Friday, November 25, 2016

Candidate #2

(October 2016)

"Do 'ya sense it?
"Something is coming.
"A strange vessel headed for the cove…”

What do you get when you take alumni from Twin Peaks (Harley Peyton) and Hannibal (Nick Antosca), and the son of noted director John Landis (Max), toss them into a wild, creatively horrific blender, then sprinkle the goo that’s left onto a heap of steaming Creepypasta?
You get the highly unsettling Channel Zero: Candle Cove.

This is the kind of TV horror we desperately need, the kind that never forgets that horror isn’t just about jump scares and on-screen gore; that it’s also about tone and atmosphere.
Craig William Macneill (who directed all six episodes) certainly understands this, and now, based on what I saw on Candle Cove, I feel the need to check out his feature, The Boy (the one with David Morse and Rainn Wilson).

This is the first time the post-BSG SyFy has come up with a winner of this caliber. (The fact that Channel Zero isn’t even science fiction, but a horror anthology,  is another conversation entirely.)
So looking forward to Season 2, based on “The No-End House.”

“A fire needs fuel.
“Power demands sacrifice.
“I made mine a long time ago.”

(Channel Zero OS courtesy of

Candidate #1

(March 2016)

"There's nothing a man cannot do once he accepts the fact that there is no God.”

After teaming up with Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures on the Evil Dead remake, Fede Alvarez again works under Raimi’s auspices on the taut and twisted little motherf*cker known as Don’t Breathe.
Written by Alvarez and his Evil Dead co-writer Rodo Sayagues, and co-opting both the star (Jane Levy) and composer (Roque Baños) of same, Don’t Breathe is the vicious tale of three young thieves who pick the wroooong house to break into.
Alvarez displays masterful control of tension and space/setting here, taking along familiar genre faces like Dylan Minnette and Stephen Lang along for the ride.

(Don’t Breathe OS’ courtesy of &

Monday, November 14, 2016


NovKon is nigh!
This coming weekend, November 19 & 20, at the Bayanihan Center on Pioneer.

Saturday, Nov 19 - 10AM to 8PM
Sunday, Nov 20 - 11AM to 7PM

And here's the Alamat/'Verse table (click to embiggen):

In case you missed the earlier posts, there'll be SIX new releases at NovKon: Batch 1 is here, and Batch 2 is here.

As always, we'll have discounted 'Verse packs, among them, a 2016 NovKon Awesome Six-Pack!, which includes all 6 new releases for P300. 

Set the dates: November 19 & 20, at the Bayanihan Center on Pioneer.

Hope to see all you mighty fine folk at NovKon this weekend!
#komikonPH #Komikon2016

you can’t drink just six,


Saturday, November 5, 2016


Yes, three more issues launching at this year's NovKon (which is, by the way, a mere two weeks away!)...


DAKILA: Kadena
Issue 1 (of 3)
By David Hontiveros and Patrick Flores

Your name is Brandon Ramirez and you’ve been a geek your whole life: comics, movies, RPGs, cosplay.

And now you’re officially the world’s first superhero, as evidenced by the cape, the mask, the totally ripped physique, and those crazy-awesome powers.

Higher agencies seem to have conspired to steer you right into that skintight outfit.

We have only one question:
How’s that working out for you?

Dakila is invited to a special event at Eden Manila, only to discover the dark and vicious secret the amusement park hides beneath the wild rides and the brightly colored mascot costumes.

Issue 1 (of 4)
By David Hontiveros and Gaston S. Garcia

Dakila faces Zalim, a demon that actualized in cyberspace, and is now running a criminal empire in Brazil.
Yuh-huh. A demon that crawled out of the Internet.
Oh noes!

Dakila. 18 years old. Cosmic champion.
All of a sudden, acne and getting a driver’s license are so not a big deal anymore.

URIEL: Hekhalot
Issue 4A (of 4)
By David Hontiveros and Michael Urbano

Uriel is a mighty arel, held in reverence and awe by his fellow arelim, feared and despised by the shedim hordes.
And right now, his fate and existence lie in the hands of his seven-year-old mortal charge, Maleck de los Santos.

The penultimate issue of Hekhalot!
A wounded Uriel faces the maddened kerub Malael in the diabul, while back in the oikoumene, the diabolically swayed Dr. Perez attacks, and Maleck is told that it's time to open the door to the mysterious Room 314...

Aaaand there you go.
That brings the new releases at this year’s NovKon to six! (There may be a 3rd batch, but we’ll need to see what happens in the next few days…)

In the meantime, this is The 1st Batch, in case you missed it the first time.

Set the dates: November 19 & 20, at the Bayanihan Center on Pioneer.

Hope to see all you mighty fine folk at NovKon!
#komikonPH #Komikon2016

you can’t drink just six,