Everyone knows that I love horror movies. How many of you know that I love comic books? I do; and when the world of blood and gore collides with the world of four-color sequential panels it makes me happier than Jack the Ripper at the Chicken Ranch in Las Vegas. Take time to reference that if you need it.
When Russell Hillman, writer of “The Dark of the Forest”, sent me a PDF copy and asked me to write a preview I jumped at the chance.
From the press release:
Our first title is “THE DARK OF THE FOREST”
It all started out so innocently.
Seven friends set out on a birdwatching weekend in the middle of the Navarre forest. Little did they know that while they were watching the birds, something else was watching them. Something that wasn’t human. Something very protective of the forest, and willing to kill anyone that gets in its way.
Freaktown Comics brings you a desperate tale of survival, humans united against a mysterious and deadly predator in a bloody battle to the death.
Written by Russell Hillman, with art by Sergio Calvet.
48 pages full colour, £6.50
Here is a teaser and a preview of the first three pages:
There you have it, “The Dark of the Forest”. I read the preview copy and I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely. If you get the chance then by all means check it out.
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Okay, that has to be one of the worst titles of a blog post in the history of blog posts. Not only is it a juvenile play on words (“poll” “pole”, get it?), but it only makes sense if you know who Deborah Ann Woll is (she plays the vampire Jessica on HBO’s True Blood) and if I have to explain it to you that just totally ruins it.
Anyway, I have a new poll for you all to participate in. Written in Blood is as it’s title suggests a horror film blog. With the exception of a handful of non-genre films, I’ve reviewed nothing but horror films since I started over two years ago. This leads to my poll question: should I stick to strictly reviewing horror films; or should I branch out and review non-genre films on a more regular basis?
Vote below. I look forward to hearing from you. I just hope you forgive me for that horrible post title.
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From ALIEN and featuring Ian Holm as Ash:
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Not necessarily a horror movie; but the quote is too sinister to pass up.
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Directed by Louis Morneau
Story by Michael Tabb
Screenplay by Michael Tabb and Louis Morneau and Catherine Cyran
I’ve read on a few websites that Werewolf: The Beast Among Us is a sequel, or spin-off, of the Universal Pictures remake of The Wolfman with Benicio Del Toro. I really don’t see how either description can be accurate; a sequel or a spin-off usually contains at least one character or element of the original film of which it is carrying over from. Werewolf: The Beast Among Us has neither. By the way, just because both films have a werewolf doesn’t count.
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us opens with the customary prologue in which, as a child, one of the main characters of the film witnesses his family as they are slaughtered by the beast. This time it’s Charles, played as a child by Stefan Iancu (Born to Raise Hell) and as an adult by Ed Quinn (Eureka, House of the Dead II), who goes from boy to man and becomes the leader of a band of werewolf hunters which include Steven Bauer (Scarface) and Adam Croasdell (Supernatural, Bondjamesbond). The gang meets Daniel (Guy Wilson, The Open Door, and The Midnight Game) and soon discovers that this is no ordinary werewolf they’re hunting. “This thing thinks like a man”, one of the hunters says. Well thank you, Mr. Obvious. Who is the beast? When will it kill again? Can it be stopped? Can it be controlled? Does it have fleas? The answers to these questions except for the fleas one can be found in the thrilling tale of Werewolf: The Beast Among Us. Then again, maybe the questions will not be answered.
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us starts out with a little promise and an exciting beginning; but it suffers through a slow second act and a ridiculous finale. The characters are one-dimensional to the point of being as flat as Andre Delambre’ head in The Fly and there are so many red herrings (which I know are a given for this type of film) that it becomes increasingly ridiculous. For a movie about a seven foot tall beast that ‘thinks like a man’, Werewolf: The Beast Among Us is still feeding on puppy chow.
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