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 I’ve stumbled across on the internet this week.
So let’s get right to it, shall we?!
Child’s Play and Fright Night director Tom Holland has been digging up and sharing all sorts of gems over on his Facebook page the past few weeks, including previously unseen behind-the-scenes photos. This one, from the set of Child’s Play, shows young star Alex Vincent as well as stunt performer Ed Gale (far left), who actually played the Chucky doll in several scenes. There’s a fun little bit of horror trivia for ya!
Since today marks the VOD release of Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie film Maggie, it seems quite fitting to share this vintage behind-the-scenes photo that I recently came across. Yes that is indeed Arnold posing with the characters from The Monster Squad, snapped at the film’s Hollywood premiere back in 1987. Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland also showed up for the event, and you can find more pictures from it over on nostalgia website Branded in the 80s.
The May/June issue of HorrorHound Magazine, which will be shipping out and finding its way onto newsstands real soon, features a 40th anniversary retrospective on the entirety of the Jaws franchise, and artist Nathan Thomas Milliner was commissioned to whip up the above cover art. HorrorHound, my personal favorite horror magazine, has become known for their eye-catching covers, and this one is definitely a new favorite of mine. At just $34 for the entire year, a HorrorHound subscription is a total steal.
I must tip my hat to California horror shop Dark Delicacies, because owner Del Howison quite frankly made the impossible happen. This past weekend he hosted a special Silent Night, Deadly Night autograph event, and none other than Robert Brian Wilson showed up to sign copies of the Blu-ray. Wilson (center) played Billy in the original film, and he has for decades been in hiding – I’d know, because I try to track him down each and every December. SNDN producers Dennis Whitehead & Scott Schneid are pictured with him. Bravo, Del.
Tobe Hooper remade 1978’s Toolbox Murders back in 2004, which is one of those remakes that never gets much love from fans – despite being a pretty fun slasher flick. The story behind the sequel, shot in 2013 but never released, is an incredibly strange one, as the director apparently swiped footage from it and re-edited it into an entirely new movie called Coffin Baby. At long last, Scream Factory has dug up the real Toolbox Murders 2, and will be releasing it onto Blu-ray August 4th. Bout goddamn time.
This past weekend was the annual horror convention Texas Frightmare Weekend, and art boutique Mondo partnered up with a handful of artists on limited edition prints that were available at the event. “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin whipped up this alternate poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street, which is one of the coolest pieces of Freddy art I’ve ever seen. Only 225 of the 18″x24″ posters were up for grabs, and if they didn’t sell out at the show, the remaining prints will go up for sale on Mondo’s website real soon. So keep your eyes peeled.
Speaking of Nightmare on Elm Street, and Texas Frightmare, podcast Killer POV shared this photo over the weekend, dubbing the Elm Street-inspired cosplay the best they saw at the event. And though I wasn’t there to see all the costumes, I’m inclined to agree. This clever dude is of course playing Phillip from Dream Warriors, who Freddy turned into a human puppet – using his tendons as strings. In a convention landscape where everyone dresses as the big guys, it’s nice to see creativity like this.
2015 is the year of Kurt Russell, kicking off with Furious 7 and continuing later in the year with Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. And then there’s Bone Tomahawk, a Western wherein a badass rescue party hunts down a murderous band of cannibals. Yes. Cannibals. This absolutely gorgeous piece of poster art hit the net today, channeling the retro vibe of the film. Russell stars alongside Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, David Arquette, Richard Jenkins and even Sid ‘Captain Spaulding’ Haig. Need. Now.
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