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Eisner “In Talks” To Direct New Friday The 13th Film

Hollywood info-tainment website Deadline is reporting that director Breck Eisner (The Crazies, The Last Witch Hunter) is currently in talks with Paramount Pictures to lead the feature-picture reboot of Friday the 13th.  The latest remake of the iconic horror film is scheduled to be released sometime in 2017.

Paramount is hoping to rekindle some of the recent success they’ve had reviving beloved, nostalgic film franchises, having brought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to prominence in 2014.  Eisner, the son of former Paramount head and Disney CEO Michael Eisner, will now take his stab at resurrecting one of the most popular film franchises and iconic killers in movie history, Jason Voorhees.  A previous remake, 2009’s Friday the 13th, was co-released by Paramount and New Line Cinema, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes producing the film.  Platinum Dunes (along with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form) will also be producing the new adaptation, according to Deadline. read more

The End is Nigh! Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Trailer Released

After a four year screen absence, Alice (Milla Jovovich) returns to close out the The Resident Evil film franchise with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.  Sony Pictures and Screen Gems just unleashed the teaser trailer for the film.  With several years and multiple missed release dates passed, we now have a confirmed January 27th, 2017 premiere date.  The film will be shown in IMAX 3D.

The trailer reveals a plot, which brings Alice full circle with her return to Raccoon City and more specifically, The Hive. Paul W.S. Anderson once again takes the helm, directing RE veterans Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts and Iain Glen. The 2 minute, 35 second peek shows a return to the dark tone of the earlier films combined with the high-energy action of the later installments. read more

Funko Teases a Third Edition of Horror Mystery Minis

Our friends at Funko are at it again with their third series of horror-movie themed Mystery Mini figures. With over 50 versions of Mystery Mini toys, including four series’ of The Walking Dead, two series’ of Horror Classics and two WWE series’, Funko has built quite a following among genre fans and toy collectors who eagerly await the next big release.

Both previous series’ of the Horror Classics sets were wildly popular as they included figures of famous horror characters like Hellraiser’s Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Frankenstein’s Monster and many more. The folks over at PopVinyls got the skinny on set three which looks to include not only alternate versions of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger but also a host of other horror goodies such as Jack Torrance and the Grady twins from The Shining, American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman, Universal’s Mummy and The Wolfman, The Exorcist’s Regan MacNeil and more! read more

Harrow County #15 Early Review

Harrow County #15 Early Review

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Crook
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: August 10th, 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: Emmy learns more about the gathering of witches and what it may mean to her and her hometown.

Our Thoughts:

This issue does an excellent job of weaving more of the tapestry that makes up Harrow County.  Bunn takes readers for a stroll with Emmy and Odessa as Emmy learns more about Hester’s relationship with the enclave and why they didn’t intervene with her “world building” experiments.   One of Harrow County’s greatest strengths has always been the unique location and the variety of people and spirits that populate it.  With the introduction of this diverse group of witches, necromancers, and boogeymen, the universe that makes up Harrow County on a monthly basis is about to expand exponentially. read more

Stranger Things Second Season All but Confirmed by Netflix

Netflix’s surprise summer hit Stranger Things renewal was all but confirmed by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings when he recently told the British news outlet the Guardian that“we would be dumb not to”.  Stranger Things has captured a wide fan base, engaging both horror and science fiction fans and those that love the coming of age tales of directors Steven Spielberg and John Hughes.  The series, created by Matt and Ross Duffer, currently sits atop IMDB’s favorite television programs (above perennial favorite Game of Thrones) and also earned a certified fresh rating of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. read more

Preacher Season One Second Highest Rated New Drama of Year

AMC announced today via a press release that Preacher Season One was the second highest Neilsen-rated drama of 2016.  Preacher finished second only to FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson in the coveted 25-52 year old demographic.   The Garth Ennis-Steve Dillion adaptation averaged 3.0 million viewers per episode and will return for an extended second season next year.

This is an impressive number considering the source material was of a highly controversial nature and that the first season debuted at the start of the summer season, a traditionally slow period for television viewing. read more

Krampus Brings Holiday Cheer To Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights!

Universal Studio’s Orlando confirmed the rumored appearance of Krampus on their official blog yesterday, making horror fans wishes for an early visit from the Yuletide demon a reality.  A “scare house” based on the 2015 film by Michael Dougherty will be featured at Universal Studio’s annual Halloween Horror Nights.  Krampus joins the already announced houses featuring The Walking Dead, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Exorcist and John Carpenter’s  Halloween. HNN begin on Friday September 16th and run through Halloween on select days, with a heavier schedule as the calendar creeps towards “All Hallow’s Eve”. read more

Rob Zombie’s 31 Release Changed to One Night Only?

Fans of Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, have been eagerly anticipating the release of his new film 31, which appears to be a “return to form” for the horror director. After experimenting with Hollywood-remakes (Halloween and Halloween 2) and the satanic-witch tale Lords of Salem, many fans expected 31 to tread the same ground as his first two gore-drenched films.   While the cinematic quality will be determined later by fans and critics, Zombie’s film will be receiving a special Fathom Event release on September 1st, 2016 instead of the wide release promised for September 16th.  Fathom Events usually handles special events and re-issues in theaters nation-wide, such as the recent two day run of the animated The Killing Joke and the upcoming return of the Shining to theaters in October. read more