"Crow" Creator Approves The Reboot

“The Crow” creator James O’Barr has given an in-depth interview with Korsgaards Commentary where the topic of the upcoming cinematic reboot of the property came up. O’Barr is a consultant on the project which is aiming to be more loyal to the comics than other recent screen interpretations:

“[W]e’re not remaking the movie. We’re readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ and there’s a Francis Ford Coppola ‘Dracula’. They use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films.

This one’s going to be closer to ‘Taxi Driver’ or a John Woo film, and I think there’s room for both of them. Part of the appeal of ‘The Crow’ comics, after all, is that they can tell very different stories.

If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed. Hopefully, this is one area the new movie being more faithful to the comic will come into play, and Eric won’t be going by Eric Draven in the new film.

Luke Evans may play Eric, but Brandon Lee will forever be Eric Draven… [N]o one understands that fear more than me. Brandon Lee was a friend and I’d never do anything to hurt his legacy.”

O’Barr has seen Evans’ look for the film and likes it, and says the studio understands they can’t mess this up:

“I think the studio understands that if they want a ‘Crow’ ‘franchise’, they have to get it right. We’re hoping to begin production later this month, and start shooting in the spring.”

O’Barr also says he has control over the film’s soundtrack which will include some Joy Division and Cure songs, along with current neo-goth bands. F. Javier Gutierrez is helming the project.

via “Crow” Creator Approves The Reboot | News | Dark Horizons.


Earth’s Mightiest Heroes returned to the spotlight this week with the brand new teaser trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and once again obliterated records.

In just 24 hours, the first Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer racked up an astonishing 34.3 million global views, smashing the previous record by over 20 million views in the same time period. What film held the previous record? Why, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” of course. Only Tony Stark can outdo Tony Stark.

But, to be honest, we couldn’t do it without you. Marvel fans around the globe helped drive this unprecedented level of excitement and exuberance for the film, slated to hit theaters May 1, 2015. So a hearty thanks from the House of Ideas.

And because we believe that the best way to say thanks is to give you more, we’re delivering new Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” action to your TV sets, two weeks in a row! Tune in to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC to see an exclusive piece from Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Then, on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, tune into “Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!” for another taste of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”–and much more!

via The Avengers Shatter Another Record | News | Marvel.com.


As a mother of two small kids, 90% of my television experience is spread across a vast ocean of talking letters, problem solving foxes, mathematician monsters, alien artists and hundreds more creative, educational and brilliant characters designed for the stimulation of children ages 0-6 years.

That other 10%?  That’s the hallowed “mommy’s TV time” that can only take place in the middle of every afternoon, if both kids sleep at the same time.  So, between the hours of (typically) 11:30am till about 2:30-3:00pm, my phone doesn’t get answered because those are MOMMY’S hours.  Usually paired with housework of some sort, this is my one time of day to watch the shows I can’t watch with the kids.  Supernatural, Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies, Continuum, Buffy, Angel, Charmed, Fringe, just to name a few, are on, or have been on the list and in the last four years, this is pretty much the only way I get to keep up on any of the shows I actually really enjoy.

Most recently, I have been making my way through Teen Wolf, an MTV series based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name.

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Sure, everyone is beautiful … even zombies?

Want to look like the ghoul of your dreams? Here are some makeup tips from Andrea LaBartunek, past contestant in Forbidden Panel’s annual Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant.

• First, make the call: Are you a freshly turned zombie – or a more, er, world-weary flesh-hungry beast? “A newer zombie requires bloody wounds,” LaBartunek said. Use plenty of purple and black makeup to create bruising. Need faux blood? You can’t drive three blocks this time of year without seeing a Halloween storefront where you can buy a new tube of goo.

• More experienced zombie? Gotta get crusty. Use liquid latex to create gashes, LaBartunek says, and aim for a dry and dusty appearance.

• Sweat the work-a-day details. “If you were bitten at work, use work attire and drag clothing through the dirt or street to create a filthy look,” she said.

• The eyes have it. “I wear white contacts for a creepier appearance,” she said.

Forbidden Panel’s pageant is on hiatus this year as leaders resolve venue challenges. They vow to return next year.

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Official 2014 Inland Zombie Revival Guide – Press Enterprise.


Cyberpunk High Tech Low Life in the world of 2013

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Neuromancer by William Gibson. This book takes place in a dystopian near future and was, for many, the defining piece of a new and exciting genre, Cyberpunk. Of course Philip K. Dick had already been doing the dystopian thing since the 50’s, and Blade Runner came out in ’82 based on ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ written in the 60’s. But it wasn’t until the 80’s that the phenomenon took off and was given a name. Of course, it wasn’t long after then that role playing games would come calling on this world of high tech low lifes. Continue reading


Fans still clamor for a sequel to the 2012 action movie starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby

Judge Dredd fans have spent two years clamoring for a sequel to the epic 2012 action movie “Dredd” to no avail. But executive producer Adi Shankar has taken cinematic justice into his own hands, TheWrap has learned.

Shankar has spent the last two years creating a top-secret “Dredd” miniseries centering on the Dark Judges to thank the loyal fans who passionately supported the feature.

Shankar told The Wrap that the project will be released online later this month — and the best part — it will be free. Continue reading


Come see Forbidden Panel October 10th,11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th out at the Crossroads Haunted Village in Corona. We will have a booth set up with t-shirts, comics and many surprise guests.  If you are interested in becoming part of the Zombie Kill Squad, this will be your chance to sign up and meet some of our members.  Check out our Facebook Event page for more info!

We’ll be open 7:00pm – Midnight.  See you there!Haunted Village


Forbidden Panel participated in the Yucaipa Autumnfest on  September 26th and 27th.  We set up our booth to share comics and the  Zombie Kill Squad with the community.  There were a number of zombies on hand to participate in the 1st annual Zombie walk. ZKS members led the undead group through the streets keeping patrons safe and entertained. Thank you to everyone the participated making this event a success.  Look for us at future community events and conventions.



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