Entries by Larry Dwyer

CT HorrorFest Rocks Danbury

This past Saturday, thousands of horror fans descended upon the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT to check out the fourth annual CT HorrorFest, Connecticut’s only convention dedicated to the horror genre. By 8am, there was a line down Delay Street of folks dressed in costumes and others wearing t-shirts depicting their favorite horror films.

While the festivities didn’t technically begin until 11am, doors were opened at 10am to allow those who ordered tickets in advance an extra hour to take in the ghoulish sights inside. Those folks had first dibs on tons of vendors that were set up inside of the arena; some selling horror-related merchandise, others selling their books and still others selling films both popular and independently made. read more read more

“It” is the Stuff that Nightmares Are Made Of

So far in 2017, Hollywood is batting .500 in Stephen King adaptations. After the dreadful misfire that was The Dark Tower, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) knocked it out of the park with his take on King’s horrific 1986 novel “It”. Working with a script written by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle), Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga, Muschietti went straight in and pulled no punches right from the opening scene of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the S.S. Georgie. read more

The Trailer for Takashi Miike’s 100th Film, “Blade of the Immortal”, Delivers!

Legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike has graced the world with his one hundredth film and the red-band trailer for Blade of the Immortal does not disappoint.

The description of the film is as follows: Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong. read more read more

Terry O’Quinn Cast in Stephen King Series Castle Rock

Veteran actor Terry O’Quinn (The Stepfather, Lost) has been cast in Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series from writer Stephen King and producer J.J. Abrams. The show will be based in the mythical town that was the setting for a good deal of Kings novels (Cujo, The Dead Zone, Needful Things, etc.) and will be based on characters created by the author himself.

According to Deadline, O’Quinn will play Dale Lacy, a pillar of the community in the town of Castle Rock. He joins previously cast André Holland, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard. read more read more

Trailer drops for “Godzilla: Monster Planet”

While my knowledge of anime is highly limited, my love for Godzilla is not, so you can bet your buns I was pretty psyched to find out that the anime arm of Toho Co., Ltd. (who created the legendary king of monsters) is releasing an anime film later this year titled Godzilla: Monster Planet.

The film takes place years into the future in a world run by monsters. The humans must attempt to take Earth back from the ruling creatures which includes the beloved Godzilla; I’m guessing that this will be no easy feat. read more read more

Coverage of “Scares That Care Charity Weekend”

Hello all! Our awesome contributor Justine Marcoux hit up Scares That Care Charity Weekend in Virginia and got the amazing coverage you see below (all while rocking and incredible Jamie Lloyd cosplay!)

Here is what Justine had to say about the event:

Scares That Care founder and CEO Joe Ripple and his crew have done it again. Another weekend of frights and delights has come to an end, but for the fighting families selected for help at this year’s Scares That Care event, I’m sure their smiles will be sticking around long after the event is over. read more read more

NBC to Resurrect “The Munsters”

It looks like the folks at NBC are itching to reboot America’s first family of horror, those lovable Munsters, yet again. Remember 2012’s ill-fated Mockingbird Lane starring Jerry O’Connell as Herman? No? Good…you’re better off.

According to Deadline, the script for the reboot is being written by author/actress Jill Kargman (best known for Bravo’s Odd Mom Out) and will be produced by comedian/talk-show host Seth Meyers. The word is that, “the half-hour single-camera The Munsters, now in development, follows members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.” read more read more

Newest “It” Trailer will Scare the Deadlights Out of You

The newest trailer for Andrés Muschietti’s version of Stephen King’s It hit the interwebs today and it looks like we’re in for a scary trip through Derry, Maine with the Losers Club. The first trailer for It was streamed 197 million times globally in 24 hours and I will not be surprised if this new trailer breaks that record.

Starring Bill Skarsgård (Hemlock Grove) as Pennywise the Dancing Clown and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, It will be the second Stephen King movie released this year following the eagerly awaited The Dark Tower next week. read more read more

New Trailer for Season Two of “Stranger Things”

Stranger Things, the biggest surprise hit of last year, just dropped their trailer for the eagerly-awaited second season at San Diego Comic Con and it contains so much awesome! It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

The nerdfest is strong with this trailer. From the hardest video game of all-time (Dragon’s Lair) to Ghostbusters costumes to Sean Astin to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, this trailer screams 80’s as much as it screams, “oh crap, Hawkins is in trouble”. By the looks of that Stephen King’s The Mist-type monster lurking in Hawkins, it seems like the town is in for a rough ride. read more read more

The “Leatherface” Trailer is Here, Should We Be Excited?

Yesterday the horror world went a bit nuts as the trailer was released (see below) for the new film Leatherface. Billed as a direct prequel to the 1974 Tobe Hooper classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Leatherface will tell us the backstory of young Jackson Sawyer who will become that chainsaw-wielding madman that we all know and love. But…do we need that backstory?

To quote the late Gunnar Hansen on the character Leatherface that he was the first to portray, “In a way, there is nothing behind the mask. That, I think, is why he is such a frightening character.” In other words, to see behind that mask would make him no longer frightening, no? read more read more