Jai Alexis

Associate Producer for the films Teacher Shortage, Violet. writer of the short film "The First" when he's not working he's eating Mexican food and watching The Golden Girls
[Local Haunts] Deadlicious Zombie street treats keeping you full during the apocalypse

[Local Haunts] Deadlicious Zombie street treats keeping you full during the apocalypse

For some people when spring or summer hits it usually means beaches, taking care of the yard, relaxing at the pool, vacations. The main idea is relaxation which is our reward for getting through the winter. Of course, one thing I look forward to is a nice cold Raspa or snow cone if you will. Being from San Antonio, Texas what we lack in snow or hurricanes we make up for in rain and hail. Of course, our summers get hot; it’s the humidity that gets us.

Usually I write about movies, tv shows a convention, interview, but I want to showcase some LOCAL HAUNTS in my hometown because I love this city and honestly what better way to show the city I love to the fans of the website I love writing. So please sit back and relax as we stroll down to one of my stops here on my Local Haunt tour: Deadlicious zombie street treats! Ages ago I heard about this food truck that had a zombie theme. The vehicle decked out like a mobile haunted house with body props, flashing lights and bright colors. The menu consisted of funnel cakes, sausage on a stick and snow cones.

I thought this was a cool idea and interesting. With food trucks, it was best to follow them on social media sites to know where they’ll be next. Deadlicious then went quiet, low and behold to find out that they came back BUT with an actual location full of props, decor, video games, food. I soon realized it’s time to get myself a cool refreshing treat!

With the drive over there feeling the hot sun bake on me the reward of getting one of their favorite gifts was within my grasp. Upon arriving, I talked to the two masterminds behind the place James and Diane who was busy behind the bar making the treats. I got a chance to ask them a few questions about the past, present, and future which is one that stands out but for me, it’s the delicious treats that put them on the map with so many to choose I had to get my hands on one called the toxic zombie.

Which believe it or not by the picture is a MEDIUM snow cone. Talking with them was the real deal two hard working people making sure they deliver on their promise with just that.

Delicious treats whether it’s hot or cold treats it’s worth the drive and worth the wait since everything is hand made fresh. I have to admit the snow cone I got was smooth and delicious no brain freezes, not too sweet, not too sour. Will I go back? Of course!

They even hosted an event by having a star (Damian Chapa) from one of his popular films Blood in Blood out appear and even when time ran out for his visit he stayed to make sure everyone got a signature and pic. This is the kind of love and support this place gives.

Yeah the place may be scary to a kid, but after that first bite they are going ignore everything and be in that delicious moment. After talking to the owners you get that feeling that this is their dream project this is their baby they are raising from the ground up.

Overall the place is worth the visit especially since it’s all year long. Sure there’s numerous snow cone stands, but for quality and quantity nothing beats Deadlicious treats. The place has numerous ideas coming soon so give them a follow so you’ll always be notified about all their activities.


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[Film Clip] Watch Chucky terrorize Andy in the clip entitled “peek a boo”

[Film Clip] Watch Chucky terrorize Andy in the clip entitled “peek a boo”

Child’s Play comes out in 17 days in theaters the same weekend as of Toy Story 4.

Which will be a true test of the weekend box office. Below is a clip from the new film

“A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.” The film stars Aubrey Plaza and Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky

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Wesley Snipes to star in Action horror movie “Outbreak Z” written by one of our very own!

Wesley Snipes to star in Action horror movie “Outbreak Z” written by one of our very own!

Yup, you heard right. A zombie horror movie starring Wesley Snipeswritten by one of our very own!

Clint Narramore co-wrote the movie along with  Hamid Torabpourand Andrew Kightlinger which the plot follows.

“The story focuses on two SWAT officers on a desperate hunt through an overrun college campus in search of a man who holds a vaccine to a zombie virus. Snipes will play one of the officers.”

The news broke out recently from Hollywood Reporter. Wesley Snipes will be serving as executive producer.

DareDevil stunt choreographer and performer Chris Brewster will be directing.

Beyond excited for one of very own with filming beginning this summer. We will keep you informed with new information

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[Trailer] The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance brings us back to a magical time of our childhood.

[Trailer] The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance brings us back to a magical time of our childhood.

IT’S HERE! THE TRAILER! After viewing it this is going to be one for the books.

The TV series would make Jim Henson proud of all the hard work put into it. Aug 30th is the premiere of THE DARK CRYSTAL AGE OF RESISTANCE.  “Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelflings discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”

 

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[Trailer] 47 meters down: uncaged shows some serious shark action

[Trailer] 47 meters down: uncaged shows some serious shark action

Here’s the trailer for 47 meters down: uncaged. “Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves” 

 Johannes Roberts directed the film. John Corbett, Nia Long and Brec Bassinger star in the film. The film comes out Aug 16th.

 

 

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New information about Terrifier 2

New information about Terrifier 2

New information has surfaced about Terrifier 2 from their facebook page here’s the latest info

Thank you all very much for your patience! We are thrilled to finally announce that Terrifier 2 is funded and slated to begin filming in the fall of this year! 🤡🤘 Our production company Dark Age Cinema is producing one again which means the inmates are still running the asylum. We are unchained and unrestricted, so rest assured, Terrifier 2 will be the merciless, no holds barred follow-up you’ve been hoping for. If you thought we pushed the envelope in part 1…you haven’t seen anything yet.

Now since the scope of Terrifier 2 is 10x bigger than the original, we can still really use your help! Thankfully, we’ve gotten numerous requests at conventions and on social media to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the sequel so that is our goal! In the coming weeks we will launch a small indiegogo campaign with the hopes of raising some much needed additional funds.

Perks will range from social media shout outs to screen worn Art the Clown accessories, to even being killed by the man himself in Terrifier 2! If we reach our goal, the proceeds will go towards the biggest and most mind blowing scene in the script which requires an unprecedented amount of special effects, extras and stunts. Now although I cannot spoil the details of the scene, try to imagine if Art the Clown was in charge of the prom mayhem in Carrie! With your help, we can truly turn this scene into an unforgettable piece of horror cinema. More information to follow as well as the first glimpse of the official Terrifier 2 poster!

Again, we want to thank you from the bottom of our black hearts for your constant support and patience. We mean it when we say, the success of Terrifier is based solely on the dedication of our fanbase. In return, we want you to be involved every step of the way and we promise to deliver a film that surpasses your expectations! Now if I may tease you with one more thing, here is a snippet from the official Terrifier 2 synopsis:

“After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County where he must hunt down and destroy a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. Pray you don’t get in his way.” 🤡🔪🎃

This is really cool they’re going to have a crowd funding which honestly pays for itself. Art the Clown can even kill you in the movie what more could you ask for?!
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The Collected films this fall along with cast and crew announced!

The Collected films this fall along with cast and crew announced!

The Collected movie poster was released showing that this will be the third film in The Collector series. We now have official word on when it’ll start filming along with cast and crew. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton wrote the script with Dunstan directing.

Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick will star, both reprising their roles  The filming is this Fall. Since the movies done on a Saw budget, hopefully, we get this movie out asap. The last film ended on a pretty interesting note when Our antagonist finally confronts the Collector.

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Exclusive pics from Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance set to premiere in Aug

Exclusive pics from Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance set to premiere in Aug

Entertainment Weekly has supplied some EXCLUSIVE pics from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance which will serve as a prequel premieres in Aug. There is no trailer yet, but for now, we can now see some of the characters and know this will not be CGI but actual puppetry. Louis Leterrier (Now you see me, Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk) talked about his work for the series.

 

“I was not fighting against anyone, I was fighting against common sense and practicality,” he says with a laugh. “It’s so so complicated to build a puppet, hire puppeteers, all that stuff. We chose the long, hardest road and we’re very thankful [we did]. It looks absolutely stunning.”

The series will be 10 episodes featuring Nathalie Emmanuel, Anya Taylor-Joy and Taron Egerton as the voices of the Geflings. Additional voices, but no word yet on who will be playing who is Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, and Donna Kimball. The show’s executive producers are Leterrier, Halle Stanford, and Jim Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson

Below the first trailer about the show. No word yet on the official trailer, but hopefully soon.

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[Video throwback] Full Moon’s videozone was the second best part of the films.

[Video throwback] Full Moon’s videozone was the second best part of the films.

It was. The first part was the movie itself growing up; it was amazing to see the special effects, behind the scenes and puppetry for some of the films. It was like when Walt Disney or William Castle addressed the audience. The fear factor left, and you were, in reality, watching the monsters or dolls be inanimate objects, but one grew to admire the art and craft of the work. This was my favorite part because I was able to examine everything and get an understanding of the business (a little bit)

Too young for cons and expos plus not having any in my city was rough, but Full Moon videozone made me feel part of the community. Charles Band gave me a glimpse of everything I loved in less than 30 minutes. Charles still does the “video zones” if you will but this time it’s updates about projects and promotions going on for the site. Still happy he continues the tradition. Here’s just a few samples of the video zones.

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“Hi, are you my best buddi?!” New Child’s play tv spot shows Chucky in action!

“Hi, are you my best buddi?!” New Child’s play tv spot shows Chucky in action!

Almost a month away from the release of the new Child’s Play film. A tv spot has emerged showcasing the doll in full view along with him in action and speaking. Mark Hamill is the voice of Chucky along with Aubrey Plaza playing the mother the plot for the film is, “A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.”

From those working on the film have stated that it will be a bloody horror movie so we will see ourselves. The film is to go head to head with Toy Story 4. A Disney Pixar cartoon film going up against a horror icon? One will be victorious that weekend.

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Bill Murray could come back for the new Ghostbusters movie if he were asked

Bill Murray could come back for the new Ghostbusters movie if he were asked

Growing up Ghostbusters was the greatest thing for me ever. That’s all I wanted to be growing up as a kid and even as an adult. The first two films were great and people wanted more. For years we had cartoons, toys and just about everything under the sun but a third film. Most of the cast was on board and some weren’t. One being Bill Murray.

Bill didn’t hate the franchise but just did his own thing for a while. With the new remake that happened recently, fans were very vocal about it. However, the cast came back for cameos playing different characters. The movie isn’t bad. Not perfect, but not bad. Silence came upon the franchise with no talks of a sequel even though the remake does leave the door open to one. Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, went on to say he’ll be doing a direct sequel to the Ghostbusters with the plot being,  “A family moves back home to a small town where they learn more about who they are.”   film coming out next year with filming to start this summer. From IndieWire. Bill Murray was quoted by saying,

“I did [the remake] and I would do this next one, This franchise paid for my son’s college,” Murray added, reflecting on the Ghostbusters franchise as a whole. “We made this thing. We are the caretakers of it. It’s a great thing and it was a really fun movie to make. It’s a real movie with some really funny stuff in it.”

So, it looks like it’s going to be a huge yes from Murray. No word yet on any other cast members joining, but it might be a possibility. Next Summer of 2020 get ready to believe again.

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Bruce Campbell sheds new light on Evil Dead coming back

Bruce Campbell sheds new light on Evil Dead coming back

With the success of Evil Dead spawning (if you will) sequels, video games, toys, remakes to even the show that was amazing and sadly canceled after three seasons. Fans have been wanting more and more Evil Dead. It seemed all hope was lost until Bruce Campbell has started talking cryptically with information that sounded like him returning as Ash. Sadly he did say he is done with the character and won’t be coming back. HOWEVER at a recent tour for him promoting Ripley’s believe it not. He did mention something that will spark interest.

“They’re going to see different versions, they’re going to be seeing more ‘Evil Dead,’ too. We’re not done with the ‘Evil Dead’ saga, more stories to tell”

So as of right now, nothing is official, nothing is set in stone, BUT it does give us hope that we will see more Evil Dead. Just not able to say who or when it’ll take place in the DEADITE universe. Trust us when we hear breaking news we’ll get it out asap.

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[Editorial] Hear me out on this, Toxie is an honorary member of The Avengers.

[Editorial] Hear me out on this, Toxie is an honorary member of The Avengers.

Growing up I loved comics, and I loved watching Troma movies back in the days we didn’t have a whole lot of superhero movies or shows and the ones we did have…well they were suitable for that time being. In the old days, we had cartoons such as Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and even Batman.

Now and then we had some decent comic movies where given some of the films weren’t perfect, but we had no idea what the future will hold for us, so we just took it all in and were grateful for the movies which some of them still stand the test of time. One character in question is the Toxic Avenger. The plot is pretty simple if you never saw the movie “Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose”

However the movie is even simpler. Gore, blood, boobs, language and humor For some, this is disgusting, vile. For gore hounds and comic fans, this was perfect. So let’s breakdown why Toxie is an honorary member.

In my opinion! There’s some stuff that may say true.

1: Marvel released the comics for Toxic Avenger 91-92 ( but still it happened)

2: The Avengers primarily work out of New York which isn’t far from New Jersey. Plus a lot of the Avengers do work in areas of NY that need their help or even other states and countries “West Coast Avengers” “Alpha Flight” The Canadian Avengers, Big Hero 6 (yes it’s Disney but they’re still connected, Japan’s Avengers) Winter Guard (Russia’s AvengersLockjaw and the pet avengers (Believe it or not great comic. Plus they actually fight Thanos)

3: Stan Lee and Lloyd Kaufman are friends. Stan did the voice over for Toxic Avenger 4. So given a lot of the Marvel characters who are Avengers defend their turf and situations that need their help. Plus in some instances, many characters from Marvel had helped the Avengers in battle when the case called for it. So, why not Toxie? He watches over New Jersey and their first super hero! Given the chance he would go into battle if called upon. Plus for all, we know he probably helped cleaned up all the ashes from the decimation in Infinity War.

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Lego + Stranger things. Yup it’s happening.

Lego + Stranger things. Yup it’s happening.

It’s not surprising that Stranger Things being the powerhouse of a show is non stop on merch. Let’s face it the show is, so naturally, the merch would be equally great. With shirts, toys, mugs, pop vinyl, game boards to now a Lego collection! Yup, confirmed by their twitter account we are getting an official Lego stranger things collection. Below is the video confirming it along with them In a follow-up tweet, LEGO noted: “All will be revealed soon. Friends don’t lie.”

Here is a  few leaked photos of the set (sorry for the blurry pics these were the best we can find). Will more follow? Only time will tell, but I wouldn’t be surprised!

 

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The trailer of IT: chapter 2 is here and “You’ll float again”

The trailer of IT: chapter 2 is here and “You’ll float again”

Well as promised the trailer is here for IT: Chapter 2  and even though we may have an idea on what to expect we also have to remember they may change some things around maybe stuff from the book will be in it or some stuff from the original movie. Either way we’re intrigued on the film.

The plot is pretty simple since we already know the why and how? “Twenty-seven years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back

Andy Muscheitti is back to direct the film along with the writer from the first film Gary Dauberman. Bill Skarsgård has said Pennywise in this one will be a lot scarier and violent. Sept 6th witness the end of IT

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A multi review look at Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

A multi review look at Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Some of the staff from House of Tortured Souls gives their take on the new film out right now on Netflix. As always be warned for spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie!

Michelle Midi Sayles: Much like the 2011 television film Appropriate Adult (which focused on the arrest of Fred West), this film focuses on most of Bundy’s life throughout his trial and incarceration.Starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, and even James Hatfield, this is a very well acted film. Focusing on the relationship of Bundy and his partner Liz this film explores the man behind the case. The charismatic, well-liked handsome stranger that no one truly ever knew. He used that very anonymous charisma to charm his victims and commit some of the most horrific crimes. In the courtroom he created a circus, performing for the gallery to the annoyance of the prosecutor and judge at times. This is a great little film. This tells a more in-depth side yet unexplored to the public, and yet it is not gory, not vile or disgusting. There is very little gore or violence within the film itself. That does not make this, lousy film but it is not how it was portrayed, upon release. It is an excellent biopic focused on a specific section of the story of Ted Bundy. I implore you to enjoy it for what it is.

Justin Schock Going into the movie, of course, we all were thinking best of the best. Zac Efron, John Malkovich, even James Hetfield( Metallica) makes an appearance. Cool shit yeah? The majority of the film was focused on good ol’ Teddy pining over Liz who was his love interest at that moment. All while he was in court. He is escaping incarceration and shit. Moreover, that was the whole movie. I did not expect murder and all that good stuff, because that honestly would be in bad taste, especially for the victims. This was more focused on his love life and his court hearings.I found it incredibly dull, slow burn for sure, and could have been advertised a lot differently. I even saw reviews where the person stated it was “vile” or “gruesome.” Sorry folks, but y’all mother fuckas were not watching the same movie. There was nothing gruesome, nor vile. There was a vast Lifetime vibe to it aside from partial Zac Efron nudity that’s all you get.

Sarah Gregory Start of the movie was focused on Ted’s and Liz’s relationship. His charming, charismatic persona which goes to show how he lured girls so quickly. It also was how he made Liz like his pride in his relationship but only to lead her on in his double life. He was that good at being controlling. I was not expecting this to show any murders, but it was more of a drama which is focused on the court case aspect. It circled how he represented himself in court until the day they found him and his boyish charms guilty. Zac Efron was phenomenal playing Ted Bundy, had similarities in his looks and down to his quirks. I loved the fact that they used clips on the real trial as well, made it a lot more realistic and accurate on what went down with the murders and the trial.

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Yes, you can finally watch the highschool play of Alien

Yes, you can finally watch the highschool play of Alien

A while back there was news about a local NEW JERSEY North Bergen high school. The play has caught the attention of not only fans, blogs and critics but also Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver.

So yes you can FINALLY see the play in its entirety. Ridley himself has donated funds for future encores. The cast is talented, and even Sigourney herself gave thanks in this touching backstage congratulations. It’s fantastic and indeed a work of art. The future is going to be exciting with and safe with new talent bring forth creativity. P.S. we can’t say how long this will last on YOUTUBE. So share, view and most importantly support the arts.

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Bill Oberst Jr. my interview with the nicest “horror villain” working today in the industry

Bill Oberst Jr. my interview with the nicest “horror villain” working today in the industry

After watching the movie DIS by Adrian Corona. I was blown away by it. If you haven’t seen it rent/buy it on Vudu, and Amazon. The actor Bill Oberst Jr caught my attention with his performance so, with the chance to sit down and talk with the man whom you have seen in many movies I had to jump on it. Let’s breakdown the man that is Bill Oberst Jr. and hear his thoughts on films, history and the art of horror. 

 

  • JA: Tell our readers and me a little about yourself. How it all began for you?
  • BOJR: Oh, Jai, it’s the oldest story in the world (well, the oldest story in the world of entertainment, obese-unpopular-bookish-bullied-and-terrorized-straight-A-sissy-kid-with-horrific-acne retreats into fantasy and learns, to his surprise, that he can make a living there! Who knew?
  • JA: You used humor and impressions to get by in school. I know that Ray Bradbury is a huge influence for you. Did Bradbury inspire you to act in horror movies?
  • BOJR: About the same time, I discovered Ray I found my first copy of Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine, run by one of Ray’s real-life pals, Forrest J Ackerman. While Ray got my head into fantasy, Forest turned me on to old-school horror. Monster makeup and reprints of the old EC Comics followed quickly, and boy, I was in deep: life-sized posters, Dick Smith’s course, claiming my dad was an undertaker so I could buy Mortician’s Wax, seeing Lon Chaney’s mask get ripped off for the first time, sneaking out at night to walk around the yard like a werewolf…thank God for Ray and Forest. They came along at exactly the time I needed their wonderful weirdness in my strange young life.
  • JA: The movie DIS from Adrian Corona is very metaphorical and symbolic. Did he explain the movie to you beforehand or did you just read the script with knowledge on what to expect?
  • BOJR: Adrian explains nothing. His work stands there, meaning he’s my favorite kind of director. At the start of the shoot, I asked questions, but he answered with quiet mumbles, so I took his cue and sank into the silence. The silence was very appropriate for DIS, and it pervaded our set during the entire shoot. A lot of hushed conversations.
  • JA: What was your initial impression filming DIS and watching it complete?
  • BOJR: My initial impression was filming it: “This is the most grueling shoot of my life.” My initial impression was watching it: “And it was all worth it.” I am very proud of DIS and of being part of a film that uses cinema as a metaphor; that does not explain itself. I’d rather do ten films like DIS than one vapid blockbuster.
  • JA: You got lavish praise for your role in Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies as Abraham Lincoln. Do you think you would play another historical figure in any genre?
  • BOJR: The history geek says “Yes, please.” I’d love to. I played General W.T. Sherman in a docudrama ten years ago and still have fond memories of it. Playing Lincoln was a dream role for a guy like me (even if I had to stand on a box.)
  • JA: You’ve played many characters ranging from children’s films to dramas and horror. Do you have more fun playing say a villain or perhaps a good guy? I say this because one you’re a nice guy with a face to match like very trusting and caring. Does this also help to play villain roles?
  • BOJR: Ah, you are an astute one, young Jai! Yes, being a “good guy” inside with a “bad face” outside does indeed help in playing villain roles. Moreover, you know, I don’t think villains ever think that they are villains….we all have such self-delusions. I enjoy mixing vulnerability and melancholy with malice. That’s the gold standard for me. My face helps.
  • JA: I know you’ll be in 3 FROM HELL the new movie by Rob Zombie which is the third film of his Firefly trilogy. You strike a resemblance to Bill Moseley a little bit. Do you two share any scenes in the film? That’s if you can talk about it because I know the film has been extremely hushed about the post-production.
  • BOJR: I do share a scene with Bill, and we’ve done another film together since that one wrapped, with even more scenes together. I love working with Bill. He’s a great talent. Horror is a niche world within the larger world of film, so everyone tends to cross paths again and again. Last year I was shooting a film which Dee Wallace was also in, and we were talking about this: it was the third film we’d both been in that year alone. I can say that working with Rob Zombie was a slice of inspired madness – he’s quite unforgettable
  • JA: Speaking of clowns since Rob Zombie is notorious for using them. You played an evil clown in Circus Of The Dead known as Papa Corn. Which is a sleeper hit in the underground horror community? Tell me about your experience with that. Did you enjoy playing a character that you normally haven’t played before?
  • BOJR: Thank you for mentioning Circus Of The Dead. That character was terrifying to play because his worldview was completely nihilistic. For Papa Corn, there is no meaning. In anything. Which gives him license to hurt as the whim strikes him. I find this to be a truly horrifying worldview, and being inside of a man who held this view for the weeks of shooting that film was deeply affecting. I had nightmares afterward, and that has not happened since I played Father Simon in Children Of Sorrow. Billy Pon has made an unflinching, disturbing movie, and my hat is off to him. However, I can’t watch it again, at least not alone.
  • JA: Finally, speaking of the circus as stated you’re a huge Ray Bradbury fan. In my opinion, the most underrated sci-fi fantasy thriller is “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” I think you would be perfect as Mr. Dark. Would that be a character you would love to play or do you think you’ll be suited for someone else from the novel?
  • BOJR: Oh, I’d crawl across broken glass with my tongue dragging the floor to play Mr. Dark! I do get to do it onstage in the new show Ray Bradbury Live (forever) as Ray himself doing a reading from the book (Ray was a great performer of his material), and I have to tell you that I look forward to climbing that bookcase with relish. Mr. Dark scares the hell out of me. He knows what we want. He offers what we want. Also, as Bradbury says in that book, “Why would the devil buy souls when he can get them for free…when most men jump at the chance to give up everything for nothing?” Would I take Mr. Dark’s tainted bargain? Would you? Who can say? That’s the real fear.
  • JA: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me. I along with your fans appreciate getting to know a little more about you and your work.
  • BOJR: Hey, thanks for the opportunity to speak with you and with House of Tortured Souls readers! I love hearing from folks around the world, so hit me up on social (I’m billoberstjr everywhere such as imdb youtube instragram facebook twitter billoberst.com. I’ll try to keep making better and better movies. I love this genre with all my creepy little heart, and I’m proud to be associated with it

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Fullmoon is making a Blade (Puppet Master) spinoff movie!

Fullmoon is making a Blade (Puppet Master) spinoff movie!

It was reported this week that Fullmoon is making a Subspecies V film with Radu coming back. But we’re getting a new Puppet master movie, well a spin-off film!  The film plot from Fullmoon is as follows: 

Blade: The Iron Cross, being directed by John Lechago:

“For decades the fans have been clamoring for it, and now Full Moon delivers with the first standalone feature debut of one of its most beloved (and most frightful) characters: the hook-handed maniac puppet, BLADE! Charles Band’s PUPPET MASTER series continues as an unspeakable evil from Blade’s past emerges in the form of a murderous Nazi scientist named Dr. Hauser. As Hauser’s heinous crimes are discovered, the psychic war journalist, Elisa Ivanov, awakens Blade, and together the bloody journey of revenge begins. It’s Herr Hauser’s reanimated undead army versus a possessed doll and a beautiful vengeance-seeking clairvoyant! Who will win, and how will it affect the Full Moon Universe?”

This is very exciting because it seems like Fullmoon is going back to their with some old school classics with the new plan called The Deadly Ten. Ten films all released at once! Including a sequel to Head of the family: Bride of the Head of the family. Expect these an all other films next Valentines day 2020! For more info check out the link below

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[RIP] Lorraine Warren paranomal investigator, passed away at the age of 92

[RIP] Lorraine Warren paranomal investigator, passed away at the age of 92

Lorraine Warren who her and her husband Ed were paranormal researchers along with providing lectures touring talking about their experiences. Lorraine passed away late last night, and her son-in-law provided a statement:

“It is with deep sadness that I must announce that Lorraine Warren has passed away. She died peacefully in her sleep at home last night. The family requests that you respect their privacy at this time. Lorraine touched many lives and was loved by so many. She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul. To quote Will Rogers, she never met a person she didn’t like. She was an avid animal lover and contributed to many animal charities and rescues. She was wonderful and giving to her entire family. May God Bless her.”

Vera Farmiga went onto to twitter to pay her respects

 

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