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First Look at It's Hell Getting Old from Blanc/Biehn's Hellevator Man Anthology; First Word on New Feature MindlessTwo forces to be reckoned with have teamed up to bring us our first look at “It’s Hell Getting Old,” a horror short from director Patrick Rea that will be part of Blanc/Biehn Productions’ new elevator-set anthology Hellevator Man.

Kansas City-based Rea’s short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.

The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication. The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.

In addition to a few behind-the-scenes photos from “It’s Hell Getting Old,” we also have the kick-off announcement for BBP’s Mindless, a mind-bending thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of Jason DeVan.

First Look at It's Hell Getting Old from Blanc/Biehn's Hellevator Man Anthology; First Word on New Feature Mindless

First Look at It's Hell Getting Old from Blanc/Biehn's Hellevator Man Anthology; First Word on New Feature Mindless

From the MINDLESS Press Release:
Rising star Hallie Jordan (To the Bridge, Altered Perception) plays a young woman with amnesia who pieces together her past with deadly consequences.

The cast also includes Ben Kurland (The Artist, Deadly Retreat), Alyssa Lobit (Among Friends, The Victim, The Things We Carry), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Everly, Wrong Cops, Dark Angel, Deadly Retreat), Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis (Bundy, Cyrus), J. Michael Trautmann (“Shameless,” A Resurrection), Heather DeVan (The Girl), Cassius DeVan (The Girl), Lorraine Ziff (Among Friends, Treachery), and more to be announced.

Helmer Jason DeVan makes his feature debut, directing from a script by award-winning scribe Alyssa Lobit, with Vance Crofoot (editor of Biehns’ directorial debut The Victim) set to DP and edit the project. The film is exec produced by Terminator star Michael Biehn and his wife, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, via their company Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Small Red Star Productions. Other producers include Heather DeVan, Lorraine Ziff, Hallie Jordan, Dylan Matlock, and Devon Biehn with composition designed by Blanc-Biehn’s stepfather, Randy Chance, formerly of The Lovin’ Spoonful, who has provided music for many BBP films.

“We needed a versatile young actor with a wide range to pull this role off, and I feel we found exactly that in Ben Kurland,” said executive producer Michael Biehn.

“I have acted with Ben before and am confident he will bring so much to this role that the fans and audience will be left guessing,” added Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. “Jason DeVan is the perfect choice to make this Memento/Side Effects-like thriller come alive, and Hallie Jordan will make us all feel her pain.”

For more on all of the company’s current projects, “like” Blanc/Biehn Productions on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter with @jenniferblancb, @michaelbiehn, and @blancbiehnfilms.

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Toy Fair 2018: Funko’s Savage World Turns Horror Icons Into Masters of the Universe Characters

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What would happen if classic horror icons existed within the world of the Masters of the Universe franchise? That’s a question Funko have answered with their new ‘Savage World’ line of action figures, which depicts horror characters including Leatherface, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Pinhead as they would look had they been birthed into the world of Castle Grayskull alongside He-Man and Skeletor. Funko have given us some pretty weird shit over the years, but this is on a whole other level.

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting, Preternia, Popvinyls.com, and the Twitter account @FakeEyes22, we are able to share some images of these testosterone-fueled slasher figures, which were on display at the New York Toy Fair. There’s currently no word on when these musclebound monstrosities will be hitting stores, but I’m willing to bet that one look at the gallery below will instantly have you counting your change.

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Death Confirmed to Be Part of Bill & Ted 3

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Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal introduced the world to a version of death that has since become iconic. A dark force, the Grim Reaper is willing to give people a chance to reclaim their souls should they best it in a game. While this incarnation is truly magnificent, I believe that many people will recognize the parody version that William Sadler brought to life in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the 1991 sequel that saw Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves’ characters die and face the awkward spirit.

Nearly three decades later, fans of the Bill & Ted series are awaiting a third film, which has been known to be in the works for quite a while. Dubbed Bill & Ted Face the Music, it’s been written by Ed Solomon (Men in Black), who recently took to Twitter to confirm that the scythe-wielding ghoul is in the film and that he hopes William Sadler reprises the role! Solomon is also the man responsible for writing the first two films as well as the animated series “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures” and the 1991 video game Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure.

At this point, it’s all just speculation as to if a third film will ever be made. However, nearly every single party involved is ready to make this a reality, so all it needs is a studio to pony up the money!


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Doug Jones Would Love to Return as Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus 2

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“Wench! Trollop! You buck-toothed, mop-riding, firefly from hell!”

One of my favorite horror movies as a kid was Hocus Pocus, co-written by Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers). The film has only grown more precious in my eyes as I’ve grown up due to its utter love of all things Halloween.

If you haven’t seen it (for some reason) think of it as a combination of Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem and Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat… but, you know, a kid’s Disney movie version.

However you choose to describe the awesomeness that is Hocus Pocus, you have to admit that the film is primed for a sequel. And recently we heard word that a TV sequel is on the way, but no one seems to be too happy about that.

Well, except Doug Jones.

For those who might not know, Doug Jones is – oh, whatever, all of you know who Doug Jones is – but you might not know that in addition to playing such iconic roles as The Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, Abe Sapien in Hellboy, and the creature in The Shape of Water, Jones played Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus.

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Jones spoke a bit about Hocus Pocus 2 and his desire to return to his much-loved role as Billy Butcherson.

“There was talk about doing a ’20 years later’ sequel that I would have been involved with,” he told the site. “I was actually approached and asked about that. I would love to reprise Billy Butcherson.”

Sweet! So does this mean the that a “20 years later” official sequel might still happen?

“It’s not off the table,” he said. “The news article that I read about this TV movie sounds like… I’m not sure if it’s a reboot or if it is that ’20 years later’ sequel. It was grey about what the storyline was. So I’m just going to keep my knees bent and be ready in case they call.”

Nice! To finish it all up, Jones then went on to say this about the original film:

“It only grows in popularity every year,” said Jones. “I did not see that coming, that 24 years later it would be more popular now than it’s ever been! That’s crazy for a movie to do!”

I agree! Hocus Pocus is one of those rare movies that almost everyone I know enjoys. Sure some people are a little hesitant to share their love of the film, but those of us who don’t care about such things as digging a cool kid’s horror movie, we share the love when and where ever we can. Case in point, if you have never seen Hocus Pocus, do so tonight! Trust me, you’ll thank us.

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After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

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