Friday, July 24, 2009

The New Dead

Man oh man, I cannot wait for this book...


Look at this lineup:

"Lazarus" by John Connolly
"What Maisie Knew" by David Liss
"Copper" by Stephen R. Bissette
"In the Dust" by Tim Lebbon
"Life Sentence" by Kelley Armstrong
"Delice" by Holly Newstein
"Closure, LTD" by Max Brooks
"The Wind Cries Mary" by Brian Keene
"Family Business" by Jonathan Maberry
"The Zombie Who Fell From the Sky" by M.B. Homler
"My Dolly" by Derek Nikitas
"Second Wind" by Mike Carey
"Among Us" by Aimee Bender
"Ghost Trap" by Rick Hautala
"The Storm Door" by Tad Williams
"Kids and Their Toys" by James A. Moore
"Shooting Pool" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Weaponized" by David Wellington
"Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" by Joe Hill

February 2010. More info here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Paul Rudd

When I left work today, I spotted Paul Rudd shooting a scene (for the "Untitled James L. Brooks Project") in front of City Hall...




There wasn't much to it - He took a few steps, answered his phone, looked up at a nearby building, hung up, and walked away looking dejected - but it was fun to see. They ran through the scene a few times, and that was that.

Haunted Tales

A couple shots from "Atlantic City's Newest Attraction", Haunted Tales...


The front of the place (where these pics were taken), is basically a spooky gift shop.


But once inside, if you pay a few bucks, they'll take you to the back room, where you're treated to two scary stories - one about the Jersey Devil, the other a pirate-themed ghost story - told in a fully animated theater. It's about 15 minutes worth of entertainment, during which the entire creepy room actually comes alive. Lightning strikes, objects move, ghosts appear, and so on. Oh, and you actually feel the rainstorm.

Overall, the scares are fairly tame (after all, this is an all-ages attraction), but it was definitely a fun way to spend a portion of the night we were there.

If you're going, coupons are available here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tonight in Philly: Exhumed Films

Exhumed Films presents an Italian Flesh Eaters Double Feature...

Cannibal Apocalypse
(aka Invasion of the Flesh Hunters):



and Terror-Creatures from the Grave
(aka Cinque tombe per un medium):


Tonight, I-House, Philly, 8pm, $10. Details here.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Cranes

These lighting rigs have been hanging out near City Hall all week...


...with film crew people, massive power cords, and trailers lining Chestnut Street.

I had assumed it was part of the "Best and Brightest" shoot with Neil Patrick Harris, but apparently these rigs are for a totally different movie, starring Jack-freaking-Nicholson & Paul-freaking-Rudd.

orange

This is what the Anthropologie storefront at 18th & Walnut in Philadelphia looks like right now. I'm not entirely sure what's going on here (that is, I don't know who did it, what it's called, etc.), but I like it.



Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ruffles have ridges!

I made a snack for one of my coworkers the other day...


...but he said they tasted like cardboard.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Picture Pages

Okay - One last Wizard World post, then I'm moving on to other things.

The original cover art for all 12 issues of Watchmen:


Unfortunately I couldn't get any closer than that. They actually had a guard standing watch over these, and velvet ropes to keep fans at a distance.


A Joe Orlando page from Tales From The Crypt #28 (and yes, I'm well aware that it says "The Vault of Horror" - but trust me, it's a Crypt page):


And saving the best for last... Ghastly Graham Ingels' cover for The Haunt of Fear #27: