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17
Oct

Comic Review: Voodoo Detective w/ R. Thomas Favino

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Welcome back to the crypt, and today we have the 1st of 2 interviews that we did for comics that are in the kickstarter phase.

We interviewed R.THomas Favino, creator of "Voodoo Detective" a very cool comic book that the nerds recommend very highly. Head over to the kickstarter, after listening to the podcast of course, and back this project. 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rthomasfavino/voodoo-detective-old-wounds-and-other-tales

Voodoo Detective

"VOODOO DETECTIVE: Old Wounds and Other Tales is a 48-page pulp-fueled horror comic that follows the exploits of Jackson Delmond, New Orleans' resident occult investigator, as he navigates the dark and unforgiving world of the swamp-filled, supernatural South.

Featuring the gorgeous artwork of Dominic Black and the visually stunning colorwork of Laura Lee, VOODOO DETECTIVE: Old Wounds and Other Tales is the first book in a new comic series, which boasts four separate, serial anthology-style stories."
 

Other series mentioned in this podcast:
FOOTPRINTS By Joey Esposito

https://www.comixology.com/Footprints/comics-series/27962?ref=Y3JlYXRvci92aWV3L2Rlc2t0b3AvbGlzdC9jcmVhdG9yTGlzdA

GHOST JUNK SICKNESS By Laura Lee

http://www.ghostjunksickness.com/about

 

Feast or Famine By Dave Swartz

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/372699670/feast-or-famine-a-new-sci-fi-comic-book-series-by

 

 

Twilight Hotel

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twilight-hotel-vol-1/twilight-hotel

 

 

 

Russell Nohelty's website

http://www.wannabepress.com/about/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/russellnohelty/pixie-dust-an-epic-fantasy-hardcover-graphic-novel?ref=discovery

 

27
Sep

Movie Review: IT (2017) Chapter 1

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The Nerds head down to the sewers in search of Pennywise and his deadlights this week. We are all floating after watching this great adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel IT. What did you all think of IT? Let us know in the comments and we will give you a shout out on next week episode. (If you leave us a comment on iTUnes, we can not awlays see those. Screenshot and tag us on twitter @nerdsftc)

 

A big thank you to Jake Lionhart for our theme song. If you have not yet checked out his podcast, The Salt Report, then you definetly should. The podcast where the internet's saltiest nerds get together and talk and dish out all their salt regarding video games, cosplay, and other nerd related topics.

 

Let us know your thoughts on Stranger Things, as we get ready to discuss season 1, right before season 2 starts. We will see you next time, and dont forget... It's your turn to be afraid.

11
Apr

ATROCIOUS - Is the title foreshadowing, or is this film worth the watch?

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Atrocious
See below to find the podcast episode where we review this film. 
 
Release: March 24, 2017
 
(Horror/Mystery/Thriller)
 
Written/Directed by Fernando Barreda Luna
 
Cast includes Cristian Valencia as Cristian, Clara Moraleda as July, Chus Pereiro as Debora and Sergi Martin as Jose.
 
Atrocious is a Spanish found-footage film that was originally released in 2010, with a US release in 2011. The film is in Spanish, and is subtitled in English. It is currently available on the Shudder streaming service. 
 
The essence of the film is a story that centers around two teenagers, a brother and sister (Cristian and July), who decide to check out the story behind a local urban legend that occurred near their old family vacation home. Cristian and July decide they will make a film a little girl in a red dress who is said to have disappeared in the labyrinth without a trace many years ago, and subsequently, haunts the property. 
 
 
As the movie unfolds, the filming alternates between daytime
footage of the siblings “investigating” the labyrinth on the property and nighttime footage, shot with a night-vision camera. Every episode of filming makes sense, because they are indeed making their own movie.
 
What is surprising is how the film can make suspense and dread form in the viewer’s mind by what is unseen, and the anticipation of a jump-scare is better in this case than the actual scares. If you don’t like found-footage films, this film is not for you. However, if you don’t mind hand-held cameras telling an authentic story, with a twist here and there and subtitles (if you don’t speak Spanish), you may enjoy Atrocious.
 
There are some moments that you may find interesting in this film, including shots the siblings finding an old well and a gazebo within the labyrinth. The maze itself is overgrown, intimidating and scary, and conjures up memories of past scary maze moments from The Shining, Husk, Scarecrow and even Jeepers Creepers 2.
 
Be prepared for some unexpected moments that are sad, as well as some major sudden gore near the end of the film. Honestly, most of the movie is dialogue and build-up.
 
All in all, Nerds from the Crypt had mixed reviews and scored this as a mediocre film. @Perezpective rated the film 5.5 out of 10, @SickmindNick rated it a 2.0, and @TVGal87 gives the film a 6.5, for an average of almost 4.7 from the Nerds from the Crypt. (Atrocious has a 5.1 on IMDB, and is 56% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes).
 
Films made in the found-footage format can be polarizing, and tend to be rated lower in general. One would think if you don’t like the genre, you may want to skip it, but there are good points to consider if you do like the found-footage style. Check it out if you like a slow build, suspense and unexpected twists.
 
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The girl in the red dress = a red herring. As a viewer, you’ll spend most of the film waiting for the ghost of the girl to appear, only to find out the legend itself is not true. As the family dog and then the family are killed off one by one, the true horror of what is going on is revealed.
 
It turns out the mom in this film, Debora (played by Chus Pereiro), has multiple personality disorder due to something dark that happened in her childhood. One of her personalities is extremely violent and murderous. Cristian learns this truth by watching an old video near the end of the film. Just as Debora is about to kill Cristian with an ax, he sees a doctor on the tape describing his mom’s dark-sided persona, “Elvira.” This murderous personality had previously killed one of her children as an infant, and post-partum psychosis and children seem to make her condition worse.  This twist makes the movie very original and worth a watch.
 
Nerds from the Crypt rating: Almost 4.7 out of 10
2
Apr

Movie Review: ATROCIOUS (2010-Spain)

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Welcome back to the crypt. In this episode the nerds head to Spain and dig up a found footage film about siblings who decide to investigate an urban legend near their family's vacation home.

 

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14
Mar

Netflix Series Review: Santa Clarita Diet

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Welcome kiddies.... This week the nerds try a new diet, the Santa Clarita Diet. This Netflix Original series stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant and premiered on February 3, 2017.

 

Plot Summary from IMDB: Sheila and Joel, a married couple, are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.

 

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1
Mar

Movie Review: Frailty (2001)

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Originally published on Oct 16, 2016 This is a re-upload of an older episode. other older episodes will go up as i can get them re-edited.

Welcome Boils and Ghouls to our first podcast after a short break (3rd ep. overall). Tonight, we review 2001's "Frailty " directed and staring Bill Paxton, and co-starring Matthew McConaughey. We also talk about other horror movies we love and will be seeing this year.

 

Synopsis: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."

 

 

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25
Feb

Comic Review: Monsters & Other Scary Shit w/ Guest Russell Nohelty

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In this episode we interview Russell Nohelty from Wannabe Press and talk about the upcoming Monster Anthology: Monsters & Other Scary Shit.

*Update: this antholgy hit its goal, and is currently on sale. Order it at

http://www.wannabepress.com/shop/monsters-and-other-scary-shit 

Tell Russell you heard about it here.*

 

For more information on Wannabe Press or The Business of Art podcast, use the following links:

www.wannabepress.com

www.thebusinessofart.us

A big Thank you to Jake Lionhart for providng the intro music. 

 

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23
Feb

Movie Review: The Witch (2015)

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Tonight, we go back in time to review The Witch (2015) staring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson & Katie Dickie. 

 

Synopsis: A farmer is cast out of his colonial plantation and forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches.

 

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21
Feb

Movie Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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Welcome Horror Fans! Today the Nerds get together to dissect The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) staring: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond

 

Synopsis: A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

 

 

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