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Okay, kids! Strap in! With the Fantasia Film Festival speeding at us like a freight train of genre lunacy, we’ve got a ton of images and artwork to lay on you cats so pull up a seat and dig on new stuff for Blood C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, and Dead Sushi!

The Fantasia International Film Festival takes place July 19th through August 7th.

Blood-C: The Last Dark
Naoyoshi Shiotani (Tokyo Marble Chocolate, key animator on Blood+ and Blood-C), is directing the film based upon the television series. The crew includes writers Jun’ichi Fujisaku and Nanase Ohkawa (CLAMP) with animation character designer/chief animation director Kazuchika Kise. Television voice cast members Nana Mizuki (Saya Kisaragi) and Kenji Nojima (Fumito Nanahara) star.

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Chained
Directed by Jennifer Lynch and starring incent D’Onofrio, Julia Ormond, Jake Weber, Eamon Farren, Conor Leslie and Evan Bird.
Eight-year-old Tim and his mother Sarah are picked up by Bob, a deranged taxi cab driver on the hunt for his next victim. Tim witnesses his first murder, the murder of his mother, but it would not be his last. Bob keeps Tim as a reluctant protégé, forcing him to clean and bury the bodies of the young women he drags home. Now a teenager, Tim must make a life or death choice between following in Bob’s footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Crave
Directed by Charles de Lauzirika and starring Ron Perlman and Edward Furlong.
A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies. Those dangerous visions explode in reality with deadly consequences when his intoxicating new relationship with a beautiful young woman goes sour.

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Despite the Gods
Directed by Penny Vozniak and starring Jennifer Lynch who will be participating in a Q&A after the screening.
‘Despite the Gods’ brings us behind the scenes on the set of Lynch’s Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man-eating snake goddess. Out of her depth shooting on location with an Indian crew and two top Bollywood stars, Lynch turns her production into a vehicle for her own self-actualization, paying no regard to timeline, budget or reality. As the story in front of the camera derails, the story behind the camera explodes

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

The Human Race
Directed by Paul Hough and starring Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, B. Anthony Cohen, Celine Tien, Ian Tien, Trista Robinson, and Fred Coury.
Veronica suddenly finds herself in a surreal and horrifying marathon race. The rules are simple: If you are lapped, you die. If you step off the path, you die. Many will start but only one may cross the finish line alive.

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

Dead Sushi
Directed by Noboru Iguchi.
The film, which stars 21-year-old martial arts prodigy Rina Takeda, tells the tale of Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, who runs away from home when his kung fu-like regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests, including the employees of a pharmaceutical firm there on a work vacation. But little do they know that a disgruntled former researcher has also come to the inn with a plan for revenge, using a serum he developed that can awaken the murderous instincts of ordinary sushi, turning it into bloodthirsty monsters! Keiko must use both her sushi training and her martial arts skills to save the others and defeat the flying killers.

Fantasia 2012 Image Explosion: Blood-C, Chained, Crave, Despite the Gods, The Human Race, Dead Sushi

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Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 Hits Netflix This March

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Earlier this week we shared your first look at the upcoming second season of Netflix’s zombie-comedy Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant via a big batch of stills.

If you missed those stills you can check them out HERE.

In that post, we said we would let you know as soon as there was an official release date for season two and today we have just that! Yes, “Santa Clarita Diet’ season 2 will be hitting Netflix streaming on March 23rd.

Like I’ve said before, and I will say again, I was a big-ish fan of the first season and so I’m looking forward to more blood, guts, and suburbia/soccer mom humor this March.

Plus you’ve got to love the pairing of Barrymore and Olyphant. It’s like if Casey Becker survived the original Scream, and married Mickey from Scream 2. Again, gotta love it.

Are you excited? Let us know below and check out Season 1 right HERE.

Synopsis:

In “Santa Clarita Diet” Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter, Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.

Picking up right where we left off, Season 2 of “Santa Clarita Diet” finds the Hammonds trying to adapt to Sheila’s now-advanced undead state — even though she’s desperately working to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Unfortunately — while the family has become markedly better at murder — the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up, and it’s no longer going unnoticed.

Meanwhile, the Hammonds are chasing the source of the virus so they can stop it from spreading and save humanity — which seems important. Through it all, Sheila and Joel are grounded by their unconditional love for one another. Sure, being undead — or loving someone who is — isn’t always easy, but don’t all relationships have their challenges?

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Toy Fair 2018: Mezco Toyz Display a Ton of Stunning Horror Figures

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Mezco Toyz have absolutely killed it at this year’s Toy Fair, because they’ve showed off a wealth of stunning new horror figures. If I were a religious man, I would be praying to win the lottery so I can get my hands on all of these.

Firstly, they revealed new additions to their One:12 line of realistic action figures. To begin with, there’s Ash from Evil Dead II, and he’s looking groovier than ever, with Bruce Campbell’s likeness being instantly recognizable. The bloody wounds on his face are also a nice touch. Then there’s Jason from Friday the 13th Part III, the first film where he donned the now iconic hockey mask. The last figure depicts Michael Myers as he appeared in the original 1978 Halloween, and he looks ready to kill.

The label next to the displayed Ash figure says that it’s set to be released this summer, whilst the Jason figure will murder its way into stores sometime next year. The Michael Myers figure is already available to pre-order on Mezco’s website, and is expected to ship sometime between June and August of this year.

Other One:12 figures on display at the event included the iconic zombies from Dawn of the Dead and the team from the original Ghostbusters, along with Slimer, the franchise’s ghostly mascot. Although they’re not exactly horror movies, the figures of Alex from A Clockwork Orange and the dog-loving hitman John Wick from the film of the same name are also worth a look.

Mezco have given us some top quality Marvel collectibles over the years, so you probably won’t be too surprised to learn that their One:12 Marvel figures displayed at Toy Fair were also nothing short of spectacular. You can view the full Marvel lineup of figures here, with Blade, Doctor Strange, and the Punisher being particular standouts. If you’re an avid viewer of Netflix’s “Daredevil” MCU show, you’ll probably be glad to see that they’ve included variations of Matt Murock in both his black cloth costume and his shining red devil armor. On the DC side of things, the two figures of the psychotic Joker both looked about as crazy as you would expect.

Outside of the One:12 line, Mezco are also displaying both 7″ and 18″ figures of King Kong as he appeared in last year’s Skull Island, which is also presumably how he’ll look in 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong (although he was presumably wasn’t fully grown in Skull Island). I think I want them both.

Looking at the gallery below, why don’t you let us know in the comments which of the figures displayed by Mezco at Toy Fair is your favorite? Special thanks to The Toyark for sharing all the images.

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Blumhouse’s Halloween Wraps Filming

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It was just yesterday that Laurie Strode aka Jamie Lee Curtis wanted Halloween fans to know that we’ll be “very happy and VERY scared” by Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel.

And today we have news that we might be on track to be “very happy and VERY scared” this October as filming has wrapped completely on Blumhouse’s Halloween!

Co-producer Ryan Turek broke the news on Twitter and you can check out his tweet HERE.

Are you excited to know that filming has wrapped on Halloween? Let us know below!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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