News Bleed: The “Ripley vs. Re-Animator” Edition

The Friday the 13th game gets a release date…and it’s soon!!!! Rejoice, Friday fiends!!
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Arrow Video re-animates Re-Animator with a brand-new Collector’s Edition! 🙂 JoBlo
The Predator‘s hunt has been moved up to Summer 2018. MOVIEWEB

The truth is still out there… The X-Files returns… again! 🙂 The New York Times
Sigourney Weaver resurrected Ripley for Stephen ColbertBloody Disgusting

And, sadly, Hammer Horror star Yvonne Monlaur has passed away. 🙁 Horror Society

And Erin Moran has also passed away…R.I.P., Shortcake. 🙁 CNN


News Bleed: The “Grasshopper Labyrinth” Edition

I just came. 😉 Bloody-Disgusting

Bill Condon is in talks to bring the Bride of Frankenstein to life. 🙂 Deadline
Edgar Wright may be facing amazing colossal insects in Grasshopper Jungle. /FILM

The director of Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe dances into a new Labyrinth. 🙂 The Guardian
Robert Englund’s Scarecrow spreads fear in this new Injustice 2 trailer! 🙂 Flickering Myth

William Castle’s daughter scares us with never-before-seen pictures from the set of Strait-Jacket! 🙂 Dread Central

And in truly heartbreaking news, fellow horror blogger James Harris A.K.A. Doc Terror has passed away. I didn’t know him personally, but I loved his blog. A few years ago, I won one of his giveaways and he sent me a sweet-ass Dario Argento mirror for answering a question about the Friday the 13th series. I love it, and will cherish it even more now. <3

R.I.P. Doc Terror, and thank you for everything. 🙁 Bloody Disgusting

 

News Bleed: The “Rampagin’ Negan” Edition

New Alien: Covenant trailer teases the fate of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw from Prometheus. 🙁 MovieWeb

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) goes to bat for the Rampage adaptation! 🙂 IGN

J.D. Dillard wants to bring some heart to The Fly remake.  /FILM

Billie “Chanel #3” Lourd screams into American Horror Story. 🙂 Deadline

Stephen and Owen King’s upcoming Sleeping Beauties is already becoming a series. Hail to the King(s)! A.V. Club

And now for thebummer stuff… 🙁

Underdog and Trix Rabbit Creator Joe Harris has passed away. 🙁 New York Times

And legendary insult comic Don Rickles has also passed away. 🙁 CNN

 

News Bleed: The “Masque of the Ghostface” Edition

The NetfliXXX trailer for Death Note is out…I’m kinda eXXXcited, I guess, but just thinking about reliving my L pain is already giving me the sads. . 🙁 iHorror

Jessica Harper gets witchy in the Suspiria remake. (And I am completely SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO eXXXcited about this one!!!! 🙂 JoBlo

Akira Kurosawa’s Masque of the Red Death script will be filmed… and hold illimitable dominion over all! 🙂 Dread Central

Looks like the third season of MTV’s Scream may reboot the series… Will we get the proper mask this time? FilmBook

YES!!! Jurassic World 2 will have old-school animatronics!! 🙂 MovieWeb

The Conjuring spin-off The Nun creeps into pre-production. 🙂 Bloody Disgusting

Beloved Garbage Pail Kids cartoonist Jay Lynch has passed away. 🙁 Crave

Mr. Chuck Barris has also left us…Thanks for Krankin’ up the Krazy for us, Mr. B. xoxo NPR

Thank You, Bernie Wrightson.

The curtain always rings down on the stage at some point. Nothing lasts forever, but art comes close. Art can be a persistent force, if rendered properly. Beauty, no matter how unconventional, can linger on for a good many centuries and remain as it is. An artist’s voice stays loud and strong, even if the artist has left us. Bernie Wrightson has died, but he still exists in the works he gave us. Mr. Wrightson brought beauty to horror comics and gave humanity to monsters. Creatures have their own poetry, and Wrightson’s art made it known. He made his beasts majestically terrifying and brought out the soul behind every ghoul. We lost one of the greats.

The following obituary on the artist’s official website:

“It is with great sorrow that I must announce the passing of my beloved husband, Bernie. We thank you for all the years of love and support. His obituary is below:

After a long battle with brain cancer, legendary artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away.

Bernie “Berni” Wrightson (born October 27, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) was an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. He received training in art from reading comics, particularly those of EC, as well as through a correspondence course from the Famous Artists School. In 1966, Wrightson began working for The Baltimore Sun newspaper as an illustrator. The following year, after meeting artist Frank Frazetta at a comic-book convention in New York City, he was inspired to produce his own stories. In 1968, he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. Wrightson began spelling his name “Berni” in his professional work to distinguish himself from an Olympic diver named Bernie Wrightson, but later restored the final E to his name.

His first professional comic work appeared in House of Mystery #179 in 1968. He continued to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC and its principal rival, Marvel Comics. In 1971, with writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created the muck creature Swamp Thing for DC. He also co-created Destiny, later to become famous in the work of Neil Gaiman. By 1974 he had left DC to work at Warren Publishing who were publishing black-and-white horror-comics magazines. There he produced a series of original work as well as adaptations of stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. In 1975, Wrightson joined with fellow artists Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, and Barry Windsor-Smith to form “The Studio,” a shared loft in Manhattan where the group would pursue creative products outside the constraints of comic book commercialism. Though he continued to produce sequential art, Wrightson at this time began producing artwork for numerous posters, prints, calendars, and coloring books.

Wrightson spent seven years drawing approximately 50 detailed pen-and-ink illustrations to accompany an edition of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, which the artist considers among his most personal work. Wrightson drew the poster for the Stephen King-penned horror film Creepshow, as well as illustrating the comic book adaptation of the film. This led to several other collaborations with King, including illustrations for the novella “Cycle of the Werewolf,” the restored edition of King’s apocalyptic horror epic, “The Stand,” and art for the hardcover editions of “From a Buick 8” and “Dark Tower V.” Wrightson has contributed album covers for a number of bands, including Meat Loaf. The “Captain Sternn” segment of the animated film Heavy Metal is based on the character created by Wrightson for his award-winning short comic series of the same name.

Characters he worked on included Spiderman, Batman and The Punisher, and he provided painted covers for the DC comics Nevermore and Toe Tags, among many others. Recent works include Frankenstein Alive Alive, Dead She Said, the Ghoul and Doc Macabre (IDW Publishing), all co-created with esteemed horror author Steve Niles, and several print/poster/sketchbooks series produced by Nakatomi.

As a conceptual artist, Bernie worked on many movies, particularly in the horror genre: well-known films include Ghostbusters, The Faculty, Galaxy Quest, Spiderman, and George Romero’s Land of the Dead, and Frank Darabont’s Stephen King film The Mist.

Bernie lived in Austin, Texas with his wife Liz and two corgis – Mortimer and Maximillian. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John and Jeffrey, one stepson, Thomas Adamson, and countless friends and fans. A celebration of his life is planned for later this year.”   

R.I.P. Mr. Wrightson

#TBT: The “Thank You, Jack H. Harris” Edition

If there’s one film that never fails to make me smile, it’s 1958’s The Blob. It’s a perfect monster movie and a beautiful portrait of the ’50s as we want to remember them. That’s why it breaks my heart to report that producer Jack H. Harris has passed away. The Blob was his first film as a producer and it certainly was a strong way to start. Made for $130,000 and grossing more than $3 million, The Blob was an instant success.   Since then, Mr. Harris has kept The Blob alive and pulsating with a sequel (which he co-wrote), a 1988 remake, and a 1991 re-dubbed version of the original. Outside of The Blob, he produced 4D Man, Dinosaurus!, Equinox, Eyes of Laura Mars, Schlock, Master of Horror, and Dark Star. In 2014, he became the oldest person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In honor of Mr. Harris, we’d like to share with you the trailers for all of the Blob movies. Like the film itself, the trailer for the first movie is pure bliss for monster movie lovers. It also made a prominent appearance in Grease. The trailer can be seen during the drive-in sequence. While the first is my favorite, all three trailers are good fun. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with The Blob.

Rest in peace, Mr. Harris.

R.I.P. Robert Osborne

Today we mourn the passing of Robert Osborne, the face and voice of Turner Classic Movies. I have never meet Mr. Osborne in any real capacity, but I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend. When I was younger, there weren’t too many people I could talk to about classic cinema, so to hear a man as eloquent as Robert Osborne speak about older films with the authority he possessed was simply magical. Mr. Osborne’s comforting and affable presence was one of the reasons why Turner Classic Movies meant so much to me. Some of my favorite films of all time were first introduced to me by Mr. Osborne. I feel the same way about Robert Osborne as I imagine children of the ’50s and ’60s felt about Walt Disney on The Wonderful World of Disney. His knowledge and his grace have touched me, and I’m just one of several million strangers who watched him on T.V.. My heart goes out his family, friends, colleagues, and any other film fans who loved his work.

In honor of Mr. Osborne, here are some clips of the man hosting some of our favorite fright films:

News Bleed: The “Moseley the Clown” Edition

Take a look at this poster for Netflix’s Castlevania…Fangtastic!! 🙂 IGN

Join the crew of Alien: Covenant for their “Last Supper.” Hollywood Reporter

The election-themed season of American Horror Story will not feature Clinton or Trump… Guess they thought that would be TOO scary. (#bitingpoliticalsatireFTW!! ;)) /FILM

Bill Moseley isn’t clowning around in this Crepitus trailer: 🙂 Dread Central

Friday the 13th: The Series actor Chris Wiggins has passed away. 🙁 Bloody Disgusting

Judge Wapner has also passed away. 🙁 New York Times

And because enough with the sadness already, here’s a much-needed palate cleanser:..YO JOE!!! 🙂 xoxo

Fangoria Remembered: 8 Times Fango Invaded the Mainstream

It has often been observed that all things must end, regardless of the emotions and memories they conjure up. Though it may seem trivial to those outside of the horror community, Fangoria’s announcement that they would not be printing another issue was devastating to those of us who devoured each issue long before the Internet became the behemoth it is today. Like Famous Monster of Filmland before it, Fangoria helped create generations of horror-hungry fiends eager for monstrous movie mayhem. While Fangoria may be gone, it’s up to us to keep its legacy of terror alive and screaming. In that spirit, I’d like to dedicate this post to remembering the times that Fangoria penetrated the mainstream like no other horror magazine has done before or since. Fangoria shall never truly die!

The Simpsons

In the episode 22 Short Films About Springfield, bus driver Otto takes a photograph of Lisa Simpson with gum and other icky things caught in her hair, claiming, “Fangoria will pay me twenty-five bucks for this shot!” According to Wikipedia, the picture was published in Fangoria a few months after.

My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise)

At the beginning of the video, a character states, “You like D’n’D, Audrey Hepburn, Fangoria, Harry Houdini, and croquet. You can’t swim, you can’t dance and you don’t know karate. Face it, you’re never gonna make it”. Sounds like our kind of guy!

Army of Darkness

Proving once again that he’s the grooviest Deadite slaying badass around, Ash keeps Fangoria in his trunk! Bruce Campbell would continue with this Fango appreciation in My Name is Bruce, proving that Fango is the real Book of the Dead!

Death Proof

Tarantino shoots Fango (and Shock Cinema!) a little love in his half of Grindhouse. We love you, ya inglorious basterd!

30 Rock

Frank Rossitano (Judah Friedlander) looks dressed to kill in his Fangoria shirt, seen in Cleveland. That (30) rocks!

Seed of Chucky

What does Chucky read when he needs to masturbate? Fango, of course! This is probably Fangoria‘s greatest cinematic moment, but I’ll let you decide. What a doll!

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This is perhaps the only film in which Fangoria actually gets the plot going! The main character orders the titular video game through good ol’ Fango! Mnid-blowing!

Friday the 13th Part III

Before her inevitable, Jason-related demise, Debbie reads a Fangoria! What a great way to go!

Fangs for the memories, Fangoria! You’ll continue to live on in our black hearts like the best movie monsters!

News Bleed: The “Thank You, John Hurt” Edition. :(

First, some happy stuffs:

Stranger Things will happen when Millie Bobby Brown meets Godzilla! 🙂 COMINGSOON.NET

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Scream again with Drew Barrymore! 🙂 Dread Central

Trick or Treat Studios are about to give us Goosebumps! 🙂 Bloody Disgusting

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Samara scares again on NBC’s Today. 🙂 New York Daily News

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Jason lives… Friday the 13th begins shooting in Spring! 🙂 Movieweb

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And, sadly, John Hurt has passed away….Thank you for everything, literal Sir. xoxoxo Daily Mail

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