The Bloodcast returns after a week off to begin October with a bit of catching up and looking forward. Hosts Clarke Wolfe and Ryan Turek recount their trips to Halloween Horror Nights (Orlando) and Fantastic Fest in Austin, respectively. Clarke recounts her favorite mazes while Ryan talks about the film highlights of the fest. They then move on to preview Beyond Fest in Los Angeles and the major horror releases coming to theaters and VOD this month.
The Mexican horror anthology we’ve been tracking since the beginning of the year officially has a trailer. Twitch landed the first look and you can now watch the preview here.
Jorge Michael Grau, Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, Gigi Saul Guerrero and Aaron Soto are the contributing helmers who will draw on Mexico’s folklore and legends as inspiration.
With Trick ‘r Treat, Michael Dougherty set out to give rise to a bonafide Halloween mascot, and he did just that with the pumpkin-headed, childlike demon named Sam.
Santa Claus and Krampus rolled into one adorable little package, Sam is essentially the protector of Halloween, punishing all who disrespect and just generally sour the fun of the historic holiday. And isn’t that what we love about him?
Officially announced around this time last year was an impending sequel to my personal favorite Halloween horror film, and though we haven’t heard a peep about the project in some time, it’s hard not to be excited about the continuing adventures of the pint-sized creature in the orange onesie.
Later this month, Shock Till You Drop is participating in Fun Size Horror. This is a horror film collective that has come together to create 31 films to celebrate Halloween. You can check out a trailer here.
You’ll be able to find some of the shorts here, but select entries will be spread across Dread Central, BloodyDisgusting, Collider and HitFix, the week of Halloween, too.
To celebrate not just all things horror as we lurch into Halloween, but to say happy birthday to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, HalloweenCostumes.com created a fun infographic that breaks down the many incarnations of Leatherface. The graphic provides an illustration of the killer, a small synopsis of the film he appeared in and the on-screen body count. Check it out!
So, the following video was sent my way. It’s a preview for a new web series called Slash/Up and it apparently pits Sarah Connor of the Terminator films against Jason Voorhees. What sense does that make?
Slash/Up’s goal, according to a synopsis I was sent, is to “pit a different set of retro movie/geek culture icons against each in a totally unique, story driven mashup, wrapped around by debate and commentary.”
Plans for Zombieland 2 appear to be back on track today with Deadline reporting that Sony Pictures has brought aboard The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham to provide the screenplay. He’ll work closely with Ruben Fleischer, who will be returning as director.
Set in a zombie post-apocalypse and filtered through a darkly comic lens, the original Zombieland hit theaters in 2009 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors attempting to outlast the living dead.