Horror – Games, Movies, and Comics?! (Oh my!)

There is no secret about how big of a horror fan I am. I loved it since a kid and still look forward to my next scare (that isn’t cholesterol related). This site is going through a bit of a revamp. At first, I thought maybe I would use this for RBY overflow but I want to keep ‘personal and business’ separated (the irony here is the legal business name is Czykmate and RBY is the imprint).

So, starting in July a few changes are coming.  Most of the site is getting nuked and we will have a few sections for horror junkies like me. I’m a big pen and paper nerd, so expect some of that goodness, too.  Everything that is horror, really.  As a cool treat,  be on the lookout for guest writers. These folks are personally vetted horror buffs and I’m glad to be in a position to give them their shot (with pay!)

Until then….


Bazowie! the new venture from SexyFandom

I love Bazowie! That’s right, I said it.  Bazowie! is the ultimate fandom magazine brought to you by the ultimate fandom website Sexyfandom.com  What Molly Case and crew brought to the printed pages of their first issue is nothing short of amazing. It is everything we’ve always loved about SexyFandom (the art, the writing, the community of cool) but something live and tangible for your filthy little eyes and hands.

IN this issue we have some great interviews and cultural happenings.  I mean we’re talking about Masuimi Max, RazorCandi, Vaughn Belak, Anastassia Bear, and WindID_Lust–PLUS Comic Cons, fashion (wtb R2D2 heels), television, and movies.  It is SexyFandom in a bottle (or more accurately, in kick-ass magazine form).  There are a lot of great voices here and each of them shines through as one collective Sexy Fandom family.

Not only is the writing engaging and fun, but the photography! Oh, the photography! Masuimi Max’s Morat alongside BlueBlood’s Amelia G and Forest Black?  PLUS art by Vaughn Belak and RazorCandi? You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s like putting Michael Jordan with Larry Bird on the 88 Lakers,  which was pretty much what the Dream Team Olympics were about…for those who keep score at home.  Does that make Jim Phoenix Sir Charles?  *shudder*   The point is there is plenty to keep all of your visual and mental sensories going and flowing in this high quality ‘sexyfandom in print’.

The price is pretty damn right, too.  If you love fandom, sexy or otherwise, you need to do yourself a favour and pick up an issue of Bazowie! I put my money where my mouth is (hard to eat, I am sure…bloody Loonies) and picked up a digital and print version of this. I must say no matter how good the digital version looks, the print is flawless.  Such a great quality design and hats off to the entire team.

The #VaticanTapes – a movie that wasn’t

I think it was just a brief moment ago that I wrote about this killer zombie movie from down under. I said zombie genre was the bestest in the whole wide world–except, of course, for possession films. The Vatican Tapes taunted me at my local dvd store (no longer local, boo!) for some time before I broke down and rented it for 99 Canadian cents (that’s like 3 pennies and a Hail Mary for you US peeps). At first I thought I had quite the bargain. The acting–solid. The special effects–nothing to cry about. The concept? A young woman becoming the Anti-Christ while a Vatican team rushes to save her and the world? It’s been done, but the story was engaging.

Then the thing ended.

Ever see a movie that has a lot of promise from cover art to 9/10s of the film done only to completely drop the ball at the end? If not, try watching The Vatican Tapes because that’s exactly what this film did. The fault is 100% directly with the writers. I don’t like to push ‘how to’ books, but fucking hell, someone buy these guys Save the Cat. They followed Blake Snyder’s beat sheets almost perfectly, you know, until they stopped their movie 10 minutes shy. (When I say 10 minutes shy, I literally mean this. The dvd said 91 minutes for the movie. The credit sheet started at 81 minutes. I fast-forwarded through 10 minutes of credits to see if the real ending was anywhere. Nope–just 10 minutes of credits.)

At least I have Age of Ultron (hey, MARVEL, where the heck is my digital copy you promised me?!) to wash this disappointing movie away.