Thursday, October 18, 2012

Longbox of the Damned: Vincent Price Presents #3



Longbox of the Damned 18. ‎

24 comments:

De-Ji said...

Yay! Episode on my birthday! Hee hee, thanks for brightening up my birthday Moarte!

Sounds almost like when the character's skin turns dark and they go crazy and start eating people, it almost sounds like they're turning into a wendigo.

As to what happens to you when the box closes, I'm sure we'll find out at the end of the month. ^u^;

Daniel T. Stack said...

Happy Birthday De-Ji!

As a matter of fact I would Love to know. Just think about Elvira mistress of the night or all the local hosts with their various horror themes. Just what does happen to the Horror Hosts when they are not on air?

Interesting that his wild ravenous appearance seemed to have its skin go white in that final frame. If I can ever find an actual comic shop again I have to see if its in stock.

Why do they have to tear down malls on the hope of building something else there without finalizing the deal first?

John Teece said...

It is an interesting thought; will Moarte be sticking around or maybe just return next year?

De-Ji said...

Thanks, Daniel!

LucasChad said...

I've been most curious about the Vincent Price comic since I spotted it in the intro. After all, he is one of the coolest horror legends who ever lived. I'm sure you'll be asked the obvious question about any favorite Vincent Price horror film? Me, I've seen plenty of good ones from him, but don't have a personal favorite. The ones I like the most include The Invisible Man Returns, House of Wax, The Tingler, and any of the Corman/Poe movies.

This does remind me of another horror comic series hosted by Bela Lugosi. I bet we will see an issue of it in the Longbox.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Frosty said...

"It is an interesting thought; will Moarte be sticking around or maybe just return next year?"
Well in the previous VLOG Lewis said that he may do an extra LotD next summer (plus the one in next october.)
But Moarte is not likely to be on the main show.

Anonymous said...

If there is such a thing as Brucesploitation, should this be called Pricesploitation?

Movie-Brat said...

First off, Happy Birthday De-Ji! :)

Moving on, well various episodes of Tales from the Crypt do show him doing a variety of hobbies technically.

And concerning this comic, at first I thought it was made when Vincent Price was alive. However this particular comic looks like it's worth reading and doesn't seem to show any signs of disrespect to the actual actor.

Interesting story and hey, I'd like to see where they went with it.

Arianne said...

I'm sure that our questions will be answered on october 31st that We might have about our ghoulish host.
I do love me some Vincent Price. Even in comic book form

Bryan said...

Happy Birthday De-Ji
And I heard in a vlog that Linkara is planning on doing Longbox not only next year, but might bring him back in 6 months to do a Midsummer's Nightmare. I really love the LOTD concept, and am glad to hear he is enjoying it so much he may do it more often.

Darren Davis said...

Thanks for reviewing one of our books. I just found your site...and wow! You do a unique take on reviewing. I loved it!

We do work with Vincent Price's daughter on these books. She loves what we are doing with the series. It is up to issue #37 - and now we are launching a couple mini series from that.

Price always creeped me out as a kid - and I wanted to pay homage to him in this series. As for the biographies - what people do not realize is that we work with a lot of these celebrities and their non-profits. So it might seem like - exploitation. They are also there to help bring in new reader who never been to a comic book store before. Because sales are dwindling all over the market.

On a side note - De-Ji - email me at ddavis@bluewaterprod.com and I will sen dyou a bunch of the Price comic book for your birthday!

Once again - thank you for taking the time to review the series - and you have a new fan too!

Darren Davis
Publisher
www.bluewaterprod.com

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Thanks for reviewing one of our books. I just found your site...and wow! You do a unique take on reviewing. I loved it!"

Glad to hear! Longbox of the Damned has been an experiment with me. The regular show, Atop the Fourth Wall, focuses on the worst the indutry has had to offer over the last eighty years. Longbox has been a look at good horror comics every day in October, and this is the third time a creator has found out about them and enjoyed them, so color me pleased that you liked it!

"We do work with Vincent Price's daughter on these books. She loves what we are doing with the series. It is up to issue #37 - and now we are launching a couple mini series from that."

Well, that's good to hear! Having old horror stars act as horror hosts is such a brilliant idea that I'm shocked it never got used on TV.

"Price always creeped me out as a kid - and I wanted to pay homage to him in this series. As for the biographies - what people do not realize is that we work with a lot of these celebrities and their non-profits. So it might seem like - exploitation. They are also there to help bring in new reader who never been to a comic book store before. Because sales are dwindling all over the market."

And that's true. And I don't have any actual problem with doing biography comics, it's just that the styles used for them are... often weird. Creative, admittedly, but weird. I do appreciate bringing in new customers; heaven knows the industry needs it.

My problems with Bluewater have more been the occasional reports I've heard about creators not getting paid for their work, but I don't blame any specific person for that and I don't know that many real details about those circumstnaces.

But anyway, thanks for checking out the video and I'm glad you liked it!

Dragons Dusk said...

I miss Vincent Price. I've gone hunting for Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' on occasion just to hear his narration. He had the most perfect voice for horror, especially for tales with ambiguous endings, where you weren't sure if the people in the story were okay or not, making one wonder about their own reality.

This is so going on the 'get later' list. Really groovy review.

De-Ji said...

Holy cow! So many Happy Birthday wishes! Thank you all! I appreciate every single one of them.
Everybody be sure to give the video the attention it deserves too! ^^

Sorry Linkara. I didn't think people would respond like that. ^^;

Unknown said...

I'm actually impressed how they actually used the "ooonish" big lipped nappy haired black sterotype as a monsterous horror villain, it's actually pretty damn scary in context

WoodBuzz said...

Great episode and like De-Ji it was my b-day yesterday to and congrats on the creator finding your video Lewis ^_^

Anonymous said...

I always thought it was obvious what happened to the hosts. For them time is always one story after the next, and the time when we turn off the TV or close the book doesn't exist for them.
And then there are the sadistic freaks who narrate what's happening to some poor person because the narrator is a jerk who set the entire thing up, but that's a story for another time.

TimTE01 said...

This one's certainly right up my alley, since I love Vincent Price and his films.

It makes me really want to track down the 'Abominable Dr. Phibes' comic. Simply put: it's the best Horror film ever IMHO. With only one sequel, i'm certainly up for more material.

I just hope that they have done the character/film justice.

P.S. They made a 'Leprechaun' mini-series too? Hot damn- that should either be great or terrible! Given the film series, it could always be both.

Arcane Flame said...

Why do I think that what Moarte does in his free time is going to involve watching Care Bears with 90s Kid and Snowflame?

Dee Cross said...

I'm not sure how I feel about this comic. I'm not sure how necessary it is that the disease turns people into blackface cannibals.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who noticed that the infected people looked like rabid Golliwogs? Seriously, that's what they look like to me. Maybe it could be connected to the main character or something. P.S. Love your reviews Linkara! Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

I like how cryptic that speech about how we protect ourselves from our worst feard with "glass prisons". It's been two or three days, and yet I still can't decode that

Anonymous said...

Seriously, what does it mean?