Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rock and Shock Invading Your Halloween Season with Music and Mayhem

The air is getting crisp. Stores are pushing Pumpkin Spice everything. It's time to gear up for the biggest horror convention on the East Coast for the Halloween season! October 17th through 19th (with a pre-show concert starring King Diamond on the 16th), Rock and Shock will celebrate their 11th year bringing the creeps and the metal (which are often the same thing) to Worcester, MA. We'll be packing the show with excellent guests, killer bands, awesome vendors, film screenings, heaps of programming and more free stuff than your fragile mind can handle!

This year's guest lineup includes Brad Dourif of Child's Play and Lord of the Rings, Tara Reid who wrestles Sharknadoes in her spare time and John Ratzenberger of Motel Hell and Toy Story fame alongside Victoria and Jody Price, Roddy Piper, Jeffrey Combs, Andrew Divoff, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Kane Hodder, William Forsythe, Nivek Ogre, Fiona Dourif, Tom Savini, Kristina Klebe, Tiffany Shepis, Alex Vincent, Lynn Lowry, John A Russo, Joe Knetter, Sarah French, Jack Bennett, Justin Beahm, Steve Gonsalves, Mike Aloisi, Tony Atlas, Damien Glonek and Ed Long of Living Dead Dolls and more!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MONSTERS UNDERGROUND Returns to Destination America Starting Fri, Oct 10

After debuting its first two episodes on Discovery Channel on September 4, the remaining four episodes of MONSTERS UNDERGROUND will premiere on Destination America.

In MONSTERS UNDERGROUND, a military survivalist, a trained biologist, a reclusive hunter-tracker, and a hulking pro fighter investigate deadly monsters living in the most inaccessible environments on earth: underground caves, caverns, and mines. There, they seek out legendary creatures that thrive in the cold, damp darkness beneath our feet.

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival October 10th through October 12th

The fifth annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is descending upon North Park’s intimate Digital Gym Cinema again this year, continuing its position as San Diego’s closest look at the dark side of cinema. The film festival will include over 40 feature and short films showcasing the best talent from around the world, informative presentations from UCSD professors, revivals of classic and influential films in the horror genre, as well as question and answer sessions from filmmakers themselves. The regular “San Diego Local Spotlight” remains a prominent feature, highlighting work done from filmmakers in and around the San Diego area.

Notable feature films include “Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead” the sequel to Tommy Wirkola’s popular Icelandic zombie film “Dead Snow,” “Another World,” a post-apocalyptic zombie film billed as the first action sci-fi film from Israel, “Soulmate,” a beautiful and haunting ghost story produced by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) and directed by Axelle Carolyn, “Call Girl of Cthulhu,” a tongue-in-cheek play on HP Lovecraft’s popular Cthulhu Mythos, and “Hi-8: Horror Independent,” an anthology ode to straight-to-video horrors of yore featuring San Diego filmmakers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Terminator Returns for 30th Anniversary Celebration

The American Cinematheque, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and SKED TK celebrate the 30th anniversary of sci-fi thriller, THE TERMINATOR, with a special screening and panel discussion on October 15, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Schwarzenegger joins writer/director James Cameron and writer/producer, Gale Anne Hurd for a conversation moderated by journalist Geoff Boucher.

NYCC 2014: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Legend of Korra Take Center Stage

WHAT:   Nickelodeon gives New York Comic Con attendees an exclusive look at the hit animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which debuts its epic third season Friday, Oct. 3, and fan-favorite The Legend of Korra, which will premiere Book 4 on and the Nick App the same day.   During each hour-long panel, voice cast and executive producers will show special sneak peeks, screen a brand-new episode and reveal never-before-seen art.

Upon entering the convention center, fans will be greeted by Nickelodeon’s booth, which is inspired by the creativity and imagination streaming from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio.  The booth features a bold collage showcasing beloved hits like The Ren & Stimpy Show, The Fairly OddParents, Angry Beavers, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Turtles, Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners, among others.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Funko Gets Teeny Tiny with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minis

Walk into just about any store that sells the merest of pop culture merchandise these days and you are likely to find Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures. Hell, I walked into a 711 the other day and an endcap was overflowing with the little buggers. In the last year or so, Funko have revved up their mini offerings with endless waves of Mystery Mini figures, so it comes as no surprise that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be in their sights! Put me down for a Casey Jones and a Krang, please!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Deadpool Movie Is A GO

And just like that, with an email dropped in my box gleefully, albeit cryptically stating "DEADPOOL. MOVIE. 2-12-16" from a very trusted source, it is GAME ON!! The dreams of hundreds of thousands of lunatic Poolifiles, including his creator, Robert Liefeld, and the man destined to play him on the big screen, Ryan Reynolds, are answered today as Fox gives the big thumbs up to a film we've been begging for...well..for some time now!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bigshot Toyworks Presents Mike Mignola's "Monkey With a Gun"

Some artistic images are instantly iconic, resonating with audiences across the planet as they receive some unspoken message delivered to the viewer directly. They'll say  "It's a message about gun violence in our schools." or "It's a reminder to always question who holds the power and how much power we give them"....or maybe it's just a monkey holding a gun, drawn by the unmistakable hand of Mike Mignola of Hellboy fame!

With a love that knows no bounds for a body of amazing work, Bigshot Toyworks is proud to present "Monkey With A Gun", a limited edition, hand crafted resin figure standing 9.5 inches tall with a faux-bronze paint application. The result is a must have piece that will be the center of any die hard Mignola fan's art collection and a striking point of conversation amid a comic book lover's displays. Of course, you don't need to be either of those things to appreciate this killer translation from page to three dimensions, with all that monkey angst included at no extra cost.

Vampire Tribunals Puts YOU In the Battle With Vampires and Demons

Clazz Games, a mobile video game publisher, and developer Raincrow Studios announced today the launch of Vampire Tribunals. Featuring mobile multi-player combat, Vampire Tribunals is a supernatural experience where vampire fantasies are no longer dreams, they are real.

Like “Google’s” popular “Ingress”, Vampire Tribunals is tailored to take advantage of the geo-location features of smart phones. But instead of monuments and portals, Vampire Tribunals reveals the real world to be filled with vampires and demons living among us. Stay in your neighborhood, zoom out to see the playing field or transport your vampire through the in-game Janus Mirror to attack enemy players all over the world. Players will bite their way through thousands of victims on their iPhone using in-phone navigation as they locate their next prey, with the goal of becoming the world’s most dominant blood-sucking vampire.

Anticipate the Fear in Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, last week confirmed Resident Evil® Revelations 2 is in development for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be available across North America and Europe in Early 2015.