Critters Attack

Bobby Miller’s Critters Attack! honors its meager franchise traditions, and your interpretation of that statement depends on your level of adoration of low-budget puppeteering. My reaction to the Crites’ latest feeding frenzy is similar to my reaction to Phantasm: Ravager: it has minuscule funding, blatant attempts at nostalgia recreation, and purposeful “so bad it’s good” vibes which prove you cannot force cult acclaim.

Then again, as with Ravager, 2019’s fuzzball fury will give Critters guardians precisely what they adore. New fanbase breeds won’t start championing this Gremlins knockoff, but don’t be surprised when familiarized audiences leave satisfied. Read More »

Army of the Dead photo

Director Zack Snyder has a presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year, even though the filmmaker himself isn’t attending the convention. Some of his fans have organized an effort to convince Warner Bros. to release the Snyder Cut of Justice League, going as far as to hire a plane to fly over the convention center with that messaging on it yesterday.

Snyder himself isn’t there to see this support in person – instead, he’s off shooting his next movie, a zombie thriller called Army of the Dead. And now he’s released the first look at his cast – including Avengers: Endgame‘s Dave Bautista – all suited up to kick some zombie ass.
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don't let go trailer

Don’t Let Go premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival under the somewhat clunky title Relive. It didn’t make much of an impression at the fest, but now Blumhouse hopes audiences will be interested enough based on its much better title, and its pretty engaging trailer. The film stars David Oyelowo as a cop who suffers a terrible blow when members of his family, including his beloved niece (Storm Reid), are murdered. Then things get even weirder when the dead niece calls Oyelowo’s character on the phone…from the past. Watch the Don’t Let Go trailer below.

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The Walking Dead movie trailer

We knew there was a Walking Dead movie on the way – three of them, in fact – but until today, we were all under the impression that those films were supposed to be made-for-TV movies which would debut on AMC, the same network home of the zombie series.

But today at The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel, we got a game-changing update: The Walking Dead movie is actually coming exclusively to theaters, courtesy of Universal Pictures. Check out the first trailer for the film below.
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The latest Comic-Con panel for AMC’s The Walking Dead arrives at a pivotal time for the series. Original star Andrew Lincoln has left the show and Danai Gurira will bow out after this season. The Image comic book, which has long been the chief inspiration for the show and its storylines, has come to an end. This is also the show’s tenth season, a milestone that few television shows have reached.

And yet, The Walking Dead continues to be a major draw for the crowds at Hall H, even as the series attempts to redefine itself a decade into its run. Here’s what we learned from this year’s panel.

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DreadOut review

For comparison’s sake, the DreadOut movie is like a stealth Fatal Frame adaptation given how Indonesia’s survival horror video game, which gives the film its title, is often likened to Japan’s popular ghosts-on-camera platformer. Kimo Stamboel, half of the infamous filmmaking “Mo Brothers” duo, proves that not all video game adaptations are buggy disasters.

In particular, DreadOut stands proud with Resident Evil and Silent Hill as adaptations programmed right (horror movies are just better, y’all). Stamboel draws not only from his Macabre brother Timo Tjahjanto, referencing the gore in May The Devil Take You, but this film possesses Sam Raimi vibes à la Evil Dead and Army Of Darkness. (Not to downplay how much DreadOut lends itself to video game and viral media culture.)

Oh, and best of all? The movie is a freaky and frantic blast of immersive horror. Read More »

Fear the Walking Dead Comic-Con Panel

Fear the Walking Dead has never achieved the popularity of its sister show, but it remains a key piece of one of the biggest franchises on television…and a constant presence in Hall H at Comic-Con. AMC brought the series back to the world’s largest pop culture convention in the middle of the series’ fifth season, which continued the show’s attempt to soft-reboot itself with new cast members and a new direction.

Here’s what we learned from the panel.

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halloween sequels

Two more Halloween sequels are coming our way. Halloween Kills will continue the battle between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode in 2020, while Halloween Ends will conclude the saga on 2021. The news was revealed by John Carpenter himself, so that’s about as official as it gets. More on the new Halloween sequels below.

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creepshow tv series trailer

Stephen King and George A. Romero’s Creepshow gets a new (after)life with Shudder’s Creepshow TV series. Greg Nicotero leads the charge, adapting new tales of terror to the small screen, adapted from stories by King, Joe Hill, and more. The first Creepshow TV series trailer has arrived ahead of show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and with it comes an official release date.

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the terror infamy review

We find ourselves in terrifying times. Racism continually prevails. Fear is stoked daily. And there’s no end in sight. The Terror: Infamy understands this, and faces it head on. The latest season of AMC’s horror anthology show looks to the past, while also looking to the future. “Look at how little things have changed,” the series seems to be saying. “Look at how many horrible mistakes we’re making all over again.” Using the reprehensible World War II-era Japanese internment camps as a backdrop, The Terror: Infamy manages to mine horror from painful reality, while also dipping into the supernatural.

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