It’s been two days since we lost a bona fide giant of entertainment, a true worldbuilder: Marvel Comics pioneering innovator Stan Lee. The man who created or co-created enough heroes and villains to fill an arena passed away at the age of 95 on Monday at a hospital in Los Angeles, and fans, celebrities, not to mention Lee’s colleagues and family, have been releasing touching video tributes on YouTube.
Below are a few of the most poignant, touching, and informative tribute videos we’ve seen over the past few days. Feel free to share your own personal memories of Lee in the Comments section, as well as links to other tributes you feel are appropriate. All of us here at Dread Central continue to send our best thoughts and condolences to all who are mourning and remembering the incredible life and legacy of Stan Lee.
Synopsis: Marvel Comics and The Walt Disney Company salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer our undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within our halls. Please join us in remembering Stan “The Man” Lee.
Synopsis: Stan Lee, one of the most influential writers and publishers in the comic book industry, sat down with The New York Times in 2015 to talk about his life and career.
Synopsis: Everyone will remember Stan Lee as the lovable grandpa of the Marvel universe. All those wonderful cameos aside, Stan Lee was a cornerstone of the comics industry dating all the way back to 1939. For eight decades, Lee compiled a remarkable list of achievements and changed comics forever — but there’s still plenty that many Marvel fans don’t know about his life and legacy. Let’s take some time to remember and appreciate Stan Lee for introducing us to Earth’s mightiest heroes…
Synopsis: Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. There alone, she indeed comes across an assortment of peculiar characters, including her driver and most obsessive fan, his explosively jealous wife, and the progressively more unhinged man who owns the […]
Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s Kevin Murphy described David Lynch’s Eraserhead best in his book, A Year At The Movies. “David Lynch has managed to do what few other filmmakers can accomplish: To present on film a dream, or in this case a nightmare.” Much like Lynch, director Peter Strickland has managed to do the same with […]
It’s difficult to talk about Canadian horror film Alive without giving away the film’s big twist. The character-driven film almost requires you to go in completely blind to appreciate its subtle complexity. After seeing Alive at this year’s Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio, I knew that I had to write about the film and so […]
Unboxing videos have become all the rage; from hotly-anticipated electronics to mystery packages purchased on the “dark web”. YouTube is awash with videos of excited buyers ripping into their recently arrived packages, eager to share the treasure (or mysteries) within with their followers. Today, we’re getting word that the unboxing phenomenon is being developed into a feature film at Paramount.
Early reports compare Unboxing’s plot to Gremlins: A YouTube unboxer decides to treat her followers to something a little different: Opening her fathers secret safe. What she unlocks, however, is a bevy of mischievous imps! The script for Unboxing was penned by Jim Hecht and will be produced by Pocket.watch.
No word yet on who’s directing and starring or a target release date, but we’ll be unpacking additional details as news emerges. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out a random yet mysterious unboxing video below.
Are you a fan of unboxing videos? What do you think about the upcoming Unboxing movies? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!
Deadline reports that Wild Eye Releasing picked up global rights to the Scary Stories documentary, with a theatrical release planned for 2019.
Brimming with more than 40 interviews, Scary Stories examines the seemingly endless influence of Schwartz and Gammell’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy. From R.L. Stine to Alvin’s son Peter to librarians and scholars who fought to keep the book from being banned from young readers, Scary Stories truly takes an all-encompassing look at how special these books are to generations of readers.
Get excited, fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly, because Captain Malcolm Reynolds has returned in an origin story you won’t want to miss. Firefly #1 from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid is now available on shelves. Also in today’s Comics Corner: Tap Dance Killer #3, Jook Joint #2, Dark Ark #11, and Gideon Falls #8.
Firefly #1: “(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett
BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers), presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly, as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise’s history is revealed for the first time! Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job-legal or not-to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Find out now how his story began as BOOM! Studios delves into Mal’s past, how he met his first mate Zoe and the real truth about the War of Unification the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike. Focusing on family, loyalty, identity, and the price of redemption, writer Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Totally Awesome Hulk) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd: Mega City Zero) take you back to the battleground where Mal’s journey began.
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
For more details on this brand-new series from Joss Whedon, visit Previews World on behalf of BOOM! Studios.
Tap Dance Killer #3: “(W) Sikora, Ted (A/CA) Nikolaus Harrison
Nikki’s acting skills take her to the seedy part of town where she gets the lowdown on a drug house with a business that’s booming! Sir Terror, Punchline, and Uzi Clown join in on a plan to take them out… but threats against the Vaude-Villains are blooming like poppies in a field!
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
For more information, head over to Previews World on behalf of Hero Tomorrow Comics.
Jook Joint #2: “Writer: Tee Franklin
Artist: Alitha E. Martinez
Published: November 14, 2018
Diamond ID: SEP180173
Age Rating: M
Cover price: $3.99
Tonight at the Jook Joint, the blood runs as hot as the music as Mahalia and her coven face an attack at the bar. Meanwhile, young mother Heloise has the chance to get away with murder. Will she use it, and take revenge on her sadistic husband?”
To learn more about this series, head on over to Image Comics.
Dark Ark #11: “(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Juan Doe
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At long last, the rains have stopped. But the flood waters have yet to recede. Still, new life-both human and monster-is born into the world. And as the Manticore Kruul learns what it means to be a father, Shrae’s newborn grandchild is dying from a supernatural ailment. The secret of a cure lies with one of Shrae’s most bitter enemies!
From writer Cullen Bunn (UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (ANIMOSITY: THE RISE, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions!
Gideon Falls #8: “Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Cover B: Mico Suayan
Published: November 14, 2018
Diamond ID: SEP180166
Age Rating: M
Cover price: $3.99
“ORIGINAL SINS,” Part Two As the gossamer threads that appear to connect Father Fred and Norton across Space and Time become more entwined, Norton suffers a mental setback that could jeopardize both their investigations. Picked up for TV by Hivemind after a multi-studio bidding war with long-time producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg, and former Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.”
For more information, visit Image Comics’ website.
We’re well into November now with Thanksgiving right around the corner. While it’s always horror season for true fans, October is the time for slashers for most casual fans. Never fear though… there’s some great stuff coming in the near (and distant future).