SOTA Unleashes a Big Old One

Now this is what I’m talking about! Though we’ve not seen much from SOTA Toys in a long time, they made up for their silence with the badass Old Ones you see below. Super Cthulhu! A brand-new resin statue that’s a whole new look at your real god. Sideshow will also be carrying a variant of the figure, so you get a choice of your Cthulhu! The statue will be making it’s way out in June of this year, so look for it, people!

Otis Debut, Fist Pics

Lots of good stuff coming our way from Raw Feed’s Otis today; first up, the good news that the Tony Krantz-helmed movie is opening this year’s South by Southwest. Obviously Warner Bros. is pretty damn happy with Otis, made for their direct-to-DVD line, if they’re premiering it in front of such a hip crowd.

Templesmith's Halloween Nightdance

The fine folks over at Devil's Due Publishing are granting some of us our wishes and bringing back the pre-Rob Zombie Michael Myers via comic book form (“New Images From Halloween: Nightdance!” – December 2007).

30 Days Goes Beyond Barrow

"After years of attacks, and several without, the citizens of Barrow have become united against random attacks on their city by the undead. Unfortunately the same does not apply outside of Barrow or the rest of the mysterious Arctic Circle."

Englund Helms Gogol's Vij

I know we ran a story long ago about Robert Englund directing another adaptation of Nikolaj Gogol's "The Vij", but it vanished. At least I know I didn't make it up because Daily Variety confirmed today that Mr. Krueger will be helming the project and principal photography is scheduled to begin in April.

The Happening Trailer

M. Night Shyamalan’s first R-rated venture, The Happening, will be upon us before we know it (well, June 13th to be precise). It’s never too early for the hype machine to start running, though, as is evidenced by iKlipz’ acquisition of the first Happening trailer. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, we know it’s about a family on the run from a crisis that could be a large-scale threat to humankind. Check out the trailer below!

Dread Central Nominated for a Spooky!

Hey, check it out; we’ve been nominated for an award! About damn time, I have to say. Dead Lantern’s 1st annual Splatcademy Awards have now kicked into full gear, and Dread Central is on the list of nominees! We’re under the “Best Horror Blog/Site Not Named DeadLattern.com” category; crafty title, that.

World Zombie Day Announced!

Attention all shambling masses! Now is the time to begin practicing your zombie makeup and your shuffle-walk. Pittsburgh's "The It's Alive Show," who for the last two years have set Guiness World Records for Largest Gathering of Zombies, has decided to go global, and is coordinating the first ever World Zombie Day.

HWA to Present Carpenter, Weinberg with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Last night, the Horror Writers Association announced they would be giving not one, but two lifetime achievement awards this year. The first award will go to renowned horror author and editor Robert Weinberg.

Brotherhood of Blood Trailer is Here!

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to say today we can finally debut the triailer for Michael Roesch & Peter Scheerer’s Brotherhood of Blood, the vampire movie starring Sid Haig & Ken Foree!

Thomas, Sullivan & More Join Fear Fest!

Hey, remember the last story I did when I said we had the final lineup for Fear Fest 2008, going down this March 7th-9th in Dallas, TX? Yeah, I guess I was kinda kidding about it being final final, cause we have more names to add!

Exclusive Clip From Furnace!

Hey there, check this out! Today we got our hands on our very own exclusive clip from Furnace, the horror movie Genius Products releases on DVD next week from director William Butler that stars Michael Pare, Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo and JA Rule!

Park Chan-Wook Needs Women!

The good news is that the first vampire film from Park Chan-Wook (pictured, Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) is ready to go; the script is in place, financing is ready and waiting, and he’s got his leading man, The Host star Kang-ho Song. The bad news is he can’t find a woman willing to take the role of the film’s love interest, Tae-ju.

DVD Releases: Rise of the Indie

The good, bad and ugly that will visit us Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 shall include...

Anchor Bay Gets Walled In

An odd bit of news to see in the trades this morning, but The Hollywood Reporter got word that Anchor Bay has nabbed the rights to Walled In, a new thriller from Gilles Pacquet-Brenner based on a novel by Serge Brussolo, “the Stephen King of France”.