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Titan’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Day 4 – Tom Mandrake’s Process for Creating The Mummy #5 Cover

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It’s time for another entry in our “Nightmare Before Christmas” feature, which we’re presenting in conjunction with Titan Comics, and today we have a doozy for you!  Artist Tom Mandrake shares his process for creating the cover for The Mummy #5, which is the final issue in the series that hails from Titan and Hammer.

Mandrake tells us, “My inspiration for this cover comes from a couple sources. First, this may be stating the painfully obvious, but I am a huge Hammer movie fan! Hammer’s Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb is a primary source of inspiration for this cover. I first saw the film in the early ’70s, and this is my homage to Valerie Leon as Queen Tera in her sarcophagus [pictured below].”

“I’ve played with the idea of the ‘peek in the sarcophagus’ before,” he continues, “and my cover for Martian Manhunter #25 was in my mind as well. Aside from these reference points the cover needed its own character and horror. I thought perhaps it was not enough that she was about to be trapped forever in her tomb; she should share it eternally with these decaying, nightmare lovers as well!”

The Mummy is written by Peter Milligan with art by Ronilson Freire. Check out Tom’s artwork below, and be sure to check back over the weekend for another “Nightmare Before Christmas” installment before we wrap things up early next week.

The Mummy Series Synopsis:
For 2,000 years the members of the Sect of Anubis have prolonged their life spans through human sacrifice and the enslavement of an Egyptian High Priestess cursed to walk the afterlife for all eternity. On one night every 30 years the Sect must offer up a human vessel to house the spirit of Nebetah so that they can kill her and drink her blood, thus granting them immortality. But this year they have chosen the wrong vessel, and she’s not going willingly…

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Ash Vs Evil Dead Seasons 1 and 2 Are Now Streaming on Netflix

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The last word we brought you guys on the upcoming third season of Starz’s “Ash vs Evil Dead” starring Bruce Campbell was when we shared the show’s all-new teaser trailer (below).

Today we have awesome news that the first two seasons are now streaming on Netflix!

So if you’ve been putting off watching the series (for some reason) or have been waiting until the day where you could just binge-watch the series in one grand swoop, then today is your day. There isn’t a better time than now. Just make sure you’re caught up come February.

Hell, yeah.

Are you excited to watch (or rewatch) the first two seasons of “Ash vs Evil Dead” on Netflix? Let us know below!

“Ash vs Evil Dead” stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3’s new showrunners are Mark Verheiden and Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season 3 hits STARZ Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Synopsis:

Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Animated Series Trollhunters 2 Now Streaming on Netflix

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Netflix’s “Trollhunters” isn’t a series I’ve had the chance to check out for myself. Nothing against the kid’s horror series, I just haven’t had the time.

That said I’ve heard good word-of-mouth regarding the series and being that it comes from the mind of Guillermo del Toro it can’t be a total waste of time. Especially with a cast featuring Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Anton Yelchin.

If you’re like me and haven’t given the show a go yet, then make sure to check out the following promos below and then make your mind up from there. You have to hand it to the series as it looks utterly stunning. Hope the actual content holds up. Only one way to find out!

“Trollhunters” is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. Executive producers include Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, Christina Steinberg, and Chad Hammes. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers.

Voice talent for includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,” X-Men: The Last Stand), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”), and Anton Yelchin (Fright Night).

“Trollhunters Part 2” is now streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:

When ordinary teenager Jim Lake, Jr., stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class.

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Rob Lowe Plants The Bad Seed for Lifetime

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A new version of the much beloved classic The Bad Seed will soon be sprouting up on Lifetime television as Deadline is reporting that Rob Lowe is set to direct and star in a remake of the 1956 Oscar-nominated thriller.

This latest reimagining is penned by Barbara Marshall (Wish Upon) based on a best-selling novel by William March that was adapted as a long-running Broadway play. Lowe will star as a father who seems to have everything under control. But when a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter, Emma’s, school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved girl. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behavior is just a façade and whether she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he’s faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma but ultimately must stop her from striking again.

Lowe, The Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper (“Bates Motel,” “Roots”), and Elizabeth Stephen executive produce. Preliminary casting is under way with production eyeing an early 2018 start.

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