemable #32 (Cover A Trevor Hairsine), $3.99

Irredeemable #32 (Cover B Matteo Scalera), $3.99

Irredeemable #32 (Cover C Dan Panosian), Ar

Planet Of The Apes #4 (Sdcc 2011 Photo Variant Cover), $9.99

Rinse #4, $3.99

Stan Lee’s Starborn Volume 2 Tp, $14.99

Valen The Outcast #1 (Cover A Liam Sharp), $1.00

Valen The Outcast #1 (Cover »

- Brandon Johnston

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Comic Release Watch: 11/9/11

9 November 2011 7:48 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Here’s what hits stores this week!

Boom! Studios

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #7 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #7 (Cover B Nick Percival), $3.99

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #7 (Cover C Tim Bradstreet), Ar

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Masterpieces #1, $3.99

Collectibly Mad Deluxe Edition Hc, $150.00

Darkwing Duck #18 (Cover A James Silvani), $3.99

Darkwing Duck #18 (Cover B Sabrini Alberghetti), $3.99

Decision 2012 Barack Obama #1 (Cover A Jeffrey Spokes), $3.99

Decision 2012 Barack Obama #1 (Cover B Jeffrey Spokes Superhero Variant), Ar

Ducktales #6 (Cover A James Silvani), $3.99

Ducktales #6 (Cover B James Silvani), $3.99

Operation Broken Wings 1936 #1 (Of 3)(was ‘Operation Iron Cross 1936′), $3.99

Roger Langridge’s Snarked #1 (Roger Langridge 2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Space Warped #5 (Of 6), $3.99

WordGirl Volume 2 The Incredible Shrinking Allowance Gn, $7.99

Dark Horse Comics

Baltimore The Curse Bells #4 (Of 5), $3.50

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 (Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), $2.99

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 (Steve Morris Regular Cover), $2.99

Dollhouse Epitaphs #5 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $3.50

Dollhouse Epitaphs #5 (Frank »

- Brandon Johnston

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Introducing the London Horror Festival

20 October 2011 11:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Introducing the festival that's looking to bring horror back to the theatre...

There are more festivals dedicated to horror than any other kind of film-making. Outside of science fiction there is no genre which can boast such a large and enthusiastic following, who pack out cinemas in their thousands for the opportunity to have the living hell scared out of them by old and new film-makers alike.

Many want to do more than just watch the film: they turn up to showings of The Room and Troll 2 in costume, they bring things to throw and they scream along. As a lifelong fan of both horror and the theatre, I’ve always been baffled as to why there’s so little truly frightening and adventurous horror theatre out there. We’re hoping that the London Horror Festival can help to change that.

It was the cinema which sounded the death-knell »

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SciFi Mafia’s Comic Release Watch 10/19/11

19 October 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Here’s what hits stores this week!

DC Comics

Action Comics #1 (Rags Morales 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

Batman #1 (Greg Capullo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Batman #2 (Greg Capullo Regular Cover), $2.99

Batman #2 (Greg Capullo Black & White Variant Cover), Ar

Batman #2 (Jim Lee Variant Cover), Ar

Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #1 (Of 7)(Neal Adams Regular Cover), $3.99

Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #1 (Of 7)(Neal Adams Black & White Cover), Ar

Batman Vampire Mini Statue (resolicited), $95.00

Birds Of Prey #1 (Jesus Saiz 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Birds Of Prey #2, $2.99

Blue Beetle #1 (Tyler Kirkham & Sal Regla 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Blue Beetle #2, $2.99

Captain Atom #1 (Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Captain Atom #2, $2.99

Catwoman #1 (Guillem March 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Catwoman #2, $2.99

DC Comics Presents Superboy’s Legion #1, $7.99

DC Comics Presents Superman Secret Identity #1, $7.99

DC Universe Online Legends #16, $2.99

DC Universe Presents #1 (Ryan Sook 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

DC Universe Presents #2, $2.99

Driver Crossing The Line #1 (One Shot)(Corrected Copies), $2.99

Fables #110, $2.99

Gotham Central Volume 3 On The Freak Beat Tp, »

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Good Horror Comes in Threes at Idw

18 October 2011 8:57 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

In a smorgasbord of supernatural awesomeness, premiere comics publisher Idw is offering three #1 ways to jump into the horror comic book world this week, each bearing its own distinctive style and brand of spooks…

Monocyte #1

Panels? What panels? menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari’s Monocyte #1 revokes comic tradition and pans its way across the page like a dystopian children’s picture book—art, art, and more art all around, accompanied by relatively short (if convoluted) spots of language.

This language, if scattered, effectively establishes its futuristic world in a dichotomy of immortals—the ‘olignostics’ and the ‘antedeluvians’. In fact, I’d say that the most fascinating bits of the whole book are the two pages of history outlining the historical rise of both species. Since the current story takes place at the pinnacle of their long war (the ‘monocyte’ character, or ‘one-eyed’, is introduced as a kind of bony, alien messiah »

- Holly Interlandi

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Not Available on DVD – Curse Of The Crimson Cult

21 September 2011 5:46 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Any film featuring either Christopher Lee or Boris Karloff is an instant must-see for  horror fans. The two terror titans joined forces the first time in 1958′s Corridors Of Blood, a grimy graverobber/mad doctor opus that took place in 19th century England. Ten years later came their second and final collaboration, Curse Of The Crimson Cult (aka Curse Of The Crimson Altar or simply The Crimson Cult) and this time cult siren Barbara Steele, the reigning queen of horror, joined them as well. With this type of fright wattage, you’d expect Curse Of The Crimson Cult to be some sort of classic much-discussed by monster kids just for the cast alone (it’s even got Michael Gough!), but that’s not the case with this strange but confused brew of devil-worshipping, witches, creepy old mansions with secret passageways torture devices, and ritual sacrifices. It’s considered to be »

- Tom Stockman

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October '11 Graphic Novel Preview: From Vampires to the "Supernatural"

10 August 2011 8:01 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*A preview of: "Supernatural," "30 Days of Night Omnibus," "The Lovecraft Library, Volume One: Horror Out of Arkham," and "Monocyte."

Tis the season to be jolly for comic book readers. The lists are out, and several titles deserve mention: these books will no doubt make Halloween a merry time for fans of horror as it crosses the media platform barrier. Television, film and novels are getting even more shelf space to bare their fangs with, and some of them are mouth-wateringly enticing:

Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) are penning "Baltimore, Volume 1: The Plague Ships Trade Paperback."

Set after World War I, Europe is suddenly flooded with vampires. A lone soldier is determined to wipe out the creatures that are ravaging the countrysides, and that is becoming a bit of an obsession. This title is getting an affordable paperback edition by Dark Horse Comics.

From DC Comics, »

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Lovecraft's Dunwich Horror Haunts iTunes

31 March 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

This Friday, close your eyes and immerse yourself into a world of beauty, intrigue, drama and devastating horror in Hp Lovecraft's gothic masterpiece "The Dunwich Horror." The audio horror movie is narrated by Scottish radio and television star Greg Hemphill and boasts a stellar cast of actors and voice talent including Gavin Mitchell (as Wilbur Whateley), Innes Smith, Vivien Taylor, Charlie Ross and Vivien Grahame. A sold-out hit at its Edinburgh International Film Festival debut, "The Dunwich Horror" is available for exclusive digital download via iTunes on Friday April 1st, 'April Ghouls' Day'. Faithfully adapted by writer/director Colin Edwards and co-produced by digital production company Bang! with leading sound company Savalas Sound Studios, "The »

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'White Dog' (1982): Movie Review

19 March 2011 11:16 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Colleen Wanglund, MoreHorror.com

Sam Fuller’s White Dog (1982) is an odd movie, and one that I wouldn’t necessarily classify as horror—it’s more of a melodrama. Based loosely on the 1970 novel of the same name by Romain Gary, White Dog was initially banned from theatrical release by the studio due to negative press and rumors that it was racist. With a screenplay by Curtis Hanson (The Dunwich Horror {1970}, L.A. Confidential {1997}) the movie tells the story of Julie (Kristy McNichol) a young, struggling actress who hits a dog (a white German Shepherd) on the highway one night. Julie takes the dog home with her while she tries to find its owners. The dog protects her from a rapist who breaks into Julie’s house and she develops quite an attachment to the dog. The dog—which is never given a name—gets out one day initially chasing a rabbit. »

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Hp Lovecraft: an appreciation

7 February 2011 10:26 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan looks back at the work of author Hp Lovecraft, the writer behind Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming At The Mountains Of Madness

In his own lifetime, Howard Philips Lovecraft was a virtual unknown. His stories appeared in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, alongside contemporary genre writers such as Robert E Howard and August Derleth, and wouldn’t be published in book form until long after Lovecraft’s death.

It was only after Hp Lovecraft's passing in 1937 that his work began to be reassessed, and even then his distinctive, verbose prose was scorned by the literary establishment. The critic, Edmund Wilson, infamously dismissed the author's tales as "bad taste and bad art" in 1945.

Gradually, however, Lovecraft's reputation grew, and he's now rightly recognised as one of the 20th century's most important American authors. In 2005, a collection of Lovecraft's stories was collected together for The Library Of America, »

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