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THIS JUSTIN: The Fine Art Of Comedic Horror

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talk your ear off about why I love it so much. Heavy spoilers ahead for both AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and SHAUN OF THE DEAD, so stop now if  you haven’t seen these films! “Horror-comedy” is a subgenre that when it’s brought up I kind of inwardly groan and outwardly nervously laugh. For every Beetlejuice or What We Do In The Shadows, you have dozens of Scary
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The Printed Screen: DARKMAN (1990) (Part 1 of 3)

In The Printed Screen, I’ll be taking an irreverent look at comic book adaptations of notable films. Some of these were released at around the same time as their film counterpart, with the comic being based on an initial script and/or concept art, while others came out months or years after the fact. I’ll break down notable differences, look at the advantages and limitations of comic books compared to celluloid, and try to look at the broader context that led to the creation of both works. The big bang for superhero movies occurred in 1989 with Tim Burton’s Batman. Stay with
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