Friday, August 23, 2019

NECA's Toony Terrors vs Scooby-Doo: Pennywise's Funfair

NECA Toony Terrors IT 1990 Pennywise Action Figure
We are under TWO WEEKS away from the second chapter of the modernized IT horror saga hitting screens across the US and Pennywise merch is about to be EVERYWHERE...if it's not already! NECA's Toony Terrors action figure line kicks off with not one but TWO versions of the clowny creep from down the pipe in their first series. Today, we take a long, unflinching look into the Deadlights of the classic Tim Curry Pennywise from the made for TV IT movie. With his seemingly innocent clown costume coupled with a fairly menacing look on his face, classic Pennywise is the perfect adversary for the Scooby gang...so Daphne is on deck!

NECA's Toony Terrors vs Scooby-Doo: Jason Voorhees Attacks

NECA Toony Terrors Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees Action Figure
From the first moment NECA showed off their new Toony Terrors action figure line, I had only one thought in mind. The iconic killers from our favorite films were so expertly translated into cartoon characters, there was only one gang of monster fighters they could face off against.
THE SCOOBY-DOO GANG!! As luck would have it, Character Toys have just re-released their Scooby action figure line in incredibly affordable 2 packs starring the Scoobies paired with creepy bad guys I did not own yet, all for 6 dollars each. Not a deal I could pass up! With a NECA box of terrors delivered at lightning speed, all that was left was to set the stage, and the Big Kid Toy Store at the New Egypt Flea Market just happened to provide all the supernatural looking settings I needed. SO.. without further gum flapping, here's part one of our photo series in which Velma meets the man behind the mask, Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hasbro Nabs Ghostbusters Uber Licence!

Hasbro Ghostbusters Toys on the way
Today, Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced that Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, has been named the master toy licensee for Ghostbusters worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Hasbro will create a wide variety of toys inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties globally designed to appeal to both fans of the original franchise, and a new generation of Ghostbusters around the world. Hasbro’s Ghostbusters line will be available in 2020, aligning with the promotion of the highly anticipated new Ghostbusters movie that is slated for Summer 2020 in the U.S.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SAGA: Compendium One Surprise Drops In Stores Tomorrow

Image Comics SAGA Compendium One


Image Comics is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Saga: Compendium One trade paperback by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, which was initially announced with a September release date, has arrived in stores early and will be available for sale tomorrow Wednesday, August 21.

Longtime fans of the series need not wait any longer to snap up the binge-worthy tome which clocks in at over 1,200 pages of epic, space operatic, award winning adventure.

Blue Underground's TWO EVIL EYES 3-Disc Limited Edition 4K Restoration

Blue Underground's TWO EVIL EYES 3 Disc Limited Edition 4K Restoration
The Masters of Modern Horror - George Romero and Dario Argento - bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe in TWO EVIL EYES. In Romero's The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own?

Martin Balsam (PSYCHO), E.G. Marshall (CREEPSHOW), John Amos (THE BEASTMASTER) and Tom Atkins (NIGHT OF THE CREEPS) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly makeup effects by Tom Savini (MANIAC). In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present TWO EVIL EYES in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, packed with exclusive new and archival Extras!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Mattel Named Global Toy Partner for TOP GUN Franchise

Mattel on Top Gun Movie License
Mattel, Inc. today announced it has been named global toy partner for Paramount Pictures’ TOP GUN franchise, ahead of the highly-anticipated sequel, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, scheduled to debut in theaters in June 2020.

Mattel has the rights to toys across multiple categories, including die-cast vehicles and aircrafts, playsets, games and other toys. The new line will bring moments from both the classic film and the sequel to life, appealing to fans of all ages.

Guillermo del Toro to be Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Guillermo del Toro Getting a Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that film director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Line Store.

“Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor him for his historic film work!”  Martinez added.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Momentum Taking Blumhouse's "Bloodline" to Theaters this September

Blumhouse's Bloodline
Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Blumhouse’s latest horror / thriller BLOODLINE from director Henry Jacobson (“Election Day: Lens Across America”).  Jacobson co-wrote the screenplay with Avra Fox-Lerner (Nora) and Will Honley (The Hive), who also wrote the story. The film stars Seann William Scott (American Pie), Mariela Garriga (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3) and Kevin Carroll (“The Leftovers”).  BLOODLINE will be released in theaters and On Digital and On Demand on September 20, 2019.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Diamond Select SDCC 2019 New Toy Announcements

Diamond Select SDCC 2019 News Roundup
San Diego Comic-Con is behind us, and what a week of reveals it was! Diamond Select Toys debuted dozens of new products, as well as a few new licenses, and now many of them are up for pre-order! From Avatar the Last Airbender and Black Hole to Rocketeer and Team Sonic Racing, it’s an alphabet of amazing offerings from DST! Read on, then order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SPIDER-MAN: From Amazing to Spectacular: The Definitive Comic Art Collection

Insight Editions Spider-Man from Amazing to Spectacular The Definitive Art Collection
Explore over fifty years of Spider-Man with MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: FROM AMAZING TO SPECTACULAR: THE DEFINITIVE COMIC ART COLLECTION (Insight Editions; October 15), a deluxe art book featuring exclusive interviews and content from the creators who brought this amazing character to life.

Since he first appeared in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, Marvel’s number one web-slinger has been swinging into the hearts of super hero fans everywhere. Originally portrayed as the chronic underdog, Spider-Man has grown from amazing to spectacular to ultimate and beyond, dominating the comics sphere and consistently ranking among the most popular super heroes of all time.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Back on the Big Screen in September

Fathom Events Star Trek The Motion Picture
In 1979, the Starship Enterprise flew its very first big-screen mission in “Star Trek—The Motion Picture,” and to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring this awe-inspiring adventure back to movie theaters for two days only, on September 15 and 18.

Tickets to “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” are available beginning Friday, August 2, at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.

In its first nationwide cinema release since the film premiered in December 1979, the original theatrical cut of “Star Trek—The Motion Picture” will include the film’s soaring overture by famed composer Jerry Goldsmith. Preceding the film, this special presentation will also feature the behind-the-scenes documentary short “The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture.”

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights Adds Killer Klowns

Killer Klowns from Outer Space Mazes at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2019
Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” lands at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new chilling mazes at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood – bringing together the most twisted scenes and ghastly gags from the popular horror sci-fi film at the nation’s premier Halloween events.

Based on the cult 1980s film favorite, the “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” mazes will transport guests to the sleepy small town of Crescent Cove, taken over by a pack of murderous clown-like creatures. Guests will be lured by the sweet smell of cotton candy and ice-cream and find themselves in an otherworldly circus tent where they’ll come face-to-face with the crazed klowns and their sinister, side-splitting antics. As they make their way through the Big Top Space Ship, guests will witness diabolical klowns making cotton candy cocoons from unsuspecting victims and will realize the joke’s on them as they are next to become the gooey snack. From one shrieking klown to the next, the mazes will lead guests through the doomed community of Crescent Cove to an eerie amusement park closed for the season. Trapped in a terrifying funhouse full of killer klowns, guests will be left screaming as there’s no stopping this twisted three-ring circus.

The Travel Channel's 2nd Annual Ghostober Event

Travel Channel's Ghostober Programming
Prepare to scream now! Travel Channel resurrects its nail-biting Halloween event, “Ghostober,” with premieres every night of the month. Coming off the network’s highest-rated October in 2018, the month-long programming event promises to up the thrills and chills with 31 days of the network’s most wicked and blood-curdling premieres yet.

VIZ Announces My Hero Academia: SMASH Spoof & Steampunk Action with Automatic Eve

VIZ My Hero Academia Smash


Explore a hilarious take on your favorite heroes and villains from MY HERO ACADEMIA in the comedy spoof MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! Then, the novel AUTOMATIC EVE joins the Haikasoru imprint’s literary roster and dives into the world of steampunk with an action-driven tale of political intrigue. Both titles will be available to readers next month in print and digital editions.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

RiffTrax Live: 2019 Continues With ‘The Giant Spider Invasion’ on August 15 & 20

RiffTrax Live 2019 The Giant Spider Invasion from Fathom Events
There’s a monster in Wisconsin, and it’s going to slowly, VERY slowly, strike TERROR INTO YOUR HEART! Sure your grandma could outrun it, but TERROR is more fun! When a fiery meteor lands in the woods, strange things begin to happen in this small Wisconsin town — even weirder than usual, and that’s a pretty high bar!

While the townspeople are picked off by spiders of varying sizes, two esteemed scientists ramble around the countryside in a late model sedan, where they find friendship, romance and a big mechanical spider built on a Volkswagen Beetle chassis!

Following the sidesplitting kick-off to the 2019 “RiffTrax Live” series with the wonderfully awful rubber monster B-movie “Octaman,” and the Casper Van Dien sword-and-laser swashbuckling space odyssey “Star Raiders” in June, RiffTrax’s Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (of Mystery Science Theater 3000® fame) are back in cinemas in August with “RiffTrax Live: Giant Spider Invasion.” One of the most popular MST3K movies ever, comedy fans won’t want to miss this epic riff on the 1975 science fiction horror cult classic starring Alan Hale Jr, the (Skipper from “Gilligan’s Island”), Barbara Hale (“Perry Mason,” and no relation to the Skipper) and Robert Easton, who’s been in more movies than a No Smoking disclaimer. The Giant Spider Invasion explodes across the screen in a pristine new digital transfer.

Rom: Dire Wraiths Miniseries Reveals the Terrifying Truth of the Moon Landing

IDW Comics Rom Dire Wraiths Miniseries
IDW Publishing is proud to debut Rom: Dire Wraiths, a three-part comic book miniseries about Earth’s incomparable heroes – the astronauts whose mission among the stars brought them face-to-face with the Dire Wraiths, the shape-shifting scourge of the universe!

Written by Chris Ryall, the mastermind behind IDW’s Rom comic book renaissance, and gorgeously illustrated by Luca Pizzari (Marvel’s Weapon X), the Dire Wraiths story is guaranteed to be a creepy tale of a secret alien invasion happening on a rocky satellite 240,000 miles from home!

They made it past the initial nail-biting part of the journey, with a speedy liftoff from Merritt Island. They were thrown left and right against their straps in spasmodic little jerks as they rode into orbit and steered insanely fast into space. But that would not be the biggest challenge they would face. As they set foot on the moon, they found something inhuman waiting for them, ready to hitch a ride back to Earth! With Rom the Spaceknight seemingly nowhere in sight, only a handful of intrepid astronauts can prevent one giant leap for Dire Wraith-kind!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Avengers Endgame on Digital 7/30 and Blu-ray 8/13

Avengers Endgame on Blu-ray
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame” on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13.

Fans who bring home “Avengers: Endgame” will gain hours of additional screen time with their favorite cast members and filmmakers who have shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Snyder, Soule & Camuncoli Team for Image's UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

Snyder, Soule & Camuncoli Team for Image's UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
Image Comics is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder  (Wytches, AD: After Death) and Charles Soule (Curse Words, The Oracle Year, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) for a new comic book series titled Undiscovered Country. The full color, ongoing science fiction/adventure will explore the eerie ripple effects of isolation and is set to launch from Image Comics this November 2019.

The co-writers, Snyder and Soule, took to the stage this afternoon at the Diamond Comic Distributors Retailer Luncheon to tell top tier comic shop retailers about the highly anticipated new project and shared an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con black and white ashcan edition of the Undiscovered Country #1 issue.

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set Arrives 10/29

Batman Beyond Limited Edition Blu-ray Set 01
Batman Beyond, the landmark animated television series that illuminated the imagination of a new generation of Batman fans with its creation of an altogether new hero, is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and you get the gift! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has remastered the heralded series for its first-ever presentation on Blu-ray™ in the all-encompassing Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition, arriving on Digital ($49.99 SRP USA, $59.99 SRP Canada) starting October 15, 2019 and in a stunning box set ($99.99 SRP USA, $119.99 SRP Canada) on October 29, 2019. Distribution in Canada will be day-and-date with the USA, Pre-orders are now available.

The extraordinary Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition package features approximately 1,500 minutes of entertainment spread over four Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus discs of enhanced content. In addition to a newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, there are 15 featurettes on the bonus discs, highlighted by two new inside looks at the beloved television series, led by Nostalgic Tomorrow, a gathering of Batman Beyond production talent and cast led by executive producer Bruce Timm and actors Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle, the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. The bonus discs also spotlight four episodes with audio commentary from Timm and select members of the production team.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Star Trek: Voyager Returns to Comics

IDW Star Trek Voyager Comic Book
IDW Publishing is proud to announce the first-ever comic book foray of the starship Voyager into the Mirror Universe under the license of CBS Consumer Products! This October, the Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke one-shot serves as the first of several excursions into the realm of dark doppelgängers, followed in time by one-shots focused on The Original Series and Deep Space Nine, respectively.

Written by Paul Allor (G.I. Joe) with painted art by Star Trek fan-favorite J.K. Woodward (illustrator of the beloved Mirror Broken storyline), Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke introduces Captain Janeway of the Voyager, a rebel ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, far from the ruins of the Terran Empire. When Janeway crowns herself Pirate Queen of the Quadrant, the locals – including scavengers Neelix and Kes – won’t give up without a fight. Amid this conflict, the crew of the Voyager has a second problem on their hands: just who is the Terran calling herself Annika Hansen, and can she be trusted?

"Scary Stories" Documentary Spooks DVD this July

Scary Stories Documentary releasing on dvd this July
Scary Stories, the highly anticipated documentary about Alvin Schwartz’ iconic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series, will be released on DVD July 16 via Wild Eye Releasing.

Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Scary Stories creates both the ultimate celebration and dissertation of this iconic piece of horror literature.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SDCC 2019: George Takei Leads Top Shelf Productions into Comic-Con

SDCC 2019 George Takei Leads Top Shelf Comics into Comic-Con
Preview night has kicked off at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and Top Shelf Comics have big plans for the whole weekend, including a timely release that, you'll agree, seems extremely important these days. George Takei's "They Called Us Enemy" is one of those releases proving the comic book and graphic novel medium can mix art and storytelling in a way that transcends what people generally expect of the average page of panels. It becomes someone's voice. In this case, a voice baring a man's pain so that we may learn lessons before history repeats itself in an ugly way. 
In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

Bigshot Toys' Shi-Shi the Tiny Guardian Kickstarter Surpasses Goal in Under 24 Hours

Shi-Shi the Tiny Guardian Kickstarter from Bigshot Toys
Many people these days will tell you the odds are stacked against you. You can slave away for a large company who shows you no loyalty or you can struggle on your own, throwing ideas at the wall hoping something will stick. Bigshot Toyworks have always played both sides of the fence, taking on large projects for major players in the collectibles market like threeA, Sideshow and Pop Culture Shock while developing their own creative properties. Today, Bigshot launched their newest creation; Shi-Shi The Tiny Guardian, and from the looks of it, she's already got a few hundred fans!

Bigshot was already all in on this new project, having been knee deep in development for over 2 years and deciding that they would enter into their Kickstarter with all points primed and ready to go straight into production when their meager goal was reached. Now that their Kickstarter has earned over twice that goal, backers can be guaranteed some adorable toys are coming their way, along with the promise of more fun from Shi-Shi's seemingly epic universe! Until that time, let's check out what's up for offer at the moment...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hot Toys Shows Off Their Guardians Vol 2 Stan Lee Figure!

Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 6th scale Stan Lee Collectible Figure
“Hey! I’ve got so many more stories to tell.”

Marvel legend Stan Lee, makes a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 just as he’s done in every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie! In his scene, which takes place on a planetoid called Xander, Stan Lee is surrounded by members of the Watchers, the ancient race who observe everything happening in the universe and who occasionally meddle in it despite a strict non-interference policy.

Often credited with transforming the industry forever, Stan The Man was an American comic book writer best known for his work with Marvel Comics. Today, Hot Toys proudly presents Stan Lee in the latest 1/6th scale collectible figure inspired by his cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 as one of this year’s Toy Fair Exclusive items only available in selected markets!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Cobra Kai Kicks Its Way Into Comics

IDW Publishing Cobra Kai The Karate Kid Saga Continues Comic Book Mini Series
IDW Publishing brings the lifelong rivalry between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence out of the dojo and into comic book stores with an all-new Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues miniseries, slated for release in Fall 2019. In collaboration with Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, IDW will develop new stories set within the continuity of the YouTube Premium original series, based on iconic characters from the cultural touchstone Karate Kid film series.

The Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues comic book series will be written by Denton J. Tipton (The X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). The first issue, slated to debut in October, will feature cover artwork by McLeod, as well as photos of the beloved cast and other iconic surprises.

Mezco's Designer Series Pennywise and Tiffany Stalking Shelves Soon

MEZCO Designer Series Deluxe Modern IT Pennywise 01


Two horror icons have just gone up for pre-order from Mezco Toyz, those masters of evil plastics. Whether you prefer your favorite fiends long in the tooth and ready to entertain, or glamming it up while getting stabby, Mezco has the creep for you! Check out their new modern IT Pennywise Designer Series Deluxe Edition and the Bride of Chucky Tiffany Designer Series toys. It's horror with a flair for the dramatic and an artist's touch for those horror collectors looking for a new twist to slip into their monster collections.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

Netflix Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein with David Harbour
Honest to God if this title alone doesn't rope you in, I'm not sure how you found your way here....BUT...if you need further coaxing, the main credits read "David Harbour as David Harbour as David Harbour." Top that, Star Wars.

In this new mockumentary, join "Stranger Things" actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father's televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein.

Udon Releasing DARKSTALKERS: Official Complete Works Hardcover

DARKSTALKERS Official Complete Works Hardcover
Darkstalkers fans, have we got something to sink your fangs into! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise, UDON Entertainment has resurrected a new hardcover edition of DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS!

Long out of print, UDON has given this collection the gorgeous, hardcover upgrade it deserves.  DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS is the ultimate compilation of Darkstalkers artwork and history! The book collects the spectacularly haunting artwork behind every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple interviews with the creators behind the series, plus tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists, such as Bengus, Daigo Ikeno, Tamio, and more!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Jacob's Ladder Re-Imagined for 2019

Vertical's Jacob's Ladder
I've seen loads of horror movies, and this being fairly common knowledge, I'm often asked what horror movies actually stick with me after the lights come up. Jacob's Ladder was one of those films. As I exited the theater, a mournful wind blew debris down the city street, upending cans that clanked against concrete. The darkness was just a bit darker, and I could tell I'd be mulling over this film's content for years to come. If those shuddering faces didn't get under your skin, I'm not sure anything will bother you! Now we flash forward to 2019 and Vertical Entertainment's Jacob's Ladder is nearing its August 23rd release date...and honestly...I have NO idea what to expect...

SDCC 2019: Disney TV Heads to Comic-Con with Agents of SHIELD, The Orville, Bob's Burgers & More

Disney Television Studios including Twentieth Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios takes over the San Diego Comic-Con convention with stars and creators of 14 of its fan-favorite shows descending on the world-famous gathering next month. In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the casts and creators, the studio will rotate producers and stars through the ABC and 20th Century Fox Television booths on the convention center floor for autograph signings and activities, including distribution of exclusive 2019 poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and DVD sales.
Descriptions of panel sessions and screenings follow:

SDCC 2019: Shout Factory Exclusives & Events

shout factory logo
Pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to San Diego Comic-Con International in 2019 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events for the beloved Adult Swim series Home Movies, the acclaimed documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Shout!Factory/ScreamFactory; new official Mystery Science Theater 3000 merchandise; Comic-Con exclusive items; and engaging booth activities including a BoJack Horseman AR experience. Convention attendees are invited to join in the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor.

First Look and Release Date for Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell

ROB ZOMBIE'S 3 FROM HELL
Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Saban Films are unleashing horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, the follow-up to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, as the next chapter in the blood-soaked crime saga. The film will be released in nearly 900 select movie theaters on September 16, 17 and 18, 2019 through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). Fathom Events will broadcast the unrated version to theaters with each night featuring unique bonus content.

On September 16th, moviegoers will see a special video introduction from Rob Zombie with the first 50 attendees at each theater receiving an exclusive poster (while supplies last). On the 17th, audiences will be treated to a nearly 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.  On the 18th, moviegoers will experience the ultimate double feature including 3 From Hell and The Devil’s Rejects.

Friday, June 28, 2019

NECA Fan Event 2019: Toony Terrors Evil Expands

NECA Fan Event 2019 Toony Terrors Horror Action FiguresWhen you are a company striving for perfection with every action figure release while filled to the brim with highly creative individuals, you may take a moment to step away from creating EVERY DAMN VERSION of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Keueger from EVERY DAMN SECOND in all of their respective films to have a little fun with your licenses. When NECA cuts loose...we get something like Toony Terrors! Imagine while growing up, your Saturday morning cartoons were populated with any number of big screen horror idols. This is the dream NECA strives to make real.....cuz they are creepy....and I mean that in the best way possible!

SDCC 2019 Exclusives: Godzilla Stomps Into Comic-Con

SDCC 2019 Bandai 65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure 001
There are already many....MANY exclusives that have fans chomping at the bit. Those attending the annual geekstravaganza called San Diego Comic-Con are plotting when and where they have to line up to assure flawless victory, while others scheming from their couches at home are calculating how to obtain each priceless plastic baby, short of going on Facebook posts and begging...which I can assure you, is happening right now. Godzilla exclusives have always generated a great deal of interest, and this year's offering from Bandai America is no different. We warn you, this sucker may cause spontaneous tears, throwing of money at your computer screen, ignoring loved ones as you pour over every detail and forgetting to breathe.

Fantasia Film Festival Unveils EVERYTHING

Fantasia Film Festival 2019
With today’s final wave of programming, the 2019 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has now released its full lineup, featuring over 130 incredible features from across the globe. Of note, the festival will host the World Premieres of MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT, BLOOD ON HER NAME, STARE, 1BR, THE DEEPER YOU DIG, and HOMEWRECKER; the North American Premieres of VIVARIUM, DREADOUT, and LES PARTICULES; the Canadian Premieres of THE LODGE, PROMARE, ANOTHER CHILD, and SWALLOW; and Special Advance Screenings of READY OR NOT and A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND.
 
In addition, the festival is also very proud to announce a record number of repertory titles, its esteemed 2019 jury, a horror film location bus tour through Montreal, and exciting, one-of-a-kind live events featuring producer Edward R. Pressman, FIRST BLOOD director Ted Kotcheff, and iconic horror host Joe Bob Briggs.

Monday, June 24, 2019

NECA Fan Event 2019: The Shape of Water's Amphibian Man

NECA Fan Event 2019: The Shape of Water's Amphibian Man action figure
NECA spent some time hanging out with some die hard fans yesterday at Yestercades in Westfield, New Jersey, showing off a big pile of action figures that have just been released, are releasing any minute and are so close you can smell that new plastic. Among the supernatural killers, alien hunters and radioactive ninja turtle teens was the Amphibian Man from the much celebrated film The Shape of Water. Actor Doug Jones kills it, once again, as a fish man out of water (once again!), and with the imagination of Guillermo del Toro fueling the action, we were guaranteed a cinematic moment to remember. NECA sets this moment in stone...or rather plastic...with a fantastic action figure many fans beyond the realms of collecting will want to own.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hellboy on Digital July 9 and Blu-ray July 23

Lionsgate Hellboy 2019 4k combo pack
It’s time to give evil some hell when Hellboy arrives on Digital July 9 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 23 from Lionsgate. Based on Mike Mignola’s smash-hit comic book series from Dark Horse and written for the screen by Andrew Cosby (TV’s “Eureka”), the horrifying vision filled with monsters and mayhem is directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and stars Golden Globe®  nominee David Harbour (2018, Best Supporting Actor – Drama Series, “Stranger Things”) as the iconic half-demon superhero, Hellboy. “A horrifyingly good time” (William Bibbiani, TheWrap), the film also stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise, The Fourth Kind), Golden Globe® winner Ian McShane (2005, Best Actor – Drama, “Deadwood”), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Lost,” TV’s “Hawaii Five-O,” Insurgent), and Academy Award® nominee Thomas Haden Church (2004, Best Supporting Actor, Sideways). Additionally, the film features the talents of Academy Award®-winning special effects makeup artist Joel Harlow (2010, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Star Trek) and world-renowned prosthetics artist Norman Cabrera (Planet of the Apes, TV’s “The Walking Dead”), bringing Mignola’s wise-cracking demon and other creepy creatures to life.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Orphan Black Saga Continues on Serial Box

The Orphan Black The Next Chapter on Serial Box
Tatiana Maslany, the Emmy® award-winning star of Orphan Black is on board to voice a new installment of the beloved series, which will be available later this summer for reading and listening, from premium digital reading and audio platform Serial Box.     

The collaboration with Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios marks Serial Box’s second major commitment to creating original stories, in audio and reading formats, for major global franchises.  The company recently announced it was joining forces with Marvel Entertainment to create original stories based on Black Panther, Jessica Jones,Black Widow, and Thor.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

E3: Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date & New Trailer

Cyberpunk 2077 video game collector's editionCD PROJEKT RED reveals brand new details regarding the studio’s upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. Starting today, the title is also available for pre-order.

Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming open-world, action-adventure story from the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will release April 16th, 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nickelodeon's “Intergalactic Shorts Program” to Identify New Animation Talent

Nickelodeon Intergalactic Shorts Program
Nickelodeon is setting out to develop the next generation of animation talent through the launch of its new Intergalactic Shorts Program. With new leadership at Nick Animation, and a newly installed team driving its search for new talent, the Intergalactic Shorts Program is designed to identify original, comedy-driven content and nurture the voices and passionate storytellers behind them in a creative-led environment.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Hasbro Unveils Marvel Retro Series X-Men Action Figure Wave

Hasbro Marvel Retro Series X-Men Action Figures
Oh dam. Hold onto your wallet TIGHTLY. This is going to cause the dollars to jump from your pockets. Hasbro have been releasing retro packaged action figures in between their Marvel Legends waves for a little over a year now (maybe longer) and while they are a welcome addition to those Marvel obsessed collections AND have provided a way to get much needed action figures which have sky rocketed in price into the hands of the poor johnny or jane come lately, they weren't really blowing anyone's hair back. NOW...with the release of an all X-Men wave with art echoing those KBToys 3 for 10 Toy Biz action figures....there is...a mighty need.

NECA's Street Scene Diorama: Wish Fulfilled!

NECA's Street Scene Diorama
In a world where Barbie gets houses, sports cars, private planes and full sets of glamping gear, the lonely 6-7 inch action figure collector is left crying in the rain. We were raised with playsets for each line we collected. Gargoyles got a castle. He-Man got a castle. Crystar got a castle. The freakin lion from Narnia....CASTLE!! Ok maybe it wasn't the lion's castle, but one of those movies got a castle and I bought the thing because...CASTLE!! I've always loved playsets, and as I grew older and shifted from going pew pew with my figures to setting them up in elaborate displays and action shots for photography, playsets became an essential tool. In the last few years, playsets have made a return with towering batcaves, turtle lairs and technological outposts from which Ben 10 and other cartoon heroes can defend the planet, but aside from these gimmick filled, cardboard enhanced, kid friendly kingdoms, there hasn't been much for toy photographers to work with. Then NECA answered the call!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hasbro & Wicked Cool Team For Micro Machines Return

Wicked Cool Toys Takes On Micro Machines
It's time to take a trip down memory lane—in a tiny car! It was announced today that Hasbro, Inc. has entered into an agreement to appoint Wicked Cool Toys as global master toy licensee for one of the hottest toy lines of the 1980s and 1990s, Micro Machines.  Wicked Cool Toys' portfolio includes original IP as well as the master toy licenses for top brands including Pokémon and Cabbage Patch Kids®.   Micro Machines, a top-selling line featuring collectable component style "playsets" and miniature vehicles, originally became a hit in the mid-1980s.  The new line of Micro Machines is expected to hit store shelves in the fall of 2020.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Winged Monster Documentary Terror in the Skies Coming June 7th

Creature Documentary TERROR IN THE SKIES
Small Town Monsters has announced the nationwide Digital HD and DVD release of Terror in the Skies.  Director Seth Breedlove explores hundreds of years of terrifying reports of encounters with massive, winged creatures around the Land of Lincoln. From Alton's man-eating Piasa Bird legends to recent Chicago sightings of a creature said to resemble West Virginia's infamous Mothman, Terror in the Skies takes an in-depth look at a centuries-old mystery.  The latest folklore documentary from the team behind the miniseries "On the Trail of Bigfoot", Terror in the Skies will be available to rent or own on Amazon Instant Video, Vimeo OnDemand, DVD and VIDI Space starting June 7th, 2019.

Journey to the heartland of the Midwest in this new documentary which offers an in-depth look at an ongoing phenomenon.  Director Seth Breedlove contacted numerous witnesses and investigators who claim to have seen massive beings in the sky as recently as last year. One of the most recent, and popular stories in recent years has been an ongoing wave of sightings of a red-eyed, shapeless creature dubbed "the Chicago Mothman".

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London in theaters 7/11

The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London in theaters 7-11 A
Trafalgar Releasing, in collaboration with Eagle Rock Entertainment, today announced the global cinema release of The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, celebrating 40 years of The Cure, cementing them as one of the defining rock bands of music history.

The film, slated for release from Thursday, July 11th, sees The Cure take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park to deliver a set of a songs celebrating four decades of music making.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Godzilla Gonna Knock You Out

As we celebrate the coming of GODZILLA: King of Monsters and what is set to be a head-exploding movie length battle, we also celebrate marketing in a moment when the art form is not afraid to have some fun!

Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Paranormal Investigators Team with Police in Travel Channel's "Ghosts of Morgan City"

GHOSTS OF MORGAN CITY ON TRAVEL CHANNEL
Morgan City, Louisiana, is experiencing an especially troubling spike of unusual emergency calls – unexplained encounters with the ghosts of the bayou city’s turbulent past that are frightening its citizens. In the all-new Travel Channel series, “Ghosts of Morgan City,” premiering on Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Police Chief James “Bo” Blair is now looking to his colleague from another jurisdiction for assistance.

Chief Blair learns that paranormal activity in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has quieted down since that town’s police chief, Mike King, worked with a specialty team to solve a rash of hauntings last year.  In search of advice, Chief Blair contacts Chief King, eventually following his lead and recruiting local paranormal investigator Jereme Leonard, who teams up with former FBI agent Ben Hansen and psychic medium Sarah Lemos to look into the incidents. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the paranormal team attempts to figure out what’s causing the recent uptick of bizarre activity by looking for patterns and clues in the new cases they investigate.

McFARLANE and CAPULLO To Draw Historic Spawn 300th Comic Issue

Spawn 300
Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN character sets the stage for a historic celebration as it breaks the record for the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world! To mark this momentous occasion, McFarlane has gathered a team of superstars from the comic industry to contribute to this giant sized 72-page book.

The big news for SPAWN #300 is that award-winning artist, Greg Capullo (Batman), returns to illustrate SPAWN. Capullo first brought his talents to Image Comic’s longest running title, with issue #16, leading to a visually-stunning run as the book’s featured artist, culminating in the hallmark 100th issue.

Following his seminal work on DC Comics’ iconic Batman, Capullo will be the main featured interior artist on SPAWN #300, alongside another major revelation…for the first time since 1995, Todd McFarlane, one of the top-selling artists in comic book history, will return to pencil and ink interior artwork of the character he created during his high school days!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Steampunk Roars Into Parsippany New Jersey May 17-19

COGS Steampunk Expo
C.O.G.S. (Community Organised Gathering of Steampunks) is pleased to announce they are just one week out from their second annual COGS Steampunk Expo, taking place at the Sheraton (the one that looks like a castle!) in Parsippany, New Jersey this May 17th through 19th.

Pro and casual cosplayers, scifi lovers, tabletop gamers, music fans and families seeking a weekend of affordable entertainment will converge to take in the sights, sounds and fanfare available in every corner of this blissfully inclusive event.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Face the Horror of House Gators in CRAWL

Crawl Movie Poster


When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears. From director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and producers Craig Flores (300), Sam Raimi (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) and Alexandre Aja, Crawl is a nail-biting horror thriller in theaters July 12, 2019.