12 items from 2017
In today's Horror Highlights, we have details on Crystal Lake Entertainment's upcoming horror film The Elevator Game, a Q&A with musician Joe Becker—whose creepy chords have helped establish an eerie atmosphere in many horror films—and info on Comet TV's new app.
The Elevator Game Acquired by Crystal Lake Entertainment: "Crystal Lake Entertainment announced the acquisition of The Elevator Game inspired by the Elisa Lam story and written by horror scribe Nicole Jones-Dion. Cunningham will be Executive Producer on the film to be shot in Los Angeles in September. Jones-Dion will direct from her original screenplay.
Jones-Dion describes The Elevator Game as a unique thriller that has ties to the infamous Elisa Lam story.
The Elevator Game was originated in Korea and Japan and went on to gain worldwide notoriety online when it was blamed for the mysterious death of Elisa Lam - a young woman who was »
- Derek Anderson
His illustrations may have caused you to dread the next full moon, avoid the swamp on your shortcut home, or ignite your imagination with a peek into the post-apocalypse. Through his artwork, Bernie Wrightson has influenced and inspired generations of horror fans, so it is with great sadness that we inform readers that the prolific artist has passed away at the age of 68 after a long battle with brain cancer.
Wrightson's wife, Liz, shared the somber news of her husband's passing earlier today on the artist's official website and Facebook page.
A fan of EC Comics growing up, Bernie Wrightson, aka "Berni," began working on projects for both DC and Marvel early in his career, co-creating the complex character Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein in the early ’70s. Bernie later worked for Warren Publishing, where he helped bring H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe stories to life on the paneled page. »
- Derek Anderson
Originally released by Penguin's Plume imprint back in the summer of 1982, the Creepshow graphic novel features Stephen King's five EC Comics-style tales that were brought to life on screen by the Godfather of the Living Dead in one of the horror genre's ultimate anthologies.
The panels are packed with Bernie Wrightson's eye-popping artwork, which can be enjoyed anew soon when the Creepshow graphic novel goes back in print for a May 9th re-release (just don't let Billy's father find you reading it, or it might end up in the trash can).
You can check out Jack Kamen's official cover art below (via Lilja's Library) and visit the graphic novel's Amazon page for more information.
From Amazon: "The graphic novel adaptation »
- Derek Anderson
"They're always there. They're like ghosts," says George A. Romero. The Godfather of the Living Dead isn't referring to one of the ravenous monsters from his movies, but rather movies themselves... the ones he never got to make. Films that never made it out of Development Hell are the focus of Untold Horror, a new project from Dave Alexander and Mark Pollesel that features filmmakers—including George A. Romero, John Landis, and more—discussing their films and passionate ideas that never came to fruition.
In addition to reflecting on films that never came to be, Untold Horror is also helping to resurrect these passion projects, beginning with George A. Romero's The Little World of Humongo Bongo, a children's book that will be released later this year. To learn more about Untold Horror, we have the official press release with full details, as well as the series' trailer:
Press Release: (March 1, 2017 - Toronto, »
- Derek Anderson
A few weeks ago the full cast of Victor Salva’s Jeepers Creepers 3 revealed that the great Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape From New York, Swamp Thing, Creepshow) would be playing a character named ‘Gaylen Brandon’. Interestingly enough, Barbeau tells her Facebook following that she’s no longer appearing. Two things that I find immensely interesting: first, she has read the […] »
- Brad Miska
There's something special about the new horror movie Xx. Not only is it an anthology, featuring four completely different and terrifying short films, but it also boasts four fantastic female directors. Karyn Kusama handled a disturbing secret in The Box, a celebration takes a dark turn in The Birthday Party by Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), Roxanne Benjamin hones in on a camping trip gone wrong in Don't Fall, and Jovanka Vuckovic deals with the devil in Her Only Living Son. We sat down with Clark and Benjamin to discuss the groundbreaking project, female empowerment, and the horror genre as a whole. Related:Get Out Is Leading the Pack of 2017's Best Horror Movies - Here Are the Others! Annie Clark on what inspired her directorial debut: "ToiletPaper Magazine, Michael Haneke (Funny Games), Weekend at Bernie's meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?." Roxanne Benjamin on her inspiration: "Creep Show, Tales From the Crypt, »
- Ryan Roschke
Just a few days ago, production started on the highly-anticipated horror sequel Jeepers Creepers 3, which was previously known as Cathedral. The actually title has yet to be confirmed. There had been rumors that Gina Phillips, who starred in the first Jeepers Creepers as Trish Jenner, was returning, and that Ray Wise will reprise his role as Jack Taggert Sr. Today the full cast list has surfaced, confirming Gina Phillips' return, along with the franchise debut of genre legend Adrienne Barbeau.
Cinema Runner got a hold of the cast list, which reveals that Adrienne Barbeau is playing a character named Gaylen Brandon, although no details for her role were given. Gina Phillips is also coming back, along with the previously-confirmed Jonathan Breck as The Creeper himself. But this cast list doesn't include Ray Wise, so he's likely not coming back, unless it's in a surprise cameo.
The cast also includes Stan Shaw as Sheriff Tashtego, »
Salem’s Lot, Needful Things, Cujo, The Dark Half, Gerald’s Game, Creepshow, The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Doctor Sleep, It, Sleepwalkers, The Dead Zone, The Shining, and so many more of Stephen King’s tales of terror have one thing in common… they… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have… Being Scared! If you’re a fan of George Romero’s anthology Creepshow (and who the hell isn’t?!), you’re probably pretty damn happy about how much love it’s been getting in recent years. Waxwork Records put out a vinyl record of the soundtrack, Amok Time just released an action figure of […] »
- John Squires
Ryan Lambie Feb 15, 2017
You've probably heard of chaos theory and a thing called the butterfly effect - a concept where the flapping of an insect's wings in a London borough causes a shed to collapse somewhere in the Australian outback. In other words, seemingly incidental events can have a knock-on effect on everything else - like that old board game, Mousetrap, where a ball falling into a bath caused a boot to kick a bucket, which eventually led to the cruel detainment of several rodents.
The concept applies even in the high-stakes, high-energy world of filmmaking, where the success of one type of movie can prompt rival studios to greenlight their own, »
The Twilight Zone series stands as the benchmark for weird, wonderful, and creepy TV viewing. Many shows and movies have tried to duplicate its moralistic mysteries with varying results. Night Slaves is a charmingly odd TV movie not only cut from the same cloth, but with ties to it as well.
Originally airing as an ABC Movie of the Week on Tuesday, September 29th, Night Slaves duked it out with Hee Haw/To Rome with Love on CBS and the NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies and had no issues with either; the telefilm, while heading down that sci-fi road, managed to lacquer a few coats of soapy romance on as well, hitting all of the prime time sweet spots.
Let’s peruse our TV Guide and see what’s going on:
Night Slaves (Tuesday, 8:30pm, ABC)
A man recovering from a near fatal car accident ends up with »
- Scott Drebit
In addition to Ed Harris' epic dance moves, the Stephen King-penned "Father's Day" segment of George A. Romero's Creepshow is fondly remembered for its gruesome cake, so fans of the anthology should be pleased to know that the macabre dessert will be featured in Amok Time's new Monstarz Creepshow figure that could arrive on your doorstep this February.
Full release details for the 3.8-inch tall Creepshow figure are below, and we'd like to thank Bloody Disgusting for the heads-up on this creepy collectible!
From Amok Time: "Arriving Mid February 2017.
"It's Father's Day! And I got my cake! Haaaaaappy Father's Day!"
Monstarz proudly presents Creepshow. Monstarz initial Creepshow release is.... Nathan Grantham from Creepshow's tale "Father's Day." A retro style collectible that will fit in perfectly with most 3.75in scaled action figure lines.
Action figure features:
9 points of articulation Hinged jaw Interchangeable hands Head Cake accessory Figure »
- Derek Anderson
12 items from 2017
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