Sunday 27 August 2017

Michale Graves - The World Turned Upside Down

For 20 years now, Michale Graves has been wowing audiences both live and in his recording output. This new album is no different as the full band accompaniment of his previous album Backroads pours from my speakers with both power and intensity. Although the cover looks like something from a Horror movie, this music is more Classic Rock infused then it is Horror Punk but it is still enjoyable. I like this album a lot actually, almost as much as the acoustic album if not more. It is tough for me to choose. You can feel the emotion in the songs as Michale pours his heart into his voice and delivers some awesome music. Grab yourself a copy and you will see what I mean. This is a monster of an album although there is no monsters to speak of.

In Memoriam Tobe Hooper

From the man who spawned a genre of Horror, leaving a path of blood and gore for so many to follow in the wake of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we saw goodbye to the legend in Tobe Hooper. From that movie alone, he earns mention as one of the greatest ever but, that was not all. From Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, Poltergeist, Salem's Lot and The Fun House among other great movies he directed both his presence and style ring long and true to many genre fans. Although he is gone, his movies are still with us as new generations discover the brilliance of the man and the legend. Rest in peace good sir, you've left a bloody, body part filled, messy path for so many to follow and enjoy with your exit.

Sunday 13 August 2017

Ghostbusters 101 (#5)

With a Moby Dick size problem at the graveyard, both sets of Ghostbusters think that they have found the answer to their problem in terms of how to get everyone to where they belong. This story so far has been more enjoyable then I expected it would be along with some fantastic art! Fans of the original franchise need to get it as it makes the new Ghostbusters more enjoyable and maybe more along the lines of what the movie SHOULD have been... just some food for thought I think.

Hellblazer (#12)

Well, John Constantine comes head to head with the force looking to take over the world and gladly gives his life. Honestly, the ending is a little confusing as you wonder what the play is here as we all know that this cannot be the end of the story! It cannot be! All this build up? I think there is more that is going to happen. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the play is here.

In Memoriam: Haruo Nakajima

The man behind that dawned the original Godzilla suit along with so many more monsters and gave many a love for rubber suits has passed. When you think of those kaiju movies his presence, influence and acting chops are top notch! No amount of CGI can top what he did ever! One of the greatest suit actors ever his roles brings you back to a simpler time in the history of movie making before everything was so over the top and computerized. He takes you back to when actors ruled, monsters had bite and destruction was the name of the game all for entertainment. R.I.P. Haruo Nakajima, just like the monsters you brought to life in those suits you were also larger than life and you will be missed greatly!