As of recent, AMC's The Walking Dead hasn't been on top of
their A-game like a year ago. However, thank almighty gawd, Buddha, Allah or
whatever the hell you worship, that there are exceptional alternatives when it
comes to Horror Television.
No, I'm not referring to the disappointing Hugh Jackoffman
adaptation but instead, this obscure SyFy series that is part Blade, part Buffy
the Vampire Slayer and yes, of course, The Walking Dead.
Regarding the latter the comparison is obvious due to its
soap opera scenarios, situations and an ensemble of diverse yet, oddly
This adaptation of Van Helsing is primarily based on a
graphic novel as our titular (as in ambiguously named) character Vanessa Helsing
(Kelly Overton) awakens from a coma (Sounds familiar, Walking Dead fans?) only
to find herself during a Vampire apocalypse.
But fortunately, or rather unfortunately Vanessa discovers
that she has the attributes of a vampire. "All of their strengths, but…
This was the movie that really made me a fan of the Anti-Hero formula. What started off as an idea inspired by the Death Wish film, cynicism from Nixon's Watergate scandal and a trip in Manhattan, Director John Carpenter has created one of the best dystopian films in both cinema and pop culture!
What's it all about?
In what's referred as "John Carpenter's Escape from New York" it's 1997 and the crime rate within the United States has risen to an overwhelming percentage. During a flight to an International "bargaining" summit, the Air Force One plane makes an unexpected detour thanks to an extremist. The plane's most valuable passenger, President John Harker suddenly finds himself captured and used as a bargaining tool by the inhabitants of what was once New York City!
Enter ex Special Force vet, now outlaw, SD "Snake" Plissken who is coerced into rescuing the President of the Uni…
“Good evening”,I am the Phantasman and welcome to this segment of articles based on a few
of my favorite fright flicks from that infamous British Film Production company
known to most Horror enthusiasts - Hammer Films. October is frequently known as the Month of Halloween however, it’s
also Anti Bullying Month as well. Soooo, I took it upon my righteous self to
feature Frankenstein created Woman.
When it comes to certain Horror films, I find myself at times,
rooting for the “Monster” protagonist who through mistreatment from society in
turn enacts vengeance against his/her oppressors.
Take Carrie for
instance in which the titular character gets pushed around in high school until
she started pushing back, literally via the powers of telekinesis!! To me, it
was one of the best revenge films of cinema despite its roots in Horror. However,
before Brian De palma’s classic tale, there was another revenge film that
preceded Carrie. I’m a bit of a suc…
After making an impressive appearance during Season 2 of
Netflix's Daredevil, The Punisher is now starring in his very own self-titled
Most of us who are familiar with Marvel, are already aware
of his background, but for the uninitiated, well it goes like this: Frank
Castle (Short for Castiglione) a spec
ops veteran comes home from the war, only to find out how short lived his
reunion with his family has been.
Instead of waiting for some omen, as in a bat, castle fortifies
himself with weaponry, combat acumen and the will to avenge by the means of
revenge! In the episode's Prologue, frank is playing guitar in the company of
his daughter. This quiet tender moment is abruptly interrupted with frank in
full rage banging against the wall and falling into an upward crouched
position. Its apparently obvious that Castle is a broken man after witnessing
the loss of his wife and kids. The reveals are told in sequential flashbacks
also like CW's Arrow but not as frequent.
Its October and you all know what that means right? It's that "wonderful time of the year" during October where kids collect gobs of candy while dressed up as fictional characters and act silly....oh, for a moment, I thought we were talking about the NYC Comicon..!
Ah, yes..Halloween! It's all Hallow's Eve and in the spirit of this festive holiday where it's cool to watch scary movies while snacking on mars bars you stole from your kids, here's a few sketches, illustrations, paintings and all kinds of fuckery dedicated to horror but, with a mix of something extra!
In the debut of this series, the Phantasman and special guest Detective Dee (Formerly of Talkbacker, Supernaughts and everything else.) discuss the trends and troubles regarding the Horror film industry.
Just in time for Halloween!