Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Larry the Pumpkin Monster by Last Resort Toys

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Anyone who has ever spent more than 5 minutes on Idle Hands knows I don't need Halloween to talk about spooky, creepy, toothy, bitey things! Never the less, we are closing in on the high holy holiday for my fellow horror nerds and monster groupees, and so we are bound to cover a nice pile of toys that could torment grandma...unless she's a cool grandma...and then they would be friends. MONSTER FRIENDS!! Today, we check out Larry the Pumpkin Monster by our new friends at Last Resort Toys. I met this crew online and we quickly bonded over our love for retro looking monsters and scifi creatures like Diener space creature erasers and Trash Bag Bunch figures, both of which have been biggie sized by Last Resort! We'll show that awesome stuff later, for today...is for LARRY!! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Goes Virtual October 20th

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Having made its amazing debut last October in the cradle of the American Supernatural—Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY—the Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) wishes they were celebrating year two with all of you in the Hollow right now! Alas, while that’s not possible this year, SHIFF is excited to debut SHIFF VIRTUAL 2020, a wicked selection of free video events you can watch right now including topics like  Ed Wood, Tales from the Crypt, Friday the 13th and MORE! Starting October 20, 2020, you can view…   

Ghostbusters AR "Haunted Candy Hunt" Game

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While this season's Halloween traditions may look different than years past, Ferrara is helping fans plan unique and creative ways to celebrate with friends and family by working with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to launch Ferrara's first-ever augmented reality (AR) experience featuring the iconic Ghostbusters™ franchise. Ferrara is also introducing exciting new innovations across its cookies and candies portfolio and bringing back some seasonal classics.

Hunting Ghosts from Home
With families seeking out new ways to embark on their annual trick-or-treating traditions and "hunt" for candy, Ferrara knew who to call. The brand collaborated with Sony Pictures, home of the Ghostbusters franchise, to develop "Haunted Candy Hunt," a ghost-hunting AR game. Starting today, players can use their phones to log onto https://www.ghosthuntntrap.com and troll around their living rooms, kitchens and backyards in search of the famed 1980s ghost Slimer from the classic Ghostbusters films, as well as a new character created exclusively for the game, Sweeter the Ferrara Candy Ghost. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

SAW and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Universes Converge in Call of Duty

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For the first-ever Halloween experience inside Warzone and Modern Warfare, the SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes are part of The Haunting of Verdansk, a limited-time community event set to take place from October 20 to November 3.

 This Halloween-themed event will feature the “Trick or Treat” reward system, which contains frights or frighteningly good blueprints and personalization items. Come prepared for infiltrations at day or night, as select modes feature a nighttime variant of Verdansk that includes more than a few Halloween-themed frights. Rather spend the night fighting both the living and the dead? Then prepare for Zombie Royale, an undead twist on Battle Royale where dead Operators use unnatural powers to feast on the living in order to rejoin their ranks!

Mezco’s Glow-in-the-Dark The Frankenstein Monster

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5 Points presents The Frankenstein Monster as the first offering of Mezco’s Monsters!

Constructed from corpses by the infamous Dr. Frankenstein and resurrected by curious machines powered by a bolt of lightning, The Frankenstein Monster terrorized the countryside in search of vengeance.

Mezco’s Monsters: The Frankenstein Monster is our own rendition of the iconic creature, which features a removable parietal bone that exposes his brain. This limited edition, translucent green variant glows in the dark and is sure to illuminate your collection of classic monsters.

The True Adventures of Wolfboy

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Vertical Entertainment presents The True Advenures of Wolfboy, starring Jaeden Martell (Knives Out), Sophie Giannamore (The L Word Generation Q), Chris Messina (Away We Go),  Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies) and Golden Globe Nominee John Turturro (The Night Of), who also serves as an executive producer. The film is the feature directorial debut of Czech-born filmmaker Martin Krejci and premiered at Karlovy Vary Film Festival last year and went on to play at Fantastic Fest. Vertical will release on-demand and digital release on October 30th. 

Paul lives an isolated life with his father in upstate New York. He finds making friends impossible due to a rare condition he has known as congenital hypertrichosis - an affliction that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. On his 13th birthday, Paul receives a mysterious gift that compels him to run away and seek out the mother he has never known.

BEHOLD!! ...The Rick and Morty Butter Robot!

Loot Crate Butter Robot Butter Dish

Of all of the useless things you could put on your work desk, a robot whose sole purpose is to carry butter...on your desk...is the most useless. Now take into account that this is a collectible and not a real robot and it's levels of useless reach 2 million!! That makes it a must buy.

Make an appointment and prepare to bare your soul with January’s “DYS-FUNCTION” themed Rick and Morty Crate. Lay on the couch and tell us your problems as we study the most dysfunctional family in the universe with exclusive collectibles and gear that are especially suited to help Jerry (and you) work through any problems you may be having.

The Sweded Festival for Creative Re-creations

The Sweded Film Festival
What do savvy, imaginative, movie-obsessed fans do when there are no new movies coming to theaters because of the pandemic? They take matters into their own hands and make their own.

That's the idea behind THE SWEDED FESTIVAL FOR CREATIVE RE-CREATIONS – which is both a competition with cash prizes and an upcoming virtual-cinema release, set for debut on November 30 (including a limited number of physical cinemas). Today, Row House Cinema is happy to release the first official trailer...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

It's an OSBOURNE Family Ghost Hunt

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Halloween is inching closer, and it wouldn’t be a spooky celebration without an appearance from the “First Family of Darkness” themselves. Get ready for a family fright night like no other when the Osbournes – Jack, Kelly, Sharon and Ozzy – go on their first-ever paranormal investigation together in Travel Channel’s new two-hour special, “The Osbournes: Night of Terror,” premiering Friday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The event is part of Travel Channel’s third annual “Ghostober” programming event.

The Osbournes enter the gates of hell as they go inside the Heritage Square Museum, a frightening and haunted historical site in the heart of Los Angeles. A “living museum,” Heritage Square is a collection of relocated Victorian-era houses taken from different spots around the city. It’s believed to be the most haunted hotspot in the area and has never been investigated for TV. Staff and guests have reported an uptick in paranormal activity, and they’re eager to understand what’s causing this ghostly phenomenon.

Monday, October 12, 2020

NYCC: HBO Max’s Green Lantern Series Taking Shape

HBO Max Green Lantern TV Series
The Green Lantern TV Series, which was first announced last year, has been given an official series order for ten one-hour episodes. From DC and HBO Max and Berlanti Productions comes a bold adaptation of the iconic comic book franchise: A saga spanning decades and galaxies. GREEN LANTERN will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz and Alan Scott—Earth's first Green Lantern, who, true to the comics, is a gay man—and many more. The series will also include fan favorites such as Sinestro and Killowog, as well as introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.