The Scary Closet never ceases to amaze me each year bringing a slew of unique and scary experiences, panels, and replica puppet props to both Monsterpalooza and Son of Monsterpalooza. The Scary Closet has become an integral part of each show and I was very excited to partake in their Annabelle Comes Home Panel. The cast (and a few monsters) hit the theatre stage for a quick thirty-minute presentation where they discussed the film and gave the audience an opportunity to win a signed, life-size Annabelle Doll created by none other than The Scary Closet.
During the panel when asked about the Annabelle doll, actress Madison Iseman explained, “There are different types of dolls. All of them have different functions. There are literally stunt Annabelles that can be thrown across the room.” The moderator made the comparison to Bruce the Shark in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, “One could go this way, one could go that way,” it was pretty funny! I am sure Annabelle was well behaved in comparison to the monster shark!
When the cast was asked about the part of the Annabelle franchise that was there favorite actress Katie Sarife explained that “James Wann is frickin amazing and he has a really good way of bringing heart into horror.” She also liked that the Warrens were in this installment (they were absent from the previous two films). Little Samara Lee explained that her favorite part of the franchise was the fans. “Because honestly, we wouldn’t be anywhere if it wasn’t for them.” Samara also shared the same love for James Wann with co-star Katie, “James Wann is just amazing, we couldn’t have done this without him.”
Annabelle Comes Home is now available on digital and will release on DVD/Blu-Ray on October 8th. Annabelle Comes Home is the third Annabelle film and I must say that each film just gets better and better. The film was quite frightening and entertaining and I cannot say enough about it, for sure on my top 5 list for the year. The cast did conclude that they would be up for doing another one, fingers crossed that happens. Go ahead and scroll down for some photos from the panel.
‘Slash/Back’ Trailer is Filled With Kids Fighting Lovecraftian Body Horrors
‘Slash/Back’ is giving us a very The Thing-aligned sort of plot with one major exception… this film is about a group of young girls instead of a bunch of grumpy dudes. Slash/Back also features some very Lovecraftian bits compounded by the use of some intense-looking body horror. All-in-all, there is nothing to not absolutely dig about this trailer.
A small town becomes the target of a monster invasion and it’s up to a group of kiddos to go on the warpath against all of them.
The synopsis for Slash/Back is as follows:
Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean, SLASH/BACK opens as the village wakes up to a typical summer day. No School, no cool boys (well… except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they show the aliens you don’t f*** with the girls from Pang.
The film stars Tasiana Shirley, Alexis Vincent-Wolfe, Nalajoss Ellsworth and Chelsea Prusky.
Slash/Back is in theaters, On Demand and on digital beginning October 21.
‘Holy Spider’ Trailer Explores True Events Surrounding Brutal Serial Killer
Director, Ali Abbasi has won best director at Fantastic Fest 2022 for Holy Spider. The director of Border goes in a totally different direction this time around by heading into the dark, and dreary streets of the Iranian Holy City of Masshad. The film explores serial killer Saeed Hanaei who prowled the nights streets of Masshad looking for prostitutes to murder.
The synopsis for Holy Spider goes like this:
Female journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer who believes he is doing the work of God, cleansing the streets of sinners by murdering sex workers. As the body count mounts and Rahimi draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain as the ‘Spider Killer’ is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the horrific true story of serial killer Saeed Hanaei, acclaimed writer-director Ali Abbasi (Border) unveils a gripping crime thriller and a daring indictment of a society in which rough justice is routinely a fact of life.
We will be sure to keep you up to date on future updates including an official release date which shouldn’t be too far off.
New ‘Terrifier 2’ Trailer Has Fans Going Nuts for the Gnarly Gorefest
Terrifier 2 isn’t messing about. It means business and so does director Damien Leone. Art the Clown is back to slash up a whole new load of folks and to prove that he is our generation’s Freddy Krueger, Micheal Myers and Jason Voorhees all in one. The latest trailer has fans going nuts for the sequel and after seeing the film at this year’s Fantastic Fest, I can definitely say that they aren’t kidding… this movie is a gnarly, gorefest that never lets up.
The synopsis for Terrifier 2 goes like this:
After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
Terrifier 2 doubles down on everything that you loved about the first movie and it gives us a lot more time with David Howard Thorton’s masterful work as Art the Clown. It’s a perfect Halloween movie and really is a must-see for the hardcore horror fan.