Archive for October, 2011
Universal’s Untitled Werewolf Thriller Heading Straight To DVD In 2012
October 31st, 2011 at 11:19 pm | |
Halloween Fun: Watch Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wildlife At Play With Pumpkins
As the negativity surrounding Universal’s attempt at bringing back the story of The Wolf Man into theaters with last year’s clunker still exists, the studio has not been quiet about their next attempt to revive the franchise.
The company has announced that they have started production in Romania on a new project, a yet to be titled Werewolf thriller, with the plan in place to bring the film direct to DVD thanks to their DVD Originals line. It will hit “in time for Halloween 2012.” [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 8:06 pm | |
Andrew Baldwin Now Penning ‘Logan’s Run’ Remake For WB
Everyone loves to have fun on Halloween, even the animals at Disney World‘s Animal Kingdom park, who were given a special treat today in honor of the holiday: pumpkins!
Check out the video here below of the various species of wildlife being playful with their Mickey-themed pumpkin treats before chowing down on them.
Seriously, this is one of the cutest things you’ll watch today: an elephant playing soccer with its pumpkin; bats grabbing at tiny gourds, a tiger pawing at his new snack, and much more [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 6:08 pm | |
Take A Listen To Disney’s ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House’
Over the past decade or so, a remake of the beloved sci-fi film Logan’s Run has been on the books. Attached with names like Bryan Singer, James McTiegue, and even Carl Erik Rinsch, no one has really been able to get the film too far off the ground.
However, now with the team of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling aboard, this appears to be changing. THR is reporting that Andrew Baldwin has been tapped to write a new draft of the screenplay for the film, which is currently being set up over at WB [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 5:00 pm | |
Your Halloween Viewing: King Diamond Tells The Tale Of ‘The Puppet Master’
In 1963, Disneyland Records released an album called Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House which contained narrated creepy “haunted house” sound effects taken from the Disney Studios library, with explosions, spooky ghost sounds, attacking birds, and more.
Disney Parks Blog has posted a short video sample of the album, which you can check out here below [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 4:02 pm | |
$5 MP3 Album Deal: Styx ‘Greatest Hits’
Are you after a drop of a creepy view for this Halloween? Look no further than these two-part videos from the master of darkness himself, King Diamond, telling you the spooky tale of The Puppet Master, the story which forms the heart for his 2003 album of the same name.
The videos, which you can view at the bottom of this post, were recorded for a bonus DVD edition release of The Puppet Master. You can also seize yourself a copy of the album with the bonus DVD [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 3:28 pm | |
‘The Woman In Black’ Launches Viral Site To Scare Your Pants Off
Ok, so remember when I wrote about how Amazon is currently offering 100 Albums for $5 Each in MP3 format through the end of the month?
I looked through the list a bunch of times to pick a few of great deals to write about, yet somehow I overlooked this Greatest Hits album by Styx. That’s 16 songs for only $5 and if you’re not sure if you dig Styx, trust me, you’ve sung the tunes on this album before: “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Babe,” and “The Best Of Times.”
Still feigning ignorance? You know you the words “Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto (Domo)” have come out of your mouth before, so don’t even front. Yes, “Mr. Roboto” is on this hits album, too.
Other popular tunes on this greatest hits package are “Blue Collar Man,” “Lady,” “Fooling Yourself,” and of course “Come Sail Away,” the latter tune made popular for this generation thanks to Cartman on South Park [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 2:46 pm | |
Muppets Halloween: The Bride of Frog ‘N’ Swine
In the spirit of Halloween, the team behind the upcoming The Woman In Black released a viral site today to promote the film and terrify you at the very same time.
The movie is about a young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) who travels to small town and in doing this, he finds the ghost of a woman who is terrorizing the villagers. And while that might be the case, the point of the viral site seems to be just to make you freak out. It’s a pretty cool one if you’re not experiencing any bugs with the site (I was). From the site you get a photo of your reaction to a scare that happens, and you can share it from the site with Twitter and Facebook, and you can also have a look at the trailer for the movie [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 2:12 pm | |
Syfy, Universal To Turn ‘Game Of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ Into Movie
The Muppets love to dress up for Halloween, just like we do!
Check them out in their Halloween garb from this e-card they sent out day for the holiday. The image shows Kermit as Frankenstein’s monster, Miss Piggy as the Bride of Frankenstein, and Rizzo the Rat as Igor.
Don’t forget, The Muppets will be making an appearance tonight on WWE’s Halloween Edition of Monday Night Raw [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 12:55 pm | |
Halloween 2011 Bat Sponsorship: Meet Mr. Kitty, A Bat Rescued By A Cat!
Back in December of 2010 it was announced that Syfy and Universal Pictures would be joining forces to create Syfy Films, with an aim at producing one or two movies a year with relatively small budgets of $5 million to $25 million each.
Now comes word that the new venture has made their first acquisition, the ongoing superhero anthology titled Wild Cards. Created by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass, and a group of New Mexico authors largely inspired by the role-playing game Superworld, Wild Cards is set in a post-World War II alternate history where a virus released over the skies of New York City wipes out 90% of all people, 9% are turned into mutated creatures, and 1% obtain superpowers.
October 31st, 2011 at 11:58 am | |
Watch Now: Community’s Halloween Episode Reveals Who’s The Psychopath
Every year, Geeks of Doom adopts a bat for Halloween and this year, our sponsored bat is Mr. Kitty, an injured bat that was rescued by a feral cat!
Mr. Kitty arrived at Bat World Sanctuary in Texas with a broken wing. Miss Kitty, a feral cat who lives in the sanctuary’s parking lot, found the injured bat and carried it in her mouth — without harming her rescue — and brought it to the caretakers at Bat World. Rehabilitators were able to repair Mr. Kitty’s wing, but not well enough to allow flight, so he’s now a permanent resident of Bat World Sanctuary’s indoor bat cave.
In honor of Halloween, consider Adopting A Bat from Bat World Sanctuary. There are several available for sponsorship, each with their own personalities and individual stories of triumph over adversity! [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 11:01 am | |
Your Halloween Listening: Social Blend Podcast Brings You Halloween Music
On last week’s Halloween-themed episode of Community, Britta thinks that an anonymous psych quiz she had the group take proves that one of them is a psychopath.
In the episode, titled “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps,” each member of the group tells their own spooky horror story, while unknowingly being evaluated by Britta. By the episode’s end, we actually find out how each person did on the initial quiz and who is actually the psychopath.
You can watch the full episode here below, along with a 3-minute behind-the-scenes video from “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps.”
Also below is an image from the end of the episode which reveals each person’s test for those of you who saw the episode — if you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER!!!! [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 9:58 am | |
Comics Deal: Hellboy Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction TPB
As long as there have been creepy and spooky stories, there has been the music accompanying it. From the days of folklore, to the modern horror or thriller movie, eerie music has always been closely connected to it. In fact, there are elements in the music industry that have since based their entire careers or images upon the scary tales, whether they’ve recorded for soundtracks or not.
This week, the podcast Social Blend has another of our Craniumelody music specials, this time looking at the theme of Halloween music. We made a selection of tunes that fit perfectly in the realm of disturbing, dark, and sinister story-telling [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 8:57 am | |
$5 Halloween Movie Deal: Ghostbusters, Monster House, Priest, Fright Night
The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Hellboy Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction trade paperback for only $5.38 (that’s 70% off the list price of $17.95).
Note – This deal is valid only for today, Monday, October 31, 2011, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last (and they will sell out, so hurry!). Visit the TFAW’s Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item.
This trade paperback edition collects the Marvel comic book series Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1-4 from the creative team of Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Mark Chiarello, and Matt Hollingsworth.
If the deal, which is on the “nick and dent” version, does sell out before the end of the day, there’s a new version for $10.77, as well as a Hellboy Library Edition Hardcover that also includes the Wake the Devil run. [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 8:42 am | |
eBook Deal: Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead
The Amazon Instant Video deal of the day today is a $4.99 Halloween Sale on the purchase of the digital versions of movies like Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Monster House, Priest, Fright Night, and more.
The River Murders [...]
October 31st, 2011 at 8:20 am | |
The Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon today is Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead by Scott Kenemore for only $1.99 (that’s 77% off the regular price of $8.99).
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Monday, October 31, 2011, until 11:59pm PST [...]