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#SDCC15: American Horror Story: Hotel Characters Revealed; Scream Queens to Include Halloween Homage

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On Sunday (July 12) at San Diego Comic-Con, “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “Scream Queens” shared the stage in Hall H, and we have some of the highlights here for you, including character names for the former and a very special tribute to Halloween in the latter.

First, regarding “AHS: Hotel,” per EW the cast members who were present revealed their character names for the upcoming fifth season: Matt Bomer will play Donovan, Kathy Bates is Iris, Angela Bassett stars as Ramona, Evan Peters takes the role of Mr. March, and Sarah Paulson will bring Hypodermic Sally to villainous life. All of them fall on the “bad” side of the good/bad spectrum.

As for Lady Gaga’s character, per Variety she’ll also be bad — by choice. “She said, ‘I want to be evil,’” series creator Ryan Murphy recalled of his first meeting with Gaga. “I said, ‘You came to the right place.’”

“It was one of the weirdest things of my career ever,” Murphy continued, recalling how Gaga approached him for her part. “‘Horror Story’ has a lot of fans obviously, and I get calls from some people… how it happened with Gaga is she wrote and said, ‘I love the show; would you consider putting me on it?’ And I wrote back, ‘Yes. CAPS CAPS…’ The best call ever is, ‘Please wait for Gaga’… and she got on the phone and could not have been lovelier.”

She will shoot all of her episodes during one window to accommodate her busy schedule. “She likes to do one thing at one time,” Murphy explained, confirming that she will only be acting, not singing this season.

It sounds like Pepper and Sister Mary Eunice are just the start of cross-over characters.  “Things are connected,” Murphy said. “This season you’ll see more and more and more of that. Characters from previous seasons will come check in to the hotel.”

Moving on to “Scream Queens,” the most interesting thing we heard is that Jamie Lee Curtis revealed there will be an homage to Halloween in the series. She also took a bit of a dig at the genre in which she got her start: Curtis applauded Murphy and the writing team, explaining that she was attracted to the project because of the quality of writing. “For somebody who spent her life in horror films that honestly weren’t written well, it’s an honor.” But she was so damn funny, explaining that she didn’t have time for SDCC before because “I’ve been selling yogurt that makes you shit for six years,” that we forgive her. She also said that you’ll think you know about each character, but then things will happen and you’ll want to keep watching. Murphy, who never would have agreed to do the show if Curtis hadn’t signed on, said, “If you’re going to hire Jamie Lee Curtis, you want to see her kicking ass and fighting back and all those things that I loved her doing. I’m actually writing a scene now where she’s fighting three killers.” She’s also getting an 18-year-old sex partner on the show. (No wonder the 56-year-old actress said yes!)  We’ll be meeting this season’s main killer in the premiere episode, but the cast members still don’t know who it is. “If you go back and watch that episode at the end, I think it’s very clear,” he said. Lea Michele suggested her character, Hester, who wears a neck brace, “Maybe her neck brace is her motive — she’s like, get this thing off me!” Reiterating what we’ve heard previously, Murphy explained the “Scream Queens” structure: “There are survivors that go on to a different location, and the characters that you have grown to love, many of them will go on to the next season — and many will not.”

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

Nice!

On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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