Connect with us

Celebs

Wolfman’s Got Nards Documentary Trailer Celebrates Monster Squad Legacy

Published

on

Wolfman’s Got Nards Documentary Trailer Celebrates Monster Squad Legacy

The Monster Squad was a box office bomb when it originally hit theaters in 1987, making around $4 million at the box office. Critics bashed the movie and it seemed like its fate had been sealed right then and there. However, over the years, kids started to discover the movie at the video store and then later on VHS tapes ripped from HBO that started to get traded around. As the years went on, Monster Squad developed a hardcore cult following, which is now the subject of the new documentary entitled Wolfman’s Got Nards.

For those who know, Wolfman’s Got Nards is one of the most quotable lines from 1980s cinema. The line was delivered by Horace, who was played by the late Brent Chalem, after he makes Carl Thibault’s Wolfman fall over in pain by kicking him in the groin. Monster Squad uses the classic Universal horror films lineup of villains including Count Dracula, the Mummy, Gillman, and the Wolfman. According to Andre Gower, who played one of the kids in movie and set out to make the documentary, the film was originally going to be called Squad Doc, but was later changed to the better title that it has now.

Andre Gower was only 13-years old when he played Sean Crenshaw in Monster Squad. He was originally disappointed by the box office earnings of the movie, but was later elated to learn that there was a cult following for the children’s horror movie. Journalist Eric Vespe organized a Monster Squad reunion for Alamo Drafthouse 12 years ago and the response was surprising to all in involved, leading to two sold out showings. This gave Gower the initial idea to make the Wolfman’s Got Nards documentary and he sought to track down fans as well as the rest of the cast and crew.

Monster Squad was directed and written by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps) and was co-written by Shane Black (The Predator, Iron Man 3). Black was excited to take part in the interview process, but Dekker took a lot of convincing. It wasn’t until Andre Gower sent him a 30-minute cut of fans explaining what the movie means to them that he finally changed his mind. After Dekker saw the initial cut of Wolfman’s Got Nards, he immediately signed on and gave a lengthy interview about Monster Squad, which is his favorite film that he’s ever made.

Andre Gower is quick to note that he did not want to make Wolfman’s Got Nards about his personal experience about working on the movie, while also stating that he did not want to make a traditional making-of documentary. Instead, Gower wanted to have the film about the cult of Monster Squad, showcasing the fans and sharing their stories that are tied to the cult favorite. The love of the movie is evident in the short trailer that you can watch below, thanks to the Wolfman’s Got Nards Documentary YouTube channel.

Advertisement
Comments

Celebs

New Goosebumps 2 Trailer Has Deadly Gummy Bears Out for Delicious Revenge

Published

on

By

New Goosebumps 2 Trailer Has Deadly Gummy Bears Out for Delicious Revenge

Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween is bringing Gummy Bears into the children’s horror genre and they’re ready to wreak some havoc this Halloween. The loveable candy bears have been shown in the promotional material before, but they are highlighted in the latest trailer for the upcoming sequel, as they viciously attack Jeremy Ray Taylor and Caleel Harris. As it turns out, these Gummy Bears don’t appreciate it when someone eats half of their family in one handful, making them combine to create giant terrifyingly cute monsters that are ready to exact their revenge.

Along with the new trailer for Goosebumps 2, the box office estimations are in as well. The lack of Jack Black is looking like it will have a pretty dramatic effect on opening weekend, and no amount of man-eating Gummy Bears is going to change that. The film opens on October 12th, just one week after Venom and is currently tracking at around a $14 million debut. If accurate, the sequel will be taking in nearly $10 million less than its predecessor.

There is still speculation that Jack Black will show up for at least a cameo in Goosebumps 2, but if he is, now would be a good time to at least tease that he’ll be back. The first film was a box office success thanks to the power of R.L. Stine’s source material and the star power of Black. With the absence of Black, some have already criticized the sequel for looking generic, while others will argue that it looks even scarier than the first installment. In the end, it doesn’t look like Goosebumps 2 will come close to the success of the first installment.

While it looks like Jack Black will not be in Goosebumps 2, he is starring in another children’s horror movie, The House With A Clock in Its Walls, which hits theaters today. The movie is partnered up with a special 3D screening of Michael Jackson’s Thriller at select IMAX theaters in an effort to boost ticket sales. The House With A Clock in Its Walls seems to have a bit of an edge over the Goosebumps sequel and it will be interesting to see how the two films end up at the box office in the coming weeks.

Gummy Bears coming to life and turning into giant vicious creatures is a pretty good marketing angle, but it looks like Goosebumps 2 is going to need a lot more than evil candy treats to score at the box office. With that being said, the sequel does actually look better than the original from a visual effects standpoint, and it looks like it’s taking everything from the Halloween store to bring it to life, which looks like a lot of fun. While we wait for Goosebumps 2 to hit theaters, you can watch the latest trailer below, thanks to the Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube channel.

Continue Reading

Celebs

Blumhouse’s Thriller Trailer Turns a Childhood Prank Into a Nightmare

Published

on

By

Blumhouse’s Thriller Trailer Turns a Childhood Prank Into a Nightmare

 

Blumhouse is going all in on its winning barebones production formula with the cheap-looking Thriller, which makes it extra scary by default. Its loose production values add a certain aura to this haunting tale that you would never get with a big budget horror project. Oh, and we should mention, since it’s returning to theaters today, this has nothing to do with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which is playing in 3D alongside The House With a Clock in Its Walls.

Thriller is the latest low budget creeper from Blumhouse, who are gearing up to release the much more high profile Halloween sequel in theaters next month. Dallas Jackson directs Thriller, which tells of a childhood prank gone horribly wrong. You get to see that prank happen here, and the outcome will definitely turn your stomach. The dollar store production aesthetic adds a sense of realism that comes across like a snuff film.

Thriller tells the tale of a shy young man named Chauncey Page. He winds up in juvenile hall after he accidentally kills a young woman during a cruel prank being played on him. Once released from jail, he returns home to seek his revenge.

Jason Woods is playing Chauncey as a new kind of slasher stalker, who is yearning to get the blood of his tormentors all over his soft hands. His group of tormentors are now all in high school, getting ready for the big Homecoming dance. Dressed in nothing but a hoodie and a menacing stare, Chauncey goes through the group, picking them off one by one with glee and abandon. He’s a bad dude. And he’s down right terrifying.

Jason Woods is joined in this fine ensemble by Mykelti Williamson, perhaps best known as Bubba in Forrest Gump. Also along for this wicked ride are The Wu Tang Clan’s RZA (Ghost Dog), Jessica Allain, (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), Tequan Richmond (Ray), Paige Hurd (A Girl Like Grace), Chelsea Rendon (Bright), Mitchell Edwards (The First Purge), Pepi Sonuga (Ash Vs. Evil Dead), Maestro Harrell (Ali) and Michael Ocampo (Shooter).

Thriller doesn’t have a set release date just yet. It could even get a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release before Halloween, if Blumhouse plays its cards right. The movie is set to premiere this weekend at the LA Film Festival. You can check out the first spooky trailer from Deadline Youtube. We also have a look at Chauney in his menacing hood as part of the poster art.

Continue Reading

Celebs

Japanese Aquaman Trailer Goes All in on Epic Underwater War

Published

on

By

Japanese Aquaman Trailer Goes All in on Epic Underwater War

Aquaman is now three months away from opening in theaters and Warner Bros. and DC Films are starting to ramp up the promotional campaign. Jason Momoa returns to his Arthur Curry role for the first standalone film for the aquatic superhero, who often ends up at the butt of the joke. Momoa and director James Wan are hoping to take Curry and bring a cool edge that has not been present in the comic books or previous animated shows. While it’s too early to tell if they succeeded on their “make Aquaman cool mission,” they certainly packed a lot of underwater action into the international trailer.

The first trailer for Aquaman was shown to an enthusiastic audience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The trailer was released online simultaneously and DC fans were generally pretty happy with what they saw. However, the lucky attendees were treated to some more footage, which has gone on to reach almost mythical status, like last year’s Infinity War footage that was shown off at the D23 Expo and Comic-Con. The recently released Japanese trailer is pretty similar to the North American version, but it adds some more battle action, which is certainly welcome.

Aquaman will be the first DC film released after the disastrous Justice League, so it has a lot riding on its shoulders. Early Aquaman reactions to the movie have been positive, with more than a few people comparing it to a Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One movie. While the early reactions weren’t overwhelmingly positive, hopes are still high that Jason Momoa and James Wan have crafted something on par with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, which has been the greatest success out of the DCEU thus far.

Talks of an Aquaman movie started as far back as 2004, but several plans fell through over the years. It wasn’t until 2014 when Warner Bros. and DC Films started actively putting the film into development with Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad brought on to write two completely different scripts. In the end, Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Beall, Geoff Johns, and James Wan had a hand in crafting the story and tweaking the screenplay. Wan was brought in to direct the film in 2015 while Jason Momoa took on the lead role in 2014.

Aquaman swims into theaters on December 21st after getting pushed back a few times. The movie was originally going to come out in July, but was later pushed back to October, and finally to December. It’s too early to tell what the movie will bring in at the box office, but if the reviews are positive, Aquaman could end up making Warner Bros. and DC Films a ton of cash. But, if the reviews are negative, they could sink the box office for Arthur Curry’s first standalone film. You can watch the international version of the Aquaman trailer below, provided by the Japanese Warner Bros. YouTube channel.

Continue Reading

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending Stories

Featured Articles

Trending