Category Archives: Horror

Zack Snyder’s Vision of an Evil Superman finally realized…by James gunn.

Hey everyone, Sometimes Mike here. Between living in hotels and also locking myself out of GN.com, I’ve been away for a bit. But with the hotel’s wi-fi, and the help of some guy named Bryan in GN IT,  I’m back now, and what have I got for you? No, I didn’t get you any T-shirts. I didn’t know what sizes to get, or if you’d even wear them if I got them for you. 

No. Today, I’ve got a new trailer for you. The movie is called Brightburn, and while James Gunn’s name is stamped prominently on the trailer, as well as shamelessly on the above title, it was written by his brothers, Brian and Mark Gunn, and directed by David Yarovesky. 

The tagline goes thus: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister

Sounds familiar, and you’ll spend the trailer making note of all the similarities to you know who. Superman…in case you didn’t know who but didn’t want to ask for fear of looking silly. 

Give it a look:

I mean, they even used the same font from Man of Steel. And I haven’t looked that closely into it, but the music sounds very close. Zack Snyder’s vision of making the DCEU’s Superman (or at least, this movie’s version of an alien that for copyright reasons definitely probably isn’t Supes) the evil overlord of Injustice fame is coming true, at the hands of a group of people very capable of making it worth seeing. At least we know there might be decent, unambiguous character development this time around.

Superhero horror is the next logical step in this equation, and let’s be honest, it’s taken a lot longer to hit the big screens than you figure it would. This looks interesting for sure, and my curiosity is more than a little piqued at the timing of such a movie, what with Gunn getting the boot from Disney, and half the DCEU’s future being a giant question mark. Is this a play to prove something to the ill-fated, lackluster WB/DC movie-verse, or is it a move in spite of them? Either way, James Gunn’s money is in the pot, so I think we’re in for something special.

Brightburn hits theaters May 24th, 2019. 

What did you think of the first Brightburn trailer? Let us know in the comments.

The Midnight Drive-In: Watchers & Whispers

It’s time for some Dean Koontz movies!  While there aren’t as many to choose from as much as Stephen King movies we were able to track a couple down.  First up is the Corey Haim film Watchers!  Next up we watch Chris Sarandon have awkward sex in Whispers. Noah talk about the new episodes of MST3K, we ponder about the cancellation of Daredevil, and Doug tells us all about Creed II.

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The Midnight Drive-In: Dead Heat & Full Eclipse

Lately cops have been getting a bad rap but this week we’re looking at two movies where the cops go out of their way to do the right thing by becoming MONSTER COPS!!!  First up is the 1988 Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo zombie cop film Dead Heat.  After that Mario Van Peebles has to join a squad of cops that turn out to be werewolves in Full Eclipse.  We also talk about Noah’s work woes, Doug’s internet woes, and the animated Batman 66 movies.

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The Midnight Drive-In: Gargoyles & Mazes And Monsters

This week we head to the land of TV movies.  First up is the 1972 film Gargoyles.  After that Tom Hanks leads us into some role playing with Mazes & Monsters.  Noah then gives a talk about how Mazes & Monsters was part of the Satanic Panic scare at the time that tried to cast D&D in a bad light.  After that we chat about some Daredevil, Vigilante, and Dead Like Me.

 

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The Midnight Drive-In: Endgame & Deathrow Gameshow

Reality TV just doesn’t cut it anymore so we have to take things to a higher level.  How about a live TV show where one person is the prey and has to fend off a band of hunters?  Or how about a gameshow where prisoners on deathrow try to win prizes for their families after their death or maybe even their freedom?  If either of these sound great then you’re in luck.  First off we’re talking Endgame.  After that we take a trip to the wackier side with Deathrow Gameshow.  Also we talk some Walking Dead, Daredevil, and The Meg.

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The Dream Master on Blu-Ray in the Elm Street Collection

I finally bought A Nightmare on Elm Street collection on Blu-Ray. I owned all those movies in the past on VHS and only got around to buying the first and fourth movies on DVD.

My main reason to buying this collection is to have A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master on Blu-Ray. The DVD copy I have is really grainy but after watching the Blu the picture is so clear and the sound is top notch. Specially when Running from this Nightmare kicks in.

The extras for the Dream Master are short and sweet. A handful of featurettes looking at Freddy’s makeup, chest and meatball face effects and interviews with director Renny Harlin, Robert Shaye, and KNB founding member Howard Berger. If you seen The Elm Street Legacy you probably heard those stories before.

I keep thinking there’s some kind of uncovered information about The Dream Master but there never is. I have the same problem with The Punisher (1989) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Just give me that special edition Blu that I always wanted and call it a day. Now I can put The Punisher to bed, because Umbrella Entertainment released a three cut with commentary and extras Blu. That’s all I need.

There’s a bonus disc that came with the Elm Street collection. Two episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares, handful of interviews with Wes Craven, Clive Barker, Rachel Talalay and many others who worked on the Elm Street franchise.

I’m happy with this collection. And just having a better quality of The Dream Master makes up for the $30 price tag. Also I didn’t get any 3-D glasses for Freddy’s Dead. The extras are fine but watch Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy for a rundown on every film.

The Midnight Drive-In: Demon Seed (1977) & Split Second

This week we’re talking big guns and rapey houses.  First up is Julie Christie (which is the name of my very first girlfriend from back in 6th grade. true story) in Demon Seed.  After that Rutger Hauer gets Noah all a quiver in Split Second.  Also Doug tells us about trick or treating with little kids, we talk about the movie Trick ‘r Treat, and we go over favorite Halloween specials.

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The Midnight Drive-In: Last Action Hero & The Final Girls

This week we’re watching movies where people watch movies and then get pulled into them.  First up we get to see Arnold make fun of the action film in Last Action Hero.  After that we head to Camp Bloodbath with The Final Girls.  With Noah out on the high seas we decided to bring in filmmaker Tony Wash to give his thoughts as well as plug his wares as he has 3 feature films out or about to come out in 2018 alone.  If you want to check out more of his stuff head on over to Scotchworthy Productions and pick up some movies.

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First Look At Freddy In Goldbergs

We’re getting our first look at Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in the upcoming Halloween episode of the popular sit-com The Goldbergs.

It has been just over 15 years since we saw Englund wear the glove in any official capacity on screen. Englund had said 2003’s Freddy Vs. Jason would be his last dance with the role he made legend, it now looks like we have one more chance to meet the man of our dreams.

The Halloween episode of The Goldbergs is set to air October 24th. 1….2…. Freddy’s Coming For You……

McFarlane To Bring Back Movie Maniacs

Back in the late 90’s and early 00’s, any kid that wandered into their local Spencer’s Gifts or Hot Topics would eventually come face to face with some of the most amazing genre based collectible figurines.

Legendary comic creator Todd McFarlane launched a line of collectibles called Movie Maniacs. Amazingly intricate and detailed figurines of the icons of horror. Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and so many more were able to be brought home to adorn our shelves. But like so many things, they went the way of the dodo.

Now, in the age of ultimate nostalgia, McFarlane is bringing back his line of creepy collectibles

During an interview at New York Comic Con over the weekend, Todd McFarlane told IGN that a handful of the lines that put the company on the map will be coming back.

“We live in a brave new world now where you can go literally from production to the consumer, right? You can cut out all the middle men and we’re seeing that with Kickstarters and people doing direct, you know, dot com,” McFarlane told the site. “So what we’re gonna do is, when we started McFarlane Toys twenty-plus years ago, we were built on the detailed stuff, doing all these cool monsters and all this sort of wicked stuff. Unfortunately, the stores we were selling to at that point, like Tower Records and Suncoast and Babbage’s and KB Toys, and all these other ones, they’ve all fallen to the wayside.”

But it won’t just be the Movie Maniac line, McFarlane dropped another big bombshell when he said “So we’re gonna go back to our origins and we’re gonna go, hey, for all you people who like Tortured Souls? There’s gonna be more. For all you people who like some of the Movie Maniacs? There’s gonna be more. But even the new — the stuff we just created, like Dragons? More. Spawn? More. Twisted Tales? More.”

It’s everything my teenage self with no disposable income could have desired. If you have forgotten what they looked like, check out below for a look at some of the original line of the Maniacs and then start putting your pennies away. Watch out Funko, McFarlane Toys is coming for you…

 

 

New Hellboy Poster Is Legendary AF!

My first introduction to Hellboy was from the first movie.  I hadn’t become the Del Toro fanboy that I am now.  I knew Ron Pearlman as The Beast from the TV version of Beauty And The Beast.  I thought the movie looked cool so I decided to check it out.

I feel in love right away.  After that I devoured the comics as quickly as I could.  When part 2 came out I was completely in.  I loved every second.  Now just to wait till part 3.  But sadly we never got it.

When it was announced that they were not going forward with a part 3 but instead doing a full reboot I was bummed.  But then that first image came out with David Harbour in the lead role and I was instantly in love again.  He looks amazing in the role.  Mignola as said that this series will be a darker tone than the original series.  I’m in.

Yesterday they dropped the new poster for Hellboy and it proclaimed it “Legendary AF”.  With this poster it’s hard to argue.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Wraith & I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle

This week we’re looking at killer vehicles.  First up we keep going with more Charlie Sheen love from last week with The Wraith.  Then we head over to England for I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle.  We also talk about the movie Mandy, Bryan and Noah’s trip to the Drive-In, and Doug does a deep dive into the old Universal Creature movies.

*Just a show note.  The intro recorded by the ever awesome Julie from 19 Nocturne Boulevard seems very topical but was recorded months ago.  That’s how awesome she is.

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The Midnight Drive-In: Slater September! Twilight Zone The Movie & Tales From The Darkside The Movie

Week 2 of Slater September is here.  First up is the movie take on some classic episodes of The Twilight Zone.  We chat about some of our favorite episodes and also talk the big controversy with the film.  After that Christian Slater appears in Tales From The Darkside The Movie to chop up some mummies.  Sit back and enjoy some classic horror anthologies.

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The Midnight Drive-In: The Last Shark & Jaws 5 (Cruel Jaws)

It’s shark week here at the drive in.  First we’ll be taking a look at The Last Shark which pretty much steals most of it’s story from Jaws.  Then after that we’ll be looking at Jaws 5 (aka Cruel Jaws) which literally steals everything from The Last Shark.  After that we talk some more shark movies, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and Bryan reveals a theme month not to be missed starting next episode.

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