Creatures of the Overlook Theatre

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

Name: The Ascendant
Frequency: One must perform a ritual.
Brief DescriptionWhile The Ascendant utters no falsehoods, his flesh is a road map of failure and the delusions of enlightenment.
Favorite Movie Genre(s)Exploitation, Horror, Kung-Fu, Action, Science Fiction, Western
Favorite Music Genre(s)Hardcore, Pop Punk, Metal, Trip-Hop, Motown, Soul, Pop, Grindcore, Psychedelic Rock
Top 5 Favorite MoviesThe Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Léon: The Professional (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Chasing Amy (1997), Infernal Affairs (2002)

Name: The Berkeley Blazer
Frequency: As frequent as a full moon.
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
Frequency: Slumbering.
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)

Name: Captured by the Beast
Frequency: Missing.
Brief Description: Ever get that feeling like someone's watching you? Well with all this readily available technology, they're probably recording you too... Next time you see a photographer advertising on Instagram just think about if their models ever made it home.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Comedy, Horror (Found Footage, Zombie)
Favorite Music Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Techno
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Predator (1987), Blue Street (1999), The Fast And The Furious (2001), Step Brothers (2008), Insidious (2010)
Social Media: @capturedbythebest (Instagram)

Name: Clark Little
Frequency: He's not showing up unless he has too.
Brief Description: Clark Little is a Mississippi-born performer masquerading as a Californian and depending on the audience, is masquerading as a performer. Clark hosts a very unsuccessful and borderline unlistenable podcast about horror films called “The Overlook Hour”. - (taken from sketchfest 2018)
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

Name: The Creature of the ComiCombs
Frequency: Six feet under.
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)

Name: Dabbles
Frequency: Can't get rid of him.
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)
Social Media: @NiloStyle (twitch, instagram)

Name: The Great Hornito
Frequency: Don't count on him, but definitly don't count him out.
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

Name: Huntress
Frequency: Omnipresent. (Founder)
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 dystopian 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)
Site: N/A
Top Article(s): "Overlooked Crowdfunding"
Social Media: @huntress_olt (Instagram)

Name: The Impostor
Frequency: Legend
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)
Site: N/A
Social Media: terrell88 (instagram) terrell826 (twitter)

Name: Johnny Ocelot
Frequency: Over it.
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)
SiteThe Art of Johnny Ocelot (Facebook)

Name: KillDozer
Frequency: Legend
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)
Social Media: XjustinXalcatrazX (instagram)

Name: Lord Battle
Frequency: Bearer of the cursed projector.
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, Found Footage, 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), Conquest (1983), They Live (1988), Gummo (1997)
Social Media: Fancy yourself a catoptromancer? Then gather your crystal ball a peer into Lord Battles world... if you dare. @lordbattle (Instagram)

Name: Math Mage
Frequency: Math Mage was here before and probably after everyone else.
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)
Editorial: "It Follows" (wrap-up)

Name: Speed Demon
Frequency: A weekly roadwarrior until viewing The Forest.
Brief DescriptionCan't Drive 55? Just snort a 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

Name: Trash
Frequency: Legend
Brief Description:
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Cult, Dance, Sci-fi horror, (Death Game), Weird Horror
Favorite Music Genre(s): Garage Rock, New Wave, Punk
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Altered States (1980), The Thing (1982), The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989), Showgirls (1995), Cube (1997)
Editorial: Amazon Prime Hates Your Horror Movie
Social Media: @dvdboxset (Twitter)

Name: Wandering Panda
Frequency: Like clockwork.
Brief Description: Adventure, Food, Film, Travel, and always in the latest shoe releases. The Wandering Panda roams endlessly but can always be spotted where ever the Overlook Theatres haunted projector manifests.
Favorite Movie Genre(s): Anime, Horror, Musicals
Favorite Music Genre(s): Rock, Metal, Hip Hop, Anything/Everything
Top 5 Favorite Movies: Battle Royal, Coach Carter, Freedom Writers, Kimi No Nawa (Your Name), Rent
Social Media: @w0nderingpanda (Instagram)

---Allied Creatures---

Name: B.4.D.K.
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

Name: The Gross Uncle
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)
Site: The Gross

---M.I.A. Characters---

Name: Ice Giant
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)

Name: Kabuki Senpai
Brief DescriptionThis 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 MoviesThe Sound of Music (1965), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Jurassic Park (1993), The Crow (1994), Bad boys 2 (2003)

Name: Unicorn Slayer
Brief Description: Hailing from the frozen North, this vixen is a 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)

Name: The Dungeon Master
Brief Description: Used to create 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"

Name: Drumachine
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"


  1. Aww I'm sad I didn't make the list.

  2. Do you guys ever do meet ups like screenings or anything?

    1. Not yet, but it's something we've been thinking about a lot lately and we do attend a ton of events on a fan/press level.