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Legendary Comics’ has a Special Trick ‘r Treat Omnibus Style!

8 Oct

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Legendary Comics

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Not every comic book publisher has an authentic Halloween day narrative every year, but when they can deliver, it’ll be hard to top Legendary ComicsTrick ‘r Treat Omnibus! Anyone who has seen the cult hit of the same name knows just how nasty things get if you don’t observe this holiday’s tradition of paying respect to the undead! In this collection’s case, observing the rituals which the faithful follow to the tee.

Each story that’s featured has Sam, a pint-sized terror, wearing loose pyjamas and a round burlap sack over his head, appearing in a panel or two. Sometimes he has full reign, like in the wrapping narrative which makes up the comic book adaptation of the film, and his role is to enforce the rules of the season. Anyone who doesn’t precisely observe the traditions this day requires is fated to die.

Michael Dougherty (writer and director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Krampus) crafted this cult hit before becoming well known with the aforementioned blockbusters. This celebratory edition—uniting the past two previously released graphic novels for the first time and featuring a new special introduction from this filmmaker and other cool extras—is now on sale in stores and online.

Plus, this publisher has a promotional trailer which includes some live-action awesomeness (from the film) mixed in to show how this universe gels in different mediums!

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Preparing for December’s Picture of Everything Else at Vault Comics!

24 Sep

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Publisher
Vault Comics

Release Date:
December 2020

Although not slated for October 2020 release, The Picture of Everything Else feels like a type of “sequel” which would be perfect for the season. I wouldn’t call this comic book as a proper continuation of Oscar Wilde’s tale, The Picture of Dorian Grey, but the title says it all. Writer Dan Watters admits to being inspired by it. I can’t wait to take a look at this tale because I’ve seen or read various adaptations of the seminal tale of madness!

As most people know, ghost stories are perfect not only for the Halloween season but also Christmas!

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Reading Undergods as a Post Apocalyptic Gothic Thriller

1 Sep

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Playing at Fantasia Digital Film Festival 2020 on Sept 2, 5:00 PST. Buy your virtual ticket here.

SPOILER ALERT

Chino Moya’s Undergods has everything I want in a horror anthology. The plan was to build a utopian future, but somehow, along the way, paradise is lost. What we see is a the post apocalyptic world of Eastern Europe. The stories K (Johann Myers) and Z (Géza Röhrig) tell each other–as they search for bodies (lost souls)–is their odd way of consoling each other.

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There’s no Shortage of Shorts at Fantasia 2020 on the Last Two Days…

1 Sep

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

If you haven’t checked out Fantasia’s many movie shorts, there’s not a lot of time left! A few works caught my eye late Monday night and they can not go unnoticed without some kind of mention.

This year’s virtual edition is great! I hope the producers will continue to offer some parts of this show online. Eventually, when the pandemic is over, some events will have to consider how to carry on going forward. Those used to waiting in line for entry to the theatre should still get that aspect of what a film festival represents. Those who have come to love just logging into a website and streaming the content to their big screen television shouldn’t be cut short either.

However this event (and any other) progresses will require time to tell, and either way, I think going online is perfect for all the shorts that are out there. Film Festivals who think they aren’t popular and put them in low seating arrangements are quite literally cutting themselves short! Fair play gets those filmmakers noticed. Of the shorts I’ve seen, the following are worth watching! They are listed in no particular order.

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