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insidiousmuppet:

INSIDIOUSMUPPET’S SPOOPATHON 2K14 DAY 21:  MAMA

Mama is an interesting film, though one I feel I’ve fallen out of love with after a while.  I became enamored with the concept when Is aw the original short film on youtube.  Upon hearing of Del Toro’s involvement with the full length project, I became hooked on updates.  I aggressively watched the film upon its release, and further made loved ones watch it as often as possible.  I think I thus burned myself on seeing the movie, but who knows.

I deeply enjoy the visual feel of the movie, and I believe that is Del Toro’s influence in the making.  There is a lot of deep, rich colors, especially vibrant blues and greens.  It all makes me think of some horrible, adult fairy tale.  Something magical and dark, but not overly bleak.  Finally, Mama herself is fairly creepy to me; it’s something about the movement and face that deeply unsettles me.  I still recommend the movie, I probably just need some time away from it to love it again.

Day One:  Puppet Master
Day Two:  Silver Bullet
Day Three:  Lost Coast Tapes
Day Four Part One:  Willow Creek
Day Four Part Two:  Smash Cut
Day Five:  Abominable
Day Six:  Alien Isolation
Day Seven:  Invader Zim Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom
Day Eight:  Behind the Mask the Rise of Leslie V
ernon
Day Nine:  Dog Soldiers
Day Ten:  Nightbreed
Day Eleven:  Candyman
Day Twelve:  Leprechaun 
Day Thirteen:  Hellraiser
Day Fourteen:  The Howling
Day Fifteen:  Nightmare Before Christmas
Day Sixteen:  AVP 2
Day Seventeen:  The Evil Within
Day Eighteen:  Hellboy
Day Nineteen:  Hellbound:  Hellraiser 2
Day Twenty:  Evil Dead

insidiousmuppet:

INSIDIOUSMUPPET’S SPOOPATHON 2K14 DAY 20:  THE EVIL DEAD

Evil Dead is simply a classic; it’s one of the first more intense horror films I watched in early high school.  I recall a classmate giving me a battered vhs copy of the movie, which I still own, and I sat down to watch it with a bowl of leftover Chinese food.  It was probably the last time I recall almost vomiting from being grossed out by the violence.  That was ninth grade, and gore does not typically hold that much sway with me any longer, but it left a lasting impression.

The movie is low-budget, but endearing because of this.  The claymation, the acting, and the set pieces all work together to make an excellently-crafted horror film.  I feel much of the comedy of this film is unintentional, but the crew embraced it fully with the sequels.  The gore, in retrospect, is slapstick despite seemingly be played as serious.  Despite this, I consider the film a classic and I watch it (often on vhs because I’m a worthless nerd) a few times a year.  I consider it to be one of the movies that really kicked off my love of horror, and it will always have a place in my heart.

Also, the remake rules and I don’t care what you think.

Day One:  Puppet Master
Day Two:  Silver Bullet
Day Three:  Lost Coast Tapes
Day Four Part One:  Willow Creek
Day Four Part Two:  Smash Cut
Day Five:  Abominable
Day Six:  Alien Isolation
Day Seven:  Invader Zim Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom
Day Eight:  Behind the Mask the Rise of Leslie V
ernon
Day Nine:  Dog Soldiers
Day Ten:  Nightbreed
Day Eleven:  Candyman
Day Twelve:  Leprechaun 
Day Thirteen:  Hellraiser
Day Fourteen:  The Howling
Day Fifteen:  Nightmare Before Christmas
Day Sixteen:  AVP 2
Day Seventeen:  The Evil Within
Day Eighteen:  Hellboy
Day Nineteen:  Hellbound:  Hellraiser 2

insidiousmuppet:

INSIDIOUSMUPPET’S SPOOPATHON 2K14 DAY 19:  HELLBOUND HELLRAISER 2

The Hellraiser series takes a serious nosedive in quality starting with the third installment; however, I feel the second film, while flawed, is a worthy successor to the first.  I think the movie is crammed with too many interesting ideas, and none of them really get to be the focus of the movie.  Julia’s role as the new Frank probably gets the most attention as a plot device and I think it’s fantastic, if not fully-realized.  I deeply enjoy her rebirth scene as she bursts forth from her own deathbed to consume a tormented mental patient.

I would most enjoy a film examining the hierarchy of Barker’s vision of hell, but the current comic series does that fairly well.  The bleak design of hell is not particularly interesting; the movie hints at something grander, but leaves the audience in cramped hallways that look more like a dirty sewer.  However, I really enjoyed when Kirsty visits her uncle’s personal hell and I think a montage of these torture rooms could have strengthened the final product.

Finally, I love Chatterer and I want to know what the heck happened to transition him from his current to secondary form.  I’ve read a lot of hearsay about Pinhead rewarding him and granting him his sight back, but I want to see it in the movie.  Hellbound seemingly wants to talk about the human elements of the Cenobites, but barely touches on them.  Again, it just leaves me feeling as though a lot of ideas were cut at the expense of quality.  Realy, there’s probably enough ideas for two very different Hellraiser sequels, but we’ll never get to see those.  

Thankfully, the comics are currently far more engaging than any of the recent films.  I don’t hold much hope for any remakes, unless the task is given to a demented director who has total freedom.  But that’s a financial risk, so who knows what we’ll actually get (a lame rehash).  Still, this is the second best Hellraiser movie, so that’s something!

Day One:  Puppet Master
Day Two:  Silver Bullet
Day Three:  Lost Coast Tapes
Day Four Part One:  Willow Creek
Day Four Part Two:  Smash Cut
Day Five:  Abominable
Day Six:  Alien Isolation
Day Seven:  Invader Zim Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom
Day Eight:  Behind the Mask the Rise of Leslie V
ernon
Day Nine:  Dog Soldiers
Day Ten:  Nightbreed
Day Eleven:  Candyman
Day Twelve:  Leprechaun 
Day Thirteen:  Hellraiser
Day Fourteen:  The Howling
Day Fifteen:  Nightmare Before Christmas
Day Sixteen:  AVP 2
Day Seventeen:  The Evil Within
Day Eighteen:  Hellboy

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#work_in_progress #WIP #Gwen_Stacy #spiderwoman #batgirl #pencils #sketches #sketchbook #drawings #doodles #marvelcomics #Marvel #DC #DCcomics #super_heroines #girls thought i should share something before my #420 #smoke_break #blaze_it #420_friendly_artist

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#work_in_progress #WIP #Gwen_Stacy #spiderwoman #batgirl #pencils #sketches #sketchbook #drawings #doodles #marvelcomics #Marvel #DC #DCcomics #super_heroines #girls thought i should share something before my #420 #smoke_break #blaze_it #420_friendly_artist

goodenoughgaming:

Cover Art of Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman from Edge of Spider-Verse Issue #1, September 2014.
Source.
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goodenoughgaming:

Cover Art of Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman from Edge of Spider-Verse Issue #1, September 2014.

Source.

Good Enough Gaming isn’t just about gaming! We feature comics, cosplay, movies, and more! Follow us for pop culture galore!

sleepwalkerindreamersclothing:

WAS READING HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL
AND LOOK WHO I FOUND

sleepwalkerindreamersclothing:

WAS READING HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL
AND LOOK WHO I FOUND

snibbits:

For the grand opening of my Society6 prints shop, a round of applause for my new obsession: SpiderGwen.You can purchase the print here

snibbits:

For the grand opening of my Society6 prints shop, a round of applause for my new obsession: SpiderGwen.

You can purchase the print here

aceshouseofcards:

Got pissed at another piece I’m working on someone please draw a cityscape for me  so more Spider Gwen.  I need to do more gesture-y stuff, I’m startin to feel rusty

aceshouseofcards:

Got pissed at another piece I’m working on someone please draw a cityscape for me so more Spider Gwen.  I need to do more gesture-y stuff, I’m startin to feel rusty

lightflame:

Concept art of Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman in the upcoming Edge of Spider-Verse #2.

lightflame:

Concept art of Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman in the upcoming Edge of Spider-Verse #2.

aceshouseofcards:

Ok, so Gwen Stacy’s costume as SpiderWoman is easily one of the coolest superhero costumes I’ve ever seen.

aceshouseofcards:

Ok, so Gwen Stacy’s costume as SpiderWoman is easily one of the coolest superhero costumes I’ve ever seen.

villainouslair:

We might be a little biased.

villainouslair:

We might be a little biased.

ramonvillalobos:

I dig that Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman design

ramonvillalobos:

I dig that Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman design