We’ve reached the end of another week – thank god! – which means it’s time to once again take a look at the coolest, weirdest and/or most awesome images that I’ve stumbled across on social media this past week.
So let’s get right to it, shall we?!
Though another Halloween is passing by without the promised sequel, that doesn’t mean that Trick ‘r Treat is being left out in the cold this season. Coming our way on October 14th, courtesy of Waxwork Records, is the film’s soundtrack on vinyl, paired up with a bonus disc of spooky sound effects. Four variant records will be available, including a ‘candy corn’ splatter version and these awesome picture discs, and you’ll find all the info over on Waxwork’s Facebook page – where you’ll also find the release’s spectacular cover art!
We’ve talked about Herbert West’s long road to the toy shelf here on HL in the past, a journey that is soon coming to an end. Nearly a year after showing off an unpainted prototype image of the world’s first Re-Animator action figure, Amok Time unveiled a full look at the toy this week, which will come with a slew of accessories. Keep in mind that this too is a prototype, so it doesn’t 100% reflect the toy we’ll soon be able to own. No word yet on a release date.
The utterly bizarre announcement was made this week that beloved comic strip icon Archie will soon be coming face-to-face with beloved horror icon Predator, for a Dark Horse Comics mash-up. In Archie Meets Predator, Archie and friends will travel to Costa Rica for spring break, and it’s there that they’ll meet up with the alien hunter. Should be interesting, to say the least!
As Ghostbusters Mania sweeps the nation this year, in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, all sorts of cool products have been steadily coming our way, the latest of which is this limited edition vinyl release of Ray Parker Jr.’s iconic soundtrack, dubbed the ‘Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition.’ What’s so cool about this release is that it’s housed inside of a marshmallow-scented, puffy gatefold sleeve, and it includes two 12×12 3D lenticular stills and one 12×12 3D motion lenticular of images from the film. While supplies last, you can grab one of these bad boys over in the official Ghostbusters store.
Earlier this week here on HL we talked extensively about Ecto Cooler, the Ghostbusters spin-off beverage that desperately wants to come back from the dead. While doing research for the post I came across this image, which unfortunately is a fan-made creation rather than a real product. But we can dream, can’t we?!
Available in limited quantities at this weekend’s New York Comic-Con is this Sam Raimi action figure, the handiwork of Credenda Studios. Only 50 are being sold, priced at $65 each, and though that’s just a tad bit out of my price range, I absolutely love that someone actually made a figure of The Evil Dead‘s creator. Note the camera-hand, a loving nod to Ash’s chainsaw-hand!
It wasn’t uncommon back in the day for studios to whip up sales art for upcoming films before they were actually made, intended to sell potential investors on the concepts. Before The Lost Boys became The Lost Boys we know and love, this early piece of art was created, which reflects a bit of a different film than the one we ended up getting. Originally, the film was to be a Goonies-style adventure about pre-teen vampires, and Goonies director Richard Donner was in fact going to direct. Pretty wild, eh?!
And finally, this weekend marks the release of Dracula Untold, the first of the Universal monster reboots that will create a Marvel-inspired universe for the likes of Frankenstein and the Wolfman. I remarked on Twitter last night that I’d much rather see Chocula Untold, which led user @rednosedfreak to quickly slap this together. Yes, he knows it’s a terrible Photoshop job, but it’s totally amusing and I would LOVE to see this movie. We’re long overdue for a Cereal Monsters feature film, after all.
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