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The week in horror: 31 Days of Horror returns, The Mummy video game + more

A Biff Bam Pop tradition returns, a busy week for Stephen King, and lots more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

Biff Bam Pop! announces the return of 31 Days of Horror

As is our custom every October, today Biff Bam Pop! is proud to launch the 2017 edition of 31 Days of Horror. Over the course of the month, we’ll have features on great horror films, books, music and much more, as we celebrate the season of screams. Look for guests along with the awesome roster of genre lovers of BBP recommending and reminiscing about their favourite frights via 31 Days of Horror.

Gerald’s Game debuts on Netflix

This past Friday saw the Netflix debut of Gerald’s Game, the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel from director Mike Flanagan. The film has received rave reviews across the board, currently sitting at 89% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, with King himself saying Gerald’s Game is “hypnotic, horrifying and terrific.“

Stephen King and Owen King release Sleeeping Beauties

It was a busy week for King, as this past Tuesday saw the release of Sleeping Beauties, a collaboration with his son Owen King. The Kings are currently on a book tour that brings them to Toronto’s Koerner Hall this Thursday for a sold-out speaking engagement. Sleeping Beauties takes place in the Appalachian town of Dooling, as women there, and around the world, of all ages are falling asleep after being encased in cocoons. The book is published by Simon and Schuster.

Trailer for Polaroid drops

A trailer for the upcoming film Polaroid was released this week:

From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg, comes the next iconic and bold new vision in horror: Polaroid. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

Polaroid stars Mitch Pileggi, Kathryn Prescott, Grace Zabriskie and Madeleine Petsch, and will be out December 1st.

The Mummy gets a 16-bit video game

Well, nobody was asking for it, but later this year Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam users are getting a 16-but game based on The Mummy. It’s doubtful you’ll see a Tom Cruise likeness in this one. According to the log line:

A powerful ancient evil has arisen, and the war to save humanity has begun! The Mummy Demastered throws you into a 16-bit-inspired battle against the undead in a 2D, nonlinear, action-packed adventure. As an elite agent in the monster-hunting Prodigium organization, you must use a variety of weapons, upgrades, and mysterious artifacts to defend mankind against the supernatural hordes of Princess Ahmanet.

Your Prodigium unit is already on the scene, but HQ lost contact with them hours ago. Only by exploring tombs, forests, abandoned tunnels, and the cursed streets of London will you discover the fate of your allies. But beware – Ahmanet commands legions of undead, insects, plague-ridden vermin, and worse! If you’re not careful, you’ll be the next soul in her army.

 

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on October 1, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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