The Week In Horror: Punks, Elder Gods, and Haunted Sh!t

Running late this week, fiends. Yesterday, my publishing house had a table at the Syracuse Horror & Sci-Fi Garage Sale. I didn’t sell much, but it was cool to interact with many of the vendors. I scored a few goodies, like the Blue Underground special edition DVDs of Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage and the Argento/George Romero collaboration Two Evil Eyes.

But what’s new?

Shudder is adding a number of new titles to their streaming service over the next few days, namely Jenn Wexler’s punk rock slasher, The Ranger. I’ve been singing this movie’s praises for several months, having reviewed it here on Biff Bam Pop. I also interviewed Wexler for Diabolique, so you might say I’m excited. Currently, you can watch 1988’s Bad Dreams, which I highly recommend. It stars Richard Lynch (Scanner Cop), Jennifer Rubin (NOES; The Dream Warriors), Bruce Abbott (Re-Animator), Sy Richardson (Repo Man), Elizabeth Daily (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure), and Dean Cameron (Summer School).

My buddy, Carter Johnson, hipped me to this trailer; it’s a film called Black Site, about a facility designed to deal with captured Elder Gods. Looks a little uneven, but pretty cool overall. I’m in. What do you think?

I have to say, neither the upcoming Isabelle or Polaroid are exactly doing anything to set themselves apart from any number of horror films dealing with pregnancy or haunted objects, respectively, but they are coming. They don’t look bad, so check them out.

I’m not sure how I missed this, but the trailer for Annabelle Comes Home almost looks like a Conjuring movie with the amount of Ed and Lorraine Warren we get in the trailer, and it takes place in their house. James Wan’s Conjuring universe is swelling pretty quickly, with this year’s The Curse of La Llorona dropping hot on the heels of last year’s The NunAnnabelle Comes Home looks like a fun ride.

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