Joshua Hoffine Photography

Wow, these horror-oriented photos by Joshua Hoffine are stunning. He sets up the scenes almost like a movie, with “actors” getting into monster makeup and minimal Photoshopping after the fact. I would caution you against looking at these right before bedtime because they may just give you a nightmare!

Cheers, Josh, this is some killer work. I would totally buy a print and hang it on my wall… but your stuff is too scary, I couldn’t bear to have it in my house! (that’s a compliment, of sorts)

A warning in advance…

Episode 85 of the Splattercast is terrible. No prep, no talk of horror. Just random nonsense.

My apologies to anybody that Deejay offends in this episode (and there will be many).

We’re not shooting Outpost Doom next weekend so we’ll be back with a full show of prep spotlighting the Species flicks.

What I ‘Wanted’ was a faithful adaptation

I went to Wanted tonight with my brother. The theater was pretty full for the 6:45pm showing. The movie’s been getting pretty good reviews. If I had never heard of the comic book by Mark Millar & JG Jones, then I would probably have liked this movie a lot more. I’d call it a good, bloody, wacky summer action flick and would easily recommend it. It’s a fun shoot-em-up movie, in and of itself.

But I am a fan of the comic, and as an adaptation of Millar’s story this movie is piss-poor. Where is Mr. Rictus? Where are all the zany supervillains? Where’s all of the comic booky stuff? And Angelina Jolie as Fox? I mean, I don’t have anything against Angelina Jolie, but I think the role could have been better cast. Or at least give Angelina some ears to wear. I will say that I like the slightly tweaked final beat they do in the movie better than the final beat of the comic. I think Millar sort of jumped the shark with that last panel and the movie keeps the same basic spirit and makes it a smidge more personable… but I think I’m splitting hairs.

I’m conflicted. As I said: In and of itself, Wanted is a fine summer popcorn action flick. Fans of the comic, however, will be highly disappointed. No Mr. Rictus? Seriously?

Buy the book here…

Horror History #1: The Twilight Zone Movie Tragedy

Many horror fans have probably heard of the gruesome on-set decapitation deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie. What you might not know is that John Landis went on trial…and should have been convicted of manslaughter. It’s a fascinating story and if you aren’t familiar with it, then check out this site for the full scoop.

Scare Tactics returning to Sci-Fi

One of the coolest horror themed shows on television in recent years was Scare Tactics. The premise was great: a friend sets up another friend to be scared shitless by a professional tv crew who re-created monster/horror set pieces. It went off the air for a couple years, but now it’s back in July. If you get a chance, check out this show. It’s really fun. I’d love to do this to one of my friends, or have a friend of mine do it to me. Here’s one of the classic setups


p.s. I don’t know why they can’t find a decent host for this show. Tracy Morgan? Call Bruce Campbell, or something!