The Week In Horror: ‘Happy Death Day 2 U,’ Toy Fair, John Carl Buechler

Welcome, fiends, to another edition to your Week In Horror…

Happy Death Day 2 U opened nationwide this weekend. The reviews coming in are mixed at best. It seems some are objecting to the fact that it’s not a carbon copy of the first film while others are objecting to the fact that it… is? Whatever. I thought the first one was a lot of fun and I’ll be seeing the new one whether it’s a horror film or a sci-fi comedy.

New York Toy Fair is happening this weekend and there’s lots of horror news exploding across the internet. NECA, in addition to more Aliens and Predators, are dropping more figures based on Friday the 13th, namely an ultimate 2009 Jason and a New Beginning ultimate Roy. Crazier, a new retro clothed Michael Myers as well as a Halloween 2 Mike, with bleeding eyes. And that’s just NECA. (Ummmm, is that a FUCKING DR. DECKER FROM NIGHTBREED 8″ CLOTHED RETRO FIGURE???)

Sad news, as we’ve learned this weekend of director and special effects artist John Carl Buechler has stage IV prostate cancer. His wife has launched a GoFundMe so that John can keep fighting amidst the mounting medical expenses. Beuchler did the special effects on Re-Animator and From Beyond and directed Friday the 13th Part VII; The New Blood among many other projects. The following is a part of a message from Lynn Buechler copied from Click here if you can support this emotional cause

He is currently focusing on the best of both conventional and alternative medicine, as well as taking daily physical therapy. He is responding to his homeopathic treatment, but it’s an expensive process – all of this is tremendously taxing both physically and monetarily.

Although it was tough making the decision to go public with his situation – it’s time for his friends, family and the horror community to come together to do everything possible to help make him more comfortable and hopefully get him on the road to recovery.  John is a fighter and insists on not giving up. It is his hope to turn his situation around and get back to work.  More importantly his family is his main priority and he is fighting ferociously to get better and have the chance to spend more time with them.

We are raising 120k to pay off his past and much needed upcoming treatment bills.


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