mondocon 2019 recap

In its fifth year, MondoCon is bigger than ever. In the convention’s program, co-founder and creative director Mitch Putnam mentioned this year’s con is “the first time it actually feels like we’ve hit our full potential.” Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. Movie, music, and comic book fans love Mondo for all of the rad collector items they make. Hell, I’m one of them. People line up for hours (and even camp out overnight) to get their hands on the latest releases, and this year was no different. I had the pleasure of attending this year’s two-day convention, which by far was their biggest and best event yet.

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Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters 2020

If there’s a Ghostbusters project brewing, you better believe that Dan Aykroyd will be involved with it in some capacity. Out of everyone involved with the original film, Aykroyd is the biggest cheerleader, spending the last few decades preaching from the holy book of all-things-Ghostbusters. Which means it was only a matter of time before we learned Aykroyd would appear in Ghostbusters 2020, the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel/reboot from Jason Reitman. In addition to that, Winston Zeddemore himself, Ernie Hudson, confirmed his return as well. In fact, it sounds like everyone is coming back at this point, except for (maybe) Bill Murray.

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Ghostbusters 2020 First Look Photo

Even though Ghostbusters 2020 has been shooting for over a month now, there haven’t been many details that have leaked from the film’s set up in Canada. But producer Ivan Reitman has given us a little piece of information about the new movie that gives us at least some small idea of the supernatural activity that’s happening in the new movie…and it also provides a new detail about Paul Rudd‘s character in the movie. Check out the new Ghostbusters 2020 details below. Read More »

Last week we traveled to Orlando Florida to experience Halloween Horror Nights 29 at Universal Orlando Resort. You can watch the video of our very first trip to the mecha of horror haunted houses in our previous post. Today we are taking you on a tour of the HHN 29 Tribute Store, which is insanely themed and filled with merchandise divided between Ghostbusters, Stranger Things and Universal Monsters. Hit the jump to watch the 2019 Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store.

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We are long-time fans of Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Hollywood but have never been to the version in Universal Studios Florida. The opening nights usually occur on the same exact night, but this year Universal Orlando Resort opened their version a week earlier. So last night we got to experience Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando for the first time ever. How does HHN 29 stack up? Is Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Orlando really bigger and better than the Hollywood version? Watch our video showing highlights from every single haunted house, every scare zone, and both of the shows.

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Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights Maze

On September 3, 2019, I traveled to the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot to get a sneak preview of two of the big houses from Halloween Horror Nights 2019 based on Jordan Peele’s Us and Ghostbusters. Here’s what to expect from these two highly anticipated mazes and how they were created.

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Ghostbusters in Theaters

You’ve probably seen Ghostbusters countless times on the big screen by now after several different milestone anniversaries, but there’s a good reason to catch it back in theaters this fall for the movie’s 35th anniversary.

Fathom Events is not only putting Ghostbusters in theaters again in early October to help usher in Halloween festivities around the United States, but the screening will feature newly unearthed and rarely seen alternate takes that have never been made previously available to the general public. Get the details below. Read More »

Bill and Ted Face the Music

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • See a familiar substance on the set of Ghostbusters 2020
  • Get a heartwarming new look at Bill & Ted Face the Music
  • Check out an expansion of Jurassic World in LEGO form
  • Find out who else has joined Coming 2 America

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Prop Store Auction

Prop Store is one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia auction houses in the business, and next month they’re hosting the sixth annual live auction of various movies and TV props in London, marking the largest sale of these coveted items in the United Kingdom. The auction includes Mace Windu’s lightsaber, a radio-controlled ghost trap from Ghostbusters, a complete Batsuit from Tim Burton’s Batman, a Holy Hand Grenade from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and much more. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Alita: Battle Angel VFX

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, a group of VFX artists take a closer look at the Alita: Battle Angel visual effects to explain why even the most impressive shots in the film don’t always feel quite right. Plus, a user experience expert reviews how viable certain sci-fi operation systems are, like the holorgram screens in Minority Report and the computers Tony Stark uses to create the first Iron Man suit, and another video looks back at The Real Ghostbusters animated series with some things you may not know about it. Read More »