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Here's the status of TV shows like Saints & Sinners, Salem, Samurai Jack, Sanjay & Craig, Santa Clarita Diet, Satisfaction, Schitt's Creek, School of Rock, Scream, Scrotal Recall, Search Party, Sense8, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Shadowhunters, Shameless, The Shannara Chronicles, Sharp Objects, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, Shimmer and Shine, Shooter, Shut Eye, Silicon Valley, Single Ladies, Sisters, Six, Six Days of the Condor, Slasher, Sneaker Pawn, Sneaky Pete, The Son, The Soul Man, South of Hell, South Park, Space Racers, The Spoils of Babylon, SpongeBob SquarePants, Spotless, Stan Against Evil, Star Vs. the Forces of Evil, Star Wars: Rebel, Step Up, Steven Universe, Still the King, The Stinky & Dirty Show, Stitchers, The Strain, Stranger Things, Strike Back, Stuck in the Middle, Suits, SuperMansion, Survivor's Remorse, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Sweet/Vicious, Switched at Birth, Taboo, Tales from the Crypt, Talia in the Kitchen, Tarantula, Tatau, Teachers, Teen Titans »
With the Television Critics Association press tour happening now, lots of new TV projects are being announced and followed up on. SlashFilm caught up with TNT and TBS President Kevin Reilly to get an update on the new “Tales from… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Here’s a new addition to Icons of Fright to help entice comic book fans who like to indulge in the panels of horror. Of course there are the classic Tales From The Crypt and Adventures Into The Unknown comics, but there are many stories out there waiting to be discovered. Not everything I’m going to cover will be some kind of subversive find, but I hope to have a blend of both mainstream and indie comics that I feel horror fans will enjoy. There will be a combination of one offs, continuing stories, and movie/TV show tie ins. This column will mainly focus on comics I love as life is too short to complain about the negative and there might be others like me searching for new blood.
Blood Soaked Panels: Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints
I feel like lately witches are a hot item and »
So, wise reader, you may have heard of the passing of this giant in the world of cartooning, and are now wondering what he has to do with the world of motion pictures. Well, Mr. Davis did have one screen credit, which we’ll discuss in a bit. No, more importantly John Burton “Jack” Davis, Jr. has added to the fun, or to use an old term “ballyhoo”, of promoting movies for well over fifty years. It’s difficult not to think of his work when recalling so many classic films.
First, a little bio background. He was born on December 2, 1924 in Atlanta Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Jack landed several cartooning gigs including a stint with the newspaper comic strip based ion the classic character “The Saint”. Then in 1950 he joined the staff of the legendary comics publishing company Entertaining Comics (EC). Jack produced amazing art »
- Jim Batts
The third annual MondoCon 2016 has been announced and tickets for the monster event are currently on sale. Attendees will be able to purchase The Monster Squad vinyl soundtrack with new artwork by Gary Pullin. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: three Blu-ray clips for The Binding before it debuts on August 2nd, a look at cover artwork and preview pages for Fractured Scary Tales #2, and details and a Kindred Spirits clip from Destination America’s panel at Sdcc 2016.
Third Annual MondoCon 2016 Announcement: Press Release: “Austin, TX-July 27 2016 – Mondo is pleased to announce tickets are on sale for the third annual MondoCon along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists. MondoCon 2016 will take place October 22nd and 23rd in Austin, TX at Afs Cinema and Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center.
MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It’s a weekend curated with fans in mind, »
- Tamika Jones
With the advent and huge success of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), studios were quick to hop aboard the killer train. Out were the outsized monsters of the ’50s, in were mama’s boys and socially maligned women dealing with sins of the past. Dementia 13 (’63) and No Way to Treat a Lady (’67) are just a sample of the ’60s horror films that focused on smaller scale, human dilemmas, regardless of how twisted they may be. One film that seems to have been misplaced in the schizoid shuffle is Freddie Francis’ The Psychopath (1966), a lean little thriller that acts as a gateway for one of the most revered European horror sub-genres: the giallo.
Of course, Psycho plays a major part in this association; the Italian-originated giallo wallowing in mysteries of the mind shot through with a razor-sharp emphasis on the visceral, stemming from a psychological need, a desire, to fix wrongs, »
- Scott Drebit
Over the last few years I’ve grown such a huge admiration for horror comics. It was a genre I wasn’t too familiar with aside from a few Tales From The Crypt issues that found their way into my chubby hands when I was a kid. For a long time there, it seemed like comics were mere products of geek culture, but the onslaught of mainstream comic book adaptations (mainly thanks to Marvel) have popularized the medium and drawn in several demographics. As an adult, my horror comic fascination started with Scott Snyder’s Severed and his American Vampire series. These comics have big name collaborations (Stephen King!) and even draw large crowds at conventions. This past year, I waited six hours in line at C2E2 to meet Snyder, but it was completely worth it. The selection of horror comics, however, isn’t too big so I scram »
Monster Smash-Ups by Scary Tales Publishing is a 40-page horror anthology comic that features mash-ups between the likes of a swamp creature and zombies. We have details on the first issue, which even includes a story written by Nicola Cuti. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a new clip from the film Viral and cover artwork and first details for Glitterbomb.
Scary Tales Publishing Announces Debut of Monster Smash-Ups: Press Release: “Los Angeles, Calif., July 15, 2016. Indie horror comic label Scary Tales Publishing has announced the publication of their newest horror anthology comic magazine, “Monster Smash-ups”. This new 40-page magazine format comic book was inspired by the classic Warren Publishing B&W horror comic mags of yesterday. The premier issue even includes a story written by frequent Warren contributor, comic legend, Nicola Cuti. Each of the six stories has its own unique style and was illustrated by a different artist, from »
- Tamika Jones
A bit over a decade after Venkman and co. busted some ghosts, and nearly exactly two decades before Gilbert, Yates, and co. started their Ghostbusters, Michael J. Fox was having his own encounters with ghosts. 20 years ago today, The Frighteners opened in theaters. It was one year after Casper, another movie that had its male lead character seeing ghosts after the death of his wife. Frighteners was Peter Jackson’s theatrical film follow-up to Heavenly Creatures, and it was one of the earliest films that wowed audiences with visual effects by Jackson’s Weta Digital. It’s Fox’s last starring role in a live-action feature film. After Frighteners, he started his run on the TV series Spin City and then took on fewer major acting gigs after revealing his diagnosis with Parkinson’s. Hasn’t stopped Fox from taking the stage and rocking out with Coldplay as recently as this weekend. »
- Emily Rome
Bed of the Dead’s Sleep Number is 666Fantasia Film Festival 2016
Until now the list of movies about killer beds could be counted on one one-fingered hand, but while 1977’s Death Bed: The Bed That Eats has dominated the sub-sub-subgenre for decades it has finally gotten some company. Happily for those who’ve seen that earlier film and wished it was more focused on wetting the bed with blood, Jeff Maher’s Bed of the Dead is here to give you just that.
Virgil (Colin Price) is a cop with baggage. He’s just returned from a leave of absence after being cleared of a shooting incident, but while he’s legally off the hook he suspects he’s guilty all the same. His first case back immediately takes his mind off his own problems as it presents him with numerous issues of its own. Five dead bodies have been discovered in a local sex club, specifically »
- Rob Hunter
By Lee Pfeiffer
By the early 1970s there had been a revival of interest in the format of anthology suspense/horror stories. This genre had been all the rage in the late 1950s and early 1960s with shows like "The Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Thriller!" (hosted by Boris Karloff) attracting loyal audiences. "Twilight Zone" creator and host Rod Serling had two bites at the apple when he introduced "Night Gallery" as a TV movie in 1969 (giving young Steven Spielberg his first major directing gig) and then spun it off into a moderately successful weekly TV series. The early to mid-1970s also saw a major resurgence in horror-themed anthology feature films. The concept was hardly a new one for the big screen as the first major film of this type was "Dead of Night", released in 1945. Roger Corman oversaw some similarly-themed big screen anthologies in the early to mid-1960s, »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Turner Network media brands TBS and TNT have renewed three original series currently airing on the networks: the critically acclaimed TNT drama Animal Kingdom, the new TBS series Wrecked and the hit TBS comedy Angie Tribeca.
Wrecked ranks among cable's Top 25 scripted series for the year-to-date and is the #1 new cable comedy among adults 18-49.
Angie Tribeca's second season premiere delivered cable's largest increase of adults 18-49 (+41%) for a returning comedy this year.
Animal Kingdom is pulling in a young audience profile and has been on an upward trajectory since its premiere.
- Carissa Pavlica
Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2016
Here are 5 great episodes of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 3, with cake. What more explanation do you need?
I’ve already written two articles about watching the Nickelodeon TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and eating cake. You can find them here and here.
The idea is to eat a ridiculous amount of cake and talk about what makes my favourite TV show so brilliant. What links Ninja Turtles and cake? Nothing. Why does everything always have to make sense? Even looking for pictures that I can use in these articles highlights that no one ever eats cake on the show. What I do is buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake and just get on with it, and you can either go with me or call me out on doing something so weird. But then what are we gonna do with all this cake?
This time »
“Hello, Boils and Ghouls” was a typical opening salvo from The Crypt Keeper, the wraparound host (and animatronic cadaver) of HBO’s inventive, creepy and more often than not, mordantly funny salute to the EC Comics of yesteryear, Tales from the Crypt (1989 – 1996). Throughout seven seasons, viewers were subjected to as much gore, nudity, and twisted morality as we could handle. God (or his underworld counterpart) bless premium cable.
Tales ran from June 10th, 1989 to July 19th, 1996, for a grand total of 93 episodes. That’s a lot of grue to ingest, and until ratings started to slip by Season Six, horror fans found it easy to lap up. And as with any anthology series, mileage varies and quality flickers to and fro – but Tales from the Crypt’s success is anchored in the very fact that it was allowed to live, and thrive, for as long as it did.
The show »
- Scott Drebit
13 Terrifyingly Good Horror TV Shows: From Ryan Murphy‘s ‘Scream Queens’ to ‘Twilight Zone’ horror tv shows “The Twilight Zone” (1959) Rod Sterling’s anthology “The Twilight Zone” set the standard for eerie on television during its run from 1959 to 1964. The series was revived once in 1985 for CBS and again in 2002 for Upn. “Tales From the Crypt” (1989) Another anthology series, “Tales From the Crypt” ran on HBO for seven seasons between 1989 and 1996, during which time it became famous for its wisecracking host, The Crypt Keeper, voiced by John Kassir. “The X-Files” (1993) Spanning nine seasons, Fox’s “The X-Files” was »
- Reid Nakamura
June is ending on a quiet note for horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, as we only have six titles coming our way on June 28th.
Blue Underground has shown some love to two cult classics with their Blu-ray double feature of Circus of Fear and Five Golden Dragons, and Arrow Video is resurrecting another cult classic (albeit one that is a bit more recent) with their Return of the Killer Tomatoes Special Edition Blu-ray.
Alien Strain (Mti Home Video, DVD)
After his girlfriend vanishes without a trace on a camping trip, he quickly goes from witness to suspect. Now, a year later, she returns to the very spot from which she was taken, but not like she was before.
- Heather Wixson
Broom Hilda has hit the big time, and we're not talking about her waistline. Deadline reports producers Gilbert Adler and Jason A. Rosenberg plan to adapt Russell Myers' witch of newspaper comics fame as a feature film and more. Broom Hilda was previously adapted for television. It first featured on Archie's TV Funnies, which aired on CBS for two seasons, before being cancelled in 1973.
In 1978, Broom Hilda was part of the Fabulous Funnies TV show, which aired for 13 episodes before being cancelled by NBC. Adler has produced TV series including Tales from the Crypt (1991-96), Freddy's Nightmares (1988-90), and Perversions of Science (1997). According the report, Broom Hilda could be returning to TV, too.
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She likes to drink. She likes to smoke. And she is super sexually aware. The classic newspaper comic strip Broom-Hilda is on its way to the big screen thanks to a Tales From The Crypt producer. Created by cartoonist Russell Myers in 1970, the strip is distributed by Chicago's Tribune Media Services. Broom-Hilda acted basically the opposite of every other female cartoon character of her time. Here's how her official website describes her: Living in an enchanted forest with surrealistic landscapes, the engaging characters of Broom Hilda happily have no connection with reality. Other comic characters are extensions or distortions of reality, but Broom Hilda deals in pure fantasy, making the strip bewitchingly unique. Here in the forest, the inhabitants maintain a standard of madness where total irrelevance is the only relevancy. The strip is simply a loony-bin where what’s said and done often makes no sense whatsoever, much to »
- Jill Pantozzi
It’s hard to believe that a movie like Clown even got made in the first place; the project started out as a fake trailer several years ago, which caught the attention of Eli Roth (because his name was plastered all over it), who then brought the concept to Vertebra Films in hopes of getting the project off the ground for director Jon Watts.
Now, after all this time, Clown has finally arrived in the Us via Dimension Films, and while it could have used a little more trimming (especially in the film’s second act), by and large, Watts has crafted a genuinely creepy and disturbing body horror experience unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I had an immensely good time watching Clown, making it well worth the wait.
- Heather Wixson
Director M. Night Shyamalan is helping to bring back Tales From the Crypt. The anthology series, which aired on HBO from 1989 to 1996, is coming to TNT. It was originally reported the reboot was inspired more by the 1950s comic book of the same name created by William Gaines and Al Feldstein than HBO’s adaptation, but now it sounds […]
The post TNT’s ‘Tales From the Crypt’ Reboot Is Crowdsourcing For New Stories appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
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