Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Deal: Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series Deluxe Edition DVD Box Set

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 05:44 AM PDT

Dark Shadows

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series Deluxe Edition DVD box set for only $279.99 (that's 53% off the list price of $599.98).

This massive 131-disc DVD box set contains all 1,225 episodes of the 1960's television series Dark Shadows and a deluxe booklet housed in a red-lined black coffin case. The set also contains bonus features like behind-the-scenes features, cast and crew interviews, and bloopers.

Note - this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, October 16, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last [...]

Watch Now: ‘Carrie’ Remake Teaser Trailer

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 08:04 PM PDT

Carrie remake

At New York Comic-Con on Saturday, attendees got a sneak peek at the teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of Stephen King's Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In) as Carrie White.

The teaser trailer has now been released online, so you can watch it here below.

Also released this week is the first poster for the film, which sees the title character covered in blood (at the NYCC panel, Moretz talked about the gallons of fake blood dumped on her throughout production) [...]

Hugo Weaving Not Interested In Returning As The Red Skull In Future Marvel Movies

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 06:12 PM PDT

Very few of the Marvel Cinematic Universe villains have lived long enough to see a sequel. But one fate that is the most mysterious so far is the fate of the Red Skull. While Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki continues to live on to be a threat to Thor and The Avengers, Hugo Weaving doesn't seem to [...]

Disney Announces Release Dates For Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ and More

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 04:02 PM PDT


It was originally thought that Disney would be releasing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man in 2014. That's three Marvel films in one year alone.

Well it may be one too many for one year or director Edgar Wright needs more time to work on the script after he finishes The World's End, because it has been announced that Ant-Man will be hitting theaters November 6, 2015. That's a couple of months after The Avengers 2 hits theaters. [...]

‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul To Star In DreamWorks’ ‘Need For Speed’ Movie

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 02:00 PM PDT

Need For Speed Image

Recently it was reported that DreamWorks was testing unknown actors to play the lead in their movie version of the hit video game franchise, Need For Speed.

It would appear that the unknown actors that were tested didn't cut it as it's now being reported that Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is set to star in the movie. [...]

Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #10

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 12:25 PM PDT

The Lone Ranger #10

The Long Ranger #10
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: October 3, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

For the most part, The Lone Ranger #10 ends the absolutely brilliant Tonto origin story. This has been a really solid story, and what it DOESN'T do is make ticked off that the main character hasn't really been in the spotlight of the book at all. It's like a Tonto mini-series withing the pages of the title, but the story is so good, you don't mind at all.

What praise can I heap on writer Ande Parks that I already haven't? The story in this issue is great. He gives recaps of the last few issues in totally natural dialogue. This issue we get to see Tonto at odds with his own people and how he became the lone warrior that he was when he first met John Reid. It's not a feelgood story, but at the end, you'll be totally satisfied having read this great comic, and the ending promises some big time action in the near future. It's nice to see that, while separately, Tonto and The Lone Ranger work together like a well-oiled machine, when they're away from each other and on their own, they are somewhat different people, which just goes to prove that they NEED each other as partners to function as the premiere heroes of the old west. some great characterization from Parks in this issue [...]

31 Days of Horror: Jeepers Creepers / Pumpkinhead

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 11:14 AM PDT

31 Days of Horror Banner

Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it's finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I'll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That's 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

Today's double-shot features a tag-team of underrated monster movies with Victor Salva's 2001 film, Jeepers Creepers, and Stan Winston's 1988 directorial debut, Pumpkinhead [...]

Comic Review: The Evil Tree

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 09:42 AM PDT

Arcana Comics: The Evil Tree

The Evil TreeWritten by Eric Hendrix
Art by Daniel Thollin
Colors by Anna Sallstrom
Arcana Comics
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Cover Price: $14.95

The market for horror comics right now is brutally competitive. With books like Locke and Key, Green Wake, and Rebel Blood reinventing what can be done with a genre, competition is fierce. The Evil Tree, being an independent horror comic published by a small press, faces some challenges when stacked up against titles from Image Comics and IDW Publishing. Which is a shame. Even though The Evil Tree is a by the numbers horror story, this book's expert writing proves that there is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned ghost story.

At its core, The Evil Tree is a very simple story. It is your standard unsettled ghost haunting the living as a means to eventually rest in peace. This book's storyline is fairly cut and dry and, in this case, it is perfectly okay. Writer Erik Hendrix seems to understand that sometimes mastering a preexisting story can be more appealing than poorly tackling some high concept horror story. Why try to blow people's minds by ruminating on the human condition if you can't even get it right? [...]

Book Review: Hammered: Heavy Tales From The Hard-Rock Highway

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 08:11 AM PDT


Hammered: Heavy Tales From The Hard-Rock Highway
By Kirk Blows
Plexus Publishing Ltd
Available now US | UK

In the 1980s the rock journalist's life was one of sharing long bar tabs, exotic substances, and stinging hangovers with our music heroes. Coupled with the nefarious activities conducted in the tour buses, clubs, and just about anywhere on the sunset strip, theirs was a life we would marvel at in our favourite magazines with jealous glee.

This was the life Kirk Blows lived in his 20s as a writer for the eminent rock rags Metal Hammer, Raw, Guitar magazine, and contributor of a slightly more saucy article to Penthouse on numerous occasions. Blows has talked, toked, and toiled with bands in tour buses, clubs, and hotels across the world. Hammered: Heavy Metal Tales From The Hard Rock Highway is a collection of some of his funniest, most enlightening interviews and encounters with rock stars big and small from the 1980s and '90s, presented it in all its colorful glory [...]

Deal: Mr Potato Head DC Spuds Batman Dark Knight

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 06:37 AM PDT

Mr Potato Head DC Spuds Batman Dark Knight

The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is a Mr Potato Head DC Spuds Batman Dark Knight for only $14.99 (that's 25% off the list price of $19.99).

Note - this deal is only for today, Monday, October 15, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last (and at TFAW, supplies don't last so grab this now if you want it at a discounted price).

If the deal sells out, you can still get the Mr Potato Head DC Spuds Batman Dark Knight over at Amazon for a discount of $17.49 [...]

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