You've read about places like this, but never felt much weight in the words. They resonated just long enough to be dismissed as some mad man's day dream or outright impossibility. Perhaps that was your own way of shielding your mind from the luring pull of such a place in reality...Visitors of The Overlook Theatre thought nothing of it either. They would come, in singles, pairs, or flocks, simply to bask in the art of film. The visits became more regular, and enjoyment turned to glutton, discussion to debate. Soon, they were planted in the theatre more often than not, and their lives were paying the price. The seductive touch that once drew them in was tightening its hold on their souls, separating the qualities that ensured some balance, discarding them as waste; only leaving one absolutely precise crumb of who they used to be to take over the void.
- The Huntress
Brief Description: This grizzly from Northern California may look quite intimidating, but fear not, for a savory sonnet will sooth this savage soul.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Historical
Favorite Music Genre(s): Medieval-Baroque
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Lion in Winter (1968), Barry Lyndon (1975), Restoration (1995), Hamlet (1996), Master and Commander (2003)
Site: Notebooks of a Wicked Company: The literary beast, Berkeley Blazer unleashes his thoughts in blog forum.
Top Article(s): "Serbian Film" (Wrap up), The Berkeley Blazer Overlooks: The Duke of Burgundy
Name: Book Wyrm
Brief Description: This Dragon knows what true wealth is and it surely does not come in the form of human currency. The Book Wyrm's lair is littered with gems of literature, chests of novels, and a mound of manga upon which she sleeps.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Anime, Documentary
Favorite Music Genre(s): J-pop
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Basket Case (1982), Gremlins (1984), Battle Royale (2000), Happiness of the Katakuris (2002), Naruto: The Last (2014)
Site: Attack on Anime: Take a trip through Book Wyrm's lair as she informs you of and reviews old & current Anime coming out of Japan. (Removed)
Brief Description: ???
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Crime Drama,Human Interest Documentaries, Journalism, Neo-Westerns, and Satires
Favorite Music Genre(s): Alternative (Whatever that means), Classic/Outlaw Country, Classic Rock, Delta Blues, Roots Rock
Top 5 Favorite Movies: No Country for Old Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Network, King of comedy, In the Heat of the Night
Brief Description: Who knew the ComiCombs bookshop was named after an actual labyrinth hidden beneath the store? The winding passages are made up of shelves of books, graphic novels, and comics, boxes and boxes of comics. Alphabetizing, memorizing, and hoarding these art tombs is an undead creature, sentenced to a life of solitude and silence...
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Animated, Sci-fi, and Horror
Favorite Music Genre(s): Metal, Rap/Hip-Hop, Video Game Soundtracks
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Thing (1982), Aliens (1986), Akira (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997), Moon (2009)
Brief Description: Everyone’s misplaced a TV remote, key, or phone before and on the rare occasion they never pop back up. Those instances occur when one's house has a wall goblin. Dabbles had been living in an abandoned suburban house with his stuffed animal Cornelius, when the projector appeared. After that cursed foggy night, several other creatures started to frequent his abode. Often observing but never participating Dabbles has recently made his presence known, but only after a long talk with Cornelius.
Favorite Movie Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, and Sci-Fi
Favorite Music Genre(s): Eclectic
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Empire Strikes back (1980), Back to the Future II (1989), Tommy Boy (1995), Fifth Element (1997), Inception (2010)
Top Article(s): N/A
Brief Description: A fondness for crude comedies mixed with a love for anything alcoholic makes one very ornery reviewer.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Science Fiction, Horror (Post Scream Slashers), and Super Hero films.
Favorite Music Genre(s): Pop (Bubble Gum/Latin), Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Scarface (1983), Karate Kid (1984), Predator (1987), Lost Boys (1987), Scary Movie (2000)
Site: The Daily Burrito with the Great Hornito: The Great Hornito speaks about wrestling, covering everything from the WWE, bay area's APW, his own league RTW and even some back yard wrestling. (Not Active)
Drunken Posts: The Fallen Ones
Brief Description: This lean, mean, killing machine is one of the best Street Samurai to walk the concrete wastelands; In fact the only time this distopian lioness isn't stalking her pray, is when she's enjoying a good film. Why she travels to a haunted theatre in a past time to enjoy such things, is beyond anyone still among the living.
Favorite Movie Genre: Horror-Comedy
Favorite Music Genre(s): Heavy metal/Power metal, Industrial
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Vertigo (1958), The Exorcist (1973), Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Predator (1987), Hatchet (2006)
Top Article(s): "Overlooked Crowd Funding"
Name: The Impostor
Brief Description: This blood thirsty super fan, loves only the most realistic kills. If your film is lacking the proper amount of blood it takes to keep him happy, he may just seek you out and claim what you owe.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Everything! except westerns...
Favorite Music Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Pop, and R&B.
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Psycho (1960), Halloween (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Scream (1996), Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Top Article(s): Bluray Tuesday
Brief Description: Tormented by constant nightmares of foul creatures gathering in a dilapidated theatre, Johnny Ocelot often finds himself walking the streets at night instead of sleeping. The only relief for this artist comes from a cup of coffee he sips while creating short comics of his worst night terrors and the characters that frequent them.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Art-house
Favorite Music Genre(s): Progressive
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Good the Bad and the Ugly (1966), 2001 Space Odyssey (1968), Eraser Head (1977), Akira (1988), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Site: The Art of Johnny Ocelot (Facebook)
Brief Description: To keep the music scene clean, he's been known to get mean, so new jacks, culture vultures, and posers beware... KillDozer's back and this ghoul brings new un-life to the word cool.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Horror (Classic Universal Monsters/70's, 80's Gore)
Favorite Music Genre(s): Hardcore, Goth/Industrial, Punk, Grime, Rockabilly
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Merry Poppins (1964), Phantasm (1979), The Thing (1982), Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
Name: Lord Battle
Brief Description: If Robert E. Howard wrote and directed a horror movie, it would be about Lord Battle, the cruel tyrant of the Overlook Theatre and the creatures he forces to review horror films.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Horror, Arthouse,Anything 3D and Documentary.
Favorite Music Genre(s): Metal (All but false) and Sound Tracks
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Wizards (1977), Dawn of the Dead (1978), The Monster Squad (1987), They Live (1988), Gummo (1997)
Site: Fancy yourself a catoptromancer? Then gather your crystal ball a peer into Lord Battles world... if you dare. (Instagram)
Favorite Posts: "Lovely Molly", "Maniac",
Name: Math Mage
Brief Description: Master of a million formulas the Math Mage will spellbind you with algorithms.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Campy Horror, Kung-fu
Favorite Music Genre(s): Epic Metal/Euro-pop
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Adventures of Hercules II (1985), Fifth Element (1997), Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Paprika (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008)
Top Article(s): "It Follows"
Name: Speed Demon
Brief Description: Can't Drive 55? Just snort a line of Redline? A Road Warrior entering a Death Race? Or maybe you're just Fast and Furious, driving angry, with the need for speed down Fury Road? Slow down or you'll summon the Speed Demon. This ancient cenobite of acceleration has been around since the advent of the wheel and he plays for keeps, pink-slip and soul.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Animation
Favorite Music Genre(s): Metal, Industrial, Electronic, Ambient, Bay Area Gangsta Rap (Older preferably)
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust, Ninja Scroll, Dark City, Event Horizon, Predator
Brief Description: Was it a true love or a hated enemy that caused this once mighty hero to trade his soul and legend for a chance to cheat death? No one left alive knows. But one thing is for sure... he's starting to rot.
Site: We Be Knives
Brief Description: Does art imitate life or vice versa? The Gross Uncle hopes for the latter, as every foul fiend, eerie entity, and ghoulish goblin he’s ever drawn has been moving into the vacant place next door… Time to paint something a little more positive..?
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Animated, Comedy, and Fantasy
Favorite Music Genre(s): Metal: All types but mostly NWOBHM, and classic American Heavy Metal. Old school Skate Punk and Crust Punk.
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Holy Mountain (1973), Young Frankenstein (1974), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), The Room (2003), The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Brief Description: Filmmakers fear the cold wrath of the Ice Giant, for if your film doesn't put him to sleep beware his blunt approach to reviews. (Blunt Reviews do D12 +4 (Str) Blunt damage)
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Gangster
Favorite Music Genre(s): Hard Rock
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Thing (1982), A Bittersweet Life (2005), Weirdsville (2007), The Yellow Sea (2010), A New World (2013)
Brief Description: This master performer/tailor's work can be traced back to 1643 when he first took the stage. Sadly the days of kabuki are long gone but thanks to an unholy pact, Kabuki Senpai (as he is now known) enjoys cosplaying at the constant conventions happening all across America. And if you need help with your costume just ask, but don't be surprised if he expects you to take cosplay as seriously as he does.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Martial Arts, Horror, Military, Hong Kong Action Cinema, Comedy
Favorite Music Genre(s): All
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Sound of Music (1965), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Jurassic Park (1993), The Crow (1994), Bad boys 2 (2003)
Brief Description: Hailing from the frozen North, this vixen is friend to lycanthropes and blight to the horned mares. Nothing is sacred when you make sport of decapitating the pure.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Fantasy
Favorite Music Genre(s): Alternative, Metal, New Wave, Rock
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Last Unicorn (1982), Legend (1985), The Labyrinth (1986), The Fifth Element (1997), Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Brief Description: Used to creating his own worlds, The Dungeon Master has little patience for unimaginative storytelling.
Favorite Movie/Music Genre(s): Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Movie Scores
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Seven Samurai (1954), The Hobbit (1977), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Transformers the Movie (1986)
Site: Quest on Quex: A rare glimpse into a DM's mind.
Reviews: "Race Wars: The Remake", "The Sinful Dwarf", "Cast A Deadly Spell", "Robot Jox"
Brief Description: Once a simple drummer, Drumachine decided that, in order to improve further, he must do something radical... He now applies his robotic sensibilities to film reviews.
Favorite Movie/Music Genre(s): ???
Top 5 Favorite Movies: The Shining (1980), Blade Runner (1982), Brazil (1985), Jacobs Ladder (1990), Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Reviews: "Race Wars: The Remake", "My Little Eye", "Jack Ketchum's The Lost", "SummerSlam 2013", "Spiral", "Rolling Vengeance", "The Burnt House", "Unicorn City", "Scary MoVie", "Blood Tracks", "The Lords of Salem", "Cast A Deadly Spell", "Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector"