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Cartoon Network Reveals “Uzumaki” Horror Anime To Join Toonami

Today is a great day for fans of the legendary horror mangaka, Junji Ito, as Cartoon Network has revealed a brand new anime coming to Toonami .

In partnership with Production IG USA, “Uzumaki” will be a four episode mini-series based on the supernatural horror manga by Ito. This series will premiere on Toonami at some point in 2020, although the exact timeframe has not been revealed yet.

Check out the haunting trailer above. If you are not familiar with Ito’s work, prepare to be scared in a very different way than you might expect. This is the kind of horror that stays with you, and never lets you go.

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Pennywise Returns To Terrorize Derry, Maine Again In “It Chapter Two” Trailer

Stephen King fans only have a few more months to wait until the remake of “It” concludes in theaters. When last we saw The Losers Club, they had fought off Pennywise for the first time, but with “It Chapter Two”, decades have passed, and according to the new trailer – the fight is about to begin again.

Check out the new video below:

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Can they take down Pennywise once and for all? We will have to wait and see… or read the book, which came out several decades ago.

“It Chapter Two” stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, as well as the returning kids from the first film including Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, and Jack Dylan Grazer. Bill Skarsgård is also back to reprise his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Expect Pennywise and The Losers Club to return to the big screen on September 6, 2019.

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Mego Forced To Pull Freddy Krueger Figure

Fans of Freddy Krueger may need to rush to stores and pick up a certain action figure, as it’s about to go out of production much sooner than expected.

Mego Corp. just announced on their Facebook page that their Freddy Krueger figure is about to be halted from hitting stores this summer. While there is not a ton of specific info they were able to share, likely due to legalities, they ultimately know the license just ended abruptly and they have no choice but to cancel future figures of Freddy from being made.

Here is what Mego had to say about the Freddy:

Some of you may have heard rumblings that our new Freddy is a Limited Edition run, but haven’t seen pictures showing it to be a variant. The issue is a little more complicated than a limited production variant run. While there are a couple of small changes to our new Freddy, the reason this will become an extremely limited item is that the licensor (Warner Bros) is not allowing us to ship any more goods after June of this year. Though we don’t know the reason for sure, we believe that either the actor has pulled his likeness or they have lost the license. Again, we don’t know why…all we know is that this is Freddy’s last run within our licensing rights!

There will be two versions of Freddy on the market by June. The first version has a green glove and is currently available, while the second and last version will have a brown glove according to Paul Clarke and is part of the Wave 6 distribution scheduled for June release. *

Freddy fans and toy collectors better start stocking up on the figure, as it could be a valuable item one day. The figures are already limited to a small run, and this news could make the Freddy a very hot commodity.

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New Trailer For “Child’s Play” Arrives With Debut of Mark Hamill’s Chucky Voice

Recently, Mark Hamill announced he would be the voice of Chucky in the new “Child’s Play” remake. Fans were excited but skeptical of this news, especially since Hamill’s voice has been lended to some iconic characters in the past. Today, with the first full trailer for “Child’s Play” dropping, we get out first change to hear how this new Chucky will sound.

Check out the trailer below, and make sure to watch until the end to hear Hamill’s voice:

I am very elated to hear Hamill’s voice sounding so differently than what I expected. I think I wasn’t the only person concerned that Chucky would sound too much like The Joker, but this character sounds pretty unique. If I didn’t know it was Hamill, the VO actor would be completely unrecognizable to me.

Child’s Play” arrives in theaters on June 21.

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Watch The Trailer For the New “Beetlejuice” Musical

It’s showtime! The new “Beetlejuice” musical is set to open on Broadway very soon, and we now have a trailer to tantalize you with, giving you a first glimpse at what to expect from this new production.

The show, which will be housed in the Winter Garden Theatre, is a direct adaptation of the movie. This new trailer shows you how close it will be to the source material, unlike other geeky Broadway adaptations *cough* spider-man *cough*.

Check out the trailer below:

They are staying true to the Tim Burton aesthetic, down to the sandworms and unique choice of interior decoration. Make sure you watched until the very end to hear one more familiar Harry Belafonte tune that I can not wait to see on the stage!

Alex Brightman stars as Beetlejuice, along with Sophie Anne Caruso as Lydia, Tony nominees Kerry Butler and Rob McClure as Barbara and Adam, Leslie Kritzer and Adam Dannheisser as Delia and Charles, and Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho.

“Beetlejuice” opens April 25, with previews going on right now. Tickets are available at this link here, but your chances of getting those seats are highly improbable. Instead, use this link here to access the Beetlejuice ticket lottery.

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Mark Hamill Becomes Voice Of Chucky In “Child’s Play” Reboot

The “Child’s Play” remake is moving along and nearing completion in time for a summer release. Not too long ago, we saw the first trailer for the film, but it neglected to reveal who the voice of the killer doll was. Now, we know who that is – and it’s legendary VO actor Mark Hamill.

Hamill made the announcement in a tweet addressing attendees of Wondercon, where he explained his excitement for the role and his hopes to “have some fun”:

Check out the tweet below:

I am always elated to see Mark Hamill working, especially in VO, but this is a role I am not too interested in seeing his take on. Hamill’s voice is so iconic, and also so familiar due to his decades of work in animation.

I was hoping “Child’s Play’ would take a note from the “It” remake and cast someone lesser known, to really make the role a surprise in many way. We know what Mark Hamill is capable of, and that voice is hard to mask. It’ll be hard not to visualize The Joker or another character he gave life to in the past, but I hope I’ll be wrong about that and Hamill delivers something new and different.

“Child’s Play” comes out this summer on June 21, 2019.

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Critters Are Back In New Streaming Series, Aptly Titled “Critters: A New Binge”

Remember “Critters”? The bizarre movie about carnivorous tribbles from the 80’s that spawned three sequels? Yeah, that one. Well, they’re back, and they have a brand new series that will be streaming online very soon.

“Critters: A New Binge” is a new series developed for Shudder, an online streaming service that specializes in horror. It continues the adventures of the movies, harkening back to its predecessors but with a modern twist.

Check out the trailer below (which is a bit gory so may be NSFW):

Here is the official synopsis:

Critters: A New Binge is a comedy-horror Shudder exclusive series that picks up the tale of the Critters – hairy, carnivorous, insatiable aliens – from the beloved 1980s film franchise. Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter Christopher, a lovelorn high-schooler, his best friend Charlie, his crush Dana, and his mom Veronica – whose past will come back to bite them. Who will survive? And who will be eaten?

Meanwhile, a new Critters film just wrapped filming for SyFy, so it’s a good time to be a Critters fan.

“Critters: A New Binge” arrives on Shudder on March 21.

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Chucky Is Back To His Roots With A Modern Twist In New “Child’s Play” Trailer

Nothing is safe from remakes, but in some rare cases, those remakes may be the best thing to do with an outdated movie franchise. Case in point, everyone’s favorite slasher doll, Chucky. His last batch of movies were B-rated schlock at best, and borderline comedy films. In 2019, he’s back, and he’s ditched the jokes for something more sinister.

Check out the trailer below:

This rendition of Chucky seems to keep intact the sensibilities of the original 1988 film, but modernizing it both bringing the doll into the modern world of play as well as the methods of terror. Director Lars Klevberg has said that this ideation of the crazed doll will not be one possessed by a serial killer, but a cyborg gone out of control.

The film stars Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry and Tim Matheson. The voice of Chucky is still being left a mystery, as is his appearance.

The new Child’s Play will arrive in theaters on June 21.

Yesterday, we showed you the first trailer for the new remake of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary” film – which one do you think will be scarier?


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Bring Out Your Dead With New “Pet Sematary” Trailer

That kitty ain’t so cute no more! This morning, Paramount released the first full trailer for their “Pet Sematary” re-make, starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. Check out the video below:

Here is the official synopsis from Paramount:

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, (#StephenKing) #PetSematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (#JohnLithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

The original book was released in 1983, and adapted into a film for the first time in 1989. That original version starred Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby (AKA Tasha Yar from Star Trek: TNG), Brad Greenquist and Michael Lombard. It was a box office hit, costing $11.5 million and earning $57.5 million by the end of its run. Will this remake have the same luck? Time, and discerning audiences, will tell.

“Pet Sematary” will hit US theaters on April 5, 2019.

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Mezco reveals “Living Dead Dolls” Jack Torrance ahead of NY Toy Fair 2019

NY Toy Fair 2019 is just a few weeks away, but the reveals have already begun for many companies.

Mezco is one of those companies that come out strong during the show, with loads of new products on display at the event. Before the doors of the Javits center have opened, the company has given us a sneak peek reveal of a new item that will be on display.

The toy, which will be a part of their acclaimed “Living Dead Dolls” series, was revealed in their blog:

While the LDD line is littered with creepy and bloody characters, this one may be the most chilling. The stark facial expression of Jack Torrance from “The Shining” film is certainly shocking, and will be a fine addition for collectors of horror toys.

Equally important, this means Mezco may hold the license to this film for other toys, including One:12 – imagine a One:12 Jack Torrance! This could also potentially open the door for other Stephen King properties in Mezco’s repetoire – fingers crossed!

Jack Torrance is the main protagonist of Stephen King’s The Shining (1977). Jack was nominated as the 25th greatest film villain of all time by The American Film Institute.

Mezco has promised another reveal coming soon before Toy Fair kicks off, so stay tuned for what is next!

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