Fangs for the Memories, Basil Gogos.

Filmland has just lost one of its most famous monsters…

Legendary artist Basil Gogos was, without a doubt, one of the finest painters known to horror. His jaw-dropping, mind-melting portraits of cinema’s greatest fiends graced the covers of many, many issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland. Starting with an eerie portrait of Vincent Price for Famous Monsters #9, Gogos created almost 50 wondrously macabre works for the publication. Gogos often bathed his monstrous subjects with brilliant colors from multiple light sources, highlighting their fearsome features with expressionistic radiance. His subjects included The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, King Kong, Godzilla, Gill-man, Mr. Sardonicus, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and many other beloved fright icons. Mr. Gogos also brought his distinctive flair to CD covers for rock acts Rob Zombie, The Misfits and Electric Frankenstein.

Farewell, Basil Gogos. Your paintings brought out the beauty in the beast and inspired generations of monster lovers. Thank you for bringing color to black-and-white monsters. ๐Ÿ™‚

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News Bleed: The “IT Conquered the Box Office” Edition

IT breaks all sorts of records and scares up $123 Million! A huge victory for Horror! Variety

Day of the Dead remake rises this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ Movie Web

Marilyn Manson’s back, bitches!!! Rolling Stone

Daniel Dae Kim is in talks To replace Ed Skrein in the Hellboy reboot. Comic Book

Swamp Thing co-creator/Wolverine co-creator/Watchmen editor/all-around comic book legend Len Wein has passed away. ๐Ÿ™ USA Today

R.I.P. Tales from the Crypt makeup artist Donna Henderson. ๐Ÿ™

Here are two classics Tales eps featuring Ms. Henderson’s Makeup Magic:

News Bleed: The “Insidious Scream of the Snowman” Edition

Is the director of IT sinking his teeth into Dracula? Bloody Disgusting

A mysterious new Michael Jackson album called Scream is heading our way… and it looks like it might be spooky. ๐Ÿ™‚ Variety

William “The Exorcist” Friedkin just filmed a REAL exorcism! IndieWire

Gary Oldman returns to supernatural terror with Mary. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hollywood Reporter

The new trailer for The Snowman is chilling. Empire

The trailer for the latest Insidious is here to scare us! ๐Ÿ™‚ io9

Rest in Peace, Tobe Hooper

“Before Halloween…. Before Friday The 13th…. Before Scream…. There Was The Saw.”

Modern horror has just lost one of its chief architects…

Rest in peace, Tobe Hooper, the man who changed the horror genre forever with a chainsaw buzz heard around the world…

With The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mr. Hooper scared the pants off of America with documentarian-like realism and a unbearable dread unknown to the genre before it. Hooper set a new standard for fright films and popularized the “masked slasher” villain that would forever be associated with the genre. Few filmmakers can claim to have changed cinema, but Hooper was surely among those elite few.

Beyond that masterpiece, Mr. Hooper has given us some of the best and most unusual scare-fare in all of horror. His credits include Poltergeist, The Funhouse (my personal favorite), Lifeforce, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Eaten Alive. For television, Hooper gave us the origin of Freddy Krueger in an episode of Freddy’s Nightmares. He even directed the post-apocalyptic music video ofย Dancing With Myself for Billy Idol.

Tobe Hooper was a true master of horror and he will be missed by all lovers of the macabre.

From Tom Savini’s Twitter page.

The Saw is Forever.

News Bleed: The “Cult of the Zombie” Edition

The new American Horror Story: Cult opening credits are here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Variety

Dead Snow 3 is rising from the grave and it will feature Zombie Hitler. :O Entertainment Weekly

Cult favorite Todd & the Book of Pure Evil gets (Re)Animated! Bloody Disgusting

Rob Zombie will bring 13 Nights of Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚ PopCulture

Trick ‘r Treat creeps into Halloween Horror Nights as a scarezone! Inside the Magic

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis has passed away. ๐Ÿ™ New York Times

Predator‘s Sonny Landham has also passed away. ๐Ÿ™ #lifeamirite?? LA Times

News bleed: The “Whistling Past the Sematary” Edition

Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, AND Chucky unite to spread fear at Universal Halloween Horror Nights! ๐Ÿ™‚ Dread Central

The house that inspired Pet Sematary is now on sale! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today

Speaking of Pet Sematary, the IT director wants to dig up that King Klassic! io9

Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D is set to have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2017! Billboard

Stranger Things are afoot this Halloween season. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bloody Disgusting

Mother Fearest… Check out the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! ๐Ÿ™‚ Variety

Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima.

Haruo Nakajima was, in more ways than one, the King of the Monsters. From 1954 to 1972, Nakajima was the man behind Godzilla, donning the legendary suit for some of the greatest monster movies of all time. As if one timeless sci-fi icon wasn’t enough, the great Nakajima also portrayed Rodanย ย Varan, Baragon, Gaira, the larva form of Mothra, and several kaijus in both Ultra Qย andย Ultraman.ย Nakajima was a true giant in genre cinema and his creatures will continue to inspire both fright and delight in fright fans for many years to come. Haruo Nakajima was an incredible, unstoppable titan of terror.


Rest in Peace, King of the Monsters. xoxo

News Bleed: The “Scream, Vampirella, Scream!” Edition

Scream yet again… The rebooted third season of MTV’s Scream gets a cast and details. Hollywood Reporter

John Carpenter will tell us more Tales for a HalloweeNight this September. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bloody Disgusting

The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close in August. ๐Ÿ™
Bleeding Cool

James Cameron goes from director to colonial marine with this sweet new Aliens figure. ๐Ÿ™‚ Entertainment Weekly

Get some early Ghoul-tide fear with this teaser for Better Watch Out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Movie Web

The Dark Tower is only 95 mins long. Seems short for a story told in eight books… Collider

Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella is creeping onto shelves this Halloween. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Newsarama

And the Queen of Halloween herself, Elvira, is back in kreepy komic form, thanks to the dynamite folks over at Dynamite! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bleeding Cool

#MonsterMovieMonday: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Dedicated to George A. Romero. xoxo

Ho-wdy, Flesh Eaters! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just another #MonsterMonday here at KH, so let’s wake the dead with one of the undeniable cl-ass-sicks of the ho-rror genre.ย If it doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead! From 1968, It’s…
This one’s huge (hehe ;))…It’s the ultimate zombie movie; often imitated, but never duplicated. The late, great George A. Romero did what few have done and essentially created a new genre of monster fiction. Yes, Haitian/voodoo zombies eXXXisted before (and are still awesome as heck), but Romero’s film created the shambling, flesh-eating corpses we know and fear today. Without this film, there is no Return of the Living Dead, The Walking Dead, or Shaun of the Dead.
Night of the Living Dead was unleashed nearly 50 years ago, but it still has the power to get under your skin. Its shoestring budget only adds to the nightmarish nature of the film. With perfect dread and an ending that still galvanizes, this is one of the monster films that will never truly die. George A. Romeroย is the true King of the Zombies.
Check out this masterpiece below:

News Bleed: The “Rampage of the Crooked Man” Edition

The Conjuring 2’s The Crooked Manย will walk a crooked mile to his own film. ๐Ÿ™‚ Variety

Jeepers! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will meet the Universal Monstersย (including Chris “Fright Night” Sarandon as Dracula) this season! Bloody Disgusting

Dwayne Johnson shows off some post-monster destruction in this new Rampage set photo. Dread Central


The Mist series won’t be a “monster show”… boo to that!ย ๐Ÿ™ Screen Rant

The Elfman cometh… Danny Elfman is doing the score for Justice League! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Yo Shiva! The Walking Dead Gets GI Joe-Style Figures exclusive to San Diego Comic Con! ๐Ÿ™‚ CBR

Thanks, Caped Crusader… the Bat-Signal will shine over L.A. to honor Adam West. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hollywood Reporter

Sadly, Anita Pallenberg of Barbarella fame has passed away. ๐Ÿ™ The Guardian