the moor ghost

Movies Bloodborne fans should watch: (if you ask me :P)
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf (French movie about the Beast of Gévaudan. Bloodborne’s fashion is most likely inspired by its beautiful costumes.)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Cainhurst? Cainhurst. Cheesy at times.)
  • Crimson Peak (Gothic romance at its finest.)
  • Hellboy 1 / 2 - The Golden Army (Just watch the two movies, okay? SO GOOD.)
  • Van Helsing (yeah yeah, I know this one isn’t that great. WHO CARES! harmless fun with crazy weaponry and big monsters.)
  • Mary Reilly (the classic tale of Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde seen from the point of view of Jekyll’s housemaid who, obviously, has a crush on him. )
  • From Hell (Jack the Ripper. Johnny Depp, Alan Moore, lots of drugs.)
  • The Whisperer in the Darkness (The best adaptation of Lovecraft’s story of the same name.)
  • Red Riding Hood (this movie gets all the hate just because it has the same director as Twilight but is a pretty decent movie with great atmosphere and a nice twist near the end. It’s not that easy to figure out who’s the wolf! My only complaint about this flick is that the actors are waaaay too attractive in pure young-adult romance fashion. Still worth a watch.)
  • Tenshi no Tamago (aka Angel’s Egg. Weird, visually stunning, very esoteric and reminds me a ton of Fishing Hamlet for some reason. The plot is cryptic and mysterious, just like Bloodborne’s.)
  • The Company of Wolves (a weird classic based upon Angela Carter’s dark fairytales ~♡)
  • Pride, Prejudice and Zombies (It’s better than you think.)
  • Goya’s Ghosts (SPANISH INQUISITION! Heresy! Torture! Drama! Doesn’t “look” like Bloodborne, but the themes are there and is overall a good historical movie with great actors.)
  • Penny Dreadful (TV series. This one is a mixed bag for me, but the photography is stunning and Victorian to the core. Rushed ending tho. And a lot of gratuitous sex scenes that don’t go anywhere. I warned you.)
  • Taboo (TV series. PRETTY NICE)
  • Hellsing Ultimate (Anime OVA which needs no introduction.)

Robbie Reyes Hourly Art Post: 3!

My preliminary design for Robbie Reyes’ All-New Ghost Rider form (2013) followed by @traddmoore‘s tweaks, finalized version & my issue #1 Cover!

Collaborating with Tradd on the development of this series was not only a great experience but also my first time working with another artist on a comic!


GHOST RIDER - ROBBIE REYES Design Process by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore (2013)

I’m often asked whether Felipe or I designed All-New Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes, and the answer is… we both did! Here are images chronicling our design process in order from start to finish.

I’ve included some never before seen sketches so you can see when elements were added, altered, jettisoned, embellished, etc.

Felipe ( @felipesmithart ) got the ball rolling with the first drawings of Robbie, then passed it to me. We emailed sketches and ideas back and forth (and back and forth) until we ended up with the final design. Easy, right? ;)

A huge amount of credit also goes to Marvel editor extraordinaire Mark Paniccia whose vision, direction, and feedback was integral to the design process–Robbie Reyes would not exist without him!

You can check out Robbie in the pages of ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER (2014), GHOST RACERS (2015), and in the upcoming series GHOST RIDER. Issue 1 is out THIS WEDNESDAY, November 30th!


“Ghost” Trivia: #14

Four of the main cast members of Ghost also starred in animated Disney feature films: Patrick Swayze (Sam Wheat) as Cash the hound dog in The Fox and the Hound 2; Demi Moore (Molly Jensen) as the gypsy Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Whoopi Goldberg (Oda Mae Brown) as Shenzi the vicious hyena in The Lion King; and Tony Goldwyn (Carl Bruner) as the titular ape-man in Tarzan.


Ghosts of Culloden Moor Battlefield, Inverness, Scotland

It was here on a windy patch of ground near Inverness that Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite rebel army was crushed by government troops in 1746. The Prince’s army was made up of Scottish clans like the Stuarts, the Macdonalds and the Frasers, many of which were slaughtered after the battle was over. Today cairns stand where these men died.

On the anniversary of the battle, April 16th, ghostly soldiers have been reported on the battlefield, along with the desperate sounds of battle, clashing swords, cries and screams. One of the ghosts is a tall Highlander with drawn features. Witnesses report that he whispers “defeated” when they encounter him.

A woman visiting the moor in 1936 said she lifted a tartan cloth which had been laid over one of the mounds marking the Jacobite graves only to discover the apparition of a dead Highlander underneath. It has been said that  birds do not sing near the grave mounds due to the preternatural atmosphere of the site.

There are many wells dotted around the field and the surrounding areas. St. Mary’s Well is also believed to be haunted by the spirits of the Highlanders.