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Jul. 31st, 2015 12:13 pm
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So, we had a patron complaint about a movie. Which is a thing that happens fairly regularly: we listen to their complaint and try to explain the reasons we have the item in our system and refer to our manager if necessary. Which is what we did with this one.

The thing it, I just find the nature of his complaint hilarious. It's a movie for adult. It says "For mature audiences" on the front and the plot description on the back also indicates that it's not appropriate for young audiences. The patron in question took pains to let us know that he thoroughly enjoyed watching it and would recommend it to other people. He just doesn't want it on our shelves.

"What if I had checked it out and was watching it at home, and then I got up and went to the kitchen for a snack and a kid wandered in and saw part of it. Then I'd have to have a conversation with them about sex!" This is a thing he actually said to us.

Sir, I know for a fact (because I know you and your family of old) that all your children are adult and that you have no small children living with you, so this entire situation that troubles you in entirely hypothetical and affects only imaginary people. Also, once you take a library item home, it is no longer my concern or responsibility what you do with it or who you show it to, as long as you bring the item back in good condition. I mean, what do you want me to do in your hypothetical situation? Am I supposed to be in your house with you, blocking the child's view of the tv somehow? Or I am just supposed to be the one having the conversation about sex with them? Because you probably don't want that - I am a queer asexual lady and 95% of everything I know about sex comes from fandom. I feel like that wouldn't work out the way you want.

People are so weird.

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Posted by Debi Moore

Popular UK film festival Grimmfest is taking place the 1st-4th of October at Manchester’s Odeon Printworks, and the first three films in this year’s lineup have been revealed. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
We are proud to announce three very different UK Premieres that have been making waves at festivals around the world such as Sundance, SXSW, and Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival:

  • SYNCHRONICITY from Jacob Gentry (The Signal), which is described as “a mind-bending sci-fi noir in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville”
  • EXCESS FLESH, the new shocking body horror from writer/director Patrick Kennelly
  • HE NEVER DIED, the new brutal cannibal horror starring punk legend Henry Rollins, Stephen Ogg (Grand Theft Auto 5), and Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

In addition to this tease of the amazing Grimmfest 2015 lineup, we have also released a second
limited batch of Full Festival Passes after the first release sold out in record time (click here for additional info). Full Festival Passes will gain you access to every screening. This includes 20 feature film premieres and a plethora of the best new genre shorts from around the globe. We are building an amazing programme of the very best new horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy films that will include World, European, and UK premieres. It’s going be awesome!

You’ll find further information on the films below:

Starring Henry Rollins, the frontman of legendary punk band Black Flag, HE NEVER DIED follows Jack… Jack is in a rut. Depression and severe anti-social behaviour have whittled down his existence to sleeping and watching television. Seeing the human race as little more than meat with a pulse, Jack has no interest to bond with anyone. There’s little purpose for him to make friends with someone he’d eventually eat or outlive by more than a millennia. The fuse is lit when Jack’s past comes back to rattle him. He must now walk a tightrope of sobriety and try to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of personal responsibility.



Starring Chad McKnight, Michael Ironside, and Brianne Davis, SYNCHRONICITY follows physicist Jim Beale just as he invents a machine that can fold space-time. Suddenly a rare dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower’s identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he’s fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.


EXCESS FLESH is the new shocking body horror from writer/director Patrick Kennelly. The film centres around Jill, who is obsessed with her new roommate, Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin, eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control — Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.



Stay tuned to Grimmfest’s website for additional info as it comes.


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Posted by Steve Barton

In what is probably the most bizarre story we’ve come across all week, next to the cemetery clown, the Philippines is apparently in need of Exorcists. Maybe they could borrow some from Destination America?

The news comes via NPR:

At any given time we have at the minimum 30 cases,” says 48-year-old Father Jose Francisco Syquia. “And we’re only five exorcists.

Father Syquia leads a team of four priests who get additional assistance from volunteers: psychiatrists, doctors, lawyers and laypeople.

Given the number of cases he’s juggling, Syquia recently sent a letter to the Philippine bishops conference asking that it send one resident exorcist to each of the country’s 86 dioceses.

[The] majority of them do not have exorcists or a team of exorcists that deal with these kinds of cases,” says Syquia. “Therefore many of the Filipinos tend to go to the occult practitioners, what we call the faith healers, spiritists, etc.

Syquia believes these occult healers are responsible for the increased number of demonic possessions. The healers leave a person with “spiritual openings” that allow demons to latch on, he says.

Meanwhile, it’s a draining job for the official exorcists. Just one session of prayers for a possessed individual can last four hours. And it may take several sessions, according to Syquia, to drive out evil spirits.

That’s very tiring,” says Father Winston Cabading, secretary general of the University of Santo Tomas and a member of Syquia’s team.

Not only that, the exorcists also have to deal with the aftereffects. They believe that demons retaliate against the priests.

You expect that there will be more, what we call, retaliations because you are jumping into enemy territory and retaking … what truly belongs to God,” says Syquia. “And therefore it’s more like maybe a commando raid behind enemy lines.

At least one of Syquia’s trainees quit. Syquia says the trainee believed he had developed unexplained illnesses because of the work he was doing.

Who knew the place was such a hotbed for demonic possession? I smell a Syfy movie in here somewhere.

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Posted by John Squires

Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about 1986’s Troll is that it spawned the unrelated sequel Troll 2, which has gone on to become the favorite of the two. The sequel led to a documentary, and now the original film is being turned into an animated movie. Because reasons. Read on!

The Wrap reports that Patricia Arquette has signed on to voice a witch in Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr., a 3D film that will essentially reboot the 1986 cult classic. John Carl Buechler, writer and director of the original, has agreed to co-produce the animated feature along with Peter Davy.

Newcomer Baxter Barlett will be the voice of young Harry Potter, Jr., a character previously played by Noah Hathaway. We must remind you that Troll was independently created and distributed 11 years before J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was written and published.

The new animated feature will revisit the magical world of the original with Harry Potter, Jr. turning to a magical witch to help him save the planet from the clutches of the troll wizard and his evil force. Pre-production is well underway, and a 2017 release is being eyed.

We have the financing in place and a strong international distributor,” said producer Peter Davy. “We are envisioning a series of animated sequels along with an animated TV series.”

You’re so cool, Patricia Arquette. You’re so cool.

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Posted by John Squires

Mill Creek Entertainment is a company that all horror fans should be familiar with, as they’re known for offering up collections of various horror movies on the cheap. It’s a great way to catch up on older films you might have missed, and two more collections are on the way.

Both set for release on August 18th, the two-disc DVD sets will each contain 5-movies apiece, one of which covers the films of William Castle while the other serves as an introduction to fan-favorite British label Hammer Films. Read on for all the disc details!

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13 Ghosts (1960) – B&W – 85 minutes

Starring: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp. Donald Woods, Margaret Hamilton

When an eccentric uncle wills a huge, ramshackle house to his impoverished family, they get the shock of a lifetime. Their new residence comes complete with a spooky housekeeper, plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts.

13 Frightened Girls (1963) – Color – 88 minutes

Starring: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Charlie Briggs, Norma Varden

The girls of a Swiss boarding school have one thing in common — they are all daughters of diplomats. One in particular finds out that she has a knack for espionage, and uncovers the murder of a Russian diplomat. Now she must escape using her girlish wiles.

Mr. Sardonicus (1961) – B&W – 90 minutes

Starring: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka, Vladimir Sokoloff, Erika Peters

Desperate to retrieve a winning lottery ticket, a greedy man unearths his father’s corpse. An enormous jackpot is his reward, but not without a price: his face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. He enlists his one-eyed servant to help him lift the curse.

Homicidal (1961) – B&W – 88 minutes

Starring: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce, Richard Rust, James Westerfield

In the small town of Solvang, there’s a killer on the loose and the nurse taking care of a wheelchair bound stroke victim has a bedside manner is to die for. As the truth is uncovered, a town’s most chilling mystery will be revealed… and a family’s darkest secret.

The Old Dark House (1963) – Color – 87 minutes

Starring: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell, Mervyn Jones, Fenella Fielding

An American car salesman living in London, is invited to spend the weekend at the Femm Estate. The Femms, trapped in the house due to an ancestor’s will, live in fear as they are taken out one at a time. Tom is left to figure out who the killer is before he becomes a victim himself!

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The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) – Color – 89 minutes

Starring: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff, Norma Marla, Francis De Wolff

Absorbed in research directed towards freeing the two natures of man, Dr. Jekyll degenerates in to Mr. Hyde, a vengeful maniac. While Hyde wants revenge against a gambler whom his wife is in love with, Dr. Jekyll, takes steps to do away with his evil self.

Scream of Fear (1961) – B&W – 82 minutes

Starring: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee, John Serret, Leonard Sachs

A young wheelchair-bound woman returns to her father’s estate to find he’s away on business, but she keeps seeing his dead body in various places. Her stepmother and other house guests employ a plan to drive her insane and take her inheritance.

The Gorgon (1964) – Color – 83 minutes

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley, Michael Goddliffe, Patrick Troughton

In a rural village, a series of murders have been committed where each victim was turned into stone. A local professor investigates and finds an evil Gorgon haunting a nearby castle and in search of more victims.

Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961) – B&W – 108 minutes

Starring: Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento, Ronald Lewis, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Braden, Katya Douglas

After a horrific car crash, race car driver Alan Colby goes on vacation to recover, but suffers blackouts and violent outbursts. With his wife by his side, he visits a psychiatrist who promises to cure Alan’s suffering but they have now encountered a mind more unbalanced and disturbed.

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964) – Color – 81 minutes

Starring: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland, George Pastell, Jack Gwillim

An American showman and financier disrupts the coffin of a mummified pharoah and finds it empty. The mummy has escaped to fulfill the dreadful prophesy and exact a violent and bloody revenge on all those who defiled his final resting place.

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Posted by Janelle Asselin

The second of Boom Studios' Regular Show OGNs hits stands next week, bringing the quirks and fun of the Cartoon Network show to the comics page. Titled Regular Show: Noir Means Noir, Buddy, the book takes Mordecai and Rigby into the world of mysteries and cop dramas. ComicsAlliance spoke with writers Rachel Connor and Robert Luckett about what to expect (hint: it's probably the unexpected). Plus, check out a nine-page preview after the interview!

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Posted by Danny!

Double Murder is back with a magical pair of reviews for the original, and remake of, The Wizard Of Gore!

The original Wizard Of Gore, made in 1970, was one of the last splatter films made by Herschell Gordon Lewis in his original, genre-creating run as a filmmaker. In 2007, Jeremy Kasten released his remake featuring the talents of Kip Pardue, Bijou Philips, and most notably, Crispin Glover. Tune in to Double Murder to see if the low-budget original can outshine the modern remake! Danny! and Tim also discuss Herschell Gordon Lewis’ marketing career (including induction to the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame), the Crispin Glover library of films, and how creep Sonya can be when entering a room.

Subscribe to DOUBLE MURDER on iTunes or check it out in the web player below. Be sure to follow the DOUBLE MURDER PODCAST page on Facebook, and write us at DoubleMurder@Bloody-Disgusting.com!


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It's been nearly a year since Nvidia first debuted the GeForce GTX 970, but that didn't stop Gigabyte from releasing an all new version of the popular GPU.
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There’s a new sci-fi project in the works from two of the guys behind Barb Wire and The Lone Ranger. But don’t hold that against them: Chuck Pfarrer also wrote Darkman and Charlie Gibson won an Oscar for his work on Babe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “plot details for the project are being kept deep in a government bunker.” But with the title Crash Site and participation of two genre veterans, it can be presumed the story deals with alien spacecraft and perhaps Area 51, and not your best friend’s Ikea couch that you routinely pass out on after a long night of partying. Gibson, who did second unit work on three of the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, is making his directorial debut.

John Baldecchi—producer of the Point Break remake—Broderick Johnson, and Andrew Kosove are producing.

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When Scott’s hotly anticipated after-show hamburger is purloined (purloined, get it? Because it’s a cut of beef? Admittedly, not a cut commonly used for burgers, but, oh, just forget it) by The Ham Robberer (Stacy Elaine Dacheux), a merry chase is afoot. Add in RobotCop—not RoboCop, but a similar “remorseless law enforcement machine designed to administer justice”—and it looks like a Grade A (get it? Oh, never mind) episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!

But, like the Ham Robberer (and, it turns out, RobotCop), looks can be deceiving.

Like Zeke (Baron Vaughn) hesitating to kill a human being over the theft of a hamburger, Comedy Bang! Bang! doesn’t quite pull the trigger on this episode. All its parts look spectacular, but the whole doesn’t quite work. It’s like a burger with all the fixings and not much meat.

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Theater chain Alamo Drafthouse has a history of doing entertaining PSAs to shame people into behaving properly—there’s a whole “Don’t Talk” subchannel on the company’s YouTube page. Considering the Drafthouse started in Austin, it’s almost surprising it took this long to connect its videos to the greatest show ever filmed in that city, Friday Night Lights. But it has happened, with Kyle Chandler donning his Panthers blue—hmm, wouldn’t he have stayed at East Dillon?—to try to make another one of his inspirational speeches. It doesn’t go well.

Don’t let coach down, y’all.

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Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Recapturing The Magic

Right now, the hundreds of Magic: The Gathering players to have qualified for this weekend’s big Pro Tour Magic Origins event are descending upon the Vancouver Convention Centre for the last major tournament of that circuit’s regular season. With the recent launch of Origins—the card game’s latest set, which may be getting some Gameological love of its own in the coming days—and this high-stakes competition taking place, Samantha Nelson brought us a look at what it’s like for some of the people who travel and compete on this global Pro Tour circuit.

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The Walking Dead Reveals Some Fresh New Walkers of Season 6

New Walker photos from Season 6 of AMC’s The Walking Dead

AMC has revealed pictures of the new crop of Walkers that will plague our heroes in Season 6 of their zombie phenom “The Walking Dead.” Check them out in the gallery below along with new photos of the main cast from the season premiere!

“The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer. Season 6 will also feature newcomers Ethan Embry as Carter, Corey Hawkins as Heath and Emmy-winner Merritt Wever as Dr. Denise Cloyd.

Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, “The Walking Dead” will return to AMC this October for another 16-episode season. Its companion/prequel series “Fear the Walking Dead” will premiere on August 23. Season 6 of “The Walking Dead” premieres Sunday, October 11 with a 90-minute episode featuring more than 650 walkers, a series record!

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Posted by Fred Topel

Doctor Who TCA update

Today BBC America presented a Doctor Who panel for the Television Critics Association. Stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were only available via satellite from the set, but writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was here in person. After the panel, Moffat answered follow-up questions from reporters, including some details about the possibility of a female Doctor, and the character guest star Maisie Williams will play. She will be different from Arya Stark for sure.

(Some vague spoilers for recent Doctor Who episodes are ahead.)

“I would say she’s very different but I can’t really say much about it,” Moffat said. “I’m really excited about what Maisie gets to do in the show but it’ll take you a moment or two as you watch it to realize what we’re up to.”

On the panel, Moffat spoke about casting Michelle Gomez as Missy, who is the first female incarnation of The Master. During follow-ups, he elaborated on the progressive gender take.

“The key thing about changing the Master to Missy was that the Doctor doesn’t react to it at all,” Moffat said. “He just carries on talking. He’s shocked that she’s there. He doesn’t say anything about the fact she’s a woman. So clearly that’s a very big statement. That’s just a thing that happens.”

This became part of a larger discussion on the possibility of having a female Doctor, not that we want to see Peter Capaldi leave any time soon. “We always say ‘a woman playing the Doctor’ [but] no one ever says ‘a man playing the Doctor,’” Moffat said.

The producer elaborated on that topic:

Most men would be rubbish as the Doctor. There are very, very few people who can do that part. I think it is necessary to expand what the show can do all the time, because that’s why it’s alive. I’m not making it inevitable and I’m not preventing it. I’m just saying it’s possible. In my head, rationally it seems to me, you know how human beings are never completely male or female. You’re mostly a woman, I’m mostly a man. Maybe a male Time Lord is someone who most of his regenerations are male. Maybe he’ll have a couple of female. The science fiction of that would make sense to me. Otherwise life might be a little complicated. I wish sometimes that the politics of that would take a backseat and talk about the art, because it’s not really about that. It’s just about would it work. When it will work is when somebody says, ‘that person would be amazing.’ The most conservative, most traditional member of the audience says, ‘Oh God yes. I hate the idea of a lady Doctor but that one would be great.’ That’s what you want.

What qualities would that woman need to have to garner that reaction? “Carved out of solid star and someone who you can’t take your eyes off, not because they’re beautiful,” Moffat said. “Just somebody who’s face is so fascinating.”

The return of Coleman means that Clara has embraced life on the TARDIS, as Coleman said via satellite. Later, Moffat said that her splintering through time will have subtle ramifications.

“She’ll have dreams about it,” Moffat said. “It’s one of those things, if I put it in an episode, most of the audience will have forgotten now and go what the hell are you talking about? In my mind she has dreams. She has a vague awareness that there was other stuff but not very clear at all.”

Moffat also said that there is less of a serialized mystery this season. “This is, I would say, one of the lighter [mysteries],” he said. “I’d say the story this time, because I thought it worked last year rather well, the main story is the emotional. Clara has now decided that the TARDIS is her real life and that’s what she loves and loves running around in the TARDIS with the Doctor and getting into scrapes. The more dangerous the better. She’s becoming like him.”

The post ‘Doctor Who’ Producer Steven Moffat Speaks on Maisie Williams’ Mystery Role, and a Female Doctor appeared first on /Film.

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Posted by Kevin Jagernauth

While this weekend's "Vacation" doesn't come stamped with the National Lampoon brand, it definitely continues a lineage. Not only is it the latest installment in a series that started in 1983, it's the revival of a certain kind of anarchic spirit that was first launched not on the big screen, but in the bawdy pages of a magazine. And a documentary is coming along to share the history of this comedy landmark.

"Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon" (read our review) brings together famous faces like Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and more to tell the story of the little comedy rag that could, which soon became a big and sometimes controversial success that carried over to many media platforms. Here's the official synopsis: 

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of...
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Posted by Nicholas Laskin

Of all of the shimmering cinematic jewels that Stanley Kubrick gifted to us over the latter half of the twentieth-century, it is perhaps his 1975 period piece “Barry Lyndon” that has received the least amount of attention. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” and “The Shining” are required viewing for film fans, but 'Lyndon' remains a curious oddity in Kubrick’s filmography. The master’s superb, stylized, three-hour epic was perceived upon its release as being a bit too cold, too dissolute, with a protagonist whose behavior alternated between heartless, almost reptilian ambition and a sort of eerie blankness.

Granted, “cold” has become a sort of reductive shorthand to describe Mr. Kubrick’s body of work for a while now, but time has been good to “Barry Lyndon,” and many now view the Ryan O’Neal-starring drama as one of the director’s finest accomplishments. In case you’re unconvinced, Must See Films has assembled a nifty look back at Kubrick’s alienating masterwork, and...
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Posted by Germain Lussier

Few movies bring me as much pleasure as Starship Troopers. The satire, the seemingly intentionally bad performances, the insane action and never-ending quotable dialogue... it all gels together perfectly. And that makes a video like this one so much better.


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 The mostly complete TOC for Queers Destroy Horror has been released and it includes my essay, "Creatures of the Night: A Brief History of Queer Horror." 😃😃😃
It will be out in October, 2015, as a special issue of Nightmare Magazine. That'll be the same month as my appearances at Sirens Con and as Editor GOH at Arcana 45, which makes it extra cool.
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Posted by Yannick LeJacq

The League of Legends pro Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin wrecked another player during one of his recent live-streaming sessions. That’s not really anything remarkable to see, coming from a pro of Piglet’s stature. What is hilarious and awesome about the play is his little victory dance after he’s finished wrecking.



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