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October for me is ALL about the movies and TV. I can’t get enough. And you’d know especially if you’ve been following me on my official Twitter page, where I post daily updates on all the upcoming movies and series.
Here’s everything in the world of Horror you may have missed since my last update:
Cult Of Chucky, the 7th Installment in Don Mancini’s killer doll franchise, was released on home video; Ash Vs Evil Dead released their season 3 poster, cast list, premiere date, and a first look at season 3 [pictures] plus some season 4 news; American Horror Story mogul, Ryan Murphy, released a shot of Evan Peters as Andy Warhol; The Walking Dead dropped a new teaser for season 8’s premiere (which also doubles as TWD’s 100th episode), while Robert Kirkman revealed a Fear The Walking Dead crossover planned for season 8; Ghostface (the OG) is making his return to the SCREAM franchise.
Just to skim the barrel a little more, Bride Of Frankenstein went from a go to a NO in two days (literally), Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina got a script leak, there’s a couple things worth mentioning on the Stranger Things front, and oh yeah, we HAVE to talk about AMC Horror Fest!
Let’s dive in!
CULT OF CHUCKY
In the seventh installment in Don Mancini’s universe “Chucky returns to prey upon Nica (Fiona Dourif), who’s been confined to an asylum for four years. Chucky’s nemesis from the original Child’s Play, Andy (Alex Vincent), tries to save Nica, but first he has to deal with Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s devoted former wife”
Cult stars Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif and of course Brad Dourif, with franchise runner Don Mancini back to helm the sequel. The film is currently available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD as well as Netflix (note, Netflix has the R-rated version, and you may want to seek out the unrated version to view extra footage and more gore).
Also available now (which went on sale the same day Cult did) is the titular fan must-have 7-film Chucky box set featuring Cult Of Chucky’!
Child’s Play is the first film in the [now] 7 film franchise. The Child’s Play franchise follows the killer doll Chucky as he makes the body-count rise! Don Mancini is currently at the helm of the Child’s Play franchise, with Horror Icon Tom Holland having part in the original as co-writer/director.
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
She’s Alive!…wait. Wait. Wait for it…
The Universal rehashing of their hammer-horror classic was set to be a go for 2018 and then crashed and burned the very next day. The film, which was to be helmed by Bill Condon and rumored to star Angelina Jolie as the title character, Bride probably won’t see the light of day for a while as rewrites commence.
We spoke in the past of Universal’s monster universe reboot. Previously, superstars like The Rock and Scarlett Johansson were rumored to be attached to several of the films. At the time, there was a mystery, untitled film that was to be part of the mix. Many people predicted that film would be Bride of Frankenstein. Now look at us!
The original film, based off of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, followed the story of Dr. Henry Frankenstein creating yet another monster, The Bride Of Frankenstein. The film starred Colin Clive reprising his role as Dr. Frankenstein, with Boris Karloff reprising his role as The Monster. Elsa Lanchester starred as the titular Bride.
Condon’s version of Bride is said to still have Jolie and Javier Bodem on reserve for the roles of The Bride and Dr. Frankenstein, but the talent hasn’t confirmed a commitment to the project — as of yet, at least.
Will the Bride be alive for 2019 (the original planned release date was Valentine’s Day 2019)? Nope! And the way this is going, I don’t think she’ll rise at all until at least 2020. A big cause for the delay could be the fact that Universal’s first attempt to resurrect their monster movie landmarks, The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallas, failed to live up to expectations.
MUST SEE TV
ASH VS EVIL DEAD SEASON 3
“Evil Gets Schooled”! At least that’s what we’re being told this time around on the newly released season 3 poster. As far as plots go, “Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!”
The new season stars Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash with Ray Santiago, Dana Delorenzo returning as Kelly and Pablo, Lee Majors returning as Ash’s father Brock Williams, and Lucy Lawless as the infamous Ruby. This particular season also has Lindsay Farris and Arielle Carver-O’Neill in guest starring roles.
Franchise icon Bruce Campbell, speaking on season 3’s story with SirisXM [back in August] says, “We’re hoping it will be a game-changer,” Campbell continued, “We felt it was time to explore a little more of Ash Williams’ myth, because he is foretold in an ancient book — this is not me, this is the character talking — and it was time to crack into that. He’s not just a loser in a trailer park. He is foretold. So, why? Why him? We start to get some answers, and things get completely crazy — in episode 10, hopefully people will pick their jaw up off the floor. That’s what we’re going for.”
Though season 3 is a go for February 25th, 2018, (I know it’s sooooo far away! Ugh!) season 4 has been confirmed to be a possible no go. Campbell speaking on the subject of renewal spewed out this tidbit to Sirus, “Nothing will be the same if (if being the focus word here folks) we come back for season 4. And yet, if they don’t bring us back, I think we’ve done a nice little ba-dink.”
BUUUUT…that was back in August. As of recently, the latest beef in the way of season 4 is illegal downloads. According to Screenrant:
Campbell: “Our bosses have new bosses now. Ash vs. Evil Dead has done very well in DVD sales, and is distributed overseas. We’re also one of the most illegally downloaded shows. What does that say about our fans? They’re a bunch of jerks — ‘We want it, we like it, we just don’t want to pay for it.’”
Will this get in the way of season 4? Campbell seems ok with walking away after season 3, as he’s quoted as saying, “We made sure our storyline was wrapped up in a good way.” All we can do is hope for the best. But, hey, I’m just happy Ash VS Evil Dead is returning in the first place. I’m a big fan, if you haven’t noticed.
Ash VS Evil Dead is a continuation of the classic Evil Dead horror franchise, which was based around a chainsaw-wielding bachelor unleashing and slaying…well, the “Evil Dead” or Deadites. After the first film in the franchise was dropped in 1981, three others followed, with the last [film] released in 2013.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT (SEASON 7)
The seventh season in Ryan Murphy’s AHS basically is just getting more and more cult happy, which is great news for the avid fan/historian. Taking into account the most notable cult leaders, including Charles Manson and Jim Jones, the season is set to touch base on nearly all of them.
Ryan Murphy recently teased via Instagram (see below) that series regular Evan Peters would be appearing in a notable role as artist and pop culture icon Andy Warhol. Peters also plays modern day cult leader Kai Anderson this season. In his role as Warhol, Peters will star opposite Lena Dunham as Valerie Sonas in next week’s episode (October 17) entitled “Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag”. Solanas is known for her attempted murder on Warhol in the 1960s.
The series is already one of the best reviewed seasons, striking a chord with fans and critics for its timely social and political commentary, skewering of current events and creepy as hell killer clowns. You can catch weekly recaps of each episode, airing every Tuesday on FX, right here on Morbidly Beautiful.
THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 8
“The war is won” says a very confident Rick Grimes in the latest teaser for The Walking Dead’s Season 8.
“Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.”
The Walking Dead has also received a ton of publicity for the recently teased crossover of Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead planned for Season 8. An epic poster was tweeted via TWD’s official Twitter page, further confirming the news.
Not much else is really worth mentioning about this “huge event” other than Robert Kirkman’s reveal of the said crossover at NYCC 2017, with Kirkman teasing, “There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name, to another show, that I will not name.” Kirkman continued, “This is a huge event in the world of The Walking Dead.”
The Walking Dead’s return on October 22nd on AMC will mark the series’ 100th episode.
SCREAM: THE TV SERIES SEASON 3
What’s your favorite scary tv show?
Ghostface returns to Scream: The TV series right out of the movies! The MTV series, as previously said to be under the umbrella of Queen Latifah, has been confirmed to have the original Funworld mask from the hit slasher series making its small screen debut.
Joining the already announced season 3 cast are two cast members right off MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf, Tyler Posey and Gideon Emery. Posey’s role has been revealed to be that of a series regular, a drug-dealer-party-thrower and/or really popular guy.
MTV’s Scream returns March 2018.
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
Ok, so you’re not alone. When I first saw “Sabrina” in the news, I immediately thought of Melissa Joan Hart, Aunt Hilda, Zelda and the rest from the beloved 90’s hit. Well, that’s not the deal with Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. Sabrina is based around an Archie comic series, like Joan Hart’s series, but this time around the title character will be waay darker. Trading Sabrina’s quirkiness for amped-up drama and horror elements, the Archie Comic series and the upcoming adaption are helmed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
So…yeah. It’s going to be way different than Sabrina from the cable series — or more specifically than the way that you and I probably remember the character.
Sacasa is also behind another Archie Comics based series, Riverdale, which is currently airing on the CW. Sabrina is said to be a spin-off series from Riverdale, like The Flash is for Arrow. But eyebrows ARE ” forced ” to rise in light of the course of action the CW took with The Flash, having the title character star in Arrow prior to his own spin-off (per: Deadline).
So with that, and the colliding fact that Sabrina has already been revealed to be part of the Riverdale universe, does this mean Sabrina will be working her magic with Archie and the gang pre-spin-off? This remains to be seen. But the CEO of the comic book franchise (who is also an executive producer on Riverdale), Jon Goldwater, had this to say regarding a possible pre-spinoff appearance of Sabrina: “It’s possible; you’ll have to wait and see.” (via Elite at NYCC)
Goldwater also announced there’s casting currently commencing for the title character, Sabrina.
Who they’ll ultimately chose is unknown as of yet. But, as of the moment, all signs point to Disney Channel’s Dove Cameron (most likely for her work on Disney’s Descendants).
Below you’ll find a script leak featuring SC-1 of 2018’s Sabrina.
The script tells the dramatic story of Sabrina making the reveal of her birth place and the upcoming rebirth, all to her “hunky” Harvey.
The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina flies in to the CW 2018. No date locked as of yet, but October 2018 is probably the best bet for obvious reasons. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces the project with Krieger, Berlanti Prods, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, as well as Jon Goldwater.
Now to a series on everybody’s minds right now…
Now, there’s a line of costumes (one in question gaining flack for all the right reasons) for this series, along with a ton of media buzz. The highly anticipated Season 2 teasers feature a debate about Three Musketeers candy, all while trick or treating on Halloween. Check out the videos below for a closer look at the new season of the hit Netflix original show.
As for the new line of costume,s here’s a look at one available at Spirit Halloween now.
And here’s the controversial “Eleven costume”.
See why everyone is outraged? Why was this even passed on???
Stranger Things Season 2 airs on Netflix October 28th.
AMC’s FEAR FEST
I’m a little disappointed and well, pissed with this year’s Fest. This year Horror fans like myself are getting cheated, in my opinion. And this is why: This year, AMC decided to devote the prior week (October 16 through October 22) to airing the first 99 episodes of “The Walking Dead” as a countdown to The Walking Dead‘s October 22nd premiere. I mean, I’m all for TWD, but come on. Fear Fest comes once a year!
But I digress. Here’s the lineup (source Popsugar) to be aired this Fest:
Monday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. — Halloween
11 a.m. — Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
1 p.m. — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
3 p.m. — Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
5 p.m. — Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
7 p.m. — Halloween II
9:30 p.m. — Halloween
11:30 p.m. — Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 24
1:30 a.m. — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
3:30 a.m. — Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
9 a.m. — House on Haunted Hill
11 a.m. — House of Wax
1:30 p.m. — Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
3:30 p.m. — Halloween II
6 p.m. — Child’s Play
8 p.m. — Curse of Chucky
10 p.m. — Cult of Chucky
Wednesday, Oct. 25
12 a.m. — Child’s Play
9:30 a.m. — Scream 4
12 p.m. — Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
2 p.m. — Jason X
4 p.m. — Curse of Chucky
6 p.m. — Cult of Chucky
8 p.m. — Annabelle
10:15 p.m. — Carrie
Thursday, Oct. 26
12:30 a.m. — Annabelle
2:24 a.m. — Mirrors 2
9:09 a.m. — How to Make a Monster
10:30 a.m. — Eight Legged Freaks
1 p.m. — Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
3 p.m. — Predator
5:30 p.m. — Predator 2
10 p.m. — Piranha
Friday, Oct. 27
12 a.m. — Lake Placid
2 a.m. — Alien vs Predator
4 a.m. — Hellbound: Hellraiser II
9 a.m. – Hellraiser Revelations
10:30 a.m. — Van Helsing
1:30 p.m. — Slither
5:30 p.m. — Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
8 p.m. — Freddy vs. Jason
10 p.m. — A Nightmare on Elm Street
Saturday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. — Curse of Chucky
1 p.m. — Cult of Chucky
3 p.m. — Leprechaun: Origins
5 p.m. — Leprechaun
7 p.m. — Leprechaun 2
9 p.m. — Leprechaun 3
11 p.m. — Leprechaun 4 in Space
Sunday, Oct. 29
1 a.m. — Leprechaun in the Hood
3 a.m. — Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood
5 a.m. — Exorcist II: The Heretic
9:29 a.m. — Army of Darkness
11:26 a.m. — House of the Dead
1:25 p.m. — House of the Dead 2
5:25 p.m. — Dawn of the Dead
Monday, Oct. 30
4 a.m. — Return to House on Haunted Hill
9 a.m. — Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
11 a.m. — Halloween II
1:30 p.m. — Halloween
3:30 p.m. — Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
5:30 p.m. — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
7:30 p.m. — Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
9 p.m. — Halloween
11:30 p.m. — Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 31
1:30 a.m. — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
3:30 a.m. — Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
9 a.m. — Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
11 a.m. — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
1 p.m. — Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
3 p.m. — Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
5 p.m. — Halloween II
7:30 p.m. — Halloween
9:30 p.m. — Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
11:30 p.m. — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Decent. But could have been better…
Cult Of Chucky airs though October 20th, pre-Fest as well.
Fear Fest airs October 23rd-October 31st on AMC.