Well November is a special month in so many ways. First let me say that today is Remembrance Day, so we do honor those who gave their lives to make our country so great for future generations to live peacefully. But there is also another reason to celebrate this time of year and on November 20th a new feature Documentary will open in theatres across the US to celebrate a true Canadian hero to be championed by the horror/metal community.
Of course I am talking about the one and only mighty Jon Mikl Thor and for anyone not familiar with this giant among men, let me tell you a bit about him. Thor is a former body building champion, actor, songwriter, vocalist and musician. He was born a Canadian and went on to conquer the world of body building, before moving forward as a musician, fronting heavy metal band Thor. He called himself the “The Legendary Rock Warrior” and had a very successful career to boot.
I think though most might remember him as an actor who starred in my good friend John Fasano’s feature films Zombie Nightmare and Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare. I feel in some ways a connection to the mighty Thor for those said obvious reasons and he’s a true hero in my books. So with that all being said, a wonderful documentary is in the books and due out shortly, detailing his rise to fame and eventual fall from grace. This is a true story about Thor’s downfall and thus newly minted resurgence and I urge everyone to go out and see this incredible story.
UPDATE: we have just posted an interview with director Ryan Wise and a review Thor's latest album Metal Avenger. A review of the film is also up now. I say there are exciting times ahead for all us fans of horror and heavy metal, so please raise those fists in the air and keep it bloody! I know I am!
For further info on the film, please go here.
Kenneth Gallant, Editor-in-Chief HMS - November 11, 2015
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