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

Karl Urban Reaffirms Desire To Reprise Judge Dredd Role In ‘Mega-City One’ Series

Alex Garland’s Dredd is considered a modern cult-hit as the film has done exceptionally well on home video and streaming despite it being a bit of a finical flop when released in theaters back in 2012. The mature comic book film was a reboot of the 2000 AD character Judge Dredd previously portrayed by action-star […]

Karl Urban Reaffirms Desire To Reprise Judge Dredd Role In ‘Mega-City One’ Series

The Raist and The Cain talk movies: Big trouble in Little China

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Hi all! Remember us? We were those two guys that said we were going to talk about films at some point, and well, here we are! Say hi to the nice people of our audience Cain. 
 
Cain: Hello puny meat humans!
 
Okay erm…right! Let’s get this party started! Over to you Cain!
 
Cain: Now, this is a movie both of us got excited about. I know it’s a classic in my book, and I’m pretty sure it’s one in yours as well. What is it about this movie that makes it stand out?
 
Well, you don’t even have to say pretty sure: it is! I mean I own a Deckbuilding game, a book about the making of the film ,an illustrated book that continues the story, so yeah you could say that I have a thing for this movie. Erm, not…

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HMM Day 15 – The Faculty

On The Subject of Horror

By the late 80’s the slasher genre was on a downward spiral to an inevitable end. Film series like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th were pumping out a new sequels every year. Each one being worse than the last. It wasn’t until 1996 when Wes Craven would revitalize the slasher genre with the movie Scream. If there was ever a definition of metacinema, then 1996’s Scream would be it. The lure and entertainment of the movie is in its ability to be “meta.” But the movie revitalized the teen horror setting and would spawn a plethora of copycat slashers like 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer and 1998’s Urban Legend. Even Michael Myers would make another appearance in 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later… which has to be the stupidest title in all horror movie titles. I’m a stickler for film titles and please…

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HMM Day 14 – Slither

On The Subject of Horror

The year was 1993 and I was a young lad sitting in front of my television screen playing my Super Nintendo. Today is a special day because I just got a new game… which is a pretty big damn deal for the nineties! Getting a new game was unheard of when it wasn’t something special like Christmas or your birthday. Let that sink in for all you current day gamers. My average of video game collecting might have averaged two to three a year. Fortunately I have a younger brother which makes our cartridge count up to six or seven a year. One birthday my grandpa bought me World Cup Soccer and Mega Man 4 for the NES! I shit my brains out!

Today you have a plethora of games that you can instantly download whenever you want. The access to new content is so severe and easy that most…

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HMM Day 13 – Dark Night of the Scarecrow

On The Subject of Horror

You know what everybody loves? A good comeuppance movie. That kind of horror movie where the victims being hunted down are in all rights, not innocent. Justice is being completely served. Where moves like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween all have killers going after innocent youth; it is kind of rewarding for a horror movie to feature victims getting their just reward. I mean, I sure do love seeing Jason and Freddy working their magic but I can’t help myself feeling some sense of remorse for our characters. “Come on Krueger! Why did you have to kill Jennifer? She was gonna take Hollywood by fucking storm!”

A good comeuppance death is a perfect moment for insane people like ourselves to root for the killer and enjoy the bloodshed in full throttle. The best is when the bad guy in a horror movie gets it in…

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Star Trek TNG (Season 1, Ep 4): The Last Outpost

Dusty Reviews

Welcome back to Star Trek: The Next Generation. I am doing an episode-by-episode watch, recap, and reaction and blogging about it here. There will be no spoilers for the series beyond the current episode. You can find my prior recaps HERE.

For those of you that don’t want to read the long recap, I provide a quick episode summary here at the top. You can also just scroll down to the “REACTION” heading below.

THE QUICK AND CLEAN SUMMARY:

The Enterprise chase a Ferengi starship that has stole a T-9 energy converter from an unmanned base. Picard hopes to use the mission to learn more about the currently unknown lifeform.

The Enterprise and the Ferengi are both captured by a planet adjacent to where they are trying to communicate with one another. The planet is an ancient outpost of a long extinct intergalactic outpost – however it is still…

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They Live (1988)

Dusty Reviews

I sat down here to write a movie review and chew bubblegum. And I’m all out of bubblegum.

Rating: R
Writer: Ray Nelson(short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning”),John Carpenter(screenplay) (as Frank Armitage)
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster
Release Date: November 4, 1988
Runtime: 1h, 34m

THE PLOT

The movie begins next to a rail line. Roddy Piper’s down-on-his-luck looking character is walking, wearing a camping bag on his bag. He walks from the rail line right into Los Angeles.

He interviews with an older woman for employment. He tells her that his last place of employment was in Denver, Colorado, and that he was laid off. She tells him that there is nothing for him right now. He reacts calmly, as though that is what he expected to hear. A few minutes later we see him outside, camping bag on, walking down the street…

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