Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Larry the Pumpkin Monster by Last Resort Toys

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Goes Virtual October 20th

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

Ghostbusters AR "Haunted Candy Hunt" Game

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 https://www.ghosthuntntrap.com and troll around their living rooms, kitchens and backyards in search of the famed 1980s ghost Slimer from the classic Ghostbusters films, as well as a new character created exclusively for the game, Sweeter the Ferrara Candy Ghost. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

SAW and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Universes Converge in Call of Duty

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

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

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

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

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

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

The True Adventures of Wolfboy

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 desk...is the most useless. Now take into account that this is a collectible and not a real robot and it's levels of useless reach 2 million!! That makes it a must buy.

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

The Sweded Festival for Creative Re-creations

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

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

Thursday, October 15, 2020

It's an OSBOURNE Family Ghost Hunt

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

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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

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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.