Anyone who knows me knows I started my podcasting days on a video podcast called Horror Junk. Well November marked the 10th Anniversary of the first episode so we decided to get together and do a fun episode to mark the ocassion. So for the first time ever all three hosts of Horror Junk sit down to review a ultra low budget horror film in old Horror Junk fashion. Enjoy.
I’ve always said that how I thought Arrow got on the air was that someone went and pitched a Batman TV show but got turned down as they felt that the Batman property was too big to be on TV. They looked at each other and said “Is there another billionaire hero we can just put in his place? Green Arrow is rich right?”
I’m not saying that that’s a bad thing as it has worked out perfectly. On paper there is no way this show should work. A super hero show on the CW where we explore the relationship between Oliver Queen, Laurel (Dinah) Lance, and their peers. Ugh. Sounded horrible. I passed until I kept hearing after the first season that it was actually pretty good. I saw it on Netflix and figured why not. After the first episode I was hooked.
Since then we’ve seen them borrow plenty from the Batverse. Deathstroke while not defined as a Bat Villian has played a big part in the Bat mythos. Rhas Al Ghul and the League Of Assassins were the center point of season 3. Similar starts being portrayed as a dark vigilante. A secret headquarters full of gadgets and weapons. Eventually creating a superhero family around him. Last season his tech savy girlfriend and side kick Felicity got shot and was in a wheelchair giving her an Oracle feel about her.
This week we’ve been watching a 4 part crossover between all the CW DC shows (which we can thank Arrow for all the spin off shows) called INVASION! Slight spoilers below.
On Flash we saw that a handfull of the heroes were abducted by the Dominators. On Arrow we find that the heroes (Oliver, Sarah, John, Ray, and Thea) were hooked up to a machine that put them in a dream state where they were living out what would be their perfect life. This immediately made me think of . . . yep something from Batman.
Specifically Batman: The Animated Series. In an episode titled Perchance To Dream Bruce Wayne awakens to find that his parents never died. He’s happy and it turns out that someone else is Batman so he can just relax and enjoy life as Bruce Wayne. But of course nothing ever stays happy. What I didn’t know about this episode was that it was written by horror novelist Joe R. Lansdale.
There is always minor things like this that make me think more and more that I was right about the original pitch meeting. I’m not sure why I’m okay with that happening on this show as any other show stealing ideas, villians, or storylines I would not be very excited about it. But with the CW DC Universe I am perfectly fine. Maybe it’s my distaste of Gotham that lets me enjoy this as my Batman alternative. Regardless I’ll still be tuning in every week. What do you think?
The date is finally nearing and The CW has dropped a full length trailer for the Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, and Legends Of Tomorrow crossover. It shows us a lot more of what the threat is and what we have in store. How Supergirl makes it onto Earth 1 is still unknown but we’ll get to see what is probably our best bet for the live action Justice League on TV now with the DC movies in full swing. So feast your eyes below and get ready for November 28th.
Lots of people weren’t a big fan of Prometheus but I actually enjoyed it. Well FOX is hoping the follow up Alien: Covenant will bring the Alien fans back by confirming that we will see the familiar xenomorphs in the film. Are you excited to check it out?
If you missed it in theaters then I’m happy to tell you that Don’t Breathe hits dvd and blu ray on November 29th and my friends at Sony were kind enough to send over a copy for me to check out.
The movie itself is great. I saw it in the theater and loved it and it hasn’t changed on disc. It is so full of tension and dread that it’s perfect any horror fan. This film takes the idea of the home invasion film and flips it on its head. Here a trio of theives break into a blind man’s house for what they think is an easy score only to find out that the blind man may be more than they bargained for.
The production design and sound design on this film are outstanding. Sometimes it makes you scared to breathe it’s so quiet and then so tense that the sound feels like it’s about to burst your ear drums. Steven Lang does a great job as the blind man. He makes it believable and flat out scary that someone like this could exist.
The special features on the blu ray are a little lackluster. I had hoped for a more but sadly retail releases are becoming less and less robust as digital content has taken over. For us that still love physical media it makes me sad. It has 5 featurettes that are about 5 minutes apiece. After hearing Fede Alvarez on the Shock Waves Podcast I was looking forward to diving into and breaking down this story but we only get a quick look at different aspects of the film like the cast, set, sound, etc. It’s better than nothing but I would have loved more.
Overall I would still recommend this as I love the movie and that alone is worth a purchase whether it’s a digital purchase or a physical one. I do recommend turning off all the lights and putting away all distractions. Follow the Blind Man into his world and hope that he lets you out.
Ever heard of Comet TV? I love it. We got it here in Peoria, IL about a year to a year and a half ago. It’s over the air here and it is a channel dedicated to sci fi and horror movies and tv shows. It’s great. Anyway we want YOU to get some free Comet Swag. Check out the below aps about what it coming up on Comet this month and then in the comments below tell us what you are looking forward most this month on Comet and we’ll pick 1 lucky winner to win a Comet Swag Bag with the contents below. Entries end on November 27th.
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We just got our first look at Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events a few weeks ago but they have dropped a new longer trailer that shows us what the scope of the series is going to be. We get a lot more of Neil Patrick Harris and his zany dress up schemes as Count Olaf, a look at the look of the world in general, and some of the other characters that we can expect. Can’t wait to check this out. What about you?
The King has returned in this new trailer for Kong: Skull Island. We not only get to see more of the royal simian but we also get to see more of the creatures that inhabit Skull Island. Skull Walkers, giant insects, and giant water buffalo make up the visual feast in this trailer. Watch below and find out what sights await you on Skull Island.
They teased us before but they released a trailer which clues us in at least a little more on the 4 night crossover event for the CW Super Hero line up of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends Of Tomorrow.
While it doesn’t give us a complete rundown of what will be happening we do see some interesting glimpses of what might be new heros and even returning characters in Deathstroke. Deathstroke people! Check it out below.
If you were a giant fan of Chappelle’s Show like I was back when it was on then when you heard Dave Chappelle was going to be hosting SNL you had to be excited. What would we see? Any classic Chappelle’s Show characters? Would he be taking on any current trends in America like he did back on Comedy Central? Well what we got was Chappelle stepping out of an RV as Neegan from the Walking Dead and staring at a line up of his classic characters. What followed was a perfect short for us missing the old days. Thanks for bringing them back Dave. Check it out below.
Coming soon from HBO Docs is BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN. A documentary about the crazy rise of Slenderman from a fun creepy story to a real life threat to young kids as attempted murders begin to happen in real life based on their fear of Slenderman. Looks creepy and I can’t wait to check it out. What do you think about Slenderman?
Ever since Supergirl moved over to the CW we’ve been waiting. When does she get to crossover with everyone else? Last year it was established that Supergirl takes place on a seperate Earth than the others. With it being on CBS it seemed like a good idea so that it would help keep the number of crossovers to a minimum since cross network crossovers are a bundle of red tape. Now that she is flying on the CW it was only a matter of time before the barriers between the Earths had to be broken and she brought into the fold. This event seems to be called Heroes vs. Aliens so what can we expect to see? The teaser below is just that, a teaser. Can’t wait to see what they got up their sleeve.
I’m a fan of cartoons. Throw in some super heroes and I’m a HUGE fan of cartoons. One I was a fan of was the DC cartoon Young Justice. It was fun seeing all the side kicks get their turn in the spotlight and it had a rather unconventional season structure where at the end of season 1 into season 2 it jumped ahead a few months and completely changed the dynamic of the team without any explination so that when the story unfolded for the season you got to see what these changes were all about. We were sad when it was announced that it was canceled after Season 2.
There was some lobbying by fans for Netflix to pick it up but it remained pretty silent until today. There’s no word on where it’s going to be shown but it looks like Season 3 is moving forward in production so we at least will see something. Were you a fan of the show?
Before now we’ve only gotten a quick peek of Patrick Warburton’s Lemony Snicket giving us a tour of the set of the new Netflix adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Now we’ve got a full trailer of not only the kids but of Neil Patrick Harris in his full Count Olaf make up. I think it’s perfect casting as he seems like he’ll fully embrace every scene chewing moment.
These books were adapted before for the big screen but never had a follow up. Doing it as a Netflix series seems like the perfect way to adapt a book series like this. Check out the trailer below.
We have been treated to the second Wonder Woman trailer and we get to see more of the island of Themyscira, more World War I action, and lots of bullets bouncing off of wristbands.
I’ve been vocal about my disappointment with Batman V. Superman but have said that anytime Diana was in her gear throwing down it was pretty awesome. Can’t wait to see what is in store for Wonder Woman’s first theatrical outing in her own film. What about you? Check out the new trailer below.
I’m a huge Stephen King nerd. Like really huge. So when I heard that Simon & Schuster were putting out a book based on the in book childrens book Charlie the Choo-Choo I was excited. It is a childrens book that Jake finds in a book store in the Dark Tower series that has a connection to Mid-World.
Coming at the end of November King will once again don a pseudonym to fit in the Dark Tower meta continuity. As Beryl Evans he’ll be bringing the book to life along with illustrations from Ned Dameron. From the Press Release:
Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans (a pseudonym for Stephen King) and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
Fans of Stephen King’s acclaimed Dark Tower series will recognize Charlie the Choo-Choo as the picture book that shows up in Book Three, The Waste Lands, written by the character Beryl Evans. An Easter egg for devoted fans, a mock-up of the book was recently distributed at San Diego Comic Con, where over 500 fans gathered to claim one of 150 copies available. Now in its completion, fans across the country can bring Charlie the Choo-Choo to their home libraries.
Are you picking this up? Are you excited for the movie? Let us know!