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13 Horror Comics and Graphic Novels You Need to be Reading in 2016

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Last year I put together a piece titled, 13 Horror Comics and Graphic Novels You Need to be Reading in 2015. The loyal DCers crawled from the woodwork to pick up some recommendations and offer some insight into a few books that probably should have been included in the original lineup.

I’ve taken some time, and I’ve listened to the voice of DC. Of course that means I’ve done some research, tracked down some stellar books, and, as you may have expected, crafted a new list with a handful of titles that certainly deserve a shine.

If you want to know what you should be reading in 2016 (note that a few of these books actually debuted prior to the year’s arrival), take a gander at 13 insanely slick titles that didn’t find a home on my first breakdown of this nature!

Joe Golem: Occult Detective: I can’t even begin to express my love for this book. A throwback tale equipped with gorgeous vintage cityscapes, hideous monsters and one bad-ass private investigator (who specializes in the “unnatural”) by the name of Joe Golem, it’s practically impossible to put the book down. And every single issue offers some really, really wild sequences, anchored by both action and horror. Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden are responsible for the story (huge respect to these two, as they’ve got something truly special on their hands) while Patric Reynolds gives us a hint of classic illustration style. It’s a genius book and a certified home run for Dark Horse Comics!

Joe Golem

Ghosted: There’s something very special about this book. It’s all about a masterful criminal who finds himself busted out of the clink and hired to, get this: capture a ghost! Sounds insane, right? It is, but it’s insane in the best way possible. There’s a very minor hint of 13 Ghosts in the tale, but it’s unique, and the characters are great. Joshua Williamson (who pops up more than once on this list) handles the story while Goran Sudzuka takes care of beautiful business with the pencils. The book has an interesting blend of crime noir (particularly those aesthetics) and modern day ghost-busting.

Ghosted

Nailbiter: A story about small town shenanigans and 16 serial killers. What more need be said? The truth is, after reading the first volume of this book, I was a little disappointed: very few of the conflicts and mysteries had been solved. But as I’ve continued reading, my mind has been changed for the better. This is an engrossing tale, extremely well thought-out by the talented Joshua Williamson and brilliantly illustrated by Mike Henderson. The series is 20 issues deep, so you’ve got plenty of time to catch up on a wild spin on the slasher tale.

Nailbiter


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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”

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Bring. It. On.

It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”

Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film

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The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!

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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success

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If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd, with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9th and March 16th. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.

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