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”

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‘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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

 

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Fandom Doc ‘FredHeads’ Gets Poster & Teaser

A Nightmare on Elm Street has been terrifying viewers since the debut of the first franchise film in 1984. Since then, the franchise has created a total of seven franchise title films, a Friday the 13th crossover, a 2010 reboot and numerous documentaries. No matter how terrifying the films may be, fans love Freddy, his legendary one-liners and his gruesome kills. A new fandom documentary, FredHeads, has gotten a poster and a teaser and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help finish production.

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The main focus of FredHeads analyzes how being a fan can change your life. Filmmakers have been traveling the country to speak to fellow fans and filmmakers. Director Paige Troxell credits the Nightmare film franchise for saving her life stating:

“In my darkest times I have turned to Elm Street. It is a survival story, it is my best friend, it is my comfort, and it is my home,” gushes Troxell. “I knew that there were others out there who saw this film for more than just the typical slasher. It is my goal to bring to life each and every story; to show the world that this community stands together, that we are a support team for each other.”

The documentary also includes interviews with franchise alumni Lisa Wilcox, Robert Kurtzman, Tuesday Night, Miko Hughes, Ricky Dean Logan and more.

Venn Pictures and Northgate Pictures have started a campaign via Indiegogo to help raise the remaining funds needed to finish production. Perks for contributing to the campaign include pre-order of the limited edition DVD to ensure backers see the documentary first, t-shirts, pins, posters, soundtracks and one-of-a-kind perks from franchise alumni, including prop replicas signed by Freddy himself, Robert Englund.

Contribute: FredHead Indigogo 

If you can’t contribute financially, like the FredHead Facebook page and share as much as you can. Every bit helps.

Terror Threads Teams with the Twisted Twins

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Jen and Sylvia Soska have been blazing a path for women in the horror industry since the release of Dead Hooker in a Trunk. Since that release, they have gone on to make even more goretastic films such as American Mary and See No Evil 2; they are even hosting their own horror survival game show on GSN called Hellevator (also available on Netflix). There doesn’t appear to be any stopping the Twisted Twins, and we’re all just fine with that. Horror t-shirt company, Terror Threads, has teamed with the Soska sisters to bring a new line of officially licensed merch.

The Soska collection includes t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, cellphone cases and slipmats. It features two stunning designs, Stitched (artwork by horror artist Joel Robinson and is black light reactive) and Double Trouble (artwork by Toto6 x Ama Lea).

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T-shirts start at $26 and are available in both men’s (sizes small-5XL) and women’s (sizes small-2XL) cuts. Baseball tees start at $36 and are available in adult sizes small-3XL. The most popular item from the Soska sisters collection appears to be the hoodies which have already sold out in both designs, but further expressed interest in them may bring a new listing of them.

The Soska Collection will not last long, get yours at TerrorThreads.com before they are gone. While you are there, you can will also find collections from films like Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Puppet Master, Sleepaway Camp and more as well as amazing original designs.

 

Book Review: Bruce Campbell’s ‘Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor’

The “B Movie” is best known for it’s over the top gore and low budgets, and no actor is more synonymous with this type of film than Bruce Campbell. Campbell got his start as a young teen growing up in Michigan working in local theater and doing “super-8 films” with friend and legendary director, Sam Raimi, but would be crowned the king of B movies with the 1981 release of the cult classic The Evil Dead.

Campbell released his first biography/autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor in 2001; its followup would come in the form of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor in August of 2017.

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Hail to the Chin chronicles his career post The Evil Dead; focusing on his move out of LA, his 7 season run on Burn Notice and finding jobs after the cancellation of the USA network’s hit series as well as the birth of the Starz hit, Ash vs Evil Dead. One would assume that a cult legend like Bruce Campbell wouldn’t have a problem at all finding a solid gig, but not even the king has it easy.

Hail to the Chin, much like predecessor If Chins Could Kill, gives an eyeopening look into how the film industry really is. If you are thinking about going into film, whether behind or in front of the camera, this is a must read. It’s far from a touchy feely how-to guide but more of a “you’re going to get the crap kicked out of you, but you gotta keep going” pep talk. So many celebrities have released books full of puppies and rainbows and how wonderful Hollywood is, but this is not one of those books. Campbell is as honest as they come with his experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. If you didn’t appreciate Bruce before, you will after reading this book. Hail to the Chin is the most honest (borderline over sharing) biography you will ever read.

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Hail to the Chin gives a better look at Campbell’s fun-loving personality and sometimes questionable ideas (he built a movie set in his backyard in Oregon…read the book). It only further solidifies him as a fan’s actor and the king of the B Movie. Hail to the king (and the chin) and give Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor a read, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Makeup Review: Medusa’s Make-Up Triple X Lipstick

The makeup world is one that is thoroughly saturated by companies that promise their products are the next best thing and often times are not what they advertise. Big industry makeup companies over charge and frequently offer repackaged versions of older products that they promise are cruelty free and or vegan (many times they are not), but there are a host of independent companies popping up to offer better products for a much better price, and one of those companies is Medusa’s Make-Up. The makeup that they offer is 100% vegan AND cruelty free. Medusa’s Make-Up offers 12 vibrant lipstick shades; the shade in the spotlight is Triple X– a super bright pink shade.

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Packaging is a major selling point for any product, but the makeup industry leaves a great deal more room for design creativity. Medusa’s Make-Up offers sleek black packaging with their logo in gold. The artwork on the lipstick tube is simplistic yet unique.

Bright pink lip shades can be a hard craft to master; they turn out either gaudy and overly pigmented or too opaque, there never seems to be a happy medium. Triple X however has the balance that is frequently missing. It is a vibrant bright, borderline neon pink, but it is still everyday wearable. In terms of comparison, it is an affordable dupe for MAC’s Candy Yum-Yum (Triple X is cruelty free and vegan whereas MAC products are not, so added bonus).

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Nothing is worse than stick lipstick that applies greasy looking or makes your lips look like they are dry and cracking. The finish after application is neither matte or gloss, it is a nice combination of the two. Triple X is smooth and creamy without the greasy, sticky aftermath. It seems to have conditioning properties leaving lips feeling smoother after removable than before application; likely due to the vegan ingredients.

There is only minor transfer after application; it leaves a small trace but won’t come off completely or leave you looking like Pennywise or someone’s crazy grandma. Wear time, depending on whether lips are primed and the lipstick is set with other products and how much eating and drinking you are doing, is roughly a couple hours without reapplication (it will last longer obviously if set).

Anyone who has ever purchased makeup, lip products in particular, knows just how expensive they can be. It is not uncommon to walk in and drop $25 or more on a single lipstick. Triple X is only $12, roughly half the cost of most high-end brands.

All in all, Triple X by Medusa’s Make-Up is a solid product that is well worth the mere $12 you’d pay. Great quality for a great price is nothing to complain about.

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