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Bloody Ballet (2018)

Posted: November 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hey, guys and gals. Some time back I wrote a piece on a film called Bombshell Bloodbath and director Brett Mullen. I said back then to keep your eyes on him for a reason.

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Director: Brett Mullen
Cast: Kendra Carelli, Debbie Rochon, Brett Wagner
Production Company: Red Nebula
Runtime: 84 minutes

Ah, classical ballet. It’s a dance form steeped in heritage, culture, and blood. At least, that’s my kind of ballet! Director Brett Mullen brings us a rare treat relating to the most beautiful of performance arts with his latest film, Bloody Ballet (2018).

In the movie, Adriana (Kendra Carelli) is a talented ballerina who receives the coveted lead role in an upcoming dance performance. For some reason, a masked psychopath has targeted the women involved in the show, murdering them in gruesome ways…

Formerly known as Fantasma, Bloody Ballet is a neo-giallo in the grand style of Suspiria (1977) and Torso (1973). The film’s cinematography, lighting, effects, and music are all executed in a strikingly artistic manner. This movie is eye candy for horror fans…

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The movie is written by Brett Mullen…

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The Assignment: Horror Podcast

CoverMention Marvel Comics around just about anyone these days, the first thing they’ll start talking about is superheroes. Certainly, they’ll talk about superhero movies, because Marvel has largely owned the big screen for quite some few years now. You may even get some people launching into excited conversations about superheroes on the small screen; especially if those discussions revolve around Netflix’s (seemingly shrinking) offerings.

Occasionally, you even get people that mention a character like Blade. If you caught our last show, you’ll know that one of those people is Assignment Horror’s own Richard Ewell. Annoyingly, and more than just occasionally, there are people that will respond with surprise when the film Blade is brought up in a discussion about Marvel movies. This is because a lot of the general public doesn’t seem to realize that Blade, vampires in general, and a whole lot more creations that fall under the monstrous…

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You made us believe

Posted: November 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Underground Space Station

Hello, Stan.

Sorry, the reports of your demise, anticipated by many for a while now, have not been greatly exaggerated.  In an odd way, though, the world doesn’t seem less grim because of it.  Most people are united in their sadness over what the world lost, someone who united so many with 4-color characters that ran the entire prism.

The first recollection of an actual comic book that I have was a Spider-Man issue, MAYBE Marvel Team-Up? from the mid-’70’s.  The splash page had Spidey and some woman strapped to tables–in their UNDERWEAR!  Made my five year old self blush!–while the Kingpin stood by the controls.  Then came the Super Size Star Wars and BSG’s, and the first of my MANY hospital stays after hitting my head, a Super Size Spider-Man team up starting with the Hulk.  I’d read other comics by then, but the Marvel ones were different. …

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Posted: November 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

NEEDLESS THINGS

SPOILER WARNING – THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE THIRD SEASON OF THE NETFLIX SERIES DAREDEVIL

Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil (or whatever the nomenclature is) has been one of the streaming service’s most consistent programs thanks to an excellent cast and mostly good plotting.

I loved the first season, liked the second quite a bit, and mostly loathed Defenders.

But the end of Defenders left one of our heroes, Matt Murdock – aka Daredevil, the man without fear – fresh for new stories and personal growth. I was excited for the third season, and even more so knowing that the focus would be back on Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk as the primary antagonist.

Did they pull off an excellent season of television or was this another hot start/middle slog/big finish? Read on.

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The Assignment: Horror Podcast

4.0.1He first showed his webbed and clawed hand on screen back in 1954 as just a quick, chilling glimpse of what was to come. Then, a little later in the story, we saw the entirety of him in all of his glory. To this day the monster design fully realized and put on display in The Creature from the Black Lagoon is still one of, if not the, most elegantly beautiful creature suits to ever grace the screen. Six decades have come and gone, yet there are still few creations in horror that match the total craftsmanship put on display with that suit.

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NEEDLESS THINGS

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Recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2018 for the American Sci-Fi Classics Track!

Get your annual dose of nostalgia with Dave, Dana Swanson, Nicole Gould, Jon Carr, and Joe Crowe! When these things are recorded live in front of a Dragon Con audience, you know they can get a little crazy. Each panelist came to the table with a few of their favorite pop culture happenings from thirty years ago. From movies to toys to music, a wide range of weird stuff was covered and things got a little out of hand more than once.

Listen in to one of the most outrageous Needless Things panels yet!

Be sure to join the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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