BELIEVE IT OR NOT….BRUCE CAMPBELL IS BRINGING NEW “RIPLEY’S” REBOOT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

Bruce Campbell, host of the new Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Believe it or not, the new Travel Channel reboot of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not will be at next month’s San Diego Comic Con with a panel.

Host Bruce Campbell recently spoke to Monsters and Critics, and confirmed that they’ll be hosting a panel for the series on Saturday, July 20.

“By the way, we’re going to try to drag some of these folks to conventions,” Campbell told Monsters and Critics. “Because I told them, I said, ‘Look, this is what I do. You’ve got to…’ How many boring movie panels have you witnessed, you know? Oh, it was very hot that day. Yes, my suit didn’t fit right. And we thought that was funny. ‘No, let’s get a panel of Ripley’s participants. I’ll give you a panel.’ So we’re going to San Diego Comic-Con. We have a panel coming on that Saturday.”

Bruce Campbell, host of The Travel Channel’s new Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Other than Campbell, there is no word yet on what amazing and weird guests will be appearing on stage, but it should be a fun time.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not promises to introduce viewers to “some of the most amazing people on the planet” — whether that’s an expert card-thrower, a high-wire junky, or a contortionist.” It premieres on The Travel Channel on June 9th.

NEW “SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK” TRAILER TEASES SCARES FROM ØVREDAL AND DEL TORO

The newest trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the new film from director Andre Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) dropped today. The film is based on a series of popular short horror stories by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell.


https://youtu.be/Vlya92LZqZw

Here’s the official synopsis:

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.

Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark (left to right) producer Guillermo del Toro, star Zoe Margaret Colletti, and director Andre Øvredal

Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark will be released by CBS Films, Lionsgate, and eOne on August 9, 2019.

The popularity of the short story collection combined with the talented director/producer combo makes this film one to keep an eye on.

SHUDDER’S CREEPSHOW ADDS CAST MEMBERS DAVID ARQUETTE, TRICIA HELFER & DANA GOULD, AND DIRECTOR TOM SAVINI

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced additional names for its upcoming Creepshow anthology series. Joining the cast are acclaimed actors David Arquette (Screamfranchise), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Lucifer) and Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil). Shudder also revealed the three new Creepshow stories in which they will appear, and announced Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, 1990’s Night of the Living Dead) as the director Joe Hill’s “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” (adapted by Jason Ciaramella), marking Savini’s return to the beloved franchise.

 

“There wouldn’t be a Creepshow without Tom Savini,” said showrunner Greg Nicotero. “His mark on the horror industry and unflinching approach to Special Effects Make-up did more for the genre than anything since the invention of fake blood. Tom has always been a visionary and his love of cinema and making movies is felt in every frame of his episode. I’m honored to have my friend as a big part of the team.”

 

“Having done all the creepy, monstrous, gory effects in the original movie, I am indescribably overjoyed to come full circle now directing an episode of this Creepshow series,” said Savini. 

Tom Savini

 

David Arquette will star in “Times is Tough in Musky Holler,” directed by John Harrison and written by John Skipp and Dori Miller based on their short story. Leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.

 

Tricia Helfer will star in “Lydia Layne’s Better Half,” written by John Harrison (based on a story by Harrison and Greg Nicotero) and directed by Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock). A powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout.

 

Benjamin will also direct “Skincrawlers,” starring Dana Gould, and written by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford. A man considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications.

 

Nicotero added: “Part of what makes Creepshow fun is getting a chance to work with some terrific actors who also love the genre. It adds that level of excitement when we get to share our collective love for horror in this fashion. David and I have worked together before and Dana Gould might be my equal in terms of all things horror. Then bring Tricia into the mix and Creepshow just shines. Getting to watch her exude power, grace and intensity in a story I wrote can’t be matched.”

Greg Nicotero, producer of Shudder’s new Creepshow series

 

The new cast join Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell, previously announced for the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by Nicotero (The Walking Dead).

 

Creepshow is based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. The DNA of the original movie is firmly embedded in the new series: in addition to Savini’s and Barbeau’s return to the franchise, Joe Hill played comic-book-loving “Billy” in the original film’s wrap-around segments; John Harrison, who was 1st Assistant Director on 1982’s Creepshow and composed its iconic theme, is back to direct segments of the series; and executive producer and director Greg Nicotero visited the first film’s set as a teenager, and contributed make-up effects to its 1987 follow-up, Creepshow 2.

 

Shudder has now announced eleven of the twelve segments that will make up Creepshow’s six-episode season. Previously announced segments include adaptations of “Gray Matter” by Stephen King, “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill, “The Companion” by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, “The House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman and “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones, along with the original stories “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito and “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab. The final story and additional casting will be announced soon. 

 

Shudder’s Creepshow is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment: Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Greg Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment. Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later this year.

 

NETFLIX REVEALS TEASER AND POSTER ART FOR “DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE”

It’s been 37 years since Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal was released. The film wasn’t a box office success in 1982 but has amassed a large cult following over the past three and a half decades. Netflix just dropped a new teaser trailer for its 10-episode prequel series The Dark Crystal:Age of Resistance.


The Dark Crystal:Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. The new series is set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

Leading the voice cast are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes. Other voice actors include Eddie Izzard, Alicia Vikander, and Mark Strong. The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg. Aughura will be voiced by Donna Kimball.  Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid as Hup.

Since the series has an August 30th release date, hopefully this means the show will have a strong presence at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

More info can be found on the show’s official Netflix page below.

http://www.netflix.com/thedarkcrystal

Let us know your thoughts. Who is excited to return to Jim Henson’s epic fantasy world?

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS ANNOUNCES KNIGHT RIDER SOUNDTRACK FEATURING REMASTERED AND NEVER BEFORE RELEASED TRACKS

“Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless…..in a world of criminals who operate above the law.”

Varèse Sarabande Records has announced the release of deluxe CD and LP packages of music from the beloved original Knight Rider TV show.  Featuring incredible new artwork, these double album sets include one disc of out-of-print music and one disc of never before released tracks as selected by Knight Rider composer, Stu Phillips (Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Fall Guy, The Monkeys, Quincy and The Amazing Spider-Man).  The 2 CD package is available starting today as a 2,000-unit limited edition available only on Varesesarabande.com.  The 2 LP package was made available exclusively for Record Store Day in April and may still be available for purchase at your local record shop.

Knight Rider premiered on NBC in 1983. The series centered on Michael Long, a crimefighter who is seriously wounded during his work. Nursed back to health by a mysterious benefactor (chairman of the Knight Industries), he regains consciousness a new man with a new face and a new name: Michael Knight. His mysterious benefactor (through the guise of associate Devon Miles) provides Michael with equipment and support so that he can continue his crime fighting work. The most notable piece of equipment supplied, is “KITT”, a high-performance sports car fitted with artificial intelligence.  Knight Rider ran for four years on NBC and made stars out of David Hasselhoff and his famous car, KITT.  The theme song is one of the most memorable and loved themes from any television series.

Below are the tracks available on the CD and LP:

 CD TRACK LISTING
Disc One
1. Main Title (1:20)
2. Las Vegas Country Rock/Safe/Busted Play (2:36)
3. Michael Saved/Keep Fighting (2:44)
4. Not Bad/He Dies (3:02)
5. Test Drive (00:48)
6. Automobile Heaven/Piece Of Cake/Dreamin’/Auto Cruise (3:09)
7. Evil Tanya (1:19)
8. They’re Off (00:34)
9. A Little Speak (00:45)
10. KITT To The Rescue (2:20)
11. Escape From Jail (1:05)
12. It’s Back (1:04)
13. The Shootout (3:16)
14. Hi Yo KITT (1:21)
15. Through A Truck/Airport Chase (5:01)
16. Tanya Gets Hers/Warm/Knight (2:53)
17. Act Breaks (00:16)
18. Only M.K./Love You Too/Car Pick-Up (1:32)
19. They’ll Never Believe/To The Pipes (1:25)
20. Bull – More Bull (2:28)
21. Fight In The Woods (00:59)
22. KITT From Outer Space (2:16)
23. Long Walk (2:12)
24. Fran Kidnapped/Fran Rescued/Good Guys Win (4:02)
25. Knocked Out Guard/The Monster (1:37)
26. Bonnie Snatched (3:07)
27. Tony’s Time (2:25)
28. Showdown (2:19)
29. KARR Dies (2:14)
30. Mad Love/Mikki Abducted (1:52)
31. Mikki’s Escape (1:40)
32. Gun Case/Suitcase/Assassin Flees (2:02)
33. The Purse (1:58)
34. Activity (1:53)
35. KITT Vs. Horse (1:31)
36. Mission Begins (1:04)
37. Frantic/KITT’s Magic (1:21)
38. Go/Convoy (3:03)
39. Caught (00:58)
 
Disc Two
1. Act in/Road to White Rock (1:24)
2. Like Chicken’s with Scorpions (3:30)
3. Rope Trick/Thanks a Lot (1:17)
4. Davey In Trouble/Gang (1:42)
5. Climb Again (00:46)
6. Cooking Sherry/Getting Down (00:53)
7. Fall/The Top (00:51)
8. Gang Approach (00:55)
9. Saved?/The Message (00:31)
10. Enter The Bikers (1:16)
11. Out/KITT Escapes (00:28)
12. Reserve (1:40)
13. Davey Caught/Big Choice/Tied Up (1:23)
14. Shake Up (00:54)
15. Coke/Hands Up (00:39)
16. Restaurant (1:25)
17. Kisses (00:22)
18. Dizzy Heights/Crate Falls (1:21)
19. KITT Car (1:16)
20. Heavy Behind The Wheel (00:42)
21. Car (1:00)
22. Open Door/Exit Garage/Jane Befuddled (1:18)
23. Brian Chased (00:49)
24. Brian Chased Continued (00:58)
25. Small Party/Bad Info/What’s Wrong? (1:38)
26. Over and Over (1:37)
27. Holy Toledo! (1:39)
28. Accelerate (1:43)
29. Copter (1:27)
30. T.A. Along (00:22)
31. Courthouse/Un-Valet Park (00:55)
32. Fill’er Up (2:06)
33. Bread and Water/Interior Jail/Reston Leaves (1:09)
34. The Place/Prison Silence/Plans (1:18)
35. Nice Day/Head On (1:57)
36. Are You Okay? (00:45)
37. Food Fight/Can’t Out Run ‘Em (2:38)
38. Help! Fast! (1:29)
39. Orange Grove Sneak/Incredible/Camper/Knockout (4:44)
40. Mozart (00:57)
41. Sammy’s Crash/Mike Shows Off (2:17)
42. Only 55? (1:57)
43. Slammin’ Sammy/Marie and Lisa (1:36)
44. Siphon (00:50)
45. Mark Stunts (00:38)
46. Two Wheel Stunt/Underpaid/Sneaky KITT (2:58)
47. Mike’s Stunt/Kiss/Waste Him/Show Stopper (1:28)
48. Laugh/Close The Show/Get Knight/You’re On (1:40)
49. Ring of Fire Jump (00:50)
50. Drugged (1:20)
51. Trapped (1:22)
52. Stunt Show Rock (1:28)
53. Loud and Clear/Oxygen (00:26)
54. End Title (1:17)

 

VINYL TRACK LISTING    
Side One
1.Main Title
2.Michael Saved/Keep Fighting
3. Not Bad/He
4. Automobile Heaven/Piece of Cake/Dreamin’/Auto Cruise
5. Evil Tanya
6. They’re Off
7.Escape From Jail
8.The Shootout
9. Hi Yo KITT
10.Through a Truck/Airport Chase
 
Side Two
1.They’ll Never Believe/To the Pipes
2. Bull/More Bull
3. Fight in the Woods
4. KITT from Outer Space
5. Long Walk
6. Showdown
7. Karr Dies
8. Mikki’s Escape
9. KITT vs. Horse
10.Frantic/KITT’s Magic
11. Go/Convoy
 
Side Three
1. Like Chickens With Scorpions
2. Rope Trick/Thanks A Lot 
3. Davey In Trouble/Gang
4. Gang Approach
5. Enter The Bikers
6. Shake Up
7. Restaurant
8. KITT Car
9. Open Door /Exit Garage/Jane Befuddled
10. Brian Chased/Continued
11. Small Party/Bad Info/What’s Wrong?
12. Over and Over
13. Holy Toledo!
14. Accelerate
15. Copter
 
Side Four
1. Bread And Water/Interior Jail/Reston Leaves
2. Nice Day/Head On
3. Are You Okay?
4. Food Fight/Can’t Out Run ’em
5. Help Fast!
6. Orange Grove Sneak/Incredible/Camper/Knockout
7. Sammy’s Crash/Mike Shows Off
8. Only 55
9. Slammin Sammy/Marie And Lisa
10. Mark Stunts
11. Ring of Fire/Bike Jump
12. Trapped
13. End Titles

Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande Records is distributed by Universal Music Group.