An off-broadway SAW the Musical, SCREAMBOX & Dark Sky Films team up on 12 horror favorites, and plenty more is in this edition of the Horror Roundup!

Welcome, weirdos to the BrittNic Creations’ Horror Roundup! At the end of each month, 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 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!

*Please refer to the link at the bottom for ways to support strikers (WGA, SAG) during this time.*

4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and Special Releases*

  • It! The Terror from Beyond Space Blu-Ray
    • Summoned to the silver screen by sci-fi specialist Edward L. Cahn (Curse of the Faceless Man)—and too terrifying to even have a name!—“It” is a seemingly invincible monster that is hell-bent on killing everybody on a mission to Mars. 
  • Terrifier 2 (Steelbook) (Walmart Exclusive) (4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray)
    • After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. Written, directed, and produced by Damien Leone, it is a sequel to Terrifier (2016) and is the second film in the franchise.
  • Talk to Me (4K) UHD/BD/DGTL [Blu-ray]
    • When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
  • It Came from Outer Space – Universal Essentials Collection 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital [4K UHD]
    • Based on a story by acclaimed writer Ray Bradbury, It Came from Outer Space starring Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush is a science fiction classic that is as thought-provoking and tantalizing today as it was when it first “landed” on the silver screen. When amateur astronomer John Putnam (Carlson) and his fiancée Ellen Fields (Rush) are stargazing in the desert, a spaceship bursts from the sky and crashes to the ground. Just before a landslide buries the ship, a mysterious creature emerges and disappears into the darkness. Of course, when he tells his story to the sheriff (Charles Drake), John is branded a crackpot. Before long, strange things begin to happen, but will the tide of disbelief turn in time?
  • Universal Classic Monsters Limited Edition Collection – 4K Ultra HD + Digital [4K UHD]
  • Possession Collector’s Edition (1981)
    • After Anna (Isabelle Adjani) reveals to her husband, Mark (Sam Neill), that she is having an affair, she leaves him and their son. Mark is devastated, and seeks out Heinrich (Heinz Bennent), the man who cuckolded him, only to receive a beating. After a series of violent confrontations between Mark and Anna, Mark hires a private investigator to follow her. Anna descends into madness, and it’s soon clear that she is hiding a much bigger secret — one that is both inexplicable and shocking.

Indie Horror Film Releases

Terrifier 2 Gets Theatrical Re-release on November 8th

Terrifier 2, the much buzzed-about sequel to the ultra-gory slasher hit Terrifier, was written and directed by Damien Leone (All Hallow’s Eve). The film marked the next horrifying chapter in the Art the Clown saga; in which the demonic killer, portrayed by David Howard Thornton, returns with a vengeance. Lauren LaVera became a breakout star and fans across the world embraced her as the next Final Girl. Terrifier veteran Samantha Scaffidi reprised her role as Victoria Heyes, and horror icon Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) & professional wrestler Chris Jericho (AEW) made unforgettable cameos that had audiences talking.

“This year has been unlike anything we could have imagined. To see all the love TERRIFIER 2 has received and the excitement this release has inspired from fans new and old, is truly beyond words. As a thank you to them and the many people who worked tirelessly on this release, we want to bring it back to the big screen where it belongs. And more than that, while fans eagerly await the release of TERRIFIER 3 next year, we will be including some special surprises because a year is just too long to wait.”

Damien Leone

Set one year after its predecessor, Terrifier 2 continued the gruesome story of Art the Clown and his insatiable thirst for murder. When a sinister force resurrects Art, his ominous presence returns once more upon the unsuspecting residents of Miles County. Back for another Halloween, Art sets his sights on a teenage girl and her little brother, portrayed by LaVera and Elliott Fullam, respectively, delivering a chilling and relentless tale of horror.

“Terrifier 2’s return to theaters is the perfect farewell to the Halloween season, an event that will have audiences clinging onto their barf bags once again. This exemplifies the pinnacle of horror cinema, an experience that etches itself into memory.”

Brad Miska, Managing Director of Cineverse/Bloody Disgusting

Saturn Bowling – In theaters on September 29 & digital on October 24

Directed by: Patricia Mazuy, Starring: Arieh Worthalter, Achille Reggiani, Y-Lan Lucas, Leïla Muse, Frédéric van den Driessche

When his father dies, Guillaume, a police officer, inherits the family bowling alley and decides to give it to his half-brother Armand. But the gift is cursed, setting off a series of brutal murders. Both brothers find themselves drawn into a demon-filled abyss and will have to face their tainted heritage. Darkness reigns over their world where the only rules are the rules of the hunt.

Horror Roundup Small Business Picks of August ’23

Ginnakae Illustration – Sticker, Pins, & More!

Cryptid Colors – Stickers, Lanyards, & Prints!

Almost Amusing – Enamel Pins!

Jel Design Co. – Handmade Clay Earrings!

‘SAW The Musical: The Unauthorized Parody of Saw’

Ever watched the Saw film franchise and wished people were bursting into song as they decided if they needed their arms? Well, the perfect musical is headed your way. Beginning on September 16, the AMT Theater in NYC will start performances of their new off-broadway title, SAW The Musical: The Unauthorized Parody of Saw.

The musical will be based on the first film in the franchise involving the two characters, Lawrence Gordon and Adam Stanheight, first finding each other. Cast of the musical includes Bart Shatto as Gordon, Adam Parbhoo as Adam, Jill Owen as Amanda/Alli/Jigsaw, and Donnell Johnson as Detective Tapp. Additional cast includes Danny Durr, Gabrielle Goodman, Patrick Voss Davis, James Lynch, Thomas Skea, Morgan Traud, and Jessica Morilak.

The musical will run from September 16, 2023, till January 1, 2024. Tickets are now available to purchase and more information can be found on the official website for the off-broadway parody.

SCREAMBOX Teams with Dark Sky Films for 12 Horror Favorites

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Just in time for the Halloween season, SCREAMBOX has teamed with Dark Sky Films to add a dozen genre favorites to its service. Streaming now, the line-up includes: 

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the indelible triumph from master of horror Tobe Hooper
  • Starry Eyes, a timely body-horror nightmare starring Alex Essoe (Midnight Mass)
  • The Innkeepers, a haunted hotel creeper directed by Ti West (The House of the Devil, X)
  • Hatchet II, Hatchet III, and Victor Crowley, gory slashers with Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Parts VII-X) and a bevy of other horror icons
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Horror Roundup: SAW The Musical, SCREAMBOX & More!
Horror Roundup: SAW The Musical, SCREAMBOX & More!
  • Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf, a practical effects-driven werewolf film 
  • Bliss, a gritty vampire flick starring Dora Madison (Friday Night Lights)
  • Deadgirl, a controversial coming-of-age horror tale starring Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead) and Noah Segan (Knives Out)
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Horror Roundup: SAW The Musical, SCREAMBOX & More!
  • Frankenstein’s Army, a found footage monster movie 
  • Stitches, a killer clown slasher 
  • Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology, an innovative portmanteau conceived on social media
Horror Roundup: SAW The Musical, SCREAMBOX & More!

These titles join SCREAMBOX’s growing library of unique horror content, including RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, Terrifier 2, Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story, The Outwaters, Living with Chucky, Project Wolf Hunting, Creepypasta, Pennywise: The Story of IT, Subspecies V: Bloodrise, and Cube.

Horror Roundup: SAW The Musical, SCREAMBOX & More!

Horror Roundup Book & Comic News

  • Stinetinglers 2 by R.L. Stine (now available!)
    • From R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes ten new stories that are sure to send a shiver down your spine. Two kids embark on a field trip to the zoo…and stumble upon a creature they never expected to meet. A boy makes a machine that puts kids in charge…but at what cost? A child is sure his new house is haunted…but is it just in his head? Each story comes with a personal introduction from Stine himself.
  • Bone Orchard: Tenement #4 by Jeff Lemire (cover art/artist: Andrea Sorrentino, artwork: Dave Stewart) (Releases on September 20)
    • The seven neighbors struggle to make sense of their twisted surroundings as they are confronted by all their worst fears and the terrible inhabitants of the tunnels.
  • Kill More #1 by Scott Bryan Wilson, artwork by Max Fuchs (Releases on September 13)
    • The city of Colonia is suffering from total economic collapse, but worse than the unemployment and urban decay is the skyrocketing homicide rate. Most of the few cops left on the force think it’s just another symptom of the city’s decline, but one detective has a darker theory…that the most depraved killers in the country have all moved here to take advantage of the chaos. As he and his new partner dig deeper into their rapidly growing list of open cases, they’ll find themselves in the crosshairs of a growing group of maniacs who realize that the best way to stay ahead of the cops in a city full of killers…is to kill more. Nothing can prepare you for Lady Facesmasher, The Sufferer, The Obituary Machine—and worse. 
  • Nightmare on One-Sheet: The Art of Graham Humphreys by Graham Humphreys with a foreword by Rob Zombie (Releases on November 14)
    • Following on from Hung, Drawn and Executed, this second volume showcasing the work of Graham Humphreys contains almost 100 new paintings, many of them created during the pandemic.
  • Brain Games – Horror Word Search Puzzles: 70 Puzzles of the Dark and Spooky (Releases on September 15)
  • Sleepaway Camp: Making the Movie and Reigniting the Campfire by Jeff Hayes (Releases on October 24)
    • Longtime official Sleepaway Camp webmaster, writer, and filmmaker Jeff Hayes goes behind the scenes like never before, revealing the development and making of the film, its immediate aftermath, and the more than four decades of fandom since its release. This definitive Sleepaway Camp compendium includes interviews with much of the cast and crew (with many new exclusives), more than 75 production and memorabilia images (including previously unreleased on-set stills), and takes you backstage to the reunions, retro screenings, and convention events that have united fans and reignited interest in this beloved horror tale.
  • The Creepy Cute Goth Coloring Book: 30 Pretty Scary Coloring Pages for Year-Round Fun! by Gaynor Carradice (Releases on October 10)
    • Forget outfits of black on black on black (though those are still in). The goth aesthetic has expanded to include bright colors, pastels, and cute twists on the traditionally macabre mode of expressing yourself. The Creepy Cute Goth Coloring Book takes a page from that direction by providing thirty fun twists on seasonal imagery so you can channel your inner Wednesday Addams while using all the colors in the crayon box—or marker pack or colored pencil bin.

TerrorVision Experience in Times Square, NYC

By itself, Times Square in New York City can be terrifying on its own (looking at you deformed Sonic the Hedgehog) without a haunted house. Similar to last year, Terror has set up a haunt, TerrorVision, in the old Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! building with opening night set for September 14th.

TerrorVision will be an immersive horror experience, told over three narrative attractions, navigating a TV studio nightmare. Unique and almost impossible effects are said to be included in the experiences, such as giant creatures, snow, wind, and much more. It’s one of the largest haunts in New York City with over 20,000 square feet of rooms. Ticket prices begin at $39 and can be bought now.

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