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The New York Ripper is the hardest, roughest, bloodiest and sleaziest of Lucio Fulci's films. That's saying a lot. It has a lot to live up to, with the horrors that had come before. If you backed off of the gore and roughness of the film, you'd be left with a somewhat decent detective film.… Continue reading FULCI WEEK: The New York Ripper (1982)
Watch your eyeballs, because Monday it's time to celebrate Lucio Fulci! Sure, everyone knows Zombi and House by the Cemetary. But we're gonna get into some, well, deep cuts. New York Ripper: Fulci's roughest, most brutal film. This one reduced the London censor board for years and haunts them to this very day. You'll never see Donald… Continue reading FULCI WEEK STARTS MONDAY!
There was a time when comic books were not celebrated. When only the disenfranchised cared or knew about them instead of the mainstream. And in those ancient times -- let's call them 1992 -- no news was bigger than when Marvel's biggest creators left en masse to form Image Comics. At the time, these artists… Continue reading FORGOTTEN HEROES: Spawn (1997)
Captain Invincible helped win World War 2 but couldn't survive the McCarthy hearings. Angry that his country turned its back on him, he moved to Australia and became a drunk. Thirty years later, Mr. Midnight, his greatest villain, comes back and steals the hypno ray. The U.S. government now needs the Captain back. But is… Continue reading FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
In the world of Turkish cinema, Spider-Man leads a gang of counterfeiter who use murders people with outboar dmotors, axes and man-eating guinea pigs. Santo is a secret agent who rarely wears his mask and puts things directly into his pants, pockets by damned. And Captain America doesn't have a shield, smokes and brings his… Continue reading FORGOTTEN HEROES: 3 Giant Men (1973)
In 1982, you could not read a comic book without seeing the ad for Megaforce. It's the first hype I can truly remember, save for the similar ad strategy for 1977's Orca. As a ten-year-old chubby geek, I needed to know all about Ace Hunter and his crew of super soldiers. I wondered, "As a small child… Continue reading FORGOTTEN HEROES: Megaforce (1982)
As a kid, I was obsessed with superheroes. And in the late 1970's, there was an abundance of them on the small screen after 1978's Superman. Captain America, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Wonder Woman and Dr. Strange all got their own TV movies or shows. And then there's all of the non-comic book heroes, like Gemini Man,… Continue reading FORGOTTEN HEROES: Doc Savage (1975)
We're always excited when a new Drive-In Asylum comes out! The new issue -- due in December -- is all about The Incredible Melting Man. Sam contributed an article about how this movie scarred his childhood (building on his podcast revelation that he lived in terror of some movie trailers), as well as a painting!
As a kid, I could care less about Superman and Batman. I wanted to know about the superheroes people forgot. Ones I learned about in Don Thompson's The Comic Book Book -- characters like Airboy, Plastic Man, the Heap and more. The DC characters I loved didn't even live on the main Earth, but were folks… Continue reading FORGOTTEN HEROES starts Monday!