Ash vs Evil Dead Coming in Fall 2015

The deadites are back and Ash is mankind’s only hope…

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The Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead is directed by Rick Jacobson and Sam Raimi and stars Bruce Campbell as Ash, Lucy Lawless as Ruby, Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell and Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar. Writers include Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi and Tom Spezialy.

Fear the Walking Dead Trailer

 

Fear the Walking Dead, premiering in July 2015, will give us all a closer look at just how the zombie apocalypse went down in the world of Rick, Daryl, Carol, Glen, Maggie, Michonne and so on. However, don’t expect the see any of them until season 6 of The Walking Dead returns. Fear the Walking Dead will take place in Los Angeles, preceding The Walking Dead, and will include cast members, Cliff Curtis of Missing, Kim Dickens of Gone Girl, Frank Dillane of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Alycia Debnam Carey of Into the Storm. Reportedly, it will also only consist of 6 one hour long episodes, so we are expecting quite a bit of action to make up for the short season. For now, enjoy the trailer!

Group Horror Review: Housebound, It Follows and Wer

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Viewed: Netflix

Synopsis: When attempted thief, Kylie, is sentenced to house arrest with her mother and step-father, she starts to notice strange activity in the home that she has believed was previously a bed and breakfast since childhood. Her mother is open about her belief that the house might be haunted but not so much about the true history of the property. As Kylie learns about the truth behind the family home and starts to believe that a paranormal entity is trying to reach out to her, the plot begins to twist from one insane direction to another.

In short: A fun and thrilling heap of surprises.

At Length: It’s not often that we get to experience a horror film that delivers comedy, suspense, some genuine frights and an overall good time, but Housebound generously supplies it all. I anxiously await more works by writer, director, Gerard Johnstone.

 

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Horror Films & Books Inspired by Ed & Lorraine Warren Cases

 

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It looks like fans of The Conjuring will have a long time to wait for the sequel, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist to open in June, 2016, but if its Ed and Lorraine Warren they are particularly fascinated with, there are some other films they should checking out in the meantime.

Ed and Lorraine Warren have quite a colorful history of paranormal investigation under their belts (though Ed is no longer with us), some of which have spawned horror movies you may have heard of and some that are likely to provide some future horror film inspiration.  Among these are:

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Your Childhood Games & Toys as Horror Movie Posters

 

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Can you imagine your favorite childhood dolls, toys and board games playing the starring roles in horror flicks? We can! Thanks to the awesome skills of a few artists in my immediate area, you can see for yourself. They’ve come up with some pretty hilarious, intriguing and truly creepy looking horror movie posters based on beloved childhood toys. Enjoy!!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Everything You Never Needed to Know About the Leprechaun Film Series

 

“Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won’t live through the night.”

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 In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, and in anticipation of watching Leprechaun: Origins tonight with a substantial yet necessary amount of whiskey, I’m keeping it simple. Here is some not so very much needed information about the Leprechaun Film Franchise to share with your blurry faced buddies over beers, car bombs and Jameson shots.

 

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Monster-Mania Con is Coming

 

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Tomorrow I will be heading to the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ for the 30th semi-annual Monster-Mania Con! Its a weekend long horror fest and although doors officially open at 5 PM on Friday I’ll be kicking it off at the VIP party at 10:30 PM – work and all that. Have any special plans for the second Friday the 13th of 2015? Because, if you’re nearby, I think I have a suggestion!

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Group Review: Find Me, What We Do in the Shadows & The Returned

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Viewed: Amazon

Synopsis: A young women and her husband move into their new home in a rural town where she grew and unusual activity immediately ensues, causing them to face the undeniable truth that there is a ghost living with them. Strange similarities between the occurrences in the house and the woman’s past eventually lead her to admit to the truth about her twin sister who disappeared at a young age, just before she realizes that that is exactly who the ghost might be.

In Short: I know fellow horror fans are deserving of real words but I just really want to say, “meh”.

At Length: I found the main characters’ reaction (or lack thereof) to some legitimately horrifying occurrences inside their home to be unrealistically calm. I’m not sure if this was meant to be a portrayal of bravery but it proved almost ridiculous enough to ruin the film. There was some effectively scary material mixed in with some tawdrier jump scares and despite the fact that the film never felt dragged out or boring, I felt that instead of watching a mystery unravel, I merely looked on as it sloppily toppled over.

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Group Review: Digging Up the Marrow, The Lazarus Effect & Infliction

 

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Viewed: Amazon

Synopsis: Writer, director, producer Adam Green plays himself in the process of filming a documentary about the possibility that monsters might actually exist. A mysterious and eccentric older man claims that he has seen real monsters and that they live in an underground world called The Marrow. Although Green and his partner are skeptical at first, he soon finds that this man is not only telling the truth, but that they are all in way over their heads.

In Short: This is like Little Monsters for adult horror fans. It’s a bit silly but if you like monsters you’ll have a good time.

At Length: Between the horror convention footage and cameos made by various horror filmmakers, directors and actors, this is a major geek out film. There is plenty more awkward comedy than actual horror so if you’re looking for an intense scare you will find disappointment instead. Nonetheless, speaking as one of those kids who grew up loving monsters, this was an enjoyable experience.

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