[TV] AMC Won't F*ck Up "Preacher", Says Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:44

I have no idea what the hell happened to AMC’s “The Walking Dead” adaptation, but what I do know is that I love the comic book. The stories from behind-the-scenes of the troubled “Walking Dead” scare me when talking about AMC’s next adaptation, Garth Ennis’ “Preacher.” While the zombie series is a massive hit, I personally think it doesn’t live up to the standards of AMC’s other great series, and I hope they don’t f*ck up “Preacher.”

Either they’re playing nice, still in the honeymoon phase, or AMC has learned from past mistakes, but Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg tell AICN that they will have no issues with adapting “Preacher,” except for some minor nudity issues (clearly).

When AICN’s Quint declared his biggest fear was that the weirdness isn’t going to make it through the system, Goldberg quickly stopped him: “Wrong. The weirdness is in.

He continued speaking to their so-far awesome relationship with AMC.

We went into AMC last week with [creator] Garth Ennis and I’ve never felt like a studio or network was more on the same page with us. We pitched them and they said, ‘Perfect! That’s exactly what we wanted to hear. No notes.’

Last week was the first meeting we had with me, Evan and Garth Ennis and (‘Breaking Bad’s') Sam Catlin, who is our showrunner, and AMC,” Rogan added. “I obviously was a little nervous. It seems like the language is going to be the most restrictive thing, but that I’m not worried about.

That, the religious stuff, they’re totally cool with,” he adds, speaking to the shocking plot of a preacher hunting God down to make him pay for abandoning his creation. “The violence, they’re totally cool with. The nudity is hard, but we can find ways around that. Overall, it was one of the best meetings I’ve ever had, honestly.” Goldberg added: “It was the best meeting we’ve ever had.

You’ll find a ton more over at AICN.

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Satanic 'Collar' Snacks Into Human Flesh

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:31

Plotdigger Films, Penny Spent Films, and Illusions Entertainment are proud to announce the completion of principal photography on their upcoming extreme horror feature Collar, Bloody Disgusting learned.

We also have a ton of stills, the poster and trailer for Collar, written and directed by Ryan Nicholson. It stars Nick Principe (Laid to Rest, Seed 2: The New Breed) as a satanic derelict with a taste for human flesh who terrorizes skid row’s prostitutes, junkies, and homeless, escalating his level of violence after he abducts a rookie cop played by Aidan Dee (“Caprica,” A Dangerous Man) on a routine patrol.

Collar also stars Mackenzie Murdock (Father’s Day, Manborg), Ronald Thompson (Hanger), and Mihola Terzik (Gutterballs). Shot on location in Vancouver, BC, Collar also features a heavy assortment of gruesome FX makeup design by Michelle Grady, who previously collaborated with Nicholson on Gutterballs, Hanger, and Famine. Lensed by Wolfgang Meyer (Seed 2: The New Breed, Stockholm), Collar was Nicholson’s quickest feature shoot, completed in 8 straight days, yet had the most locations, FX, and setups he had ever attempted.

Produced by James Morgart, Adam Torkel, and Keryn Thompson, along with German distributor Illusions Entertainment, Collar premieres April 2014 in Switzerland at Les Etranges Nuits du Cinéma.

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[TV] "Those Who Kill" Dies, A&E Pulls the Wrong Show...

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:12

People continue to support bad television…

News came in late Thursday that A&E has already pulled their new series “Those Who Kill” after only two episodes, while “Bates Motel,” which has become absolute trash (and I was a fan of the first season), continues forth with its second season. Why people support bad television is beyond me…

THR explains, A&E is pulling Chloe Sevigny drama “Those Who Kill” from the schedule.

The freshman detective drama based on the Danish format and inspired by Elsebeth Egholm’s books will be pulled from the schedule effective immediately. A&E will move sophomore drama “Bates Motel” back an hour, to the 10 p.m. slot, to replace “Those Who Kill.” A new time slot for the latter is to be determined later this week, as the network likes the show and has faith that it can find an audience. A “Bates Motel” repeat will air at 9 p.m. and lead into a new episode of the Psycho prequel.

Paired with the second season of the network’s critical darling “Bates Motel,” “Those Who Kill” opened March 4 to a lackluster 1.4 million viewers. That’s almost half of the 3.07 million viewers who tuned in an hour earlier for the debut of “Bates Motel’s” second season. “Kill” notched a 0.5 in the key adults 18-49 demographic — nearly a third of “Bates’” 1.6 million. Kill shed almost half its premiere viewers with Monday’s second airing, drawing 830,000 total viewers and a 0.3 in the demo.

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'Your Vice Is A Locked Room & Only I Have The Key' OST Coming To 7" Vinyl

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:00

Finders Keepers Records will be releasing Bruno Nicolai‘s score for the 1972 Italian giallo Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave (aka Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) as a 7″ vinyl EP. There is no release date but the cover artwork, which is based off the film’s poster, can be seen below.

Directed by Sergio Martino and starring the beautiful Edwige Fenech, the movie follows the story of Oliviero, a burned out writer who is a less than pleasant character. Murders and terror, of course, follow.

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Scarlett Johansson Drops Her Pants on Latest 'Under the Skin' Poster!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:50

Yesterday I made fun of the UK’s faux art posters for the Scarlett Johansson alien pic Under the Skin.

US distributor A24 (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring and The Spectacular Now) quickly responded with an actual piece of art, sharing their beautiful official one-sheet for the film, which depicts Scarlett Johansson’s otherworldly legs on display.

Jonathan Glazer directed the sci-fi thriller in theaters April 11 “about a voracious alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) who scours remote highways and backroads for human prey.” Walter Campbell wrote the screenplay.

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'Something Wicked This Way Comes' Remake Gets 'Beetlejuice 2' and 'Dark Shadows' Writer!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:57

Seth Grahame-Smith (writer of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows and the upcoming Beetlejuice 2) has been hired by Disney to direct a new adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. The studio last approached the material in a 1983 film, and this new outing will mark Graham-Smith’s feature directorial debut.

Grahame-Smith will write a treatment ASAP and then another writer will be brought onboard to actually write the screenplay. He tells Deadline, “I have been so crazy about this book, and it was such a formative title in my life that I actually wrote a piece on NPR about why it is so important for young males to read. It is a classic coming-of-age, father-son story about the transition from childhood to adulthood and how kids can’t wait to be adults and adults romanticize their childhoods. I’m not remaking the movie; I want the haunted atmosphere that makes the book so chilling, and I want to reinstate some of the classic scenes from the book that were missing from the ’83 film.

The reason Grahame-Smith isn’t doing the script? He’s still churning out Beetlejuice 2 for Tim Burton, which would indicate that that project actually has some kind of remotely pressing timeline.

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[SXSW '14 Review] 'Creep' Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:45

I’m a huge Mark Duplass fan, which started when I attended the world premiere of Baghead back in 2008. Since then he’s become an indie legend of sorts, although he’s always strayed from horror.

Even though Baghead isn’t truly a genre film, it was directed in a way that I knew he could kill it had he decided to take horror straight on. Thankfully, he knocked it out of the park with Creep, which just had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.

If Creep doesn’t scare the shit out of you, you’ve got a problem,” Evan Dickson so boldly states in the title of his review.

Without spoiling anything, I would hope that none of us have experienced a turn of events that even remotely resembles what begins to happen in Creep around the halfway point (and keeps getting worse from there),” he adds. “That’s when the film’s tone effortlessly slides into something truly menacing.

Click the links above for the review in its entirety.

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[Tribeca '14] Here's One of the 'Zombeavers' in Action!!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:22

The Tribeca Film Festival announced last week its feature film selections in the Midnight Screenings sections.

Already revealed is Zombeavers, which is a straight-faced horror comedy that’s NOT like Sharknado.

Directed by Jordan Rubin, Zombeavers follows a rampage of killer beavers hunting college students. Check out a brand new, clean look at one of the film’s creatures!

Starring Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano and Jake Weary, “Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

It hails from the producers of The Ring and Cabin Fever.

The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.

Watch the trailer or check out a bunch of images:

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[SXSW '14 Review] 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is An Indispensable Guide To Finding Happiness In A Crumbling World

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:36

Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive played SXSW this year ahead of its US launch which gave me the perfect opportunity to catch up with a film that Mr. Disgusting loved but left our own Ryan Daley feeling mixed his review.

The film “tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.

Where did I come down? Did I love it like Mr. Disgusting? Like it like Ryan? Or hate it? Check out my review below (though the headline should give you some idea on this).

Only Lovers Left Alive might be the most Jim Jarmusch movie Jim Jarmusch has ever made. It’s also among his best. The film details a few weeks in the lives of Adam (Tom Hiddleston reminding me why he’s famous) and Eve (Tilda Swinton reminding me she’s human), two lifelong vampire lovers currently living apart for whatever reason (I guess when you’re destined to live forever a few years apart here and there is the undead equivalent of a weekend away). Eve’s currently chilling (I considered not using that word – but it seems appropriate) in Tangiers while Adam is holed up in a house on the outskirts of Detroit making some of the best drone-y noise rock I’ve heard in years.

While Eve is sustained by an inherent Joi De Vivre (and the groovy company of Christopher Marlowe), Adam isn’t doing so well. Despondent over the state of humanity and what he sees as the society crumbling around him, one of the very first things we see him doing is ordering a custom made wooden bullet from an interestingly coiffed Anton Yelchin. Just one. But before he decides to punch out for good he gives Eve a FaceTime (yep) call. Sensing his desperation she flies out to him (navigating international travel that only takes place at night is tricky) in Detroit.

And then they hang out. That’s pretty much it – and it’s wonderful. They’re both passionate, highly literary creatures with a deep love of culture. Guitars… music… books… blood popsicles… it’s rare to see a couple (in real life or in film) so utterly engaged with the world around them and each other. Even if Adam hates what the human race has become, at least he has an opinion on it. They’re highly compassionate, only choosing to harm others for blood when there is no other choice. All of this may sound boring (and for some, it will be) but for me it was almost profoundly enriching.

Trouble comes to town in the form of Eve’s little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) but, instead of it being a life threatening proposition (a la Kiss Of The Damned), it’s a minor speed bump. It’s the vampire equivalent of what would happen if your hard partying little sister showed up at your doorstep to hang out for a few days. That’s about as plot-driven as the film gets. And that’s the point.

Only Lovers Left Alive truly is about living. It’s about treasuring those you care about and carving out a life for yourself in the midst of a world you no longer understand. It’s a guidebook for making your own happiness and, in that regard, it’s indispensable.

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'Under the Skin' Posters Stick a Hashtag on It

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:14

The UK distributors took some gorgeous photography from the Scarlett Johansson alien pic Under the Skin, tossed an annoying hashtag on them, and called it a series of posters. The photography is stunning but the conceit is lazy. Don’t confuse the two.

Total Film shared all of these new one-sheets for the UK’s March 14 release of the film, arriving in the States April 11 from A24′s (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring and The Spectacular Now).

Jonathan Glazer directed the sci-fi thriller about a voracious alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) who scours remote highways and backroads for human prey. Walter Campbell wrote the screenplay.

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'Cannibal Holocaust' and 'The Beyond' Take a Bite Out of Blu-ray!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:53

Two classics are getting high-def releases, thanks to Grindhouse Releasing!

Lucio Fulci classic The Beyond (7 Doors of Death) and Cannibal Holocaust are both getting Blu-ray releases at a future date.

Details forthcoming.

In The Beyond, “A young woman from New York named Liza (Katherine MacColl) inherits a Louisiana motel that has been unoccupied for nearly 60 years. While restoring the old building, many of the workers meet mysterious and untimely deaths, each more ill-fated than the next. Furthermore, Liza is visited by a blind specter named Emily (Sarah Keller) who lectures from a 4,000-year-old book of collected prophecies that explains the motel is situated above one of seven portals to hell. As her sanity dwindles, Liza finds some much-needed stability in a local doctor named John McCabe (David Warbeck), who is determined to find a rational explanation for the recent state of affairs. Nevertheless, the protagonists are led through a maze of bizarre confrontations with beings beyond the realm of the living, and into an apocalyptic world of unknown horrors. The Beyondis at once the quintessential Lucio Fulci film and a staple in the overall Italian horror genre. The director’s epic masterpiece is a blend of atmospheric surrealism and nightmarish visions (a grisly tarantula attack, flesh-melting acid spills, a softball-sized gun blast through the skull of a young zombified girl, and an eyeball impaling or two) that are definitely unsuitable for those with weak stomachs.

In Cannibal Holocaust, “Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. Cannibal Holocaust presents the “found footage” of a group of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of Cannibal Holocaust were arrested upon its original release and the film seized. With a soundtrack by Riz Ortolani.

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Indie 'Utero' Cleans Webs Off Equipment

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:48

Writer/Director Bryan Coyne’s (Harvard Park, Incarnate) new horror film Utero wrapped principal photography this week in Los Angeles, Bloody Disgusting learned.

In Utero, “an agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.

The entirety of the movie was shot in Los Angeles and was independently financed by Coinopflix. Jonathan Higgins and Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) produced the film with former Platinum Studios executive Richard Marincic (Cowboys and Aliens, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night).

Utero is said to be a character-driven story that is structured in a similar fashion of the horror films of yesteryear. Audiences will be in for a treat as the story is original, and not a retread of storylines that is all too common in today’s market.

Says Coyne: “Shooting Utero was a dream come true for me. Like any filmmaking experience it was a grandiose challenge. But the commitment of our crew and cast, a wonderful commune of pure artists, helped Me achieve something astoundingly effective. I can’t wait for this film to be seen.”

For more information on Utero, please “like” the Utero Facebook page and check out their other social media links – UteroFilm” target=”blank”>Twitter and – Instagram – which are updated daily!

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Mondo Will Be Releasing 'Gravity' On Vinyl

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:27

Mondo has announced that they will be releasing Steven Price‘s score for the Academy Award-winning film Gravity on a 2xLP 180 gram vinyl. The album was remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and artwork is done by Kevin Tong.

The score won Best original Score as one of the many Academy Awards and it’s a truly fantastic piece of work, so this is really exciting! Below is what appears to be final artwork for the release, although we’ll know for sure in the coming weeks. Pre-orders, as always, will be announced through Mondo’s Twitter.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, the film follows two astronauts who struggle to survive in the emptiness of space after their ship is destroyed.

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Machine Head To Release Demo Of New Song On Limited 10" Vinyl

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:15

Metal band Machine Head is gearing up for the release of their new, as-yet-untitled studio album, which will come out this summer via Nuclear Blast Entertainment (their debut album on that label). To give fans a taste of what’s to come, a limited 10″ will be released on Record Store Day (April 19th) that will feature a new track called “Killers & Kings”. Side B will feature two Ignite covers by the band.

Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn comments, “I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs. You searched them out. Thankfully my buddy Jim was a big ‘tape trader,’ and through trading we had both Metallica demos, Exodus demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes years before they came out. I knew how to play every note of ‘Pleasure Of The Flesh’ by Exodus easily 2 years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, It was so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out! So we’re gonna do that for you. I can’t wait for you guys to hear this stuff.

There will be four cover variants, each limited to 1,000 copies. You can see them below.

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Lionsgate Regurgitates Spiritual New 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:15

Haunting theaters April 25, here’s the second trailer for Lionsgate’s The Quiet Ones, which sort of lifts from The Haunting in Connecticut‘s entire “barfing up the spirit” campaign…

Still, the below trailer is shockingly effective and pretty loud, considering the film’s title.

From the producers behind Let Me In and The Woman in Black, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke, pictured above, all star.

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Blood Music Signs Horror Synth Artist Perturbator

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:30

Blood Music has announced that they have signed French one-man electronic/synth musician Perturbator, who’s influences credit John Carpenter, Goblin, Vangelis, and similar 80′s sci-fi/horror composers.

The label states, “The one-man Parisian powerhouse revisits the eerie and energizing analog oscillations of 1970s and 1980s horror, sci fi, action, and exploitation films.

This is the label’s first non-metal signing. Future releases will be posted. Go below to get a taste of Perturbator!

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'Blackmore' Funding Campaign Unsuccessful, Dev Plans To Return Within Two Months

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:00

With less than a day left in the 30 day-long funding campaign for Blackmore, developer iQiOi has decided to go back to the drawing board. Sadly, despite having the awesome premise of hunting a serial killer through steampunk Victorian London with your robot sidekick, the campaign is about $130,000 short of its ambitious $200,000 funding goal.

In a post on Blackmore‘s Kickstarter page, admits they launched the campaign prematurely and that they have plans to return again in the next two months. Here’s to hoping it goes better the second time around, because this game looks great.

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[Tribeca '14] 'Summer of Blood' Images

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:48

Playing as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s World Narrative film selections is Summer of Blood, directed and written by Onur Tukel.

Set to World Premiere, “Misanthropic and immature Eric faces a premature mid-life crisis after his girlfriend leaves him. With no career and even less charisma in bed, it seems like this loveable loser is beyond hope, until one fateful summer night when a vampire bites him in a Brooklyn alleyway. The next day, Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in excruciating pain that can only be cured by one thing…blood.

Onur Tukel also stars in this dark comedy about love, lust, and humanity.

The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.

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INSANE Pics, Trailer For Indie 'Night of Something Strange'!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:38

Here’s a new PSA for safe sex…

Not only do we have some seriously badass images from Night of Something Strange, we also have the indie film’s first ever trailer!

From Duke Studios, director Jonathan Straiton and producer Ron Bon, “Teenage friends out for beach week get unexpectedly detoured to a creepy motel where a deadly STD virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead.

Rebecca C. Kasek, Trey Harrison, Wayne W Johnson, Toni Ann Gambale, and Michael Merchant star.

READ ON and prepare to be impressed.

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Three Clips From Chiller's "Killer Legends"

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:32

“Killer Legends” is Chiller TV’s latest special, airing this coming Sunday, March 16th.

Bloody Disgusting now has three clips from the special, hosted and directed by Josh Zeman (Cropsey), and exploring true crime stories behind popular urban legends.

The hair-raising two-hour event, which begins at 8 PM ET, focuses on four timeless urban legends that haunt the psyche of the American public. This horror documentary follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate the true crimes that may have spawned these urban legends while exploring how these myths evolved and why we continue to believe.

The documentary probes the following legends:

The Candyman: The film takes viewers to Houston, Texas, to explore the legend of tainted candy that strikes fear in parents every Halloween. Though the legend is prolific, in actuality there is only one documented case of a child dying from tainted candy: 8-year-old Timothy O’Bryan. Timothy was poisoned on Halloween by a real-life miscreant who used the legend to hide his crime, earning him the nickname “The Candyman.”

The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs: As the legend goes, a babysitter tormented by a twisted caller learns that the sadistic calls are coming from inside the house. While the babysitter has become the go-to victim in so many of our horror films, does the same hold true in real life? Tragically, the answer is yes…as our filmmakers discover in the unsolved case of Janett Christman, a babysitter who was slain in Columbia, Missouri, in 1950.

The Hookman: The filmmakers investigate the “Moonlight Murders” of Texarkana that some believe sparked “The Hook” urban legend of the 1950’s and 60’s. Based upon the legend of two teens lovers terrorized by a madman with a hook for a hand, we will investigate this real life case of a killer known as “The Phantom,” who in 1946 attacked five couples parked on lovers’ lanes. This unsolved crime has created its own unique urban legend in Texarkana, perpetuated by a town that refuses to forget.

The Killer Clown: In Chicago, the filmmakers investigate the “phantom clown” scares that have been spontaneously occurring since the 1980s. In cities across the globe, clowns have been spotted in vans trying to snatch children. Is this just a case of hysteria, manifested by fears of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns), or is there something much more serious at work? As we explore Chicago’s creepy clown past, from John Wayne Gacy to Bozo, we attempt to answer the question of how clowns became so evil and why they continue to haunt our nightmares.

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