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Ship of Monsters

Mexico… Man, we love that place. It’s beautiful and has great food, strong tequila, and a bevy of some of the most wacky monsters you’ve ever seen! To celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, we now present to you our picks for the cinco best classic Mexican movie monsters!

Get out your shot glasses, and start knocking back these bad boys (and girls… sorry, La Llorona)! Chips and salsa ARE NOT optional! Arriba!

The Curse of the Crying Woman aka La maldición de la llorona (1963)
A young woman inherits a mansion, only to discover that it is haunted by witches and evil spirits.

Curse of the Crying Woman

Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy aka Las luchadores contra la momia (1964)
Brawny Amazon sisters take on a legendary, long-dead, shape-shifting bandaged wrestling legend in this rockin’ & rollin’ Mexican horror movie.

Wrestling Women vs. The Aztec Mummy

The Man and the Monster aka El hombre y el monstruo (1959)
A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. The catch: Every time he plays, he turns into a horrible monster.

The Man and the Monster

The Brainiac aka El barón del terror (1962)
In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 Years later, a comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron’s execution returns to earth, bringing with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-eating monster that terrorizes the Inquisitors’ descendants.

Brainiac

Ship of Monsters aka La nave de los monstruos (1960)
When the last man on Venus has died, the planet’s regent sends two beautiful Venusians on a quest for males. In their travels throughout the universe, they capture several specimens, all of them monstrous. When their spaceship breaks down, they crash land in Chihuahua, where they meet Laureano and his brother, Chuy. While Laureano explains what love is to one of the Venusians, the other decides to conquer the Earth, using the monsters of the ship as her minions.

Ship of Monsters

Ship of Monsters

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Will Billie Lourd Return in AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 8?

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For those of you who might not know, Billie Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher. She was one of the stars of Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens and has since followed Murphy over to the world of American Horror Story.

Lourd starred in the recent AHS: Cult and it looks like Deadline is confirming that she will return for the upcoming 8th season, which is rumored to be called AHS: Radioactive. Lourd will star alongside Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, and Joan Collins, who will play Evan Peters’ grandmother.

Are you excited about this casting? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

American Horror Story is an anthology horror-drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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Live-Action F.E.A.R. Adaptation Coming To Machinima

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Screenwriter Greg Russo has signed a deal with Machinima to pen an adaptation of the F.E.A.R. video game franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The article did not specify whether the adaptation would be in the form of a film or a series.

Russo, who is a lifelong gamer, will work with Machinima on creating and developing the F.E.A.R. adaptation, although we don’t know much else at this point. Machinima are a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the F.E.A.R. franchise has also been owned by WB since 2009. In other words, Warner Bros. were bound to give us a live action adaptation of F.E.A.R. at one point, so we’re not too surprised by this development.

Russo, who is also writing the scripts for the Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil reboots, was quoted as saying the following:

“As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide. F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to bring my personal passion to this and future projects and can’t wait to see where our partnership goes from here.”

An acronym for First Encounter Assault Recon, the F.E.A.R. games focus on an elite task force who fight to stop Alma Wade, a young girl with incredible psychic powers, from tearing apart the fabric of reality. Legendary film director John Carpenter served as story consultant on the third game, which we awarded a highly positive review back in the day. We’ll bring you more on Machinima’s adaptation when it becomes availalbe.

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Short Film RETINA Will Strain Your Eyes

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We’ve been paying a lot of attention to the young filmmaker Alex J. Mann around these parts, because his projects are so unique and innovative that we can never wait to see what he’ll cook up next. Mann has just released his latest short, Retina, on his Space Oddity Films YouTube channel, and you can give it a watch below. It’s just under two minutes long and doesn’t contain any dialogue, but this is still a short which will keep you up at night.

Retina is described as being about “A young man’s fight to shut off his laptop camera turns deadly.” It was written and directed by Mann, and stars Dan J. Johnson in a singular performance. Retina also contains some gruesome images, and is most definitely not safe for work.

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