Entries by Sean McLaughlin

Twiztid to Bring Astronomicon to Detroit in 2018

Horror-core icons Twiztid, who recently started up their own record label (MNE Records), just announced that they’re ready to conquer the convention world as well.  In a video posted to their Facebook page, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide announced that on the weekend of February 9-11, 2018, the Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, MI will host Astronomicon.  This con, while still being heavy on the juggalo love, will be a celebration of all pop culture in a family environment.

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Netflix to Develop ‘The Witcher’ TV Series

Streaming supergiant Netflix continues to acquire foreign properties with the intent on producing a global juggernaut. Deadline is reporting that Netflix will be producing an English-language drama series based on the saga The Witcher, from Poland’s Andrzej Sapkowski. Following in the steps of other shows green-lit for production recently in the international landscape (France’s Marseille, Japan’s Hibana: Spark/Hibana, among others), The Witcher will be given a first-season run with hopes of others to follow.

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Three Young Stars Added to The Strangers 2

Just when you thought it was safe to answer the door, it just got less safe.  Deadline is reporting that Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks along with Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) and Lewis Pullman (Aftermath) have just been cast in the upcoming horror sequel The Strangers 2.  In addition to these cast announcements, executive producer Trevor Macy will also be a part of the project (having previously produced The Strangers and other horror films such as The Bye Bye Man, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Oculus).  The movie is scheduled to begin principal photography in Los Angeles on May 30th.

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Tremors 6 Now Has A Release Date

Since the big announcement that Tremors part 6 was actually happening, horror fans everywhere have been clamoring for any new updates to feed their anticipation.  Specifically, when would this film be unleashed upon the legions of hardcore Tremors fans!  Well luckily, there was one star that couldn’t keep his mouth shut and had to share the big news.  Michael Gross, who plays the role of Burt Gummer in the first five films in the franchise as well as the short-lived television series, announced on his Facebook page on April 28th that Tremors 6 will be released on January 30, 2018.  This “leaked” news was welcomed by the horror film fanatics positively, with likes and comments in support of the announcement continuing to pile up.

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Connecticut Cult Classics “Sci-Fi Madness” Festival Wrap-Up

On Saturday, April 22nd, Connecticut Cult Classics invaded the historic Strand Theater in Seymour, CT for the latest installment of its double-bill film festival.  Entitled “Sci-Fi Madness”, the cinematic voyage included two films that encapsulate the genre magnificently in Lady Terminator and Predator.  For some movie-goers, this was the first time seeing either cult film on the big screen (for the little-known gem Lady Terminator, that’s no huge surprise).  Founder and owner of CCC, Larry Dwyer, made sure that everyone went home happy and overflowing with goodies and celluloid memories to last a lifetime.

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“Flesh of the Void” Trailer Will Give You Nightmares

Get ready for the creepiest thing you’ll see on the internet all week….perhaps all year.  Sodom & Chimera Productions has unleashed the first trailer for their upcoming buzzworthy film Flesh of the Void and it’s everything your nightmares should be made of.  Not much is known at this time about the movie, which is being shot almost entirely on expired Super 8 film from the 80s (mostly Kodachrome) and it still currently in production.  But none of that matters right now, as the new trailer drags you through a horrific and terrifying version of a Nine Inch Nails music video from the 90s.  You can check out the trailer below.

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TNT Passes on Let the Right One In Series

In a move that won’t make fans of the vampire genre happy, Deadline is reporting that TNT is deciding against proceeding with the series based on 2008’s acclaimed film Let the Right One In.  The drama, which was based on the film as well as the 2008 popular novel by author John Ajvide Lidnquist, had been picked up to pilot back in August but never went into production.  The series was to be written by Jeff Davis, who created television hits Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds.
While TNT has passed, Tomorrow Studios is continuing to shop the series to other networks and outlets.  Let the Right One In is based on the 2008 vampire film, a critically-acclaimed hit in 2008 which follows a young boy, bullied by his classmates, who sparks a friendship with an enigmatic female newcomer.  Her appearance in the small Vermont town coincides with a series of grisly murders that confound and alarm law enforcement.  Lundquist would go on to adapt his novel as a screenplay for the film, and it’s unknown at this time whether he’d have a hand in the television series as well.  Davis will executive produce with Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (among others.)  Kristine Froseth is attached to star in the role of Eli.

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New Planet of the Apes Trailer Released by 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for the next installment in a revived franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes. The third film in the rebooted Planet lineage (or fourth, if you count Tim Burton’s 2001 remake Planet of the Apes) is hoping to follow in the critical and financial footsteps of its predecessors. You can check out the new film trailer below.

In the footage, we see both races preparing for a huge battle, perhaps the ultimate one.  The finality and decisiveness of this battle depends on the success of the film, of course, as a big box office would practically ensure that another sequel will be produced. The movie features Woody Harrelson and Judy Greer, and Andy Serkis will return to reprise his role as Caesar.

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New Poster Released for Stephen King’s IT

For those eagerly awaiting the remake of Stephen King’s IT, the hits just keep on coming.  Hot on the heels of yet another released still of Pennywise last week comes an even better treat to satiate the horror masses.  The folks over at Warner Brothers have unleashed the official teaser poster, featuring the poor unfortunate Georgie starring down the wicked clown’s hand as the demon clutches the ill-fated red balloon.  For those that have read King’s brilliant novel, the manifestation of this imagery is enough to make your heart beat stronger.  The new poster can be seen below.

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Robert Rodriguez In Talks to Direct Escape From New York Remake

When Snake Plissken next hits our theater screens, he’ll be taking orders from somebody very familiar to horror fans.  The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that director Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror, Machete) in in talks to helm the remake of the cult classic Escape From New York.  While plans for the remake of the 1981 movie (which takes a bleak look into a dystopian future where New York City is now a city-wide prison) have been floating around the 20th Century Fox studios for around a decade, the hiring of the 48-year-old Rodriguez is a strong sign that the project is really ramping up and is one step closer to becoming a reality.

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