As the perceived isolation of the nationwide social-distancing measures begin affecting the population, our horror icons are here to offer tips on how to survive this brave new world. Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jesse Eisenberg, “Michael Myers” and others, Freddy Krueger himself has arrived to scare some sense into his victims…..err, fans. Robert Englund, who is also the host of Travel Channel’s True Terror with Robert Englund, has posted a self-made PSA on Twitter (see below), with shades of the gloved-one thrown in for good measure.
During this time of uncertainty, the folks behind the zombie comedy classic Shaun of the Dead are here to brighten everyone’s day. And exactly what we need in a prolonged period of social distancing are more things to help us smile.
In a post on the ‘Stolen Picture’ YouTube channel entitled “The Plan,” stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reprise their roles as reluctant hero Shaun and best friend Ed to reenact an iconic scene from the 2004 British hit. While laying out their “battle plan”, the duo continually run into issues due to the ever-tightening restrictions placed on society, forcing them to revise their tactics. A few of the 180’s suggested that deviate from the film are “Don’t go to Liz’s” and “Don’t go to the Winchester”, as well as an opportunity to atone for a homophobic slur previously uttered that just doesn’t fly in 2020. The full video post can be viewed below. read more
While the horror community has been feeling the ever-increasing effects of the COVID-19 (otherwise known as the coronavirus) global pandemic with numerous conventions either being postponed or cancelled outright, Hollywood had been relatively immune to the situation. However, that changes today as Paramount Pictures and writer/director John Krasinski have announced that A Quiet Place Part II, originally scheduled for wide theatrical release on March 20th has been pushed back to a later as-yet-unknown date in order to prevent large groups of people from congregating in public places due to the coronavirus outbreak. read more