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[Butcher Block] Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci’s ‘The Beyond’

by Brad Snyder
Butcher Block is a weekly series celebrating horror’s most extreme films and the minds behind them. Dedicated to graphic gore and splatter, each week will explore the dark, the disturbed, and the depraved in horror, and the blood and guts involved. For the films that use special effects of gore as an art form, and the fans that revel in the carnage, this series is for you. Herschell Gordon Lewis may be known as the Godfather of Gore, but it’s a title that he shares with one other; Italian gore master Lucio Fulci. With over 50 films in his filmography ranging from [...]

Trailer Attacked By ‘The Unthinkable’

by Brad Snyder
In Swedish film collective Crazy Pictures’ feature The Unthinkable (Den blomstertid nu kommer), Sweden faces a mysterious attack while Alex (Christoffer Nordenrot) tries to reunite with his youth love, Anna (Lisa Henni). Directed by Victor Danell, here’s the first trailer from the indie partly-funded by fans on Kickstarter. There’s not much here but it promises to be pretty suspenseful. [embedded content]

‘Goosebumps 2’ Ensemble Cast Includes Your Favorite Kid from ‘IT’!

by Brad Snyder
Plot details are still unknown for the tentatively titled Goosebumps 2, and we don’t even know if Jack Black will be returning, but a cast of young stars is taking shape. Variety reports tonight that Jeremy Ray Taylor, Ben from last year’s IT, will star alongside Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea) and Caleel Harris (“Castle Rock”). Last we heard, Sony was releasing the film October 12, 2018, but that’s likely to change. Ari Sandel (The Duff) is developing the project as director. Neal H. Moritz of Original Film and Deborah Forte of Silvertongue Films are producing.

McKenna Grace Will Play ‘The Bad Seed’ in Rob Lowe’s Remake

by Brad Snyder
Yes, Rob Lowe is directing and starring in a remake of the classic 1956 Oscar-nominated thriller The Bad Seed for Lifetime, and the evil little kid has just been found. Deadline reports that McKenna Grace (Amityville: The Awakening, I Tonya) has been cast to play Emma in the film, the titular Bad Seed. Patty McCormack, who nabbed herself an Oscar nomination playing the young girl in the original, will co-star as the psychiatrist who treats Emma. “Lowe will star as a father who seems to have everything under control. But when a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter Emma’s school, he is forced to question [...]

Rumors of The Duffers Leaving “Stranger Things” Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

by Brad Snyder
Art by: Ali Kellner Ah, good old internet rumors strike again. We’re not bothering to look into who initially started them, but rumors began circulating earlier today that Matt and Ross Duffer, the creative forces behind “Stranger Things,“ would be decreasing their role in the Netflix series after Season 3. The rumors suggested that the Duffers would be stepping down as showrunners. That’d suck. But it’s not true. Clearing up the rumors, Netflix tweeted tonight, “Don’t drop your Eggos. Rumors that the Duffer Bros are leaving Stranger Things after season 3 are false.” Season 3 will likely arrive in late [...]

Name That Trauma:: Vojta on a Creepy Creature Sitting at a Desk

by Brad Snyder
Hello there, My name is Vojta, 25 years of age and I’m from Czech Republic. A friend of mine recommended me your site and told me, that you could – perhaps – help me. I’m struggling with finding this movie for a really long time now. I literally had nightmares and trauma still many years afterwards. I couldn’t fall asleep at nights as I was seeing the scene right in front my eyes. Actually, I still do and I would be so very grateful if you’d know this movie and help me out from my 15 years of misery, haha. [...]

Nightmare Rewind to the 1992 “Freddy Speaks” Documentary

by Brad Snyder
Grab a glass of warm milk, slip on those PJs, and drift off into a time warp with Robert Englund and one of the coolest retro documentaries on the A Nightmare On Elm Street series. Originally aired and produced by Showtime back in September 1992, Robert Englund gloriously discusses the evolution and genesis of Freddy Krueger. In a sort of twisted eulogy on the heels of the (at the time) final film, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Englund highlights some of Krueger’s greatest achievements in the world of pop culture, while also diving into what exactly makes Freddy tick. Heather Langenkamp, Robert Shaye, [...]

‘Dream Child’ Gets Some Love With NECA’s “Chef Freddy” Figure [Toy Fair]

by Brad Snyder
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child may not be the franchise’s best outing – I’d argue it’s the worst of the original series – but that isn’t stopping NECA from giving it a little action figure love. Along with the previously unveiled “Tuxedo Freddy” from Dream Warriors, NECA has “Chef Freddy” on display at Toy Fair. The 8″ retro-style figure is of course based on Greta’s gruesome death in The Dream Child, wherein Freddy (in chef attire) force-feeds her to death. It looks like the figure will even include the little Greta voodoo doll! Images via ToyArk.

Check Out Upcoming ‘Aliens,’ ‘Predator’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ Blind Box Toys [Toy Fair]

by Brad Snyder
We recently previewed an upcoming line of blind box vinyl toys from The Loyal Subjects, which will include toys based on The Exorcist, IT (1990) and the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. That wave of 3 1/4″ tall toys, with 12 points of articulation, will be releasing in May. And it’s not the only horror wave coming. At Toy Fair today, The Loyal Subjects had on display their Aliens, Predator and Ghostbusters waves of blind box vinyl toys, releasing in May, June and September. The figures include accessories and collector cards, and are packaged in a [...]

The CW Reviving Sci-fi Series “Roswell” With Jeanine Mason as Lead

by Brad Snyder
Yet another TV show from the past is coming back to life. The original incarnation of “Roswell” premiered in October 1999 on The WB, running three seasons for a total of 61 episodes. It was based on the 10-book Roswell High series, which chronicled the adventures of three teen aliens and their human friends, who attend the fictional Ulysses F. Roswell High in Roswell, New Mexico. Deadline reports tonight that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jeanine Mason has been cast in the leading role of The CW’s “Roswell,” a reboot of the late ’90s/early 2000s series. The CW has ordered a pilot episode for the [...]