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Ain’t it a Shame: Shame of Thrones: the Rock Musical

Hello fans and friends, its everyone’s favorite lovable antagonist, Grand Master Zed, back during the long and dark off season and ready as all Seven Hells to tell you about Shame of Thrones: the Musical! As you all know, we had the lovely minds behind this blood soaked soiree on the podcast a few months back, and now that they’re setting up shop in New York City, a stones throw away, I had to check it out and send you guys back a raven to tell you all about it!

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Ep 198 – Talking Body & Soul with Simon Horrocks

Hey there, Evil Geeks! Today C-Mart talks with film director Simon Horrocks about his newest film Body & Soul, which will be shot entirely on a smartphone. They talk about writing, directing, and Simon’s time in the music business. Go help get Simon’s film Kickstarted!

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Ep 197 – Rah Rah Riverdale!


Greetings, Evil Geeks of Riverdale! Today Undies of Wondy is joined by Lady Damfino and Jasmine Ladjevardi to talk the steamy teen drama featuring Archie Andrews and his pals, Riverdale! Put on your Jughead hat and your Southside Serpents leather jacket because we’re all meeting at Pop’s afterwards!

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Evil Geek Book Report: Special Edition – Undiesofwondy’s Hall-O-Reads : DC House of Horror

When you hear the knell of a requiem bell, weird glows gleam where spirits dwell…

Happy Halloween, my dear Evil Geeks! Here’s one last Hall-O-Reads for you, before we take our pumpkins to the curb and smash ’em. With Justice League coming soon to theaters near us, I’ve been devouring so many DC titles to tide myself over until the big day. After the New 52, I was turned off from current books for a while, but I’m just starting to read some of the Rebirth titles and I’m really enjoying them! Naturally, I’m a fan of all things spooky, so when I saw DC House of Horror hit the shelves of my local comic shop, I knew I needed to read it.

First of all,  the one thing that caught my eye before anything else was Wonder Woman on the cover. She’s right at the top of the art, as you can see here. I was drawn to her because she looks super banshee/Sindel from Mortal Kombat-esque, and she’s playing a violin for some reason.

While Wonder Woman is not a banshee in this comic, nor does she play violin, she and the other prominent Justice League members get featured in this Elseworlds AU, where the writers imagine canon events with a bit of a horror spin. For example, Superman as a creepy alien monster trying to murder the Kents’. Some of the stories I found to be a bit rushed and confusing, but I did have a few favorite stories from this special.

My personal favorite, Stray Arrow, imagines Green Arrow as a mass murderer, who has Black Canary locked in a cage in his basement. Ultimately, she kicks his ass and breaks out of there, but I thought it was not too far off from the way he was portrayed in Arrow a few seasons back. Although many other critics panned this story, I also really enjoyed the “mentally unstable Billy Batson” story, where ‘Shazam’ is the Mr. Hyde to Billy’s Jekyll, so to speak.

There were also some stories that elicited an actual “what the fuck” reaction from me, and the one that left me scratching my head the longest was certainly “Man’s World”, the Wonder Woman short story. In this story, Wonder Woman’s spirit possesses a woman, who is then extremely eager to spill the blood of men who have so wronged women in society. To me, this seemed super contrived and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at it. I would have much preferred a violin playing banshee. A close second for most WTF story is “Crazy For You”, where Harley Quinn’s ghost causes a man to kill his wife, and eventually, he is driven mad by her apparition, and continues to kill people, while not in control of his body.  Spoiler: This is not a feminist Harley Quinn like the one that DC attempted to bring out in Suicide Squad. In the 3 or so pages of this story, she tries to flash her breasts at least twice.

While this comic was good, it certainly isn’t worth the hefty $9.99 price tag. The art was pretty awesome, and I especially liked the style in “Crazy For You” that helped by giving us unsettling and eerie imagery of Harley’s ghost. If you’re a horror fan, and a DC fan excited for Justice League, this may be a nice addition to your collection, but if you’re debating dropping the $9.99 on it, you might want to wait for it to show up in the bargain bin.

Well, Evil Geeks, it’s been a pleasure for me to grace you with these Hall-O-Reads throughout the spooky season. I wish that I had more time to keep pumping these out. I will most definitely continue to bring you some spooky treats throughout the rest of the year, and am definitely still interested in hearing all of your favorite horror reads to keep me going until next Halloween.

Have a happy and safe Halloween, y’all, and happy reading! And remember, David S. Pumpkins is always with us.

 

Ep 196 – The Zombies are Coming LIVE


Happy Halloween, Evil Geeks! We’ve got a special episode packed with fresh braaaaaaaaiiiinnns for you today. Recorded live this past weekend at the Madison Theater in Albany, NY as part of The Zombie Are Coming 2 Film Festival, C-Mart, Tom, and Professor Next are joined by a panel of zombie experts to talk all things related to the ambulatory undead!!

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Evil Geek Book Report: Special Edition – Undiesofwondy’s Hall-O-Reads : My Best Friend’s Exorcism

“Oh, I didn’t mean to frighten you prematurely; the real chills come later. Now, as they say, look alive…”

Greetings, Evil Geeks! As Halloween fast approaches, our last few ‘Hall-O-Reads” are upon us as well. But, not to fret, I have some great reads to get us through until the big day. Although the reviews I’ve done thus far have all been comic books, I decided to include a novel that I think might be one of my favorite horror titles thus far.

Stranger Things has definitely peaked my interest in the simpler time of the 1980’s, and I’ve always been a fan of nostalgia, so when I saw this title in my local book store, I couldn’t resist picking it up. They say not to judge a book by it’s cover — but when the cover has art as cool as this one, I think it’s justified. My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix is by far, the best horror title I have read in a while. The premise is essentially teen-angst movie, mixed with pure horror and Exorcist goodness. Think Jennifer’s Body, but well written, and actual quality. Many of the reviews compare it to Heathers as well, and I think it’s definitely an accurate comparison.

The story is about Abby, lonely, homely and awkward, finding a friend in the new girl in town, Gretchen. Gretchen’s parents are strict and, like many other people in the time, live in fear of Satanism. So, imagine their shock and disbelief when their daughter starts acting very unlike herself.  Soon, Gretchen’s little attitude adjustments start causing more problems than just average, run of the mill high school drama, and Abby has to enlist the help of an exorcist to rid the demon from her best friend’s body.

The story is actually surprisingly relatable, and the symbolism of a “friend possessed by a demon” is definitely on par with some of my own high school friends. We’ve all had that one friend who leaves us to “go to the dark side”, so to speak, and might be acting differently now that they’ve entered high school age. I found Hendrix’s writing to be extremely captivating, his sharp wit coupled with the way he conveys the typical 80’s tropes come across on the page like a John Hughes’ film would on the screen. I found myself wondering who they would cast in a film version, and could very easily see this story play out on the screen. (Sean and James Gunn, you should take this one on…I’m begging you!)

This story is equal parts hilarious and dark, giving you just the right amount of scary and silly. It’s also quite a quick read, I literally left a convention after-party to come back to my room and read this one, and that’s saying something! The ending is quite surprising as well, and also kind of emotional. I definitely didn’t expect that from this book, but it really was a wild ride from start to finish. Additionally, the each chapter of the story has an 80’s hit song as the title — which actually makes for an excellent playlist to jam out to while you read the book. I’ve actually created a playlist for it, that you can listen to here!

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/21tjgrvq5yaet4vch6peuqgsy/playlist/2UTPmBnvyXNhlta9ZHUtSp

I definitely think this should be added to everyone’s libraries, but would recommend this one for YA audiences particularly, as there are some scenes that might be too delicate for some little stomachs. This one is a must read for the Halloween season!

 

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