Some Horror Films I’m looking forward to this year.

I’m excited for the Horror films being released this year, and here are a few that I am really really excited for!

Goosebumps
August 7, 2015
Goosebumps
Look for Goosebumps to be as much comedy as it is horror, but look for it to tap nostalgic nerves around the globe as well. R.L. Stine’s series remains one of the most popular runs for the young, and there’s no reason to believe that infectious entertainment won’t transfer well to the big screen. This could be the film that sees Jack Black return to top form.

I loved Goosbumps as a kid. I read the books and I loved the TV show and the TV movies. This excites me more than you can imagine. Here is hoping they keep the creep factor with the comedy and update it for us fans who are adults now.

Frankenstein 
October 2, 2015
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Daniel Radcliffe can’t be stopped. He transitioned from the Harry Potter films to the surprisingly impressive adaptation of Joe Hill’s amazing novel Horns, and now he’s right back at it in the newFrankenstein film. Radcliffe will portray Igor, and the majority of us are extremely excited. This one doesn’t look to be another Universal action-oriented flick, but something a bit darker. It’s a shame we’ll be forced to wait until next October to take this one in, but the wait could very well be worth it!

Give me Frankenstein and I will watch it, A List, B Movie, SyFy channel Saturday Night Special, I don’t care. I love the Classic Monsters and I love seeing new and interesting twists with them. This looks like a good one, let’s hope they do the classic justice. I’ll still watch it if they don’t, though.

The Last Wiitch Hunter
October 23, 2015
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Vin Diesel will front Breck Eisner’s new action/horror hybrid, The Last Witch Hunter. Early imagery looks awesome, and Vin has a knack for taking the reigns and outshining his cast mates. It won’t be easy with talents like Elijah Wood and Michael Caine on board, but it’s possible. And even if Diesel fails to emerge the star, he’s got great onscreen company and a really cool man versus witch concept to juggle.

I always love Monster Hunter type films, and Vin Diesel is pretty much good in any action film you stick him in. This movie also boasts Elijah Wood and Michael Caine, who are pretty much bullet proof at the Box Office. So this movie should be pretty entertaining.

Friday the 13th
November 13, 2015
Friday the 13th
The fact is we don’t know much about the new Friday the 13th film. But, it is coming next year in order to avoid rights issues. We’ve heard rumors of a full reboot, and we’ve heard rumors of a found footage angle. The truth is, it doesn’t matter what approach is utilized, we all love Friday the 13th, and we all love Jason Voorhees, which means we’re juiced to be seeing another Friday flick next year!

They are pretty much right on the money with the fact we love Jason Vorhees. Can’t wait to actually see what comes of this film. A Reboot might breathe new life into the film series, but DO we need it? Jason has seen a lot of mileage in the series, and they still have a ton they can utilize. Can’t wait to see more news as the time comes closer.

Krampus
December 4, 2015
Krampus
Michael Dougherty delivered holiday terror in Trick ‘r Treat, and he isn’t about to stop. Next for Dougherty is a Christmas themed chiller known as Krampus. All the naughty children next Christmas should heed warning, change your ways or the Krampus just might slink down your chimney and rip your insides out. Excellent Christmas terror? We predict so!

Okay, I learned about Krampus many years ago, and I fell in love with the legend and story. The whole Anti-Claus thing just made it so interesting. Like a God vs. Satan story for Christmas. The Battle for childrens’ souls. This is probably the one film I am most excited for.

via 10 Horror Movies We’re Looking Forward to in 2015.

Live Long and Prosper: Saying Goodbye to an Icon

Today, Leonard Nemoy passed away after a long fight with COPD.

2014-2015 has been bitter sweet. We have lost legends of the Geekdom. Harold Ramis, Robin Williams, and now we have lost Leonard Nemoy.

He will forever be immortalized as Mr. Spock from Star Trek and he will be missed.

I’m not nearly as emotional this time as I was with Harold Ramis or with Robin Williams, but I still feel the loss. I feel sad for the Trekkies for whom Star Trek defined their childhoods and then their adulthoods. You’ve definitely lost something you can never get back, but as Leonard Nemoy himself said so eloquently in his last Tweet: “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”

Watch an amazing, R-rated Power Rangers ‘deboot’ starring Dawson and Starbuck (Update) | Polygon

I loved The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a kid and have tried to enjoy them as an adult, but the show never evolved past its over acting teenagers and it’s odd arm and body movements before they fight.

This fan film, though, updates the Power Rangers and evolves it. I am 29, and I have changed a great deal since 1993, so of course, the teenagers of the show would have changed too.

The show could and should have grown with its original fans, as well as creating new fans with its multiple spin-off television series’.

I would love to see this be expanded upon and see what could happen with this new world for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

via Watch an amazing, R-rated Power Rangers ‘deboot’ starring Dawson and Starbuck (Update) | Polygon.

The Social Justice Warrior Racist Reading Challenge, A Fisking.

E. L. Knight:

This is the one of the problems with people who think being White automatically makes you a racist. I love the fact that Larry will take the time and knock them down a peg.

I can just imagine, me being a West Virginia boy, that if I wrote a post like this, I’d automatically be told I was a racist redneck.

Originally posted on Monster Hunter Nation:

I’ve got work to do. I’ve got to finish the rough draft of a novel for a gaming IP by the end of February, and then I’ve got two short stories due the first part of March, but Monday morning I see this nonsense. How could I not take a minute to fisk it?

http://www.xojane.com/entertainment/reading-challenge-stop-reading-white-straight-cis-male-authors-for-one-year

As usual, the original is italics and my comments are in bold.

I Challenge You To Stop Reading White, Straight, Cis Male Authors For One Year

Bold headline. Short answer? No.

I thought: what if I only read stories by a certain type of author?

On purpose? Then you’d probably be a racist.

K. Tempest Bradford

Pick any whackadoo Social Justice Warrior controversy in sci-fi/fantasy publishing over the last few years and you’ll find K. Tempest Bradford in the middle of it.  She is perpetually outraged that someone may be out there, right now, having…

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Epic Mysteries – Bigfoot by Cinema Direct Films — Kickstarter

I woke up this morning to an email from one of my favorite Authors Blogs about a Kickstarter for a TV series that he is involved in. Now, Larry Correia has written the “Epic” Monster Hunter International series, as well as the Grimnoir Series. (I haven’t got to read that series yet, sadly.) He is also coming out with a new Fantasy series.

I’m a sucker for anything Big Foot related, and Larry is just an awesome guy.

I pledged $1, because that’s all I can afford at the moment, but I’m thinking of pledging a second time later.

I’d encourage you to pledge, even if it is $1.

via Epic Mysteries – Bigfoot by Cinema Direct Films — Kickstarter.

Knights of the Geek Realm and Excalibur Lightsaber

When I started my Facebook Community Page for Knights of the Geek Realm, I kind of began neglecting this blog. It occurred to me last night that I shared a lot of things that follow the Knights and Geeks theme on the Facebook Page, but not here on the blog.

But, first, Let’s talk about the theme of the blog and just exactly why I named it Knights of the Geek Realm.

As a child, I loved the film Excalibur. I loved the story of a magical sword that empowered the chosen King to unite his Kingdom and also show his reign as the great King he was to be. The Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur, Merlin the Magician and the Kingdom of Camelot. I fell in love with Knights and Swords and Kings and Castles, and, even to this day, I still love them.

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The Justice League is really where the idea started to take shape. A group like the Knights of the Round Table, Super Heroes united to protect people, they even had The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, Batman, the modern Knight, among them.

I also loved Star Wars as a kid, and even more so today. Jedi Knights, the Good guys, wielders of powers that were like magic, a sword that glowed. These were Knights made into a Sci-Fi setting that completely changed my world. Science Fiction and Fantasy collided in the most awesome fashion.

Then, after I joined Facebook, so long ago, I came across this:

29719_10150187717080133_1676404_n  It was titled, The Dark Jedi Knight and I loved the concept. As more and more Geek Culture came to the forefront, it became cool to be a Geek. It was cool to love fandoms and talk about them in public, to show Geek Pride.

The Knights of the Geek Realm slowly became an idea of mixing the fandoms, showing the Geeks and defending our Geekdom from those who would repress us.

I combined things I love, and the Knights were the result.

As I built this idea, I looked for Geeky things that fit the theme of Knights and I found tons of things that completely fit the theme.

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And that’s only a small portion. More at the links below:
Medieval Batman
Medieval Superman
Medieval Wonder Woman
Medieval Green Lantern
Medieval Aquaman
Medieval Spawn
Medieval Joker Armor 
Medieval Wolverine
The Order of X
Medieval Avengers
Samurai Star Wars

And of course, the Legacy of the Force Comics introduced to us the Imperial Knights!

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Here are some designs I did for the Excalibur Lightsaber.

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The Round Table of Geekdom

As anyone can tell, I like the image of Knights and defending our Geekdom as a Knight of old.

I’ve tried a couple times to get opinions on who others think should be seated at the Round Table to represent Geekdom, and now, once I have a complete list, I have an idea. I’m going to take action figures and make my own Round Table of Geekdom to Display!

Need to think of a name for the Geekdom Camelot, and a motif. Design the round table too.

I’m thinking of going with The Geek Realm. Seeing as we are The Knights of the Geek Realm, after all.

I can’t decide on who should be included at the Round Table. I’m thinking of going with the traditional 12 seats. So 11 seats are for Knights seated, One will be King Arthur’s representative seat and lastly, off to the side will be someone who represents Merlin.

Suggestions are welcome.

My picks, I think, would go like this:
1) Batman (DC Comics)
2) Superman (DC Comics)
3) Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
4) Mario (Super Mario Brothers)
5) Link (Legend of Zelda)
6) Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
7) Captain America (Marvel)
8) Iron Man (Marvel)
9) Wolverine (Marvel)
10) Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
11) Yoda (Star Wars)
12) Mace Windu (Star Wars)

Merlin: Harry Dresden or Harry Potter or Gandalf

Additional Knights:
Ryu (Street Fighter)
Darth Vader (Star Wars)
Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Green Lantern (DC Comics)
Thor (Marvel)
Spiderman (Marvel)
Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
Daenerys Targeryen (Game of Thrones)
Master Chief (Halo)
Blade (Marvel)
Van Helsing (Dracula)
The Doctor (Doctor Who)
Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore (Ghostbusters)
The Flash (DC Comics)
Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
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I am also thinking, for the King seat, choosing a creator of one of the many Geekdoms we love and then naming over Kings in honor of the vast amount of members who truly deserve a seat. Or Maybe expanding the seats at the table and including Noble titles along with Knights and the King.

I’ve no idea, honestly, and I hope to hear suggestions from anyone who might actually read my blog still.