April 11th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Original Comic Strips |

Web of Life by London Horror Comic

by Ghastly McNasty

London Horror Comic is one of the few horror anthologies out there still rocking the indy market. Writer John-Paul Kamath knows how to craft a horror story and has been receving rave reviews on the first 3 issues of the comic. You can purchase these over on www.londonhorrorcomic.com

London Horror Comic

If you’re after a taster you can check out this free short story from London Horror Comic entitled Web of Life.

 

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April 8th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, News |

Scream forum now on HorrorComics.org

by Ghastly McNasty

Horror Comics

Back from the Depths has been without a forum for a while now so it gives me great pleasure to announce the new Scream forum can now be found on www.horrorcomics.org

HorrorComics.org is a brand new and exciting venture that will hopefully one day grow to become the No.1 place to talk horror comics on the web. From pre-code horror comics, such as EC Classics like Tales from the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear, all the way up to modern horror comics, such as The Walking Dead and Locke & Key, this new site will cater for every ghoul’s horror needs.

In the mean time Scream fans have the place to themselves so if you’re looking for a place to talk about IPC’s ghastly horror comic Scream! then head on over to www.horrorcomics.org

 

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April 7th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ News |

Humpty Dumpty Graphic Horror Novel

by Ghastly McNasty

Humpty Dumpty 3DIt’s been 2 years since the bizarre take on poor Mr Dumpty was first announced and sounds like it has the potential be a sure fire winner. An insane egg-shaped alien being exacts a brutal and bloody revenge on his mother’s killers.

Synopsis
Conceived in violence, born in shadow and pain…bent on revenge!

Humpty Dumpty is a horrifyingly original new take on an old familiar character! Two backwoods redneck brothers are confronted with a dangerous egg-shaped creature whose mother they torture and kill for fun. Half-human, half-alien, Humpty Dumpty exacts his bloody, murderous rage on the brothers in an unforgettable story of revenge.

A graphic novel version of the upcoming ‘Humpty Dumpty 3D’ is to be published by IDW/Revenger Comics. IDW already publishes many movie and TV related graphic novels such as I Am Legend, 30 Days of Night, Star Trek, Transformers, True Blood and many others. According to the official Humpty Dumpty: The Movie website the graphic novel is on its way and will hit before the film itself. There is also a decent preview of the graphic novel on the site and a trailer composed of pictures taken from it which i’ve included below.

Although this has been kicking around in pre-production for some time, mainly due to director David R. Ellis’s other commitments it seems likely to step up a gear and has all the makings of a cult classic. It seems that re-working old fairy tales is in fashion at the moment. There’s already a big budget production of Red Riding Hood currently at the cinemas AND Hansel and Gretal: Witch Hunters is due for release next year. After these 2 movies it would be at this point i’d usually try and write something amusing like “what a next, a Humpty Dumpty movie, yeah right that would be…oh”

 

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April 6th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans |

Sleeping Beauty

by Ghastly McNasty

Another rare find from the comics archives. This one page short stort appeared 18th May 1985 in a copy of Eagle and Tiger, named during the merging of the 2 comics which eventually reverted back to just good old Eagle.

As you can see this story has a brief foreword from everyones favourite psychotic computer Max who was the editor of the comic during this time. Enjoy…

Sleeping Beauty

 

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April 6th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, News, TV |

The Governator

by Ghastly McNasty

The GovernatorAn interesting story surfaced on the 1st April regarding a new animated series ‘loosely’ based on the life of screen legend Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was regarded as an amusing April Fools gag but the hype machine just kept on rolling with even Arnie himself later announcing ‘The Governator’ will spawn, comic books, merchandise and eventually even a 3D film.

Points of interest – The Governator operates from a hi-tech bunker called the “Arnold Cave” under his home in Los Angeles and his enemies are a dastardly group of super-villains from an organisation called Gangsters, Imposters, Racketeers, Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons aka The G.I.R.L.I.E Men!

The project is a collaboration between Schwarzenegger, branded entertainment firm A Squared Entertainment, comic books publisher Archie Comics and POW! Entertainment – the company headed by former Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.

I gotta admit, although it’s a bit of a cheese fest, the trailer looks pretty damn cool!

Arnold starred in some amazing movies back in the day – Predator, Terminator, Running Man etc. These were quite simply amazing films and Arnie has long been held in high regard by pretty much everyone on the planet. His move to cash in on his fame and muscle in to politics was a load of crap and when he left his position as Governor of California earlier this year he was generally regarded by the residents of California as a twat. This new cartoon seems a fairly shrewd move for Arnie as a lot of stupid people have trouble defining the lines between reality and media slush. Even though it’s only a cartoon I can see many people actually believing this is in some way a semi-biographical representation of Schwarzenegger, who does actually fight crime.

 

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April 5th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Horror Art |

Top 10 terrifying paintings by Francisco Goya

by Ghastly McNasty

Portrait of Francisco GoyaCapturing the essence of horror in any medium is a difficult task, however very very old school painter Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 – 1828) was extremely gifted at it as you can tell from the selection of his works below. While some of his more horrific works were influenced by bouts of illness and mental issues his main source of inspiration came from observing the terrible acts people forced upon other people. War, Witches, Barbarism and the treatment of the mentally insane were all topics that Goya addressed in his paintings. Through these observations was able to create some truly disturbing images.

Possibly his most disturbing painting is the mesmerising ‘Saturn devouring his son’ which kicks-off our gallery below. Quite possibly the scariest painting of all time!

 

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April 4th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ News |

Horror Awards Season

by Ghastly McNasty

It’s award season time in the world of online horror and the result of the Cyber Horror Awards and the more famous Rondo Hatton Awards have been released. If your looking for more horror in your life then these awards are a great way of knowing what you should be looking for.

The Rondo Hatton awards are currently in their ninth year. Nominees for the Rondo are selected from suggestions by horror fans, pros and enthusiasts offered all year at the Classic Horror Film Boards.

Best Film of 2010

  • THE BLACK SWAN
  • Runners-up: INCEPTION; THE WOLFMAN
  • Honorable mention: LET ME IN

Best TV Presentation

  • THE WALKING DEAD: Days Gone Bye
  • Runner-up: DOCTOR WHO
  • Honorable mentions: SHERLOCK; TRUE BLOOD

Best Classic DVD

  • THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS
  • Runners-up: KING KONG 1933 (Blu-Ray); THE WOLF MAN SPECIAL EDITION
  • Honorable mentions: VAMPIRE CIRCUS; NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

Best Classic Horror Collection

  • THRILLER: THE COMPLETE SERIES
  • Runner-up: TWILIGHT ZONE (Seasons One and Two; Blu-Ray)
  • Honorable mentions: HAMMER FILMS: ICONS OF SUSPENSE; LON CHANEY SIX-FILM COLLECTION

Best Restoration

  • THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS
  • Runner-up: PSYCHO: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
  • Honorable mentions: DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW; BBC SHERLOCK HOLMES

Best Short Film

  • UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY (Greg Nicotero)
  • Runner-up: DREADFUL HALLOWGREEN SPECIAL
  • Honorable mentions: THE DEVIL AT LOST CREEK; VOLKODLAK

Book of the Year

  • THE ART OF HAMMER:Posters from the Archives of Hammer Films, by Marcus Hearn
  • Runner-up: CONFESSIONS OF A SCREAM QUEEN, by Matt Beckoff
  • Honorable mentions: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever, by Joe Kane, RAY HARRYHAUSEN: Master of the Majicks, Vol. 3, by Mike Hankin, FORRY: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman, by Debbie Painter, HOUSE OF ACKERMAN: A Photographic Tour of the Legendary Ackermansion, by Al Astrella, James Greene

Best Website

  • DREAD CENTRAL
  • Runners-up: Trailers from Hell; Fearnet.com; Universal Monster Army
  • Honorable mentions: Dr. Gangrene’s Chiller Cinema; Count Gore de Vol’s Creature Features; Horrorhost Graveyard

Best Blog

  • FRANKENSTEINIA
  • Runners-up: The Drunken Severed Head;
  • Terror from Beyond the Daves; Video Watchblog
  • Honorable mentions: The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla; Final Girl; Cinema Suicide; Monster Magazine World

Best Horror Comic Book

  • THE WALKING DEAD, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard
  • Runner-up: BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE (Monsterverse)
  • Honorable mentions: VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS; HELLBOY: DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL; AMERICAN VAMPIRE; THE GOON

Best Toy, Model or Collectible

  • Creature and Julie (Diamond Select)
  • Runner-up: Karloff bust series (Ray Santoleri)
  • Honorable mentions: Elvira (Amok Time); Zacherley (Executive Replicas); Psycho Bates Mansion, mother in window included (Round 2/Polar Lights); Twilight Zone Gremlin Bobblehead (Bif!Bang!Pow!)

 

Cyber Horror Awards 2010

The third annual Cyber Horror Awards are horror film awards decided by the online horror-blogging/writing community. Check out the nominees and WINNERS in each category.

Val Lewton Award for Best Film

  • WINNER: Black Swan, Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, Agnes b. Productions
  • Let Me In, Hammer Films
  • Survival of the Dead, Blank of the Dead Productions
  • Piranha 3-D, Dimension Films

David Cronenberg Award for Best Director

  • WINNER:Darren Aronofksy, Black Swan
  • John Dowdle, Devil
  • Breck Eisner, The Crazies
  • Matt Reeves, Let Me In
  • Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island

Vincent Price Award for Best Actor

  • Timothy Olyphant, The Crazies
  • Benicio Del Toro, The Wolfman
  • Dieter Laser, The Human Centipede
  • Onni Tommila, Rare Exports
  • WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island

Jamie Lee Curtis Award for Best Actress

  • WINNER: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • Chloe Moretz, Let Me In
  • Emily Blunt, The Wolfman
  • Sarah Butler, I Spit on Your Grave
  • Radha Mitchell, The Crazies

Dwight Frye Award for Best Supporting Actor

  • Ben Kingsley, Shutter Island
  • Kenneth Welsh, Survival of the Dead
  • Jorma Tommila, Rare Exports
  • Akihiro Kitamura, The Human Centipede
  • WINNER: Vincent Cassel, Black Swan

Linnea Quigley Award for Best Supporting Actress

  • Geraldine Chaplin, The Wolfman
  • WINNER: Delphine Chaneac, Splice
  • Mila Kunis, Black Swan
  • Winona Ryder, Black Swan
  • Danielle Panabaker, The Crazies

Curt Siodmak Award for Best Screenplay

  • Brian Nelson, Devil
  • Jalmari Helander, Petri Jokiranta & Sami Parkkinen, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • Scott Kosar, The Crazies
  • Matt Reeves, Let Me In
  • WINNER: Mark Heyman, Black Swan

Molly Arbuthnot Award for Best Costume Design

  • Amy Westcott, Black Swan
  • WINNER: Milena Canonero, The Wolfman
  • Sandy Powell, Shutter Island

Tom Savini Award for Best Makeup

  • Manlio Roccheti, Shutter Island
  • David Ambit, Santiago, Gijon Jiminez, Juan Almo & Paulo Requena, [REC]2
  • WINNER: Rick Baker, The Wolfman

Ray Harryhausen Award for Best Visual Effects

  • Shutter Island
  • WINNER: Black Swan
  • Wolfman

Albert S. D’Agostino Award for Best Production Design

  • WINNER: Shutter Island, Dante Ferretti
  • Black Swan, Therese DePrez
  • The Wolfman, Rick Heinrichs

Bernard Herrmann Award for Best Score

  • Bill Abbot, The Wolfman
  • WINNER: Clint Mansell, Black Swan
  • Christoph Bauschtinger, Devil

Karl Freund Award for Best Cinematography

  • Tak Fujimoto, Devil
  • Robert Richardson, Shutter Island
  • Neil Lisk, I Spit on Your Grave
  • Shelly Johnson, The Wolfman
  • WINNER: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan

 

 

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April 3rd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ TV |

Chew going to the small screen

by Ghastly McNasty

Chew

The horror comic series ‘Chew’ has been green-lighted by American network Showtime for a half hour comedy TV series. The comic book, written by John Layman with artwork by Rob Guillory, has a loyal fan base. The first issue was released in 2009 by Image Comics (Yes, The Walking Dead) and is currently on the 17th issue, no surprise after winning the much coveted Eisner Award for best new series.

Chews tell the story of federal agent Tony Chu who is a ‘cibopath’ able to get psychic impression from the things he eats. This ranges from animals to people so expect some very dark humour and a whole lot of blood. Exactly the sort of thing we appreciate on The Theatre of Terror.

Chew

 

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April 2nd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Graphic Novels & Comics |

Happy Panda Funtime Show

by Ghastly McNasty

Happy panda funtime showOriginally released on the Comic Monsters website the ‘Happy Panda Funtime Show’ is a free horror comic story from the diseased minds of the Brain Food Comic Company.

Millions of children all over the world are mesmerized on a daily basis by the #1 children’s show in the world – Happy Panda Funtime Show. But not everyone feels Happy Panda is a good influence, and one man is about to show the world just how evil he feels the corporate dumbing-down of today’s youth is becoming – by hijacking the show and presenting the studio audience and live viewers a chilling ultimatum; one of the children must kill him on live TV or they ALL die.

HPFS is a short story that is worth a read for any horror comic fans. Daniel Thollin has a great drawing style and writer Stephen Lindsay is clearly unleashing some internal rage against the evils in society, which many people may sympathise with. The Happy Panda costume worn by the villan has such a lovely look on its face which contrasts perfectly with the evil acts it carries out.

Click here to view the story

 

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April 1st, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Horror Art |

Uncle Terry pic by Brigonos Mac Giolla Chomhgaill

by M.I.K.

Larger version HERE!

 

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