Posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Warner Brothers Digital’s Blue Ribbon Content announced a web series based on the horror-comedy Critters film franchise. Jordan Rubin will write and direct Critters: The New Binge for the digital platform that also has Daphne & Velma, Good Girls Get High, Golden Revenge and animated shows Vixen, The Ray and Constantine. 1986’s Critters was New Line Cinema’s answer to Gremlins, following a group of alien fur balls as they terrorized a family with their poison porcupine darts. Critters 2: The Main Course opened in 1988, but Critters 3 and 4 went straight to video.
Rubin spoke with /Film after Blue Ribbon Content’s presentation to the Television Critics Association. A writer on The Man Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Rubin co-wrote and directed the horror comedy Zombeavers in 2014. He’s just turned in the script for Critters: The New Binge, so hopefully, we’ll interview him again when the series drops online.
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This past weekend saw audiences flock to theaters for some terror in the form of Annabelle: Creation. The prequel to Annabelle, which was a spin-off of The Conjuring, took the top spot at the box office with over $35 million, which isn’t bad for the second weekend in August. That’s the second satisfying horror flick that director David F. Sandberg has delivered, and he hopes to deliver more, perhaps with some recognizable franchise titles from decades passed.
While partaking in a discussion about Annabelle: Creation, Sandberg was asked which franchises he’d like to tinker with if an opportunity was available. Sandberg picked A Nightmare on Elm Street, a franchise that was rebooted with disappointing results, and Critters, a franchise that hasn’t been touched since 1992. Find out more below. Read More »
While you go ahead and (attempt to) purchase the Daniel Danger Sanctuary Moon Star Wars print on Friday, horror fans might have to dig a bit deeper into their wallets as Mondo is also releasing two additional posters. First is two editions of The Return of the Living Dead by Eric Tan: a 24 x 36 standard edition of 125, and also a limited glow-in-the-dark variant edition of 65. Then Rhys Cooper is releasing a 24 x 36 poster for the cult film Critters in an edition of 135. The regular editions are $40 each and the Living Dead variant will be $75. Follow @MondoNews Friday December 10 for the on sale announcement for all of these posters. You can see them in their full glory after the jump. Read More »