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RIP George Romero and Site # 31

Posted in 80s, aliens, horror, Monsters, news, sci-fi, Zombies with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2017 by chrisdsav
Tonight on the show we have Todd Cameron the owner of Site 31 the THING Fan site, he will be on to talk with us about the The Thing 35th and in 5 years 40th Anniversary tour. Music tonight will also be form John Carpenters The Thing. We also talk about the sad sad news about the passing of Director George Romero.
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Spring Mini Reviews

Posted in aliens, Horror Movies, Monsters, Reviews, sci-fi, SciFi, slasher, thriller, Zombies with tags , , on April 12, 2016 by chrisdsav

We cover more movies with tiny review than bigger ones in one post, well have more in-depth coverage if you tune in to the the show on 91. 3 fm wcuw http://www.wcuw.org

HUSH

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Wow what a great movie it just came out on Friday from Netflix about a deaf and mute writer who is stalked by a serial killer. No big spoilers about the movie but its a hell of a cat and mouse game. Ever seen Wait Until Dark staring Aubrey Hepburn of Breakfast at Tiffany fame? She is a blind woman who is not aware of the people in her house trying to find something she acquired by mistake. You will love this movie if you like that one. A great performance by Kate Siegel and Directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, If I wake). You will get a great creepy movie, watch it in the dark  if you can.

SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

A fun horror comedy that had no right to be as silly and fun as it was. Everyone is trying to recreate the success of Shawn of the Dead and it seems only Zombieland really did meshing the Zombie Comedy Romance plot. A group of teenage high school boy scouts on a retreat discover people are turning into Zombies. They cowboy up with the skills they acquired as Scouts to help save their town. Directed by Christopher Landon ( Producer/writer of Paranormal Activity 2,3,4, and the Marked Ones) This was better than I thought it was going to be out dated stupid silly toilet humor jokes and Zombie strippers full of gore and blood, if that’s what you enjoy check it out.

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

Did you think you were getting a sequel to the 2008 film. This is in the vein and related by the smallest detail. A woman played by Mary  Elizabeth Winstead is run off the road by John Goodman and taken back to the bunker and told their is a bio hazard attack and she has to live there now. Also in the bunker is the guy who helped build it played by John Gallagher, Jr who also plays the stalker in HUSH.   You really believe  his story until you find out a secret. I wont spoil it but you and every one else should go see this movie. If you didn’t like the shaky camera stuff you get in the last one then don’t worry its not here. this is a thriller that does become a sci-fi movie so there is a bit of a hint of what you think is coming.

 

 

Comic book Spotlight: The X-Files Comic Books

Posted in aliens, Comic Books, Reviews, sci-fi, X-Files with tags , , on June 19, 2015 by chrisdsav

Season 10 of the IDW X-Files comic comes to an end in July with issue #25 and in August we begin season 11. Now a recent interview with writer Joe Harris who still calls IDW book in continuity will be affected by the upcoming Fox mini series on tv. How this will all work out I am not sure. I can only assume that the comic will be directly affected but the show will not have any connection to the comic book, such is the way with this type of media.
I love the comic book from IDW. They have really given us a great story over the last four volumes the Year Zero and the Lone Gunman Transformers,Ghostbusters,Crow,Ninja Turtles crossover.
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There are four volumes out from IDW in the main arc as well as they are wrapping up a Millennium comic. Frank Black guest starred on the X-files to wrap up his dangling plot threads from his cancelled show and he appears in one issue of vol 3 to assist Mulder. Agent Doggett and Reyes return in the comic and are kidnapped and a long running plot has the agents looking for their friends. Skinner and the Smoking Man return. THe Lone gunman are revealed to be alive and living below their graves in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Fluke man returns with an army of Fluke like beings and we even drag William the son of Scully and Mulder into the story. Nothing is retconned out it’s all here. It does not seem as though Mulder are Scully are still together like they were in I want to Believe the 2008 movies that failed to revive the series. Now 8 years later in 2016 it returns as a mini series. Last year Fox did the same with 24 and it was a huge hit.
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IDW has also been reprinting the original X-Files comics that came out from Topps back in the 1990s. Topps series ran for 41 issues. (Tops during much of the 90s had comics for Jurassic Park, Mars Attacks, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Jason goes to Hell just to name a few.) The comic was a huge hit at a time comics were about to crash and burn like the Roswell UFO.
Charles Aldred Artist on The Walking Dead 7-current was the artist on the book at the start. Sci-fi writer Kevin J Anderson also wrote several issues as well as Novels for that series. It didn’t affect the tv show but the comic did pick up plot from the show.

The first volume of IDW series was so gripping I could not put it down and when a new volume comes out every few months its the number 1 comic collection I look forward too. If your a fan of the X-Files you can’t go wrong with this series. Joe Harris and his team of artist like Michael Walsh and Matthew Dow Smith and more do a great job of bring the X-Files back to life. Lets hope in January the Fox show can do the same.