Do you remember the old Masters of the Universe action figures that gave the characters impossibly buff bodies for kids to play out epic fantasy fights on the living room floor? Well, those retro designs for action figures are being brought back for a new line of figures from Funko called Savage World. The toy line will give characters from the likes of Thundercats and Conan the Barbarian the buff treatment, and that makes perfect sense. But part of this new action figure line-up is positively perplexing.
Funko has unveiled a line of Savage World Horror figures that give the buff body action figure treatment to some of horror’s most iconic slashers. So for those of you who have always wanted to see insanely muscular versions of the killers from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Hellraiser and Friday the 13th, these action figures are for you. Read More »
Every franchise has their hardcore fans, and that’s especially true in the horror community. With eight films released since 1984 (not counting the remake from 2010), the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has amassed a large number of fans, and now they’re getting a documentary for them to show off their passion for that dream haunting madman Freddy Krueger.
FredHeads is a documentary hoping to shine a light on this fervent fanbase by not just showing much they love the clawed killer and his wisecracking, but how they’ve created a supportive community that has become an important part in the lives of many fans around the world.
There’s a FredHeads trailer you can watch below, but if you want to see the movie, the filmmakers are looking for some support on IndieGogo in order to finish the project. Read More »
It’s that time of year when everyone is happy to be scared out of their wits, and Mondo is getting in the spirit by releasing some incredible new collectibles inspired by one of the most iconic horror franchises of all time.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is getting an amazing vinyl box set featuring the soundtracks to all seven of the films in the franchise with some stunning artwork designed by Mike Saputo. On top of that, Mondo has two new amazing prints from the same artist and a small batch of enamel pins. Check out the A Nightmare on Elm Street vinyl box set and all the other goods below. Read More »
Today in slightly depressing but inevitable news: Robert Englund, the actor who made dream murderer Freddy Krueger immortal, says he’s too old to ever play the character again. Time marches on for all of us, and it seems age has caught up with Mr. Englund to the point where slipping on his razor glove and tattered Christmas sweater is no longer a possibility.
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This week, a remake of Flatliners will hit theaters and leave us all wondering: “Why?” Look, remakes of horror films are nothing new, but was anyone actually eager for a Flatliners remake? Besides, there already was a film that came very close to being a Flatliners remake; it was called The Lazarus Effect, and it was terrible.
Speaking of terrible, in honor (maybe?) of Flatliners, I’ve gone ahead and broken down the 15 Worst Horror Remakes. You may disagree with these picks; in fact, I know for certain that many people enjoy at least one or two of these films. That’s fine! I welcome your defense of them! But these are the bottom of the barrel. The rotten apples. The major disappointments. These are the worst horror remakes.
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We’ve still got some time until the second season of Stranger Things starts streaming on Netflix just before Halloween. The brand new trailer that debuted at Comic-Con was good enough to hold us over for awhile, but we’ll take whatever we can get to whet our appetite.
That’s why we’re glad the official Stranger Things Twitter account is partaking in a promotional endeavor called #StrangerThursdays, where they rewatch each episode of the first season every Thursday (leading up to the second season premiere) and live tweet with cheeky posts, behind the scenes details about specific scenes and more. The coolest part of this lead-up is they kick off an episode by revealing a new Stranger Things poster inspired by one of the 1980s movies that influenced the show.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating this post with the newest Stranger Things posters, but you can see which ones have been revealed below, as well as the original posters that inspired them. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by /Film Staff
Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of It and the re-introduction of Pennywise the clown, this week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite horror movie villain?”
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Summer is coming to an end, and as the temperature cools down as we head into fall, you’re going to want to snuggle up on your couch and kick back with some Netflix. But for some of the titles in the streaming library, you’ll want to check them off your queue sooner rather than later, because September will see some solid movies and TV shows leaving Netflix.
Check out the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in September 2017 below. Read More »
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Despite the many horror franchises that exist in cinema, crossovers between them in recent years have been few and far between. While Universal once had all of their monster movies like Frankenstein, Wolf Man and Dracula exist in the same universe (something the studio is failing horribly at recreating today), the only major franchise crossovers have been Freddy vs Jason and Alien vs Predator. Here’s a shoutout to Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, just for existing. But the creator of Child’s Play wants to make one happen with everyone’s favorite serial killer doll meeting the master of haunting your dreams.
Don Mancini has kept the Child’s Play franchise alive somehow by making it crazier with the likes of Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and the direct-to-video release Cult of Chucky. Ideally, he’d like to see the murderous Good Guy doll meet up with Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, and he has a whole idea of how it would work.
Find out about about Don Mancini’s Chucky vs Freddy idea below. Read More »
Two of our favorite pop culture artists working today are undoubtedly Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo. We’ve featured their work when they’ve had shows together, and we’ve even featured them when they tackle two different animated shows for adults. Now they’re back for another team show, this time delivering the ABCs of pop culture in a new show called Alphabitz.
Alphabitz does exactly what you would expect it to by having Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo create pop culture pieces inspired by the alphabet. For example, there’s P for Predator, V for Voltron, B for BB-8 and much more. But beyond having these familiar characters from pop culture representing a letter, what they’re doing is also indicative of the letter chosen, which makes for some goofy scenarios, like Freddy Krueger filing his nails in France, or Dracula driving Miss Daisy in a Dodge.
Check out pieces from the Alphabitz art show below, including some debut images given exclusively to /Film. Read More »