Horror Comedy – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 22:54:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://horror-fanatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/horror-fanatics-icon-150x150.jpg Horror Comedy – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ 32 32 Jim Carrey Once Cast a Found-Frame Horror Comedy That Never Came to Life https://horror-fanatics.com/jim-carrey-once-cast-a-found-frame-horror-comedy-that-never-came-to-life/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 22:54:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/jim-carrey-once-cast-a-found-frame-horror-comedy-that-never-came-to-life/ ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ writer-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert recently took part in The Hollywood Reporter Writers Roundtable (alongside Jordan Peele, Rian Johnson, etc.), during which they revealed an interesting anecdote about a pitch they received from Jim Carrey before they had even made their first film ( “Swiss Army Man”, which was […]]]>

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ writer-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert recently took part in The Hollywood Reporter Writers Roundtable (alongside Jordan Peele, Rian Johnson, etc.), during which they revealed an interesting anecdote about a pitch they received from Jim Carrey before they had even made their first film ( “Swiss Army Man”, which was released in 2016).

Kwan explained that Carrey had just seen “Paranormal Activity” when he reached out and told the filmmakers it inspired an idea. Kwan continued, “He was like, ‘I haven’t seen anyone do this – but with comedy. And I have this great idea.'” Carrey went on to explain that they had some weird experiences – like doors opening and people getting hurt – during the filming of ‘Dumb and Dumber’ at the Stanley Hotel (where Stephen King got the idea for “The Shining”). Kwan clarified:[Carrey continued], ‘We’re going to shoot Dumb and Dumber To, and I want you to do a horror-comedy with footage found on set. While we’re shooting, you’re going to make a feature film, a behind-the-scenes video that slowly becomes a horror movie. We’re like, ‘OK, we’re in. It’s incredible.’ We wrote a whole plan and we were really excited.”

Unfortunately, the idea ultimately didn’t pan out, as the producers were skeptical that they could convince the studio to let them shoot a movie while another film was being shot. So, sadly, we’ll never see the meta movie that could have been.

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Diary of Marcy and Anya Taylor-Joy https://horror-fanatics.com/diary-of-marcy-and-anya-taylor-joy/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:16:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/diary-of-marcy-and-anya-taylor-joy/ Our editor got the interview of her dreams, I turned Dave Bautista into an ugly square Minecraft character, and Marcy’s Diary is a delightful deep dive into one of Amphibia’s fan-favorite characters. There’s a lot to unpack that we’ve been talking about this week, and since it’s Thursday, it’s time to do it. RELATED: ’90s-Inspired […]]]>

Our editor got the interview of her dreams, I turned Dave Bautista into an ugly square Minecraft character, and Marcy’s Diary is a delightful deep dive into one of Amphibia’s fan-favorite characters. There’s a lot to unpack that we’ve been talking about this week, and since it’s Thursday, it’s time to do it.


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Five More Cosplays I Hope Dave Bautista Has Hid in His Closet

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Dave Bautista is still vying for a role in a Gears of War movie, even donning the armor in cosplay to show his enthusiasm. Naturally, this prompted Features Editor Jade King to write all about a bunch of other games it would be perfect for, such as Minecraft and Katamari Damacy. Imagine a square-headed Dave Bautista tackling wood for two hours to build a small log cabin. But you don’t have to, we made it a reality. Well, the square head bit.

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Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult Talk Menu, Fear and Hair Dye

Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult in a junket for The Menu

Editor-in-chief Stacey Henley reviewed The Menu this month, an all-new horror-comedy mishmash starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, but she also got to talk to the cast about what drew them to this film and even the ATJ fandom’s obsession with her hair.

“[Changing my hair] is my favorite part of my job,” she said. “I realized early on that the characters are real to me. I just have no interest in playing myself, really. So the first thing that comes together is ‘what’s their face when they’re alone, and then what do they look like?’

Marcy’s diary is cringe-worthy, and I’d expect nothing less from a Weeaboo teen

Marcy Poggers

Amphibia has its own related book, Marcy’s Novel. It hasn’t been released yet, but Jade got her hands on it and found the main character writing things like Poggers without irony while gushing about niche JRPGs and classic anime. It’s a little cringebut she’s a nerdy teenager with a bunch of equally nerdy hobbies, so when we dive into the most personal glimpse we’ve had so far, it’s not too surprising that we find that these passions manifest themselves shamelessly.

There are doodles next to the words, orange lines to underline paragraphs and sentences, and illustrations of her and her friends hugging. It’s genuinely adorable, but it’s also a callback to our own childhoods, prompting Jade to reminisce about plotting the Kingdom Hearts 2 box to display on her fridge. We have all been there. I spent hours with my dad building a model Dalek in the garden.

Atreus is supposed to be boring, that’s the whole point

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Speaking of cringe-worthy teenagers, Atreus gets slammed for being boring again. Of course it can be, but that’s kinda the goal. He’s a child struggling to piece together his own identity while his closed-off father struggles with his own sense of self, the two mending broken bridges and finally finding understanding in each other. As Jade writes, Atreus has come a long way and we got to see his journey, the warts and all. He’s gone from the annoying and often abrasive persona he was in the 2018 game to a voice of optimism, trying to free himself from a world of bloodshed and destruction. It’s bound to be a little tedious at times, but that makes it all the more believable.

Behind the cancellation of Rainbow Six Siege Major in the United Arab Emirates and the country’s growing esports ambitions

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A Rainbow Six Siege tournament was due to be held in the United Arab Emirates, only to be canceled amid accusations of sportswashing and a poor human rights and LGBTQ+ record in the country. Issy Van Der Velde, Interdepartmental Editor, and Khee Hoon Chan, Freelancer spoke to several developers and analysts about this announcementNiko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad stating that “this is by no means a new issue and we expect it to be something that will continue to come up, especially for these international tournaments”.

“It’s always sad to see the region where I’ve spent my whole life and where I’ve seen tremendous progress being crushed based on unfair stereotypes,” Jamal said. “Compared to most Gulf countries, the UAE is much more tolerant and liberal despite what some of its outdated laws might suggest. It seems to me that it is fueled by stereotypes than the rest of the world, mainly Caucasians, have from this region.

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It’s me? New comedy special coming to Netflix https://horror-fanatics.com/its-me-new-comedy-special-coming-to-netflix/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 04:37:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/its-me-new-comedy-special-coming-to-netflix/ The talented comedian Sebastian Maniscalco a brand new comedy special will air on Netflix. The hour-long comedy show, It’s me? is slated to premiere on December 6. This will be his fourth special to have found its way onto the popular streaming service. He comes after his previous specials What’s wrong with people?, Why would […]]]>

The talented comedian Sebastian Maniscalco a brand new comedy special will air on Netflix. The hour-long comedy show, It’s me? is slated to premiere on December 6. This will be his fourth special to have found its way onto the popular streaming service. He comes after his previous specials What’s wrong with people?, Why would you do that? and Stay hungry.


It’s me? was filmed at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas as part of his residency. The Illinois native brings his signature comedy style to Sin City and gives his lively take on his wife’s restaurant etiquette and the realities of today’s preschool, and examines overall human behavior, the prompting the question: “Is it me? It is directed by Peter Segal (Naked Gun 33 1/3 The Final Insult, Be Smart, 50 First Dates) and produced by Triage Entertainment.

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Sebastien Maniscalco was born in a Chicago suburb to an Italian-American family. The 49-year-old comedian began his career on the Los Angeles comedy scene. He’s been known in the Los Angeles comedy circle for years. He built his comedy on his heritage, he jokes about his typically Italian family life. He is known for using physical comedy and changing his tone of voice to put on different personas.

Maniscalco dominated the comedy world with a string of hit TV shows. He has starred on Comedy Central describing shopping misadventures, interviewing people who dress their dogs, and recalls trying to play it cool on a first date at a sushi restaurant.

In 2008, he starred in a one-hour show for AppleTV called Sebastian live. In this hilarious comedy show, the comedian showed off his distaste for men wearing flip flops, his take on the horror of department store shopping, and more. Sebastian live on Apple TV was ranked the highest comedy special on demand.

He gained worldwide popularity with his previous specials on netflix, with his amusing and relevant remarks on the strange behavior of people. He constantly challenges his audience to recognize the absurdities of everyday life and turns them into an impossible situation not to laugh out loud.

Related: Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike in the animated Super Mario Bros.

The acting roles of Sebastian Maniscalco

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The comedian has also immersed himself in the world of theater. He had supporting roles in movies green paper playing Johnny Venere, and The Irishmanplaying mobster Joe Gallo.

Maniscalco should play in by Chuck Lorre new sitcom for HBO Max, How to be a bookie, playing the lead role of Danny. He also has a voice-over role in The movie Super Mario Bros.coming to theaters in December.

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A twisted horror sequel is among the movies on TV tonight https://horror-fanatics.com/a-twisted-horror-sequel-is-among-the-movies-on-tv-tonight/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:30:15 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/a-twisted-horror-sequel-is-among-the-movies-on-tv-tonight/ It sees the return of a horror icon. Finally, the weekend is here! And if you stay tonight, there are some solid movies playing on TV. Here are your options. Deadpool – E4 – 9pm Ryan Reynolds is the mercenary with a mouth. The A-Team – Comedy Central – 9pm Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Quinton […]]]>

It sees the return of a horror icon.

Finally, the weekend is here!

And if you stay tonight, there are some solid movies playing on TV.

Here are your options.

Deadpool – E4 – 9pm

Ryan Reynolds is the mercenary with a mouth.

The A-Team – Comedy Central – 9pm

Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and a stage-stealing Sharlto Copley revive the classic TV show.

Zombieland: Double Tap – Movie 4 – 9pm

The long-awaited sequel to the hit 2009 zombie comedy.

The Expendables – Classic Turner Movies – 9pm

Sylvester Stallone directs and stars in this throwback to older action films.

Shut In – Horror Xtra – 9pm

Naomi Watts leads the cast in this psychological horror with a meager 5% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid – TG4 – 9:05 PM

It’s Friday, which means TG4 is showing a western.

Countdown – RTÉ2 – 9:35 p.m.

Not the long-running quiz show, but 2019’s horror about a killer app starring Elizabeth Lail (Netflix’s You).

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Virgin Media One – 10:15 p.m.

This superhero sequel starring Andrew Garfield as the titular web-slinger is widely considered the worst Spider-Man movie.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Horror Xtra – 22:50

Our pick for tonight is the sequel to the 1987 classic hellraiser.

In the follow-up, teenage Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) is admitted to a mental hospital following the traumatic ordeal she went through in the original.

Unfortunately for her, her doctor (Kenneth Cranham) becomes obsessed with the occult and ends up freeing the Cenobites again.

Much more sprawling and messy than the first Hellraiser, Hellbound at least gives Doug Bradley’s villainous Pinhead more screen time.

It also builds on the mythology of the original, as well as its incredibly crude special effects.

Eagle versus Shark – Film4 – 11pm

This romantic comedy was writer-director Taika Waititi’s directorial debut.

US Marshals – Classic Turner Movies – 11:10 PM

Tommy Lee Jones is reprising the character he won an Oscar for playing in The Fugitive for this much less gripping spinoff. Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr are in support.

Armageddon – ITV4 – 23:15

Michael Bay’s hugely entertaining sci-fi disaster flick starring Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis.

Grudge Match – Comedy Central – 11:20 p.m.

This sports comedy sees Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play aging boxers who step into the ring for one last fight.

Leap Year – RTÉ One – 11:40 p.m.

Amy Adams travels to Ireland in this much-mocked romantic comedy.

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Turns out Kriti Sanon’s OOTD is inspired by her song Thumkeshwari https://horror-fanatics.com/turns-out-kriti-sanons-ootd-is-inspired-by-her-song-thumkeshwari/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 08:06:51 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/turns-out-kriti-sanons-ootd-is-inspired-by-her-song-thumkeshwari/ Kriti Sanon posted this image. (courtesy: kritisanon ) New Delhi: Hey Kriti Sanon, why so beautiful? The actress is preparing for the release of her next film Bhediya. She plays the role of a doctor in the Amar Kaushik project. It also stars Varun Dhawan in the lead role. Right now Kriti is super busy […]]]>

Kriti Sanon posted this image. (courtesy: kritisanon )

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Hey Kriti Sanon, why so beautiful? The actress is preparing for the release of her next film Bhediya. She plays the role of a doctor in the Amar Kaushik project. It also stars Varun Dhawan in the lead role. Right now Kriti is super busy with Bhediya specials. In other words, she’s on a “Thumkeshwari saree spree. On Tuesday, Kriti Sanon posted some gorgeous photos of herself shining like the sun. The photos are of her appearance on the sets of Indian idol 13. Kriti opted for a white six meters from the shelves of designer Ranbir Mukherjee. In the caption, Kriti refers to Thumkeshwari, the first song of the horror comedy. “Thumkeshwari saree spree,” she wrote in the caption and added red, black, white, and yellow heart icons.

Fans loved Kriti Sanon’s new photos from Bhediya specials. “Magnificent”, commented a surfer. Another wrote: “You are a very beautiful gorgeous woman.”

See Kriti Sanon’s post here:

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Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan recently released the second track – Apna Bana Le – of their movie. It is a love hymn sung by Arijit Singh. The song was also released in Tamil and Telugu. The duo also tried to learn the lyrics to the Telugu and Tamil versions of the new song before promoting their film in Hyderabad. “Learning our Telugu lyrics… See you soon in Hyderabad,” Varun wrote while sharing the clip with Kriti.

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Screenshot of Varun Dhawan’s Instagram story.

They’ve gotten a little better, according to the actor’s recent Instagram Stories:

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Screenshot of Varun Dhawan’s Instagram story.

Here’s How Kriti Sanon And Varun Dhawan Have Fun Together While Promoting Bhediya.

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Screenshot of Varun Dhawan’s Instagram story.

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Screenshot of Varun Dhawan’s Instagram story.

Bhediyaproduced by Dinesh Vijan, also stars Abhishek Banerjee, Paalin Kabak and Deepak Dobriyal.

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All Movies Directed By Henry Selick, Ranked https://horror-fanatics.com/all-movies-directed-by-henry-selick-ranked/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/all-movies-directed-by-henry-selick-ranked/ After more than a decade of silence in the industry, the director and animator Henry Selick makes waves again with his new movie Wendell and savage, which reached Netflix’s “most-watched” charts around the world. An animated stop-motion horror comedy in collaboration with Jordan Peele, Wendell and savage effectively marks Slick’s sixth film as a director. […]]]>

After more than a decade of silence in the industry, the director and animator Henry Selick makes waves again with his new movie Wendell and savage, which reached Netflix’s “most-watched” charts around the world. An animated stop-motion horror comedy in collaboration with Jordan Peele, Wendell and savage effectively marks Slick’s sixth film as a director.


Specialized in stop-motion animation, having fallen in love with the art after seeing The Adventures of Prince Ahmed and Sinbad’s 7th Voyage As a young boy, Selick was responsible for some of the world’s most beloved and critically acclaimed animated classics, including James and the giant peach, The Nightmare Before Christmasand Coraline.

It could be argued that Selick doesn’t always get the attention he deserves, which could be because his name is somewhat overshadowed by his more established frequent collaborator Tim Burton (a point Selick himself said is unfair). Nevertheless, we have decided to come back to his impressive repertoire and to classify all the films he has made, from The Nightmare Before Christmas by Wendell & Wild.

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5/5 monkey-bone

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At the time of its release, monkey-bone was considered a huge disappointment for Selick and the film’s star Brendan Fraser. It bombed at the box office and was panned by critics. monkey-bone sees a carefree cartoonist, played by Fraser, get sucked into his own comic strip, resulting in a bizarre mish-mash of live action and stop-motion animation shenanigans. The animation was impressive and captivating, and the live action and voice acting were solid, featuring the talents of Whoopi Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Bridget Fonda, Bob Odenkirk, and John Turturro. Unfortunately, the script lacked focus and relied more on crude one-off gags than any solid form of storytelling or character development. Additionally, the tone was uneven, making it difficult to establish a target audience. monkey-bonealthough not terrible, is certainly a rare misfire for the usual Selick fantastic.

Related: The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline Director Comment on Potential Sequels

4/5 James and the giant peach

James and the giant peach
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For millions of children around the world, James and the giant peach will hold a special place in their hearts. For many, it will be because of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel which came out in 1961 and is still loved by children to this day. But for others, it’ll be because of Selick’s 1996 stop-motion/live-action musical adaptation. Co-produced by Burton, their animation style and macabre wit are all over the place. While arguably slightly brighter than much of their other work, it certainly doesn’t shy away from the darker elements so common in their and Dahl’s best projects, and is a joy to watch for adults and children alike. That said, the animated segments are by far the film’s strong points, with the opening live-action segment coming across as mostly forgettable and pointless. James and the giant peach features a strong lead voice performance from Paul Terry as James, along with outstanding supporting performances from Richard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon. The film is now finding new life on Disney+.

3/5 Wendell and savage

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By far the newest entry on the list, having only been released just in time for Halloween 2022, this Netflix collab sees Selick directing a script he co-wrote with Jordan Peele. Wendell and savage is a gruesome tale of two evil demon brothers, who enlist an angsty teenage girl struggling with her own demons to summon them to the land of the living. Without giving too much away on the plot, we can expect a lot of love, loss, and betrayal in this laugh-out-loud yet poignant film. After 10 years of industry silence, by The Hollywood Reporterit was a fantastic return to form for Selick, and critics raved about the beautiful stop-motion animation and array of multi-dimensional characters we meet along the way.

Related: Best Stop-Motion Animated Movies, Ranked

2/5 Coraline

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Selick’s darkest film, Coraline was a 2009 stop-motion animated horror film. For all intents and purposes, Coraline was marketed as a children’s film. While the promotional artwork was a little darker than, sayFrozenit doesn’t even begin to suggest the terrors that await any young viewer about to watch Coraline. Whether The Lion King taught children to fear their uncles or even their siblings, Coraline taught children to fear their own parents. Beautifully but chillingly animated in stop-motion, Coraline encounters another version of her parents in another realm. Unhappy with her former parents, these new ones seem to treat her well, that is, until she refuses to be mutilated by them. After that, all bets are off as they spy on her, threaten her, and attempt to kill her, all while looking like the parents she should be able to trust as a child. The film was a huge hit with critics and won Annie Awards for Best Music in an Animated Feature Production, Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production, and Best Production Design in an Animated Feature Production, and received nominations for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. and a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature.

1/5 The Nightmare Before Christmas

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It had to be, didn’t it? Selick’s feature debut as a director remains his most beloved to date. This collaboration with Burton, who wrote the story, while Selick directed, has garnered a huge cult following since its initial release in 1993. Fantastic stop-motion animation combined with a dark but catchy soundtrack by Danny Elman gives life to this Jack Skellington story. (the King of Halloween) and his new obsession with Christmas and his plot to kidnap Santa Claus, in a way that may have brought the biggest smiles to viewers of all ages. With an impressive score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Nightmare Before Christmas is often considered one of the greatest animated films of all time, with famed film critic Roger Ebert calling the visual effects “groundbreaking as star wars” and Rolling Stone magazine describing it as “74 minutes of timeless cinematic magic”.

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Vicky Kaushal Reviews Katrina Kaif’s Horror Comedy Phone Bhoot https://horror-fanatics.com/vicky-kaushal-reviews-katrina-kaifs-horror-comedy-phone-bhoot/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:51:04 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/vicky-kaushal-reviews-katrina-kaifs-horror-comedy-phone-bhoot/ Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi are all set for the release of the upcoming Phone Bhoot movie. Ahead of the worldwide theatrical release, her husband, actor Vicky Kaushal, watched the film on Tuesday. Vicky Kaushal took to her Instagram Stories to rewatch horror comedy Phone Bhoot. The first screening of Phone Bhoot took […]]]>

Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi are all set for the release of the upcoming Phone Bhoot movie. Ahead of the worldwide theatrical release, her husband, actor Vicky Kaushal, watched the film on Tuesday. Vicky Kaushal took to her Instagram Stories to rewatch horror comedy Phone Bhoot.

The first screening of Phone Bhoot took place yesterday in Mumbai. For the same, Vicky Kaushal joined his actress wife. Attending the screening were Shibani Dandekar, Jackie Shroff and Neliima Azeem, among others. Farhan Akhtar who financed the film as a producer with his partner Ritesh Sdhwani under the banners of Excel Entertainment was also present.

After watching Phone Bhoot Vicky Kaushal posted the movie poster on her Instagram stories to share her review. He wrote, “Full foot forward pe aake masti aur pagalpan hai yeh movie (this movie is fun and crazy till the end)! Go ahead and have a laugh at the cinemas near you. @ishaankhatter @siddhantchaturvedi @katrinakaif @apnabhidu @gurmeetsingh @excelmovies. He added ghost and heart emojis.

Responding to the praise received from Sardar Udham actor, Ishaan Khatter shared the story on his account. Referring the actor to Wikipedia jokingly, he wrote, “Vicky-pedia ne declares kar diya (Vicky declared it)! Glad you enjoyed paaji (brother). Love and respect.” Siddhan also responded to Vicky’s criticism by sharing it on her stories and wrote, “Thank you Vicky Kaushal bhai.”

Phone Bhoot is a horror comedy starring Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ishaan Khatter and Jackie Shroff. Directed by Gurmmeet Singh, the horror film is written by Ravi Shankaran and Jasvinder Singh Bath. The film is financed by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banners of Excel Entertainment. Phone Bhoot will hit theaters on November 4, 2022.

Read also : Box office prediction: Phone Bhoot will outperform ‘Double Xl’ and ‘Mili’

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Michigan’s GOP gubernatorial candidate used to star in B-list movies. They’re weird! https://horror-fanatics.com/michigans-gop-gubernatorial-candidate-used-to-star-in-b-list-movies-theyre-weird/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:44:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/michigans-gop-gubernatorial-candidate-used-to-star-in-b-list-movies-theyre-weird/ If you didn’t know who Tudor Dixon was before August, few would blame you. A former steelworks manager and Right wing A cable news host, Dixon was a little-known candidate in a crowded field for Michigan’s Republican primary race for governor when she announced her candidacy in May 2021. But after several of his contestants […]]]>

If you didn’t know who Tudor Dixon was before August, few would blame you. A former steelworks manager and Right wing A cable news host, Dixon was a little-known candidate in a crowded field for Michigan’s Republican primary race for governor when she announced her candidacy in May 2021.

But after several of his contestants were disqualified (for including fake signatures on nomination petitions, mostly) and after earning coveted endorsements (including that of Donald Trump), Dixon took the lead to win the primary. , preparing her to face off. with outgoing Governor Gretchen Whitmer in November. The race between the two should be tight.

A breast cancer survivor who said vaccination should be a “personal choice,” Dixon said his choice to run was prompted by his anger at Whitmer’s strict COVID shutdown policies. She has championed staunchly right-wing positions on issues such as abortion (she is against it), gender identity education in schools (she calls it “indoctrination”) and the presidential election of 2020 (she disputed the results).

But long before her foray into conservative politics, Dixon was briefly an actress. Between 2008 and 2012, Dixon starred in several low-budget horror productions made in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Much of it has now been removed from the internet (or was never available online in the first place), but the easiest to find in its entirety is the gloriously steamy and deeply unserious teen-sex-horror movie. comedy-zombie, Buddy BeBop against the walking dead.

It’s unclear exactly what this film is about, even after two full viewings. The movie – released in 2009 and available on Roku and Amazon Prime Video (where I watched it) – is set in a 1950s American town populated only by greasers and teenage girls in poodle skirts. It usually opens enough for a horror movie – with two teenagers hooking up in a car. But things quickly take a bizarre turn when the couple are attacked by a group of zombies immediately after the greaser gets sucked off. (“If I was a smoker, now would be the time” will forever be this teenager’s last words.) shoving guts into their mouths as heavy metal blares in the background.

For a horror movie, it’s not that scary, and for a comedy, it’s not very funny. And for some reason, the whole thing is shot in black and white. It might have come across as a nod to the 1968 classic night of the living dead if it hadn’t been for the bizarre choice of colorizing random objects like a main character’s bright red shirt, the ketchup and mustard paint scheme of a roller rink, and the garish yellow car in which the teenagers hang out at the start of the film.

Cue the intro credits, and we smash Buddy BeBop, an uncool high school kid who dreams of becoming a rock-‘n’-roll musician. When we first meet him, Buddy is getting ready for a musical performance at the town ice rink. But when the zombies descend on the town, the roller rink quickly turns into a battlefield, forcing Buddy and the little boppers to fight for their lives.

It’s in a field outside of that rink where Dixon’s character has his brief but dramatic moment in the spotlight. Dressed in a sweater vest and Mary Janes, Dixon’s character has no lines and appears only seconds before being knocked to the ground and brutally devoured by two zombies. The camera shoots up her screaming face as blood runs around her eyes and down her ankle, quickly ending the now gubernatorial candidate’s only appearance in the film. (In the credits, his character is only referred to as “Tag Teamed Bopper.”)

Elvis appears in the film’s final act, sent by the Vice President of the United States to protect the town from Buddy. Elvis apparently brought with him some kind of cure for zombie-fication – except he’s only got one dose. How was Elvis supposed to save an entire town from being eaten alive with a dose of zombie cure? It’s not clear. It also fails miserably.

Questions abound after the final credits. Why did they color blood on a victim’s face, but no blood on the zombies? Why do only certain characters have deep southern accents? Why did the Vice President entrust Elvis with saving a town from zombies? Like the Loch Ness Monster or the statues of Easter Island, these are just life’s unanswered mysteries.

“Is it a good movie? We know the answer to that. No, it’s not,” said Chad Ream, a producer at Buddy Bebopin an interview with the Detroit News in May. “Are there any fun parts? It depends on how you find the humor.

That wasn’t the end of Dixon’s acting career, by the way. Her most prominent role was in a web series titled Transitions, an online vampire TV show released in 2010 with 2000s slicked-back hair and eyeliner. Dixon played a vampire named Claire who is, surprisingly, British. However, we are left with little evidence to assess his accent, since the show’s creators pulled nearly every episode from YouTube in early May. Now all that remains exists in clips and screenshots – Dixon twirling a sword, buttoning up his shirt, applying dark lipstick suggestively in a mirror and shouting “Do I have your attention now?” in what kind of sounds like a British accent.

Dixon’s past life as a low-budget actress went largely unnoticed by voters until May. But as his campaign began to gain momentum, excerpts from his appearances on Transitions took off on Twitter and was weaponized by her opponents almost immediately. “Vampire porn actress”, an expert called her. “They were almost as scary as his dangerous agenda,” Michigan’s Democratic Party said of his movies in a attack announcement against her. Critics called her a hypocrite for promoting family values ​​and a hardline stance against ‘sexually explicit’ education– she said she would criminalize adults who allow minors to see drag shows that schools shouldn’t “normalize” discussions on gender identity or sexuality – when she had clearly been involved in projects that were both violent and sexually suggestive. (My friend BeBop, while not exactly explicit, has a lot of horny teens getting along in a weird way. At one point, two teenagers are literally foaming at their mouths doing it doggy style while shouting “Put it in my butt!” in the bathroom of an ice rink.) And My friend BeBopThe zombies of are deliberately gruesome, biting into a pregnant woman’s belly, ripping through the insides of teenagers at the rink, licking blood off the linoleum floor and, my favorite, biting a perverted middle-aged man’s dick. .

His 2008 film LexiBaby—including the Kalamazoo Gazette said, “There’s a good movie somewhere” and that the cocaine scenes were awkward because they were “too obviously grains of sugar” – also drew accusations of hypocrisy. Dixon plays a character named Emma, ​​described on the film’s website as “attractive” and someone who “comes across as a nice person”, but is apparently also “self-centered” with destructive behavior. In the only clips remaining online, which are of the trailerthe viewer sees shots of Dixon’s character watching her boyfriend do lines of cocaine before she straddles him and lifts his shirt.

Dixon said she had never seen Buddy Bebop and never seriously considered acting as a career. She also dismissed suggestions that her past film projects undermined her public platforms, telling Michigan media that her work was made for adults and was unlike something children could access – although excerpts of his work are still readily available online, and My friend BeBop is still available to anyone with the internet and $5 to spare.

A random stint in low-budget B-movies is unlikely to derail Dixon’s run. But the revelation of her acting past is just another reflection of the weirdness of Michigan’s gubernatorial race and the toxicity of primary election campaigns, as well as a reminder that several political hopefuls of this election cycle have had careers as performers, including the day. TV.

It remains to be seen if Buddy BeBop and his horny zombies will feature in future campaigns against Dixon, or if this will all become just a footnote in the story of another messy little political campaign for a field state. of battle in the post-Trump years. .

Still, not everyone knows Dixon as a politician. When I contacted Jon Petro, one of the producers of LexiBabyin early August, he was unaware that Dixon was running for governor and unsure why a reporter would call him about him.

“Oh yeah, that’s right, how is she?” Petro said, once I explained. “I just saw a sign about it.”

It was nine days after winning the Republican primary. I told him this.

“Fuck, wow,” Petro said stopping. “I had no idea she had this far.”

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7 Horror Comedies You Can Watch In Under 17 Hours On ZEE5, Disney+ Hotstar And More https://horror-fanatics.com/7-horror-comedies-you-can-watch-in-under-17-hours-on-zee5-disney-hotstar-and-more/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:00:02 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/7-horror-comedies-you-can-watch-in-under-17-hours-on-zee5-disney-hotstar-and-more/ Comedy-horror seems to have become Bollywood’s favorite new genre after the recent box office success of Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. And with films like Katrina Kaif’s Phone Bhootby Varun Dhawan Bhediya and more coming to theaters soon, we’ve managed to compile a list of 7 entertaining horror-comedy movies you can watch […]]]>

Comedy-horror seems to have become Bollywood’s favorite new genre after the recent box office success of Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. And with films like Katrina Kaif’s Phone Bhootby Varun Dhawan Bhediya and more coming to theaters soon, we’ve managed to compile a list of 7 entertaining horror-comedy movies you can watch on ZEE5, Disney+ Hotstar and more in less than 17 hours.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 at Street7 Horror Comedies on ZEE5, Disney+ Hotstar and More You Can Watch in Under 17 Hours

1. Bhoot Font – Disney+ Hotstar

The story of Bhoot Font starring Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor revolves around two brothers Vibhooti and Chiraunji, who swindle people by feeding off their fear of supernatural beings. But their fun adventures end when they encounter a real dreadful spirit at a tea plantation in Dharamshala.

2. Bhool Bhulaiyaa – Amazon Prime Video

A remake of the Malayalam film ManichitrathazhuFilmmaker Priyadarshan’s comedy horror became one of the most successful films of 2007. Starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Ameesha Patel, among others, the film revolves around an NRI couple, who witness a unexplainable supernatural events in their ancestral home and soon hires a psychiatrist for help.

3. Stree – Jio Cinema

Set in a small town of Chanderi, Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s star-studded horror-comedy revolves around a spirit that attacks men at night. As Rao and his pals set out to solve the mystery and save the city from the terrors of the mind, filmmaker Amar Kaushik manages to deliver an entertaining film that will keep you hooked on your screen until the end.

4. Go Goa Gone – ZEE5

Director duo Raj and DK created India’s first zombie film starring Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari and Puja Gupta. The film’s plot revolves around a group of friends, who attend a rave party on a remote island in Goa, only to wake up to find themselves surrounded by zombies the next day. The sequel to the so-called “zom-com” is currently in the early stages of production.

5. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 – Netflix

Starring Kartik Aryan, Tabu and Kiara Advani as headliners, filmmaker Anees Bazmee’s horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is one of the few successful Bollywood releases of 2022. The film’s plot revolves around two strangers (Rohan and Reet), who end up encountering a spirit trapped in a mansion that has been abandoned for almost 18 years.

6. Hello Brother – Jio Cinema

Real brothers Arbaaz and Salman Khan gave audiences a taste of their camaraderie when they collaborated for Sohail Khan’s Hello Brother. An official Malayalam film adaptation AyushkalamThe entertaining Hindi drama centers on the life of a policeman, who teams up with the spirit of his heart donor to stop a drug deal.

7. Bhoothnath – Disney+ Hotstar

An adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story The Canterville Ghost, the story of Bhoothnath centers on a child Baanku, who befriends a ghost when he moves into a new house with his parents. The 2008 film stars Juhi Chawla, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in key roles. The success of Bhoothnath also motivated the creators to come up with a sequel.

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Barbarian (2022) – Review | Horror on HBO https://horror-fanatics.com/barbarian-2022-review-horror-on-hbo/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 09:59:40 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/barbarian-2022-review-horror-on-hbo/ look Barbaric on HBO Max in the US (and Disney+ internationally) Zach Cregger is the writer and director of Barbaric and I can’t wait to see what he does next. This is the actor-turned-writer-director’s first horror film, and I can’t imagine it will be his last. He’s done a lot of comedy in the past. […]]]>

look Barbaric on HBO Max in the US (and Disney+ internationally)

Zach Cregger is the writer and director of Barbaric and I can’t wait to see what he does next. This is the actor-turned-writer-director’s first horror film, and I can’t imagine it will be his last. He’s done a lot of comedy in the past. just like Jordan Pele and it turned out great for horror fans!

The fact that Zach Cregger manages to combine this tacky style of psychological horror with something that turns into very physical gore suits me just fine. Therefore, to say. Especially because both styles have time to evolve. One is not just in a hurry to make room for the other.

Without saying more about their characters in Barbaric, I want to say that you can expect more familiar faces during the 1 hour and 42 minutes of execution. You will see Richard Brake and Kate Bosworthbut for the latter you must really to pay attention. They share a scene though!

Additionally, in fairly small and/or easy to miss roles (or just a voice acting like Kate Siegel in The Midnight Club), we get Sara Paxton (Innkeepers), Will Greenberg, Matthew Patrick Davis and even writer-director Zach Cregger.

This film played in film festivals such as FrightFest in the UK and Sitges in Spain, which only increased the hype. Well you can believe the hype because this horror movie is impressive!

BARBARIC will be released on HBO Max and on VOD in the United States on October 25, 2022, and on Disney+ in many other countries from October 26, 2022.

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