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1980’s Hit ‘Max Headroom’ Is Making a Return On AMC with Elijah Wood and Matt Frewer

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Live and right now! Max Headroom is the epitome of the 1980s. It feels like he was the decade brought to life. The insane cyberpunk television series starred Matt Frewer as a computer-generated TV host. Well, Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah’s production company Spectrevision are working on bringing the series back as a drama series over at AMC. Co-creator of Halt and Catch Fire, Christopher Cantwell, will also act as producer. Perhaps best of all, original actor Matt Frewer will return as Headroom.

Max Headroom became a total pop culture sensation in the 80s. The character first turned up in a rarely seen British TV movie called Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future. After that, the guy got his own TV series on ABC. The character then made it to Diet Coke commercials, Newsweek covers, Cinemax for an odd spin-off and he was on almost everyone’s t-shirts.

There was almost nowhere you could look where the character hadn’t influenced pop culture. Even Eminem and Selena Gomez used him in music videos. Headroom has had a crazy, crazy ride, especially considering that the television series only lasted two seasons and wasn’t a huge hit within itself. It was just the character of Matt Frewer’s and his approach to being an odd and glitchy dude that set pop culture ablaze.

The synopsis for Max Headroom went like this:

“After he is seriously injured by his corrupt employers, crusading reporter Edison Carter undergoes a procedure to digitize his mind into a computer program personified by eccentric character Max Headroom. Max’s ability to move through computer and television networks freely is a huge help to Edison, who is determined to stamp out the corruption in his futuristic society.”

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Spectrevision is responsible for awesome films like Mandy, The Color Out of Space and Daniel Isn’t Real. So, the trippy cyberpunk series is in good hands to make it into the thing it should have potentially always been.

We will be sure to keep you up to date on all things Max.

Below you can check out the full Max British movie as well as some of his spin-off intro credits.

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Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘Raven’s Hallow’ Trailer Sees the Young Writer Solving Crimes of the Occult

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Edgar Allen Poe’s upcoming Raven’s Hallow is a Shudder exclusive that is based on the young writer’s tales from when he was still stationed at West Point. So, we will see one of his stories that were inspired during his time as a cadet.

The synopsis for Raven’s Hallow according to Deadline goes like this:

Set in the autumn of 1830, Poe and four other cadets are on a training exercise in upstate New York when they come across a man eviscerated on a bizarre wooden rack. His dying words direct them to a remote rural community, holding sinister secrets. Determined to get to the bottom of the murder, Poe embarks on a quest that will bring him face to face with a terror that will haunt him forever.

Raven’s Hallow stars William Mosely as young Poe with William Moseley stars as Poe with Melanie Zanetti, Kate Dickie, David Hayman, Oberon K. A. Adjepong, and Callum Woodhouse.

Raven’s Hallow arrives on Shudder beginning September 22.

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‘The Ring’ Comes to Blu-Ray Steelbook Complete With VHS Slipcase Design

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Japan’s entry into J-Horror with Ringu was one of the best that there has ever been. When America decided to do a remake, I can still recall a lot of people being upset that it wouldn’t measure up. However, Gore Verbenski’s dark portrait was nearly a better film than the original. From its ominous start to shocking finish The Ring was effective around every corner. 20 years later folks can still appreciate Verbenski’s film and in order to celebrate the film turning 20 we are getting a cool steelbook blu-ray for the film.

The steelbook comes with an awesome VHS design slipcase. Inside the steelbook is made of static and the iconic scene with Samara and the well.

The synopsis for The Ring goes like this:

It sounds like just another urban legend — a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery.

Verbinki’s film is genuinely scary and it entirely deserves a 20th anniversary release. It is a film that has managed to stay in the conversation when horror films are being discussed. It still manages to get heavy play during the Halloween season on AMC. Rightfully so.

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You can pick up your copy of The Ring’s special edition beginning October 18.

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The Sanderson Sisters Are Running Amok in New ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Photos

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The new D23 magazine featured a very welcome sight this time around. The wickedly awesome Sanderson Sisters are showing off a bit on their lead-up to the upcoming Disney+ Hocus Pocus 2 release. In each of the photos, the ladies are running amok as per usual. The lead-up to this sequel has been a long road. So, fans have been savoring the little teases made up of a teaser trailer, a couple of posters, and of course pictures. Fans are most excited that Hocus Pocus 2 sees the return of all three Sanderson sisters as well actor Doug Jones.

The synopsis for Hocus Pocus 2 goes like this:

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.

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The Hocus Pocus sequel stars Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Belisa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War,” “Good Boys”), Juju Brener (“Vanquish”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), Taylor Paige Henderson and Nina Kitchen.

The Sanderson Sisters will officially run amok a second time when Hocus Pocus 2 lands its broom on Disney+ beginning September 30.

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