The Week in Horror: News From Comic Con, Haddonfield, and Hell

Who else is already tired of hearing about all the cool stuff happening at San Diego Comic Con that they’ll never be able to afford to go to? Ha ha, I know, I’m just jealous. It is pretty rad that the big show is now 50 years old and there have been a few announcements that are just tasty. For instance…

Scott Derrickson is returning to the MCU with his follow up to Doctor Strange, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will feature Nightmare as the main antagonist and will see Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange team up with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch. Derrickson did an amazing job on the first Doctor Strange and, if you recall, he made the best Hellraiser sequel after part two.

Marvel has also dropped the news that a new Blade is coming starring True Detective season three star, Mahershala Ali, as the titular character. Ali is replacing Wesley Snipes who turned in three legendary performances as the Daywalker. I know Snipes has been in talks with Marvel for a couple of years, so hopefully, they’ll have a role for him in the film, a funny cameo if nothing else. Let’s face it, besides Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Blade was the best thing Marvel had going prior to X-Men 2.

Scream Factory had a couple of amazing announcements. In addition to last year’s Angela figure that came with the Night of the Demons Blu-ray, NECA will be releasing a two-pack featuring Linnea Quigley’s character and the pig nose thug from the film. Also coming is a special edition of the uncut version of the 1981 cult classic slasher My Bloody Valentine! The absolute best news, though? A The Fly box set which includes the 1950s original, The Return of the FlyThe Curse of the Fly, Cronenberg’s 1986 remake, and it’s 1988 sequel The Fly II!

Blumhouse announced back to back sequels to last year’s smash hit Halloween reboot. Halloween Kills hits theaters in 2020 and Halloween Ends in 2021. We horror fans know, of course, not to take an “Ends” or a “Final Chapter” or a “Death of” too seriously. They always come back…

Last week, I talked about the spaghetti western influence on Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell poster and teaser. Now that we have the full trailer, I think it’s safe to say that this will be Zombie’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Like many fans, I still hold up The Devil’s Rejects as my favorite Zombie movie (although, I think Lords of Salem is his best-made film). I’ve been really excited about 3 from Hell since it was announced and the trailer looks like like a hell of a good time.

Finally, our first look at Greg Nicotero and Shudder’s new Creepshow series! Based on the films created by Stephen King and George Romero, Shudder is unleashing this new anthology series from special effects master Nicotero, who has worked on everything from Day of the Dead to Army of Darkness to The Walking Dead. This trailer looks fucking sweet!

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