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 »
Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your opportunity for traveling to interesting locales has to stop with the season. In fact, Gallery 1988 wants to send you to some of the most famous locations from pop culture with Clark Orr‘s new Baggage art show, creating stylized luggage tags paying tribute to the likes of Jurassic Park, Friday the 13th, The Rocketeer, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, Psycho, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Shining and more. Read More »
In this edition of sequel bits:
- Don’t expect to see Super Size Me 2 anytime soon (even though one of the film’s subjects would like you to).
- J.A. Bayona reveals why he dropped out of World War Z 2.
- Terry Crews says he won’t be in Expendables 4 due to threats from the film’s producer.
- Natalie Portman is down for a V for Vendetta sequel.
- Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy announce It Chapter 2 production.
- A new poster for The First Purge.
- The Sicario 2 director reveals why he didn’t consult with Sicario director Denis Villeneuve.
- Jon Kasdan confirms he’s writing Indiana Jones 5.
- Platinum Dunes insists they want to make more Friday the 13th films.
- Jumanji 3 will probably begin filming next year.
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Warmer weather is almost upon us, and if you’re looking for a nice getaway spot, here’s a recommendation: Camp Crystal Lake. Yes, you can now spend the night at the camp location used to film the original Friday the 13th…if you dare.
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After they get done rebooting Halloween, Blumhouse would like to take a crack at a Friday the 13th reboot. Jason Blum, president of the wildly successful horror (and Whiplash) distributor, says that the next franchise he’d like to set his sights on is the one that features hockey-masked slasher Jason Voorhees.
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Forget about Freddy vs. Jason – how about Cheech and Chong vs. Jason instead? In a new interview, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin revealed that he pitched a Friday the 13th sequel that would have seen the stoner comedy duo coming up against everyone’s favorite hockey mask wearing murderer. Get the details about Cheech and Chong in Friday the 13th below.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- One of the key supporting actors from the Indiana Jones franchise wants to return for the fifth film
- Dwayne Johnson talks about his Fast & Furious spin-off movie
- John Carpenter clarifies the setting for the new Halloween sequel
- The Predator gets some electrifying new promo art
- A new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom banner from a London licensing expo
- And more!
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This weekend, New York Comic-Con will descend upon The Big Apple, bringing all sorts of hardcore nerdity to the city. We’ll be bringing you all of the important updates about upcoming movies and TV shows, but in the meantime, we’ve got a line on some of the outstanding collectible artwork you’ll be able to get your hands on from the showfloor (and some you can get online too).
Bottleneck Gallery has sent us some exclusive debuts of prints that will be on sale this weekend at New York Comic-Con. They include an outstanding new print for The Empire Strikes Back by Karl Fitzgerald, who also delivered a mesmerizing piece in honor of Blade Runner 2049. Plus, Martin Ansin has an astounding print for Wonder Woman, and there are prints for The Thing, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Watchmen, Jaws, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
Check out the Bottleneck Gallery NYCC prints down below. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
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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(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, see a new, in-depth look at the visual effects that went into making the famous “loot train attack” from the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Plus, see what you think about a Harry Potter theory about The Boy Who Lived’s possible impact on The Dursleys during the 11 years he stayed at their house, and watch a fan trailer for a movie pitting Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees against each other. Read More »