Vampires in Fiction and Folklore

Vampires are beings from folklore who survive by feeding on the life essence of the living, usually blood.  Vampires can be categorized by four main categories: demonic, undead, bestial, and living. There are many types of vampires or vampire-like creatures found in fiction, not all of them originating in folklore or mythology. This post will focus on different examples including those in literature, film, television, comics, animation, and video games. — List of Vampire Powers and Abilities in Fiction — In Film: Top 25 Favorite Vampires in Film Another Top 25 Favorite…

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Kevin Bacon is Robert Englund’s Choice as New Freddy Krueger

With the massive success of 2017’s It, horror movies have definitely got to step their game up.  Having said that, wouldn’t it be awesome to see a great franchise such as the Elm Street franchise made in the same format.  A Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund has expressed interest in seeing Kevin Bacon take on the mantel as the nightmarish slasher in the next reboot. While a lot of longtime fans of the franchise wish to see Englund has made it clear that he’s done with the character. …

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Brie Larson is Cast as Captain Marvel in MCU

With Marvel’s Phase Three quickly on its way, there are a host of new characters who’ve never really had any shine on the big screen.  One of the most highly anticipated superhero films coming up is Captain Marvel (which was announced in late 2014), but what makes this movie so significant is that Marvel will have to tackle handling a female led superhero film. Now, 2016’s Wonder Woman was a smash hit, and revolutionary on a couple of levels and definitely set the bar high.  With the explosion of female led…

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Should there be a Die Hard 6?

Like any movie critic, I have a decent eye for movies.  I like to see great ideas morph into movies which morph into franchises.  And there are a lot of great franchises out there worth watching (Planet of the Apes reboots) but there are also some pretty bad ones (Resident Evil).  However, there are those that come in strong but fade in their final installments (Pirates of the Caribbean).  The Die Hard series definitely is one of those series that is great up until its later film(s).  Me, personally, I…

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List of Zombie Powers and Abilities in Fiction

Zombies are fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a human corpse. This list was inspired by the List of Vampire Traits in Folklore and Fiction on Wikipedia, albeit a few modifications. Supernatural Powers Hibernation – Zombies have shown the ability to enter a sort of hibernation unless stirred. Pain Suppression – It shouldn’t be called pain suppression because they simply don’t feel pain. Enhanced Strength – Their lack of restraint and acid build up in the muscles means they don’t get tired. Enhanced Stamina – Again, zombies don’t get tired…

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Resident Evil, Could It Have Been a Better Film Series?

Now with the highly anticipated final installment in the Resident Evil film franchise coming soon, I have to write an article about the overall series and my impressions.  The Resident Evil film series is one of those series that it could be considered a guilty pleasure of mine.  Despite the high deviation from the source material (which I don’t mind) and the wide array of mistakes the movies contain I cannot deny that I’ve really enjoyed the series as a whole. I am a fan of the Resident Evil video…

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2011 Narik Chase Movie Awards

Welcome to the 2011 Narik Chase Movie Awards where we’re taking a look at the best and worst of what 2010 has to offer.  This year has come out with some really memorable films.  Note: this list consist of movies I’ve seen and am rating. Best Ensemble ♦ For Colored Girls ♦ Why Did I Get Married Too? The Expendables The Losers Best Movie ♦ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 ♦ The Book of Eli Inception Megamind Centurion Clash of the Titans Worst Movie ♦ The Last Airbender ♦ The…

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Movies | Transformers

Transformers is a series of science fiction action films based on the toys created by Hasbro and Tomy.  The series follows the war between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery, primarily vehicles. Transformers (2007) The film follows Sam Witwicky, a teenager who gets caught up in a war between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery, primarily vehicles. The Autobots intend to use the AllSpark, the object that created…

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First image of Stranger Things’ David Harbour as Hellboy

For all of those worried about David Harbour being cast as the new Hellboy in the upcoming reboot, your fears should be put to rest.  Lionsgate has released a photo of what Harbour looks like as the titular character and he looks promising.  Neil Marshall (best known for directing horror film The Descent, along with various episodes for Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Hannibal) will helm the upcoming film, currently titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. Based on the comic book series by Mike Mignola, Hellboy is about a demon adopted by soldiers during World War II, who helps…

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