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Nicotero talks Mythos!Hanging out at Rock and Shock this weekend, I got to meet some great people, both celebrity and otherwise, who I had been hoping to hook up with for years. One of the celebrities I’ve been waiting to chat with for a long time is Greg Nicotero, the “N” of KNB Effects.

I hit him up for info on The Drive-In, his planned directorial debut that we last told you about a few months back (“Nicotero Directs, Barbeau Writes” – August 2007). He said he still really wants to see Drive-In happen, as does author Joe R. Lansdale, but right now things are still up in the air, though he wants the fans to know that they are working on making sure it eventually comes to fuition. He did, however, bring up another project that would blow fans away across the board if done right.

The project is called Mythos, based on a script by KNB supervisor Shannon Shea. Greg told me he had read the script a while back and fell in love with it and, even though it’s budget is a high enough to scare some studios away, he’s confident the right people will get behind it soon.

Mythos follows the results of an archeological dig that uncovers a relic long thought forever lost. It’s stolen by a cult who utilizes its power to resurrect the Hydra, Harpies, the Cyclops and more ancient monsters in order to wreak havoc on modern-day society. The only way to stop these creatures, it’s discovered, is to find the direct descendents of ancient gods living among us today.

Nicotero seemed incredibly excited about the project, making mention that at one point they were trying to get the original Ray Harryhausen-designed creatures to use as a jumping-off point for the look of the beasts. While that still may or may not happen, the basic idea behind the film has enough original concepts mixed with old-school monster-smashing fun that I can’t think of a better film for someone like Nicotero to get behind.

Keep it here for updates as we get ‘em!

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

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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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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.

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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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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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