Movie Man Contributing
Writer- Eric Brooks- takes a look
at the 2015 Lexington Comic and
Four years ago a new convention sprung up in Lexington that provided
a venue for geeks in Kentucky and beyond to fly their flags proudly.
That convention attracted about 4,000 people in its first year and
last year topped 19,000. Clearly it has found fertile ground in
Lexington in which to plant the geek flag. This year, the Lexington
Comic and Toy Convention returned March 13-15 and was looking to be
bigger and better than ever.
It's been a great year for horror in the gaming world. Between
Outlast, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Evil Within, and P.T,
masochistic gamers everywhere are discovering just how wonderfully
sadistic game developers can be. However, between all the gore,
suspense, mystery, and pants-shitting, there is only one game this
year that's delivers shivers of sheer terror, and nerdy ecstasy.
That game, is Alien Isolation...
Halloween is coming
up. Samhain, the time when the barriers between our world and the
world of the dead are the thinnest. In other words, it’s my favorite
time of year! I love this season with all of its strange traditions
and interesting customs. It’s also a great time to watch scary
movies! Whether they are Universal horror classics like “Dracula”,
Hammer horror like “The Curse of the Wolfman” or something more
modern like “Trick’r Treat”, it’s hard to go wrong with a good scary
movie for the scariest of seasons.
With horror films in
mind, B-Movie Man accepted a challenge from the folks at
They asked me what I thought should go in a crate designed to help
you survive a horror film? A simple question, but one that leads to
another, more important question. What horror film would you need to
In September 2007 a new phenomenon
occurred in the Bluegrass, one that
has since become a fall staple enjoyed by thousands. In that year
paranormal expert Patti Starr and horror enthusiast Jeff Waldridge
brought forth the Scarefest horror and paranormal convention. By
fusing the two Waldridge and Starr created a unique show with broad
appeal. Over the seven years it has been held, the show has grown
and improved and become one of the largest of its kind going.
The announcement of the start of production for the newest “Star
Wars” film - Episode VII: “The Return of the Milkable Disney Cash
Cow - has filled me with mixed emotions. I grew up with the original
Star Wars trilogy. I remember my mom taking me to see the first film
at a small movie theater in Frankfort, Kentucky when I was just
seven. I’d been particularly good and she said that we could stay
and watch it twice if I enjoyed it. Needless to say my younger self
didn’t just enjoy it, I was beside myself with glee from it and
looking back I appreciate her staying to see it again at the very
next show, even more now than I did then.
2013, Sony released a new game exclusively for the PS3 system. On
the surface “The Last of Us” was a
fairly standard “post-apocalypse-infected-humans-mission based
shooter” like many before it. However, the game stood out, not so
much because of its graphics, which were extremely good, or for the
game play itself, which was challenging and enjoyable, but again
similar to other entries in the genre. What made “The Last of Us” a
truly unique and outstanding gaming experience was the story. Now
the folks at Naughty Dog Games who made the original have released a
supplemental downloadable game addition called “The Last of Us: Left
Actress Jessica Cameron has been busy both in front of and behind
the camera as she tries on the director's hat for her new film
"Truth or Dare"
B-Movie Man catches up with her just in time for the holidays to
find out more about her new movie, her thoughts on the film industry
and why she believes it may be easier for women to direct low-budget
horror films.... Read more....
The apocalypse makes for some good gaming.
Alien invasion, zombie outbreaks, what have you - they create the
perfect environment for a lone protagonist, or band of protagonists
in some cases, struggling to cross a ruined landscape to reach some
goal to survive, and maybe even defeating the menace that destroyed
the land. Naughty Dog Games, in conjunction with Sony, have taken
that genre one step further with their recently released
watched a lot of bad movies; anyone who knows me knows that’s a
fact. However, I’m a firm believer that no one sets out to make a
bad movie. The director isn’t shouting “You’re trying too hard, act
more wooden!” and the writer wasn’t trying to make dialogue that
sounds like it came from the inside of a bubblegum wrapper. But it
still happens. Films like “Werewolf”, “The Final Sacrifice” and
“Manos: The Hands of Fate” didn’t just form from the nebulous social
subconscious. Someone wrote them, directed them and actors… or at
least people who appear on camera, showed up and said their lines.
So bad films happen and there are many who say that “Troll 2” tops
Man is starting a new feature series!
Contributing writer and Alt Model Adorable Alli talks about Cosplay costumes and
how to make them! Check out the first in her series. In this column Alli talks
wigs, where to get them and how to make them look the way you want without
selling the farm to do it!
Some of the biggest names in
Hollywood including, Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Peter
Jackson, and many more will all tell you who inspired them when
they went to the movies: Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen was a
pioneer in the field of special effects, lending his magical
touch to films like: "Mighty Joe Young", "20 Million Miles to
Earth", "The Valley of Gwangi" and the original "Clash of The
Now a new documentary by
writer/director Gilles Penso takes a look at the story of Ray
Harryhausen. Spanning his career and talking to the filmmaker's
he's inspired. "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan" takes a
wonderful look at the life and work of one of the true legendary
artists of the silver screen.