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In the following interview with HeyUGuys, Dracula Untold producer Alissa Phillips reveals that while it wasn't originally the plan when they started work on the movie, this release is indeed the first step in Universal's planned shared universe for classic monsters like Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy. She also teases an extra scene at the end of the movie which sets the stage for future instalments in this particular franchise (providing it's a box office hit of course), so it's well worth watching! Be sure to head on over to the site by clicking on the link below to check out their interviews with Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, director Gary Shore and more. Are you looking forward to Dracula Untold? Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who »
One of my fondest memories growing up as a young horrorphile was catching as many scary movies and fright-filled specials as I could during the month of October in order to prepare for Halloween night. With the hundreds of channel options out there for viewers these days, I thought it might be fun to break down where genre fans can catch various movies, specials and even Halloween-themed cartoons over the next 31 days so that you can start planning out your viewings in advance.
Here are some of the thrills and chills coming to your televisions this October. Please keep in mind that full schedules have not been announced everywhere yet, so we’ll be sure to update you guys with any additions to the calendar. All times listed are Et/Pt:
Wednesday, October 1st
2:00pm – The Dead (SyFy)
4:30pm – Dead Season (SyFy)
6:30pm – Halloween II (2009) (SyFy)
- Heather Wixson
Filmmakers have been obsessed with Frankenstein since James Whale brought Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel to life and instantly gave birth to an iconic monster franchise that remains a major priority for Universal. It’s one of the most important public domain properties in fiction, but reanimating the Green Guy into a worthy anti-hero isn’t easy. Everyone from Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro and Aaron Eckhart have discovered you need more than neck bolts to spark a good movie. The futility hasn’t stopped Candyman and Immortal Beloved director Bernard Rose, who’s returning to horror filmmaking with his own modern take on the Frankenstein legend. He shot his in downtown Los Angeles, with Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, and Tony Todd starring in a Frankenfilm set against the backdrop of the contemporary 3D bio-printing revolution. “They’re already 3D-printing organs, so to actually print an entire human being »
- Jen Yamato
Crime of the Century has been in development since 2011. The project is being produced by Chris Morgan, who wrote the last five Fast & Furious sequels, and has also teamed up with Alex Kurtzman to reboot Universal's classic monster franchise (which includes Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, Invisible Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon).
Lately, Dauberman has been very active reworking scripts at New Line. He worked on Into The Storm, Watching Hour and the latest installments of Nightmare on Elm Street and Final Destination. Dauberman broke into the business by selling his spec script Burst, about a group of people get holed up in a remote lodge during a blizzard and must figure out »
- Laura Frances
Dauberman wrote the upcoming “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle,” set for an Oct. 3 release by New Line. The scribe has been active at New Line, working on “Into the Storm,” “Watching Hour” and the latest installments of “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Final Destination.” He broke into the business by selling his spec “Burst” to Mandate and Sam Raimi.
The logline for “Crime of the Century” is under wraps, but has been described in the past as a group of thieves using time travel. Trachtenberg is attached to direct and is currently in pre-production on his debut feature for Bad Robot at Paramount.
Universal-based Morgan wrote the last »
- Dave McNary
In addition to terrorizing teenagers on the silver screen, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees stalked and slashed 8-bit characters in the worlds of two 1989 Nes games appropriately titled A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. Nostalgic gamers can rejoice now that Funko and Super7 have captured the garish garb of the Nes versions of Freddy and Jason with new Nycc-exclusive ReAction figures.
The Nes Freddy and Jason figures will be available exclusively at Toy Tokyo’s booth at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 9th – 12th at New York City’s Javits Center, and we have a look at the figures below (thanks to Toy Tokyo for the image!).
As a reminder, Funko and Super7’s ReAction Horror Series figures and Universal Monsters figures are now available. Similar to previous releases, the figures are 3 3/4 inches and come in retro Kenner-like packaging. These figures are priced at $9.99 apiece. »
- Derek Anderson
“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted. It is rather easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able to convey cinematically that a person is of virtue, unfortunately must be expressed through the way an actor or actress looks and acts. In the world of the early horror films, filmmakers did not have the luxury of time to develop the personalities and back-stories of secondary characters. Filmmakers were to generate a tale of a monster to scare the masses, and quite honestly, couldn’t be bothered finding time to explain why the damsel in distress was worth anything other than eye candy and something for a monster to desire. The color »
- BJ Colangelo
After handing out candy, scaring trick or treaters, or camping out on your couch with a big bowl of candy corn, New York City area horror hounds can continue their Halloween celebrations by heading to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema for the second annual A Nite to Dismember scary movie marathon that begins at the witching hour and will feature sequels of the direct and indirect variety.
The event runs from midnight to noon on November 1st and will include costume contents, drink specials, trivia, a free breakfast, and more, all in addition to the screenings of the following five horror films:
Tickets can be purchased for $50.00 apiece at:
Run Time: 432 minutes
- Derek Anderson
Nighthawk Cinema in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn has a seriously stellar plan in mind for this Halloween. Presenting The Return of… A Nite to Dismember 2014, the Nighthawk Cinema is offering a midnight slate of five classic horror movie sequels for your viewing pleasure.
The lineup for The Return of… A Nite to Dismember includes some amazing sequels. Those lucky enough to be in the Nighthawk Cinema in Brooklyn on October 31 will be seeing (in order of screening):
Evil Dead II (1987),
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981)
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
How's that for a kick-ass lineup? Fuck yeah!
The event starts at 12:00 midnight on Halloween, and in addition to the five headlining films, there will be shorts and swag and all kinds of cool stuff. Hell, they're even going to make you breakfast in the morning. Now that's a class act. »
- Scott Hallam
Draft Day I guess the discussion before releasing Draft Day was whether or not to take advantage of the start of the NFL season with the theatrical release or the DVD and Blu-ray release and the home video marketing team won because clearly that's the reason for bringing it out today, but does anyone care at this pointc The movie is no good, especially for anyone with a passing understanding of, or interest in, the NFL.
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection I'm not sure what I think about this one. While it would be awesome to own all of these titles, why Universal decided to go DVD-only is beyond me. If someone is a big enough fan of Universal's Classic Monsters franchise aren't they going to want them all and be willing to pay for them all on Blu-rayc Is it the cost involved in restoring them all and »
- Brad Brevet
September gets off to a fantastic start if you’re a genre fan, as Universal Home Entertainment is unloading a Ton of Universal Monsters-related titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection and Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella as the titular bloodsucker.
Also being released by Universal this week are a handful of horror and sci-fi themed 4-Movie Packs, an 8 Film Collection of Hammer horror titles and several other modern horror classics in high definition, including The People Under the Stairs and Firestarter. The third Cabin Fever film, Patient Zero, is also finally arriving on DVD & Blu-ray as well.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (Rlj Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, »
- Heather Wixson
Attention, Universal monster fans... that means, well, all of you. The big U is releasing a gargantuan 30-film box set which spans their history of horror from 1931 to 1956, and we have your chance to score a copy on us!
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on September 1st.
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection Description
They informed our dreams and nightmares, each and every one. Brilliant actors, craftspeople, and filmmakers combined to deliver these indelible characters who may have died on screen, but they will surely live forever. They are the one and only Universal Classic Monsters.
Now, for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Pictures' Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in »
- Steve Barton
The South African HorrorFest is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the powers-that-be have revealed the event's new poster art along with a few early details of what's taking place 29 October-7 November 2014.
From the Press Release:
Greetings from Cape Town! We're proud to announce that we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of our South African HorrorFest this year over Halloween season. (With it, the event's skull-moon logo also got a slight facelift.)
We've launched this year's poster image, and as is customary, it features festival co-organizer (and Terminatryx vocalist) Sonja. With themes in the past seeing her in vampire, zombie, devil-girl, and Bride of Frankenstein mode, this year she's witchified by artist Simone Hendricks.
The feature and short film submissions are currently in the late entry phase so if you have a production to submit, there's still time. Get more details on the Fest at the official South African HorrorFest website, »
- Debi Moore
After the events of 1935′s Bride of Frankenstein, the man-made Monster played by Boris Karloff was down for the count… until he was revived by a son of the experimental doctor in 1939′s Son of Frankenstein. To celebrate the final film to feature Karloff as the Monster, Mezco has revealed a New York Comic Con exclusive Son of Frankenstein Figure.
Scaled to 9 inches, Mezco’s Son of Frankenstein figure is limited to 500 items and can be purchased while supplies last at Mezco’s booth #1855 at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 9th – 12th. We have the press release with full details, as well as an early look at the figure:
New York- “Many thought the fire that destroyed the windmill destroyed the monster as well…they were wrong!
- Derek Anderson
Buffalo Nickel Productions and director Emil Novak have completed production on the indie horror and creature feature title Frankenstein's Patchwork Monster. This title brings some of the most notorious creatures of the 19th Century to film, including: the Bride of Frankenstein. Some real life writers, Lord Byron and Mary Shelley, will also appear in this feature. As well, prolific actress Melantha Blackthorne (Sinners and Saints) stars, along with Bill Kennedy and Robert Bozek. Several stills from the film are hosted here. The film involves an ancient wager, between several writers. Who can create the most terrifying work of horror fiction? Mary Shelley's Prometheus sets the bar high and several of her characters will be seen in Novak's latest. More stills, which show make-up effects and costumes, from the Frankenstein's Patchwork Monster are below. Release Date: October 31st, 2014. Director/writer: Emil Novak. Cast: Melantha Blackthorne, Bill Kennedy, Robert...
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The film will be the first reboot in a planned monster movie franchise revival by the studio.
It was announced weeks ago that Kurtzman and Chris Morgan would be working on the franchise together, Deadline reports.
They came from crypts, coffins, castles, and even outer space. Universal monsters like Dracula, the Bride of Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man continue to be the proper introduction for viewers entering the hallowed halls of classic horror films for the first time. These characters have endured over the decades, and now Funko is extending the legacies of eight Universal monsters by giving them the Pop! Vinyl treatment.
Coming out this September are the following iconic characters in Pop! Vinyl form, for around $9.99 apiece:
Below we have an early look at the figures, via Entertainment Earth and Trampt:
The post Funko Reveals Universal Monsters Vinyl Figures appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Derek Anderson
Funko has carved out an incredible niche for itself with its awesomely cute Pop! Vinyl series, which grows more and more monstrous in the most amazing of ways! Next up for the purveyors of all that is tiny and cool? The Universal Monsters.
The bad boys (and Bride) you see below will be available in September.
It's a perfect night for mystery and horror! The air itself is filled with... monsters!
Funko is bringing the legendary Universal Monsters to life in a new Pop! series! Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Metaluna Mutant, and Phantom of the Opera are all creepy cute!
Be sure to keep your eyes on Funko's social media sites for all the latest!
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- Steve Barton
Anghus Houvouras on what we can expect from a shared Universal Monsters universe…
The franchise wars continue. Every studio is rummaging through their intellectual property library looking for anything they can turn into a multi-picture franchise or a shared cinematic universe. Enter Universal Studios with their announcement this week that their most famous Monsters will be rolled out into new movies and the potential is there for them to cross over into one another’s stories, like the Monster version of The Avengers or the X-Men.
Pro: It’s a fun concept
The Universal Monsters have always been a favorite of mine, so the idea of seeing them paired together cinematically is an interesting one. There are some potentially excellent movies that could come out of this financially motivated manuever. My first thoughts harkened back to great, old black and white Universal Monster movies like The Wolfman vs. Dracula. Old »
- Anghus Houvouras
Universal Studios was home to some of the most iconic horror movies of the twentieth century, including Frankenstein, The Bride Of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon and Dracula. Acting legends Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney. Jr lurched, stumbled and swooped across our screens, spawning a thousand nightmares and Halloween costumes.
Now it looks like the studio is planning a relaunch. Universal dipped its toe into its bank of monsters previously of course, with Van Helsing and The Wolfman among others. But this new project will present a unified approach.
At the moment Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-man) and Chris Morgan (The Fast And The Furious) are on board. First Universal Monster to get the modern treatment is The Mummy, pencilled in for 2016.
So horror fans, is this good or bad news? Will you be doing the monster mash or diving »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
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