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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Discusses Potential Return of ‘Movie Macabre’

With the popularity of Joe Bob Briggs’ Shudder marathons, and 80s nostalgia still going strong, the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark to both the big and small screen may be imminent.

In a Friday Q & A session on Instagram, Elvira replied to a fan’s question about the return of Elvira’s Movie Macabre (possibly to Netflix) with the comment “I’m workin’ on it!”.  Movie Macabre is the horror hosting job that made Elvira famous, debuting in Los Angeles in 1981.  The wise-cracking Elvira would gain even greater fame when the program was syndicated around the country, showcasing some of the worst films, made palatable through the “Queen of Halloween’s” one-liners and skits before and after the commercial breaks.  In 2004, Elvira would make a brief return to horror hosting duties when Time Life released a series of dvds entitled Elvira’s Horror Classics (also available as a special box set). read more

Netflix Crows about ‘Bird Box’s’ Ratings

Netflix, which is notoriously tight-lipped about their television ratings, decided instead to emulate a peacock fanning his feathers by proclaiming the success of their latest original film, Bird Box, which delivered almost 26 million viewers over the first seven days of release.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie everyone is tweeting about, finished “…second only to Stranger Things: Season 2, falling short by less than 1 million viewers.”  The mockingbirds over at Netflix, even went so far as to initially claim that Bird Box, “…posted the best seven-day showing for a Netflix film to date, saying that more than 45 million accounts worldwide checked out the film, more than a third of Netflix’s global subscribers. Netflix later explained that accounts had to watch at least 70 percent of the movie to be counted, but didn’t say how many viewers those 45 million accounts represented” (maybe the executives counting the numbers were blindfolded and lost count). read more

What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2019

On the first day of this glorious new year, I thought I’d do my best impression of The Legendary Criswell and make some horror predictions for 2019. These aren’t necessarily wild ideas I’ve pulled out of thin air… they’re simply my expectations based on the trends I’ve observed developing over the course of 2018. I’ll document my thoughts now, and then revisit my premonitions in December to see how I did! So, without further ado, let’s peer into the wonderful world of tomorrow!

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Netflix Adds Cast for ‘Chambers’

According to a report on Deadline, the teen cast for the upcoming Netflix series Chambers has been cast. Sivan Alyra Rose, Lilliya Reid, Sarah Mezzanotte, Nicholas Galitzine, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Lilli Kay, and Griffin Powell-Arcand are set to join Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn on the series. The program is written by Leah Rachel and hails from Stephen Gaghan and Super Deluxe. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who served as a co-executive producer on American Horror Story will serve as an executive producer and is set to direct the pilot. read more

Netflix Lands ‘Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

It looks like Netflix is set to hit it big once again with another true crime documentary series. E! News is reporting that the streaming giant promises to give an unprecedented look at serial killer Ted Bundy in Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The series comes from Emmy-winning filmmaker Joel Berlinger whose credits include Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru.

Prior to his execution via electric chair in 1989, Ted Bundy confessed to 30 murders between the years of 1974 and 1978. The serial killer was considered charismatic and handsome by many of his victims, traits which helped lure them into in a false sense of security. read more

Netflix Reveals Season 3 Episode Titles in New ‘Stranger Things’ Teaser

Netflix just sent Stranger Things fans an early holiday treat with a new teaser trailer that just might hint where the popular series is headed. The music and the graphical reveal of the show’s title is nothing new for fans who sat through something similar at the start of every episode so far. What’s interesting, however, is the fact that each new episode title appears throughout the sequence. The titles are listed as follows:

“Suzie, Do You Copy?”
“The Mall Rats”
“The Case of the Missing Lifeguard”
“The Sauna Test”
“The Source”
“The Birthday”
“The Bite”
“The Battle of Starcourt” read more

‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ Announced at Game Awards 2018

Stranger Things is well-known for promoting 80s nostalgia among those who lived through the decade (and those who wish they did) that brought us Dungeons & Dragons, ET, and coin-operated video games.  Further channeling this mania, creators Matt and Ross Duffer announced a game tie-in for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s hit show at the Game Awards 2018 on Thursday.

Though the Duffer brothers didn’t reveal much about what can be expected from the game, they did say it’s a classic 16-bit inspired game that takes place during the third season.  There is currently no release date for the game or what platforms the game will be featured on, but look for more information to be announced before Stranger Things Season Three debuts next summer. read more

Netflix Unleashes Premiere Date & Teaser Trailer for ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2’

Between its October premiere, its upcoming holiday special, and the breaking announcement of a second season premiere just months away, Netflix must be out to prove there can’t be too much of a good thing when it comes to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The streaming giant just released a rockin’ new trailer for Season Two of the hit series starring Kiernan Shipka, and it’s hitting the web earlier than you may think!

Season Two of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will premiere on April 5th, 2019. Similar to the clever titling of Stranger Things 2, the word “season” isn’t anywhere to be found in the new trailer. This time around, it’s called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2. In addition to borrowing this edgy title format (and “borrowing” The Satanic Temple’s copyrighted statue of Baphomet), the trailer also rocks The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb”… a song previously featured in famous scenes from Dazed and Confused, Lollipop Chainsaw, Warehouse 13, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Like I said, Netflix must be out to prove there can’t be too much of a good thing! Either this, or that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… read more

‘Castlevania’ Executive Producer Developing Animated ‘Devil May Cry’ Series

Netflix’s Castlevania animated series wowed fans and critics alike with its impressive visuals and faithfulness to the source material. Now, executive producer Adi Shankar is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle again with an all-new animated series based on another popular Gothic video game: Devil May Cry!

Shankar broke the news in a recent interview with IGN, and he later followed up with an announcement post on Twitter:

Open for business. pic.twitter.com/TCT5JH9fXz

— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018 read more

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Gets Holiday Episode

Netflix is getting into the holiday spirit a bit early this year. Today they released a holiday sizzle trailer which featured some shows that will appear on the streaming network throughout November and December. A big present for horror fans is the announcement of a special episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, titled: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale which will debut on December 14.

The official synopsis of the episode is: “The Church of Night, like all covens, celebrates the Winter Solstice — the longest night of the year — when families gather together around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols, tell ghost stories and huddle against the supernatural creatures that come out to cause mischief. Since the Winter Solstice is when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest, it’s the perfect time to conduct a séance — which Sabrina convenes, to try and contact her mother. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors — both welcome and unwelcome — and you never know what might come down the chimney. read more