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RIP: Gene Colan September 1, 1926 – June 23, 2011

Gene Colan was probably not the greatest silver age artist and in fact I didn’t care for some of his work. What Gene Colan did well was Dracula, his historic run on Marvels Tomb of Dracula is without a doubt the single best depiction of Dracula in comics to date. While not great horror, Tomb of Dracula integrated the character into the Marvel Universe pretty well, most of the stories were interesting and well done. I am certain Gene Colan will be missed by family, friends and fans alike.

Review: Shadow of the Vampire

I really wanted to like this movie. It had a very novel approach to the vampire story. Shadow of the Vampire is a fictionalized account of the making of the 1922 film Nosferatu. In this movie, the leading actor, Max Schreck actually is a vampire the director hired to pretend he is an actor hired to play the vampire Count Orlok. Sadly, the movie is way too slow moving, this became apparent in the opening credits and continued throughout the movie. The acting is wooden, the cinematography is murky, the script is broken and uneven. The best part of the movie is when we get to see Catherine McCormacks tits when she is writhing on the bed after having taken some unnamed narcotic and unfortunately we have to wait through most of the movie for that. If you have this on your Netflix list, remove it, the movie is really not worth seeing. Instead get the 1979 remake of Nosferatu with Klaus Kinski, it is a well made, intelligent movie well worth seeing.

Harry Potter Episode 7

Tonight we are going to the midnight showing of the new Harry Potter movie. I am not sure exactly why, but apparently if we don’t go tonight, we will not get another opportunity for several weeks. Needless to say, after dinner I am taking a nap, otherwise I will not make it through this two and a half hour monstrosity. Over the last several weeks we have been re-watching the previous movies in preparation for this. Tomorrow I will write a review.

Season of Halloween

When I was a kid, October was my favorite time of year. First because it meant my birthday was not far off, but second because of Halloween. When I was young I loved the idea of vampires, werewolves, ghosts and monsters of all sorts. I owned all sorts of latex masks and had a mini museum of movie horror in my bedroom. It was also a great time for comic books, October was the time of year the Phantom Stranger and Deadman would guest star in all sorts books across the DC line and they would usually get a Halloween special as well. Even into my early adulthood, Halloween was the time all the best parties were thrown and all the clubs had dress up nights.

Like many things, adulthood seems to take this stuff away and replace it with the mundane. I have always tried to stay a kid at heart, I still read comics and I hope I never live to see the day I can’t laugh out loud to a bugs bunny cartoon. Even so, I cannot remember the last Halloween party I went to or the last time I dressed up in a costume. This year I am vowing to dress up this year on Halloween, I will put on my Green Lantern T-shirt and matching ring. I will proclaim myself the Green Lantern of Space Sector 3600, the last sector, known as the “SLACKER SECTOR”.