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The week in horror: Blind Boxes, Riverdale +more

Killer toys, a sweet visit to Riverdale, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

Horror icons arrive in a new line of Blind Boxes

For the collectors out there, the bad news is you’re about to want a whole batch of awesome Horror Blind Box figures. The new line includes characters from The Exorcist, Friday The 13th, It and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Take a look at the images below and then start checking stores in December to get your hands on these.

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Halloween filming won’t start until January

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Now don’t panic, Halloween fans. Jamie Lee Curtis’ return to Haddonfield hasn’t been cancelled, just slightly delayed. The new Halloween film was supposed to begin filming in December, but for reasons unexplained the David Gordon Green helmed film won’t starting rolling until January. Films get delayed all the time and extras are still being sourced in South Carolina where the movie is supposed to be filming. A little delay never hurt anyone, has it?

Candyman comes to Riverdale

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Who else is watching Riverdale? Do you love it like I do? Well you might like it even more after this week’s episode, which finds the one and only Tony Todd of Candyman fame visiting the series, as we delve deeper into solving the murder of who the Black Hood is (Alice Cooper is a theory, as is Jughead’s notorious Serpents lawyer). Here’s the rundown for the episode:

The town remains on edge after a chilling letter from the Black Hood challenges the town’s residents to remain sinless for 48 hours, or he’ll strike again.

Meanwhile, Jughead and Archie’s friendship gets tested after Penny Peabody unexpectedly calls in a favor that Jughead owes her. Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica team up to investigate someone who Betty thinks could be the Black Hood killer. Finally, things take an unexpected turn for Josie when a secret admirer takes things one step too far.

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Calling Riverdale Fans: Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe Is Coming to Toronto This Week!


Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe is coming to exclusive locations in Canada this week. Decked out with all the Pop’s essentials, fans will be presented with Archie’s classic dilemma: Betty (Old Fashioned Vanilla) or Veronica (Double Chocolate) and enjoy their milkshakes in Pop’s cups. To find the Pop’s closest to them, fans can visit popsdiner.ca. Fans can share their tasty adventures using #popsdiner.

Here’s the full list of cities where Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe will appear:
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31 Days Of Horror: The Wednesday Run Visits Spooky Riverdale With The “Archie Halloween Spectacular” & More

Riverdale can be a pretty scary place.

Well, maybe it’s just growing up that can be scary at times.

Depending upon what you’re reading (or watching these days!) and between boyfriends and girlfriends, bullies and gossipers, teachers and principals, moms and dads, and all sorts of mischief by friends – Riverdale, home to Archie and his pals, can be a pretty scary place (especially in October!)…but it’s also a pretty interesting and fun place to visit alongside your best fictional pals!

The adventures of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and all the others continue in amazing popularity with kids and adults – over seventy five years after they first saw publication, way back in 1941!

And, keeping up with trends and interests of a twenty-first century fan-base, Archie, like us at Biff Bam Pop!, loves the Halloween season.

Continuing with our month-long 31 Days of Horror theme, that’s why this particular column is focusing on Archie Comics today…and their release of the Archie Halloween Spectacular #1!

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 8-9-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on DuckTales #0, Shadows on the Grave #7, Spirit Hunters #9, Avengers #10, Freelance #1-4, and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Riverdale Season Two Sneak Peek

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Hold onto your burgers. Here’s a sneak peak at Riverdale Season Two!

Things are going to be different. Darker.

Riverdale returns October 12. Season One is streaming now on Netflix.

Riverdale: ‘The Outsiders,’ SE01 E08

So, confession. I’ve never read The Outsiders or seen the movie based on it. So if this episode has carefully crafted references to it, I am the last guy to catch them. Mea culpa!

This episode has two plots wrapped around it like strands of DNA. Neither of them can be considered an A or B plot. So let us simply refer to them as whiteand black. They’re as equally delineated by gender as colour.

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Riverdale: ‘In a Lonely Place,’ S01 E07

Greetings, Riverheads!  Apologies for taking so long to get back to you.  So much has been happening in our little land of the gingers! Love blooms and wilts, intrigues are being hatched, treachery and subterfuge are the rule of the day! Corporate competitions turn into bloody beatings!  

You didn’t think you’d get this from a show based on characters originally appearing in Pep Comics, did you?

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Riverdale: ‘Faster, Pussycats! Kill, Kill!’

So! Everyone who had your wager on “Betty is Polly” I’ve got some bad news for you, as the mystery of Jason Blossom’s disappearance and murder grow ever deeper and Archie’s superpower of turning women against each other continues to exhibit itself.

This week on… Riverdale!
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‘Riverdale’: How’d We Get Here?

Riverdale, when you think about it, is perfectly suited for the CW. It’s about the prototypical teen and his buds, and (as we’ve seen) you can do pretty much anything with them.  Archie has been a kid, a teen, and grownup to get married to both his high school girlfriends. He’s also fought zombies.  

No, I’m serious.

So a setting and characterizations as flexible as that is going to be able to to have some interesting adaptations to a high school TV drama.
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