Posts of Blood: IT: The Complete History of Pennywise

It, also known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, The Deadlights and Robert Gray, is the evil entity that has plagued Derry for over a million years. Throughout the novel, It by Stephen King, we receive a trickle of information regarding the history of It, from It’s inception millions of years ago in an interdimensional void known as The Macroverse, to It’s arrival in Derry before the Ice Age to It’s ultimate battle against the Losers Club and beyond.

In this video I’ll be going over the ENTIRE (!) chronological life of Pennywise / It, doing a complete breakdown and analysis of the character, discussing what drives It, what rules bind It, and explaining the events seen in the book that never made the movie or mini-series adaptations.

This will cover the entire known history of Pennywise from the creation of It to the present. Please note that this will only analyse the ancient creature as It is are written in the books of Stephen King. I will show clips from the movies as a visual aid, but for the purposes of Horror History, the books are canon!

Posts of Blood: Story Time & Tremors

Story time/Posts of Blood/reblog: I believe I have shared this story a few times in a number podcasts I’ve done over the years. But I don’t think I’ve wrote about it yet.

The movie Tremors as odd as it sounds has become vary near and dear to my heart. When I was younger, my Father worked with a college who his building as a sister campus. One of the rooms had a huge TV almost a mini theater if you would. About one a month or every other month, we would have a movie night there and order a lot of pizza, etc.

One day we rented Tremors because we hadn’t seen it yet. We fell in love with it haha. Later on the second one came out and another movie called Deep Rising. At that point started calling Worm Fest. As more Tremors movie kept coming out the more we added to the list.

So many great memories and times we shared. To this day I continued the tradition with my kids and friends. This something started by my Father and I and I hope my kids will keep this going. Now that we have new Tremors movie out now, it’s time to start the new year Worm Fest again!

But now that I’ve shared that with you. Please check this other post that triggered this is the memory. HMM Day 22 – Tremors

The balance of gore and feel good attitude is a perfect concoction for people that aren’t necessarily hard core horror fanatics like you and me. But that isn’t to say the movie is a baby class kind of horror flick.

HMM Day 22 – Tremors

Best Horror Movies of the 1940s

By the time the 1940’s the horror movie was now fully established in cinema. The Second World War gave the world true horrors which was often reflected on the big screen. Other filmmakers took a different route and used scary flicks as a means of pure escapism. The Universal Monsters proved they still had plenty […]

Best Horror Movies of the 1940s

HMM Day 20 – The Devil Bat

Today for day twenty of my Horror Movie Marathon I would like to not only post another Golden Age classic horror film, but to make this post in honor of classic legend Bela Lugosi. Since today is Lugosi’s birthday and he is such an icon for the horror community, it only seems fitting to give […]

HMM Day 20 – The Devil Bat

HMM Day 23 – The Thing

Holy monkey balls someone in my work named James came down with Covid-19! Now we’re all doomed and I know I am going to get it! I knew this was going to happen, it was only a matter of time and now the entire company is going to get infected and we’re all gonna die! […]

HMM Day 23 – The Thing

Posts of Blood: Faust: Love of the Damned

Every once an awhile a movie comes out that is so bad, it’s good. Faust is one of those movies. While it is based off a comic series, the movie captures the essence. Shockingly the graphics for the film were very good. Given the budget and period of time this movie came out.

Now be forewarned in this movie and comics. There is a of violence and gore, a long with nudity.

I remember finding this movie, while I was looking for more movies with the actor from Wish Master. Reading the back and going what the hell!? Okay I’ll rent it. Yes rent.. Blockbuster was still a thing back then. At the time I wasn’t aware that it had been a comic series for a number of years before. So I jumped blindly into this weird world.

While the movie isn’t the greatest. But I love bad movies and this is easily in my top 10. It’s corny, cheesy, violent, gore, sexy fun. Definitely turn your brain off while watching it hahaha and don’t over think it.

Faust: Love of the Damned is a 2000 American English-language Spanish superhero horror film directed by Brian Yuzna. It is adapted from a screenplay by David Quinn and Miguel Tejada-Flores based on the comic book of the same name by Tim Vigil and David Quinn. It was produced by Ted Chalmers, Carlos, Julio and Antonio Fernández, Bea Morillas, Miguel Torrente and Brian Yuzna. It premiered at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival on 12 October 2000.

Original comic book series.

Faust is the lead superhero character and title of a collective series of comic books by Tim Vigil (art) and playwright David Quinn (stories), released by American publishers Northstar Comics, Caliber Comics, Avatar Press, and principally by Vigil and Quinn’s own Rebel Studios.

Alongside fellow graphic novels like the Watchmen, The Crow, and The Dark Knight Returns, Faust was credited with popularizing the “deconstructed superheroes” genre and the notion “comics aren’t just for kids.” One of the bestselling independent comics of the era, Faust issue 1 sold over 100,000 copies with later issues averaging 50,000 sales per issue, most of which sold through several printings and editions.

The series featured strong graphic violence and sexual situations. The main series is known as “Faust: Love Of The Damned” and started publishing in 1987, with new issues being published irregularly, roughly once a year, or sometimes every two years. David Quinn completed a script in 1996 (when writing the proposal to sell the film). The gap between issues grew wider with time. Issue 13 was published in 2005. It then took seven years for the authors to deliver the two last issues, 14 and 15, which concluded the story 25 years after the first episode.

The comic book series Faust: Love Of The Damned was banned in Canada and England.

It has been widely theorized that the mainstream comic book series Spawn, which debuted in 1992, was directly inspired by Faust. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has stated publicly that he remembers Tim Vigil’s work “from way back – he’s definitely got talent.”

Information sources:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust:_Love_of_the_Damned

“Just an outbreak of chaos” — Faust: Love of the Damned

Posts of Blood: Hellraiser: Origins

Mike Le Han and Paul Gerrard teamed up to create a short video to aid in their pitch of Hellraiser: Origins a brand new reimagining of the world of hellraiser, sadly, it never came to be and until now, very few pieces of information is available on the project. today I run through the New pinhead, new leviathan and of course the new engineer, the coenobites!

check out Paul Gerrard’s website!
http://www.gerrardart.com

The trailer was released on an independent website and on YouTube on 31 October 2013. Approximately two minutes (2:07) minutes long, it opens with ominous music and text fading in and out of the center frame:

Before there was man…

Before any life…

There was…

HELL

It then cuts to a top down view of a thin, disheveled man kneeling in a square of salt and lit candles, solving what fans of the franchise would recognize as the Lament Configuration from the original Hellraiser films. The top of the box opens and the man lets out a howl of agony, the camera rapidly zooming down and into the open box. It follows a twisting, convoluted tunnel of flesh, similar to a human intestine. The camera reaches the end of the tunnel where the view is entirely obscured by a bright light.

The shot fades in to reveal an apparent sea of writhing, naked human bodies covered in blood, with body parts and viscera scattered throughout. The camera continues to pan over the sea of bodies until reaching a platform, rising and gradually revealing a stylized version of Hellraiser’s Pinhead. The shot zooms slowly in to an extreme close up as Pinhead opens his eyes and music fades in. In a deep, inhuman voice he says “Welcome to Hell'”.

The scene then cuts to a wider shot of Hell, showing Pinhead standing on a platform, surrounded by an even larger sea of bodies. The shot flickers in and out, each time zooming further out and finally fading to Hellraiser: Origins and showing the web address for the project’s page.

Rather sad this did not come to light. Around the same time they were trying to get this project green light. Clive Barker announced that he was working on a reboot to the movie series. Sadly that also has not come to light. Instead we have Hulu’s Books of Blood…. Which was “okay”.. I’ll write about that later. Barker did also announce that he is coming out with a new book for this month.