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‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’: First Look at Zac Efron as Ted Bundy

It’s safe to say that Zac Efron has left his Disney days behind him in a big way. In the last two years he has been in films such as Dirty Grandpa, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and the film adaptation of Baywatch, but he has moved on to much more sinister pastures with his role as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in the upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

They began filming last year and the project is headed by Oscar-nominated director, Joe Berlinger (Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2), and was written by Michael Werwie (A Rose Reborn).

The film will be told from the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins), who lived in denial of his atrocities for years before ultimately turning him over to police.

Yesterday, Efron took to Twitter to give the world a sneak peak of himself as Ted Bundy with this post:

A slightly closer look at the two side by side:

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After his arrest, Bundy confessed to 30 murders in seven states between 1974 and 1978. He took the real number of victims he claimed to the grave with him, but the number is believed to be much higher.

Visually, it appears Efron has what it takes to portray Bundy; only time will tell if he can truly channel one of America’s most notorious madmen.

Morgan’s Greed, a Curse & Reliving Death over and over again: ‘The Campus’ Set for Premier

What happens when greed gets the best of a person? The events of ‘The Campus‘ from Gas Money Pictures provides the answer. The film was written and directed by Jason Horton (Monsters in the Woods) and stars Rachel Amanda Bryant (The Disappearance of Madison Bishop), Britt Sheridan (Supernatural), Robert C. Pullman (Billy Bob and Them) and Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!).

Synopsis:

Robert dies after breaking his deal with the Devil, bringing his daughter home for the funeral. Morgan arrives with the intent of ripping off the family business but soon finds herself in a never-ending cycle of terror; being brutally murdered then resurrected over and over again – each time losing another piece of her soul.

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The Campus‘ will premier in Hollywood in late January and hit VOD via Amazon Instant on February 1st. If you are more of a DVD/Blu-ray person, sadly you will have to wait until April for the film.

For more information on The Campus and what’s coming next from Gas Money Pictures, like them on Facebook and follow @GasMoneyPics on twitter.

“The devil will take your soul…one piece at a time”

Mezco Announces Freddy Krueger Living Dead Doll

Freddy Krueger is one villain that hasn’t exactly been synonymous with the word cute, but he is now. Mezco has announced that Mr. Krueger will be joining fellow horror icons, Jason Voorhees, Ash, Regan and more as an adorable Living Dead Doll. Unlike his other licensed counterparts, Freddy is the first licensed TALKING Living Dead Doll.

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The Freddy Living Dead Doll comes equipped with 7 iconic phrases:

  • “Come to Freddy”
  • “You’re all my children now”
  • “You shouldn’t have buried me, I’m not dead”
  • “Kids, always a disappointment”
  • “You think you was going to get away from me?”
  • “Ha ha ha ha ha”
  • “Every town has an Elm Street”

To activate these phrases, you simply push a button hidden on his back, so you will most likely have to remove him from the box (Living Dead Dolls are easy to repackage) to use the speaking function.

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Freddy will stand 10 inches tall with 5 points of articulation. He will be packaged in a die-cut window box for easy display. Current pre-order price is $50; Amok Time Toys is offering free shipping on their pre-orders. Freddy returns, this time much cuter, in July.

“One, two, Freddy’s coming for you
Three, four, better lock your door
Five, six, grab your crucifix
Seven, eight, gonna stay up late
Nine, ten, never sleep again”

 

‘Misery’ Comes to Fright-Rags & More

With the buzz surrounding IT, many of Stephen King’s other works are being shown a lot less love, but Fright-Rags and cover artist Robert Giusti have come together to bring a little more light back to the vastly underrated Misery.

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The Misery collection features men’s t-shirts (small-5XL), women’s t-shirts (small-2XL) and unisex zippered hoodies (small-3XL). The t-shirts start at $27 and the hoodies start at $47.

This isn’t the only new collection coming from Fright-Rags this month; on January 17th, they will also be launching a new Chucky line paying homage to the original Child’s Play film. They have offered Chucky products in the past, but this is a whole new collection will include 4 NEW t-shirt designs, 2 pairs of socks and 5 enamel pins.

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Check out the Misery Collection and more at Fright-Rags.com.

New ‘IT’ Pennywise Pop! Variant

The re-imagining of Stephen King’s classic novel IT took the box office by storm and terrorized a new generation of fans over the summer of 2017; since its releases, popular collectibles company Funko has bombarded the market with various forms of Pennywise.  Everyone’s favorite dancing clown is receiving yet another variant.

This new Pop! is a take on the original release of the blue-eyed Pennywise holding Georgie’s iconic boat, but this time his eyes are yellow. Like the other variants, it will stand approximately 3 3/4 inches tall. It is set for a January 24th release and will be extremely limited. The Chase variant of this particular Pop! has been vaulted, so if you order from any sites that give you a chance of receiving the Chase version, it is unlikely that you will.

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Some sites are offering a pre-order, like Pop in a Box, but sites like Amazon have yet to list the product. With the run being so limited, pre-order may be the only way to get it without paying inflated eBay prices.

“They float, Georgie, and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too”

‘Hellraiser: Judgement’ & ‘Victor Crowley’ Have Trailers Drop

It is considered a good day when just one trailer is dropped, but today there were two; the first for Hellraiser: Judgement and the second for the fourth installment of the Hatchet franchise, Victor Crowley.

‘Hellraiser: Judgement’

Hellraiser_Judgment_posterThis film was originally slated for a 2017 release, but was pushed for unknown reasons. Instead, it will be distributed by Lionsgate via digital and home media platforms on February 13th.

Unfortunately, Doug Bradley will not be playing Pinhead; he has been replaced with Paul T. Taylor (Sin City).

Plot: Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.

Trailer:

‘Victor Crowley’

Adam Green surprised fans at the Hatchet 10th anniversary screening with the 914-EE1K-6L._SY445_announcement and viewing of the fourth franchise film, Victor Crowley. He took the film on a theater tour, and the film will see a blu-ray release on February 6th. It is currently 3rd on Amazon for pre-orders. Adam is also offering signed copies at Ariescope.com. Green is cautioning fans who have yet to see the movie that the new trailer gives a little too much away for his liking, so view at your own risk.

Plot: Ten years after the events of the original movie, Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more.

Trailer:

Which movie are you most looking forward to?

Steel City Comic Con Announces Alice Cooper

Spring is on its way, and with it comes the beginning of the 2018 convention season. Steel City Comic Con has began announcing guests for their spring show; the newest addition being music legend, Alice Cooper.

The show will run from Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th; Cooper will be in attendance all three days. The event schedule is yet to be posted, keep an eye out for a potential Q&A session. Autograph and photo op schedules and prices are also not yet available, but will be posted soon.

Joining Cooper will be Gary Busey, Barbara Eden, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, WWE legend Ric Flair, Jay Reso “Christian”, John Wesley Shipp and more.

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Tickets are currently discounted and will be until midnight on March 18th. Regular priced tickets are as follows, Friday $23, Saturday $35, Sunday $23, 3 day passes $50 and children 10 and under get in free with the purchase of an adult admission. Current discounts are for close to half off regular admission price, and due to the deep cut in price, some passes may sell out before special pricing ends. Reduced hotel prices are also available to convention goers.

Steel City Comic Con will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center located at 209 Mall Plaza Blvd, 13 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.