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Supernatural Slasher ‘Inoperable’ Needs Saving


Directed by Christopher Lawrence Chapman, 2017’s Inoperable stars Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 and 5) as a traffic accident victim who wakes up in a seemingly abandoned hospital, during a category 5 hurricane in Tampa, Florida. Dark forces have been awakened within the hospital by the hurricane and Harris’ character must find a way out before the hurricane ends or be trapped forever. Read the rest of this entry

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Don’t Be Caught Dead Without “Deadman By Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection” On The Wednesday Run

Hands down, Deadman is one of my favourite DC Comics characters.

Created by industry legends, Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino within the pages of Strange Adventures #205 in 1967, the relatively obscure character has remained ever-present in the DC Universe. In the last decade or two, however, because of appearances in Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Justice League Dark cartoons, he has slowly gained in popularity.

I was first introduced to Deadman via a seven-issue DC Comics reprint series in the mid 1980’s – stories that re-published the characters origin from those Strange Adventure pages, specifically highlighting the realistic and heroically-styled artwork of Neal Adams. I’ve since read pretty much everything that Deadman has been a central character in.

Biff Bam Pop! has highlighted Deadman and the comic book pages he graces on a few occasions, most recently in a 2016 Halloween-themed The Wednesday Run column here and a 2008 editorial call out (by yours truly) to have the character make the leap to the silver screen here.

Today sees the paperback compilation of some Deadman’s greatest tales, all illustrated by Kelley Jones, an acclaimed and fan favourite artist that simply redefined the look of the acrobat-turned-ghost-turned-superhero in the early 1990’s.

No one’s interpretation of Deadman comes anywhere near the one that Kelley Jones gave us in those Gothic tales!

Here then, is the low-down on the larger-market release of Deadman By Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection!

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Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion rolls camera on Super 8

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When the trailer for JJ Abrams’ Super 8 first hit the public eye, everything about it seemed so mysterious. It appeared as a sort of supernatural film, but it was hard to be sure if it was about a monster or alien being. It looked like a government conspiracy film with the shots of the securely guarded cargo train winding through small town America.

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Luke Sneyd On… Supernatural

Two brothers. One badass car. On a quest to find their missing father and the answers to the mysterious death of their mother twenty years before. Getting pulled ever deeper into the family business, an underground professional niche who call themselves hunters. Oh hunters, you say? Whatevs. (I hate that dentist fuck too.) But these hunters specialize in the most exotic quarry, horrific creatures at the fringes of our mundane existence. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, wendigos, demons, reapers and even angels, they’re all out there in the world of Supernatural, preying on us defenceless people-folk in our ignorant twilight. Over the course of an astonishing ten seasons and counting, Sam and Dean Winchester become the best kind of reluctant heroes, irresistibly drawn to fight the darkness and keep our world light. That they do it with a sly smile and some seriously kickass 70s classic rock makes it that much better.

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Steampunk Granny Chats with “Lost Girl” Anna Silk

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There is a show on the Syfy and Showcase channels that I’ve been watching for the last few years. It was certainly different than any show I’d seen in a long while and I was hooked on the first episode. The show I’m talking about is Lost Girl, and the actress who plays Bo, the kickass, loveable succubus trying to make her way in the Fae and human community, is the talented and beautiful Anna Silk.  When asked if I would like to interview Anna Silk for Biff Bam Pop, my reply was a loud, “Hell yeah!”

Lost Girl was created by developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Vanessa Piazza, and Michael Grassi with Grassi taking over as the showrunner for season five. Anna Silk hints at what will happen on the final season, premiering this Sunday on Showcase at 9 pm ET, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Don’t Get Lost Looking For Wayward #1 On The Wednesday Run

It’s another Wednesday and that means another fascinating title released via Image Comics.

I know, I know. This particular column has been dipping into the Image well quite a bit this year – but believe me, all of those titles have been worthy ones to read. And if history is any kind of teacher, then so will that publishing company’s latest offering, the supernatural tale called Wayward.

Follow mw after the jump for the mystical scoop on the new series.

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Spend Your New Year’s Eve With Bad Blood #1 On The Tuesday Run–December 31, 2013

Another holiday Wednesday means another Tuesday run to your local comic shop.

That’s right. Just like last week, where Christmas Day landed on a Wednesday, your comics are arriving a day earlier than normal. And it’s strange. It’s strange because you’d think that the comic book publishing companies might take the week off themselves. Hell, the pickings were pretty slim last week, but I was still able to find a jewel amongst the…well, almost nothingness. This week is a little bit different in that there are quite a few titles pushing to be shipped before 2014 officially starts.

As a bit of a horror fan, wouldn’t it be just grand to usher in 2014 with a horrific and absolutely stunning vampire tale? Yes, how about some Bad Blood in time for the new year?

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013–Every House Is Haunted By Ian Rogers

It’s the holiday season. It’s cold outside and the snow has piled up as high as the windowsill. Dinner has been finished, the table and plates cleaned, and, as the streetlights flicker on, you realize it’s the perfect time to curl up on the couch, under blankets, with a hot cup of black tea or Bailey’s-spiked coffee or dark hot chocolate, within arms reach. In your free hands is the perfect book for reading at this very moment in time.

The winter holidays, for all of their inherent joy and merriment, are also perfect days for the more mysterious, twisted and frightening sides of life. There’s a great heritage to holiday-based, horror-themed, story telling and reading. As you wrap yourself within the warm confines of your safe abode, it takes the collected short stories of author Ian Rogers to remind us that Every House Is Haunted.

Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you about the gift you need to give (or give to yourself) this holiday season!

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31 Days Of Horror 2013: 10 Favourite Episodes of Supernatural

In the latest edition of our 31 Days of Horror, as the Supernatural Convention gears up for its Toronto stop this weekend, Jason Shayer lists his favourite 10 episodes of Supernatural.

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When I first thought of going back and compiling a list of my favourite 10 Supernatural episodes, I hadn’t really thought through the idea of sorting through 172 episodes! I knew that Supernatural had just wrapped up its 8th season, but I never did the math with 23-24 episodes a season. I had a hell of a time picking just 10, so I picked 11. In order of air date, here are some of my favourite episodes of Supernatural:
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Constantine, Responsibility, War And Sin – BBP! Speaks With Acclaimed Writer Ray Fawkes (Part 1)

constantine1 cover imageAfter making the game-changer move of ending all of their monthly series in August 2011 and, calling it the “New 52”, re-starting them with brand new first issues, DC Comics continues to evolve. This year, the publishing company has definitely been shining a light on the darker corners of its universe. The mature, sophisticated publishing arm of Vertigo Comics is still undergoing changes as well, with flagship title Hellblazer recently ending it 300-issue run. The main protagonist of that series, the beloved chain-smoking English occultist, John Constantine, has been folded up into the DC universe proper, continuing his supernatural adventures in a new ongoing monthly series called, appropriately enough, Constantine.

Ray Fawkes has worked for both DC Comics and Vertigo Comics along with a host of other publishers including Oni Press, Image Comics, Top Shelf Comics and Marvel Comics. The Eisner, Harvey and Shuster Award nominee is now writing some of his most high-profile work to date at DC Comics, namely Justice League Dark and Constantine as well as having a hand in DC’s upcoming Trinity War summer blockbuster storyline.

JP Fallavollita met with the Toronto-based writer and artist at the 2013 edition of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) and had a chance to speak with him over the phone about his recent writing responsibilities. In the first part of this interview, Fawkes talks about his experiences with fan-favourite character, John Constantine, the history and responsibility of writing him in both a solo series and a group series, and his story plans for the near future.

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