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General Discussion / New Blog Post - Webcomic Starts Monday
« on: March 10, 2013, 04:22:26 pm »

The new blog post is up, announcing our action-horror web comic that will be coming to you on a regular basis, a new page or two at least every month. Each page should work as a mini scenario as well. Check out the Comics forum below for more information on Hellbound Media and The Great Escape!

 - Scarecrow

Comics Discussion / Hellbound Media
« on: March 09, 2013, 11:02:14 am »

Hellbound Media are the horror comic group associated with The Great Escape, and behind several of the comic projects on this site.

We've got our own website up online, where you can see previews and purchase our comics found here: 

We will also have an exclusive web comic coming soon for the Great Escape, so keep an eye out for a blog on that!

We'll also be producing the joint venture upcoming Gabriel Cushing comic adventures, again more news soon.

Please, check us out!

 - Scarecrow

General Discussion / The "Doctor Who" Thread
« on: January 26, 2013, 07:18:02 pm »

Inspired by the fact that our main page is showing me an advert for the Doctor Who Experience (finally, something relevant) I thought I'd post on the greatest television show of all time. Certainly its one of my huge influences, and I've been a fan since really the 7th Doctor played by Sylvester McCoy (now seen in "The Hobbit" don't you know...). It's influenced a lot of what I've done, alongside my passion for Hammer horror. Indeed, Doctor Who is really a kids early taste of horror in many of its guises and even today can be more terrifying for genuine suspense and scares than a lot of contemporary horror.

So here's to Doctor Who! ;) 

 - Scarecrow

General Discussion / Dollhouse
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:53:46 pm »

Started watching this series I have never seen before and he's a list of thoughts and reactions and random comments made as watching!

"Dollhouse" Episode 1.01: Ghost.

Overall, I thought it was good. Quite sad as a concept really, and weird to see a person acting as such a blank slate. But it's an interesting concept and I can certainly see it working for a short while although unsure if this ever had the legs for a longer run. Worked out no character names beyond Echo so far. :p As a storyline, it was fairly basic with some nice ideas. A few good character beats, and everything is neatly established. Overall, it does the job.

- interesting opening. Isn't this Faith's evil Watcher from Buffy?
 - flashback or jump forward? motorbiks race, whisl;t pointless, full of action so hey.
 - oh wow, really pointless.
 - jump forward then.
 - this is already really harsh. who set this system up? seriously, this is a messed up idea.
 - but brilliant.
 - Guy from cabin in the Woods. No one wonder he became a stoner.
 - oh and by the way? "treatment". That's disturbing.
 - morality? it really isn't.
 - isn't this the opening of Rush Hour? Sort of?
 - ok so I get the general sense of this show, but this is fairly standard stuff.
 - Hello Amy Acker, by the way. You're in everything. She was in Alias, in fact. Which is a title this show could also have done with!
 - This whole, Echo seeing the other woman thing seems like a set up for "she realises who/what she is" as an arc.
 - Not many comment, I know, but loads of scenes feel mandated by studio. The scene with this guy investigating the Dollhouse is so on the nose with tis explanation. And we get this chat with Cabin in the Woods guy talking about the set-up. It's hammering it in pretty blatantly.
 - Some good plot points, fun to see Eliza Dushku playing different personalities.
 - Overall, some promise, and is effective at setting it all up although very on the nose.

 - Scarecrow

General Discussion / Insidious
« on: October 13, 2012, 09:04:59 am »


Amazing film.

I loved that it started along modern horror conventions, with the hauntings, the vague ghostly images, things half-glimpsed but then PERFECTLY welded to a more eighties aesthetic where horror is allowed to be a bit more phantastic. I love horror that embraces other worlds, creatures and the like and this did that. And yet it was still terrifying. The first glimpse of Darth Krueger behind the dad is terrifying, made me jump so much. This had a real mythology, the concept of The Further was great.

I mean, this has potential for so many other stories, which I think could work for a franchise. Really, once of the best horror films I have seen in a *long* time.

- Scarecrow

Video Discussion / Gabriel Cushing versus the Zombie Vampires
« on: October 12, 2012, 11:21:50 pm »

This is the thread dedicated to our brand new web series that launches tomorrow with Episode 1 of an eight-part horror-adventure which sees the titular hero, Gabriel Cushing, battling the undead in the sleepy village of Little Easton.

Please let us know what you think here!

 - Scarecrow

General Discussion / "Gates of Hell" Trilogy
« on: July 01, 2012, 09:08:39 am »

Last night we watched "The Beyond", the second of the loosely-defined "Gates of Hell" trilogy by Lucio Fulchi, following after "The City of the Living Dead". Certainly deserves its reputation, it takes the dream-like horrors of the first and amplifies them. As the evil is unleashed from one of the seven gates of Hell beneath a Hotel (another having been closed in the preceding film) the world really starts to lose coherence.

There's a genuine sense of the other worldly leaking in, and some truly nasty set peices. The use of eyes is fascinating, from the blind seer, to the numerous ways they're gouged and eaten and impaled - eyes are the window of the soul, and here, vision is clearly linked to forbidden horror in the world beyond. Some brilliant ideas, such as the constant water that's flooding the basement actually coming from the 'hell' beyond. This is clearly a nightmarish film, some horribly segments, but it has a real sense of otherworldiness that's very effective.

 - Scarecrow

General Discussion / Horror and Genre
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:55:57 am »

i have always maintained "horror" in itself is *not* a genre. It's a state, an intent, it's about feeling and fear that you are putting into a film, but the film in question might be anything else.

Alien is a Science-fiction film that uses horror.

Halloween is a thriller film that uses horror, and also arguably "slasher" which I do think is a more defined genre.

Dracula is a period fantasy film that uses horror.

Horror is very hard to define, there is really no one definition.

This said, what's your favourite type of "horror"?

 - Scarecrow

General Discussion / That Music Thread
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:57:49 am »

Favourite bands, songs, soundtracks, scores, composers or even music videos. All goes here. If you like!

Anyone who knows me likely knows my favourite band is Garbage and thus I have rather eager for their new album this year. My favourite song of all time is "Only Happy When It Rains".

Garbage are closely followed by "Iron Maiden", and my favourite album being "Number of the Best". I also particularly like "Killers" and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son".

 - Scarecrow

General Discussion / Favourite "Star Wars" Film
« on: January 05, 2012, 03:58:38 pm »

And why not? It's a fairly geeky idea, and all, but most people love at least one of them!

Sorry purists, placing them in the Lucas order and sticking to the core six, so if your favourite IS Ewoks: Battle for Ednor then you're out of luck!

Just want to say, "Return of the Jedi" gets my vote! Empire is great, but Jedi is much more fun, and I'm a sucker for a ultimate battle between good and evil!

 - Scarecrow

Say Hi / Obligatory First Post
« on: February 12, 2011, 12:03:14 pm »

There had to be a first post, and so here it is! Woot.

 - Scarecrow

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