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Letting the Wolf Out in The Cursed

25 Feb

The Cursed movie review & film summary (2022) | Roger EbertNow Playing
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To put a unique spin on the classic werewolf legend is hard. Thankfully, writer director Sean Ellis succeeds in giving The Cursed (also known as Eight for Silver in other markets) a layer not so frequently explored. He opens the story during the Great War–to which he’s no doubt making an analogy of–and flashes back to a longer tale about why a certain individual has become seemingly immortal.

The look of 19th century France is beautifully recreated, and there’s a certain parlour of gloom foreshadowing the later acts. To say it’s a Gothic tale doesn’t reveal much. To suggest how it’s like E.A. Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher hints at more, concerning a family legacy. This film deals with how brother and sister are doing their best, especially when burdened by the sins of their father in their continued life….

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Janie’s Got A Gun in Black Myth by Ahoy Comics!

20 Jul

Black's Myth #1By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Ahoy Comics
Now Available in Comic Stores
Spoiler Alert

Who needs an American Werewolf in London when there’s an Afro-American one in the mean streets of Los Angeles. Janie “Strummer” Jones is a P.I. on the hunt for the assassin out to kill her kind. She took one for the team, and thankfully survived. However, she has yet to identify the killer. Ben Si’lat is her assistant and a djinn to boot! He can’t grant wishes, but can help her out in other ways that she can’t. She can only do so much when in lupine form to use her enhanced senses.

This noir-style horror comic book from writer Eric Palicki and artist Wendell Cavalcanti has a lot to like. Presenting this world in B&W gives this world character. Plus, the blood splatters look better when painted in plain ol’ black.

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