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The Offical Trailer For “Creed II” Is Here!

It’s time to break out the Vince Di Cola soundtrack because the highly anticipated sequel to Ryan Coogler’s phenom Creed 2, finally has a trailer for us drool over. And furthermore, the long-awaited return for the Rocky franchise’s most despicable (and memorable) villain, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren)!

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Due to a certain Marvel blockbuster set in Wakanda, Coogler only oversees as executive producer this turnaround and we have Steven Caple Jr. (The Land) helming the film that seeks vengeance for the death of Sir Apollo Creed once, and for all. Sylvester Stallone is back of course, reprising his role as Rocky and has written the screenplay for the upcoming film due to release this Thanksgiving. In the tradition of Rocky films, I not only expected that but demand a November release date for my nostalgic fuzzies. A Summer release would just be all kinds of wrong.

CREED II OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: 

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

 

Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, and Phylicia Rashad and opens in theaters on November 21st.

No word on if there will be any epic bearded musical montages set in Mother Russia. But, hey, let’s just pretend that might be a thing. Also, I’d like to note that instead of using resumes to apply for jobs, I just submit this YouTube video instead. Get’s a call back everytime. Seriously, try it. You’re welcome.

Robert Zemeckis is Directing a Remake of “The Witches” With Guillermo del Toro!

Well, holy smoking mice from Hell, son. It looks as if one of the scariest children’s films (ever), is getting the inevitable reboot. Almost thirty years after Angelica Huston slipped on, or off rather, the face of The Grand High Witch hell-bent on ridding the world of all the “smelly childrens” by turning them into mice, our spawns of this generation will get a modernized Zemeckis version of the film.

Though I must confess, the thought that anyone could outdo the fantastic combination of Huston and what ended up to be, Jim Henson’s last film, is kind of laughable. But hey, if anyone could do it, it would most certainly be Zemeckis, and by god, he has the help of Guillermo del Toro! What more could we really ask for here!?

 

Robert Zemeckis is Directing a Remake of "The Witches"!

According to an exclusive with Variety, Zemeckis is in final negotiations with Warner Bros. Studios to direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic 1973 book and is expected to come to conclusions shortly.  Zemeckis is also slated to pen the script and partner Jack Rapke is set to produce along with horror phenom Guillermo del Toro.

More details on this one as it trickles in, because oh man guys, this is pretty awesome. Thoughts on this remake? Sound off below!

 

Myers Has Finally Come Home In The Official Halloween 2018 Movie Trailer!

The moment the entire horror community and beyond has been waiting for the better part of the entire year is finally here Haddonfield residents! Lock your doors, bolt your windows, and turn out the lights, (see what I did there), the Boogeyman has landed! And this time around, Laurie is ready for him.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: 

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

In case you need a refresher:

David Gordon Green directs the movie with a script co-written alongside notable funnyman Danny McBride. Every sequel associated with the beloved franchise over the past 40 years, including in my humble opinion, the just as great as the original Halloween II, making this 2018 addition a direct sequel to the original from horror master John Carpenter. Halloween is throwing out the Laurie and Michael being related thing in favor of a fresh new look at the two subjects. In which case, I’m sure John Carpenter was thrilled with that aspect as he has stated repeatedly he regretted the decision of the whole brother VS sister route. Carpenter is serving as executive producer along with returning to his roots and overseeing the film’s cinematic score one more time.

The movie stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer playing Karen Strode- Laurie’s daughter. Andi Matichak who plays daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis.

Nick Castle returns to the role he originally made infamous, Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney also is credited as Myers in, I’m assuming, more demanding scenes.

The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa).

Malek Akkad is producing for Trancas International with Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse Productions. Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax, which is co-financing with Blumhouse.

Halloween releases nationwide on October 19th, 2018 to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary AND Myers’ cinematic birthday according to the original franchise canon.

It’s time Michael…

Myers Has Finally Come Home In The Official Halloween 2018 Movie Trailer!

Michael Has Come Home! First Official Photos From “Halloween”!

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse just released the first photos from the new Halloween movie and holy shit guys… Michael has finally found his way home and he is looking PISSED.

Seen first via USA Today, the following pictures give us a better look at an aged Michael Myers (portrayed once more by original Shape Nick Castle) and Laurie Strode (resurrected by scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis). The trailer, which drops this Friday, has given way to a surge of anxiety from fans all over the world as the hype for this one is almost as huge as last year’s adaptation of IT. And who wouldn’t be excited to have a good chunk of the original cast and crew back handing out Haddonfield boners to fans of the William Shatner nightmare?!

Check it out, guys!

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In addition to Curtis, Halloween stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner. Original Halloween director John Carpenter is back to executive produce and give us another nightmarish soundtrack for us to obsess over.

Halloween opens October 19, 2018. Stay tuned for the trailer this Friday!!

 

Godzilla and Friends Take Over COMET TV This Monster Summer!

Ahhh… The dog days of Summer are finally upon us. BBQ’s, trips to the beach, and countless cannonballs of glory into swimming pools are a given thanks to the scorching heat. And hey, if happen to reside in Satan’s Armpit, I mean the desert much like myself and dealing with 115 degrees plus these next few months, chances are you’re going to want to crawl into the shadiest corner of your home and live like a true desert rat. However, if you also happen to be a Godzilla fan like myself then we can now bless the rains down in Africa and COMET TV for giving us a monster of a Summer with a full three months of Toho dreams!

Godzilla and Friends Take Over Comet TV This Monster Summer!

Beginning on May 27th, COMET will be airing two double-header national treasures every Sunday through the first weekend in September. The first each night featuring the undisputed King of the Monsters and the second starring some lesser-known monsters in the Kaiju universe. From the 1954 debut of Gojira, to Destroy All Monsters, all the way to campy classics like Konga, I’m grabbing a frozen banana pop and chilling out with giant monsters this Summer.

Godzilla and Friends Take Over Comet TV This Monster Summer!

Netflix Releases First Look at She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Series!

Move Prince of Eternia. Adora, the true Princess of Power and He-Man’s female counterpart She-Ra is getting the modern makeover over at Netflix with a new animated series headed to the streaming later this year!

You go girl.

Netflix Releases First Look at She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Series!

In the early ’80s, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was the goddamn jam for us kids. Based on the massive success of a toy line, He-Man and friends became an epic animated series that bears some heavy nostalgia for humanoids young and old of that era. As with any hot commodity, He-Man got a spin-off series catered more towards young girls to broaden their horizons and grow the Eternia Empire into something unstoppable. Well, that is until that 1987 featured film starring the wonderful Dolph Lundgren (he is a goddamn national treasure) hit the theater scene. Then, the stock of Greyskull plummeted faster than Skeletor could make some sarcastic comment.  Although realistically, I’m sure he was laughing his ass off.

Anywho, streaming giant Netflix announced some time ago that they were giving He-Man’s long-lost twin sister a series of her own, breathing life once again into the fictional planet of Etheria! According to reports, this new take on the cult classic follows orphan Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde (. She then discovers a magical sword that can transform her into the warrior princess She-Ra, and unites a group of magical princesses “in the ultimate fight against evil.” Fans of the original series may remember Adora’s first appearance in the Filmation animated movie The Secret of the Sword, which was used to set up She-Ra’s backstory prior to The Princess of Power series. And also a cool way to get He-Man and She-Ra together to kick all the ass. So it looks as if they’re staying somewhat faithful to the original concept. However, there are no reports of He-Man making any appearances in your next binge-worthy series along with Madame Razz or Kowl (he was kind of annoying anyway). But who knows, the first episodes are set to premiere globally later in 2018, so anything can change before then.

The Princess of Power voice cast includes Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) as Adora/She-Ra; Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer; AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow; Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella; and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver.

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For the First Time Ever, We’re Getting an AWESOME “Unsolved Mysteries” Vinyl From Terror Vision

I can say with absolute certainty no other announcement you’ll see on this momentous day that one day someone will write a song about, (or Hell, year even) is more important and glorious as this one. LP soundtrack and VHS converter specialist company Terror Vision is releasing an OFFICIAL soundtrack from the national treasure program THAT IS Unsolved Mysteries.

Upon learning this, I had to take a minute to get my shit together so I could help spread the wonderful gospel…

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Yes, friends and fans of the nightmare-inducing late 80’s and 90’s weekly program full of ghosts, murders, and tales of good ole’ Nessie. Ryan Graveface (of Graveface Records) has made all of our horror soundtracks dreams come true with never before released tracks from the show! In collaboration with UM creator John Cosgrove, Graveface has put together an LP that any die-hard fan will treasure for years to come. Complete with five (5) Unsolved Mysteries theme songs/closing credits, ghost-related cue music and missing/wanted scores! It’s important to note this soundtrack has NEVER had a release before in any format. And now, we not only get to relive the soundtrack and themes that were, and still are, the stuff of pure nightmares, but a special bundle including a kick-ass tee shirt and enamel pin are being offered as well with an Unsolved LP single!

Per the site from Ryan Graveface:

Immediately after “inking the deal” with John Cosgrove (Unsolved Mysteries creator), I was sent several hundred DAT tapes of all the music for the show. So from February until a few weeks ago I would spend several hours a day making sense of everything. The single LP version features my personal favorite songs from the ghost related segments of Unsolved Mysteries whereas this triple LP set contains EVERYTHING written for the ghost segments. This version is very very limited as it’s really just meant for diehard fans.

The UNSOLVED MYSTERIES GHOSTS / HAUNTINGS / THE UNEXPLAINED 3XLP VERSION:

Triple LP version featuring 5 UM theme songs/closing credits, 120 (!!) ghost related cues and the missing/wanted music.

  • First time the score has been available on any format!
  • Audio pulled from original tapes / remastered
  • Triple Gatefold Stoughton packaging / 3 full-color inner sleeves
  • Liner notes from creator John Cosgrove, composer Gary Malkin & Ryan Graveface (me!)

Choose your vinyl colorway:

180 Gram Colored Wax

180 Gram Black as night

Also available with a Tee and enamel pin bundle package!

For the First Time Ever, We're Getting an AWESOME "Unsolved Mysteries" Vinyl From Terror Vision

 

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES: GHOSTS / HAUNTINGS / THE UNEXPLAINED SINGLE LP BUNDLE:

This bundle includes the single LP on your choice of black or colored vinyl, a tee with the “galaxy” logo and an enamel pin designed by Chloe Pinnock. The tee and pin will NOT be available outside of this bundle.

Single LP version featuring 3 UM theme songs, 29 ghost related cues and the missing/wanted music.

  • Audio pulled from original tapes / remastered

  • Gatefold packaging / full-color inner sleeve

Choose your vinyl colorway:

180 Gram retail/mailorder color (“Last Light” variant for those keeping track)

180 Gram Black as night

180 Gram Hand-Poured wax  (Terror Vision Subscribers only – join to receive)

 

As these are never-before-released tracks, I can only assume this will sell out fairly quickly. Join me, and click the links above to get your pre-order in with an expected arrival to your home date in July!

Netflix New Doc Series “Evil Genius” Drops New Evidence Over the Pizza Bomber Nightmare

As I laid idly in bed this Saturday morning at a ridiculously early time of 6:45 AM due to being awakened by the animated sounds of Pokemon blaring from my eight-year-old’s television (hey, I’m not mad-we all did that shit when we were kids on a lovely Saturday morning), I flipped on my own personal TV and tuned to Netflix as part of the morning waking process. Immediately, I was struck by a new featured series promotion on the top of the screen and in my half-dazed aura, flipped it on and holy shit guys. The brand new true-crime-doc series touching on the tragic and quite horrifying events in Erie, Pennsylvania that bestow a pizza delivery man back on August 28, 2003, is going to be your next binge obsession folks.

Netflix New Doc Series "Evil Genius" Drops New Evidence Over the Pizza Bomber Nightmare

I don’t believe it’s an understatement at all with the fact that we all have a fascination with the true crime genre. Going back to the days of the Manson murders, we have become fixated on high-profile cases and the more bizarre the scene, the further our curiosity peaks. I think it’s safe to say the strangely fatal scene involving Brian Wells robbing a bank with a collar bomb around his neck, and it actually detonating while in arrest mode certainly shocked the hell out of us all fifteen years ago; not to mention raising a ton of questions. Were there multiple people involved? And if so, who exactly?  Also, was Wells himself actually a conspirator? Well, Netflix’s four-part documentary Evil Genius brought to us by Jay and Mark (Creep, The League– Yes, THAT MARK) Duplass shines not just a light looking back onto the events surrounding the case, but actually unearthing some downright SHOCKING new evidence. Good work guys.

The doc centers on an investigation begun by Trey Borzillieri, who spent years examining the case while speaking with the core antagonist and convicted mastermind of the whole ordeal Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. As we begin to go over the events concerning Brian Wells, things get really peculiar with additional crimes connected to the “Pizza Bomber” escapade. The series also touches on Armstrong’s background, mental health, further associates that may have been involved, and interviews from both sides of the law connecting the dots around this case. Unlike 2017’s massive obsession with Making a Murderer with an ending that just raises more questions and leaves us to make our own conclusion, Evil Genius wraps things up kind of nicely in the form of a  discovery of an unexpected confession.

I mean, I was totally mind-fucked by this whole series. I remember quite vividly seeing the news and horrific outcome regarding this story back in the Summer of ’03. But until today, I had forgotten completely about it. If you’re a true crime nut (and hey, most of us are), I would definitely check this out over the weekend before all the spoilers hit your newsfeed.

Shudder Dishes Out Some Old School Scares In May!

Welcome back my little fiends, it’s your favorite freak show carnival host – Manic Exorcism! I’m back with some exciting news for you. Originally I was going to post a great big article covering my latest obsession. Oh yes, there is a magnanimously hideous power on the near horizon, one I just can’t hardly wait to share with you all. But I’m sad to say you have to wait just a teensy bit on that. So as I blue ball you all, let me fill in your time with some exciting news.

This may just prove that I have the attention span of a chipmunk, but as I sat down to do some editing I flipped on the Shudder app for a little background noise – because silence is disgusting sometimes. To my surprise, once Shudder opened up I was immediately treated to the one and only Reggie (Reggie Bannister) guitar pickin’ in the cult-classic Phantasm.

 

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You see, Shudder always provides streaming movies that play around the clock. Technically you’d never have to choose a movie and just trust in Shudder TV to provide you scores of relentless entertainment. Wait a minute though! I must assume some of you may not know what the heck it is I’m talking about. Just in case you didn’t know – Shudder is the horror equivalent of Netflix and Hulu. They provide horror fans horror movies! In the past, they have included exploitation favorites such as Cannibal Holocaust and The Beyond. Who the Hell else does that?

 

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Where else will you find New York Ripper and Maniac Cop together in the same place?

Not to mention now is a kick ass time to join in! I shit you not, this month they just added The Evil Dead (I’m talking about the all-time splatter classic here), Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot, the original IT with all of that Tim Curry goodness, as well as Cat’s Eye! For God’s sake, they have Cat’s Eye on here! If you’ve not seen that Stephen King classic then stop reading this right now, go to Shudder and watch that movie! No King fan’s life is complete until they’ve seen BOTH Quitters Anonymous and The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill! Holy ol’ Jesus! What are ya’ll waiting for? We’re talking about meteor shit here for goodness sake! And just because Shudder loves us so very much, we can now watch BOTH because not only is Cat’s Eye on there now, but they’ve also included CREEPSHOW! I could die happy. Old school Stephen King favorites are only a click away.

 

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So why wait? You know you’re just dying to see these nostalgic nightmares. Sleepaway Camp, Pieces, C.H.U.D, Prom Night 2: Hello Mary Lou, Night of the Creeps, Street Trash and The Gate are all here. We have the original Wicker Man, The Prowler, and not to mention Madman! Madman is here, people! When’s the last time you watched Don’t Go in the Woods? Or how about The Mutilator? And you know it’s vacation season, so what better time to rewatch Tourist Trap?

Asian horror films are here along with some amazing horror documentaries such as Crystal Lake Memories. For only $4:99 a month, it’s a steal!

Rare horror movies

International horror movies

Classic horror movies

Modern and original scares too

They’ve got it all.

 

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Do you miss watching Tales From the Darkside? Get ready to sit back and treat yourself to some creepy fun way into the late hours of the night. They have plenty of good horror shows here too.

This is the stuff we thrive off of here at Nightmare Nostalgia. So head on over and see what all the fuss is about. Everyone else is celebrating warmer weather and the chance to get out, but you know we horror fans love to sit in front of the eerie glow of a TV and watch some bone-chilling terror. Shudder is dishing out the best horror this side of Blockbuster’s sad demise.

 

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Movie To Begin Shooting This Summer!

And in one fell swoop of nostalgic glory in one day, 90’s kids everywhere are creaming their jeans. Not only did we get news that an Are You Afraid of the Dark movie is slated for a Halloween 2019 release, but that Guillermo del Toro’s vision for the beloved Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books seems to not be as “Cold as Clay” as we had perceived. As news came today via Deadline that the movie is being financed AND projected to be filming as early as this Summer in Toronto.

“Internally screaming”.

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Movie To Begin Shooting This Summer!

Guillermo del Toro is slated to produce the film along with a credit for co-writing the script alongside Daniel and Kevin Hageman. Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown, and J. Miles Dale are also on the roster as producers for the Alvin Schwartz film adaptation with director André Øvredal (Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) at the helm.

CBS Films and Entertainment One are co-financing the movie with Sierra/Infinity and E-One reportedly distributing the feature in Canada, U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Germany, Benelux, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland making it available to buyers for the first time at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. While in the USA, CBS Films will distribute the film through good ole’ Lionsgate.

Now excuse me while I go breathe into a paper bag as I can’t even get a grip on all this beautiful news at the moment. Stay tuned as we learn more about this already established (in my eyes) national treasure.

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