Justin Roiland has become one of the most brilliant and hilarious creators in animation thanks to not only Rick and Morty, but also the recent Hulu series Solar Opposites. Roiland isn’t just responsible for co-creating, writing and executive producing these shows, because he also lends his voice to the lead characters, and he’s been part of some of the best animated programming in recent years. Below, you can listen as Justin Roiland takes a look back at some of his most memorable characters, and then watch as he tries to improvise voices for new characters that he’s never seen before. Read More »
If you’ve still got some money leftover after Black Friday (and now Cyber Monday), then you might want to head over to Waxwork Records to pick up a couple new vinyl soundtrack releases for two very different movies.
The Warriors is getting a special edition deluxe double LP that has both the original 1979 soundtrack and the complete score by composer Barry DeVorzon. Meanwhile, for those of you getting in the holiday spirit, the score for the holiday horror flick Krampus is also getting a special vinyl release. Check out both The Warriors and the Krampus vinyl soundtracks below. Read More »
As we continue waiting for a sequel, Trick ‘r Treat 2, writer-director Michael Dougherty and AtmosFX’s co-founder Pete Reichert are hoping some Trick ‘r Treat-themed Halloween decorations will tide folks over. The Krampus director and his old pal from his days at MTV are bringing fans of the anthology horror movie some vignettes involving Sam, the enforcer of Halloween’s rules and traditions.
The digital decorations will show the pumpkin-faced troublemaker confronting a bully without a costume, terrorizing a home handing out healthy snacks, and more. You can place these decorations in front of a window or on your lawn, and the images are, like the film, aimed a little more towards adults. We recently spoke with Dougherty and Reichert about making these Trick ‘r Treat decorations, what to expect from the vignettes, and Dougherty’s immense passion for his creation.
Below, get more information on the Trick ‘r Treat decorations.
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Krampus is heading to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
- Disney may be replacing The Great Movie Ride with The Great Mickey Ride.
- A whole bunch of Disney Imagineers have been reportedly laid off.
- You can now watch a Frozen stage show on Disney cruise ships.
- Universal Orlando’s Incredible Hulk Coaster is finally open again.
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A large majority of movie posters are forgettable. Most simply use Photoshop to slap some characters together, combine them with some action setpieces, slap on a title and credits, and print them to be displayed at the movie theater. But every now and then some movie posters actually catch our attention, and some of them are actually worthy of being called art. And we’d like to call attention to some of our favorite movie posters of the year by counting down the 20 Best Movie Posters of 2015. Check them out below! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
This Friday sees the release of Krampus, the second holiday-flavored horror movie from Trick ‘r Treat director Michael Dougherty. This film is part of a long cinematic tradition: Santa Claus isn’t what you think he is. That jolly, playful fellow who comes bearing toys for all the good little girls and boys? He’s not here now. Instead, how about a figure who has come bearing punishment for all of the bad children? And, you know, anyone else who gets in his way.
There have been a number of films about “evil” Santas over the years, ranging from versions who are just big jerks to guys who will split your head open with an axe. To celebrate this tradition, this rich, cinematic tapestry of red-suited, white-bearded menace, let’s take a quick tour through some of the more bizarre, brutal, and coal-hearted depictions of St. Nicholas.
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It’s been over eight long years since Mike Dougherty has directed a feature film. The screenwriter, who worked on Superman Returns and X-Men 2, made a wonderful debut picture with Trick ‘r Treat. Now Dougherty’s newest film, Krampus, shares quite a bit in common with his darkly funny Halloween horror movie.
After the jump, watch a Krampus featurette.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
September seems a bit early to start getting swept up in the holiday spirit, but we’ll let Krampus slide. Especially since we’re totally terrified of him. Universal and Legendary have just released the first domestic trailer for the new horror-comedy by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat), about a sort of anti-Santa who visits families that have been more naughty than nice. Watch the Krampus trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Earlier today we saw new official images from Krampus, the new film from Trick R Treat writer/director Mike Dougherty. That movie was obviously a Halloween film, while this one follows a slightly troubled family (featuring, among others, Adam Scott, Toni Collette, and Emjay Anthony) as they encounter some Christmas spirits that aren’t all about laughter and jolly well-wishes.
Now here’s the Krampus international trailer — it’s probably the same one we’ll see later this week, only dubbed in Spanish. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you prefer your Christmas cheer with a touch of terror, Krampus may be right up your alley. Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat), the horror-comedy-fantasy follows a dysfunctional family (played by Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, and more) visited by a magical holiday spirit.
Unfortunately for them, Krampus isn’t a kind and giving entity like Santa Claus, but rather a demon who punishes those who’ve been naughty. Get your Krampus first look after the jump.
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