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It feels like it has been too long since Syfy has uncorked some new man-eating monster movies for us to sink our teeth into. That’ll change come June when the network unleashes a pair of toothy monstrosities: Ice Road Terror and Swamp Shark. Syfy has posted a trio of bloody scenes from each monster mash.

Syfy Previews the Bloody Rampage of Ice Road Terror and Swamp SharkThe carnage begins on June 11th at 9/8 Central when Ice Road Terror reaches its destination on your television dial. Dylan Neal (“Dawson’s Creek”, “Blood Ties”) and Brea Grant (Halloween II, “Heroes”) star in this creature feature about Alaskan ice road truckers and a research analyst tangling with an unearthed prehistoric monster. The director (Terry Ingram) and writer (Keith Shaw) of Syfy’s Phantom Racer reteam for this creature feature inspired by the popular reality series “Ice Road Truckers”. Curiously, though, one thing you will not actually see in these clips is any actual ice road trucking.

The first clip wastes no time giving us a look at the komodo dragon dinosaur creature that emerges from beneath the earth to reduce people to gory slabs of meat. Was it my imagination, or towards the end of the clip did I actually see recycled shots of people running for their life just shown all of ten seconds prior?

The second clip appears to be a continuation of the first clip with the thawed out terror from beneath the earth continuing to bust people up like watermelons at a Gallagher show.

The third and final clip from Ice Road Terror now finds it terrorizing people at a snowy shack. For one fleeting moment it looked like we might actually see some ice road truckin’. Alas, that was not the case. But an old man gets gutted by a big lizard, and who can complain about that?

June 25th at 9/8 Central is the Syfy premiere of Swamp Shark about a very unusual shark – not just because most of the effects appear practical as opposed to computer generated – that gets loose in the Louisiana bayou and threatens to put the bite on the annual Gator Fest. The nature gone amok flick stars original Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kristy Swanson, who, rather ironically, starred in a 2003 made-for-TBS swamp shark flick back titled Red Water. Her co-star in that shark flick was Lou Diamond Philips. This time her co-star is D.B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge, Dinosaur). Lake Placid 3 director Griff Furst does the shark wrangling from a script by Charles Bolon, Jennifer Iwen, and Eric Miller. Before anyone makes a joke about it taking three people to write a movie called Swamp Shark, keep in mind it once took 30 people to write a Flintstones movie that didn’t have a single funny joke.

The first clip pretty much sets the stage for what one should expect from a movie titled Swamp Shark: people in a swamp getting eaten by a shark.

The second clip features the deformed swamp shark chowing down on yet another person. As I watched this clip, I couldn’t help but think that maybe if those two young ladies had helped the guy pull the line rather than just stand next to him screaming and yelling, then maybe they could have gotten their friend on the boat faster rather than watching him get chummed.

The third clip does nothing for people’s impressions of Southerners as the swamp shark lets the world know how it truly feels about interracial dating. Oh, swamp shark, I thought you were better than that.

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film



The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating



Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations



The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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