DKB Top Halloween Comics & Movies
Greetings my fellow DKB’ens. As we all know Halloween is around the corner so instead of a review panel this week, I decided to share with you some of my favorite reads and flicks that should satisfy your horror needs. I am the first to admit that I’m not a big fan of the horror scene, but the following listings did reach my higher ratings. Now lets look at my top (whatever number I decide to stop at), movie and comic titles that compliment the Halloween season.
1. Batman The Long Halloween (DC) by Jeff Loeb & Tim Sale. A great Batman detective story which actually took 1 year to solve!
2. Walking Dead (Image Comics) by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard (who replaced Tony as the artist from issue 7 and up. The comic series, not tv show. I beleive everybody is aware of this title now!
3. Batman Nevermore (DC) by Len Wein & Guy Davis. Stories from Edgar Allan Poe with a Batman twist.
4. Preacher (Vertigo) by Garth Innis. Nothing like Angels, Demons, and rednecks to make for a very entertaining story!
5. Crossed (Avatar) (original first 9 issue series) by Garth Innis. This is just some disturbing shit!
6. Vampire the Masquerade (Moonstone) by Rafael Nieves. For those of you who are familiar with the game, you’ll enjoy this brief comic series as well.
7. Y, The Last Man Standing (Vertigo) by Brian K. Vaugan and Pia Guerra. Imagine being the last man on earth!
8. Batman Madness (DC) by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. A Halloween special.
9. Batman Ghosts (DC) by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Yet another Halloween special.
10. Batman Haunted Knight (DC) by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. You guess it, A Batman Halloween special, but can we really complain?!
11. My list can continue for quite a bit, so for more recommendations, stop by the 4th Wall and we’ll gladly help you find your comic fright needs!
1. Anything with Bruce Campble! Evil Dead I, II, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep, My Name is Bruce, etc…
2. Trick-r-Treat (2007) directed by Michael Dougherty. A great Halloween movie where a town is terrorised by Sam, a demon child!
3. Ghost Ship (2002) directed by Steve Beck. This one was actually a bit creepy especially with all the lights out late at night!
4. American Psycho (2000) directed by Mary Harron. A role by Christian Bale which you’ll never forget!
5. Shadow of the Vampire (2000) directed by E. Elias Merhige. Based on the making of the original film Nosferatu except with a real Vampire!
6. From Hell (2001) directed by The Hughes Brothers. A great Johnny Depp movie about Jack the Ripper.
7. 28 Days Later… (2002) directed by Danny Boyle. Think zombies except with high amounts of rage, fast, and only live to kill you.
8. Shaun of the Dead (2004) directed by Edgar Wright. Best zombie movie ever!!!
9. Fido (2006) directed by Andrew Currie. Second best zombie movie ever!!
10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) directed by Jonathan Demme. What can I say but “Hello Clarice!”.
11. Thir13en Ghosts (2001) directed by Steve Beck. A relatively good ghost flick!
12. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) directed by Robert Rodriguez. A great Vampire cheese factor, so bad but so awesome!
13. Sleepy Hollow (1999) directed by Tim Burton. What can I say, I like Johnny Depp, but still a great movie!
I think 13 is the magic number, I can add more, but these top 13 movies will provide you with some great horror and comedic entertainment! Also all comics that were presented are available at our store or by special order (if still in print!) at The 4th Wall either as Graphic Novels and/or trade paper backs. So stop by, pick up some books, and you will enjoy because remember, Devin Knows Best… Well, most of the time!
That’s all for this week. Next week, Bob Barker, man or myth? Until then, keep your pets spade and neutered!