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Midsummer Scream 2017 in Photos
Written by Jason McDonald, August 1, 2017
Conventions are always popping up around the country and big states like California have their fair share of them. However, there can never be enough conventions centered around Halloween as far as I’m concerned.  This was my first year attending Midsummer Scream and it could be new favorite Halloween centric con. So if you’ve never

Comic Con 2017 in Photos – Part Two
Written by Jason McDonald, July 25, 2017
So the first day of Comic Con was pretty easy going, I didn’t have a whole lot going on and I didn’t really see a lot of photo opportunities.  The second day, though, was a bit more jampacked. I had everything from a fashion show to a viking funeral to attend.  That’s right, they sent

Comic Con 2017 in Photos- Part One
Written by Jason McDonald, July 23, 2017
San Diego Comic Con is just about over and it’s been another long couple of days filled with relentless B.O. and people shoving flyers in your face.  However, as miserable as the experience is in the moment, I always feel just a bit sad when it’s over. Usually I try to do these photo reports

LAIKA Will Be Giving Away ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Coraline’ Themed Nikes at Comic Con
Written by Jason McDonald, July 10, 2017
It’s that time of the year again where we have to start talking about the biggest event in pop culture: San Diego Comic Con. We’re just ten days away from the start of the most hellacious nerd event of the year and there are plenty of events being announced. Among the various things to see

The Team Behind ‘The Conjuring’ Universe are Having a Short Film Contest
Written by Jason McDonald, July 8, 2017
Are you an aspiring filmmaker who has a catalog of short films ready to show off?  Think one of them might vibe with “The Conjuring” series?  Then there’s a contest just for. In order to promote the upcoming release of “Annabelle: Creation” James Wan and the creators of the “Conjuring Universe” are hosting a short film

‘Kreator’ Pays Homage to 80s Slashers with Their Official Video for ‘Pleasure to Kill’
Written by Chris Savage, June 14, 2017
It may have taken a mere 31 years, but the legendary German thrashers, Kreator, have finally unleashed an official music video to the title track of their 1986 album of the same name, “Pleasure to Kill”. The video was created in celebration of the upcoming re-releases of their first four records; “Endless Pain“, “Pleasure To Kill“, “Terrible

Mondo Unleashes ‘The Thing’ Board Game Plus a Slew of New Prints for Texas Frightmare Weekend
Written by Chris Savage, May 4, 2017
The guys over at Mondo always manage to create something truly delicious and today is no different as Mondo have teamed up with USAopoly’s designer games division, Project Raygun to unleash the board game The Thing™: Infection At Outpost 31. But that’s not all, courtesy of iHorror, we have your first look at some of the

SEGA CD Game ‘Night Trap’ to be Remastered and Re-Released on the PS4 and Xbox One
Written by Chris Savage, April 26, 2017
Oh, boy… One of the most controversial games of the 90s looks to be rearing its ugly head in 2017 as the SEGA CD game Night Trap is set to be remastered and re-released onto the PS4 and Xbox One sometime this year according to IGN via Limited Run Games. Night Trap will also receive

Wondercon Day One in Photos
Written by Jason McDonald, April 2, 2017
It’s that time of year where we get ready for the big cons by attending what I like to think is the pre-game for the rest of the year: Wondercon. This year is rather light when it comes to the horror, but I decided to do my due diligence and hang around the con to

Like the New ‘It’ Trailer? Here’s a Shot by Shot Comparison with the Original
Written by Jason McDonald, March 31, 2017
I can’t explain it yet, but I’ve been drawn in by the new “It” trailer and I’ve found myself watching it a few times already.  I started to get curious about how the old series would compare with the new one and, thankfully, someone did the leg work for me. This video by YouTube user

The Skullcrawlers in ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Were Based Off of a Pokemon
Written by Jason McDonald, March 31, 2017
Inspiration can be drawn from all sorts of places and given how so many of the new generation of filmmakers grew up in the 80s/90s it’s no surprise that some of them might draw inspiration from one of the hottest ’90s properties: Pokemon. Wired recently posted a video that explored some of the behind-the-scene facts

The Art of Charles Band’s Full Moon Arrives in a Collector’s Edition Art Book in 2017
Written by Chris Savage, November 4, 2016
Charles Band has delivered some iconic films throughout the years, with each film delivering a visual treat to the eye thanks to the artwork that you see on the cover of the Blu-ray, DVD or even VHS. And with Full Moon having an absolute slew of films under their banner, it only makes sense that a

[Video] If You Thought Your Job Sucked Just Imagine if you Worked with Jigsaw
Written by Jason McDonald, October 24, 2016
Remember a few years ago when a little comedic video called “Living with Jigsaw” was released?  Well, unlike the films the comedy skit was based on, director Chris Capel took his time and waited several years before finally releasing a sequel and it seems to have paid off. The new comedy short “Working with Jigsaw”

[Video] The Most Bizarre Fake Trailer You’ll See About Potatoes Today
Written by Jason McDonald, October 6, 2016
The internet is a magical place.  Where else will you see a boyfriend and a girlfriend team-up to create a fake trailer where a woman is haunted by potatoes?  Most likely nowhere else. “Peeled: The Potato Resurrection” is sure to be the most bizarre potato-related experience you’ll have this week. To describe it would just

[Review] The Queen Mary Sails into Dark Waters
Written by Jason McDonald, October 6, 2016
For eleven months out of the year the historic Queen Mary rests peacefully on the Long Beach harbor.  The ship, once a majestic liner, is now a floating museum and hotel where guests can come and marvel at it’s glory and appreciate its long history.  However, during one month of the year the ship turns

Knott’s Berry Farm Unveils the Full Slate of Scares for this Years Knott’s Scary Farm
Written by Jason McDonald, August 28, 2016
The summer days are finally dying out and Fall is just peaking around the corner.  That can mean only one thing: it’s nearly Halloween season.  And while I’m the type of person to complain about Christmas decorations infesting stores early and early, you’ll hear no such complaints from me about the Halloween season.  I’m more

‘American Horror Story’ to Haunt Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights
Written by Jason McDonald, August 17, 2016
I know feelings tend to be mixed about “American Horror Story”, but there’s no doubt that the show has become quite the cultural sensation.  And now it’s diving deeper into the mainstream this year with an appearance at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando. Universal Studios announced that the hit FX series

More Photos From Our Comic Con 2016 Trip
Written by Jason McDonald, July 24, 2016
My time in San Diego has mercifully come to an end.  Once again I end the trip dying from heat exhaustion and rattled from being crushed by the masses.  Still, even though I nearly lost my mind several times, I’ll be sad when it’s finally all over. But that being said, here’s a few more

Here’s Our Photographic Trip Report from Comic Con (Preview Night)
Written by Jason McDonald, July 22, 2016
Here we go, into the breach once again as we descend into the swirling madness that surrounds San Diego every July.  Will we make it out alive? Will I suckered into buying crap I don’t need?  Will I find my house keys before we leave?  Join us and find out as we head to Comic

Criterion to Release ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and a Guillermo Del Toro Trilogy Pack this October
Written by Jason McDonald, July 19, 2016
If you’ve been thinking about sprucing up your Guillermo Del Toro collection (you do have one, right?) you might want to hold off on that for a little bit.  Criterion is getting ready to pay proper tribute to one of my favorite directors. Releasing on October 11, 2016 Criterion will be taking a trip into