Monday, August 31, 2020

The DC Direct DCEASED Action Figure Line... Bitey, but Not Chewy

DC Direct DCeased Action Figures Green Lantern 001
Tomorrow is September 1st...and you all know what that means... IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN TIME AGAIN!!! Ok fine, we are still around two months off, but do we really need an excuse to celebrate the coming of the high holy days? The answer is NOPE!! Though we are still reeling from the untimely demise of DC Direct (the collectibles manufacturing arm of DC Comics), we were still allowed a final bitey package from our friends containing the first (and likely, last) DCeased action figures, based on the comic series of the same name and themed for YOU, the creepiest of readers, right at the start of the best holiday ever.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Tremors Shrieker Island Digital, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 20

Tremors Shrieker Island
The mighty Shriekers are back. more terrifying and deadlier than ever in Tremors: Shrieker Island, the newest chapter of the long-running, fan-favorite Tremors franchise, premiering exclusively on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2020 and streaming soon on Netflix from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Everyone’s favorite Graboid hunter, Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” “Suits”) reprises his iconic role as Burt Gummer along with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) as Burt’s potential protégé in this all-new thrilling and hilarious movie that brings wild new adventures and terrors to the team against the backdrop of a small island in the Tropics filled with magnificent beaches, crystal blue water and lush forests.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Milestone Returns to Publishing in February ‘21

DC Comics Milestone Returns in Feb 2021
Fans tuning in to the DC FanDome Hall of Heroes received unexpected and welcome news, courtesy of a surprise panel announcing the return of Milestone to DC publishing.

Moderator Marc Bernardin and DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee were joined by Milestone partner/producer Reggie Hudlin and Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan, along with Phil LaMarr, the iconic voice of the Static Shock animated series. The panelists discussed the origins and history of this groundbreaking imprint, the indelible impact and legacy of Milestone co-founder, Dwayne McDuffie. Hudlin also discussed plans to create multimedia opportunities spotlighting Milestone characters, including feature films, animated movies and podcasts.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

REVIEW: In Lovecraft Country, Not All Monsters Have Tentacles

HBO Lovecraft Country Teaser Poster
As soon as a project emblazons the name Lovecraft across it's marketing, there is a mixed reaction among the lifelong horror fans who know what baggage comes with it. Some simply celebrate the work that's seeped into the dark corners of our minds, filling those shadowy spaces with roiling tentacles, clawed hands that seem once human, and glimmering black eyes that shine in clusters like bubbles floating atop a puddle of water. Others are quick to point out the author's blatant racism, which, understandably, ruins any and all work the man did in his lifetime. HBO's Lovecraft Country swims deep and unflinchingly into these murky waters, delivering monstrous entities with a thousand eyes and teeth that leave no man recognizable, and on that same page, puts the viewer on the receiving end of a 1950's world designed to treat black folks as less than human. All at once, a "sundown town" means a region where black men and women can be rightfully hung after dark and a place where, deep in the forests, you may hear a branch snap far above you and a low growl build with anticipation before an unspeakable terror claims your life.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

U.S. Genre Film Festivals Unite for Virtual Event NIGHTSTREAM October 8 - 11

Nightstream 2020 Virtual Film festival
In response to the many challenges impacting the film community amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the concerns of safety and security that presently come with physical exhibition and festivals, a collective online initiative will be launched by organizers of a number of American genre festivals for the upcoming fall season to offer a singular experience for U.S. audiences. Together the Boston Underground Film Festival (MA), Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (NY), North Bend Film Festival (WA), the Overlook Film Festival (LA), and Popcorn Frights Film Festival (FL) will join forces under the banner of NIGHTSTREAM to present a dynamic and accessible virtual festival, to run from Oct. 8-11.

Programmers from all five festivals will collaborate on the NIGHTSTREAM feature film line up, and these films will be recognized as an official selection of each festival entity as well. The short film programs will be individually curated by each fest, along with a full slate of live events and panels taking place over the weekend. The lineup is expected to be announced in late September.

Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen

Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen Graphic Novel
Something strange has been unleashed in the North of England. A modern-day druid has been committing a series of ghastly murders in an attempt to unleash the awesome power of the ancient gods of Great Britain. But all hell really breaks loose when his latest would-be victim, rebellious teen Nicnevin “Nissy” Oswald, turns out to be more than she seems. In NICNEVIN AND THE BLOODY QUEEN, debut graphic novel writer Helen Mullane, acclaimed artists Dom Reardon and Matthew Dow Smith, and celebrated colorist Lee Loughridge have created a haunting and unsettling coming-of-age horror story for our times.

Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, will publish NICNEVIN AND THE BLOODY QUEEN in the UK on August 20, 2020. The book features a stunning cover by Jock, the co-creator of Wytches and one of the modern masters of comic book suspense.

Amazon Prime Launches "Welcome to the Blumhouse" Horror Slate

Amazon Prime Welcome to the Blumhouse
Amazon Prime Video announced today “Welcome to the Blumhouse”, a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios. Sharing the spine-tingling suspense that’s a Blumhouse signature, each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This slate marks the first ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected. The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles. “Welcome to the Blumhouse” will launch in October, timed for the Halloween season, on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Dead by Daylight Introduces Cross-Play and Cross-Friends Features

Dead by Daylight Cross Play Announcement
BehaviourTM Interactive is excited to step into a new era, as today, it introduces Cross-Play and Cross-Friends in the hit multiplayer horror game, Dead by DaylightTM. These two features will break barriers and allow the entire community to join the world of the Entity no matter what platform they are on.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week

Diamond Select Castlevania figures
Summer may be winding down, but things are heating up at your local comic shop! This week, Diamond Select Toys is shipping seven sizzling new items to your nearest store, and there’s something for everyone! Castlevania action figures, DC Comics dioramas, Rocketeer and X-Men busts, and creepy sculpts of Cthulhu and Annabelle! It’s the best of all worlds! Read on for details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Ultraman Comes to Marvel

Marvel Comics The Rise of Ultraman
Ultraman’s incredible legacy expands next month when Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions team up for THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 , a comic series reimagining the fabled beginnings of this iconic hero. Crafted by an all-star cast of talent including writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Mat Groom (Self/Made) and artists Francesco Manna (Avengers, Fantastic Four) Michael Cho (Captain America) and Gurihiru (The Unstoppable Wasp), THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN will retell the origins of the Earth’s mysterious defender against the terrifying Kaiku and promises to entertain both longtime enthusiasts and newcomers to the fascinating world of Ultraman. Get your first look at the action that awaits in a thrilling trailer for the debut issue before it lands next month!

New Cyberpunk 2077 Featurettes

Cyberpunk 2077 Updates
CD PROJEKT RED has unveiled three featurettes centered around the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. The videos focus on the life paths, weaponry, and music of the game, and were all featured on the second episode of Night City Wire.

The Lifepaths featurette takes an in-depth look at the different backstories players will be able to choose for V — the main character of Cyberpunk 2077. Each path provides a distinct introduction to Night City and influences V’s experiences throughout the game.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Reedpop & Youtube Partner for Digital New York Comic Con 2020

New York Comic Con 2020
Today, ReedPop - the world’s leading producer of pop culture events  - announced that New York Comic Con’s physical event at Javits Center will not take place as intended in 2020, and that they are officially partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world.

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Frame Up: Playmobil's Back to the Future Toy Sets

Playmobil Back to the Future Toy Sets
Toy collectors, especially those of us who remember the 80's-90's, are in the midst of an embarrassment of riches. Not only can we celebrate monthly drops of fantastically crafted action figures of our most iconic modern heroes, but every company out there seems chomping at the bit to perfect our childhood toy hordes and sell it all back to us. Playmobil was long known as a child-safe toy line allowing play in medieval castles, farmsteads, aquariums and the like. In the last few years, they've introduced licensed properties, most of which designed to set off your flashback spidey-senses. It's a rare moment when a company can take on a movie property and make toys that are accurate, well designed, kid-friendly and ridiculously fun. Count Playmobil's Back to the Future line among them!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Just a Sample of FANTASIA's Mammoth Film Festival Lineup

Fantasia International Film Festival 2020
The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 24th edition as a virtual event accessible to movie lovers across Canada, with a wild assortment of scheduled screenings, panels, and workshops taking place online from August 20 through September 2, 2020. The decision to launch a digital edition of the famed genre festival was born from Fantasia’s desire to keep the health and safety of its attendees a top priority during the current global health crisis, while still offering daring, much-needed new genre entertainment to residents of Canada and supporting the breakout filmmakers of the year.

The Resident Evil Collection Coming to 4K Ultra HD

Resident Evil Movie Art
One of the most successful live-action video game film franchises of all time gets an upgrade when the RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION arrives on November 3rd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited-edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all six films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. The films will also be available digitally in 4K with HDR.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season Five Details

Call of Duty Season 5
Get ready for an overloaded Season of complimentary content with the biggest Warzone maps additions ever seen, more Multiplayer maps, new Operators and a comprehensive Battle Pass system brimming with content, including two free weapons and other goods available to unlock.

Here’s a run-down of some of the new modes, maps, and other features that players can expect to see this Season...

Comedy Central Announces Reimagined "The Ren & Stimpy Show"

Ren and Stimpy Cartoon Series
Today, Comedy Central announced a reimagination of the Emmy®-nominated cult hit The Ren & Stimpy Show as it continues to double down on adult-focused animation, unlocking and reinventing a treasure chest of IP across ViacomCBS to complement South Park, including the newly announced Beavis and Butt-Head from Mike Judge and Daria spin-off Jodie.