Archive for the SciFi Category

Tales from the Crypt/ Twilight Zone Santa Claus

Posted in Christmas, entertainment, SciFi, tv on December 19, 2014 by chrisdsav

I had my Layaway paid off at Toys R Us by some mystery people known as the Layaway Angels all over Massachusetts this happened. Its a Christmas conspiracy of comfort and joy. So in honor of them I thought I pay tribute to the man who doe bring joy to people but in a twisted fucked up weird horror way.

From two of the episodes, of two of the tv shows you didn’t think this was coming from. Why two? cuz there are two many fucking Santa Claus. Third place runner up is the Santa from Rise of the Guardians voiced by Alec Baldwin. O and Jack Skelington (Chris Sarandon), from The Nightmare Before Christmas but Jack is not really Santa in his movie he kidnaps the Santa and nearly gets him killed. O and one more The late Douglas Seale makes a great Santa in Ernest Saves Christmas. He oozes with charm and kindness.

First since we are a Horror show

Tales from The Crypt Season 1 :  And all Through the House

A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus (Larry Drake from Darkman)  outfit is on the loose.

A twisted screwed up tale with a murdering Santa is nothing new when this episode came out in 1989, as we had Silent Night Deadly Night in 1984.  It was directed by Robert Zemeckis the man behind Back to the Future an FUTURE Christmas classics like The Polar Express and The Christmas Carol staring Jim Carrey. He was also one of the creators of Tales and the episode was written by Fred Decker who directed The Monster Squad. You get a twisted tale of you better watch as this Santa will kick your ass and kill you to DEATH and beyond. I would like to point out the IMDB page is the Who’s who of this episode of character actors and I’m not going to name them all but you should check out what every one has done. The Wife is Marry Ellen Trainor from Goonies and The Monster Squad movies made by Richard Donner and the aforementioned Fred Decker two people behind Tales from the Crypt.

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The Twilight Zone: Season 2 Night of the Meek

Here is the opening narrative from Rod Sterling him self on this episode

This is Mr. Henry Corwin, normally unemployed, who once a year takes the lead role in the uniquely popular American institution, that of the department-store Santa Claus in a road-company version of ‘The Night Before Christmas‘. But in just a moment Mr. Henry Corwin, ersatz Santa Claus, will enter a strange kind of North Pole which is one part the wondrous spirit of Christmas and one part the magic that can only be found… in the Twilight Zone

The late Art Carney plays Henry Corvin who is a Santa Lush and finds a sack full of toys that what ever he pulls out of it appears to whom ever as what they wish for Christmas. HE starts delivering toys every where and spreading Christmas Joy. In the end something magical and corny happens, leading to his true destiny. Its a Twilight Zone episode neither scary or creepy but showed Rod Sterling had a  true talent for writing that would warm our hearts and shows the true meaning of Christmas.

Both episodes are on dvd now check them out and have a Merry Christmas

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The Fly: Outbreak

Posted in Comic Books, Monsters, news, SciFi on December 18, 2014 by chrisdsav

HOLY SHIT just in time for Spring in March when all the bugs return IDW launches a FLY comic book. The original movie was directed by David Cronenberg and is a great example of how a remake should be done.

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Be afraid. Be very afraid… The story that began in David Cronenberg’s film update of The Fly continues next year with the five-issue miniseries The Fly: Outbreak, written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor) with painted interior and cover art by menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte).

Issue #1 will hit in March and will boast variant covers by Jason Edmiston and Lukas Ketner.

Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…

“To be totally honest, The Fly is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen!” said Seifert. “It was really resonant for its time. And in the last 20 years or so, with all the advances in Genetically Modified Organisms, the film has taken on a lot of meaning it didn’t originally have. It’s really exciting to explore those elements in this miniseries — and great to have an amazing, super-distinctive artist like menton3 on the visuals!”

“Equal parts gory allegory and tragic love story, The Fly was perhaps David Cronenberg’s crowning achievement,” editor Denton J. Tipton said. “That’s a lot to live up to, but I believe Brandon and Menton are equal to the task. The script is sharp and poignant, and the art is visceral and haunting. No one is safe!”

Nothing spreads faster than fear… be part of the Outbreak in March 2015.

Victoria Price and Super Mega Fest

Posted in Books, Comic Books, Convention, entertainment, Horror Babes, Horror Movies, horror/sci-fi cartoon, Monsters, movies, SciFi on November 17, 2014 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show Victoria Price the daughter of the late great Vincent Price, she discusses with us her fathers legacy and more.

Vincent Price is widely regarded as one of the most iconic and beloved horror movie actors in the world. Any fan of classic horror movies knows the name Vincent Price as synonymous with elegance, humor, talent, worldliness, and charm. Throughout his over 60-year movie career, appearing in countless classic horror movies, as well as classic films outside the horror genre, Price established himself as one of the most popular actors–beloved among both his fans and his peers.

We also talk with John one of the heads of Super Mega Fest which is next weekend in Framingham MA. Its at the Sheraton Hotel tickets are on sale now. Check out the awesome line up on the list below

I fly solo tonight as Pam is out sick but will be back next week.
http://www.vincentprice.com/

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http://www.newenglandsupermegafest.com/

Witchblade the Anime and TV show

Posted in Anime/Manga, Cartoons, Comic Books, entertainment, Goth, horror, Horror Babes, horror/sci-fi cartoon, Monsters, SciFi on November 13, 2014 by chrisdsav

Back before all we had was X-men the movie and Blade we didn’t have the bevy of Comic Book mayhem we have today. No Walking Dead or Arrow. We were two  years away from Smallvile and Spider-man really exploding the media of Superheroes.
In 2000 we got Witchblade the made for TV movie and then two season over the summer on TNT, staring Yancy Butler. The show and movie came out on DVD a few years back and really is worth checking out. It ended on a cliff hanger as do most shows that get canceled before they were suppose too.

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It was decent and followed the comic very well and even brought some much needed seriousness to what was at the time a T and A bad joke. The show didn’t have the gauntlet tear Sarah’s clothes apart and Butler actually looked like a NY cop pretty and bad ass. Not the porn star style body Sarah has in the comics.
Unfortunately the show was canceled and rumors are the star was drunk a lot on set. Look it up I’m not a gossip column.

Years went by and we never saw another version until 2006 Funimation the anime company teamed up with Top Cow to produce an anime show set in the future with a new bearer of the  Witchblade. Masane Amaha is a single mother trying to survive in Neo Tokyo and has been chosen as the new bearer of the mystical gauntlet. She ends up working for the owner of the Dojo Group in Japan and has to put a stop to their hay wire Neo Genes cyborgs. Its boobs monsters and bloody good times. I mean LOTS OF BOOBS cleavage and no nudity BTW. Its anime what do you expect ART?? Wait ignore that last part some anime is Art.
This is a decent anime show even if its silly and filled with silly extra characters. The Witchblade feeds off Masane energy and she gets very aroused from killing to the point she is in ecstasy. Watch Frozen the anime show its very similar.

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The show is on blu ray and DVD and worth picking up. Its filled with bonus material galore. Including interviews with people who worked on the comic book like Top Cow co creator Mark Silvestri.

The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set

Posted in entertainment, ghosts, Goth, Horror Babes, Horror Movies, music, SciFi, tv on November 4, 2014 by chrisdsav

AMAZING SIMPLY AMAZING, wow the ultimate set for the fan of this great series this is truly awesome
New bonus material packed in with the set as well as carry over form the old set.

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The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Release Details
For the first time ever, Rod Serling’s groundbreaking Original Series (1959-1964) and the classic 1980s Series (1985-1989) are together in one limited edition box set from Image Entertainment. With only 7,500 sets created, this limited edition 41-DVD box set is available on November 11, 2014 for an SRP of $349.98.

In addition to the two beloved series (225 episodes combined), and more than 20 hours of bonus features listed below, The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set contains one of four possible collectible 1960s Twilight Zone comic books. Limited Edition packaging features 3D black and white lenticulars and a serialized number on each of the box sets.

Over 20 hours of bonus features include:

New featurettes with never-before-seen interviews
The “American Masters” documentary “Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval”
Dozens of audio commentaries previously available only on Blu-ray
Rod Serling interviews, lectures, and appearances
Interviews with cast and crew
Isolated music scores

Rhode Island Comic Con

Posted in Convention, entertainment, ghosts, Monsters, SciFi on November 1, 2014 by chrisdsav

At the Rhode Island Comic Con for the day.
Currently at the Supernatural Panel I got to meet a long time favorite actor of mine Steven Williams from The X-Files and Supernatual and Jason Goes to Hell the Final Friday

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Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Posted in entertainment, Goth, Horror Babes, Monsters, Satan, SciFi, witches on October 30, 2014 by chrisdsav

For those who don’t know Archie has had a foot in the Horror industry for half a year now with the hugely popular After life with Archie where a Zombie Apocolypse comes to Riverdale. Partly caused by Sabrina resurrecting Jugheads dog.

Now we all know the tv show staring Melisa Joan Hart but it was actually based on an Archie Comic Book character who first appeared in Archie’s Madhouse #22 October 1962.
Now we have the Chilling Adventure of Sabrina.
In this we learn the new darker origin of one of the most popular witches around. Story and art by Roberto Aguirre-Sarcasm and Robert Hack.

This is a new gothic twisted origin of the witch from Riverdale. The comic is monthly and will contain a back classic Sabrina story so you get a little more for your buck evry month. Sabrina has been in hot demand since Afterlife with Archie started. Check out the perfect comic for Halloween.

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