Come Get Some

10/18
Ash is the only icon of horror who isn’t a villain or monster. He’s just an average joe. With a chainsaw hand. That’s why everyone loves him. Me included. Evil Dead II is in my Top 5 of all-time favorite movies ever. EVER. Not just horror movies. ALL movies. The Dark Knight can still go suck a nut.

I’m an inch away from getting Dish Network. Still undecided.

Quickie horror movie reviews of recent Netflix’d fare:

May. Excellent film, truly disturbing in it’s main character’s akwardness. Long before the eventual bloodbath, you wince, gag and bite your nails at just how timid and backward the character of May is. It’s almost heartbreaking. This may have become a new favorite.

Bride of Re-Animator. Sequel to the original classic. Just gruesome, goofy fun. Jeffrey Combs is great as usual as the progressively crazier Dr. Herbert West, who begins some more outlandish experiments with his re-agent.

The Woods. An effectively creepy tale about young girls at an all-girls school in 1965. There’s some stuff about witches and haunted woods and whatnot, but it barely matters. The acting is good, the mood and tension are good, and it’s mostly about the characters. Plus Bruce Campbell is in it for about 10 minutes. 5 of which, he actually has lines.

Ravenous. Holy crap how did I miss this one for so long? I can see why it bombed so terribly when it came out. It’s not exactly a horror film, but it’s also not exactly any other kind of film, which means people stayed away in droves. It’s got Guy Pearce, Robert Carlisle, Jeffery Jones, David Arquette and Jeremy Davies, and it’s about cannibals in the old west, circa 1850. It takes the cannibalism part of the story of the Donner Party and runs away with it in crazy (and occassionally hilarious) directions. And of course, the acting is great all around.

Were-Rat

10/17
This started out as a werewolf, but looks more like a rat, so that’s what it is. A were-rat.

Chicago plans not going as smoothly as possible. Pissed off.

A stretch…

10/16
Kinda pushin’ it with this one. He COULD be scary. He just isn’t.

Gotta do some catch-up drawing tonight. Thank god I finally have money so I can eat dinner on my own.

I’ve got something to say…

You should retire today
You’re a joke and ruining a legacy,
and it’s gone to your head.

Too much horror business
At this late in life
1978
That’s when you should have stopped
And you don’t go to the bathroom on stage

and on and on.

Give it up for Jerry Atric and the All-Star American Punk Cover Band!

Frankenstein’s Monster

10/14
Frankenstein’s Monster was always one of my favorite classic creatures. I don’t know why, exactly, but it always appealed to me. I read the novel when I was in 3rd Grade. I was obsessed. I’ll probably come back around to him before the month is up.

Recording Gutter Trash tonight. Having dinner with my folks. Again. Sucks being broke.

Mummy

10/13
Not much to say. Tired. Hungry. Much like angry mummy.

Scary Monsters

10/12
Whooooo….

Nothing’s quite as frightening, however, as watching my drunk 47 year old, married brother try to pick up an 18 year old waitress at a sports bar. It was a special day.

Back to Lego Batman with me… er… I mean, reading a book.

Zombies

10/11
Gotta get this one done early, or it won’t get done today. I drew this one a while ago. Kind of experimental. I had just bought a big-ass funky marker, and just wanted to do something huge, crazy and sloppy with it. This was the result.

Just woke up. Nothing new to gripe about.

Nosferatu

10/10
A little late, was having dinner with my parents. Anyhoo.

Unless their name is Dracula, and they’re played by Gary Oldman or Bela Lugosi, attractive charming vampires can blow it out their ass. I love vampires as freakish, dirty, messy, sloppy motherfuckers who are, y’know, actually frightening. As much as I hate Steve Niles’ work, at least he had the decency to take that direction with 30 Days of way too fucking much hackery. However, with the popularity of crap like Twilight (the trailer to the movie looks fucking terrible, and I found out that my 13 year old nephew is obsessed with it – it has be shitty), it looks like pretty, vapid, toothless vampires ain’t goin’ away anytime soon.

So I based this nasty motherfucker on Orlok from the film Nosferatu, originally played by actor Max Schreck (also the name of Christopher Walken’s character in Batman Returns. Schreck himself would be portrayed – kinda – by Willem Dafoe in the criminally underrated Shadow of the Vampire). I decided to give this guy the leech/sucker tongue thing… just because.

My brother’s visiting tomorrow. I love him, wanna see him, but it really kinda fucks up my plans for Saturday (reading a book). I’ll just have to power-read through it on Sunday.

See ya.

Jason Vorhees

10/09
Another “reimagining”. Though, as I’ve said, I’ve never seen a Friday the 13th movie, I always imagined Jason as a giant retarded mutant baby. With a machete. So I drew him that way (hence the unmasked head shot).

Watched I, Madman last night. Not a very good movie, but I kept thinking that I recognized every single actor and actress in it from other things. Turns I only recognized one guy, who was in a very short-lived but pretty damn good show called G vs. E. He played Chandler Smythe.

Gas is below 3 dollars a gallon. If this is what happens when the economy collapses, I wish it would collapse every week. This just further fuels (get it?) my theory that people like me (poor) actually benefit when the world goes belly-up.

Mañana.