What exactly is Ragnarok?



Hello Misfits, with the newest installment of the Thor saga making its way into theaters there is plenty of excitement from both casual Marvel movie fans and hard-core comic book geeks.  The former however may be a little curious about where the name of the new Thor movie came from and what it means. Ragnarok is here and I’m going to explain exactly what that is and what it means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Some of you may be thinking “Ragnarok” sounds like some sort of Norwegian hair metal band and…. your probably right but in terms of what it means in the comic book and cinematic universe it’s a little more complex than that. You see Thor is from a place called Asgard which is home to the Asgardians; a race of powerful beings that often act as galactic peace keepers,the Asgardians are so powerful that many other races see them as gods.

Although the Asgardians are powerful they are not immortal in fact their home land is stuck in a cycle of life and death that causes the destruction of Asgard and the death of almost all of the Asgardians. The process of this cataclysm taking place is referred to as Ragnarok. Usually some super powerful evil deity leads an invasion of evil beings into Asgard, the Asgardian ruler is killed  and everything is destroyed. Eventually Life finds its way back to Asgard and the cycle begins again.

So basically Ragnarok is the Agardian apocalypse that brings about suffering and death but is also the beginning of a new cycle, at least that’s what it means in the comic books anyway. In the new Thor movie it seems like they combined elements of Ragnarok from the Thor comics and elements of Planet Hulk. While there is a giant battle and an overpowered evil doer that leads an invasion, the movie steers clear of many of the apocalyptic elements that are in the comics. This is good news for the Avengers franchise because it means they may be getting their two heaviest hitters back sooner than we thought.

With that said the Thor movie is doing well in theaters so regardless of what interpretation was used, this film is still and action packed entertaining block buster.

Feel free to let us know what you thought of the movie in the comments or drop us a line on social media. Catch you later misfits.







Time to Get Down With a Thor Showdown Countdown

By: JJ Ferrigno

First off, I want to apologize to you, my wonderful readers. Last week (on such a hallowed day no less, haha) I lied to you. I am so sorry. Haha, yeah, I said I watched 19 hours of Stranger Things for you, while what I really watched was 17 hours because 8+9=17, silly ol’ me. Now that my groveling is done, onto the article.

As you may or may not know, Thor Ragnarok premiered on November 3rd, 2017. For those of you Marvel movie lovers that dig Thor you probably have seen or have plans to go see this movie soon. For those of you that don’t necessarily vibe with Thor, let’s be real, it’s a superhero movie and if you’re reading this article, you’re probably going to go see it anyway. Yeah, that’s right! I know you! I can see into your soul! Haha, just kidding…or am I?

This installment of the franchise’s God-liest Avenger holds many surprises inside. Without giving anything away and only sharing what can be seen in the trailer anyway, Thor gets a haircut (God forgive whoever dared cut those luxurious locks), He reunites and fights (haha rhymes are fun) with his “friend from work” The Incredible Hulk, and his hammer, Mjolnir, is destroyed apparently. Poor thing. An added thought to increase the sadness of that fact, Mjolnir is said to be alive in some way, so technically his hammer was…murdered? That is pretty dark Marvel, leave the innocent sentient weapons alone!

In honor of this movie premiering and the hype surrounding it, we at Misfit’s Tavern want to keep the hype train chuggin’ along all week. So to keep you excited, happy and entertained (I do so much for you guys) I have compiled a list of some of Thor’s Greatest battles and fights. 

Let’s get down to our throwdown showdown!


#5. Thor vs Hercules: The Incredible Hercules Vol 1 #136

This was a long-awaited battle by fans of Hercules and Thor alike. The premise behind this fight is a bit convoluted, but the battle itself is fun, humorous and entertaining as hell. Hercules is duped into impersonating Thor to carry out a dark deed that is necessary to the complicated plot. Thor arrives thankfully, disguised as Hercules (wait…what?) This comedically influenced fight culminates when Thor-Hercules kicks Hercules-Thor square in the holy trinity and follows it up with a nice atomic wedgie. If you don’t believe me or want to check out this visually impressive fight for yourself, take a gander at The Incredible Hercules Vol 1 #136.



#4. Thor vs The World Serpent: Thor #380

In this showdown, Thor battles Jormungand, the World Serpent! Thor, who was previously injured in earlier events, is pitted against a serpent that was destined to destroy him. Throughout the entire stunningly beautiful fight, the two send powerful attack after powerful attack at each other, until finally, the serpent clamps its gigantic jaws around our beloved Asgardian. So sad to see, the serpent seemingly fulfilled his purpose, until….his teeth are shattered from the inside of his mouth. “Outh, thahh wreawy hurrr, thawwww” -The World Serpent. The issue ends with a final clash between the two, resulting in Jormungand being killed and Thor’s armor laying on the ground, empty. Oh, sure he kills a giant serpent and then leaves so someone else has to clean up his mess. Real classy guy.


#3. Thor vs Iron Man: Thor Vol 3 #3

After such events of the superhero civil war, like Tony Stark championing a government registration system for supers as well as creating a clone of Thor, named Ragnarok (OMG LIKE THE MOVIE??) that murdered Goliath, Thor and Tony meet in New Orleans. Tony informs the god of the new registration system which is welcomed by lighting bolts and insults courtesy of Thor. Thor easily shrugs off any attacks attempted by Tony and informs him that he is no longer holding back from using his full strength on his former metal friend. Tony is embedded into the ground by a blow from Thor and is rebuked with “learn the difference between a god of thunder and a mortal man in a metal suit”. Tony hastily offers a compromise which causes Thor to walk off, leaving a battered Iron Man to walk home in broken armor. While this is an excellent fight, it is sad to see these two former friends great each other with such malice and contempt.


#2. Thor vs The Incredible Hulk: Hulk Let the Battle Begin Vol 1 #1

This is one of my favorite fights between Thor and The Hulk. These two always have interesting and fun to watch battles, however, this battle was the first definitive win for The Hulk. Now I know what you’re thinking: “But this is a list of all of THOR’S best battles”. I hear you and my answer is simply, calm down. As Drake would say: you win some, you lose some, as long as the outcome is income. Now I am not 100% sure that the outcome was income, what I do know was that this was a great battle. It took place at Mount Rushmore which is pretty freakin’ cool (fuck it, let’s have them fight at a national monument for some reason). Plus, Hulk earns his first official win by grabbing Thor’s hand and pull-off the ol’ “why are you hitting yourself? why are you hitting yourself?” with Mjolnir and Thor’s beautifully sculpted face. Overall, enjoyable battle, humorous style of fighting and two great characters duking it out.


#1. Thor vs Superman: Justice League of America/Avengers #2

With the JLA and Avengers pitted against one another in a deadly scavenger hunt across the multiverse, many intense battles ensue. When the score is 6 to 5 in favor of JLA, Thor and Superman battle over the cosmic cube. What is better to settle a religious debate than to have your gods kick each other’s asses to prove whos best? The world would be so much simpler (and cooler). With their teams fighting messily around them, Supes and Thor proceed to decimate a forest around them (STOP DEFORESTATION!) while hurling insults and attacks at one another. One thing you have to love about large scale battles in comics is all the shit talk that goes on during the altercations. I can barely sip soup and listen to music at the same time, let alone use superpowers and think of witty zingers to mentally demoralize my opponent. Props to you superheroes, that’s impressive. The thing I love about this fight is that it actually has the balls (can a battle have balls?) to declare a winner. The winner, after a well-fought battle on both sides, is ultimately Superman (Line up and shake hands, good game, good game, good game). Though Thor lost, this battle deserves the number one spot because not only is it a stunning fight visually and has some incredible sequences, it brings together both universes for an exciting battle that puts all of our favorite heroes in jeopardy, facing off against one another. Good job breaking down barriers comic book people.


So? What did you think? Did you like my list? Anything you think I missed or should have added? Are you still hyped to see the new Thor Movie? Let me know the answers to any of those questions or just say hi, either down in the comments or on any of our social media accounts.

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Peace and love Misfits. May the many-faced God bless you all.


Happy Monday Misfits!

I hope everyone is having a not too dreary Monday. I know my day started off with a lot of rain!

This past weekend, Thor: Ragnarok just premiered! I know I’m really looking forward to seeing it in theaters tonight. Something that stood out to me was that the Thor fanbase has grown immensely, bringing him to the level of Superman, Batman, and other famous heroes.

While I’m not trying to bring Thor down, I find myself wondering why he’s such a popular hero and if his movie persona is truly that of a hero.

Traditionally, Marvel heroes are made to be imperfect, as a step away from DC characters but Thor was the direct opposite of that. Out of all of the other heroes in the MCU, he is the only one who doesn’t really fit into the mold that the heroes like Spiderman did, that they were just like you. His lack of humanity literally put him a step above. Even with their attempts to humanize him, they weren’t able to bring down that much. He has family and love troubles but something that really put him to the side was the fact that all the other heroes in MC universe end up overcoming their problems, whereas his problem is his lack of humility, which a lot of humans still don’t understand the concept. He resembles the jock stereotype more than other heroes which he overcomes in later comics and movies. He also has a secret identity by the name of Donald Blake, a human medical student, which he doesn’t really use as much as the other characters in the Marvel universe, but utilizing his alter ego when necessary.

In his origin story in the comics, Thor is a headstrong and proud boy which his father sees and decides that he needs a lesson in humility. His memory is erased and he truly believes that he is human, before coming across the Mjolnir in Norway while still without his memory. Eventually, it is revealed that Blake has been Thor this entire time and he regains his memories. Throughout the comic book series, he grows as a character, falling in love with Jane Foster, becoming more human with each variation. Continuing with his affinity towards Earth, he starts to regard himself as a superhero when he starts to work with the Avengers. 

When it comes to movie persona, Thor has the same problem, acting like a boy gone wild and was subsequently banished from Asgard to learn how to become worthy. Just like in the comics, he’s extremely brash and believes that he is entitled to rule Asgard. Due to him starting a war against the Frost Giants, his father concludes that he is vain and needs to be taught a lesson. Stripped of his mighty hammer, which is where a good amount of his strength comes from, he ends up being tasered and the movie continues on. They follow the Jane Foster route and through her, he learns compassion and humility which is apparent at the end of the first movie. While in both the comics and the movies, Thor seems to grow in the way that his father wanted him to, even he knows when to admit defeat, which is a part of what led Jane Foster to become the New Thor. When you follow the just the comic persona, he is no longer worthy of the titles he has earned and does fight the change of hands, asking Jane for the Hammer back, even though he knew he couldn’t weld it. After a while, he accepts this new Thor, not knowing it’s Jane, and gives her the Thor name, changing his name to Odinson. While the movie persona hasn’t gotten to that point, I would be very interested to see how they handled it, considering Jane is still a big part of Thor’s life.

If you haven’t seen it by now, I’d suggest watching all of the movies, including Ragnarok one right after the other. That’s all I have this week! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and on here! Be on the lookout for the premiere of our podcast coming later in November!

Have a good one misfits!



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Halloween has come and gone but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay in the spooky spirit. Here at Misfit’s Tavern we are keeping Halloween going all week-long , and in the spirit of Halloween her are 5 video game bosses that will give you the creeps.



I. The Thorian: Mass Effect

The Thorian can be found on the Planet Zhu’s Hope in the Mass Effect Universe. This creature is a giant parasite that is not only capable of taking control of people’s minds it can also clone other life forms. Aside from its startling appearance what really makes this boss creepy is that it uses spores to turn people into thralls without the host even being aware they are infected.



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   II. The Hunter: Dead Space

     Dead Space is a very creepy game and one of the creepiest enemies is the Hunter. This mini boss likes to jump out of vents and drop down from ceilings right before it runs at you faster than an Olympic sprinter. This grotesque monster not only looks terrifying but is one of the most challenging monster to kill in the game.



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           III. Silent Hill 2: Pyramid Head

                 The Pyramid head from Silent Hill is the most iconic video game monster on this list. This giant half monster half man is one of the strongest enemies in the Silent Hill franchise as well as one of the scariest to encounter. The metal pyramid-shaped helmet on this creatures head give it an ominous nightmare inducing Visage that is even more frightening in-game.


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IV. Outlast: The Groom

The Groom is a villain in the Outlast Whistle Blower DLC. He is a mental patient that has endured torture and torment while being imprisoned at Mount Massive Asylum. The Groom is a deranged serial killer with an extremely creepy demeanor, he suffers from delusions that give him the urge to brutally torture and mutilate his victims for sexual gratification. The thing that makes The Groom so creepy is that his back story is oddly plausible and  his behavior is reminiscent of serial killers that have actually existed.


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V. Fable 3: The Crawler

The Crawler Is the main antagonist for the second half of Fable 3, he is an ancient entity that was locked away long before the events of Fable. In the game The Crawler awakens due to recent events and is unintentionally set free by the games hero. This evil character loves to torment his victims before possessing them and robbing their unlucky soul of all light and hope  sending them into a fit of madness and despair. The Crawler has a creepy other worldly appearance and produce several jump scares thought the video game in stark contract to most of the other villains in the franchise.

The Spooktastic Top 5 comic’s for the Halloween Spirit


The spookiest day of the year has officially passed but let’s face it, we still have a little bit of Halloween left in us. Maybe it’s our love for scaring the hell out of ourselves, or just the fact that we are twisted little misfits who just love great stories. Whatever your reason, sit back eat some candy and check this list of my Top 5 Scary comics, you should be reading!


5. American Vampire (Scott Snyder)

Though this is not traditionally not very scary it is nonetheless an incredible story surrounding two main characters at two separate timelines, Pearl Jones and the infamous Skinner Sweet. Neither character is the perfect protagonists set to the backdrop of important times in human history these two anti-heroes have very different motivations but without getting into spoilers their paths of destruction create a beautifully weaved story worth a read.


The Vertigo Comic was first launched in 2010, and written by Scott Snyder from issue 1 and the king of thrillers himself Stephen King. Though Stephen would stop writing the story after Issue 5, Scott Snyder has gone on to take the series a lengthy 7 years and will be returning in 2018. The Period Comic, is both hard hitting and a complete gem in its genre.


4. Batman’s Arkham Asylum: A serious House on Serious Earth (Grant Morrison)


Written By the Legendary Grant Morrison this tale marked his first step into the world of Batman. A fantastic read seeing Batman thrust into a psychological game of escape, as the prisoners riot and begin to literally run the asylum. This book gives a revealing look at the history of both Arkham Asylum but more importantly Amadeus Arkham the founder of the famous asylum. It is dark and honestly a little spooky.


Most people know Arkham Asylum title as the video game series, but contrary to popular belief this comic is the where it all got its start. The comic has inspired both the video game and the backdrop for the movie Batman Begins. It even inspired some of the stories in Batman the animated series. It is a fantastic read and a bit chilling!


3. The Walking Dead (Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore)


Originally this classic was pitched to be a sequel to George Romero’s cult classic Night of the Living dead. Though Image Comics powers that be loved the idea they suggested that they rework it and make it an original piece so they could have 100 percent of the rights. This decision gave birth to the famous Walking Dead we know and love today. The story follows former Sheriff’s Deputy and comatose patient Rick Grimes and his not so merry Band of survivors, struggling to not only survive the zombie apocalypse but also each other.


It originally debuted in 2003 before spawning its critically acclaimed TV series in 2010. Although the TV show is a instant classic, it’s slightly watered down in quality compared to the comic books. What both show and Comic do that makes my insides jiggle, is the “no one is exempt from death” Concept it employs. It is still ongoing and begs a read whether you are a fan of the series or not.


2. Preacher (Garth Ennis)


This Vertigo Comics rooted piece of fiction is both thrilling and a little weird, it centers on preacher Jesse Custer.  Who after being “Bonded” with a supernatural infant source known as Genesis a product of a unholy shag fest between an angel and Demon. It ends up giving Jesse unbelievable abilities making him arguably one of the most powerful beings in the universe. He sets out on a Cross country journey in search of God who has abandoned heaven upon Genesis’ birth. Jesse does so with his Ex-girlfriend Tulip, and his Irish Vampire sidekick Cassidy. The three meet incredible foes that both shape and destabilize the very fabric of Jesse’s world.


Though this show had a few attempted Adaptations, it ultimately found its footing on AMC with the Preacher series in 2015 with a Pilot Co-written by Seth Rogen. It has inspired other concepts, such as Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger born. It is a terrifying, and often humorous ride, that redefines both good, bad and ultimate power.


1.  The Crow (James O’barr)


This is my number one pick, for the unfamiliar comic book fan this character is The Punisher meets Batman. Though that is probably a gross misrepresentation, it’s as close to the tone that I can get. The story is about Eric, a young man who is brought back by this supernatural crow who resurrects victims of murder to exact revenge on their murderers. Eric Was killed by a group of gang members while his fiancé was raped in front of his paralyzed eyes before she was killed as well. Eric returns to the land of the living and hunts down his Murderers. The Gothic and dark tone sets the comic apart from other Thrillers as it beautifully seams psychological thrilling with creative Violence.


It was later adapted to a couple of movies, the first and most famous starred the Late Brandon Lee, who unfortunately died while filming the movie during a set accident. Its dark tone, and vengeful motivations creates a both spooky but thrilling adventure.

So there you have it! My List for a Spooktastic post Halloween Follow up. Let me know your thoughts below, and share your own favorite comics in the comment section. Until next time, this is Jared signing off.

Things Just Got A Bit Stranger

Mike, Mike, Mike! Guess what day it is Mike! Guess what day it is!

Uhh…hump day?

No! It’s Halloween!

Hooray! We finally made it! So Misfits, let me start off by saying happy Halloween! To keep us in the spirit, I want to discuss with you a very appropriately themed show: Strangers Things. But Before I get into that, I want to keep my promise from last week: showing you all my girlfriend and my rendition of Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega.


I made my own bolo tie out of a Blue Moon bottle cap. Plus An awesome addition to our get-up, we ran into another Mia at a party and she was accompanied by her fearsome husband and my boss, Marcellus. Not planned at all and one of the coolest coincidences ever! (If you guys are reading this, you looked awesome!)

Now, I once again must halt my self-indulgent ramblings and get onto talking about Stranger Things! So strap in, defrost some egos and let’s go! The first season, which came out in 2016, was one of my favorite shows immediately after I watched it. It’s like a remastered, extended 80’s horror/thriller movie that isn’t super cheesy, has great production value and allows you to enjoy the adventure for more than the length of a movie. However, the conclusion of season 1 left me screaming for more! There were so many questions left unanswered and I literally could not wait for season 2 to get here and answer them for me. However, I had no idea where they would take the story and how they would try and top an amazing first season (though after watching the new season, I’d say they did a mighty fine job). So needless to say when the new season came out, I had to binge watch both installments so that I could….you know, write a good review…for you…so I really did it for work. Be grateful, those are 19 hours I will never get back, that I sacrificed for you, my beloved readers. 19 incredible hours. But now sadly now that I am done binging, new episodes of Stranger things are, as Eleven would say: …Gone….


Before we go any further I want to let you know there are spoilers ahead (Oh yes, there will be spoilers -Jigsaw, Saw II). So if you are like my friend and cohost Nick and you either have just started watching this show or have yet to begin, here’s what you do: Open a new tab (don’t want you to forget about my brilliant article), log into Netflix and spend the next 19 hours watching both seasons. Then come back and read this masterpiece. Either that or maybe you don’t mind spoilers, if that’s the case, screw it, read on!


This season picks up a year from when we last saw the group. The haircuts are generally still awful, but hey it’s the 80’s. Nancy, however, is sporting a new, more grown-up hair-do (Yass queen, slay). The boys, though still knowledgeable in dungeons and dragons lore, have upgraded to searching for coins in couch cushions to go play mindless video games (dope). They soon discover all their long-standing high scores have been beaten by MADMAX. The new high-scorer turns out to be…a girl? I love that they employ the fact that not only do girls play video games too, but they can kick ass at them just like any dude. The new girl Max slowly becomes a new party member in the core group (despite Mike being kind of a dick to her), which makes sense because El is “gone” doing her own storyline (Which by the way, I hope the whole thing with Kali is further explored in the future or else that whole arc would feel like a pointless waste.)

The first thing in season 2 that really got me excited was the re-reveal of Eleven. Not only did it mean she was alive and well, she was also with Jim Hopper as his sort of adoptive daughter. She is also finally growing her own hair! I know, I’m talking about hairstyles again, but it just makes me so happy to see her starting to become a real kid. Though it raises the question, will we see her as a redhead in season 3? We’ve already seen her bald, blonde (wig) and now a Brunette. Hopper and El make a great pair and he seems like he is truly trying to be a good dad (and for the most part succeeding at it). At first, I didn’t understand why he was hiding her from everyone, but I soon realized he was doing what every father tries to do, protect his daughter. He already lost one, I don’t know if he (or any of us) could handle him losing another. Though I realized this pretty quickly, it seemed it took everyone else in the show a little bit longer. Like seriously everyone that finds out is kind of a dick to Hopper. He is doing his best goddamnit! Raising a pre-pubescent girl is hard enough, add in telekinetic powers and that’s damn near impossible. You go Hopper. El also gets to interact with her Mama and even learns a bit about her past, which is nice that this girl is actually getting some answers about herself.

In addition to this new father-daughter-like pairing, I enjoyed the new groupings they implemented into this season. First, they showed Will actually with his family. This was nice because he was finally home and shown as an actual character, as well as surrounded by those that love him. But for God sake, can this poor kid catch a fucking break? It’s like they say, you can take the kid out of the upside down, but you can’t take the upside down out of the kid. Well, you can actually but it takes a few tries and a shit load of heat. Another pairing I really dig-dug (dig-dug, nice one JJ) was Steve and Dustin. Steve basically hung out with all the kids, but he formed a special bond with Dustin and for some reason, it was really heart-warming. Not only was it unexpected and fun to see the two bond, it showed the growth of Steve.

Speaking of growth, I think that is something that this show pulls off flawlessly. From Nancy, becoming more of an adult from her previous stupid teen self, to Steve being a grade A asshole who you can’t help but hate in season 1, turning into one of my absolute personal favorite characters. They show characters where they start out and have them go through events that really show the viewer how they became who they are now. But the unique thing about this show is that they do so without having boring, drawn-out sequences, they grow their characters throughout the exciting and interesting scenes that make up the show. Will, also showed an amazing amount of growth throughout this season. Yeah, that’s probably because he was on screen for more than ten minutes, but his character became just as familiar as the core four from the maiden running of the show. Yeah, he is still the Demogorgon’s bitch the entire time, but Noah Schnapp, the actor that portrays Will, seriously shows off his acting chops. Like seriously, damn this kid is a good actor. In the episode “The Spy” when Will says “I’m sorry, he made me do it” chills went down my spine. Noah literally made me believe he was co-inhabiting his body with the shadow monster.

Which also I just want to say that the shadow monster kicked so much ass, such a cool new monster to terrorize Hawkins this time around.



Also for those of you who had your doubts that Barb was dead (which like, dude, she had a slug coming out of her mouth), we get some closure on that. I personally felt we didn’t get enough of a chance to care about Barb’s fate, but it was nice they didn’t just leave that up in the air.

As for new characters that sucked; Billy. Fuck that guy. Like seriously grow a big boy mustache and cut your hair bro. Every time he was on screen I wanted to punch him in the face. Thankfully, in the end, Steve takes care of that shit (Go Stevie boy!) but not without getting his face caved in as well. For real, can he go one season without getting the shit kicked out of him? Though, I did feel bad for Billy when they showed his relationship with his Dad. It kind of explains why he’s such a dick, but it doesn’t really excuse him at all. It was also super Satisfying to see Max take care of business after Steve was down for the count. A younger kid, that is a girl in the 80’s no less, standing up to and beating a racist, dickhead bully. Poetic justice in the best way possible. Also while we’re on the topic of shitty characters, the wheeler parent’s literally are the worst parents ever. They’re lazy, bland and piss me off whenever on the screen, even if it is for 30 seconds. Like seriously, your kid fought a demon legit last year and now he’s out late and you don’t know where he is and you don’t seem like you could even try to give a shit. Sick. Take a note from Joyce Goddamn Byers. She has her house torn apart on a regular basis and LITERALLY went to hell and back for her son. Those kids better get her a good Mother’s day present, maybe a maid service or something.

Despite the shitty characters that inhabited season 2, there were also some new characters that were pretty great. First, was Dr. Owens. He was a doctor from the same organizations as “Papa” but you didn’t quite hate him so much. Plus he actually turned out to be a decent guy, going out of his way to help people, plus he was actually trying to cull the threat of the upside down portal (even if he did a shit job of it), not just cover it up and kill people to do so. As an added bonus he was played by, wait, seriously? That’s Paul Fucking Reiser? Like from “Mad About You”? Am I the only one that missed that?


The other great new character was Bob. Yeah, he was kind of a pain in the butt in the beginning and kind of, sorta the literal reason the shadow monster got Will (like he legit told him to stand up to it, look where that advice got him bobby boy) but he’s a prime example of the growth we talked about earlier. He proved to be a useful part of the group and a brave son of a bitch (and a nerd too, bonus!). When he first popped up on screen, I’m sure I’m not alone when I yelled out: Rudy! It was nice to see Joyce with someone who made her happy unlike that jerk Lonnie. As much as I loved seeing Sean Astin make an appearance in one of my favorite shows, I think it would have been best if he kept his running shoes hung up in the Notre Dame Locker Room. But at least he was spared from seeing the future of his beloved RadioShack. You saved everyone else’s butts and for that, we are forever grateful, if only you could’ve caught that damn broom. Sweet dreams Bob the Brain (and RadioShack, R.I.P.). RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!


With things calmed down a month later, all the kids took part in a nerd’s worst nightmare: a school dance. It was nice to see all the young love blossom, Dustin looking fly as fuck and Nancy help him and his pearls (raaaghh) make all the mean girls jealous. Like really, that was so awesome. Misfits getting the girls left and right, good job guys. Unfortunately, in the closing seconds, we’re shown that the badass shadow monster was beaten for now, but boy oh boy, he is not gone. Is he gonna rear his shadowy head in season three? We’re gonna have to wait until 2019 (apparently) to find out. So until then, I urge you to:




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Until then Misfits, Stay Strange.


Have You Ever Heard Of Candyman?

Happy Almost All Hallow’s Eve Misfits!

We’re almost there!

Even though it lands on a Tuesday, it doesn’t mean we can’t be spooky! Of course, I’ve already got my outfit picked out for it and everything. I usually celebrate Halloween for the entire month and this year was no exception. While I try to devour as much horror related content as I can year round, with the influx of sketches, indie games and horror films gracing our screens, I find myself in heaven.

I’ve been watching horror films since I was 8, starting with “Child’s Play”. While my mom was asleep, I decided to watch some T.V. with the volume low and subtitles on. I was aimless flicking through channels when I stumbled upon it. Assuming it was a kid’s movie, I watched the entire thing. I had nightmares for weeks AND I got in trouble for watching the movie. It didn’t stop me from watching them though. By the time I was 15, I had seen all the classics: Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Night of the Living Dead, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby. The list goes on and eventually the love grew to shows and games. Today I’m going to share one of my favorite horror films: Candyman.

This slasher movie is based off a short story named “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker who also produced this movie in the franchise. Based in Chicago, it follows Helen Lyle, a graduate student who studies urban legends. She stumbles upon his story, which says that if you say his name five times while looking a mirror, he will come and kill you. Throughout the movie, his presence is bolstered by the people who live in those projects, due to a string of murders that have occurred with a similar modus operandi (m.o.). Helen uncovers his history and confronts him multiple times. If you haven’t seen the movie, I won’t spoil it too much for you. Needless to say, it’s a chilling and slightly gory film that spoke to me.

One of the topics that was prevalent throughout the movie dealt with social issues, specifically racial issues. Helen Lyle, the protagonist, is a member of the white middle class, working towards her doctorate and living in downtown Chicago with her husband, who is a professor at the same university. Helen is completely unaware of Candyman until it’s brought to her attention by two women who work at the university, both of whom are African American. She decides to do more research, which leads her to the Cabrini Green projects. While doing some research, she’s attacked by a gang leader, who had taken Candyman nickname as his own. Despite the homicides that had been happening in that area, the police only came out when Helen was attacked and they quickly figured out what happened. There are many other moments I could point out in this movie, but I would be giving away the entire story if I did that. I touch on this moment because when I first watched this movie, it was the first movie I had seen that touched on these issues in horror. To me, it was crazy and bold but it also showed the versatility of horror. You can touch on so many topics while also scaring the crap out of people and I would love to see more films that did that. Maybe I should just write one.

Candyman is a true slasher flick, with a good bit of gore to go along with the story. T In a turn away from how gore is usually done, while it is a good amount, it isn’t over done. What I’ve seen with a lot of horror films that have gore in them is that they rely on the gore to keep everyone watching. While tons of gore might be the way for some people, I prefer a little less. One of my favorite scenes with gore occurs in the Cabrini Green projects. Candyman gets ahold of Helen, and let’s just say – it isn’t pretty. It’s presumed that he controls Helen during this scene in order to make her believe in his existence. Despite this, she doesn’t quite believe and he continues trying to make her believe. The gore, while it is prevalent, isn’t overdone, with some of the murders happening off screen and the aftermath being shown. Instead of relying on long death scenes, which when used in the right places can make a great performance, they continue to move forward with the story which meant I could see more fantastic death scenes. There was no need for blood to be everywhere, but where it would be if these deaths actually happened.

If you haven’t seen Candyman, I highly recommend that you do. It will keep the wheels in your mind turning as you try to figure out who will die next. With an interesting storyline, gore and a chilling lead played by Tony Todd, I’ve got a feeling you won’t be saying his name five times.


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