Nerds From The Crypt

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The Nerds go Behind the Mask

May 9th, 2020

Eric Hawkins joins us this week to talk about his project, The Zombieful WOrld of Oz, and to review Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Eric Hawkins has been drawing comics since he was a kid and released issue #1 of The Zombieful World of Oz in November of 2019.

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The Zombieful World of Oz #2: No Rest for the Wicked

Its been ten years after Dorthy's fantastic adventure to the world of OZ. She's 24 years old and is being released from a mental hospital. The years following the cyclone, people could not comprehend her tales of adventures and wonder in the Land of Oz. ears of therapy and rehabilitation followed. Now she is being released and her will and new resolve are going to be tested like never before.

In the years after Dorothy’s arrival in Oz, a mysterious plague has swept the land. The Winkie Country was the first to fall. The Great Winkie Army is now under the control of Nikko the Great Winged Ape. Along with his army of flying primates, Nikko has been using the Winkies to infect and take control of The Land of Oz.

Dorothy, The Cowardly Lion, The Tin Woodman, and The Scarecrow return to OZ after an encounter with The Zombie Winkies in Kansas. They find the Emerald City has been taken over and the Ozma is missing.

You can keep up and back the project over on Kickstarter


Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Behind the Mask is a 2006 American Mockumentary black comedy slasher film directed by Scott Glosserman. Nathan Baesel stars as the titular Leslie Vernon. The movie is an homage to classic slasher films. Robert Englund, Zelda Rubenstein, and Kane Hodder cameo in the film.

Initially released at the 2006 South by Southwest film festival, it received a limited release on March 16, 2017. It has received mostly favorable reviews, currently sitting at 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.