Graphic Novels Read in August 2015 Part II

Part I of August’s Graphic Novel Reads was a bit slim, but hopefully Part II will make up for it. I hope you find something of interest. If you do, please let me know.

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It Follows (2014) David Robert Mitchell


It Follows (2014)
Dimension Films
Directed by David Robert Mitchell
Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Mia Chang, others
Written by David Robert Mitchell
Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis
Edited by Julio Perez IV
Music by Rich Vreeland (Disasterpeace)
Anchor Bay DVD (library)
(color, 1:40)

(Mild spoilers early; major spoilers later)

The problem with so, so many horror films lies in the fact that most of them are completely mindless explorations of one or more people frantically running for their lives from some type of bogeyman/creature/zombie/vampire/you fill-in-the-blank. An original, well-developed concept is extremely rare and when one finally appears, you hope against hope that something great is going to happen. With It Follows, something great does happen… up to a point. Yet whether that point is small mound of salt or a mountain is up to you.

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The Small Press Expo is Getting Closer…


If you’re into comics and have never attended the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, you’re really missing out. I attended last year for the first time and have been thinking about SPX 2016 ever since. If you have even the slightest interest in independent comics, you should come for at least a day. (Hey, it’s only $15 for Saturday, Sept. 19, $10 for Sunday Sept. 20, and $20 for both days.)

Some of the guests who’ll be there include:

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The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) Val Guest


The Quatermass Xperiment [US title: The Creeping Unknown] (1958)
Hammer Film Productions
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Anthony Hinds and Robert L. Lippert
Written by Richard Landau and Val Guest
Based on the BBC television play by Nigel Kneale
Cinematography by Walter J. Harvey
Makeup by Philip Leakey
Edited by James Needs
Music by James Bernard
Kino Lorber Blu-ray
(black-and-white, 1:22)

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