Tag Archives: Horror

Nothing New in 2021’s Spooktober Offerings Save For…

30 Oct

The Alaska Triangle (TV Series 2020– ) - IMDbBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Very few paranormal reality investigative shows are worth tuning into as All Hallow’s Eve nears. The problem is that it’s very rare to see a certifiable apparition on live television broadcasts. We’re tuning in to watch how the people and teams function rather than to catch circumstantial evidence. By watching any series, we’re accepting that this strange dimension manifests itself with the odd “what was that?” moment. 

The ideas offered in The Alaska Triangle are crazy enough to have me want to write up into a Call of Cthulhu role playing game adventure! The second season began with a doozy, by saying a Black Pyramid is hidden beneath the snow. This has me thinking that would make for a great scenario. I’m thinking the Mi-Go is an appropriate enough alien species controlling everything with their mad science and kidnapping of innocents. 

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Shoot ‘Em Up Lovecraft Style in Forgive Me Father’s Early Access Launch!

26 Oct

Forgive Me Father is a comic book-style Cthulu retro shooter | PC GamerThe retro theme is strong in Forgive Me Father, a first person shooter inspired by the twisted works of H.P. Lovecraft.  This game developed by Byte Barrel and published by 1C Entertainment is set to release into Early Access on PC via Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, and other digital stores today at 7pm CEST / 10am PT.

Here, players are on a maddening journey as the only sane person left on a God-forsaken world. Face hordes of the possessed, eldritch monsters and other unspeakable abominations in white-knuckle run-and-gun combat. Maintain at least a shred of sanity, as madness levels dynamically change with each terrifying turn. Explore a hand-drawn universe, appearing like it was ripped out of a comic book, in an attempt to restore some semblance of reason to society. Search every corner of a horrifying world full of hidden and hard-to-reach areas, while uncovering the mystery behind the damned.

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How to Satisfy a Halloween Craving with Graphic Novels

20 Oct

Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples : Gaiman, Neil, Doran, Colleen:  Amazon.ca: BooksBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Halloween 2021 can still be about staying at home with a good book to read because of the pandemic, or going out and wearing a ghoulish face mask up since it’s appropriate to. After a year of being told by health boards about what to do and not to, I’m sure a revolt will happen. Events are taking place with restrictions in mind. All of that is fine and dandy, and for those who just want to be safe, I have the following book recommendations. The links provided go to Amazon USA, to which I’m an affiliate with, for those interested in purchasing.

Snow, Grass, Apples
Dark Horse Comics

This graphic novel adaptation of Snow White retells the tale from the point of view of the stepmother. It’s an eerie gothic style take which then steps into the realm of high romanticism. We are introduced to her as though she’s the heroine, rather than the wicked witch. She fell in love with the king, and he in turn took her in to be one of his many lovers. When we finally meet the daughter–who has vampyric tastes–the tale takes on a unique look at the tale most readers should be familiar with.

What makes this tale horrific is in how it ties to the seasons. The events take on various feelings of melancholy, cheer and rebirth. Colleen Doran’s art is exceptional in this piece as it plays with the motifs. The pictures’ mosaic-like quality looks like it should belong in the Sistine Chapel!

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Frank & Zed are Alive! A Conversation with Jesse Blanchard

16 Oct

frank n zed interview jessie picBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Frank & Zed is one of those perfect Halloween styled movies as it gets into the darker aspects for gorehounds to appreciate. The bloodshed is incredible, and despite the adult styled destruction, there’s love for the two characters who get caught up in this massacre. And thankfully, there is more story to tell according to creator Jesse Blanchard of Puppetcore Studios. He’s still writing it and preparing for his next film.

Parts of this graphic novel can be found online, on Instagram, and the talent pool involved behind it are vast! He said, “There’ll be three different stories about Frank. And I’m exploring some other monsters that are in the same universe.”

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A Demigod or A Demogorgon? Who’s Knocking in Mile Doleac’s Latest?

14 Oct

1By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Oct 15, 2021
Seattle-Tacoma at Varsity 3 and select theatres nation-wide (USA)
Coming to VOD 

The Black Forest in Germany cannot be any deadlier in Miles Doleac’s Demigod. There are a lot of simple constructs to like, and even a terror that’s appropriately nuanced at the start before needing to make a full on screen appearance. This actor and sometimes director have a few films made under his wings. Although similar to Hallowed Ground, what’s changed is that the protagonist meets up with an inhuman rather than Native Americans protecting their sacred land.

Robin (Rachel Nichols) and Leo (Yohance Myles) are headed to her grandfather’s cabin to take care of a few things since he’s passed away. Unaware of this woodland’s history, they don’t realize that there could be trouble. After a tense encounter with a hunter (Doleac) and his daughters, they’re suddenly dealing with witches. They summoned the beast some years ago. It’s easy to see he’s mightier than Hercules, and those red piercing eyes… 

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