PRESS RELEASE: Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival today announced the full lineup for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, the festival will open with the critically acclaimed nail-biter Don’t Breathe and close with the chilling Siren. Among many other events and screenings, the festival will feature Bruce Campbell’s Last Fan Standing game show, and actress Barbara Crampton as the “Guest of Honor,” who will host a 30th anniversary screening of From Beyond along with her new film, Beyond the Gates.
First, I need to give my yearly advice to people buying gifts for comics fans, especially late ones! Do NOT try to buy an item you THINK they might want! Chances are, they either have it or don’t wait it if they haven’t already bought it. Instead, locate their local comics shop and buy a gift card! They’ll be able to purchase what they want, so they’ll love you for it! Phew! Okay, now we can move on to the topic at hand – This is a great time to be a comics fan! That’s so true on several levels!
Top Five Scary Movies Top Five is a show where the hosts categorize, rank, compare, and stratify everything… from cars to gadgets to people and movies. From stuff that is hot, and things that are not nearly as interesting – it’s Top Five. This week, we share our top five movies that scared us the most.
It’s always interesting to me that the more we seem to know, the easier it is for us to be scared. When The X-Files came on Fox, it was pooh-poohed because, it was said, “We’re just too educated and intelligent to be frightened by television shows any longer.” Yeah, right! I remember not wanting to use the toilet after the show highlighted what my brother called the “Commie Commode Creature” in an outdoor toilet. Still gives me the shivers, actually! More and more comics, if they don’t deal with superheroes, are telling horror stories. One of the very best writers
Halloween is just around the corner, which makes this week a perfect time to get Haunted Horror #19: Special Halloween Issue into your hands.
“Investigating the forgotten corners of our world, one monster at a time.” That’s the premise behind Dept. of Monsterology, a comic series that began exploring the unexplained and unusual in its first miniseries in 2013. I loved both the concept and the execution of this book, so I highly recommended it when it first came out. I was thrilled to find out that a second story was in the works, and the first issue of that new story arc is now available digitally at the Renegade Entertainment website. Oh, and if you missed the first miniseries, you can download the collected
Sandy Collora, the creative mind behind Batman: Deadend, is ready for his latest horror flick, Shallow Water, and is headed to Kickstarter to complete the project.
Jack Black stars as R.L Stine in the upcoming Goosebumps movie, and in the latest trailer, we learn how Stine came up with all his stories, and most importantly, what happens when the stories break loose of their bindings.
Here’s an odd twist on the zombie genre – a bunch of kids who have cooties and want to kill everyone in site. The first trailer AND a clip from the movie (NSFW) have been released, both are worth checking out.