Thursday, May 31, 2018

Music Monster of The Month: KMFDM

Alright guys I know it's the last day of the month but damn it we are gonna make up for it and hit that industrial goth night club like no ones business and make DJ play the best KMFDM periodically.

It's KMFDM month, people and we are rocking.

Today's Horror Choices 05/31/18 - In (And Out Of) Touch With Your Senses... At The Movies!

  Life is active everywhere and the communication with the planet and the self is what National Meditation Day is all about. Meditation is something I've been on board with for a while, and I enjoy going in deep (as they say), pushing that limit of what the mind can reveal to the self: realms of realization of beautiful epiphany, juxtaposed with ugly truths.


  The sensory deprivation chamber is something I've always wanted to use, since it makes going even deeper possible, which is said to be overwhelming at times for many a user. Stranger Things is a good watch for horror fans who delve into this type of stuff and for those who are just the meditative type and can't handle horror, don't worry, because it does give you something to smile about. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fear20 Artist Flapper_Jane Imagines What "Alien vs Predator" Could Have Looked Like!

We've all seen those Predator test scenes with Jean Claude Van Dam running around in a big red lobster suit and thought, "Oh man, that would've been a very different movie". What fewer people seem to be aware of is that the Alien we all know and love wasn't always intended to be the H.R. Giger masterpiece that it cam be be. Early concept art has recently been brought to our attention that shows a stubbier, more insect-like creature.

And that got us thinking... what would AvP be like if these concepts had been used? Find out after the jump.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Monsters of Wrestling: Kamala - Part 1

  Today we take a look at a wrestler who was feared and thought to be a real life cannibal: Kamala. He was billed from Uganda and was considered to be a major threat as a heel wrestler, having big time feuds with Jake Roberts, Jerry Lawler, Sgt. Slaughter, and The Von Erich family.

Monday, May 28, 2018

{Video} HorrorClix 1.0 - Sarcanis vs Flapper_Jane

Last month, my good friend and long-time Fear20 faithful Flapper_Jane came to visit me for my second favorite holiday of the year, at which point I was finally given the honor of introducing him to the wonderful world of HorrorClix. Of the many matches we played during that week-long period, only this final showdown was captured on video for the world to see. Unfortunately, I caused some weird sound issues while editing the video. Oh well, lesson learned. The next one will be better.

Though very little time was spent explaining the rules as we played, since we already knew what we were doing, this may give interested parties some idea of how HorrorClix actually plays in the absence of a proper how-to-play video. I was fielding a team of devils fronted by Freddy Krueger and back-ended by a Succubus. Flapper_Jane's force consisted of an alien conspiracy network involving a Corp. Response security guard protecting the bizarre secrets of the Greys. Check out the video after the break.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Universe We Live In Now: An Editorial

  It's hard to pinpoint the transition when the world became a bizarre and topsy turvy. I've been alive for twenty-seven and a half years and have bared witness to so many events, and thus I must bring forth the horror that is the planet today. No worries though, there are some good things in this
  For starters we are being spied on, and I'm fairly surprised that riots and protest in the streets isn't a daily occurrence. Everyday people look up things on the internet for whatever reason and just for that action they may be put on a list categorized under whatever it fall under, and never mind the purpose; if it suspicious  they just made the list.
  Drones are now a widely popular thing and from what I gather they're not being used in positive manner. Separated by a few months, the first time I came home late in the day seeing that a drone was flying around in my neighborhood. As I drove on the street I noticed it was following me, and this wasn't the most pleasant feeling in the world but eventually I shook it off. The second encounter I wasn't playing any games. On the way home late from work it was back, and saw that it was facing my direction. I pulled over and pulled the trigger to open the trunk and bluffed that I was gonna shoot it down. It flew away asap thus confirming my suspicion that it had a video feed. I got back into my car and tried to follow it but a very horrifying thing happened as followed; I saw about three more of them from further direction gathering toward the one I was chasing and flew off in the same direction. This really did happen. Trust.
  We now have a leader how isn't helping any of us, and worst yet there's a majority who believe in him. Denying science, global warming, undoing most of  the previous  accomplishments, and the list goes on and on. The good news is that none of his actions are hidden but in fact open to the public. The sad thing is people don't even bother to care for this. Sure there are a small amount of people who care deeply care but it's an extremely hard uphill battle that's being fought.
  Now that I mention it we have a ton of old people who are in positions of power who are out of touch with the world and to those who say they should respect their elders I say to them are foolish because these elders are still children deep down.
  We also have the potential at this very moment to create a god with the possible singularity event (which you should look into) or rather create an A.I. that can create the entity that will change the world for the better of worst and if that entity were to calculate that we are no good for the planet we will be faced with an even worse uphill battle that ultimately spells doom for us all. We've already created A.I.for board games like chess and go that can far out think us to win, and with this in mind what do you think it will take, and we can do to win against such a thing in the if this ever happens?
  Seriously there's a ton more that should be noted but the easy way out to deny this information is to simply say that it's "fake news" but I want you to realize form the start dear readers is truly things aren't as they should be for us.
  What is it that keeps us so suppressed? Where is the fire and passion that we should all have right now to start changing the world for the better? This is an eldritch horror and whatever sinister power in action is getting what it wants But perhaps the most merciful thing is that we all don't know, understand, and/or comprehend the horrors that are taking place right now.
  The positive side is that there's always hope, we have the next generation that comes into this world that can be passed on the knowledge of all our passed mistakes and all of our accomplishments and milestones. Peace has started between to countries that most would think they would never see the day come. We always have the blessing of wikileaks to reveal the wrong fullness happening in the world.
  In this age of man we must understand that we have an unfathomable power that may never be tapped into during any upcoming life time. The power to do whatever we want the moment we wake up is granted to every single one of us that have an able body, and to choose to make the world a worst place believing that these actions are making it better is a nightmare we will never be able to escape.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Modern Horror Classics: The Others

Happy mother's Day, and to all who can't celebrate proper; this is for you.

  I hate to break the news here but mother doesn't know best and not every mother may not make the best choices for their family ultimately. The Others (directed, written, and scored by Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar) is a movie I feel has one of these undertones. Taking place after WWII and on the Channel Islands we start with our main character Grace Stewart (portrayed by Nicole Kidman) waking up from a nightmare, and a little later she greets her new hired servants and gardner. She shows and tells them how things are to be run and reveals an important detail on keeping doors closed and locked at all times and never to be left
  Her two kids Anne (portrayed by Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (portrayed by James Bentley) are the reason for this for it is revealed to the new hires that they have a uncommon disease that makes them photosensitive.
  We also learn early on that her new servants aren't so new to this house themselves for they have been her before and have loved everyday during there stay previously, and have left due to a tuberculosis outbreak.
  Grace is religious and teaches her children the bible just about everyday, but when Anne is to be accused of playing prank of crying out in horror and scarring Nicholas, Grace fails to see that she herself is being unjust and unchristian-like and punishes her daughter for "lying" when confronted about these actions. Even going as far as to falsely accuse the two lady servants for leaving a door open. Anne says it's a boy named Victor who was the one crying and who frightened Nicholas. Of course Grace doesn't believe this at first but is soon to be proven other wise but still seems to be stubborn about what she thinks is the truth.
  Events taking place like phantom footsteps, a piano playing itself, and curtains to the children's room being removed. cause for a ton of denial of there being any ghost in the house, and phantom baby daddy Charles Stewart (portrayed by Christopher Eccleston) coming in for a booty call and leaving as swiftly as he came.
 Throughout the movie there are hints sprinkled for first time viewers that hold up even for people who our rewatching after so many years pass the original theatrical release, like finding a death book with torn pages, the coming and going of Charles Stewart and the first interaction with Victor.
 Everything culminates when the gravestones of the servants are discovered with dates going about a century back and the even bigger reveal witch I want spoil here for the end is always the best part but let's just say that it was really cool seeing a seance from two different points of view and it's a plot twist that I'm sure made M. Night Shyamalan skeleton jelly (that's jealous to the bone for you out there who didn't get the phrase).
  A major thing take note here is how Anne tries her best to make the best choices for her family but it goes without saying how lost she feels without her better half which is explored very well (even though it's for a short time during the film) when he makes his surprise return.
  As far as acting goes there isn't anything to complain about since the cast is really all star all be it a small one and having two child actors but to be fair one of them was better than the other. From all actors conveying emotion and selling that intended emotion is down outstandingly. For the time it had one of the best plot twist backed with a will thought-out script. There are a few questionable parts that happen in like when Anne is an old lady but I guess it's part of the gothic horror feel. The movie feels dream like from the start although some parts display this feel far loudly than others.
  The Others can't be passed and a film perhaps to be enjoyed on Mother's day. Until next time dear readers.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Modern Horror Classic: Avengers: Infinity War

  The idea of killing half the population of all the universe sounds like a thought far to obscured to ever consider in the realm of  possibility but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this apocalyptic scenario is very much so an idea that can be flirted with thanks to the Infinity Stones and Thanos is a Titan who very much so get to achieve this.
  Folks, I'm not spoiling anything. This story was printed bt Marvel Comics but seeing the story unfold on the big screen into a near 3 hour adaptation was an experience that I would never would made feel so lost in the eldritch horror that takes place in this movie compared to any other movie with dark themes. This all start cast of the biggest Avengers roaster (although not all characters where inaugurated officially as such they pretty much were) no mater how powerful in their own right weren't ready for this intense fight, and for this lost they suffer one of the biggest loss to ever be witnessed in cinema history.
 Bystanders die, friends die, family dies, loved ones die,and (of course) heroes die all to to make the universe a better place to for everyone else is what Thanos thinks is to bring balance to the for-- I MEAN-- to the universe. Every scene he never fails and at one point he really does get a run for his money but truly there's something even scary about one man passion being displayed by Peter Quill (portrayed by Chris Prat) compared to one man's ambitions such as Thanos plays out a scene of heart breaking revelation I wont spoil here.
  Disney  has unwittingly released one of the most horror movies out there. A movie that made most people feeling so uncertain of the future of this franchise in the best way possible and it's brilliant. If this isn't the way Disney intended for this movie to be perceived then I'm glad I brought forth this new way of seeing it.
  The future is uncertain and if there fourth Avengers movie and the second part to Infinity War isn't a happy ending neither but an unhappy ending that outdoes this movie... Well, horror will never be the same.
  Tell next time.