- Main character Eve Copeland is played by Alyssa Sutherland of Vikings.
- Her husband and all around nice guy Kevin is Morgan Spector, better known for his role on Person of Interest.
- Local sheriff Connor Heisel is brought to life by Mad Men’s Darren Pettie.
Premiere Date Set for Slasher film Red Eye from Deranged Minds Entertainment
2017: The Year That Horror Video Games Came Back With a Bite, Part 2
2017: The Year That Horror Video Games Came Back With a Bite, Part 1
A video tape given to a group of teens by a sinister trick or treater turns Halloween night into a living nightmare.
“So it starts out in a very jovial, happy place and then goes downhill from there,” she adds. “And downhill meaning uphill, though. It’s a fantastic story and it took me back into what made Elise who she is. You meet my family, my mother, my father—we go back to my hometown, which is in New Mexico. And so that’s where this takes place and her quest to find the bad guy that’s been haunting her. It’s a really wonderful story. I think the fans will really, really enjoy it. And it’s scary on levels they’re not going to expect.”
The story follows a young couple who travel to the town of Willow, ME during the summer of 1976. After warnings from town locals to leave, they stay and learn the horrific price the town must pay for prosperity. The Rainy Season has come back to Willow and when it rains...they pour.
By Tammie Parker
With The Walking Dead season 7 around the corner, I thought I could help refresh your memory of what all went down in season 6.
This was a HUGE season!!! So many favorable moments:
- Glenn is ALIVE!
- Maggie's pregnant. Who can think of pancakes at a time like this?!
- Carol kicking the Wolves asses while not burning that casserole was jaw-dropping!! I bet Morgan shat his pants when Carol pulled down that handkerchief to show him who she was. I mean we know he had an inkling that she was something other than what she portrayed to be, but he was in for a HUGE surprise!!!
- Rick and Michonne are finally a couple!!! This one I have said made sense for a long time now, Michonne has one hell of a head on her shoulders, and is quite logical. Carl has a strong bond with her already, and had accepted her as family a long time ago. If you think back, Carl is the one that told Rick she belonged with them.
- Rick flew into Beast-Mode again when Carl is shot, and the crew comes together in this amazing badass scene of them taking down this horde of about 400 Walkers!!! The way they shot that part, going back and forth between each member, and the camera angle was ingenious!!!
- We met a goat and a cheese-maker (bonus points if you know how Twisty fits in!) and we were all reminded of the importance of kindness, and how much we lack of it is in this new world.
- Eugene found his balls; they were on Dwight the whole time.
- Gabriel found his balls – while remaining a pastor, so he will say a final prayer for you as he puts you down!That's just a new kind of badass in my book! Norman should teach him how to say it in Irish!!!
- The introduction of Jesus had me glued to the screen!!! ~the chance ~the ninja skills ~the discovery of another settlement!
- Daryl taking out a whole group of bikers in one shot, that brought back fond memories of him sticking a grenade down the barrel of the Governor's tank. Fun times!
So many AW SHIT moments!
- The rock quarry.
- Alexandria under attack (first the Wolves, then the Walkers).
- Maggie dangling from the scaffolding.
- This damn red-head chic holding Carol and Maggie hostage!
- Carol's break-down.
- Carol leaving!
- The Mayor of The Hilltop propositioning Maggie.
- Morgan fighting Carol.
- Morgan misguided ideas.
- Glenn's first kill.
- The cat and mouse game.
- The Dwight and Daryl romance.
- Carl got shot after he left another house.
- Abe's dumb ass dumped Rosita to be with Sasha. (Yes, Sasha is one hell of a shot, but leaving someone to be with someone else is never a good idea,)
- The Tinman Walker.
A lot of new faces--We met Heath in season 6, he was struggling to see Rick as the good guy/the answer.
Jesus, and in the show you're still hanging as to why he is called that. Is it his looks? Or his need to be a savior?
A whole new gang at The Hilltop.
Eastman, he may be horrible at making cheese, but he had such a huge heart, and was such a wise man.
Tabitha, OH I loved having her on the show! She brought liveliness back to the show! I wanted Maggie to meet her.
And we were introduced to The Saviors in Season 6 and their obnoxious habit of whistling.
We also caught a few glimpses of some strange armored men, I am so looking forward to Morgan and Carol's next chapter.
And with season 7's promos, I am happy to see that we will be meeting Ezekiel and his kitten.
Now we were left with many of our loved characters kneeling in front of Negan, and one being Lucilled.
I did not/ will not put much thought into WHO was bludgeoned to death. I am concerned about Maggie. Is she in the middle of a miscarriage? If not, what's happening? And to have to be kneeling while you are in so much apparent pain! And if she wasn't already having a miscarriage, it would take a miracle for her not to have one through this. Also, remember, Tara is off with a group (Heath included) and has no idea that Denise is dead or that the gang is being beaten to death by a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire!
Y'all be on the lookout for my thoughts and feels for the premiere!
In 1974 Young Frankenstein had horror fans singing “Putting on the Ritz”, and now Fathom Events is putting it back on the big screen. Yep for one, and only one special night, the Mel Brooks comedy classic will be back in theaters. On October 5th, 2016, for one night only Young Frankenstein will be back in theaters. The movie will screen on 500 screens nation wide, and there will be a live presentation before the film with director Mel Brooks.
It's perfectly timed for fans of the film with Halloween just around the corner. Sadly Gene Wilder, star of Young Frankenstein and other Brooks classics, recently passed away from Alzheimer’s. Fans might be concerned about the timing, but director Brooks assured fans that this was not a move to cash in on Wilder's death. In fact, this had apparently been planned for some time before the star’s death, so there is no fear of disrespecting the memory of Wilder. Go out, enjoy it, and celebrate his life.
Now for you people who have never heard of Young Frankenstein, and I accept the possibility there might be some people who haven't, here's the down low. Young Frankenstein is a comedy based on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic Frankenstein story. But calling it a comedy seems such an understatement. It's one of the funniest films by one of America’s funniest directors. Now full disclosure: Blazing Saddles (which also stars Wilder) is my favorite Mel Brooks film. Young Frankenstein is a close second.
Ready for a roll in ze hay
The plot involves the infamous Dr. Frankenstein's heir, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, returning to his father's castle. There, in classic horror movie style, he discovers the mad doctor's journals At first reluctant, he eventually falls to the hubris that doomed Dr. Frankenstein and creates his own monster. Cue the pissed off villagers! Lust, mayhem, and even a song and dance soon ensue, along with much laughter from the audience.
What is it that makes Young Frankenstein so popular with horror fans? It's not so much a horror comedy, in my opinion, as a comedic spoof. Yet as hilarious as it is, as irreverent as it is, it never seems disrespectful toward the source material. It's not like it is making fun of the horror genre or it's fans. It's like we're all sitting around, laughing together. With all it's absurdities, the characters are loveable, flawed, and sympathetic - just like the characters in the original Universal classic.
Besides the comedic genius of Gene Wilder, the Young Frankenstein cast includes Teri Garr, Madelyn Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Gene Hackman, and Peter Boyle as the Creature. If you haven't seen Young Frankenstein, what are you waiting for? October 5th, that's what. Young Frankenstein is available now on DVD, and the usual outlets, but if you have waited this long why not experience it on the big screen? Check the Fathom Events website to see if it's playing near you. I'll be there, and I hope to see you there too!
Well it looks like Sid Haig isn't the only reject that can slap on the clown make up. It looks like his co-star from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects, Bill Moseley has joined the cast of Crepitus, as the titular killer clown himself. Crepitus is the latest killer clown movie to surface, following Eli Roth's Clown and the remake of Stephen King's It.
The plot of Crepitus revolves around 17 year old Elizabeth and her brother Julien. Their mother is an abusive alcoholic. Things go from bad to worse after the family moves into the home of their deceased grandfather. They they learn the dark secrets of their family's history and come face to face with an ancient force, the cannibalistic clown Crepitus.
The Indiegogo page for Crepitus describes him as an ancient demon who subsists by feeding on children. Devouring children allows him to remain immortal, and he dresses as a clown to lure children in. The description sounds very similar to the demon in Clown, although the story looks to be different. Now with the addition of Moseley to the cast, they have some star power. And Bill Moseley is definitely someone who can play a demonic clown.
The name Crepitus is real word with two different real world meanings, both of which are cleverly played off in the film. In medical terminology, crepitus is the popping and crackling sound made by joints and bones for various reasons. In the crowd sourcing comments, it is mentioned that Crepitus' (the character) bones pop and creak with every movement.
The other meaning of Crepitus refers to a being, an ancient Roman deity. Crepitus in the film will be a ancient force playing on this meaning if the word. However, this deity doesn't have the same regal standing as Apollo, Venus, or Vulcan. Reportedly, Crepitus was the Roman god of flatulence. That's farts for those not familiar with the terminology. Which could be a totally different explanation for why he pops when he moves... yeah. It's thought Crepitus wasn't actually a being worshiped but was possibly a product of Christian satire. So blame Christianity for the first fart jokes.
I love Bill, but hopefully he's not passing gas in the film. What the hey, I'll see it anyway. Clowns are creepy, clowns can be terrifying, and it seems they are all over the news right now - from Eli Roth's Clown to It to sightings of creepy clowns around the country. I don't think we have hit the saturation point yet, and this film could ride high on the clown craze.
Crepitus, directed by Haynze Whitmore, also stars Lance Paul, Raiden Moore, and Caitlin Williams. If you want to support the film, you can do it here. Crepitus is set for a 2017 release.
If you are a fan of Rob Zombie, then you probably can't wait to see his new film 31. If you hate him, then you probably can't wait to tell everyone how much you hate Rob Zombie's 31. Whatever side of the great zombie war you fall on, we now have a release date. It is a one night limited release but at least we know we have that opportunity to see Rob Zombie's 31 on the big screen.
Rob Zombie's 31 will see a one night, limited theatrical release on September 1, 2016, courtesy of Saban Films and as part of Fathom Events. While most would like to see a full theatrical release, at least it will get a day on the big screen. Hopefully a DVD and VoD release will follow soon after.
Rob Zombie's 31 revolves around a group of carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween in 1976. The unluky group is forced to play a game called 31. They have to survive twelve hours in the deadly murder world, while being hunted by a sadistic group of killers, the heads.
After its debut release at the 2016 Sundance film festival, Rob Zombie's 31 got mixed reviews and currently has a 50% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And having a 50% Rotten Tomato rating is just perfect. It perfectly symbolizes the split in the horror community over a Zombie film.
I fall squarely on the side of Zombie fan, although I'm not a fan of every film (Halloween 2, gah), and will say some of the heat about him is justified. He does tend to throw Sheri Zombie into roles that might be handled better by more accomplished actresses. But his films are always (well almost, H2, again gah), and always bloody and uncompromising. Still there are those who simply love to throw hate at Rob, just to be hating.
In less than a month, the wait is over for all of us. At least those of us lucky enough to be within the limited release area. Fans will hopefully enjoy a bloody masterpiece in Rob Zombie's 31. For those who can’t stand it, September 1, 2016, will give them the chance to fulfill that not so old adage, “Haters gonna hate”.
The Tall Man Is Coming
Just in Time for Halloween
By Jonathan Patrick Hughes
Last weekend, news broke out like a bat out of hell. The latest and much anticipated sequel to Phantasm, known as Ravager will hit limited theaters on October 7, 2016 as well as VOD. The film was shot back in 2012 and 2013 and since had been going through difficulties trying to release the film, that is until Well Go USA decided to step up to the plate and help get this thing released to the fans that have been waiting for quite some time now. Phantasm: Ravager will once again star Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, and, of course, The Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm.
Don Coscarelli who has been with the franchise since the dawn of Phantasm was quoted saying this In a recent interview:
The Phantasm films have been a guerrilla operation for decades now, totally outside of the studio system. We do them for the fans, and I think Ravager will definitely please them. In the past few years several studios have made offers to remake Phantasm with large budgets, but the fans were very vocal that they wanted the original cast to return and finish this iteration of the story with class. And for the first time there’s an extended sequence on the Tall Man’s home world. I know Phantasm fans will be as excited as I am to see it.
There are also some surprises thrown in that I promise will astonish long-time fans.
Being a long time fan of the series I am overly excited to finally witness the film with my own two eyes. However, with that being said, I don't have high hopes for the film considering it has been trying to get made since the late 90s and, since the film has ready since the middle of 2013, there has to be a reason why it took 3 years to release a film from a franchise every horror fan loves. We shall see.
In other news, on September 24, 2016, the original Phantasm, which was made for $300 thousand and took in at the box office an amazing chunk of $12 million dollars, is coming back to cinemas meaning that we will be able to experience the film in a brand new restored version for the first time.
NOW THAT'S EXCITING AS BALLS!!!!!!!!!!
RIP Angus Scrimm, who passed away
at the age of 89 this past January.