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    You've made it through the hellish streets of the town you once called home. All around you the living dead have shambled, moaned, and eaten their way toward your brains. Through sharp wits, a keen eye, and a loaded pistol you've made it to the front gate of that weird old military compound outside of town. If anywhere in this new ruined world is safe, it must be the military compound… right?
     
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    Zombies!!! 2: Zombie Corps(e) was the first expansion released for the hit board game Zombies!!! I reviewed the original a few months back and I really liked it, so it was time to crack open the first (of eleven) expansions and see what the game had to offer. Released originally in 2002 by Twilight Creations Inc., the game received a second edition in 2007 which tightened up the rules and clarified some questions.
     
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    Game Mechanics
     
    This expansion plays just like the original game, but adds a few fun additions to the core game. You still going around shooting zombies, collecting loot from buildings, and searching for the Helipad (that's your way home free). But Zombie Corps(e) introduces a whole new set of map tiles once players find the "Front Gate" tile that leads to the military base.
     
    Once in the base, players may encounter new weapons, new modes of transportation… and a whole new threat. Weapons like the rocket launcher, the stick of dynamite, and mines all add an explosive flavor to the game. Now you can take out great swaths of zombies to add to your total kill pool (another win condition is being the first to take out 25 zombies). You can also hit up the motor pool to get a jeep, which greatly increases your speed while on roads. Finally, if you go to the secret testing facility, you could come across a new kind of zombie miniature (supplied in this expansion). These new glow in the dark zombies (cool!) have been tested on by the military and are harder to kill and move much faster. Now "first one to the helipad" isn't as easy as it once sounded!
     
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    Replay Value
     
    Zombies!!! is the type of game that you could play over and over again with the right group of friends. Some people may play it once and say "enough's enough," but a lot of people, especially horror fans, will find this game addicting. My friends and I keep playing this game, and these expansions add to the replay value ten-fold.
     
    Overall Impressions
     
    This expansion breathes some fresh air (or is that stale, rotten, zombie-air?) into an old favorite. Although it doesn't drastically change the game like later expansions, it makes it move quicker and raises the zombie-body count. It addresses some issues with the first game and clarifies some rules, and the new event cards keep it random, wild, and fun. For a guy who never went crazy for the "zombies in military settings," I have to admit… this expansion is a ton of fun! And this compactly packaged expansion clocks in at a cool $15 MSRP, which is an insane deal for the amount of fun they've included.

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    Fire_City
     
    Oscar-winning effects wizard Tom Woodruff, Jr. and his team Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. are celebrated among the film industry and movie fans alike for their amazing creations for The Terminator, Aliens, Tremors, Starship Troopers, and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films, to name only a few. Now Woodruff is making his feature directing debut with the “demon noir” fantasy thriller Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs– the first in a proposed four-film franchise about a ferocious demon who must battle his own kind to save a young girl.
     
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    Created by writing/producing team Brian Lubocki & Michael Hayes, Fire City is being described as "Harry Potter for an adult audience," and the planned feature films are just one aspect of an expanded fantasy world that includes short fiction, comics, and Tarot cards.
     
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    Funding for Fire City is still ongoing, and is getting a boost from a Kickstarter campaign which you can learn more about at their official site. While you're there, you can also watch some cool test footage, and learn more about the genesis and history of the production.
     
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    But before you go, be sure to check out the team's original short film King of Miseries (starring Stacy Haiduk of True Blood), which introduces you to the Fire City canon and offers an excellent taste of what's to come.
     

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    New comic book Wednesday has come and gone. The dust at your local comic shop has settled. An eerie silence descends as you finish reading your last superhero book of the week. Now it's time for something a little more sinister. Welcome to Bagged and Boarded: comic reviews of the sick, spooky, twisted and terrifying!
     
    Swamo_ThingSwamp Thing No. 23
     
    John Constantine, everyone's favorite Hellblazer, is drunk off a demonic brew of Scotch in England, and he's turned a whole town insane. Poor old Swampy, stuck in a jail cell and broken into lots of little pieces, has to find a way to tap into his natural world power source (known as The Green) to knock his friend Constantine back on track. But does he have enough strength in reserve?
     
    Bag it or board it up? Marvel comics has vampires, mutants, monsters and Carnage (my favorite), but hot damn DC Comics sure keeps the horror fiend happy with Swamp Thing. An old standard of the weird horror genre, today's issue aren't quite as bizarre, but they still trod far off the beaten path. He may look shiny, but his plotlines are winding and weird… and that's why we love Swamp Thing.
     
    RobocopRobocop: Last Stand No. 1
     
    Robocop is in hiding. Omni Consumer Products (OCI), the corporation that created Robocop, tries to hunt him down like a dog and put him out to robo-pasture. OCI cops now patrol the streets, having bought out and fully replaced Detroit's finest, and they are more disdainful and corrupt than ever before. Robocop, doing his best to serve vigilante justice, keeps them in check by striking out against them in small bursts.
     
    Bag it or board it up? This is a gory, grimy, gritty comic full of blood, profanity, and nastiness. It feels just like the 1987 classic that started the franchise. This comic is based on Frank Miller's original storyline for Robocop 3 and it just oozes with attitude. Though based off of 3, the artwork and style so perfectly evoke the imagery of the original film it's uncanny. This may not be the same as seeing bone shards explode on the big screen, but still… I'd buy that for a dollar! (or, you know, for $3.99)
     
    Abe_SapienAbe Sapien No. 5
     
    Things are getting weird wherever Abe Sapien goes. The Aquatic one-time Hellboy sidekick now seems to be at the center of the cataclysm that has wracked the Earth and filled it with monsters from the deep. Or… maybe he's got nothing to do with it? He's worshipped by a group who see him as some sort of prophet or god, but he keeps turning his back on them.
     
    Bag it or board it up? Reading all of these B.P.R.D.-related comics paint such a large, weird picture that it's hard to not look at the whole. But this singular comic is wonderful. And Abe Sapien, a character so often portrayed as prim and proper, has gotten in touch with his wild, animalistic side, and it's so refreshing to see him kicking ass and being tough and forward. Check it out, this is a new side of the Sapien.
     
    GodzillaGodzilla: Rulers of Earth No. 2
     
    A new 'Zilla has entered the arena (and by arena, I of course mean Earth) and is stomping all around Hawaii. Godzilla, the big dude himself, comes in to fight this outside monster and the ensuing fight is epic! Meanwhile a soldier and a student run for cover during this giant-sized brawl. There's not a ton of plot going on here, just big monsters biting each other.
     
    Bag it or board it up? Over half of this issue is full of wordless artwork of Godzilla and his foe bashing each other's brains in. It's high-flying, dumb fun. This comic won't win any awards or change the way you think about Godzilla, but who cares. It's entertaining schlock and sometimes that's all you really need from a comic (sometimes, not always… not often). 

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    The latest episode of GeekNation's weekly horror talk show podcast 'Killer POV' is up and this particular show might be of interest to all you FEARnet readers out there. It's a special 'Friday The 13th' themed episode where hosts Rob Galluzzo (FEARnet), Rebekah McKendry (FANGORIA) and Elric Kane (Inside Horror) welcome very special guests Dan Farrands and Andrew Kasch, the creative team behind the highly acclaimed documentary 'Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy' who have a new doc 'Crystal Lake Memories' due out next month. The official release date of the 6 plus hours (!) documentary is due out (appropriately enough) on Friday, September 13th and is available for pre-order via the Crystal Lake Memories website. This podcast covers all the guests first 'Friday The 13th' experiences, our favorite 'Friday' final girls, tackling a project of this scale and they discuss why the franchise has thrived for over 3 decades. The gang even talks about their love of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and touch upon 'The Amityville Horror' case. Listen below or on the GeekNation website! Be sure to "like" the 'Killer POV' Facebook page!

     

     


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    Horror-inclined toy collectors are no doubt familiar with Funko's whimsical assortment of vinyl horror figures, especially after they launched their popular line of Walking Dead merchandise. But that was just the beginning: this month the company is launching a new horror-themed "Mystery Minis" series in time for Halloween, featuring 2.5" renditions of two dozen beloved icons of horror – including Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Hannibal Lecter, Jigsaw, Chucky, and lots more.
     
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    Concept art for the “Mystery Minis Horror Classics” collection was teased early this year at Toy Fair, and the blog Pop Vinyls shared some early preview designs from their catalog (which also includes some sweet Nightmare Before Christmas figure concepts). They also recently tipped us to Funko's latest “Glam Shot” of the 24-piece collection display:
     
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    The Horror Classics collection is scheduled for release sometime in October, and many retailers are taking preorders now. Visit Funko's main site for more info.
     
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    This weekend, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy announced that they would have a haunted maze at this year's event to tie in with Insidious. Though the second film releases on September 13th, the maze will take you through scenes from both films.

    According to the press release, "the terror begins even before guests enter the maze, as paranormal investigators Tucker and Specs anxiously forewarn them about the evil that lurks within. Visitors soon learn that the pair’s caution should have been heeded, as they traverse through the most frightening scenes from both films. The nightmare journey focuses on the evil spirit that has haunted the Lambert clan for two generations. Maze-goers will travel into the world of the dead to confront the malicious souls hell-bent on bringing suffering to the living." "I think this maze is the closest you can come to experiencing the kind of fear portrayed in our films, without actually living through it yourself,” explains the film's director, James Wan.

    "Insidious: Into the Further" joins previously-announced mazes "The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven," "Evil Dead: Book of the Dead," and "Black Sabbath 13 3D," inspired by the music of metallers Black Sabbath. Halloween Horror Nights opens to the public on September 20th and runs through Halloween. Get tickets and all the details at HalloweenHorrorNights.com


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    Old school horror fans were amazed (and delighted) this year when NECA rolled out two action figures based on the oddly-tinted renditions of horror icons Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger from Nintendo's NES game system in the early '90s. It's another sign of a nostalgic revolution sweeping through the horror community – a trend that has inspired creative artists and designers to come up with their own “what-if” concepts, like these awesome NES game mockups based on Italian horror movies from Dr. Terror's Blog of Horrors.
     
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    The Doctor is in again, along with another of our favorite blogs, Freddy in Space (helmed by regular FEARnet contributor John Squires), to provide more 8-bit dream projects we'd love to see in reality: this time, a pair of figures based on lo-fi vintage horror games that you may remember (or may not, as some of these games got a very limited release).
     
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    Working once again with talented artist/designer Frank Browning, Freddy in Space came up with two figures based on the Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre game cartridges designed for the Atari 2600 system by Wizard Video Games in the early '80s. Both feature reproductions of the original game box art.
     
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    Doc Terror took a more lo-fi approach and created LEGO versions, since the building blocks came closest to replicating the games' very basic graphic renditions of Michael and Leatherface (without the box art as a guide, players wouldn't know which was which).
     
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    Follow the links to get the full story behind the Michael and Leatherface LEGO designs at Doc Terror's Blog, and see these figure concepts at Freddy in Space!

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    In honor of Alfred Hitchcock's birthday on August 13th, Mondo is releasing a whole bunch of new goodies. Tomer Hanuka has created a new Psycho poster, while Ghoulish Gary Pullin has two for Vertigo. In addition to the three posters, they have a new T-shirt featuring Hitchcock's famous silhouette. The T-shirts are available in white with black ink or black with metallic silver ink.

    All items go on sale on August 13th at a random time, so keep an eye on Mondo's Twitter feed to find out when you can pounce.


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    After
     
    “You Won't Feel a Thing” by Garth Nix is a prequel to his novel Shade's Children, and is featured in the Ellen Datlow/Terri Windling anthology After. I haven't read the novel, but the story is an interesting tale, full of people forcibly enhanced/changed by alien-technology. Part-human, part-animal, with special, almost magical gifts. 
     
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    This story “[starts] with a toothache.” One of the main characters, named “The Arkle,” has a severe toothache. Through following The Arkle as he thinks about his tooth and the pain, the reader gets background on this After world, and we learn how many adults simply disappeared in a flash while children were herded onto strange vehicles and sent to be experimented on. The imagery touches upon the horrific events of the Holocaust. Some managed to escape as adults before the full transition and maintained most of their humanity. This story deals with a few of them.
     
    The Arkle must visit Doc, a genetically enhanced human with great medical skills. However, because he waited too long, she is forced to take him to a forbidden zone, the only place where her special abilities are at full power. It's dangerous, due to the “Overlords'” monsters, and an ex-companion, Shade, who searches for them in order to exact revenge.
     
    More than anything, this story serves as an introduction to the novel. Not much happens, but you do get an interesting back story and detailed vision of the world Garth created. It's well-written and flows nicely, and is worth the read in order to get a feel for the characters and setting of the novel.
     
     
    Nancy O. Greene started writing at the age of nine. Her short story collection, Portraits in the Dark, received a brief mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007. Other works have appeared or will appear in ChiZine; Lovecraft eZine; Cemetery Dance; Tales of Blood and Roses; Haunted: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror; Shroud Publishing's The Terror at Miskatonic Falls; Dark Recesses; Flames Rising; Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! and others. She has a BA in Cinema (Critical Studies) and a minor in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Southern California, and is a Fellow of Film Independent's Project:Involve.

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    Millipede4
    As you may have noticed, we've been sticking to dry land lately as we browse through nature's catalog of bizarre and terrifying real-life monsters. Oh, but don't worry, there's plenty more nightmare fuel lurking under the sea, and we'll get back to it soon.
     
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    Today's entry, Archispirostreptus gigas, or giant African millipede, is another land-dwelling creature, lurking primarily in the rainforests of East Africa, and is one of the largest species of its kind (they can grow up to fifteen inches). We picked this one because of its eerie, almost fluid biomechanical exoskeleton, which makes it resemble a prototype for an early H.R. Giger art project.
     
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    Unless you have a problem with giant bugs crawling on you, we're kinda giving you a break today, as this is a fairly docile and human-friendly specimen, and not nearly as dangerous as its cousin the centipede (some species of which can straight-up kill you). In fact, it's often kept as a pet, so obviously some folks out there find it snuggle-worthy. But it's also known to secrete a toxic, buring goo when disturbed... so cuddle it gently.

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    Still not getting FEARnet on your cable or satellite carrier? We can only do so much, which is why we are designating the 13th of every month "Tweet Your Provider" day. The 13th of every month, send a tweet out to your cable or satellite provider, telling them you want FEARnet! Hey - today is the 13th. Send out a tweet! Send two tweets, or a dozen - just be nice. Spread the word. Have your friends join in. Let your voice be heard! FEARnet is your home for original programming like Holliston and the only place you can see Reaper and Tales From the Crypt on television. Don't miss out!

     


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    Teen Wolf Episode 311 
    “Alpha Pact”
    Written By: Jeff Davis
    Directed By: Tim Andrew
    Original Airdate: 12 August 2013

    In This Episode...

    Picking up where last week left off, the kids all split up. Derek and Peter take Cora home and worry over her. An FBI agent shows up and asks Stiles some questions about where his dad is. Stiles is less than helpful.  He returns to the Argent house with Alison and Chris, who decide that Jennifer probably has Melissa and Stilinski at one of the three locations along the main current: the animal hospital, the school, or the bank. Isaac shows up, ready to help, and Stiles goes to find Lydia. Chris leads Alison and Isaac into the bank vault. He tasers Isaac and cuffs his daughter to the vault. Jennifer shows up and kidnaps him. When Isaac comes to, he breaks Alison free and they embrace, a little too closely. (Isaac is clearly being set up as a new love interest.) Chris has been taken to the root cellar and is tied up with Melissa and Stilinski.

    Stiles finds Lydia at school and fills her in. Lydia shares what Jennifer called her - a banshee. Stiles gets a text from Isaac - Chris has been taken. Jennifer now has all three guardians, and she could kill them at any time. Stiles has a severe panic attack and Lydia rushes him into the empty locker room to calm him down. Nothing she says works... so she kisses him. It works. When they finally pull away, Lydia claims that she heard somewhere that, in order to cure a panic attack, it helps to hold your breath. Obviously, both were surprised by the “sparks” their kiss created. The pair go to Ms. Morell’s office, but the student waiting for her informs them she is 20 minutes late - which, to Lydia, means she is missing. They go through Ms. Morell’s files on Lydia, and Stiles realizes that the trees Lydia keeps drawing are the same, one tree. Exactly the same. But turned upside down, it is a tree trunk... with an intricate root system. The root cellar. Before they can leave school, the FBI agent corners Stiles again. He sends Lydia to Derek and Peter, saying that the will know what she means when she says “root cellar.” They do, but are of no help - Talia erased their memories of the root cellar so they don’t know where it is. The FBI agent asks Stiles more questions about where his dad is, questions which Stiles doesn’t have any answers for. Deaton shows up and collects Stiles. He may have a way to find the root cellar - but they need Scott.

    Scott is with Deucalion in the forest, while the twins and Kali stalks Ms. Morell. She has placed herself inside a magic circle, but it can’t last forever. Deucalion believes Jennifer to be evil for killing innocents, and places Ms. Morell in that same category. She tells Scott to go back to his friends, that Deucalion was the one who killed Ennis, and that if Derek joins the alpha pack, it paves the way for Scott to join as well. Deucalion throws his spike-cane at Ms. Morell, which knocks her out of the circle. Scott catches her and vows that they will not kill her. She instructs him to find the nemeton.

    Deaton collects Scott. He has a plan. It is very dangerous, but it is the only way. Scott, Alison, and Stiles can take the place of their parents in the sacrifice. Of course, it means they will die for a few moments, but Deaton should be able to resurrect them. However, in doing so, this will give power to the nemeton, making it a beacon for all things supernatural. It will also have a permanent effect on the kids, wrapping their hearts in darkness, something that cannot be cured or lifted. The kids still want to do it. They each hold onto a beloved personal item belonging to their parents (for Stiles, it is his dad’s badge; for Scott, it is his mom’s watch; for Alison, it is a silver bullet her father forged). They will be submerged in an ice bath, then held down until they are dead, by someone who has a close emotional bond, who will act as an anchor back to this world. Lydia assumes that she has the deepest link with Alison, but Deaton pairs her with Stiles. Isaac will have Alison, and Deaton will have Scott. As the kids get in the ice bath, Stiles warns Scott (in case Scott survives and Stiles doesn’t) that Scott’s dad is back in town. The FBI agent who was bugging him all episode is Scott’s dad. As the kids go under water... we cut to black. It’s a “to be continued....” Bastards.

    Also: Derek can heal Cora - but he will have to give up his alpha status to do it. He does so without a second thought.

    Dig It or Bury It?

    The Derek/Cora storyline is killing me with boredom. I am not crazy about storylines where boys sit around and mope and brood. (I didn’t like Angel until he left Buffy and got his own show.) I feel like Derek’s story is being dragged out because the producers are contractually obligated to give him a certain amount of screen time. It just. Dragged. Out.

    But this show is so addictive. So addictive. I can’t wait until next week. I like watching the kids interact. I like that the parents are finally talking - they all seem so segregated. Something that I notice every week is that all of the kids are only children - Alison, Scott, Stiles, Isaac. And all of them only have one parent (except Isaac, who lost his one parent). Is that just how it worked for the story, or will there be a deeper reason?

    Prophecies?

    It seems that this whole serial murdering rampage that Jennifer has been on was just to meet face-to-face with Deucalion. At least, that is what he seems to think...

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    I've always thought people who had Disney-themed weddings were a little weird. But then I saw this couple's Haunted Mansion-themed wedding and changed my tune. These pictures are amazing, and it looks like the bride and groom (and their friends and family) went out of their way to recreate all the little details of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.

    The invitations folded like like the gates outside the ride. The plaque that greets you on cracked columns outside of the ride were recreated to welcome people to the wedding. Hitchhiking ghosts provided decoration and directions to lost guests. They also decorated handmade place cards.

    The wedding cake - created by the mother-of-the-bride - is a replica of the Disneyland mansion. The couple sat in front of a wall covered with the Mansion's infamous eyeball wallpaper, and the gallery of ghostly portraits from the hallway are secured behind replicas of the bat-topped stanchions that keep the ride's line in check. A friend loaned the couple some sculptures he recreated from the graveyard scene at the end of the ride.

    And naturally, the couple honeymooned in France, where they visited the Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris. More photos and details can be found at Midnight in the Garden of Evil.

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    After all the stuff that went down in the last episode of 'Dexter' (you can catch up with Alyse's TV recap), I'm sure you're all anxious to get a sneak peek at what's next. This is after all the 8th and final season of 'Dexter'! Below you'll find the teaser, along with 2 clips from episode 808 titled "Are We There Yet?" which airs this Sunday, August 18th. In the first clip, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) reassures Deborah (Jennifer Carpenter) that Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) isn't a threat. In the second, Dexter discovers Zach's (Sam Underwood) kill room. 


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    Jason Jack Miller continues his fascinating exploration of ancient Appalachian magic, the power of music, and the war for a man’s soul with The Revelations of Preston Black, the third book in his “Murder Ballads and Whiskey” series.

    If you haven’t read the first two in that series, The Devil and Preston Black and Hellbender, I strongly urge that you do so. Revelations works just fine as a stand-alone novel, but the events covered here are deeply entwined in those first two books. You’ll appreciate what’s going on here more, and you’ll thank me for introducing you not to just one good book, but a whole trifecta.

    The events of this book kick off when touring musician Preston Black, on stage with his creative partner and lover Katy Stefanic, references a deal with the devil. As we all know, demonic references span music history from the crossroads of Robert Johnson to the bat-biting antics of Ozzy Osbourne and up to present day. That they’ve been around for a while doesn’t make them any more popular with certain groups, however, and Black’s remark puts him and Katy both square in the crosshairs of a preachin’ man by the name of Elijah Clay Hicks. Hicks has an army of believers and the Good Word at his disposal, and he’s not afraid to wield them both in the name of righteousness.

    Katy disappears, and Black, naturally, goes after her. But his hunt takes him far beyond the dirt roads of Mississippi and Alabama – he’s got to go a little darker, a little deeper, and he does just that in an absolutely riveting “baptism” scene that really kicks Revelations into overdrive. Black is soon joined on his mission by some unusual allies, including a trio of dead legends in Johnny Cash, John Lennon and Joe Strummer – men who speak to Black through their music (and, when time is of the essence, text messaging).

    Miller’s ability continues to grow as the “Murder Ballads and Whiskey” series marches forward. The writing here is as rich and fertile as Black Belt soil. These are characters that live beyond the page, and Miller brings his locales to vivid life. His deep and abiding love of music bleeds through every sentence, and not just in random name-checking or lyric quoting; it shows in the very rhythm and cadence of his work. Just as men like Cash and Lennon poured their souls out through their songs, you feel that same dedication to craft in Miller’s writing. His is a talent that’s going to continue to mature, and I for one am excited to be in on the ground floor.

    The Revelations of Preston Black is no breezy summer read. It is a book to settle in with, to sip at slowly and savor (just like the two books before it). Like a good song, you want to just sit back and let this one wash over you.

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    The Revelations of Preston Black by Jason Jack Miller

    Blu Gil
    liand is a freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction. He covers horror fiction at his blog, October Country, and contributes interviews to the Horror World website. Follow him on Twitter at @BluGilliand.

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    There's still plenty of summer heat left, and if you ladies really want to send some mixed signals at the beach or poolside this year, we've got just the thing: the “Necronomikini,” a two-piece bathing suit from Bloodlust Productions, inspired by the human-flesh-bound Book of the Dead from the Evil Dead canon.
     
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    Hand-made from silicone, the Brazilian-style suit is custom made to order, and for $100 bucks you can cover your naughty bits with what looks like flayed human faces... including one that seems kind of upset to be selected for this particular location.
     
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    The Necronomikini is currently available from Bloodlust Productions' Etsy shop, along with several other items of horror-inspired swimwear, plus accessories like a Necronomicon-styled wallet. [Thanks to Badass Digest for this frisky find.]
     
     
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    When most genre fans hear the word “weta,” images of monsters usually spring to mind, since the New Zealand-based company Weta Productions is world renowned for their amazing (and Oscar-winning) special effects creations in everything from the Lord of the Rings saga to Hellboy and 30 Days of Night. But if you happen to live in New Zealand, the name may conjure a different kind of creature: the large cricket-like beetle which inspired the name of the company. Still, not even the locals have seen a weta quite like this one.
     
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    Discovered in 2011 by former Colorado park ranger Mark Moffett on an excursion to Little Barrier Island, this female weta is large enough to munch on a carrot, and as you can see here, Moffett let her do just that. “She enjoyed the carrot so much she seemed to ignore the fact she was resting on our hands,” he told the UK's Telegraph. He took this picture, then quickly returned the rare creature to her home. “She would have finished the carrot very quickly, but this is an extremely endangered species and we didn't want to risk indigestion,” Mark added.
     
    The Weta was once common throughout New Zealand, but was eventually driven to near-extinction by rats which came over with European settlers. The giant weta, however, escaped that fate by virtue of being really damn big.
     
     
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    Stephen King's first bestselling novel has seen its share of adaptations over the years... you already know about the new film version headed to theaters this fall, which will mark the third feature-length Carrie to date, along with Brian De Palma's 1976 classic and the 2002 TV movie. What you may not know, however, is that Carrie was also turned into a Broadway musical in 1988 – a show which famously flopped in its initial run. But since last year, Carrie: The Musical is experiencing quite a rebirth, with dozens of revivals popping up all around the world, including this ambitious new production in the Philippines.
     
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    Staged by Atlantis Productions, this version will again feature original music by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford (both known for their work on the classic show Fame), and the story is adapted by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also wrote the screenplay for the 1976 film. Mikkie Bradshaw takes on the lead role as telekinetic teen Carrie White, with Bobby Garcia directing.
     
    “It is a beautifully tragic retelling of the Cinderella story with an amazing Broadway pop score,” Garcia told ABS-CBN News. "We have assembled a fantastic cast and I can’t wait to start creating the show with all of them in the room.”
     
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    Carrie: The Musical runs from September 20th through October 6th at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati.
     
     
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    Halloween is just a couple months away now, which means we're pretty damn close to the time when those Halloween superstores will once again be popping up in a town near you. That also means you'd better start thinking about who/what you're going to be this year, whether you're going out trick or treating (you're never too old) or kicking back at a friend's house and pounding pumpkin beer. Thankfully, Trick or Treat Studios is here to help!
     
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    Created by Chris Zephro in 2009, Trick or Treat Studios rose to prominence last year with the release of their officially licensed Michael Myers mask, at long last a quality Myers mask that was made available for a fraction of the cost similar masks had for years been selling for from indepedent mask makers.  Zephro and sculptor Justin Mabry's attention to detail paid off, and the Myers mask instantly became not only a fan favorite, but also the hottest selling mask of the year, within the entire Halloween mask industry.
     
    Needless to say, fans have been hotly anticipating what the company would bring to the table for the 2013 haunting season, and today we're here to give you a look at their latest batch of high quality creations... masks depicting both original characters as well as officially licensed horror icons. Here are some of the coolest of the cool!
     
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    Bela Lugosi as Dracula
     
    It's not often that Lugosi Enterprises offers up the rights to Bela's likeness, which is why this mask, based on the late icon's most well known character, is particularly exciting. The highly detailed sculpt from Casey Wong literally brings the infamous bloodsucker back to life. Just don't be alarmed if you can't see your reflection in the mirror when you put it on!
     
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    Branch Horridian
     
    From William Malone, once a mask-maker for the legendary Don Post Studios and best known as director of the House on Haunted Hill remake and Masters of Horror episode "The Fair Haired Child," comes this mask depicting one of the most terrifiying creatures from his 2008 film Parasomnia, as sculpted by Erich Lubatti. This one's creepy as shit, so let's move on...
     
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    Clown Skinner
     
    Here we have an original character from the 2013 lineup, with sculptor Justin Mabry tapping into the fear of clowns that is so prevalent in today's society. If you ever wondered what it'd look like if Leatherface killed a clown, then cut off and wore his face, I'm thinking that's precisely what Mabry was going for with this one!
     
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    Dark Night of the Scarecrow
     
    Before Jason Voorhees and Trick 'r Treat's Sam made it cool to wear a burlap sack on your head, misunderstood scarecrow "Bubba" rocked the look in 1981's Dark Night of the Scarecrow, widely regarded as one of the best made-for-TV horror films of all time. Erich Lubatti sculpted this one from actual burlap sacks, giving the mask the proper texture and look. This mask has always creeped me out, and all feels right with the world now that this underrated classic is not only finally on DVD, but has also been given the Halloween mask treatment!
     
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    Darkman
     
    All you need is a trenchcoat, a hat and maybe some bandages to complete your transformation from ordinary citizen to revenge seeking superhero Darkman, a transformation that we assure you will be a whole lot less painful than that of the film's protagonist, Peyton Westlake. True, you will never be as badass as Liam Neeson, but this awesome Justin Mabry creation is a damn good start!
     
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    Halloween II (Economy)
     
    Were you a fan of last year's Michael Myers mask but couldn't quite afford it? Then this year Trick or Treat Studios is offering up the economy version of that mask, which trades in real hair for sculpted hair and is selling for half the cost of the previous one. Can't beat that!
     
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    Gunther, the Funhouse Freak
     
    Justin Mabry this year also turns his attention to another Universal horror icon: carnival freak "Gunther" from Tobe Hooper's 1981 film Funhouse. To my knowledge this is the first time a Gunther mask has ever been made, and I don't think you need me to tell you that it doesn't get much more screen-accurate than this!
     
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    Santa rewards all the good boys and girls with gifts on Christmas morning, but what about the ones who have been naughty all year long? Surely they deserve more punishment than merely a lack of gifts, right? Well that's the job of Krampus, the mythical Christmas demon who will make you wish you didn't steal that candy bar from the grocery store. Krampus comes early this year, courtesy of sculptor Pete Infelise!
     
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    They Live Alien Invader
     
    This Halloween, you won't need a pair of black sunglasses to see your town's alien invaders for what they really are, thanks to this mask from Russ Lukich that finally provides us with a high quality costume inspired by John Carpenter's beloved 1988 classic. BUY THIS MASK. WEAR THIS MASK. OBEY.
     
    Trick or Treat Studios is also adding some accesories and home decor to the mix this year, including a Halloween replica knife to go along with their Michael Myers mask, as well as high quality hanging and standing Myers props (the latter of which measures a whopping six feet tall). You can order the items shown here at their official site, and find out what else they're offering up this year. Believe me when I say that what I've posted here is merely the tip of the iceberg, with oodles of other original and licensed characters just waiting for you to wear them!
     
     
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    Hidden in the Woods is being billed as one of the most controversial films to come out of Latin America. With extreme violence, sexual abuse, and cannibalism, that isn't hard to believe. Films like this don't often see release, but Artsploitation Films is making sure it gets a release. The September 17th DVD release will include a behind-the-scenes featurette, an interview with director Patricio Valladares, and an eight page collector's booklet.

    Official synopsis: "Deep in the Chilean countryside, Ana and Anny live with their deformed brother and are subject to their father’s perverse and sadistic whims. After a dispute with the police leaves a wake of death and mutilation, they flee and find refuge in a remote cabin hidden from society. Meanwhile, a crime lord, convinced they have stolen the massive stash of drugs their father was hiding, sends a violent pack of thugs to find them. Based on a bizarre true story and not for the faint of heart, Hidden in the Woods (currently being remade in the U.S.) features extreme violence, prostitution, sexual assault, buckets of blood and even cannibalism."

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