While out on a midnight drive, two friends – Alec and Sam – are hit by the “Ghost Train,” an inter-dimensional soul carrier. They wake up to discover themselves stuck on the train with no way out and no ticket, which is a problem when the conductor comes around. As they desperately search for an escape, the boys uncover clues that lead them deeper into the train’s musty cabins and into the path of a killer!
Remember when FOX blew it by passing on the Locke & Key TV series? Well, apparently this is one adaptation that refuses to die. Joe Hill’s critically acclaimed comic book series looks like it may be adapted by Universal as a movie trilogy. Latino Review reports that producer duo, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are in talks with Universal to adapt the comic into a films series. Of course, nothing is set in stone, but this could be the first step toward a proper adaptation of “Locke & Key”.
For the past twenty-two years, Universal Orlando has been home to the always fun and sometimes genuinely frightening Halloween Horror Nights. For their 2012 edition, Universal has gone all out, creating all-new houses with the help of a famous illusion/comedy duo and musician, as well as taking inspiration from one of my favorite horror game series of all time, the biggest horror show currently on television, and the company’s own history.
(Assumedly) Due to the all the construction going on in the park, there are only seven houses this year instead of the traditional eight – which is a bummer – but between everything the event has to offer, there’s enough to keep you occupied for a night.
From October 19th to November 10th, Mondo will be holding a gallery show featuring numerous posters for the classic Universal Monster movies! Today they unveiled their take on Creature From The Black Lagoon by artist Laurent Durieux. This guy is limited to 475 prints and will be available for sale at the Mondo pop-up store at the Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar on Friday, 9/21.
When the show opens it will feature one-sheets from dozens of world-renowned artists including Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, JC Richard, Kevin Tong, Ken Taylor and many more. The gallery will also include original, never-before-seen works from legendary poster artist Drew Struzan. A full roster of artists can be found in the postcard image below the jump.
The Mondo pop-up store at Fantastic Fest will also boast a new line of limited edition shirts from Tyler Stout. Entitled “Brain Damage”, the collection features a wealth of new designs from Tyler and a cadre of artists personally selected by Tyler himself. You can check out some of those below as well.
Head inside for a look at the full Black Lagoon poster and a peek at those T-Shirts! READ MORE
We’ve covered Universal Studios’ Silent Hill attraction before, and just last week they held a preview for the event so the media could take a peak behind the blood soaked curtain. Obviously, it’s still very much under construction, but it still looks great. Now, what you might not know is Universal is also recreating another iconic survival horror franchise at their Japan location, and naturally, we’re talking about Resident Evil. That’s right, if you’re planning on going to Japan between now and Halloween, you might want to check out the Raccoon City edition of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. If only I could be in two places at once. Check out some images from both attractions after the jump
I really dug the ‘La Llorona’ designs for last year’s maze, “La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas”, at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. So much so that I kind of regret that it was the one maze I didn’t have time to see, but I’m going to make a point of seeing everything this year – which means I’ll most certainly be checking out the follow-up maze ‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ or ‘Weeping Woman: The Child Hunter’.
‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ will feature immersive environments depicting scenes and imagery of a rural Mexican village. This year’s maze will tell the haunting story of ‘La Llorona,’ a beautiful girl named Maria from a poor village who desperately sought to win the affection of a rich nobleman. Rejected and grief stricken, she drowns her children in a river. Overcome with anguish, she drowns herself in a bitter end. According to legend, Maria’s tormented and distressed spirit wanders the earth, eternally piercing the night with mournful cries, “My children! Where are my children?” ― giving rise to her name, ‘La Llorona’ or ‘The Weeping Woman.’
Head inside for the full rundown. This year’s Halloween Horror Nights dates are September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31. READ MORE
This week has a bevy of films that are now available for to line the shelves of your home, but there’s not many that I’d actually want up there for all to see. In fact, outside of Silent House, which deservedly received mixed reviews, I’d say stay away and save your money for something you really like. For the record, I really truly enjoyed the first 2 acts of the aforementioned Elizabeth Olsen thriller, its wasn’t until the messy third act that I ended up with mixed feelings. Still though, you could do much worse.
100th STREET HAUNTING (THE GHOST OF RICHARD SPECK) (Blu-ray) – The Asylum Entertainment
In 2010, paranormal investigators tried to film Richard Speck’s ghost at the site of his heinous killing spree. The victims’ families have finally released the footage that documents their last days.
MICAH SAYS: The Asylum started the year hot with Nazis from the Center of the Earth and Two-Headed Shark Attack, but this one is back to form. By form I mean horrible and almost unwatchable. Those other two I mentioned are bad yes, but fun bad. Big difference.
BATHORY: COUNTESS OF BLOOD – Screen Media Films
With an unquenchable thirst for blood, Countess Elizabeth Bathory was one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Tearing flesh from bodies and bathing in warm blood, she delighted in an unholy quest for immortality while her country was being torn apart by a brutal and devastating civil war. Told on a grand scale in the 17th Century, Bathory is based on the true story of her rise and fall. READ MORE
I’ve always had an itch to go to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, but I’ve never really had the chance. This year, I have two very exciting reasons to finally haul my lazy ass over to Los Angeles, and they include The Walking Dead maze and the recently unveiled Silent Hill attraction. This fall, the legendary haunted attraction which runs from September through October will include some of the most iconic monsters video games have to offer. Anyone who’s lucky enough to attend can expect to see some nurses and the infamous Pyramid Head, and I imagine pairing this with a screening of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (the film hits theaters on October26) could very well end with you on the ground in an awesome horror-induced coma. Check out a “trailer” after the break.
There’s nothing that stings more than having a childhood obsession destroyed at the hands of corporate greed. I’ll never, ever, ever, everrrr forgive Disney for retooling the Journey Into Imagination ride at EPCOT, and I’m still burning over the loss of Back to the Future for the lackluster Simpson’s Ride. What Universal has planned next may be even worse as they’re tampering with a historial element that defines both parks. What is Universal Studios without King Kong or Jaws’ presence?
Tampa Bay Online reports that Universal Studio’s Jaws ride, one of the Orlando theme park’s original attractions, will close January 2 to make room for a new attraction, Universal Orlando announced. Universal Orlando did not give details of what would replace Jaws, which opened in 1990 and was based on the 1975 horror film of the same name.
On the ride, guests take a leisurely boat tour off the coast of Amity that is interrupted by terrorizing 32-foot-long great white shark. The ride and surrounding Amity area will close at 9 p.m. January 2.
“We know it’s hard to say goodbye, but we can’t express how excited we are about the new, innovative and amazing experience we’re going to be bringing you,” said some asshole who is probably an intern on the studio’s Facebook page. Can’t wait for them to open the Transformers ride in Florida, you know, a ride that nobody will care about come 2014.
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Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood seems to be racking up an impressive amount of tie-on attractions this year and they just added Scream 4 to the roster. “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” will take guests on a tour of the ‘Stab 8′ shoot in the Universal Studios backlot, where they’ll be stalked by Ghostface. Since Universal Orlando doesn’t have a backlot that’s readily accessible to all guests, I’d assume that there’s no way this is making it over to the other coast. Check inside for all the details.
Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He suceeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.