Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Identity V Taps Ashley Wood's UNDERVERSE for Joker and Geisha 1/6 Figures

Identity x Underverse 6th Scale Action Figures 01
NetEase Game's 1V4 asymmetrical competition mobile game, Identity V, launches the Art Museum Project in collaboration with Ashley Wood and his brand UNDERVERSE. The collaboration series comprises of two 1/6 Collectible Figurines with articulated joints—[JOKER] and [GEISHA] are available for pre-order. When creativity meets ingenious design, what kind of artistic makeover will be given to these familiar characters?

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Superplastic Wants GORILLAZ in Every Home

Superplastic Gorillaz Song Machine Soft Vinyl Figures
Global entertainment brand Superplastic has partnered with virtual British band Gorillaz to release four ultra-luxe limited edition designer toys in celebration of the band’s critically-acclaimed new album Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez. The product drop  - available today on - features all four band members: frontman 2D, guitarist Noodle, drummer Russel Hobbs and bassist Murdoc Niccals.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Learn How To Draw 75 KAWAII KITTIES

Kawaii Kitties: Learn How to Draw 75 Cats in All Their Glory
Popular Instagram artist Bichi Mao (@bichi.mao) perfectly captures cats' different attitudes through 75 step-by-step tutorials that show you how to draw all kinds of cute cats doing all sorts of silly things, including: Playing, Sleeping, Eating, Stretching, Exploring, Being loving, Wearing cute costumes and much more!Along with the tutorials, Bichi Mao shares tips and tricks for drawing and coloring your cats, a facial expression directory, and coloring pages swarming with kitties for you to decorate. So, get ready to purrfect your drawing skills, as well as be inspired to create your own kitty characters or illustrate the daily activities of your favorite pet.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A New Chapter in the Scream Saga Wraps Filming

Kevin Williamson and Ghostface on the set of SCREAM 2022

The killer known as "Ghost Face" has stalked many a high school femme fatale and stabbed his way through anyone who got in his path. In 4 films and many a meta horror movie reference, this robed slasher became an icon alongside the likes of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers... an accomplishment that many a horror baddie has failed to grasp. It's been nearly 10 years since the specter of death has struck fear in the minds of all Woodsboro residents, so we figure you're ready for another run! We'll give you a head start...

IDW's Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures

IDW's Star Wars The High Republic Adventures 01
In its first contribution to Lucasfilm’s bold Star Wars: The High Republic publishing campaign spanning comics and prose, IDW announces today the February 3rd, 2021 launch of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, an ongoing comic book series set 200 years before the live action film continuity.

Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, joins artist Harvey Tolibao and colorist Rebecca Nalty for a tale of the Republic’s glory days that -- while aimed at middle grade readers -- provides a unique perspective to pivotal moments in the Star Wars timeline that fans of all ages can enjoy.

Hot Toys Finally Digs Up Marvel Zombies

Hot Toys - Marvel Zombie - Zombie Deadpool collectible figure
Do you know how hard it was to get Marvel Zombies action figures BEFORE Marvel was owned by Disney?  ...Pretty damn hard! Marvel Zombies was a hit with comic fans and Marvel left it to Diamond Select to release three figures to celebrate the title. Zombie Hulk, Zombie Colonel America and Zombie Spider-Man are still favorites of action figures fans and fetch a hefty price today. Despite the popularity of the title, Marvel shut down further merchandising after a string of sculptural pieces, stating they were concerned fans would get confused by the horrific look of their iconic heroes and the license would be tarnished in the long run. Years later, we'd get a Zombie Sabretooth and Zombie Magneto to add to our collection, but again, despite the excitement behind these releases, it seems the breaks were put on further undead Marvels. 

Now, with Disney firmly holding the reigns of power, I was shocked to see Marvel Zombies returning to the comic racks and with it, renewed interest in Marvel Zombie TOYS!! 12 inch action figure masters Hot Toys take first swing at this license with Zombie Deadpool...because of course they are.

Up Your Geek Bling Game with Star Wars x Gigi Burris

Star Wars x Gigi Burris Lightsaber Bucket
The falling apart. We are most definitely going back into lockdown for the holidays. There's a psychopath in the White House who screams into Twitter every 5 minutes and it doesn't look like he intends to stop. So....what can we do to turn things around? How about jewel encrusted Yoda years on a headband? See...we know what the people want. 

Presenting, the Star Wars x Gigi Burris collaboration featuring a six-piece limited edition unisex collection inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy. When it came to the development of this collaboration, Burris took cues from the wise and beloved Yoda: "Do. Or do not. There is no try.” She founded her female-owned brand to preserve the romantic craft of millinery, working tirelessly to ensure timeless design and craftsmanship in every piece produced. Thoughtful materials and supporting local New York City production are at the forefront of this capsule collection as it has been in every past collection for the brand.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Juliet Landau Hosting Charity Screening for A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD

A Place Among the Dead movie poster

We like to give a heads up when our buds are hosting special events... and are especially keen when they are for charity... and are doubly keen when they are our Buffy the Vampire Slayer Alum buds!! Juliet Landau, who you'll remember as Drusilla, is ready to unveil her directorial debut titled "A Place Among the Dead" and you're invited to watch and pitch out questions in the Q&A! Here's the details...

A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD is a genre-bending art film which explores the repercussions of growing up under the sway of narcissism and evil. In this revealing and terrifying meld of fact, fiction and the fantastical, actress / filmmaker “Jules,” driven by the demons of her past, embarks on a journey at the potential cost of everything she knows and loves.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Dark Horse Comics Announces YOUNG HELLBOY: THE HIDDEN LAND

Dark Horse Comics YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND comic book series 1

In 2021, legendary HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola, co-writer Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robins will explore an untold chapter of Hellboy’s childhood in YOUNG HELLBOY: THE HIDDEN LAND. In this four-issue series from Dark Horse Comics, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site. They soon find themselves confronted by all manner of monsters, and even when the stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy’s heroes, they aren’t as safe as they think they are. The four issue mini-series features covers by Folklords artist Matt Smith. Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart provide the variant cover for the debut issue, with subsequent issues featuring variant covers by Rachele Aragno (#2), Wylie Beckert (#3) and Anthony Carpenter (#4).

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

IP MAN Complete Collection 4K Box Set Coming 12/15

IP MAN Complete Collection 4K Box Set
Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen solidified his legendary status beginning with the first film in the IP Man franchise, and now the entire series is available for the first time in 4K Ultra HD™ when Well Go USA Entertainment debuts the IP MAN COMPLETE COLLECTION 4K BOX SET on December 15.  The 8-disc set features all 4 IP Man films, presented for the first time with 4K restoration including the newest Dolby Atmos surround sound. Each film comes in a 2-disc amaray case featuring the new 4K disc along with the Bu-ray disc. This limited-edition box set also contains a cool, collectible IP Man movie franchise compendium book and a double-sided premium IP Man poster.

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

Arsenal Pulp Press The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly
This fall, Arsenal Pulp Press is publishing some truly incredible BIPOC and LGBTQ2S stories which includes The Girl Who Was Convinced beyond All Reason That She Could Fly by Sybil Lamb, a fantastical young-adult illustrated novel about Eggs, a homeless girl who floats along the rooftops and (if you’re lucky) may come crashing into your open window one night.

Lamb brings readers into a unique world born on the fringes of grunge-punk that is filled with whimsy, from the fantastical and stylized illustrations to the eccentric and mischievous cast of characters like Grackle McCart with his hot dog cart that has over 100 different types of hot dog and Splendid Wren, a hippie-punk rock knitter who only eats pancakes and has many theories about the romantic lives of her plants.



Broadway Records is pleased to announce the release of the Original Concept Recording of Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! Based on the classic cult film, Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! (book music and lyrics by Jordan Wolfe), had a critically acclaimed hit Off-Broadway premiere in 2019 at Theatre Row, starring Smash alum Jaime Cepero. The album is produced by Wolfe and James Morgan and features the entire cast from the world premiere production. An award-winning music video featuring the original cast members of one of the more popular songs from the show, “They’re Coming to Get You Barbara”, was released late last year.

BOWIE: A Michael Allred Coloring Book

Insight Editions BOWIE A Michael Allred Coloring Book
From the unauthorized and New York Times best-selling graphic novel Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams comes a brand-new coloring experience. With stunning artwork from award-winning artist Michael Allred (creator of Madman), this book gives fans the unique opportunity to color their favorite comic pages straight from the graphic novel itself. 

Drawing inspiration on everything from David Bowie’s glamorous fashion style to his dazzling stage performances and iconic album covers, this coloring book is a David Bowie fan’s dream come true. Get ready to immerse yourself once again in Michael Allred’s dazzling homage to one of the most influential pop stars of all time in this intricate coloring book, providing guaranteed creative fun and relaxation.

'A Toy Store Near You' Season 2 Coming 12/25

A Toy Store Near You
A Toy Store Near You, the docuseries that takes you behind the scenes of some of the world's quirkiest, most beloved vintage toy stores and the tough, tight-knit, and sometimes kooky personalities that bring them to life, is dropping its second season on Christmas Day 2020.

The first season of A Toy Store Near You, brought to you by The Nacelle Company (The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us, Disney +'s Behind the Attraction, etc), focused on the way that the independent toy store community was responding to COVID closures. This time around, the series will focus less on the way the pandemic has affected these small businesses, and more on the toys (and humans) that make these establishments so unique.

SECRET ZOO Comes to Digital & DVD on November 10th

Secret Zoo movie poster
Dissatisfied with his temp position at a well-known law firm, attorney Tae-su takes an unexpected assignment to help revitalize a failing zoo. Seeing this as a chance to prove himself and move up in the firm, Tae-su discovers instead that the zoo in fact has no real animals. What's worse, he only has 3 months to turn around a seemingly lost cause into a golden opportunity. Enlisting the help of the zoo's bewildered staff, he comes up with an unorthodox solution: have the humans dress up as animals and put on a show for guests. 

And when a video of Tae-su in full polar bear outfit goes unexpectedly viral, the zoo suddenly finds itself the center of attraction for thousands of visitors. But Tae-su's achievements may be undercut by the very firm he thought he was helping, and he'll have to make a decision between loyalty to the corporate success he so long dreamed for and his newfound sense of fulfillment at this most unusual of zoos.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Printed In Blood Readies John Carpenter's Halloween: Artbook

Printed in Blood John Carpenter's Halloween Artbook
The company that brought you beautifully curated art collections celebrating The Thing, Stranger Things, and Ghostbusters, will bring together new visions of classic horror in John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook. Printed In Blood, in partnership with Compass International Pictures, are bringing fans this artistic interpretation of the classic film by illustrators in nearly every part of the entertainment industry. 

John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook features 240 pages of fully original illustrated interpretations by artists from the worlds of illustration, animation, comics, and more. Previous books published in partnership with Printed In Blood have featured artists such as David Mack (Daredevil), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra, Wolverine), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman). Printed In Blood put out the call to a dynamic army of artists and have received hundreds of pieces for the book (The Full lineup of artists for John Carpenter's Halloween: Artbook will be announced at a later date). This incredible collection of art will be presented in 9x12 bound hardcover perfect for the trophy shelves or coffin table of every horror aficionado.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Toho Celebrates Godzilla Day!

Toho Godzilla Day 2020 Fallguys Skin
Leading up to the iconic kaiju’s 66th birthday on November 3, Toho International, Inc. reveals a slew of Godzilla brand and licensing announcements to help fans celebrate Godzilla Day in ways like never before.  The company announces a batch of all-new episodes to drop weekly for its popular “Godzilla Tales” series, which has garnered more than 325K views to-date. Toho also unveils new Godzilla-themed licensing collaborations in gaming, apparel, collectibles and more categories.

Dark Horse Announces HELLBOY Universe Essentials

Dark Horse HELLBOY Universe Essentials Cover
The stories of the Hellboy Universe are some of the most celebrated and beloved in comics fandom. Blending folklore, horror, mythology, action, and adventure, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Lobster Johnson, and Sir Edward Grey for more than two decades. Beginning in 2021, Dark Horse Books will publish four volumes of essential Hellboy Universe stories, all selected by Mike Mignola, each featuring all new covers by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. 

“In some cases—B.P.R.D. and Witchfinder—it was pretty easy to select the one “essential” book,” said Mignola. “Hellboy was more complicated, as there is so much ground to cover. In the end we chose to go with a collection of short stories rather than a single graphic novel, to give more of an overview of the character. We chose certain stories that say important things about his background, but also some that just show what he does and how he does it. A couple of stories are in there just because they are my favorites.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hocus Pocus' Sanderson Sisters Reunite for One Night Only!

New York Restoration Project Hocus Pocus Event
Need Halloween plans? Bette Midler, founder of the New York Restoration Project is reuniting with her Sanderson sisters Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy on Friday, October 30 for “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover” to benefit the NYRP's environmental justice work!

The Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover is hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and featuring: Original cast members Thora Birch, Omri Katz and Doug Jones (In full Billy Butcherson costume..GO DOUG!!), along with Glenn Close, Billy Eichner, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, Samantha Diaz, Todrick Hall, Anjelah Johnson, Alex Moffat, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Sophie von Haselberg and surprise guests.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Legendary Comics Dracula Gets a Motion Trailer

Legendary Comics Dracula

Bram Stoker. Bela Lugosi. Two names forever bound by Dracula. And for the first time ever, Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece is being united with the definitive screen Dracula, Bela Lugosi, in Legendary Comics' all new graphic novel (on sale November 3rd)!

In the late 19th Century, Dracula, an ancient Transylvanian vampire, moves to England to find fresh blood and spread his evil contagion. There, he encounters two women, Lucy and Mina, who become the targets of his dark obsession. Aided by a group of brave men, Professor Van Helsing arrives on the scene to take on the Vampire Prince in the ultimate battle between the forces of light and dark!

NECA's Halloween 2 Michael Myers Welcomes Fall

NECA Halloween 2 Michael Myers Cloth Action Figure

It's just a few days til HALLOWEEEEEN and all my spooky friends are losing their minds. The air is crisper, the leaves are finally starting to change color and all our favorite creeps are sharpening to ready them for the big night! There's nothing worse than a dull blade hitting bone. What you want is a smooth slice taking a limb clean off. It's a thing of beauty! One such artist is Michael Myers. We caught up with our Haddonfield neighbor to see how a master prepares for a night of mayhem...

Monday, October 26, 2020

Hammer Horror Licensed for Toys, Clothing, Statues & More

Hammer Horror
Radar Licensing is proud to announce initial license partners for its Hammer House of Horror merchandise program featuring Hammer Films’ Dracula, Frankenstein's Creature, The Mummy, and other memorable monsters. 

Hammer came to prominence as the world’s most popular horror brand in the late 1950s. The company’s unrivaled legacy is the bridge that connects Universal’s classic monsters to the contemporary horror classics that began in the 1970s. In the 21st century Hammer has continued to expand its extraordinary canon with new movies that have been both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. 

Disney Store Launches New Star Wars Select 7 Inch Action Figure Line

Diamond Select Disney Store Exclusive Star Wars Action Figures

For years, fans of Star Wars have asked for a line of 7-inch-scale Star Wars action figures, both for the added detail and the compatibility with other toy lines. The Disney Store has heard the demand, and has launched a new line of Star Wars Select action figures, made by Diamond Select Toys for the Disney Store! The line kicks off on October 23 with two releases, Boba Fett and Darth Maul. Each figure stands approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and each comes with multiple interchangeable parts and effects.

Holiday of Play 2020: Billie Eilish Toys from Playmates

Holiday of Play 2020: Billie Eilish Toys from Playmates
Listen Linda...I'm well aware we are still a week away from Halloween, but by all signs of this hyper accelerated shopping season made possible due to obvious Covid concerns, THE HOLIDAY BUYING SEASON HAS BEGUN!! Though Idle Hands is still urging our friends to limit their time out among the humans, there are still bound to be loads of sales hitting all points online and ample opportunity to snap up those hard to find collectibles from the comfort of your couch, so keep an eye out as we roll through everything awesome at your fingertips, starting with the top picks featured at Toy Insider's Holiday of Play event! Let's kick things off with Playmates toys and their Billie Eilish line...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Idle Flashbacks: Green Lantern Interviews at SDCC 2010

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Green Lantern Press Junket with Ryan Reynolds and Black Lively
Today, in honor of Ryan Reynolds' birthday, we travel back to 2010 to another steamy San Diego Comic-Con and the hotel press junket for the highly anticipated GREEN LANTERN MOVIE!!! I was very happy to be allowed a spot in a room packed to the gills, for my lil press outlet. Highlight of this one is when a fellow geek reporter started his question off with "Mr. Reynolds, I do fear your power, Green Lantern's light", which was met with he smiles and laughter you'd expect from a crew that actually appreciates the fanbase of a comic their movie is based on. Sometimes, you just have to say the thing. I once asked Zack Snyder if anyone had sex in the Watchmen Owl Ship while on the floor at SDCC. I mean, if I had money to burn to pay off the security guards, I could find someone in a heartbeat to do the deed just for bragging rights alone. HOW COULD YOU NOT GO FOR IT?! Granted, I was three drinks in, but I totally knew what I was doing.  

Thursday, October 22, 2020

John Carpenter Haunts Your Dreams ... Again

Storm King App Contest Prizes from John Carpenter
Storm King Productions has announced numerous Halloween events to excite every level of horror fan. First off, fans can download the Storm King Productions app which has a monthly contest to die for. Download the Storm King Productions app and enter to win original movie prop sunglasses from They Live, signed by John Carpenter, original movie prop stickers from They Live, They Live limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray, signed by John Carpenter and Sandy King. The contest ends November 1 and winners must be located in the USA. There will be a new contest the first of every month, as well as news, comics, photos, trivia, music, and everything John Carpenter and Sandy King, all in the palm of your hand safe at home and ONLY in their app. Download the app​.

Spider-Man and Iron Man Bring the Battle to Walgreens

Diamond Select Walgreens Marvel Minimates Miles Morales Spider-Man and Iron Man
Walgreens stores have long been the home for exclusive Marvel Minimates based on Marvel’s many animated television shows. Now, two new adversarial two-packs have hit the shelves, comprising Series 12 of the long-running series! From Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales (a.k.a. Spy-D) takes on the Prowler, and comes with a removable mask, interchangeable web-slinging hands, a web line and two display stands. From Marvel’s Avengers, Iron Man faces off with the Ghost, and includes a removable helmet, removable hair piece, flight stand, and two display stands.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Larry the Pumpkin Monster by Last Resort Toys

Last Resort Toys Larry the Pumpkin Monster Art Toy 04
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 for LARRY!! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Goes Virtual October 20th

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Virtual 2020 01

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

Ferrara Ghostbusters AR Haunted Candy Hunt Game 01

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 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

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Haunting of Verdansk Screenshot
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

Mezco 5 Points Glow-in-the-Dark The Frankenstein Monster 01
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

The True Adventures of Wolfboy movie poster

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 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

Travel Channel The Osbournes Night of Terror
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.

Blade 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Releasing 12/1

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1998’s Blade will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital on December 1. Directed by Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy), the film stars Wesley Snipes and the half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter Blade, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, and Sanaa Lathan.

Blade was produced by Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, and Robert Engelman, and is based on the Marvel “Blade” created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan. 

Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.   

Sunday, October 11, 2020

NECA's Limited-Edition Universal Monsters Mask Series

NECA's Limited-Edition Universal Monsters Mask Series
Halloween is coming and there’s no better way to celebrate the best holiday of the year than by gifting yourself or a loved one the Universal Monsters Mask Series. NECA® and Universal Brand Development have teamed up to bring this set of six limited-edition, collector quality, latex display masks that won’t be available anywhere else. 

This monstrous series of limited-edition display masks include Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, and The Mummy. Subscribers to the first four masks in the series will receive The Wolfman and Dracula bonus masks for free – they will not be sold separately! 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

NYCC: Warner Bros. Consumer Products Launches Horror Icons

WB Horror Fan Shop Exorcist Clothing Collection(1)

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announces new product collections and collaborations based on WarnerMedia’s portfolio of the most iconic horror franchises of all time. From Freddy and Jason to Pennywise and Annabelle, new product will release throughout October 2020, just in time for Halloween. They will celebrate the moments and monstrous personalities that have defined the genre and made Warner Bros. the home of the horror icons across the world.

Friday, October 9, 2020

NYCC: FROM HELL Fully Restored and In Color for the First Time

IDW From Hell Master Edition

Welcome to Whitechapel... as you’ve never seen it before. With the newly available From Hell: Master Edition hardcover graphic novel, readers can experience the award-winning bestseller From Hell in an astonishing new light, carefully renovated and newly colored by Eddie Campbell himself.

What is this landmark graphic novel about? Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics: Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the twentieth century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. Readers will meet history’s most notorious serial killer, as well as the vast and vibrant communities of Victorian London, in a masterpiece often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

NYCC: Kate Mulgrew Returns as Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy Animated Series

Star Trek Prodigy captain janeway Kate Mulgrew
Nickelodeon and CBS Studios today announced that Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) will reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Nickelodeon’s all-new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. The news was revealed today as a surprise announcement during the Star Trek Universe virtual panel at New York Comic Con. Additional casting news will be announced in the coming months.

Kate Mulgrew stated, “I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy. How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades. To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.”

Hobbit Trilogy and Lord of the Rings Trilogy Coming to 4K

Hobbit Trilogy and Lord of the Rings Trilogy Coming to 4K

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Hobbit Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, will be available for the first time on 4K UHD on December 1.  

From New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, the two epic trilogies include the theatrical and extended versions of the six films in 4K UHD with HDR.  The Hobbit Trilogy includes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy includes The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which won Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Both trilogies will also include Digital copies of both versions of each film.

Addams Family 2 in 2021

Addams Family 2

The sequel to MGM’s 2019 box-office smash hit, The Addams Family has rounded out its stellar voice cast with the additions of Bill Hader as all-new character “Cyrus,” and Javon “Wanna” Walton taking on the role of the youngest Addams sibling, “Pugsley.” Hader and Walton join returning Addams Family film stars Charlize Theron (Morticia), Oscar Isaac (Gomez), Chloë Grace Moretz (Wednesday), Nick Kroll (Fester), Bette Midler (Grandma) and Snoop Dogg (It). Director Greg Tiernan has also returned for the sequel, which will be released in theaters October 8, 2021 via MGM’s United Artists Releasing banner.

Said Tiernan: “The success of last year’s animated film was proof of the enduring legacy of The Addams Family and its ability to transcend popular culture. This second film will be every bit as fun as the original. We are thrilled to welcome Bill Hader and Javon Walton, and to welcome back our incredible original cast for this exciting next chapter in the Addams’s journey.”

Monday, October 5, 2020

Spontaneous; A Love Story About Exploding Teens

Spontaneous movie poster

Get ready for the most outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up…and blowing up! Starring Katherine Langford (“Cursed,” “13 Reasons Why”), Charlie Plummer (“Looking for Alaska,” Words on Bathroom Walls), Yvonne Orji (“Insecure,” Night School), and Hayley Law (“Riverdale”), with Rob Huebel (“Transparent”) and Piper Perabo (“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”), this satirical comedy will be available for Premium Video-On-Demand and for Digital purchase October 6 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally…), seniors Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer) struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, Mara and Dylan discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today!

Hop inside for an extended preview...

Friday, October 2, 2020

Roald Dahl’s The Witches Remake Trailer is Live

Witches Remake from HBO Max
From Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) comes the fantasy adventure “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.”  The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee” and “BoJack Horseman”) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock.  Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s “Atlanta”) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (“Holmes & Watson”).

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.  As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.  Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Transformers: Battlegrounds First Gameplay Trailer

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS launches on October 23rd and today, Outright Games have unveiled the first ever gameplay trailer for the upcoming video game, showing off fan favourite Autobots as they battle it out with the dastardly Decepticons.

Outright also revealed the Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the full game, four Autobot skin packs and an exclusive arcade game mode... the greatest sport in the galaxy, CUBE! It's Autobots vs Decepticons as each team battles it out, using their unique special abilities to keep control of the CUBE across four unique arenas.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Deluxe Edition TRICK 'R TREAT Comic Book Collection Arrives

Deluxe Edition TRICK 'R TREAT Comic Book Collection
In time for Halloween and in celebration of the beloved horror saga, Legendary Comics released today the omnibus of the TRICK ‘R TREAT comic book collection from the deliciously dark imagination of the film’s creator Michael Dougherty (writer and director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the holiday horror hit, Krampus). The celebratory edition—uniting the past two previously released graphic novels for the first time ever and featuring a new special introduction from Dougherty, new cover art and other cool extras—is now on sale in stores and online.

“In these unprecedented and hard times, it is important to keep the Halloween spirit alive and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the season than sharing it with the Halloween icon Sam in this special Trick ‘r Treat collection,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “Fans of the film who want to revisit these twisted stories, as well as new readers discovering them for the first time, are in for a real treat. And, as we embark on new ways to celebrate Halloween with virtual trick or treating and drive through haunted houses, just remember to uphold the old Halloween traditions as well and keep your jack-o’-lanterns burning or you might just find Sam at your front doorstep.”

Friday, September 18, 2020

Tenacious Toys AngelOnce Exclusive Chumbo

Tenacious Toys AngelOnce Exclusive Chumbo
After several successful drops of his Charlie the Angry Elephant vinyl toys, AngelOnce is now teaming up with Tenacious Toys to release an exclusive blue color variant of his 5" Chumbo resin figure.

AngelOnce has been campaigning his signature Charlie character since 2011, with Charlie appearing on walls, prints, paintings, t-shirts, pins, sketches, skateboards, patches, rugs and fine art sculptures. Most recently, AngelOnce worked with vinyl toy producer UVD Toys on a 4-inch vinyl collectible version of Charlie which was offered in several different color variants. With his Chumbo collectible resin sculptures, AngelOnce successfully translates Charlie into yet another form which collectors are snapping up quickly.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up Book & Advent Calendar

Insight Editions The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

With Disney’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: POP-UP BOOK AND ADVENT CALENDAR (Insight Editions; 9/29), fans of Tim Burton’s iconic film can countdown to Christmas with this pop-up advent calendar. Inside, readers will find a perfectly ghastly pop-up tree. Hidden in compartments beneath it are twenty-five removable and displayable ornaments—from skeletal reindeer to a man-eating wreath—to hang on the tree.