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Friday, August 10, 2007
Jupiter Love, Spider Baby, Crimes of the Future
The Devil Dared Me To, & Zero Population Growth
One only has to peek into the future of Isotope events to get an idea how much my staff and I appreciate the low-rent trashy b-movie flicks that bring out the freaks and fill the screens with horror, sci-fi, and experimental oddities at midnight movie festivals. So you can imagine how much we're looking forward to Dead Channels - the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film starting this weekend.
Dystopian future worlds, Albert Einstein's lost journal, hypnotic seductive powers in a drug-infested underworld, flesh-munching undead, New Zealand's greatest living stuntman, supernatural terrors on the loose, strange hallucinations and bodily manipulations, hormone-charged teenagers, an extralegal Gaijin Attack Team, men-in-rubber-suit monster mayhem, high-octane races through classic American car culture, mad dermatologists unleashing cosmetic-spread epidemics that kill every post-pubertal women. the US premiere of notoriously hated director Uwe Boll's latest stinker, and the classic television movie that scared the living Hell out of an entire generation of impressionable latch-key kids... there's something for everybody in this mix of classics and fresh flicks!
G'wan and check out the movie trailers, show times, celebrity special guests, and other high-weirdness hitting silver screens citywide. You know you want to! I'll be at several of these screenings myself (Z.P.G. is a must-see) and so should you.
Dead Channels Film Fest
Labels: cartoons, culture, movies, San Francisco, zombies
Friday, March 16, 2007
There's No Replacement for Displacement
This Pony Has Horses Under the Hood
In 2003 Image Comics launched The Walking Dead, a fantastic black and white comic featuring lots and lots of zombies. The series was a runaway hit, catapulting author Robert Kirkman into comics stardom and kicking off a seemingly endless wave of other comics featuring shambling brain-hungry deadies. And in the following years so many zombie books have appeared on the market they've had to fight for more than just shelf space.
We can hear you out there asking "What does all this have to do with muscle cars?"
The recent announcement of three great looking new series that pay homage to high speed automobiles and the glorious pre-1973-oil-embargo rides of yesteryear (Black Diamond, Gearhead, & High Speed Angel) has prompted an interesting discussion over on the ComicGeekSpeak forums... could muscle cars be the next big thing in comics?
As we took a moment to ponder this question, thoughts of Isotope proprietor James Sime's beloved only car he's ever owned (his always beautiful-but-not-always-running '65 Mustang) and the only other car he's ever coveted (a 1970 Dodge SuperBee) danced in our heads.
Will summer 2007 kick off years of high-octane V8 comics filled with gas-guzzling vintage automobiles? Are muscle cars the new zombies?
Oh good lord do we hope so!
Labels: comics, muscle cars, zombies