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Iron Sky 2?! It’s a Go, if Crowdfunding Allows!

Oh hells yes.  Our favorite Nazis-are-still-around-and-have-a-secret-base-on-the-moon sequel looks like it’s a go.   Entitled Iron Sky – The Coming Race, this film not only brings back the spectacular inanity of the first marvelous film, but Hitler riding a dinosaur?  Just shut up and take our money.

You can donate to the cause here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iron-sky-the-coming-race–2

For those unfamiliar with the first film, Iron Sky, was the quaint little tale of a group of Nazis who, after being defeated near the end of the second World War, fled to the moon (as one does).  There, they build a space fleet and launched an attack on the Earth in 2008.

Acting?  Directing?  Special effects?  All cheesy.  But would you have it any other way?  Would you?!  Of course not.

You can view the original on Netflix.  Prepare your forehead for a barrage of smacks from the palm of your hand.

Here’s a trailer for the sure to be fabulous sequel.  Enjoy.

Poll: Which is the Best Friday the 13th Movie?

We can pretty much agree that the original Friday the 13th was the favorite, if not the best, of the Friday the 13th movies. Which is the next best isn’t as clear as the waters of Crystal Lake. So which is your favorite of all of the other movies? If you can’t remember the others, below the poll is the trailer of each of the movies. Even if you don’t take the poll, the trailers are a hoot and a nice passage down memory lane.

Which was your favorite Friday the 13th Movie (other than the original)?

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Friday the 13th Part 2:  

Friday the 13th Part III: 

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter:

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning:

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives:

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood:

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan:

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday:

Jason X:

Freddy vs. Jason:

Friday the 13th (2009):

6 Horror Comics We’re Psyched About in 2015

2015 promises to be a great year in comics, with renewed interest in the media growing  – thanks in part to the highly successful films and television.  The horror genre in comics is proving to be as rich as ever in terms of creativity and talent.  Since “Hellblazer” has evolved into a much less scary “Constantine”, where does one turn for scary graphic novels?  Glad you asked.  Here are six horror comics we’re really looking forward to in 2015:

 


 

Nameless

Nameless from Image Comics

Nameless #1 (Image)

Written By: Grant Morrison
Art By: Chris Burnham
Art By: Nathan Fairbairn

An astronomer kills his family, then himself, leaving a cryptic warning. A Veiled Lady hunts her victims through human nightmares. An occult hustler known only as “Nameless” is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists for a desperate mission. And the malevolent asteroid Xibalba spins closer on a collision course with Earth. But nothing is what it seems—a terrifying inhuman experiment is about to begin. Abandon all hope and experience ultimate horror in NAMELESS.

NAMELESS seems to have everything we love in the disaster genre, with the addition of a John Constantine-like character.  Sign us up!

 


 

Frankenstein Underground

Frankenstein Underground by Dark Horse Comics

Frankenstein Underground #1 (Dark Horse)

Written By: Mike Mignola
Art By: Ben Stenbeck

The Frankenstein creature is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he will discover other strange creatures—and dark secrets to the universe.  Even though Mignola will only be drawing the covers, he has proven to be an excellent storyteller and we’re really looking forward to this Frankenstein tale.

 


 

Puppet Master from Danger Zone

Puppet Master from Danger Zone

Puppet Master #1 (Danger Zone)

Written by Shawn Gabborin
Art by Michela Da Sacco

When a group of teens stop by the Bodega Bay Inn, they learn the local legends are both real and deadly.

Call us nostalgic, but we’ve been waiting for a new Puppet Master tale to keep us awake at night.  Hopefully Gabborin and Da Sacco will deliver.  Looks promising.

 


 

6c285943-bd4f-4007-b290-c0c827d2420b-197x300The Fly: Outbreak #1 (IDW)

Written by Brandon Seifert
Art by Menton3

Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well.

If we could get a Jeff Goldblum cameo, all would be right with the world.

 


 

NormanVol1_Cover_jpg_size-400Norman (Titan)

by Stan Silas

Norman is a typical eight-year-old, living in a little old house with his zombie uncle. A fan of horror movies, he seeks to recreate his favourite scenes starring his heroes: Freddy Krugger, Jason Vorhees and Michael Myers. As his next victims, Norman chooses his classmates, the new boy, Jeremy, and the local rich girl, Grace. As they join the ranks of the local missing children, Norman has to work hard to avoid discovery.

Silas is obviously a disturbed writer, coming up with such a horrific premise.  But yeah, we’ll check it out.

 


 

28397Archie Vs. Predator #1 (Dark Horse)

Written by Alex de Campi
Art by Fernando Ruiz

America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?

We’re massive fans of “Afterlife With Archie”.  This title looks utterly insane and probably won’t hold much in the way of chills and thrills.  But are we on board for this one?  You bet.

 


Which horror comics are you looking forward to in 2015?  Let us know in the comments below!

Joe Lansdale’s “Leonard” Has Been Cast

Our absolute favorite literary buddies are finally coming to the small screen.  Joe R. Lansdale’s “Hap & Leonard” just announced the casting of Michael K. Williams as Leonard.  Formerly starring in “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire”, Mr. Williams brings a gravitas necessary for the role of Leonard Pine.

Michael K. Williams, photo from thefilmstage.comJoe R. Lansdale first introduced us to the unlikely best friends Leonard Pine and Hap Collins back in 1990’s Savage Season.  Set in East Texas, Leonard, a gay, Vietnam Vet and Hap, who was imprisoned for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War.  Together they find their ways into adventure, mystery and horror.  As the duo make their way through eleven novels, they become quite the private detectives.  Both men approach situations differently, but their friendship triumphs over all.

No announcements have been made as to who will play Hap as of yet.  Needless to say, we’re thrilled that this is being created for the Sundance Channel.  The series is set to premiere in 2016.  Stay tuned for more details.

5 Horror Movies We’re Psyched About in 2015 (with trailers)

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension 

Release date:  March 13, 2015

A Paranormal Activity movie…in 3D?  Just take our money.  These P.A. movies, even with their faults, are widely popular and we’re okay with popular horror movies.  Popular means box office revenues, which prompt studios to invest in more chilling cinema.  The Paranormal Activity folks have a goldmine on their hands, and we’re happy to see their movies produced.

 

 

 

 


Nightlight

Release date: March 27, 2015

Another “found footage” film  in the horror sub genre, this looks very similar to “Blair Witch”.  For the most part we here at HU like these “found footage” movies.  Even the movies which aren’t very original.  Looks creepy, though.

 

 


 

Insidious Chapter 3

Release date: June 3, 2015

The first “Insidious” movie was hands-down the scariest movie we’d seen in a long, long time.  Edge of ourseat.  The sequel was awesome, but not quite as scary.  Probably because we knew what to expect going in.  That said, we’ll be there for number 3, ready to jump out of our chairs and hide in our popcorn.

 


 

 

Anger of the Dead

Release date:  2015, TBA

Based on the 2013 short film, this epidemic horror movie should prove to be a worthy part of the zombie canon.  Well, we’re hoping it will be.  The short movie was pretty decent!  Do we need another zombie movie?  Is the genre too saturated?  Maybe it is.  But we’re okay with that.

 


 

Crimson Peak

Release date: October 16, 2015

Guillermo del Toro?  Tom Hiddleston?  Yeah, we’re on board.  This period piece looks like it won’t be on the cutting edge of horror, but del Toro certainly crafts a fine tale.  We’re predicting that Crimson Peak will be on the same scale of scary as “The Others”.  Not terrifying, but spooky enough to draw in a good box office.

 

 

Leonard Nimoy, 83, has died

Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83Leonard Nimoy has passed on due to complications from C.O.P.D.  He was 83.  While best known for his role a “Spock” on Star Trek, he also had a great five season run on “In Search Of…”, a show that explored the paranormal.  One of my personal favorite television shows when I was growing up, Mr. Nimoy narrated the show that presented evidence and explored the mysteries of UFOs, ghosts, the Loch Ness monster, and my favorite, Bigfoot.

Mr. Nimoy also was an accomplished director, having helmed some of the most popular Star Trek movies as well as wider-appeal movies such as “Three Men and a Baby”.

Growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mr. Nimoy was a local hero who also narrated the introduction to the Museum of Science’s Mugar OmniMax theater.  The delight of hearing Mr. Nimoy’s distinctive voice still resonates with me to this day.

Mr. Nimoy did live a long and prosperous life, and will be missed.

Lady Gaga to Star in next season of “American Horror Story”

Image courtesy of Lady Gaga’s Facebook page

Lady Gaga has been tweeting scary things as of late.  After a jaw-dropping performance of a “Sound of Music” medley at the Academy Awards, the singer has announced that she will be joining the cast of “American Horror Story: Hotel”. Normally, we would expect a star like Gaga to have a cameo a la Stevie Nicks. But Lady Gaga looks to be a regular cast member. Should be interesting, to say the least.

No official word yet on the plot details for “AHS: Hotel”. If I were to go out on a limb, I would say that the story takes place in a shopping mall. Or, more likely, a haberdashery.

Help Fund a Horror Movie!

Do you just dig crowd funding?  Want to be a “producer” for a horror movie?  Then, good reader, do we have a deal for you.  Astron-6’s upcoming film, The Void, needs some funding for the practical special effects.  Going through the crowd funding site Indiegogo, the creators pitch practical effects in favor of cheaper-looking CGI.  So we can help them create scary looking monsters!

Watch their pitch and get involved!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-void–10 

“American Horror Story” Actor Dies

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Ben Woolf, 34, an actor from the most recent season of “American Horror Story,” died on Monday in Los Angeles.

Mr. Woolf portayed “Meep”, on “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”  Meep was known for only being able to say one word.

Los Angeles Police confirmed reports that he had been hit by a car’s side mirror in an accident on Thursday night in Hollywood.  According to the website, TMZ, Mr. Woolf was struck in the head by the passing SUV.