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SOTA’s Playing with Nightmares

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Dog Soldiers werewolf from SOTA Toys (click to see the whole thing!Big updates from the folks at SOTA Toys today, and you guys are going to dig it!

However, before we get into the badass toys that will be out soon, I wanted to mention some of the behind the scenes changes that took place at SOTA recently. Company founder Jerry Macaluso has decided to move on from the world of toys to the world of films, taking leave of the toy construction to try his hand at directing. The company didn’t make mention of who will be stepping into Macaluso’s position, but we can rest assured we’ll still be seeing the same quality badass figures coming from the company that we’ve come to expect after all these years.

All right, back to the toys! Now Playing Series 3, their first series of toys that will feature the Dread Central logo you all know and love on the packaging, will be hitting stores early next month. Meg Mucklebones from Legend, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen from Dune and, especially appealing to horror fans, SOTA's Black Cthulhu (click to see it full size!)a werewolf from Dog Soldiers, are all a part of the series, as well as the Mega Scale Pumpkinhead. The werewolf you see here is one of two “bloody” variants (one brown and one gray) that will available through SOTA’s website as well as certain retailers.

But here’s what we’ve really all been waiting for; The Nightmares of Lovecraft! Also hitting stores next month, you’ll be able to find a special Black Cthulhu variant (pictured in it’s new home) through all Diamond Comic resellers, and Source Comics and Games will have another exclusive version of the Elder God. That’ll only be available through their stores in Minnesota and on the convention circuit, so it will truly be a collector’s item.

Of course you could always just do the right thing and click here to get Now Playing Series 3 through Evilshop, and click around the Entertainment Earth site to grab some of Lovecraft’s Nightmares while you’re at it!

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Investigate The Paranormal In The X-Files: Deep State Mobile Game

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“The X-Files” franchise will turn 25 next year, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of a new video game? That’s right, the mobile game The X-Files: Deep State will be released in February 2018, and, in the style of the show, will feature a story about aliens and government conspiracies. The events of the game will take place in the year 2010, between seasons nine and ten of the show.

The X-Files: Deep State is being developed by Creative Mobile Games and will be published by FoxNext, and as with the majority of mobile games these days, will be free to play with in-game purchases.

Meanwhile, season 11 of “The X-Files” TV series will premiere on January 3, 2018. Which may be its last hurrah, because I dread to think what Disney will do with the franchise if they ultimately do end up purchasing 20th Century Fox.

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Inside Remake Gets New Poster and U.S. Release Date

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It’s about time.

It has been a whopping four months since we shared with you guys the red band trailer for the upcoming English language remake of Inside starring Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring.

Today we have an all-new poster for the film (via our buddies at Arrow in the Head), and the one-sheet also boasts the remake’s U.S. release date. Yes, Inside will be hitting Stateside on January 12, 2018.

You can click on the poster to the right to check it out in higher-res. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’re planning to check out this remake in the comments below!

Miguel Ángel Vivas directed the Inside remake.

Produced by Adrian Guerra and Nuria Valls at Spain’s Nostromo Pictures, the remake was written by Manu Diez and [REC] creator/co-director Jaume Balaguero. “We took the original idea and made it an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more Hitchcock-ian than a splatter-fest,” said Guerra.

Again, Inside hits U.S. theaters and VOD January 12, 2018.

Synopsis:
Pregnant and depressed, a young widow tries to rebuild her life following the fateful car accident where she lost her husband and partially lost her hearing. Now, about to go into labor, she’s living in a remote house in the suburbs when, one Christmas night, she receives an unexpected visit from another woman with a devastating objective: to rip the child she’s carrying from inside her. But a mother’s fury when it comes to protecting her child should never be underestimated.

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Deep Blue Sea 2 Rated R for Creature Violence/Gore and Language

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Five months ago we shared the news that there was a secret sequel to the 1999 killer sharks vs. Tom Jane and LL Cool J movie Deep Blue Sea filming, and today we have the sequel’s rating.

And it’s about what you’d expect. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Yes, the upcoming shark attack sequel Deep Blue Sea 2 has been rated R by the MPAA for “creature violence and gore and for language.”

Not only that, but we have a few words on what we can expect from the sequel via a creative executive over at Warner Bros. named Matt Bierman.

“We are a true sequel,” Bierman said regarding the sequel. “We wanted to keep to the spirit of Deep Blue Sea and why people love it. The research that was used on the sharks in Deep Blue Sea 2 comes from the mythology and storyline of the first movie. We have given the lead shark a personality and hope the fans will embrace that as it really helps the storytelling and the narrative in a way that [the] first one didn’t. Deep Blue Sea 2 has a slightly slower build, but once the rubber band snaps, things go boom really quickly!”

The lead shark has a personality? How could that be a bad thing?

Let’s just hope there aren’t scenes of the rugged Tom Jane stand-in lovingly hugging/stroking the shark after it does something cool and telling the new guy how the shark (nicknamed Bruce) is just “misunderstood.”

…And then the shark saves everyone at the end. Called it.

The sequel is directed by Darin Scott from a screenplay by Erik Patterson, Hans Rodionoff, and Jessica Scott and stars Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, and Michael Beach.

The movie is set to premiere on Syfy sometime next year. Once we know the exact date we’ll let us know so stay tuned!

“Deepest. Bluest. My head is like a shark’s fin…”

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