There was a rumour this week that actor Michael B Jordan, best known for Friday Night Lights, Chronicle and The Wire will be starring as Johnny Storm, AKA The Human Torch in a new Fantastic Four reboot. It’s a great idea, until fanboys get involved. You see the problem is that Michael B Jordan is black, whereas Johnny Storm is as white as that thing people do where they roll cheese down a hill and chase after it.
I love a good anthology. Sadly it finds itself under represented in the genre because it’s hard to get right. There was a slew of them in the 60’s and 70’s, mainly from the British studio Amicus Productions. They released films such as Tales From The Crypt, or The House That Dripped Blood (Sadly this never actually occurs) and Asylum, the latter two written by Robert Bloch (Psycho), based on his own stories. They’re all worth checking out if you like little films with a sting in their tale, or just if you want to see Joan Collins get strangled by a homicidal Santa Clause.