Kid Dreadful Dominates Cosplay Scene
Kid Dreadful has certainly proven great things come in small packages! Six year old cosplayer Coral DeGraves, also known as Kid Dreadful, has been dominating the horror cosplay scene for years. However, it hasn’t been until this past year that her pictures have really taken off across the internet.
Her talented expressions, costumes, make up, and accurate character demeanors have created a buzz among horror fans during a time we need such creativity and smiles in this world. All of this has been made possible with assistance of her fellow horror fan mother Cheyenne DeGraves.
The young cosplayer got her start in the horror scene when her Cheyenne dressed her up as Cujo while attending 2014’s Monster Mania Convention. However, it wasn’t until Kid Dreadful’s obsession with horror icon Chucky from the movie Child’s Play took root, and that was when her obsession really took off!
Proud horror mama Cheyenne told iHorror that she even created a ‘Good Gal’ costume for her daughter to run around the house in as she pretended to be the reanimated redheaded doll. It was this costume she wore to horror conventions that made her love for horror cosplay signed and sealed.
Given the accuracy Kid Dreadful has in these pictures, one surely wonders if the pint size horror fan has viewed the horror movies she portrays with such accuracy. Responsible mother Cheyenne explained to iHorror;
“We allow Coral to watch clips of some of the characters she dresses as and explain that some of these characters are not ‘good guys’ and try to explain their demeanor and what makes them bad. She recognizes most horror icons from attending horror conventions. She’ll meet the actors, see the cosplays and pictures plastered everywhere. For instance, Captain Spaulding always piqued her interest. From sight, she knew who he (Sid Haig) was in an instance. She has seen small appropriate clips and that is all.”
“Coral’s father and I closely monitor everything she views. Our rule is that Coral cannot watch any horror movie unless we have both seen and approved it first.”
When asked about the feedback received from those who may believe Kid Dreadful shouldn’t be portraying such characters, DeGraves explained;
“The feedback we’ve received online is mostly quite positive. We’ve met so many incredibly supportive people in the horror community. It’s truly amazing. That said, the negative feedback has been minimal. It’s unusual for a little girl to genuinely prefer horror over princesses, unicorns and other more common things. So, I understand that it may not sit well with some people.”
While the horror cosplayer with a bright future portrays bloody characters filled with gloom and doom, she is still a girl who enjoys the more age appropriate, darker inspired television series that seem to be growing in numbers each year, such as; Hocus Pocus, Ruby Gloom, Goosebumps, Gravity Falls, and Stranger Things. Her current obsession has been Tom Savini’s documentary Smoke and Mirrors.
While Cheyenne admits to not having experience in photography, make up, and sewing, she explains to iHorror many of the final products we see are from a series of trials and errors. However, Kid Dreadful is determined to surpass her horror mother’s skills by taking the reigns in the creation of her cosplays. Cheyenne explains;
“She’s beginning to learn how to do a lot of the work on her own. The Otis and Baby Driftwood outfits were 100% made by Coral. I think she’s gaining more of a love and passion for creating because she has a lot of control over what she wears.”
We can always use more females in the horror industry both in front and behind the camera, and with a portfolio beginning at such a young age this puts the youngling leaps and bounds ahead of the competition by the time she graduates high school!
When pressed by iHorror for any future projects Cheyenne remained tight lipped;
“We do our best to keep upcoming projects a secret or surprise, but you’ll definitely see some more well known horror icons popping up within the next few months!”
However, she did explain her daughter’s lofty goal of creating a new look for each day of October 2020!
If you want to keep up with Kid Dreadful and her latest looks be sure to follow her fan page on Facebook found here,https://www.facebook.com/KidDreadful/ and Instagram @Kid_Dreadful!
John Wick in Development for a Sequel and a Video Game
John Wick 4 was a complete blast and the ending pointed at the odd fact that John Wick might actually be… dead. I didn’t believe it for a second. Not John Wick. The dude is a tank. Lionsgate has already greenlit development for a John Wick 5.
That isn’t all the studio has in store though. It also appears that we will receive a big triple-A game based on the Baba Yaga.
“What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff that comes out next year,” President of Lionsgate Joe Drake said, “We’re in development on three others, including and including television series, “The Continental”, will be airing soon. And so, we’re building out the world and when that fifth movie comes, will be organic — will be organically grown out of how we’re starting to tell those stories. But you can rely on a regular cadence of John Wick.”
In addition to those awesome projects, we also have The Continental TV spinoff coming and a whole new Ballerina film based on the assassins introduced in John Wick 3.
The synopsis for John Wick 4 went like this:
With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.
Are you guys excited about a John Wick 5 and a full-on, shoot-em-up video game based on Wick? Let us know in the comments section.
Tim Burton Documentary Features Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, and Other Regulars
Tim Burton will always be a part of horror for us. He has a page indexed here and we love it. From Beetlejuice to Ed Wood the director has broken the mold time and time again. A documentary focused on Burton is headed to Cannes this year and will feature all of the director’s co-conspirators in action.
The four-part documentary features Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jenna Ortega, composer Danny Elfman, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito, Mia Wasikowska, and Christoph Waltz. All of these awesome actors to talk about their time with Burton.
“Tim continues to build his aesthetic, the Burton-esque style, derived from a wealth of art, cinematic, and literary genres,” the release says “The documentary explores how Burton brings his vision to life through his own joyous idiosyncrasy and his ability to meld the ominous and the frightful with a sense of whimsy. Tim’s films are just the tip of the iceberg.”
The documentary will take us through Burton’s life and many adored films.
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‘The Last of Us’ Fans Have a Really Long Wait Till Second Season
The Last of Us was a big hit with fans. It brought in both fans of the game as well as new fans entirely. It managed to give gut punches in the feels and still managed to create a terrifying experience. That’s great and all but the long wait for fans isn’t going to be an easy one.
While the writers strike wages on and the powers that be drag their heels to give the writers the wages that they should be getting paid, it is not an easy ride for fans.
The Last of Us was already going to take a year at the minimum to get back to season 2 premiere. But with the writers strike in action those timelines have been pushed even further back.
Writer, Francesca Orsi of The Last of Us says that it looks like at the moment there could be a 2025 date in mind… and that is saying everything does work out.
“We will have to assess what is the end of the ’24 schedule, what are the shows that are going to be delivered for 2025. At this point, those shows that I’m looking to air wouldn’t necessarily be ready if this strike lasts six to nine months. So yes, that’s a big question for us, but I think we’ll cross that road once we come to it.” Orsi said.
We are all at the mercy of the writers and the hands that need to feed them. So, the wait could get really long depending on the amount of greed that the folks in charge have.
What do you think about the long wait for a second season of The Last of Us? Let us know in the comments section.