Bela Lugosi Lives! Dracula re-told courtesy of Legendary Comics!

15 Oct

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Legendary Comics, in partnership with the Lugosi Estate and writer Kerry Gammill, announced Bram Stoker’s Dracula, os set for release in late 2020. Although the wait will be long, to see the novel fully rendered with Lugosi’s distinct look will be something to read. My introduction to horror was with the classic film; and although it freaked me out when I was a wee tyke–having ran from my babysitter’s home back to my own (it was across the street)–it did not stop me from becoming a lover of the tale of terror when I had a better understanding of the horrors to come.

This new graphic novel will feature art by El Garing. One look at his DeviantArt page he is the right talent to bring Lugosi back to life in all his enchanting glory.

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Time to Get Kooky with The Addams Family

15 Oct

 

Image result for addams family movie posterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Every couple of years, some entertainment mogul wants to bring The Addams Family back to the public consciousness. They can’t be buried and It’s impossible to change their ways; they’re wonderfully spooky and kooky. As for whether that’s with recognized talents or voice-over gurus in the roles, Gomez (Oscar Isaac), Morticia (Charlize Theron), Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard) and Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) are what they are. To bring to life the quintessential elements of what they are to a any kind of stage has artist Charles Addams grinning from the grave.

The Addams are an off kilter family with a love for the macabre. They live their lifestyle in all its supernatural glory which include staying in a haunted house that wants them out. It’s not expected to learn Wednesday will one day leave the flock. Years of isolation has her curious about the outside world and establish an identity of her own. As with any movie with a tween as its star, it’s time to explore.

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Studio 4°C Genius Party is Happening Oct 15th! in North America

13 Oct

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

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Release Date: Oct 15, 2019

Coming to home video in North America is Genius Party Volumes 1 & 2 (ジーニアス・パーティ) offered in one disc. Studio 4°C is behind this anthology series, and all twelve shorts are offered instead of the original Japanese editions where both were sold separately–originally released in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Anime fans who have yet to discover this bonanza will be thrilled to find many storytelling genres realized by top talents. The shorts I loved the most were the fantasy type works.

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Lisa Wilcox on Alice and The Nightmare on Elm Street (Part Two)

11 Oct

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

This unabridged version also appears in the Oct/Nov issue of Absolute Underground Magazine as part of a combined article featuring Lisa Wilcox and Tuesday Knight. Reprinted with permission.

Anyone who has religiously followed the Nightmare on Elm Street (NoES) franchise will recall that Freddie Kruger is out for revenge. He’s after the children of the parents who killed him, and he is a tough presence to destroy. Add on the spinoffs into comic books, he’ll be around forever and he’s hardly a simple spirit.

In Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, we learn Kruger made a deal with Dream Demons: use fear to feed these malevolent creatures and he can live forever. Fans of the franchise will get to see cast mates from the third and fourth film reunite and talk about their time together at Hex Halloween Expo in Calgary, Alberta–taking place this weekend.

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