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If you’re a Hammer Horror fan, you’ll definitely want to take a look at a new series of custom-made collectible figures that are just being made available for sale. The figures – which are produced by an independent company named Distinctive Dummies – are part of a line dubbed “Mego Style,” and are made in the vein of 8-inch tall figures released by iconic toymaker Mego during the 1970s and early ’80s.
Adam Green’s 2006 slasher film Hatchet boldly branded itself a return to “old-school American horror” – and rightly so. The story of supernatural killer Victor Crowley was unremittingly bloody, earning the ire of the MPAA, who bestowed it with the commercial kiss of death: an NC17. Even more cartoonish and bloody, Hatchet II amps up the mayhem considerably.
Following up with the literary theme of Dave Alexander’s previous posting is my look at a set of highly beloved children’s books that many readers may recognize from their youth, and of which may even be responsible for setting them on the path to becoming lifelong horror fanatics: Crestwood House’s Monster Series!
Written in response to the photos which appeared twelve years ago of a mouse which scientists had engineered to grow human ear-shaped cartilage, Splice takes the age-old dream of the human/animal hybrid (think the Minotaur or the Centaur) and makes it flesh in the form of Dren. Played by French actress Dephine Chanéac, Dren is the product of Elsa and Clive (Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody, respectively), brilliant geneticists whose gene splicing techniques have won them fame. They’ll also soon win them fortune if they can convince their backers to let them splice animal DNA with human. But when the answer is no, Elsa and a reluctant Clive push ahead… and create Dren, for better or worse.