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Saturday, October 31st, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

Okay, this book isn’t exactly new. I believe it came out this past September. Regardless, as I delve back into the world of comic fandom, it is exciting to find an unknown book that immediately grabs your attention and sucks in you with one mere issue! Such is the case with The Anchor, written by Phil Hester, drawn by Brian Churilla, and published by Boom Studios.

THE ANCHOR. Holy warrior, unholy war. Freak of nature, beast of burden, hulking outcast, medieval prize fighter, Viking raider… God’s own leg-breaker. One thousand years ago a hulking outcast sought refuge in the crumbling ruins of an ancient monastery and offered in return the one thing he had to give – his fists. Transformed into an immortal warrior monk standing at the gates of Hell itself to keep our world free from its invading armies, The Anchor is mysteriously tricked into centuries of slumber. But today, this holy warrior rises to battle all the unholy monsters unleashed during his slumber. Cataclysmic action, quirky humor, and profound pathos for fans of HELLBOY and THE GOON.

At first blush, this book is exactly what it promises! The story is catching and actually fairly deep, and we haven’t even got a glimpse at origin stuff yet. This is a great introduction, packed with tons of action and a heavy epic sense with the battle between Heaven and Hell. What caught me most is this is not your typical ‘super hero’ type character, even though he is essentially written like one. There are some complexities written in here that actually work fairly well and feel fairly new. Split souls, flesh and bone on earth, soul fighting in hell, using the two to power each other. Some heady stuff indeed!

Outside of the character, the story feels pretty excellent. Epic in scope, yet scaled down to a personal level as well as we see the character relationships start to form between ‘Clem’ and Hofi. And once again, we see all of this in one issue! The promise of this series growing to be highly engrossing and entertaining is great and it hints towards being a great read for the horror crowd.

There is a free preview online, so be sure to check that out. Otherwise, stay tuned for episode two coming soon.

As an aside, BOOM! Studios is quickly becoming a pretty solid comic studio. There’s a few stand out titles in their lists, outside of their host of TV and movie adaptations. Definitely a house to keep an eye on!

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s anything post apocalyptic. I love it. “Mad Max”, “Six String Samurai”, anything that borrows their aesthetic? Good stuff. If you mix this setting with some great action, I like it even more. When word of Borderlands came down the pipe, I was pretty excited to say the least. Now that I’ve gotten my hands on the game and seeing myself staring down the barrel of level 21 one already, you could say that I’m as pleased as a mutant psycho.

Now, I’m aware that Fallout 3 came out first and many may think that they are the same game at first blush, but there are a lot of differences here. Many differences which for me, makes “Borderlands” the better game. I’ve tried my hand at “F3″ a few times now. It is a good game game, don’t get me wrong…it’s just not my cup of team. The first problem is the huge time commitment required to get through the game, the second is that I found the shooting mechanics to be frustrating. This is magnified by the fact that I’ve never been stellar at any shooter, but it bugged me all the same.

Borderlands” comes along and it cures many of the frustrations I had with “F3″, which leads me to being hooked on this game big time. The shooting works, and works well for a 360 controller. There is a good mix of up close sniper fire and run and gun sub machine gun play. Mix this with the sheer amount of guns and upgrades that show up throughout the game and it is damn near staggering. I’ll warn you now, if you’re a loot fan as far as games go, this is going to hook you hard. And don’t go falling in love with any particular weapon that you pick up. Chances are you are going to change weapons four or five times throughout an hour’s playtime. It’s that plentiful.

In addition to the solid gun play, the other hook for “Borderlands” is an RPG system stat system that makes it just that more fun than your standard ‘run to the end’ FPS shooter. The system is weak as far as RPG systems go, but mixed with the shooting and looting, it works great. The quest system also helps greatly as it gives you actual way-points and goals to work towards through the game. Too many times, I become distracted or bored in a typical FPS. It just seems repetitive. “Borderlands” quest system helps to break up this monotony.

Currently, I’m at the halfway point of the game and there are a few problems that have popped up from time to time. One of my main gripes is repetition. The enemies that you see at the beginning of the game? Get used to them, they’re going to come back. A lot. There are different variants of each enemy type but at the core, they’re all the same. Whether this changes later on in the game, I can’t say yet. It is still fun to watch them die though, so that’s a plus! I’ve also found some problems with the way point system, in particular when it comes to tracking down particular quest items. The way-points will get you in the general area of an item but when it points to a location, your item could be anywhere in the vicinity. Not where they make you think it’s sitting. The beauty here though is that neither of these problems are game breaking and are simply minor annoyances. With the fun of running quests and running and gunning throughout the map, you forget about them fairly quickly.

I’m no expert on video games by any means, but I do know what I like. With “Borderlands”, I’m having the most fun I’ve had since playing Batman: Arkham Asylum. And I had a ton of fun with that! The game is simply engrossing over all and easy to lose some hours too, which I think are important traits in a video game.

If you’ve read up on this game, you’ll be aware that the co-op play through is supposed to be even better than a single player run. I haven’t tried this out myself as of yet, so I can’t speak to it. I can tell you that friends who tried out a 4 player co-op run this past weekend are still talking about it, so that’s a good sign. The difficulty scales with the number of players, as does the loot, so if you’re an Xbox Live aficionado, you should definitely keep that in mind.

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Monday, October 26th, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

First off, let me say that the little comic nerd that was in me never dreamed he’d be getting press materials delivered to his door, direct from D.C. Comics. That, that still makes me happy and a little excited when I see their logo on the pacage at the front door.

Halloween is generally a big holiday in the genre world. Probably even bigger in the ranks of some place like DC’s Vertigo Comics where they embrace more the weird and macbre. Enter their big Halloween spooktacular, The House of Mystery Halloween Annual. This bad boy is 45 pages of full color creepiness, with some shorts from many of Vertigo’s line. You’ll find a wrapper story from the original creative team of “House of Myster”, a visit from “Hellblazer” hero John Constantine, a preview of an upcoming title “I, Zombie” and more.

I’m not too familiar with the Vertigo line outside of their big name staples. Titles such as “House of Mystery” I’ve never heard of before. Be it a simple matter of not catching it on my local shops shelves, who knows. After digging into this Halloween annual, I actually finding myself itching to ad a few new books to the pull list. Nothing here is outright terrifying mind you, and none of the stories are long enough to be indicitive of the titles normal output. Still, they’re a nice little creepy aside that fits in with the season.

Even in the short amount of time given to each tale, I find myself most drawn to “House of Mystery”. There’s a good quirky cast going on here and glancing at back issues online, it looks to be a good fit for the horror fan. The upcoming “I, Zombie” looks like it could have some potential as well, and “Hellblazer” is always good fun.

Quality wise, there is really nothing to be surprised by here. Most of the titles core teams are at work and face it, they’re all pros! The artwork is solid, the stories are fun. There’s not enough room here to get the full depth of the writing team but just enough of a teast that might tug at your curiosity.

It’s Halloween at The House of Mystery, and that can only mean one thing: the bash of a lifetime! But when Fig discovers a strange mask in the attic, she begins having visions of everywhere the mask has been, and she quickly becomes the life and death of the party. This special 48-page annual contains a framing story by the regular HOUSE OF MYSTERY creative team of writer Matthew Sturges and artists Luca Rossi and Jose Marzan Jr. Also included is a series of short stories from a few regular Vertigo titles including HELLBLAZER by Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini and MADAME XANADU by Matt Wagner, Amy Reeder Hadley and Richard Friend as well as a special MERV PUMPKINHEAD tale (the first in over 8 years!)by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham and Kevin Nowlan! In addition, you’ll be treated to a yarn spotlighting the upcoming new monthly series I, ZOMBIE by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred

If you’re a horror comic fan, you might snag this one while you’re at the shop. While I enjoyed it, I can’t really say I would be sad had I missed it altogether. If you have an extra $5 to spare in your weekly book budget, give it a shot because hey…tis the season!

Monday, October 26th, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

While I’ve run afoul of keeping things updated around here with the uptick in work at BGH and all, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been hoisting the nerd flag high in an effort to keep fandom alive and well! Or something…

Meanwhile, back at Head Cheese Headquarters….

As you’ve heard me speak of before, I have a daughter. She’s quite the lovely 9 year old and I happen to think she’s pretty cool. As she entered her 4Th grade year of school this year, we were told she was actually reading at the 5Th grade level already, and probably wouldn’t stay there for long. Truth is, the girl loves her some books. Seeing as she reading so well, I figured it was time to change up the material and introducer her to the world of comics. I’d done so before but they hadn’t quite caught her attention. Now though, we’re on the cusp of a full blown love of the media and it’s awesome to be able to sit back and watch what I had gone through myself some 25 years ago!

A couple of weeks ago on a spur of the moment thought, The Criswell Clan Cruiser swung in to the parking lot of Down Town Comics. On the selfish side, I hadn’t been there in a few years and wanted to stick my head in for the heck of it. On the not so selfish side, The D (The D being the daughter) had declared her intent to don the cape of Batgirl this year for Halloween and what better to go with a Batgirl costume than some Batgirl comics? By the time we left, we had a stack of 10 or so books and a new long box all of her own. Her first collection was on it’s way!

Some 7 or 8 years ago, we used to occasionally attend a comics show here in Indianapolis called the Ash Comics Show. This was never a huge convention affair; generally it was pretty small, filled with nothing but dealers and good deals. This was actually nice; you showed up, paid your $2 admission fee and bought some cheap comics. Specifically, $.50 and $.25 cent boxes as far as the eye could see. Upon our visit to the comic shop the week before, I mentioned to the Mrs. that it would be cool if that show was still around to take The D, what better way to kick off a collection with a huge stack of books from the $.25 bin? After all, the only things she knew she liked was Batgirl, Cat Woman and Harley Quinn. (EDIT: Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

I jumped on line shortly after this statement and discovered that the show was in fact, still going. It was still $2, still in the same hotel, still the same bargain boxes! So, off we went to brave the world of body odor and ink stained fingers. In the end, The D had a blast and made out like a bandit. With a huge stack of comics including both her favorites and new stuff to try out, her stacks can be seen in all their glory below.

So, be sure to share your own nerdly pursuits with your padawan of choice. (Uh, make sure they’re your kid first) Throughout this process, I’ve seen my own excitement for both reading and writing comics returning in a big hurry, and that’s always good.

Upon our return from the show, The D spent the afternoon separating and sorting her new bounty. She only stopped long enough to work in some time with LEGO: Batman on the 360 before she was back at them once again. At the end of the night as she came out of the bedroom she was supposed to be sleeping in for the third time, mind you tripping over everything in her path as her nose was still buried in a book, she looked up at me to say, “Daddy, I think I’m going to go to bed early and have quiet time every night so I can read my comics!”

To that, Daddy said; “Holy crap, I’ve been trying to get you to go to bed early for a year now!”

Sunday, October 11th, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

I can’t say for sure why, but when a horror movie sort of breaks that fourth wall in the form of it involving horror fans such as myself, it warms my dark little heart. Sure, it’s a cheesy gimmick to pull in fans and hope for a attention but sometimes, it works. Thus is the setup for 2009′s “The Hills Run Red”…

The legends say that there was a filmmaker out there that went by the name of Concannon. As the story goes, he made quite possibly the most gory and brutal horror film ever to be laid to film; “The Hills Run Red”. The film was shown at a few festivals in the 70′s but never reached wide release. Just enough people were able to see the film and sing its praises before Concannon disappeared. Enter Tyler. He’s a film student and he just happens to love film. During his studies, he stumbles across a mention of the film and he becomes a man obsessed. Determined to track down the film while filming a documentary on the legacy of Concannon, he lures in his girlfriend and his best friend and hits the road. His only lead; Concannon’s daughter, Alexa.

“The Hills Run Red” is a bit of a weird concoction as far as slasher films go. It hits many of the proper notes that we have come to expect from the genre over the years and attempts to change up some of the other rules along the way. At times these changes work rather well, others they feel more like cheating and really do not help the film much at all. As in most slashers, we have to have a titular creature to call our killer, normally festooned with some sort of identifying trait or accessory; they handled this well in the form of Babyface. As the film rolls along, we are fed much of the back story in bits and pieces as Tyler and his crew uncover them. This serves to suck you into the film some as you’re along for the ride, but it will leave you scratching your head from time to time. Once the entire back story is unveiled, it actually manages to be fairly well done and makes the film feel whole.

Many indie slashers have tried to introduce a new character that will be remembered as fondly as the past masters such as Freddy or Jason. Most of those attempts fall short pretty fast. Babyface however is a fairly iconic character with a decent back story. He’s not quite at the level of the greats that make this genre so well loved, but he’s good. His defining feature is a legend that his face was skinned off by an abusive father. He then opted to sew the face of a doll to his face in hopes of pleasing his father. Seeing these stories are the creating of Cocannon’s character, they are based in fiction based fiction. The beauty comes when we see how the writers play with this origin off and on throughout the film that make him memorable. I mentioned the attempts made to break the mold on slasher films, one of them is a key character trait in Babyface that was so unexpected in the context of the movie that it actually gave me chills! Now before you get too excited, I’m not going to spoil this moment for you. You need to see it for yourself.

With William Sadler donning the director duds of Cocannon, we get a nice touch from an experienced actor. He may not be around much and contained primarily in flashbacks, but when on screen he makes the most of his time. Working along side him is Sophie Monk as his daughter Alexa. Sure, she’s a pretty girl and spends a good chunk of the movie with her shirt off, but as an actor there just isn’t much there. She didn’t do much to hinder things mind you, she just wasn’t quite as exciting as she could have been. Our other actors comprising our trio of filmmakers are all fairly green about the gills, yet they still manage to put in a decent enough performance to keep things rolling. They’ll make you roll your eyes a few times but they actually have some chops. Much more so than many of the actors we see in similar independent horror films.

“The Hills Run Red” is a tough film for me to call. I enjoyed myself, I thought the plot was pretty good, I liked the kills involved and I liked some of the characters. Still, there is something missing here that keeps me from being overly excited about the final product. If forced, I think I would have to say that this film is a decent movie hampered by mediocrity. Where that mediocrity lies I cannot really pinpoint though. Perhaps if I look at it from the opposite direction, it is a case of having seen many of the elements in play here before with some decent acting and some good characters.

Bottom line: There are many worse films that you could be spending your money on for some October thrills and chills. As a rental, “The Hills Run Red” will leave you satisfied with a bit of a smile on your face in the end. That could be from the memory of Sophie Monk’s boobies though.

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Monday, October 05th, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat has been discussed online for some time now. Passed from studio to studio with nobody quite committing to putting the film out. Finally, this four part anthology film is being released on DVD this coming October 6th and to be frank after my viewing; I have no idea what all the hesitation was about.

“Trick ‘r Treat” takes place one fateful Halloween night in Small Town, Who Knows Where. The town is full of your typical small town folk enjoying the spooky holiday and the cool breezy fall nights that come with it. That is to say, most of the people in town are typical; others, not so much. Throughout the night, we are taken through for tales of terror that take place in the town through the course of Halloween. These tales are heavily interwoven and have one common aspect between all; a small child in orange footie pajamas and a burlap sack over his head.

If there is anything that “Trick ‘r Treat” excels at more than anything else, it is atmosphere. I really can’t say enough about the atmosphere of this film; it is damn near palpable. There are quite a few films out there that have evoked the chill of Halloween over the years, the cool nights, the dry leaves blowing in the wind, a tinge of something darker on the air. “Trick ‘r Treat” has mastered it from title to set pieces. To be quite honest here, I love it. Love it, love it, love it! It has been ages since a movie has made the spirit of the season rise within me and “Trick ‘r Treat” fits every aspect of the season.

The four tales being told here are all somewhat familiar but executed wonderfully. There are fledgling serial killers about, crotchety old men, malicious tweens and other dark things that slink though full moon nights. The writing duties, handled by director Dougherty himself, are all well done. The way the tales intertwine throughout the course of film feels fairly masterful as well. Though it may not be overt from the start, when the moment comes to you that these stories are all connected, you feel a small sense of giddiness at the fact. I fear going into too much detail about the four shorts here as I definitely feel they are more fun to experience first hand. I can tell you however that are packed with good chills and even quite a few laughs. Make no mistake, there is a heavy amount of comedy that goes into “Trick ‘r Treat”, but it is all balanced quite well with the scares. Also, Dougherty manages to avoid the typical loud noise and in your face version of jump scares, relying more on feelings of creepiness, despair, outright terror and some good old fashioned corniness.

The other positive packed into “Trick ‘r Treat” is an all star cast that goes along with the tales wholeheartedly. Included within are the likes of Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Dylan Baker and more. All of them turn in great performances, their enjoyment of the script quite evident on the screen. Highlights however belong to Dylan Baker and Brian Cox, both fitting into their characters superbly. Cox becomes the crotchety Mr. Kreeg with every fiber. Dylan Baker is just flat out creepy from beginning to end, whether he’s supposed to be or not. Both help to raise the bar on “Trick ‘r Treat” and bring a smile to all your black little horror fan hearts at the same time. That is not say that others such as Anna Paquin turned in bad performances, as they she was quite great too. She was uh…quite comely dressed as Little Red Riding Hood too, but that’s another topic entirely!

For those of you out there planning on loading up on horror films for this October, search no further. For modern films, you will not find anything better for the fit and feel of Halloween. You’ll laugh, you’ll jump, you’ll cringe as this film hits all the right notes at just the right time. Quite possibly one of my most favorite films to come out in awhile, you owe it to yourself to give this a watch when it hits the video shelves October 6th. I may sound like I’m gushing but you know what? This film deserves it.

In addition to the film, you comic book fans out there are taken care of too as DC Comics and Wildstorm have released a 96 page trade paper back adaptation. The comic follows along with the movie near perfectly aside from a small bit of reorganizing from the film. Combined with some excellent artwork. I gave this a look recently over at Bloody Good Horror so if you’re a comic fan, be sure to check it out!

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Monday, October 05th, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

It’s no surprise that October and Halloween are many a horror nerd’s favorite time of year. No surprise either that it’s mine too! Along with Halloween comes decorations and the strive to make one’s own house the scariest on the street.

So, I share with you the Cinema Fromage/Criswell Family decorations! Well, the start of them anyways.

The Criswell Family Cemetary is now open for business! Business is a little dead though…

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Thursday, October 01st, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

Hey folks! It’s October 1st! Know what that means? It’s HALLOWEEN! So welcome aboard, come sit for a spell, hopefully you might get a bit of a chill! To kick off the Holiday season, I give to you the start of a new serial story that will run here on Cinema Fromage, “Long Harvest”. Sometimes ancient evils lurk under the light of the Harvest Moon, so uh…you better watch out.

Give it a read, be sure to let me know what you think in the comments! Check back regularly for the next chapters as the tale unfolds!
The orange light of the harvest moon cascaded over parched skin, creaking sounds escaping as a roiling shadow flexed long dormant wings. Arms spread wide, stretching out cramped muscles stiffened with prolonged sleep, a creature stood slowly. The relief of movement filled it from within as it turned to gaze upwards, a moan escaped along with the protesting muscles.

“Harvest…” it whispered, a long forked tongue snaked forth to moisten lips long past chapped. “Hungry. Tired of waiting.” Its voice rasped with long disuse like sand in a stiff wind. The harvest moon gazed down upon it, patient eyes watching a waking creature.

It rose to full height, leathery wings unfolding to full span. Claw tipped joints curled forward over its head making the figure loom several feet over all that would face it. Talon tipped fists clenched with caution working out their stiffness, cloven feet rose one after the other growing accustomed to the act of standing once again. Small black eyes that shone as motes of further darkness in the night glinted under the orange moon. It turned and scanned the corn field that rose around it.

“What is thisss…” it hissed. Squinting into the dark, the creature puzzled at a distant gleam of light that rose above the field. Confusion set in across its brow, its nose sniffed gently in the direction of the glow as it tried to discern the source.

With a sudden burst of speed that belied its tentative awakening, the creature spun on unstable legs to pierce the low flung moon above. “What is this?” it asked the moon, “The area was devoid of life when last I lay down to slumber.”

The subtle face of the man of the moon stared back, patient and knowing.

“How long have I slept this time?” The beast broke its gaze, the faint sent of blood and flesh that hid in distant lights demanding its attention. “The hunger eats at me, weakens, grumbles.” The beast fidgeted nervously as it stared into the glow.

Its snout snuffled the air once again joined by a long tongue that tasted the air before it, licking dry lips. “Yesss…” came the hiss once more. “Food is near, I smells it. I do. Blood, gristle…hints of more.”

A tentative step towards the lights, its cloven hoof shook with weakness. Cramped wings shook as the weakness proved too strong for flight. The first step was followed with a second, then a third, each stronger than the first. “Those lightsss, is that where my harvest lie?”

The moon stared on patiently, ever quiet, ever knowing.

The beast continued to ignore the moon as the lights soon gave life to silhouetted houses.

“I am hungry, you shall not dissuade me.” Gaining confidence and strength as it moved on, the tentative steps soon turned to a quick gait. The smell of food drew the beast on, giving power to a weakened body. “Tis harvest time, so you said. Macreedy the Ancient will have his share. You harsh mistress, you shall have no say this time!”

The creature turned back to stare at the moon as it approached the first house of Naughton Hills sub division. It bared yellowed fangs as a low growl of defiance issued forth. “Nay, this shall be my day!”

The creature crouched low as it stalked behind the fence facing the corn field, its nose working heavily as the hunt began. With alarming speed it leapt over the barrier before it, landing low. Snout sniffed as it crept forward, wings pulling in tight and close. Prey was close by, the strike was prepared.

A small dog began to bark, its territory intruded upon by a shape it neither recognized nor understood. Claws flashed in the looming darkness, the barks cut off with a yelp. Teeth gnashed, fangs ripped, blood flowed, the sounds of smacking lips rose above the grunts of animalistic gorging.

Life ran through ancient veins as the blood trickled down over Macreedy the Ancients tongue. His eyes clenched tight as the feeling poured through him, ecstasy and strength returning to his frame. His wings grew limber, joints creaked less, his skin began to take on a dark green hue like ancient moss upon and gnarled log.

“More,” he sighed, relief evident in his voice. “Must find more, Macreedy grows strong! My rule soon shall come!”

Lights snapped on in a high window at Macreedy’s outburst, some faceless dweller startled awake. The sounds of frantic struggle drifted down to the creatures ears as the humans within fought to discover what they heard.

Vowing to return once his strength returned, manic laughter echoed through out the empty yards as he bounded back across the fence. Macreedy the Ancient quickly disappeared into the shadows, the mangled carcass of a Jack Russel Terrier being the only evidence of his presence.

Inside the now bright house, two pairs of eyes peaked over the windowsill into the light of the harvest moon. They gazed across the corn field, gazes flitting from right to left looking for the source of their rude awakening.

“What in the hell was that?” Sam Kimbro asked his wife who crouched beside him.

“Beats the shit out of me,” Kelly answered, “But I swear to god it said it was going to come back.”

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Thursday, October 01st, 2009 | Author: Casey Criswell

Well, it’s October 1st. Fall is in the air, the leaves are starting to rustle, temperatures are dropping. It’s just all around nifty. It also makes a bit of the creepy soak into your bones too. Don’t tell me you can stand outside on an october night with the wind blowing through the trees without a little shiver up your spine. I won’t believe you!

Anywho, with a busy few months things have been lax around here once again, but it’s not dead yet. We’re going to start perking up here at Cinema Fromage again real soon, that’s a promise.

A few quick notes here:

As of this week, I’m now officially a news writer at Bloody Good Horror! Sitting in on the news desk every Tuesday and Thursday, It makes me feel warm and fuzzy and all special and stuff. That could just be normal though, I’m generally pretty fuzzy.

I’ve posted a number of reviews of at BGH as well, so be sure to check those out. Amongst the many are The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, The Nun, and a whole lot more. I will be trying to knock out some looks at the likes of “Pandorum” and “Jennifers Body” here at Cinema Fromage soon, so stay tuned for that!

For things to come…

Reviews and such will be starting to come more regularly here as my free times ans such start to even out and movie watching will increase. It’s been rather short as of late aside from my weekly review at BGH and the Bloody Good Horror Podcast, so there’s that excuse.

One of the reviews I’m REALLY excited to share you with you all is for the upcoming “Trick R Treat”. This movie has seen a lot of controversy after it keeps getting shelved by studios but it’s finally coming out October 6th. Let me tell you folks, it’s good. It’s DAMN good. It feels like Halloween, and that’s excellent.

Also, for the month of October, I’ll be kicking off a new serial short story here at Cinema Fromage called “Long Harvest”! I’m having fun with it, I hope you are too. Look for that later tonight.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check the new book I’m taking part in, Dark: A Horror Anthology! I’m in with a lot of cool people on this one, the stories I’ve read so far are pretty excellent!

In conclusion…

So, drop on by. Feel free to say hi, I’m friendly, I won’t bite! In the meantime, I apologize for the lack of….anything going on here at Cinema Fromage over the last month!

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