‘Stranger Things’ Pays Tribute to ‘The Evil Dead’
Stranger Things pays tribute to The Evil Dead with it’s latest retro poster. The Netflix hit has captivated audiences with its dark blend of fantasy, sci-fi and horror, as well as notes of a loving homage to the 1980’s and its culture. It’s like a fine wine with depth in its flavors, blends, and soft notes that you don’t detect until your second sip, but never leaves you disappointed.
The marketing campaign for season 2 is no different, this promotional poster being the latest in their cultural nods to films that have paved the way. The poster was recently released through their Twitter account. Given that Stranger Things has been largely a Stephen King love letter, it would make perfect sense that they would utilize The Evil Dead poster, which famously would contain a quote from King himself; “The most ferociously original horror film of 1982.” It was Stephen King’s glowing endorsement early on that really pushed The Evil Dead out of obscurity.
The tweet itself pays great homage to the horror classic which The Evil Dead was dubbed “The Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror.” Now for the poster we’re all waiting for…
The Ultimate Experience in Grueling Curiosity. #StrangerThursdays begins now. pic.twitter.com/x6c9NC0ZwL
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) September 7, 2017
Opening up all types of horrific possibilities that could occur, this poster has our brains working on overdrive as we try to guess what the new season has in store for us. Could we see a season 2 with a darker push and lean more into horror than sci fi? What is in store for the characters of Stranger Things? Just in time for Halloween, season 2 will premiere on October 27, 2017, and from the looks of this marketing campaign we’re going to be in for a lot more strange and horrific things.
Do you like the new poster for season 2 of Stranger Things? Let us know in the comments bellow!
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‘Ghostbusters’ Receives Slime-Covered, Glow-in-the-Dark Sega Genesis Cartridge
Sega Genesis’ Ghostbusters game was a complete blast and with the recent updates, patching in Winston and a few other characters was a much-needed update. The underrated game has recently seen an explosion in popularity thanks to those updates. Gamers are checking the full game out on Emulator sites. In addition, @toy_saurus_games_sales released some Sega Genesis game cartridges covered in glow-in-the-dark.
The Insta account @toy_saurus_games_sales is giving fans a chance to purchase the game for $60. The awesome cartridge also comes with a full-fledged exterior case.
Have you played the Ghostbusters game for Sega Genesis? If you have, let us know what you think.
In order to purchase the limited edition, slime-covered game cartridge head over HERE.
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.
Are you excited to see Burton’s documentary? Let us know in the comments section.