The Lost Boys musical

Director Joel Schumacher died last month, and many of the obituaries and appreciation pieces written about his life highlighted his work on the stylish 1987 vampire movie The Lost Boys, which became a generational touchstone for kids of a certain age. The franchise has since expanded with a pair of straight-to-DVD sequels and a comic book series, but it looks like a Lost Boys musical – which fills in some of the backstory before the events of the first movie – is going to be heading to Broadway. Listen to the musical’s soundtrack and get the plot details below. Read More »

the lost boys tv series reboot

With no new release in sight, Dave, Devindra, and Jeff explore their “blindspots” – classic movies they somehow missed. Dan Trachtenberg, director of the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane and friend of the show,  returns to do an epic review of Lost Boys, the 1987 comedy horror.

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Silence of the Lambs Sequel Series

A slew of TV casting happened this week, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Clarice, a Silence of the Lambs spin-off series that isn’t Hannibal, has found its lead, and so has the Kung Fu reboot. Meanwhile, the new pilot for The Lost Boys TV series has added a bunch of names as well. This will actually be the second attempt at a Lost Boys pilot – Warner Bros. TV fired the entire cast of their original pilot, save for two actors.

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Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2019 Artwork

New York Comic-Con 2019 has come to a close, but if you weren’t able to make it to the Big Apple for the pop culture convention, you can still get your hands on some of the outstanding artwork that debuted there. This year’s collection from Hero Complex Gallery included pieces paying tribute to The Lost Boys, Seinfeld, Starship Troopers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellraiser, Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, and more.

Check out the Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2019 artwork available for sale right now. Read More »

the lost boys tv series reboot

The CW has driven a stake through the heart of their Lost Boys TV show, and will now attempt to revive it with fresh blood. The network originally passed on the TV adaptation of the popular ’80s vampire flick, and now plan to retool the show completely. The retooling is so extreme that they’ve gotten rid of the entire cast – save for two actors.

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I Like Scary Movies

Have you ever wondered what Pennywise’s lair smells like? You’ll soon have the chance to find out.

An immersive, multi-sensory art installation will begin touring the country this April that will allow visitors to enter the worlds of several of Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s classic horror films, including It, The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more. Read on to learn more about the I Like Scary Movies experience, where you can “see, hear, feel and smell the environment” of these movies. Read More »

riverdale spin-off

The CW is bringing the drama with its new pilot orders for a Riverdale spin-off and a Jane the Virgin spin-off. The network handed out pilot pickups to four dramas — two of which are based on existing shows and two others based on existing intellectual properties — that all hope to earn a spot on the network’s 2019-2010 TV schedule.

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(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series where we explore the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition we bite down hard on two sequels to one of the most popular vampire movies of the ’80s.)

Not every movie that deserves a sequel actually gets one, and those that actually get a follow-up don’t always deserve it. Hollywood’s a mysterious place, a place where box-office dictates content more often than talent and creativity, and one of the unfortunate results of that formula is that sometimes a sequel can be greenlit strictly in the hopes of a quick cash-grab. In the most egregious of those cases, the follow-up doesn’t even make it to theaters and is instead aimed squarely at the direct-to-video (DTV) market. The original filmmakers are rarely involved, the level of onscreen talent is typically several rungs down the ladder of fame, and the films themselves are usually forgotten immediately…if they’re even noticed at all.

Well, that ends now.

It’s time to take a bite out of the two DTV sequels to 1987’s The Lost Boys.

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movies coming to Netflix in April 2018

Spring has sprung (sort of), and with it comes a whole new set of movies and TV shows on Netflix. In April, Netflix will feature a modern animated classic, the film that truly launched David Fincher’s movie career, genetically altered killer sharks, vampire teens, and much more.  Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in April 2018.

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Ready Player One posters

The end of this month will see the release of the anticipated adaptation of Ready Player One. The novel from Ernest Cline is coming to the big screen courtesy of director Steven Spielberg, who seems like the only director who could pull off a pop culture mash-up of this scale – especially with all of its key references to some of the most iconic blockbusters ever made.

Now a new set of Ready Player One posters ups the ante when it comes to mashing up nostalgic movies from decades past. Each of the posters takes the film’s digital characters and places them on the poster of a beloved movie from the past. Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner, The Goonies, Risky Business, and more posters were fully recreated with Ready Player One‘s game avatar characters from The OASIS. Read More »