Star Wars: Rogue One Poster by Martin Ansin

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in a galaxy far, far away, you will be aware that a little movie called Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming out in theaters. In honor of this event, I will be posting a lot more artistic tributes to this classic sci-fi franchise, starting with this stupendous Rogue One alternative movie poster by Martin Ansin. Enjoy.

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Storm: An Indie Star Wars Story

As the Star Wars franchise slowly takes over the entire universe, Funny or Die submits a different kind of story for our consideration. Dare I say it? This “official” trailer for an inter-species indie drama boldly goes where no sci-fi movie has gone before. Enjoy.

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Avengers – Salvation Mashup by Voordeel

It certainly looks like the Avengers (and the entire Marvel cinematic universe) are going to get their asses handed to them in the upcoming Infinity War extravaganza. We know (?) that our heroes will ultimately prevail, but at what cost? According to this latest musical mashup by Voordeel, the stakes are quite high indeed.

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The Rocketeer & Betty High Flying Mondo Statue

I love, love, love Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer. This glorious comic, featuring the adventures of Cliff Secord against those dreaded Nazis, harkens back to serialized pulp stories of the ’50s (much like Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones franchise). Now, I’m not so old that these bring back fond memories of my youth. I simply adore the storytelling genre where heroic men and women find themselves in fantastically dire predicaments and we have to wait until the next issue or episode to find out how they get away and defeat the over-the-top villain of the day. To me, The Rocketeer encapsulates this storytelling trope perfectly. And this beautiful Mondo statue of the high-flying pilot and his girl Betty perfectly distill the essence of this classic comic book. One more thing to add to my already overflowing wish list.

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Tommy Wiseau’s Star Wars Redux

Now that the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is all the rage due to the release of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, we’re going to see a lot more of this truly horrific actor, starting with his revised edition of the Star Wars films (kidding!)

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Xmas 2017 – Best Gifts For Horror Lovers

I’ve never been a huge fan of the horror genre (meaning I didn’t give it a real try) until I started listening to two wonderful podcasts (shout-out to F This Movie! and Corpse Club). Now, I can safely say I’m a horror hound. So, if you know anyone who’s ambivalent about things that go bump in the night, may I recommend one of these macabre gifts to push him or her beyond the gates of hell. And a very merry (and spooky) Christmas to you all!

Shudder: This online movie streaming service provides a rich variety of horror genres (yes Virginia, there are more than one kind of horror movies).

Afterlife with Archie and Sabrina: any fan of the Riverdale Netflix series should definitely get their hands on these two titles. But be warned, these are not your childhood’s Archie comics.

From Hell is a classic, well-researched theoretical retelling of the Jack the Ripper story by master storyteller Alan Moore. Need I say more to get you to read this?

Locke & Key is an engrossing and beautifully illustrated fantastical horror story about a family’s battle with a truly evil being. I strongly urge you to unlock this series.

Through the Woods is a horror story anthology by the inimitable Emily Carroll. If you’ve yet to discover this truly talented author, I envy you. But be warned. Her tales will take you to some very disturbing places. Showers are recommended after reading. Enjoy.

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