Author: Amy Davis

Hi, I’m Amy. I like long walks in the graveyard, horror movies, comic books, and bringing you the latest in nerd-centric news.

Disneyland’s classic Haunted Mansion attraction is getting some additions next year! The plan is to expand on the ride’s lore, while further immersing guests in the experience.  According to local legend, the manor that is now known as the Haunted Mansion was built by a prosperous sea captain. All these decades later, the staff has faithfully maintained its haunted grounds. The planned expansion will expand the outdoor queue, and build upon the gardens, giving guests a more interactive experience.  The new gardens are inspired by Master Gracey, Madame Leota, and the one-eyed cat. Each one will feature unique elements ranging…

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Director David Ayer, who helmed Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Suicide Squad” in 2016, recently opened up about how the project ‘broke him.’ During an interview, Ayer discussed the almost universally panned film.  “Hollywood, I tell people, is like watching someone you love get fucked by someone you hate,” Ayer told “Real Ones with Jon Bernthal” podcast. “The big one is Suicide Squad. That shit broke me. That handed me my ass.” Unfortunately, Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” isn’t the first project to pay for the sins of other movies. A tonal shift like that will kill even the greatest film. “Come right off…

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Composer Howard Shore’s fantastical score to Peter Jasckson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy has been voted the UK’s favorite movie music. The soundtrack garnered three Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, and four Grammys. He also took 80th place on the list for the music to “The Hobbit” trilogy  Shore’s most recent wins come via a poll taken by the popular UK radio station Classic FM, as part of their annual Movie Music Hall of Fame. More than 10,000 people cast a vote in this year’s contest for the top 100 film scores. The winners were announced on Sunday by a…

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Filmmaker Joe Lynch’s (Shudder’s “Creepshow”) new horror movie “Suitable Flesh” will be released into theaters and VOD October 27th!. The film is based on H.P. Lovecraft‘s “The Thing On The Doorstep” and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Suitable Flesh,” follows a once-esteemed psychiatrist who murders a young patient. After that, she helplessly watches as her life spirals into a nightmarish maelstrom of supernatural hysteria and gruesome deaths. That is all seemingly linked to an unstoppable ancient curse. The cast includes Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Bruce Davison, Johnathon Schaech, and Jonah Ray. Along with horror icon Barbara Crampton who…

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Disney+ will reportedly not be moving forward with their already announced  “Nautilus” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles” projects. These shows getting the axe is a part of the still-ongoing cost-cutting measures by the studio. The company plans to cut $3 billion in non-sports content spending across the board. “Nautilus” is a 10-part adventure series based on Jules Verne’s classic novel, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” A book that Disney already adapted into a film in 1954. The series tells the origin story of the iconic character, Captain Nemo, and his famous submarine, The Nautilus. The series reportedly focused on Nemo, played…

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Musician/activist Tom Morello really will perform at any union gathering. He recently performed at the reopening of a strip club in Los Angeles. Why? Because the dancers at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood have successfully formed the first strip club union in the US. The dancer’s strike began in mid-2022, after several employees petitioned the bar’s owners over the wrongful termination of two dancers. They also raised concerns about their safety, as they are in “a room which is regularly full of belligerently drunk men who push our boundaries.” This picketing caused the club to file…

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Actress Isabella Gomez (“One Day at a Time,” “The Goldbergs”) will star in the indie horror film “The Mannequin.” It is written and directed by John Berardo (“Initiation”), with production beginning in Los Angeles next week. “The Mannequin” will tell the story of Liana Rojas (Gomez), a stylist assistant that is also creatively starved. She discovers the historic downtown Los Angeles building, where her sister mysteriously died, is haunted. Its halls being inhabited by the specter of a serial killer who brutally murdered and dismembered his victims there half a century prior. This information causes Liana and her friends to summon…

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The upcoming horror comedy “Slotherhouse” has received some first look footage courtesy of Gravitas Ventures! This twist on the sorority row slasher is directed by Matthew Goodhue with a screenplay by Bradley Fowler, adapted from a story by him and Cady Lanigan. “Slotherhouse” will tell the story of college senior Emily Young, who desperately wants to be president of her sorority. Luckily, Sigma Lambda Theta is having presidential elections for the first time ever! Wanting to have a killer year, Emily jumps at the chance to run. At the beginning her campaign, she finds an adorable sloth named Alpha that…

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More news on Macon Blair’s upcoming remake of “The Toxic Avenger!” The film has received an R-rating and official synopsis. This will be a reimagining of the 1984 cult classic of the same name, directed by Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman.  “While the original film (which premiered in 1984 – almost 40 years ago!) followed the fate of Melvin Ferd Junko III (Mitch Cohen), who goes from zero to toxic hero in a case of bullying gone awry, Macon Blair’s contemporary take follows a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength all his own,” the summary reads. “Peter Dinklage stars…

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Silicone jeweler Enso Rings has launched yet another new line based on “Star Wars.” This time the rings are inspired by the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano. There are two new designs. Star Wars Silicone Rings – Ahsoka Tano This is a striking DualTone silicone ring that is sure to bring out your inner warrior. It features a stunning half portrait of the Togruta herself done in a pearl top with a sapphire base. With its iridescent finish, it is sure to bring out the spirit of rebellion in anyone. Star Wars Silicone Rings – Ahsoka Tano Aurebesh This copper…

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