By the pricking of my thumb,
something wicked this way comes…
You know what was better than a movie featuring either Frankenstein or Wolf Man? A movie featuring both Frankenstein and Wolf Man. You could call it a cynical attempt at cross-marketing but I always loved the idea of smashing together two universes just to make the characters from each inhabit the same world …like when The A Team would go to Hawaii and team up with Magnum PI.
Okay, maybe that’s a bad example, but still, just imagine how boring the Marvel and DC plotlines would be if they didn’t have latexed crimestoppers from one story clashing with the caped do-gooder from another.
When it comes to films, only the horror genre has shown any inclination to collide worlds in this way. Such a shame, I would pay good money to see Batman Versus Boba Fett, The Terminator Versus Gremlins, or Aliens Versus Predator. No, wait.
This Halloween will see a collision of worlds the like of which hasn’t been seen since Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.
In Universe A Tom Whalen hides a dark secret. Oh, he may seem like a mild-mannered talented bastard graciously sharing his work on Deviant Art but a closer look at his illustrations reveals a twisted world. Who twisted it? Someone with The Strong Stuff. Someone like …Tom Whalen himself!
Meanwhile in Universe Alpha, Olly Moss seems to be the man who has it all. Blogging from his swank pad in London, he casually flicks through copies of The New York Times and GQ magazine that feature his work. He’s at the top of his game. Nothing can touch him. He thinks this will be a weekend like any other. He has no idea.
This Friday, no matter what timeline you inhabit, you won’t want to miss Whalen Versus Moss. Expect thrills, spills and plenty of gore. The Bezier curves will whip and crack, the gradients will be filled with blood, and the RGB values will be rated R.
Jeremy Keith emerged from the Black Lagoon in Ireland, before settling on the haunted shores of Brighton, England where he makes websites with Clearleft. He puts words on the screen at adactio.com and sometimes he even puts words on paper. His latest project, Huffduffer, allows you to create a podcast of found sounds. To relax, Jeremy enjoys torturing people by playing bouzouki in the band Salter Cane.
Congratulations to Mig Reyes, Layer Tennis Season 3 Champion.
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