|The special Halloween poster for 2016 pays homage to the King of Nightmares.|
It's that time of the year again! The Season of the Witch (wait, that's a different slasher franchise). IF you don't know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm a big fan of horror movies. Last year I made a J-Man homage to one my favorite horror movies/posters ever: The Thing. This year we're tackling another personal favorite of mine: The Nightmare on Elm Street.
Directed by the late Wes Craven in 1984, NoES follows Nancy as she tries to survive the threat of Freddy Krueger, a sadistic killer with the ability to enter people's dreams. The idea of being killed in your sleep is one of the most terrifying thoughts imaginable and the reason this slasher stands out from the rest. Anything can happen in a dream and, like The Thing, it's a strange inspiration for The J-Man. The mind has always been a fascinating topic for me, and the idea of someone else being in your mind and attacking you, as well as being trapped in your own dreams, is something that will come into play in the J-Man series (look forward to Book 5!)
As for the monster himself, Freddy Krueger is my favorite killer of the slasher sub-genre. He had a dark sense of humor and ,more so then any other slasher, he reviled in his killings. This, along with his near endless dream-manipulating powers, makes him both one of the most enjoyable and most terrifying horror icons in movie history. In my opinion, anyway.
For this All Hallow's Eve, I recommend watching in order:A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Then, if you don't know it already, look up the "A Beautiful Dream" theory. It'll blow yo MIND!Do you like Nightmare on Elm Street?
So Happy Halloween and Sweet Dreams...
1...2...Freddy's coming for you...
It's that time of the year again! The Season of the Witch (wait, that's a different slasher franchise). IF you don't know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm a big fan of horror movies. Last year I made a Valve homage to one my favorite horror movies/posters ever: The Evil Dead. This year we're tackling another famous horror poster: Friday the 13th.
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham in 1980, the first movie follows a group of horny teens systematically killed by Mrs. Voorhees, with her son Jason taking up the reigns in the following ten sequels.
Now It'd be lying if I said Friday the 13th is my favorite slasher. I prefer Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street (see J-Man's take on Nightmare's poster), but I do find the series enjoyable. While Freddy is the most sadistic and Meyers is the creepiest, Jason is the most relentless killer in horror. He's almost a force of nature that can't be stopped by mortal means and it's always a treat to see him work ( Not that I like seeing people die.....)
I don't really have specific recommendations for the Friday series. I suggest watching Friday the 13th 1-4, as they feel like a complete story and tone. Then maybe give the others a shot. Just know that 5 onward gets weird with resurrections, goofball comedy, psychics, space, and NEW YORK CITY, BABY!Do you like Friday the 13th?What's your favorite Jason kill?Any personal favorite slasher movies you like to watch this time of year?What are you doing for Halloween?Feel free to answer these questions below. It'd love to here then.
So Happy Halloween and Stay Away from the Woods...
He's BACK! The maaaan behind the MASK! And he's OUT OF CONTROL!
For TftOS #2 we'll be doing something vastly different that what you've seen from me so far. No aliens, robots, or demons here. Well, there are demons in this story: Cinderella's. This is a retelling of the famous Charles Perrault fairy tale. But this will be a more grounded, psychological look at Cindy's road to the castle.
This was my Junior Thesis at SVA and won my a $1000 scholarship (this is the reason updates have been so bad since last year). It will have a limited, yet stylistic color scheme and is shorter then my other stuff. I hope you enjoy it.
Going to SVA to study Cartooning.
I love to read comics, especially Spider-Man!
I am the creator of my own super-hero "The J" with 6 issues.
Hopefully, I will be a famous comic writer/artist.
Here's ma Tumblr: jonny-aleksey.tumblr.com/