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Box Office: It Continues to Float, Flatliners Flatlines

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It is inching closer and closer to a $300 million domestic box office haul. The Stephen King adaptation can also boast having grossed $533 million worldwide and counting. We are truly living in a new golden age of psychological thrillers.

Barring some last minute mathematical adjustments, It looks to squeak into the top of the box office for a third week with $17.3 million after slipping to #2 last weekend. Per Deadline, Tom Cruise’s American Made and the second weekend of the second Kingsman are nipping at the clown’s heels with $17 million. Even if final numbers nudge it out of the #1 slot, It continues to be the must-see movie of the moment.

That sound you hear is the New Line/Warner Bros. execs floating naked in cash as they salivate over the prospects of a sequel. Hey, maybe the studio heads will get super greedy like they did with Harry Potter and Hunger Games and divide It: Chapter 2 into two parts so they milk this for as much money as possible. Wouldn’t that be scary?

On the opposite of must-see is Flatliners, a remake nobody asked for and almost nobody watched, and those that did watch did not seem terrible impressed. Forget the Cinemascore. Sony’s remake of the 1990 Julia Roberts/Kiefer Sutherland chiller has been DOA with a 0% Rotten Tomatoes score for most of the weekend. The Ellen Page/Nina Dobrev remake only took in $5 million for the weekend.

I joked that movie news sites doing box office reports were dying to use some variation of “Flatliners Flatlines” on Friday but didn’t realize just how accurate that would be in terms of both financial failure and punny headlines. I, myself, decided to go with the obvious. “Flatliners Has No Pulse” would also have been obvious and acceptable.

Since we’re talking box office, uh, I feel like something should be mentioned even though doing so tends to stir things up… A certain controversial movie called Jeepers Creepers 3 made $1.7 million in one night this past Tuesday. Compare that to Friend Request, which made a pathetic $2.2 million for all of last weekend. Don’t shoot the messenger for pointing out the obvious, but ummm… I don’t think the boycott worked.

We’re now officially in Halloween season, and there are a number of tricks and treats opening in theaters this scary season. Happy Death Day, Jigsaw, The Snowman, Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween, Better Watch Out, My Little Pony: The Movie, Dementia 13, and Victor Crowley are just a few of the frightening offerings that will be rolling out to varying degrees to theaters in the coming weeks. Whether any of them becomes the next big breakout like Get Out and It remains to be seen.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 152 – Cloverfield Paradox & The Ritual

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Last week Netflix shocked the world by not only releasing a new trailer for Cloverfield Paradox during the Superbowl, but announcing the film would be available to stream right after the game. In a move no one saw coming, Netflix shook the film industry to it’s very core. A few days later, Netflix quietly released horror festival darling: The Ritual.

Hold on to your Higgs Boson, because this week we’ve got a double header for ya, and we’re not talking about that “world’s largest gummy worm” in your mom’s nightstand. Why was one film marketed during the biggest sporting event of the year, and why was one quietly snuck in like a pinky in your pooper? Tune in a find out!

Meet me at the waterfront after the social for the Who Goes There Podcast episode 152!

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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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