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doctorwho:

doctorwho:

Critically-acclaimed mobile gaming app Doctor Who: Legacy has launched it’s first series 8 content. 

The first new content based on Season 8 of Doctor Who, “Deep Breath”, is live now in game in the Specials tab, available as easy/medium/hard, and the first successful completion will result in your own Twelfth Doctor for the TARDIS!  Also, a new expert mode version, “The 12th” is now in the Expert mode menu.

And here is the code for the new Jenny costume from Deep Breath:  9457-7556-4982-3899

If you haven’t played Doctor Who: Legacy, you can find it on the Amazon Appstore, Google PlayiTunes, and there’s also a Facebook browser version.

In case you missed it, updated with a link to the Facebook browser version.

So, You’re a Horror Fan…..7 Things Horror Fans Deal With!
http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/2014/07/so-youre-horror-fan7-things-horror-fans.html

Spaced does a rundown of the horror games from E3!

http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/2014/06/horror-games-from-e3.html

Spaced went and saw Godzilla tonight and she shares her review of the film.

http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/2014/05/godzilla-review.html

hackslashinc:

HACK/SLASH Image of the Day 5/2/14

Hack/Slash bats by Dave from http://comicbookdisplays.com/

See more images from C2E2 and hear the audio from the HACK/SLASH 10th Anniversary panel at http://hackslashinc.com/1/2014/05/c2e2-kiss-it-the-hackslash-10th-anniversary-panel-audio-pictures/

#hackslash #hackslashiotd #c2e2 

Going to be in Lake Hopatcong NJ on May 3rd? Checkout the screening of the new horror movie Infliction.
Checkout my blog for more information!
http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/2014/05/infliction-screening-may-3-lake.html

Going to be in Lake Hopatcong NJ on May 3rd? Checkout the screening of the new horror movie Infliction.

Checkout my blog for more information!

http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/2014/05/infliction-screening-may-3-lake.html

Why I don’t believe in the concept of a “true” horror fan

As a horror fan you have undoubtedly traveled through the perils of social media with many of us participating in horror forum boards and various horror groups. The one topic/discussion I have seen come up time and time again is the concept of who really is a “true” fan of horror. I have seen people label themselves as such and witnessed arguments where people lash out at each other accusing one another of not being a “true” horror fan for various reasons. So, I ask what does being a “true” horror fan mean to you? My guess is there would be a lot of different answers to this question. But, honestly how do you truly measure something like that? Is it determined by how long you have been a horror fan, what areas of horror you have the most knowledge in, how much memorabilia you have collected, how many conventions you have attended, how your lifestyle is horror orientated, how many horror movies you have watched and so on. 

As a fan of the genre for several years I have been told that because there are certain horror films I have no desire to watch somehow that makes me less of a horror fan, which frankly is untrue. I personally do not like exploitation films, Asian horror or B styled horror films. Now I have watched both the original and remake of Last House on the Left and I have no need to every watch them again. I have given Asian horror a view, but didn’t really get into it and B styled horror films never really appealed to me. I also don’t want to watch Cannibal Holocaust or I Spit on Your Grave. Why? Because I know what they are about and frankly I am not interested in them. Now because I don’t want to watch those films does that make me any less of a horror fan or not a “true” horror fan as opposed to someone who has watched those films a dozen times? No, it doesn’t. Just because I have no need to watch them doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the impact and influence that they have in horror. The love of horror comes from the personal preference of something that you love about the genre and it expands from there. But, to say someone isn’t a “true” horror fan because they didn’t watch *insert movie title* like *insert movie title or sub-genre* or don’t know about *insert director, actor, etc* does nothing more than alienate those that are new to the genre and create distension between other horror fans. 

Shows like The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow and Hannibal have brought horror more to the mainstream and with that an influx of new horror fans are coming into the genre. Some may really want to get into horror, but don’t know really where to start. Because let’s face it, it’s a big genre and it can be hard to navigate through and with the concept of a “true” horror fan looming over, it can alienate future or even new fans from being part of the horror community because they may believe they can’t live up to that concept. 

The bottom line for me is that there really is no “true” horror fan because we are all fans of the genre it’s just that there are varying degrees of fandom from the novice to the hardcore and everything in between that run through it. To be a fan of any fandom is wanting to share your knowledge and experiences with others. I believe that deep down it is the love of horror that brings you and keeps you in the genre and that love shouldn’t be used as a measuring tool to evaluate your place in it….because there really is a place for everyone in this genre! 

Checkout more of my horror musings http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/

Have you ever been told you are not a “true” horror fan or thought someone else wasn’t one for various reasons? I explain why I don’t believe in the concept of a “true” horror fan.
http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/2014/03/why-i-dont-believe-in-concept-of-true.html

Have you ever been told you are not a “true” horror fan or thought someone else wasn’t one for various reasons? I explain why I don’t believe in the concept of a “true” horror fan.

http://youknowyourcertifiable.blogspot.com/2014/03/why-i-dont-believe-in-concept-of-true.html

timseeleyart:

I found the original pitch for HACK/SLASH from 2004! It’s fun to see what’s changed and what stayed the same.