Image Comics will release Monstress #1 online and in stores on November 4th. Also: Blu-ray / DVD details for The Diabolical, a Kickstarter campaign for Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive starring Denis O'Hare, a look at TeeFury's second wave of Halloween shirts, and a new teaser for Sable.

Monstress #1: "New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Black Widow) and artist Sana Takeda (X-23, Ms. Marvel) come together for the all-new ongoing fantastic adventure, MONSTRESS, first announced at Image Expo and set to launch from Image Comics this November 2015.

In MONSTRESS, steampunk meets Kaiju in an alternate 1900s Asia, where a teenage girl named Maika begins to unravel her mysterious past, and in the process discovers a psychic connection to a powerful otherworldly creature, one of many that roam the earth — a connection that will transform them both, and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

MONSTRESS #1 (Diamond Code SEP150509) will launch at triple the size, weighing in at 72 pages for only $4.99 and in stores on Wednesday, November 4th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, October 12th. Pre-order cards are available online as a handy advertising tool for customers:"

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The Diabolical: "XLraotr Media will be releasing THE DIABOLICAL on Blu-ray and DVD on November 3rd.  The film stars Ali Larter (Resident Evil franchise, Final Destination franchise) and Arjun Gupta (CBS' "Limitless," Syfy's "The Magicians," ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder," Showtime's "Nurse Jackie") and was directed and co-written by Alistair Legrand."


Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive: Press Release: "The producers of a new public television film about Edgar Allan Poe are counting on the iconic author’s popularity to get their production over the finish line.

“Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive,” starring Denis O’Hare as Poe, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for the month of October and aims to raise $75,000 by 12 midnight (EDT) on Halloween.

“We’re constantly amazed at Poe’s ubiquitous presence on the web,” says the film’s director, Eric Stange. “His worldwide fan base is extremely wide and includes everyone from goths to steam punks to scholars. We’re hoping plenty of them will step up and help us get this project completed.”

The popularity of the film’s star, Denis O’Hare, is also a draw for potential donors, say the filmmakers. O’Hare was recently nominated for an Emmy® for his role in FX’s “American Horror Story,” and has long had a following from his days as the senior vampire Russell Edgington in HBO’s “True Blood.”

Despite Edgar Allan Poe’s fame, many people – including his fans – often have misunderstandings about his life and his work, say the filmmakers. Poe is best known for his horror stories, but he was also a versatile and popular poet, and an influential literary critic and magazine editor.

However, when a scurrilous obituary by a literary rival appeared immediately after his death in 1849, Poe’s false reputation as a drug-addicted, unstable loner was established. The author of “The Tell-Tale Heart” and other classics had a troubled personal life, but the many depictions of him as a dark, demonic character are wrong.

“If Poe the man met Poe the myth on the street, they probably wouldn’t recognize one another,” remarks Hal Poe, one of Poe’s descendants, in the film.

The documentary has received partial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is slated for broadcast on the PBS series American Masters in 2016. The production is based in Boston, and the drama scenes starring O’Hare were filmed at Castle Island’s Fort Independence in Boston Harbor.

The Kickstarter campaign page for “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive” can be found at:"


TeeFury Horror Shirts: The second wave of TeeFury's Halloween collection is here!

Jack Skellington and The Joker are just a few of the iconic characters featured in this round of horror shirts. "Ha-Ha-Halloween Costume by PhantomGum ($17.00 USD), Happy Tattoween by kgullholmen ($17.00 USD), The Great Pumpkin King by waterandlights ($17.00 USD), The Nightmare by Typhoonic ($20.00 USD), Seasons Greetings! by ZombieDollars ($17.00 USD), and Welcome to Pottsfield by 8BitHobo ($17.00 USD)."

For a full list of shirts in TeeFury's Halloween collection wave two, visit:

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).