Category: Horror

RIP: Joan Weldon

Joan Weldon’s family announced yesterday that the singer and actress, died on February 11, 2021, at the age of 90.  No cause of death was given.

Weldon was best known for her co-starring role in the sci-fi, horror classic Them!  Weldon’s career began her singing in the San Francisco Grand Opera Company. She later sang in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera and on Broadway,  Weldon’s acting career began in 1953.  She appeared in eleven films and made eleven guest appearances on television shows including roles on Cheyenne, Perry Mason, Have Gun Will Travel and Maverick.

After her acting career, Weldon returned to her first love, singing. She appeared in many road show productions including The Music Man and Oklahoma.  Joan Weldon retired in 1980.

I had no idea that Joan Weldon was a singer.  I knew her best from her role in Them!  I thought she was excellent.  I appreciate that she came off as smart (if not smarter) than the men in the movie and she wasn’t there to be saved.  Weldon’s career in movies and television was relatively short, but what an impact she made.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and fans.

What Were the Best Horror Posters of 2020? Cast Your Vote!!

IMPAwards is running their annual contest to let fans determine the Best Horror Movie Posters of 2020.  If you click over to their site, you’ll see all the posters in the running and you can pick your top five.  Once you submit your vote you can see the top vote getting posters (at that point).  I only had one of my picks make the top five… but maybe that will change once you vote.  

“The 7th Day” Starring Guy Pearce – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

I’m a Guy Pearce and Keith David fan so I am looking forward to The 7th Day.  The fact that Keith didn’t make the poster doesn’t bode well for him living to the end of the film.  As to the poster it is okay.  I did like the trailer.  If I watch The 7th Day, I know that I’ll be doing it without my wife.  She hates exorcism movies.

A renowned exorcist who teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Keith David, Stephen Lang
Directed by: Justin P. Lange

The “Army of the Dead” Trailer is Here (and so are Craig’s thoughts on it)

Today the Army of the Dead trailer dropped.  I like Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, 300 and Watchmen.  So I’m looking forward to seeing what Snyder will do with Army of the Dead.  The story holds a lot of potential and Dave Bautista will make a good lead.  My only concerns are that it doesn’t get silly.  I like some humor in my horror, but the focus needs to be on the scary stuff.  Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead had the right balance, I hope that Army of the Dead does as well.

A Zack Snyder film. On Netflix May 21.

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raúl Castillo, Michael Cassidy, and Garret Dillahunt.

Story by Zack Snyder
Screenplay by Zack Snyder & Shay Hatten and Joby Harold
Directed by Zack Snyder

“The Creature from the Black Lagoon” and “Frankenstein” by Juan Ramos!

The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of two prints by Juan Ramos that sold out on the first day that they were launched!  The other print is an alternate poster for the original Frankenstein. The prints were released by Bottleneck Gallery and it is worth a click over to see both The Creature and Frankenstein in slightly larger versions (plus all the other cool stuff on site).

Universal Monsters Ultimate Frankenstein’s Monster

Fans of Universal’s classic monster Frankenstein, as played by Boris Karloff, is coming to fans in June!  

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the acclaimed silver-screen classic Frankenstein, NECA announces the triumphant debut of Universal Monsters in its Ultimate action figure line!

The sculpt captures Boris Karloff’s poignant portrayal of the misunderstood monster in authentic black-and-white.

Standing in 7″ scale, the figure comes in premium anniversary packaging with plenty of accessories: 3 interchangeable heads, 6 interchangeable hands, shackles and daisies.

Product Features
7 inches (17.78cm)
Made of plastic
Highly detailed
From the classic Frankenstein (1931) movie
Box Contents
Frankenstein’s monster figure
3 Head sculpts
3 Pairs of hands
Chains
2 Daisy accessories

Pre-orders as well as more information and photos are available now at the Big Bad Toy Store.

 

“The Toll” Poster and Trailer!

Here we have the poster and trailer for The Toll.  I like the poster and the trailer isn’t bad.

Supernatural terror and spine-tingling suspense highlight this gripping journey into fear. When Cami orders a taxi service to take her to her father’s country home, she’s hoping for a quiet and uneventful ride. But a wrong turn by Spencer, her chatty driver, results in the car stalling on a dark and remote road. After several threatening and inexplicable occurrences, Cami and Spencer realize they are being watched by an unseen presence — one that sees them as trespassers, and is ready to exact a deadly toll.

“The Devil Below” Poster and Trailer are Here!

Ignore the poster and check out the trailer for The Devil Below.

The poster is just bad.  The monster is too close to the people looking in the hole.  The creature isn’t scary enough on his own and with the people so close, showing no fear, the poster just doesn’t work.

The trailer for The Devil Below does its job though.  I’ll be tuning in.

A team of researchers come to Appalachian country to try to learn what caused a series of fires that shut down a network of coal mines. They soon discover what shuttered the mines, and what big teeth they have.
#Syfy​ #DevilBelow

“The Seventh Day” Starring Guy Pearce is Here!

I’m a Guy Pearce fan and his latest is The Seventh Day.  The trailer is below.  This will be a view on streaming for me.

There has been a drastic increase in possessions across the country. Father Peter (#GuyPearce​) a renowned exorcist is serving the church by overseeing trainee priests while they take the last step in their on-the-job training – identifying possession and learning the rites of exorcism. Father Daniel Garcia is Father Peter’s latest trainee. As the priests plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge. #TheSeventhDay​

The “Cosmic Sin” Poster & Trailer Starring Frank Grillo and Bruce Willis!

What do you think about the poster and trailer for Cosmic Sin starring Frank Grillo and Bruce Willis?

I like the poster okay, but Willis’ suit looks a bit wonky with the placement of his “belt”.  The trailer is okay as well.  I was a bit surprised that Grillo got top billing since it looks like Willis is in the film for more than a cameo.  I’ll watch once Cosmic Sin comes to a streaming service I get.

“Faceless” – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

Above we have a poster for Faceless and below the trailer.  I’m interested in seeing more thanks to the trailer — the poster doesn’t do much for me.

Marcel Sarmiento, director of Deadgirl, V/H/S Viral and Totem, is back with his next horror film, Faceless, which releases on Digital February 16 and on DVD March 2.

In the film…

“After waking up disoriented and frightened in a hospital room, George (Brendan Sexton III, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie) discovers that he has received a full face transplant.

“Following the initial shock of an unfamiliar face, George becomes plagued by vivid, unexplainable flashbacks. He is soon released from the hospital and expected to fend for himself without any recollection of his previous life. With no end in sight and nobody to turn to but a mysterious woman named Sophie (Alex Essoe, “The Haunting of Blye Manor”), George must overcome his flashbacks, unexplained daily occurrences and a persistent, masked stalker to put the pieces together before it’s too late.”

“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

I like the poster and trailer for Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.  I’ll be watching come February 10th.

From housing serial killers to untimely deaths, the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is known to many as LA’s deadliest hotel. The latest chapter in the Cecil’s dark history involves the mysterious disappearance of college student Elisa Lam. Check in to the Cecil Hotel on February 10, only on Netflix.