Welcome, weirdos to the BrittNic Creations' Horror Roundup! Each week I'll be bringing you some news and products from the horror realm.

Welcome, weirdos to the BrittNic Creations’ Horror Roundup! Each week I’ll be bringing you some news and products from the horror realm. The topics could include new clips from an upcoming horror film, gothic artwork, unique merchandise, and much more! There’s a mixture of horror goodies for everyone in the weekly Horror Roundup. This will always be a random post. I’d like to think that life and horror aren’t any fun without some absurdity included in them. Now, let’s get to the fun part!

Horror film 'Evil Dead Rise' Poster
Evil Dead Rise Poster, Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

R.L. Stine Blesses Fans With Adult-Level Horror

On Twitter, I found out that R.L. Stine had released a horror graphic novel, Stuff of Nightmares, aimed at adults. The graphic novel was released back in September of 2022 and included some fantastic artwork. BOOM Studios! released a brand new four-issue limited comic book series from R.L Stine, the legendary author of Fear Street and Goosebumps, who’s back with a chilling new take on iconic creatures from horror legend in his first creator-owned comic book series, with chilling art by A.L. Kaplan (Maw, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller), and colors by Roman Titov (Eat the Rich). Stuff of Nightmares has recently risen to the top of the charts on Amazon’s list for graphic novels. The description of the series reads:

“In the premiere of Stine’s reanimated reimagining, the monster you encounter isn’t the one you thought it’d be—you might be familiar with the classic tale of a mad scientist hell-bent on creating life, but what these two demented brothers have created is something else entirely! Get ready for a darker, more gruesome, and even more terrifying series for horror fans who are ready to face their fears in … STUFF OF NIGHTMARES!”

‘Beaten to Death’ Acquired by Welcome Villain Films

Welcome Villain Films has acquired the gory thriller, Beaten to Death, which will be playing at the Panic Film Festival 2023 on April 18th. The Panic Fest was founded in 2013 by Screenland Theater and Downright Creepy. The festival enters its 10th year as one of the top genre festivals in the world. Beaten to Death is an Australian horror film, directed by Sam Curtain. The script was co-written by Curtain alongside Benjamin Jung-Clarke.

Thomas Roach stars as the lead, Jack, in the film alongside the antagonist, David Tracy. Stranded in the middle of nowhere after barely surviving a horrific assault, Jack encounters one local after another and quickly learns that a sick game of cat and mouse is about to begin. Battling the deranged country psychos and the harsh landscape, Jack must go to extreme lengths to survive. A digital release of the film will follow a select summer release in theaters.

‘Evil Dead Rise’ New Clips Present Deadite Mommy

Evil Dead Rise has two new clips and a horrifically vibrant new poster designed by Creepy Duck Design. Some bloody eggs and awkward conversations with a deadite mother make this family reunion rough, to say the least. New clips provide a better look at the gore and horror that awaits audiences as they dive back into the world of the Evil Dead franchise. The film arrives in theaters nationwide on April 21st, tickets are available now.

New Line Cinema and Renaissance Pictures return to the iconic horror franchise, Evil Dead Rise, from writer/director Lee Cronin. The movie stars Lily Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Davies, and Gabrielle Echols, and introduces Nell Fisher. Evil Dead Rise tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sutherland and Sullivan. Their reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival. The film is produced by Rob Tapert and executive produced by series creator and horror icon Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Cronin is joined by the director of photography Dave Garbett, production designer Nick Bassett, editor Bryan Shaw, and costume designer Sarah Voon, with a score by Stephen McKeon.

John Kenn Mortensen’s ‘Night Terror’ Art Book Release

John Kenn Mortensen has been a favorite artist of mine for some time now. The announcement of his art book fills me with joy. The past books filled with Mortensen’s artwork, like A Christmas Bestiary, evoke some of the best elements of horror. Horror has this ability to go through the seasons and holidays and make them uniquely terrifying. With a unique art style, Mortensen definitely presents a great side of illustrated horror stories. The description for Night Terror:

“When the sun goes down, our minds invent all manner of horrors that may lurk in the darkness. Danish cult illustrator John Kenn Mortensen draws inspiration from this shadowy realm, and his pen skillfully conjures these eerie visions on paper. Open this book (if you dare) to encounter a frightful horde of sepia-toned spooks — witches, wraiths, goblins, giant spiders, wild boars, evil clowns — and countless other unspeakable creatures. Hairy, hooded, or horned, they peer at you ominously through dead eyes, their fangs bared.
By turns playful, wicked, stunningly imaginative, and masterfully rendered, the compositions in Night Terror are like a combination of Edward Gorey and Bernie Wrightson — and the monsters themselves are as formidable and menacing as those that a Witcher might hunt down. A deliciously creepy collection of pen-and-ink drawings for those who find themselves beguiled by the things that go bump in the night.”

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