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Exclusive: William Lustig’s Maniac vs. Lucio Fulci’s New York Ripper!

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We’ve been sitting on this one for a while now, folks . . . but now that Halloween is officially upon us, our friends at Eibon Press are letting this big black cat officially out of the bag. Die hards may remember the Eibon gang from their amazing work on the comic book adaptations and spins off they’e been doing of William Lustig Maniac and the films of Lucio Fulci, such as Zombie and The Gates of Hell (City of the Living Dead).  But what they’ve been cooking up as their next act is gonna blow your friggin’ mind, folks…

Yeah, those goddamn nuts have gone and teamed up two of the most notorious, gory slashers of the 198os in Maniac vs. The New York Ripper!  It’s one king hell comic showdown that’s destined to paint your bookshelf red with blood!  Series creator Stephen Romano promises “An encounter unlike any ever done in the history of horror movie crossovers.”  And that’s saying a lot, seeing as we seem to get everything these days from Jack Burton meets Snake Plissken to Evil Dead vs. Darkman.  Eibon’s epic crossover will begin in the second regular issue of “Maniac”, and continue through three more installments of blood-filled mayhem.  “We’re still doing Frank’s story from the original film,” Says Romano.  “But we couldn’t wait to give fans the NY Ripper crossover because it’s so damn fucking cool . . . so we’re serializing it as a special additional story that will unfold in the next few issues.  So you’ll get the regular movie stuff and this wild and crazy cross pollinated sleaze movie slug fest!

If you are a fan of both Maniac and Lucio Fulci’s incredibly controversial “quacking duck” giallo thriller The New York Ripper... well, you now how extreme those films are.  The big question on our minds is what the fuck happens when you get BOTH THOSE GUYS TOGETHER????  Romano has the answer:

Complete fucking insanity, man.  I mean, this thing is NUTS.  When you see the first issue of Maniac, you’ll know we ain’t fucking around anyway, but we were able to come up with a crossover angle with the two properties that’s just beyond madness.  I won’t get into too many spoilers, but I will say this.  These two sick bastards will meet, they will fight, and ten thousand people will die screaming. And I mean that literally.  Ten thousand people.  Screaming. You won’t believe this shit.”

We’ll be there!

Keep a watch on the Eibon website and social feeds for future announcements of this badass thing, plus a related BLACK FRIDAY special, too!

For more information visit the official Eibon Press website, “like” Eibon Press on Facebook, and follow Eibon Press on Twitter and Instagram.

Long live Eibon and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Mill Creek Celebrates Shadow Stalkers and 100 Years of Horror in February

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Mill Creek Entertainment is kicking off the new year with a couple of collections that have nothing but giving you the shivers on their agenda!  Read on for the details of both Shadow Stalkers and 100 Years of Horror!

Shadow Stalkers – February 6, 2018

Let the nightmares begin with this freaky film collection filled with creepy clowns, masked killers, and maniacal murderers.

Out of the Dark – 1988 – R – Karen Black, Bud Cort
Happy Birthday to Me – 1981 – R – Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford
Eyes of Laura Mars – 1978 – R – Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif
Don’t Answer the Phone – 1980 – R – James Westmoreland, Nicholas Worth
Nightmare in Wax – 1969 – R – Cameron Mitchell, Anne Helm, Scott Brady
Bloody Pit of Horror – 1965 – R – Mickey Hargitay
Silent Night, Bloody Night – 1972 – R – Patrick O’Neal, Mary Woronov, John Carradine
Funeral Home – 1980 – R – Barry Morse, Kay Hawtry
Don’t Open Till Christmas – 1984 – R – Edmund Purdom, Belinda Mayne
The Driller Killer – 1979 – R – Abel Ferrara

100 Years of Horror – February 6, 2018

Hosted by Christopher Lee, 100 Years of Horror is the first show of its kind ever produced; it chronicles the history of movie horror from the earliest experimental chillers through the unforgettable golden age of movie monsters and on through today’s terrifying fright films.

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Falling Water Returns to USA Network in January; New Teaser Unveiled!

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We learned way back in April that “Falling Water” had been renewed for a second season on the USA Network, but since then things have been rather quiet. Now, finally, the Season 2 premiere date has been revealed along with a new teaser video, which you can see above.

From the Press Release:
An intersection between reality and unconscious thought, “FALLING WATER” explores the story of three unrelated people who realize they can affect the waking world from inside their dreams, but they aren’t the only ones with this ability. Together they seek to eradicate factions that use dreaming for nefarious purposes.

From USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, the series returns on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 10/9c.

Season 2 picks up with Taka (Will Yun Lee, “Hawaii 5-0”), Tess (Lizzie Brochere, “American Horror Story: Asylum”), and Burton (David Ajala, Fast & Furious 6) struggling to protect themselves and their loved ones against an unknown entity that manipulates nightmares, bringing chaos and death into the waking world. The fate of the humanity rests with these gifted dreamers.

“FALLING WATER” is executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) of Valhalla Entertainment, Richard Rothstein, and Tim Andrew (“Teen Wolf”). Rémi Aubuchon (“Falling Skies”) joins as showrunner and executive producer.

Catch up on Season 1 of “FALLING WATER” on Amazon.

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Danny Trejo FINALLY Gives Update on Machete Kills Again… in Space!

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Back in 2010, director Robert Rodriguez unleashed Machete, his cheesy action extravaganza starring Danny Trejo as a Mexican vigilante seeking revenge on those who had double-crossed him. Based on a “fake” trailer promoted during Grindhouse, the film managed to attract an all-star cast consisting of Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba, and Robert De Niro.

Having fared decently at the box office, a sequel, Machete Kills, was released in 2013. Sporting another unbelievable cast with Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara, and Lady Gaga… Machete Kills was a riot! My personal opinion: I love Machete, but the sequel scores a few higher points in my book; watching the film on the big screen was one of my all-time favorite theatre-going experiences.

Attached at the opening and end of the film was a teaser for the supposedly upcoming film Machete Kills Again… in Space. This trailer took the cheese factor to the next level, promising the return of Lady Gaga while insinuating that Justin Bieber would star as Bleep, an obvious spoof of Star Wars‘ C-3PO. Also featured was none other than Leonardo DiCaprio! Touted as the Man in the Silver Mask, DiCaprio would supposedly take over the role previously played by Mel Gibson (although this bit of casting notice includes the subtext: “actor subject to change”… hopefully not!!!)

It’s been over four years since we were treated with this trailer and Machete Kills Again… in Space hasn’t graced our screens yet. But according to Danny Trejo, there is still hope!

While promoting Dead Again in Tombstone in a recent Facebook Live Q&A, the From Dusk Till Dawn actor revealed, “We’re waiting. I’ve already talked to Robert [Rodriguez]. He says, ‘Yeah, I’m putting it together. Let’s start writing it.’ So I talked to Mel Gibson. I said, ‘Mel, hey, come on, let’s talk. Let’s do Machete Kills in Space.’ Mel goes, ‘I’m in. I’m ready. Tell Robert.’ So we’re gonna do it.”

Better hurry up! With the recent influx in all things Star Wars, there is simply no better time to send up that material than now.

News of the film has been slim since April 2015, when Trejo implied that shooting would begin later that year. In the time since, Rodriguez has become busy with the launch of his El Rey Network, as well as the upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel; not to mention, a number of projects lined up including a remake of Escape from New York… but here’s to hoping he still plans on sending Machete into space! And soon!

Back in 2015, Michelle Rodriguez was also quizzed about the film’s future, stating: “Just out of knowing Robert, I’m sure that if it was insinuated, that possibility looms. I don’t know when. But for sure. I think that he would not leave that door open if he didn’t plan on using it.”

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