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 »
Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 by Fred Topel
Last year, we interviewed director Jordan Rubin at the winter Television Critics Association press tour when Warner Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Content introduced his new series, Critters: A New Binge. Today, that series premieres on the Shudder streaming service and we had a chance to catch up with Rubin again.
1986’s Critters was New Line Cinema’s answer to Gremlins. The Crites are evil little furballs who shoot poison quills and are pursued on Earth by bounty hunters with no faces who can change to resemble any human. Critters was a hit, so 1988 saw Critters 2: The Main Course. However, Critters 3 and Critters 4 went straight to video.
Critters: A New Binge picks up with the Crites returning to Earth on a mission that will reveal itself over eight 10-minute episodes. Our human heroes Chris (Joey Morgan), Charlie (Bzhaun Roden) and Dana (Stephie Chin-Salvo) encounter the Crites while a new pair of bounty hunters take new faces to hunt them down.
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The Critters are back in the Shudder Exclusive short-form series Critters: A New Binge. The series looks cheesy as hell – and that’s exactly as it should be. We’re talking old school Critters puppets running (or rolling, I guess) around, causing mayhem. Critters: A New Binge continues a story that started all the way back in 1986 with the first Critters movie. The film would spawn three sequels, including Critters 3, which featured a very young Leonardo DiCaprio going up against the mischievous monsters. Does DiCaprio appear in the new Shudder series? You’ll have to watch it to find out! (No, he doesn’t). Watch the Critters: A New Binge trailer below.
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You want horror remake news? We’ve got horror remake news for you, baby! Get it while it’s spooky! First: Guillermo del Toro has confirmed he’s working on an American remake of the scary Argentinean horror film Terrified. Then, Halloween director David Gordon Green expresses interest in remaking either Critters or Ghoulies (maybe, he could be joking). And finally, a look at Rob Zombie‘s abandoned remake of The Blob.
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In recent years, SyFy has become known for their intentionally abysmal programming efforts such as the Sharknado franchise and other monster movies. But they’ve also been responsible for praiseworthy efforts like Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse, Channel Zero and the upcoming Nightflyers and Deadly Class. That makes us wonder just what to expect from their most recently revealed endeavor.
A new report indicates that SyFy is currently in talks to land the rights to the gloriously goofy yet twisted 1980s cult favorites Critters and Killer Klowns from Outer Space with the intention of making new movies based on the properties. The question is, just what kind of movies can we expect? Read More »
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 »