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Resurrect the ReAnimator Board Game on Kickstarter

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H. P. Lovecraft’s classic story Herbert West–Reanimator is best known for Stuart Gordon’s masterful film adaptation, but it’s about to also be adapted for a new medium in the form of a board game on Kickstarter.

From the Press Release:
Dynamite Entertainment continues its expansion into the collectible game space thanks to their latest partnership with Lynnvander Studios, which will see the two companies team up to create the exciting new board game, ReAnimator! Based on H. P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West: ReAnimator, the game will draw from both Lovecraft’s original story, as well as the comic book series published by Dynamite. Highlighting the incredible artwork from the Dynamite series, the new co-operative game is expected to retail for $39.99 and will be available beginning September 18, 2017, at 3pm ET. The ReAnimator board game Kickstarter can be found by visiting kickstarter.com.

This spine-tingling new board game welcomes fans to the world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science. You and your friends take on the role of assistants to the mad genius Herbert West. Travelling around the ill-begotten town of Arkham, Massachusetts, you will gather musty tomes, mysterious ingredients, and even cadavers of the recently deceased for your dark work. And what work would that be? To turn back death itself! Up to four players will work together, taking on the role of the narrator from Lovecraft’s original story, in order to perfect the protagonist’s experimental reanimation serum. Classic characters Herbert West, the Watch, and the Undead will traverse their way through Arkham gathering ingredients, tomes, and cadavers to use for their dark work. Sub-plots will develop based on gameplay, forcing players to respond to new adventures and challenges only the ReAnimator world can provide!

The ReAnimator board game comes with:

  • 8 Arkham buildings
  • 3 decks of subplot cards (totaling 150 cards)
  • 4 reference cards
  • 1 workbench card
  • 1 Herbert West card
  • 1 used cadavers card
  • 4 dice
  • A horde of tokens!

These great add-ons are also available for minimal additional cost:

  • Red jade stone dice ($35)
  • 3 short story novellas in the Herbert West universe ($15)
  • Arkham playmat ($15)

“The opportunity to delve into a product based upon Lovecraft’s mythos is a dream come true,” says Thomas Gofton, Influencer at Lynnvander. “We can’t wait to share this game for you and your friends, taking you into the world of pulp and horror.”

“The opportunity to publish the ReAnimator comic book series, based on the writings of one of fiction’s greatest authors, was an honor on so many fronts, and we’ve created some fantastic comic stories for our fans, and teaming with Thomas and his team at Lynnvander is exciting. One needs to just check out the kickstarter video to see the game and how great the play is,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher for Dynamite. “It’s thrilling to continue the expansion of Lovecraft’s universe in this exciting new game, and we know both ReAnimator and horror fans everywhere will be hooked from the moment they first roll the dice!”

The ReAnimator Board Game Kickstarter is currently being developed by Lynnvander Studios, and has an expected shipping date of February 2018.With tiers designed to fit any collector’s budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy a number of great rewards, including:

  • $5: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic
  • $10: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic and ReAnimator Graphic Novel
  • $40: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic, ReAnimator Graphic Novel, and ReAnimator Board Game
  • $100: The Complete ReAnimator package: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic, ReAnimator Graphic Novel, ReAnimatorBoard Game, and all add-ons!

The ReAnimator Board Game Kickstarter is available for a limited time only. Backers can get on board and gain access to all of the amazing rewards by visiting Kickstarter today!

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Ash Vs Evil Dead Seasons 1 and 2 Are Now Streaming on Netflix

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The last word we brought you guys on the upcoming third season of Starz’s “Ash vs Evil Dead” starring Bruce Campbell was when we shared the show’s all-new teaser trailer (below).

Today we have awesome news that the first two seasons are now streaming on Netflix!

So if you’ve been putting off watching the series (for some reason) or have been waiting until the day where you could just binge-watch the series in one grand swoop, then today is your day. There isn’t a better time than now. Just make sure you’re caught up come February.

Hell, yeah.

Are you excited to watch (or rewatch) the first two seasons of “Ash vs Evil Dead” on Netflix? Let us know below!

“Ash vs Evil Dead” stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3’s new showrunners are Mark Verheiden and Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season 3 hits STARZ Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Synopsis:

Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Animated Series Trollhunters 2 Now Streaming on Netflix

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Netflix’s “Trollhunters” isn’t a series I’ve had the chance to check out for myself. Nothing against the kid’s horror series, I just haven’t had the time.

That said I’ve heard good word-of-mouth regarding the series and being that it comes from the mind of Guillermo del Toro it can’t be a total waste of time. Especially with a cast featuring Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Anton Yelchin.

If you’re like me and haven’t given the show a go yet, then make sure to check out the following promos below and then make your mind up from there. You have to hand it to the series as it looks utterly stunning. Hope the actual content holds up. Only one way to find out!

“Trollhunters” is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. Executive producers include Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, Christina Steinberg, and Chad Hammes. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers.

Voice talent for includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,” X-Men: The Last Stand), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”), and Anton Yelchin (Fright Night).

“Trollhunters Part 2” is now streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:

When ordinary teenager Jim Lake, Jr., stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class.

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Rob Lowe Plants The Bad Seed for Lifetime

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A new version of the much beloved classic The Bad Seed will soon be sprouting up on Lifetime television as Deadline is reporting that Rob Lowe is set to direct and star in a remake of the 1956 Oscar-nominated thriller.

This latest reimagining is penned by Barbara Marshall (Wish Upon) based on a best-selling novel by William March that was adapted as a long-running Broadway play. Lowe will star as a father who seems to have everything under control. But when a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter, Emma’s, school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved girl. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behavior is just a façade and whether she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he’s faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma but ultimately must stop her from striking again.

Lowe, The Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper (“Bates Motel,” “Roots”), and Elizabeth Stephen executive produce. Preliminary casting is under way with production eyeing an early 2018 start.

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