It has been a decade since Sam first showed up in Michael Dougherty’s 1996 short film Season’s Greetings and then became our guide in Trick ‘r Treat. So now, a Trick ‘r Treat Sam September Box of Dread is the perfect way to celebrate 10 years of enforcing the rules and traditions of Halloween.
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The Sam September Box of Dread will feature items from Trick ‘r Treat along with a couple other surprises. On top of that, as usual, one acolyte will also receive the fable Box of Dread Seventh Box in addition to the regular monthly box.
We’ll be announcing the Seventh Box soon. So watch this space. You’ll just have to be an active Box of Dread acolyte to be automatically entered into the drawing. Hurry… the deadline to sign up for the Sam September Box of Dread is 11:59 pm ET on August 9, 2016.
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If you don’t already know, you can soon get some official Trick ‘r Treat digital decorations thanks to AtmosFX. You can digitally decorate your homes and yards this Halloween season with unique Trick ‘r Treat animated displays that are projected onto walls, windows, props, and more.
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Grab your blankie kiddies, tonight we’re diving into some short films that deal with the horrors of being tucked into your bed. What lurks at the edge of the darkness?
First up is “NightLight” from Jeff Sanders and Cragun Clayburn. A young boy finds out that the bumps in the night are definitely something to be afraid of. With only a nightlight to protect him he discovers that real terror can and does come from home. In our second short film “Mother” director Corey Norman shows us that not all monsters are of the blood drinking, limb-tearing, and flesh-eating variety. All the girl wants is another bedtime story!
World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for. Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre. And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go. Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 7pm CST.
Jeff Sanders & Cragun Clayburn hail from St. George, Utah and have been involved with film for a decade now. Citing John Carpenter’s The Thing as probably the perfect horror movie, both love 80’s horror films with practical effects. The two just finished shooting a feature, Lay Me Down To Sleep. “It’s a really subversive and really disturbing home invasion movie that uses voyeurism in an interactive way. It is all based on a bunch of real stuff. All the gross and weird things in the movie have really happened to people. it was nuts researching it. We are just finishing up editing and scoring and expect to have it on the festival circuit early next year.” Make sure to follow the film here!
Corey Norman of Maine, USA has been in the business since 2009. His latest feature film The Hanover House is now available for sale at HorrorHound.com. Also be sure to look out for his Stephen King adaptation Suffer the Little Children, and werewolf film White Drift, coming to a festival near you. Keep up with Corey and Bonfire Films at Bonfirefilmsonline.com and Facebook.com/bonfirefilms
HBO has released a pretty bitchin’ piece of artwork for its upcoming new series “Westworld,” and you can check it out right here!
“Inspired” by the film written and directed by Michael Crichton, “Westworld,” debuting on Sunday, October 2nd, is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The one-hour drama features Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.
Jonathan Nolan serves as executive producer/writer/director; Lisa Joy as executive producer/writer; executive producers are J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk; co-executive producer Kathy Lingg; producer Athena Wickham; and co-producer Susie Ekins. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Scream Factory just sent over the updated list of special features for their upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Child’s Play! Read on for all the details!
From the Press Release:
Chucky is back! “A jolting roller-coaster of a ride” (Los Angeles Times), Child’s Play hit theaters in 1988 and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. On October 18, 2016, the SCREAM FACTORY home entertainment brand celebrates the landmark film and the iconic character with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and hours of bonus material.
Scream Factory will also have a limited edition set offer complete with an exclusive poster, slipcover, and “Good Guys” Chucky action figure from NECA available for pre-order on shoutfactory.com.
The “chills come thick and fast” (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. From the director of Fright Night, Child’s Play comes complete with “excellent special effects” (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this Blu-ray your “friend to the end!”
Since its release, the killer-doll film, alongside its synonymous character, has proven itself one of the all-time horror classics, and Child’s Play is now offered as a definitive, two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.
- NEW 2K scan from the inter-positive
- NEW Audio Commentary with director Tom Holland
- Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks, and “Chucky” designer Kevin Yagher
- Audio Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini
- Audio Commentary with Chucky (select scenes)
- NEW Behind-the-Scenes Special Effects Footage from Howard Berger (60 minutes)
- NEW Howard Berger: Your Special Effects Friend ‘Til The End – interview with special effect artist Howard Berger (40 minutes)
- NEW Life Behind the Mask: Being Chucky – an interview with actor Ed Gale (40 minutes)
- Evil Comes in Small Packages featuring interviews with Don Mancini, David Kirschner, John Lafia, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, and Kevin Yagher (24 minutes)
- Chucky: Building a Nightmare featuring Kevin Yagher (10 minutes)
- A Monster Convention featuring Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, and Chris Sarandon (5 minutes)
- Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child’s Play featurette (6 minutes)
- Vintage Child’s Play featurette (5 minutes)
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
- Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery
Head to the Scream Factory website for the following pre-order offers:
- Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
- Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artist Justin Osbourn
- Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of October 18th
Deluxe Offer (Limited to 2,000 orders only):
- Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
- Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from Justin Obsourn
- Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of October 18th
- Receive a second custom-made “Good Guys Doll” slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion.
- Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the custom-made “Good Guys Doll” artwork
- Receive an exclusive, limited edition 5.5″ tall “Good Guys Chucky” doll by NECA
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Two posters have been released today, one for the action thriller Headshot, which stars Iko Uwais (The Raid), Sunny Pang, and Julie Estelle, and the other for HBO’s “Westworld“, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Thandie Newton.
“Headshot follows an amnesiac (Iko Uwais) who washes ashore with a serious and mysterious head injury. His past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor (Chelsea Islan).”
Headshot will premiere September 9th at TIFF’s Midnight Madness. It was written by Timo Tjahjanto, who co-directed with Kimo Stamboel, aka The Mo Brothers, who directed Macabre, which was distributed as part of our BD Selects line.
“”Westworld” is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.”
The show was written and produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy with Nolan directing the ten 1-hour episodes. “Westworld” premieres on HBO on Sunday, October 2nd.
Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson are absolutely phenomenal filmmakers and storytellers, which is why we were so excited to have them be part of our VHS Viral from last year. Whether you’re a fan of the film or not, they are the duo behind the awesome indies Resolution and Spring, the latter which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Next up is The Endless, which they are set to star in and co-direct, says Variety, who also says there’s no plot details available.
Also starring are Tate Ellington (Sinister 2), Callie Hernandez (Alien: Covenant), Lew Temple (31), James Jordan, Kira Powell, Emily Montague, Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran and Shane Brady.
The film, which begins principal photography in San Diego this week, is a co-production between Moorhead and Benson’s longtime producing partner David Lawson Jr. as well as Love & Death Productions, and Pfaff & Pfaff Productions.
We’ve been waiting patiently for an official theme for the sixth season of FX’s “American Horror Story” for what seems like months. The past few weeks have brought one teaser after another (you can find them via our “American Horror Story” tag), each new promo having seemingly nothing to do with the previous one.
FX CEO John Landgraf explained that when it comes to the teasers, “One is accurate; all the rest are misdirect.” He continued, “We decided, Ryan [Murphy] and I and [marketing president] Stephanie Gibbons, that it would be really fun this year…to keep it a mystery. There is a theme and a setting and a place and time, but we’re not going to reveal it,” per IndieWire.
In the latest issue of TV Guide, the title for the sixth season may very well have been revealed as the schedule shows “American Horror Story: The Mist“. Below is the promo that FX released that bears the same title, which means I guess we’ll be seeing some kind of railroad demon? If they’re going for a horror western, I’m 100% in!
We’ll be doing some digging to see if we can get to the bottom of this.
This is the kind of story we hesitate to post, but since we know a lot of you are on the lookout for any possible clues that are out there regarding the theme/subtitle for the upcoming sixth season of “American Horror Story,” we thought we’d go ahead and provide you with the latest… just take it with a grain of salt, and beware of spoilers in case you want to be surprised…
According to numerous sources (see several tweets on this topic plus casting updates below), the upcoming season will be called “American Horror Story: The Mist,” which was also the title of one of the early Season 6 teasers. Even Rotten Tomatoes got in on the action, according to The Wrap (although now their page has been changed).
We’re skeptical, not only because there already is a story (and upcoming TV series) out there called “The Mist,” but also because it’s likely that Ryan Murphy & Co. are just using that title as a means to misdirect us. In any event, all will be revealed on September 14th!
— BBA (@teenjosh2002) September 1, 2016
TV Guides are listing AHS S6 as “The Mist” with no description providing very little about the upcoming installment. pic.twitter.com/E4ZbNkIYMn
— AHSFX NEWS (@ahsfxnews) September 1, 2016
AHS6 Cast: Evan, Sarah, Denis, Kathy, Angela, Finn, Wes, Matt, Gaga, Cheyenne, Leslie, & Cuba! pic.twitter.com/ThwaeHQjh3
— AHSFX NEWS (@ahsfxnews) September 1, 2016
— AHS LEAKS (@ahsleak) September 1, 2016
— AHS LEAKS (@ahsleak) September 1, 2016
“American Horror Story” kicks off its sixth chapter on FX on Wednesday, September 14, at 10 PM ET/PT.
The returning stars for Season 6 are expected to include Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Leslie Jordan, and Matt Bomer. Cuba Gooding, Jr., was rumored to be on-set as well.
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It’s in the air, my fellow fiends… You can almost feel it. The summer is waning and the fall is looming and with that change in seasons comes our most favorite time of the year… Halloween!
Thanks to the genius of John Carpenter, one film and its score have become absolutely synonymous to all that is revered and spooky. Musician Tina Guo recently took to her Facebook page with a video of her absolutely killing the familiar theme that has delightfully haunted us all. Check it out!
Oh and uh… trick or treat!
The last we heard about a “Tremors” TV show, it was late Spring when original movie star Kevin Bacon said that he’s working on a 10-episode series. Since then, there hasn’t really been much to report on.
However, a recent interview with Bacon over at Collider explains that the series is still moving ahead, it’s just now going to be done with Amazon.
“I have another show that’s in development at Amazon, which is a Tremors TV series. To me, it’s a great place to be. I’m thrilled to be at Amazon,” the actor stated.
When talking about what the series would be about, Bacon told the site:
It’s great. It’s a super cool idea. They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.
When asked why he wants to return to the series, as he once considered it to be a low-point in his career, Bacon explained:
did become a real classic. It was also at a time when the VHS was exploding. Movies took on a life of their own. The last thing you wanted, in that point in our industry, was to have a movie go straight to VHS. Tremors did not perform at the box office, but it did great on VHS. When I came up with the idea and reached out to Blumhouse about looking at it again, I looked at the movie, and I don’t look at my movies, at all. I went back and put it up on my screen at home and went, “Wow, this is a really good movie!” I just didn’t get it when I was there and in it. I wrote it off ‘cause it wasn’t a hit, and I really needed one. But, I think it’s a really good movie. It’s unusual and it’s funny. Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market. I think that was part of the problem. Funny scary is tough, unless you’re ‘Snakes on a Plane’.
Personally, I’m really excited to see the return of “Valentine McKee”! Hopefully there’s a way to get Fred Ward to reprise “Earl Bass”, even if just for a cameo. I feel like that would be the cherry on top of this graboid sundae!
Last month author Ransom Riggs took us on a tour of the set of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but this new video is a bit different… in a clip from the film, Eva Green’s character takes Jake (and us) on a tour of the grounds of her secret refuge.
Based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs and directed by Tim Burton, this unforgettable motion picture experience stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, and Rupert Everett with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opens in theaters everywhere on September 30th.
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When Jake (Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.
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Writer/director Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest had an exclusive run on DirecTV in June and received a limited theatrical release in July, which means a lot of us haven’t had a chance to see it yet; but that changes in October, when the film hits Blu-ray/DVD via Lionsgate.
Here’s a new trailer for Into the Forest along with a few more details. It will be available beginning on October 4th (pre-order here).
Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Callum Rennie, Max Minghella, and Michael Eklund star. Special features include The Making of Into the Forest featurette and an audio commentary with writer/director Rozema.
Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters whose peaceful lives are disrupted one day by a world-wide power outage. The sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world, fighting intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation.
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Realive was probably the least FrightFest-y film I saw at this year’s festival, and also one of the most affecting.
Marc (Tom Hughes) is a diagnosed with a terminal illness as a young man, and during his final year of life decides to take a punt on cryogenic freezing. Fast forward to 2084 and science has advanced to the point where the process of resurrection may actually be possible, and Marc is selected as the subject. But, adjusting to his new life isn’t easy, and Marc starts to reminisce on the time he spent with his childhood sweetheart, Naomi (“Game of Thrones’” Oona Chaplin).
This begins the development of two distinct narrative and thematic strands: the first, a modern retelling of the Frankenstein myth, and the second, a meditation on love and time. The first is interesting, and at times subversive, but offers little you won’t have seen discussed before: instead, it’s the second that really stands out.
I was deeply moved by the tale of Marc and Naomi’s ill-fated romance. Most of this relationship line comes in the form of increasingly integral, and always engaging, flashbacks. One piece of technology in this new world is the “Mind Writer”, which is worn like a small virtual reality headset and allows the user to view, and augment, memories. It’s an interesting idea that acts as a vehicle for the flashbacks, but the device itself is also mined for some interesting discussion: people get addicted to their Mind Writer, and spend more time reliving old memories than making new ones.
This is just one aspect of the future writer-director Mateo Gil (Blackthorn) has thoughtfully created. His semi-utopia is all glass and clinical whites, but the most significant changes are in culture and ideology, as opposed to technology. Marc’s nurse, Elizabeth (Charlotte Le Bon), informs him very matter-of-factly that the concept of romance has all but fallen by the wayside, in favour of practical sex parties. All this makes Marc’s longing seem almost nostalgic.
The architecture, the smart integration of visual effects and the talkie, low-key approach to science fiction gives the film an Ex Machina vibe, but it never quite reaches those heights. However, as with Ex Machina, I was reminded of the TV show “Black Mirror” and wondered whether a slimmed down version of this story may have been more potent. The film finds its groove when dealing with Marc and Naomi’s relationship, and I could have done without some of the more mundane Frankenstein talk as a result.
Hughes and Chaplin’s charm also helps to sell their relationship. Hughes is an enigmatic lead and I find him to be a really smooth screen presence. Likewise, the strong design work and the neat effects shots, as well as the score by composer Lucas Vidal (Fast & Furious 6), add a classy streak to this minimally budgeted sci-fi tale.
Realive is a clinical new-Frankenstein tale on the surface, but the moving central romance provides the film’s beating heart.
In the wake of brand new sequel Tremors: Bloodlines hitting home video, we learned that Kevin Bacon would be heading back to Perfection in the form of a new television series set within the franchise universe, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep. According to Bacon, it’s very much still happening!
Speaking with Collider, Bacon provided an update.
“We’re at Amazon. We’re still waiting for a draft, but I’m 100% on board with that,” said the man who played Valentine McKee in the 1990 classic. “It’s great. It’s a super cool idea. They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.”
The actor also reflected on Tremors.
“When I came up with the idea and reached out to Blumhouse about looking at it again, I looked at the movie, and I don’t look at my movies, at all,” said Bacon. “I went back and put it up on my screen at home and went, ‘Wow, this is a really good movie!’ I just didn’t get it when I was there and in it. I wrote it off ‘cause it wasn’t a hit, and I really needed one. But, I think it’s a really good movie. It’s unusual and it’s funny. Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market. I think that was part of the problem.”
More as we learn it.
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Alt-rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have released a brand new song today called “Jesus Alone”, which comes from the upcoming album Skeleton Tree (out September 9th). The track broods and teases, presenting a haunting piece, one that peeks out of the shadows only to do everything in its power to entice you to join it in the darkness.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have a long and renowned career, dating back to their first album From Her to Eternity back in 1984. Their song “Red Right Hand”, from the 1994 album Let Love In, was featured in films such as Scream and Hellboy as well as shows like “The X-Files” and “Peaky Blinders”.
You can pre-order Skeleton Tree via iTunes.
Released in 2007, Marcus Koch’s indie horror flick 100 Tears introduced the world to a brand new killer clown icon in the form of Gurdy, and now that the film is nearly 10 years old, Koch has officially announced that Gurdy will return in a brand new sequel. Read on for everything we know!
The sequel was initially teased over on the official 100 Tears Facebook page, where an image suggested that more information will be revealed on October 1st. In the meantime, Tom Holland’s Terror Time got the exclusive info that Jack Amos will reprise the role of Gurdy, but Koch won’t be directing.
“Not too much to tell yet, there is a script, it’s more of an action gore film, though on Oct 1st we’ll have more to reveal, of course Jack Amos is back as Gurdy,” Koch told the site. “We haven’t begun casting yet, but we hope to be filming by January. I’m stepping down as director and letting my partner Joe Davison direct. This way I can focus more on the gore FX.”
In 100 Tears, after being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus clown exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly surfaced. Part urban legend, part tabloid sensationalism… he is now an unstoppable murderous juggernaut, fueled only by hate.
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Uwe Boll completes his rampage when Rampage: President Down hits VOD and DVD on September 6th.
Bill Williamson (Brendan Fletcher) is back in the final chapter of the Rampage trilogy. “In the series’ previous installment, he stated that we needed to “kill the rich and rip Washington apart” – and that’s exactly what he’s doing now doing. After assassinating the President of the United States, Williamson ignites the largest manhunt in American history. This act of domestic terrorism will change the country forever.”
Matt Frewer (“Orphan Black”, “The Knick”) also stars.
One of the films we cannot wait to see in the remainder of 2016 is Sicario director Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, which we can only hope will remain a total mystery right up until the day of its release. On tap today are two new clips, which are quietly compelling without spoiling a damn thing. Check ’em out!
Kudos to The Playlist for sharing these bad boys.
Arrival stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.
Look for it in theaters on November 11, 2016.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly humanity.
From director Luke Scott and executive producer Ridley Scott, 20th Century Fox’s Morgan opens in theaters tomorrow. It’s a high-tech genre thriller that appears to be centered around some sort of hybrid that escapes an experimental facility.
In a really exciting tie-in, scientists at IBM Research have collaborated with Fox to create the first-ever cognitive movie trailer for the movie Morgan.
It’s incredibly interesting to see how an A.I. interprets footage, while the trailer itself is beyond frightening. I wonder if the A.I. also chose the score, and if so, Skynet is coming.
Following the trailer is an interesting featurette on the process, which is highlighted by the following:
Utilizing experimental Watson APIs and machine learning techniques, the IBM Research system analyzed hundreds of horror/thriller movie trailers. After learning what keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, the AI system suggested the top 10 best candidate moments for a trailer from the movie ‘Morgan’, which an IBM filmmaker then edited and arranged together.
Kate Mara plays a corporate troubleshooter who is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti also star.
Look, I realize that the headline seems over the top and possibly even rather “clickbait-y”. However, I assure you that once you read through this post then you’ll fully understand why I honestly believe the statement to be true. Alright, let’s do this.
Anthony Petrie is an artist who has been working for over a decade and has teamed up with some of the biggest names in the industry. He’s designed movie posters, branding, apparel, and more. Ever pushing the boundaries, in 2015 he created a gallery of pieces called chART1, which made nautical maps out of movies and other pop culture properties. For example, just look at his Jaws-themed poster, which shows Amity Island as part of Bruce the Shark. It’s pretty incredible but Petrie knew that he could do better. After all, what kind of artist doesn’t find joy in challenging themselves to do something a bit more grand and exciting?
Enter Petrie’s poster for John McTiernan’s classic 1987 sci-fi action film Predator, which he will be debuting at chART2 when it opens September 3rd at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, CA. The poster is printed on thermochromic, heat-reactive ink, according to io9, which means that it actually changes colors when you put your hand on it and warm it up! It’s just like the heat vision from the movie!
Furthermore, supposedly the Predator on the poster will disappear once heat is applied. Seriously, how freaking cool is that?!
Petrie will be showcasing other posters that utilize pop culture icons as the foundation for the maps. For example, check out this one of Godzilla.
Below are pictures and video of the poster.
— Gallery1988 (@Galleries1988) August 31, 2016