Like many of you, I am a fan of the classics, and the story of Frankenstein is in the top 2 of my favorites. The folks at Dover Publications were kind enough to send me their new hardcover of Frankenstein to review for you. We are all aware of the story of Frankenstein; the horror classic that has spawned countless films, merchandise and retellings, so with this book review, I won’t be reviewing the story, I will be reviewing the artwork, but first, a bit of information on this beautiful book.
As previously mentioned, this is a hardcover book. Frankenstein boasts 240 pages of art and literary magic. As with all other hardcover books, the price is a little higher than a paperback ($40). Given the artwork and the overall size of the book, this is not a bad price at all. Now on to the review of the stunning artwork inside of the book.
Frankenstein was written originally by Mary Shelley, but this rendition is accompanied by stunning artwork by noted Disney artist Nino Carbé. If you are a fan of classic artwork, this book is perfect for you; it combines pen-and-ink, black and white images with brilliant full-color paintings. The illustrations add depth to the already phenomenal story.
The images included are not tiny pictures, they are full page (some are even two pages). I know what you’re thinking, “but they were done by a Disney artist, so they must be very cartoony, right?”, wrong. They remind me of old-time Gothic paintings, they are dark yet sophisticated. I have never seen a more perfectly illustrated version of one of my favorite stories. Take a look at some of the artwork below and see for yourself.
If you are looking to add to your collection, and you want a real statement piece, this is the book for you. If $40 seems like a lot for a book to you, use the code WABG and you will receive 25% off (code good until 7/15/16). Pick up your very own copy at doverpublications.com.
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As individuals we are concerned with everything from our looks to the perceptions that others make of use. We have basic fears, but once we make a connection or a bond with another human being, our fears and protective instincts escalate to a point that we did not know was even possible.
Be it you fall in love, become a parent or just share a strong connection with a friend, your own safety means nothing if that person is in trouble; you would do anything to protect them from any threat posed against them. In The Fourth Door, Lain feels such a strong bond with adult Collin that she falls in love with him almost instantly, and once thrown into limbo, she encounters young Collin and that bond that she shared with him carries over. Lain is willing to throw her own safety out the window to ensure that no harm comes to Collin.
We become whole once we can set aside our own wants and fears for another person. Our lives become more fulfilled and we feel more important when we know that someone else needs us the way that we need them.
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Fear is a paralyzing thing; as children, we fear the small things like spiders, the dark and math class, but as adults, our fears grow to a grander scale. We are afraid of things like death, rejection and most of all, losing someone we love, but sometimes we must overcome our fears no matter how great they are to ensure the safety of those we hold closest to our hearts. In The Fourth Door, that is just what Lain must do.
Memories of a past trauma can make overcoming fears nearly impossible, but once you learn to separate the memories from the reality making decisions becomes a whole lot easier and suddenly the fears that once haunted you aren’t so bad. In The Fourth Door, Lain must overcome her fear of losing a loved one and letting go of the control to rescue the one she loves – Collin – from the king of Limbo, Raef. She must first learn to separate the memories that Collin has projected from the reality that surrounds her to make her mission possible.
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Tim Burton, the man behind such films as A Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow has released a book through Steeles Publishing of his napkin doodles. Things You Think About in a Bar is made up of 140 pages of dark, genius artwork. It is a mini companion to the award winning book The Art of Tim Burton. I was sent a copy of the book to feature and review; here are my honest thoughts on the book.
The overall appearance of the book is phenomenal. It is small and sleek giving it the perfect look for an art book. The cover is a black cloth material that has been stamped with a shiny, silver foil. The binding of the book is great, the pages do not tug too much while you are flipping through and it is not overly delicate. The addition of a silky, purple attached book mark adds a touch elegance and a bit more Burton flare.
The pages inside are durable and matte. The matte look of the pages adds to the beauty of the artwork on them, there is no gloss to enhance or take away from them.
The artwork is phenomenal. It is pretty cool to get a glimpse at what such a creative mind thinks about on the road including pieces from already beloved Burton films to potential future classics. Take a look at a few pictures below to get an idea of just how great this book is (they do not to it justice, you have to see the physical book to get just how great it is).
If you are a fan of Tim Burton, this book would be the perfect addition to your collection or if you know a Burton fan, Things You Think About in a Bar would make the perfect gift. If you would like to purchase this incredible book, it is available for $19.99 (which is a steal for an art book of any kind) at SteelesPublishing.com.
There seems to be an app out there for just about everything, but the horror community has been forgotten- that is until now. Welcome Horror Amino, the new app catered to the horror community. Horror Amino allows you to build a community and participate in discussions, polls and other activities with other horror fans.
Why is Horror Amino so awesome?
- It is 100% FREE to use. The great people at Amino Apps believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with ridiculous fees to discuss your favorite topics.
- It is available for both iOS and Android. You can get Horror Amino on ANY Apple or Android device, so you will never miss a poll or news.
- All horror all the time. There is no having to deal with unrelated posts; everything is horror related or it and the person that posted it is removed (never to bother you again).
- It’s like Facebook/Twitter for horror fans. You can follow people and establish your own little community and you can chat one on one or in a group privately as well as post comments to one another.
- A great platform for promotion. Working on a new project? You can download Horror Amino and put the word out to tons of other horror fans.
Where Can I Get Horror Amino?
Simply click on one of the images below and start connecting with the horror community.
I hope to see you all on Horror Amino!
Attention Indie Horror filmmakers, Horror Block has teamed up with Rue Morgue to bring you The Horror Block Film Festival. They are offering some pretty great prizes and have even more surprises planned which will be announced through the month. There are $20,000 dollars in cash prizes up for grabs, 1st place gets $10,000, 2nd place $5,000 and 3rd place $2,500. I know, that doesn’t add up to 20,000, there will be other cash prizes like $1,500 for best effects and $1,000 for best scream.
How do you enter? What are the rules? How much does it cost to enter? Well boils and ghouls the rules are quite short and simple to follow.
- Must have an active subscription to Horror Block. Don’t have a subscription? Pick one up at HorrorBlock.com.
- No submission fee. All you pay for is your box of horrifying goodies.
- You’re film MUST be under 10 minuets long.
- Submissions close March 16, 2015
- Upload your submission here >>> horrorblock.com/r/filmfest <<<
When sharing any information about The Horror Block Film Festival or if you have already entered, asking for votes, use the official hashtag, #HBFilmFest.
Best of luck to all that enter!
Without indie horror, the horror genre would not only be down the toilet, but probably passed the whole way through the sewers right not. With the “Hollywood remake craze” being all that we hear about and all that is getting recognition, indie horror needs as much help as it can get. There is a new campaign being launched through Kickstarter for a new film called “The Mangled” from Lawrence W. Nelson II.
“The Mangled” has already met their goal, but with 24 days left to help fund the film, why not spread the word and continue to help out? Not only does the concept of the film sound incredible, but the cast is one of serious icon power. With names like Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman and Jacqui Holland on board, “The Mangled” is sure to be an amazing film.
Tells the bloody tale of a family celebrating a 25th anniversary on a rainy night in Southern, Texas. When four twenty-somethings come pounding on their door desperate for help. And one of them serious injured. But as the night goes on, we find out the Bates have secrets of their own.
If “The Mangled” sounds like a film you would like to see, feel free to donate and spread the word. Every penny and every bit of promotion counts.
To learn more about “The Mangled” and how to help out, CLICK HERE
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“The Mangled” pitch video
Jacqui Holland Kickstarter video
For those that have not figured it out yet, I am an advocate for indie horror and indie writers, so when I get asked to help promote a Kickstarter campaign to help out, I do. This campaign is for a new book called ‘Black Labyrinth Book II‘ by Joe R. Lansdale. Below you will find all the information you need about Mr. Lansdale’s new book and I hope you too will want to back this campaign.
This is where the boundaries between the innerverse and the outerverse recede
Dark Regions Press has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to support the creation of Black Labyrinth Book II: Joe R. Lansdale illustrated by Santiago Caruso. The campaign is currently live and can be viewed here:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismorey/black-labyrinth-book-ii-joe-r-lansdale
Black Labyrinth is an imprint of ten psychological horror novels and novellas from the living masters of horror and dark fiction all illustrated by surrealist artist Santiago Caruso. The first book in the imprint, The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli has been met with wide critical acclaim and the hardcovers are considered some of the finest that Dark Regions Press has produced:
The new Kickstarter campaign will fully fund a new novella of psychological horror from Joe R. Lansdale, award-winning author of Edge of Dark Water, the Hap and Leonard series, Bubba Ho-Tep, The Thicket, Incident On and Off a Mountain Road and many other novels, novellas, short stories, comic books and screenplays. The campaign will also bring five original pieces of artwork from renowned surrealist artist Santiago Caruso to accompany the novella, including four B&W interior illustrations.
Dark Regions Press wants everyone who contributes to read the new novella. Any reward level in the Black Labyrinth Book II: Joe R. Lansdale Kickstarter campaign will get you a copy of the book. All editions are offered at planned retail price with free U.S. shipping included and discounted international shipping offered along with Kickstarter exclusive bonuses. Contributors will be regularly updated during the production of the book and many will be immortalized in the book itself.
Join the effort and help make Black Labyrinth Book II a reality:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismorey/black-labyrinth-book-ii-joe-r-lansdale
Owner and Publisher – Dark Regions Press, LLC
Creator and Editor – Black Labyrinth
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