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Denver, Male, Old, Parent, Gnostic, Hoping for the End of the World. Mirror of www.hauntofhorrors.com.

Getting my day off on the right foot, took a jog, drank a smoothie, got into work and got a lot done, listening to All Them Witches.

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DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

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Yes!

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Blast!

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Yesssss!

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Nicolas Winding Refn Brings Elisa Lam Story to The Big Screen

Nicolas Winding Refn Brings Elisa Lam Story to The Big Screen

If you don’t know the story of Elisa Lam, it is a simple and haunting one to tell.  After going missing and a strange video (see below) cropped up, Lam’s body was found in the water tanks on top of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.  The Cecil, former home of The Night Stalker Ricky Ramerez and host to multiple suicides and other dark and disturbing stories is ripe fodder for the director of…

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The Creeping Flesh - (1973 - Tigon Pictures)

The Creeping Flesh – (1973 – Tigon Pictures)

The Creeping Flesh is one of the best Lovecraft films without actually being an adaptation of any of his work!

Peter Cushing stars as an aged scientist who relates a story to a fellow medical man about discovering an ancient giant’s skeleton on an archeological expedition. He brings the skeleton back and when cleaning one of its fingers, discovers that it has grown new flesh. Horrified and…

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The Witcher #2 (April - 2014 - Dark Horse)

The Witcher #2 (April – 2014 – Dark Horse)

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Based on the popular The Witcher video games, the comic finds Geralt and his cohort Jakob entering what could be politely called a, “clearly haunted house”.  The front door opens of its own volition and the Jakob’s wife disappears from a balcony, the exterior is covered with vegetation and rot.  It seems like this may not be the best place for the two to enter, but Jakob is intent on finding his…

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Nailbiter #1 Sells Out.

So it is always cool to me that horror comics are consistently amazing sellers for the indie comic companies.  

Nailbiter #1 Sells Out.

So it is always cool to me that horror comics are consistently amazing sellers for the indie comic companies.  

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #3 (April - 2014 - IDW)

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #3 (April – 2014 – IDW)

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Back in 2012 when Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson unleashed Frankenstein Alive, Alive! on the world I was instantly hooked.  I was a really big fan of the original Frankenstein adaption that Wrightson had done in the 80′s, I would spend my time in the local book store flipping the the pages in awe of the illustrations, and when the card set came out I bought pack after pack of them until I had…

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Haunted #1 - (April - 2014 - Red 5 Comics)

Haunted #1 – (April – 2014 – Red 5 Comics)

I’ll admit upfront that I’m not a big gamer, but what struck me most about this comic was how much it felt like a video game. Writer Scott Chitwood creates a post-apocalyptic setting that would be a comfortable home for zombies, but has instead populated it with ghosts. There are clear distinctions between “good” or “harmless” ghosts and the dangerous ones, all receiving cute nicknames based on…

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Vampires - (1998 - Columbia/TriStar)

Vampires – (1998 – Columbia/TriStar)

Vampires is a film that had much potential but squandered it.

It was released at the same time as the more well known Blade and has the edge in grittiness and the macho cool that Carpenter’s toughest films are known for, operating more as a modern day western in design, but it ultimately fails to deliver.

As with Blade, the film cannot hope to make up for a great introduction, which includes a…

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Nevermore: A Graphic Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (SelfMadeHero)

Nevermore: A Graphic Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (SelfMadeHero)

NEVERMOREFor over 160 years Edgar Allan Poe’s works have spawned a plethora of writers, film makers, and dreamers. His work reflected a life of despair and poverty which, most believe, was the primary influence that gave his writing such a dark perspective. Though mostly known for a handful of works, such as “The Raven,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” there is a good…

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Constantine #12 (DC - May - 2014)

Constantine #12 (DC – May – 2014)

I have never pretended that I have liked crossovers.  Sometimes I do participate in them if I think that the plot is interesting, or if it is a big enough deal in the universe that it is necessary.  Forever Evil the huge crossover plot that has been running in the DC Universe for the last six months or so is one of the the crossover series that I just haven’t been that interested in.  …

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Ghosted #9 (April – 2014 – Image)

Ghosted #9 (April – 2014 – Image)

This issue involved demonic ghost jungle creatures, automatically making it a step up from last issue. I have no idea why they liked Jackson so much (perhaps only because he’s… haunted) but that opens the possibility of him commanding an army of ghost animals, and I frankly can’t imagine a more fun way for this series to go. This issue in particular improved on some of the issues of tone that the…

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