Welcome to another fun filled installment of everyone’s favorite (almost) weekly horror column, Killer-Graphics! Hopefully everyone had a good weekend, and if you are reading this I can only assume that you didn’t die in some horrible freak Beer-Pong accident. Last week we brought you the first half of our 2 part interview with renowned horror illustrator Jeff Zornow. In that interview we discussed Jeff’s career up until this point, and we even touched on some of his upcoming projects. That was kind of mean for us to tease you like that, so in order to rectify that we give you the second half of our interview that delivers all the information we could possible give you without being sued. (Hey, we even threw in a fancy exclusive illustration) So what are you waiting for?! Make the dang jump! Don’t make me tell you twice!
We have done a lot of coverage regarding Arrow Publishing’s upcoming “DAY OF THE DEAD: DESERTION” one shot that will be released exclusively alongside the “DAY OF THE DEAD 25th ANNIVERSARY” DVD that will be dropping tomorrow. You can read our interview with scribe Stefan Hutchinson (“HALLOWEEN: FIRST DEATH OF LAURIE STRODE”) here and you can also read our very positive review of the book here if you haven’t done so already. So with that said this week’s “BD PICK OF THE WEEK” shouldn’t come as any surprise. So as we sit on the eve of one of the best Blu-Ray releases in classic horror this year you can get yourself amped up with the first 6 pages of the book, and as always, why you should care.
I’m going to quote BC before we start this review and just say that Full Disclosure: ‘Day of the Dead’ is my favorite Romero film. Now I’m not saying I don’t love ‘Night’ and ‘Dawn’, but there is something about Romero’s third film in the ‘Dead’ series that just appealed to me more than the rest. Perhaps it is the career defining work of one Tom Savini who meticulously rendered so many trend-setting make up and prosthetic FX scenes in the film’s unforgettable finale. Or maybe it was that amazing character named Bub, who came out of nowhere and made an a-typical Romero flick a CLASSIC one. The idea that Bub presented, one of hope and prospect, added a whole new dimension to the film and gave viewers a brand new iconic cult character. That is why I went into ‘DESERTION’ a bit pessimistic and came out the other side very pleased. Read on for the full review.
Stefan Hutchinson is a name genre fans know very well, having worked on such titles as Devil Due’s “HALLOWEEN: THE FIRST DEATH OF LAURIE STRODE”, “HALLOWEEN: NIGHTDANCE”, and the upcoming movie tie-in comic book, “DAY OF THE DEAD: DESERTION”, to be released exclusively with the blu-ray release of the DVD this March. To many horror fans Stefan’s work is revered as some of the most faithful and respectful work ever to be laid down for the franchises he works with. Recently I had the great privilege to interview Stefan about “DESERTION”, as well as his upcoming projects. Read on for the full interview!