Sunday, August 30, 2009

Contest at AtomicFox!

Just wanted to let you all know about another contest with the same rules as the Grimvision one below. The prize is this cute skeleton bride and groom couple, and it's being brought to us from a new blogger I wasn't aware of(!)and you can find her here:

18 years old, female AND a horror fan??? LOL awesome! She has a nice little blog going and she even alerted to me to a piece of news I hadn't heard of, Rob Zombie's pending remake of The Blob!! That got me all kinds of excited!
Thanks sweetie!

Monday, August 24, 2009

skull, book and candle prop contest

Take a look at the site grimvisions to enter the contest for this beautiful Halloween decoration. They specialize in fantastic one of a kind spooky pieces of artwork. This looks like it came straight out of a Corman / Poe movie ^_^ It won't be easy to win one though, looks like a lot of people are entering for this!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wolfman Trailer

This should go a very long way in relieving some of the fears brought on by a post I made a little while ago about Universal's intent to change the iconic look of this character.
Now that there is an actual full length trailer out that clearly shows what the Wolfman looks like, I feel any changes they make will be superficial at best.
Feast your eyes on this beautiful trailer!!!! In fact since imbedding the youtube player cuts off almost half of the frame of their HD videos, you owe it to yourself to use the link below to go directly to youtube and watch it in all its glory

(EDIT) Well, trust me it was great. Looks like the trailer has been pulled off of youtube. Sorry folks

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Artist spotlight: Bryan Baugh

Thought I would do something a little different tonight and direct all of your attention to an artist that I have been a big fan of for about a year now, Bryan Baugh. His works are in the vein of EC Comics mixed with the blood and babes of classic and current horror movies. He cites Bernie Wrightson and Jack Davis as inspirations, and you can absolutely see a lot of Jack Davis influence in his linework. Most of Wrightson's influence is noticeable in his composition and the design of his creatures, especially rotting shambling corpses. His pieces are fantastic in black and white, but what I'm also a huge fan of is his colored work. Bright and vibrant when they need to be, and murky and dark when it's called for. There are so many to choose from this will be kind of a long post because I could't narrow down what I wanted to include here.
Clicking on any of the images will blow them up to their full resolution. I highly reccomend it to see all the detail in these.

I love the computer coloring in this adding the shadow of the floor grates on to everyone. It really punches it up and makes the light source coming from underneath very obvious.

Let's hope the new Wolf Man movie has a creature that looks this good. One of my favorite classic monsters and one of my favorite pieces from Bryan.

Absolutely perfect colors on this lots of darkness reminding you of where the crate was located in the film, in a deep dark corner underneath the stairs, and then a BLAST of bright red and blue colors right before she gets bitten. Incredible!

This one has everything that made the movie so fantastic, and quite fitting that Mathilda May is the center of the piece.

I would LOVE to have both of Bryan's Creature pieces on aqua colored t-shirts that match the backround of each piece and on the back in huge lettering, have the Creature From The Black Lagoon title logo. Both of these are so beautiful.

I love all the gonzo elements in this that remind me of how friggin wild this movie was, right down to Meg's blood slobbered nips!

Like I said there were so many to choose from and there is at least twice this, if you want to check out his Deviantart page at He is also being spotlighted in the 25th issue of the comic book Hack And Slash, which is a title that everyone should already be picking up anyway. If you're not, what are you waiting for!?!?!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Possible relaunch of Godzilla for US?!?!?!

According to Monster Island News it's been revealed that Legendary Pictures is in the process of producing a relaunch of the Godzilla franchise for US theatrical release.

Absolutely nothing else is known at this time, not even whether or not they would be starting from scratch with an eentirely new concept or giving us a sequal to the abysmal film by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin a few years back

I find this to be very exciting news as anything the studio would do would be a vast improvement on the last American movie and I'm sure that Legendary Pictures is aware of the level of hatred Godzilla fans have for that film, so here's hoping they do it right. And by right I mean have it look like Godzilla for starters (see above) and have it be a serious movie. Tragic and a little scary.

Can't wait to get more and more news on this as it develops