Curse #1 Written by Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Art by Riley Rossmo & Colin Lorimer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Colin Lorimer (A) & Riley Rossmo (B) Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
Cursed #1 would have been a lesser comic all together if not for the tool of storytelling used by the creative team. In fact, I don’t think I would’ve liked it at all otherwise.
Writers Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel make use of their talents to make what could have been a mediocre story fantastic. This isn’t “OH MY GOD! THEY’RE PUTTING AN ALL-NEW SPIN ON THE GENRE!,” but what they DID do was use a very unique way to tell this story. I can’t stress that the way they tell this story is SO FUN! It starts with an aftermath of sorts, and the issue ends on a huge reveal that, even though you knew was coming, really knocks you for a loop. Amidst all of that, we get some great information about what’s going on, where the story is headed, and what the purpose of this book is.
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Netflix Streaming DVD | Blu-Ray
Directed by Kevin Munroe
Written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer
Based on the comic series by Tiziano Sclavi
Starring Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington, Anita Briem, Peter Stormare, Marco St. John, Kurt Angle, Taye Diggs
Originally Released: April 29, 2011
Kevin Monroe‘s take on the comic series Dylan Dog, first created by Italian talent Tiziano Slavi, only bears some resemblance to its origins, but is at moments a film based in fun with a wide variety of homages.
Added to Netflix’s streaming selection quite literally just before Thanksgiving, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night is the category of flick to watch if you enjoy movies in the vein of Indiana Jones or detective mysteries. The feature is essentially a tip of the hat to old style film-noir detective/mystery movies, based within the world of monsters and the unnatural.
There’s a few things that horror fans really crave for. The first signs of a zombie outbreak or when they eventually close in on one of our survivors. The slasher killer’s next big kill, and how crazy and unique it might be. A vampire sinking its fangs into an unsuspecting victim in that ultimate moment of lust and sustenance. And of course, the transformation of man, humble and scared, into the bloodthirsty, ferocious werewolf.
These are but a few things that really get the horror fans’ blood pumping away, but we at Geeks of Doom decided to take a little time to observe that last example: the werewolf transformation.
Over the years, we’ve seen countless people suffer through the painful process as their skin expands and grows incredible amounts of hair, bones stretch and contort, joints twist and bend the wrong way, before the creature takes over. If we’ve learned one thing about this process, it’s that it looks like it would be one of the most excruciating things any human being could endure.
Don’t wait around (because we knows what happens to all of those sad saps who sit around waiting in horror movies) and be sure to click on over to the other side and enjoy with us 7 of the Most Memorable Werewolf Transformations In Movie History.
Jane Slayre Trade Paperback
By Sherri Browning Erwin
Original Story by Charlotte Bronte
Release Date: April 13, 2010
Jane Slayre takes the approach of books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and takes a classic piece of literature and adds a supernatural twist to it. The original story Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte follows the interesting life of Jane Eyre as she grows up and falls in love. Sherri Browning Erwin puts a twist on this story by asking what if Jane had to do this while protecting the world from vampires, voodoo priests, zombies, and werewolves? Well, I say yes please!
The orphan Jane Slayre starts off her life by being raised by her Aunt Reed and living with her three cousins, John, Georgina, and Eliza, all of whom had been turned into vampires. Jane was terrorized by John, which lead to her being able to leave the house to be sent away to school. At this school called Lowood, Jane realizes that the world is filled with these supernatural beings and that her family isn’t the only afflicted ones. As with the classic tale, t first she spends time at the school as a student and then later as a teacher, but eventually she realizes it’s time for her to move on, so she takes a position as Governess at a place called Thornfield. Through her experiences, she founds out what love is and that she feels it for one man. She also discovers that she actually does have a real family that isn’t evil and might even have the same Slayre instincts that she does.