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Ghostbusters Director Paul Feig Shares Ecto-1: First Look

by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)

Jumping off the last post, here is the first look at the updated Ecto-1 for the coming Ghostbusters film starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Director Paul Feig (@PaulFeig) tweeted this photo with the hashtag #whattheygonnadrive earlier this morning and upon request also provided a rear view as well, also pictured here sporting the ever familiar logo.

What are you all feeling about the new Ecto-1 look? Personally I feel it captures the look, heaviness and reality this new Ghostbusters film needs to take off beyond being just another cash grab dip into the nostalgia pool. We lose the classic Cadillac look. Gone are the fins for a fresh yet retro inspired take on the Ecto-1. Time will tell if there is any irony to be found in it’s very clear hearse turned ‘buster mobile style. Perhaps Feig is intending to wink harder at death and comedy with a keener eye.

How do these shots of the Ecto-1 make you guys feel? Let us know if you’re just as excited as we are. Furthermore, who ya gonna call?!

[Photos courtesy of Paul Feig’s twitter feed: @PaulFeig]

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday Gets a Release Date

by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)

From the mind of Paul Reubens, everyone’s favorite manic Child-man, innocent and always growing much like his audience. Reubens went on to craft what is arguably one of the most recognizable and beloved characters of children of all ages. 

From his time in the Playhouse to his stint in the Circus, Pee-wee Herman has been delivering the absurd and sometimes blue laughs for going on nearly 40 years. Birthed as a character from his time with The Groundlings, Pee-wee has come a long way and become so much larger than he began. Forever linked to red bow-ties, “If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?!, and Tequila by The Champs, Pee-wee isn’t done yet! 

Coming off an extended hiatus, a healthy Twitter presence (@peeweeherman) and a few stray appearances on various television mediums, Pee-wee comes back with another feature length premiering on Netflix March of 2016. 

Early next year, we will finally re-join Pee-wee in his next adventure Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, directed by Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks, Walk Hard) and written by Reubens himself with Paul Rust (I Love You Beth Cooper, Inglorious Basterds, Comedy Bang! Bang!).

The film plot is vague as of now but what we do know is Pee-wee meets a mysterious stranger and this inspires him to take his first holiday and have what promises to be an ‘epic story of friendship and destiny’.

Again Pee-wee’s Big Holiday premieres March 2016 on Netflix

[Photo and date courtesy of: peewee.com]

Goosebumps Movie Poster: First Look

by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)

Karru Marri Odonna Loma Molonu Karrano. 

You and I are one now, in anticipation of this movie.

If you’re familiar at all with YA horror fiction, you’re certainly aware of the mammoth series penned by R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine), a legend of the lost legend in his own way. Weaving tales of malevolent dummy bent on human slavery, a strange sticky green goo that you best not eat, the danger of piano lessons and even a haunted mask, Stine has manages to capture the minds of children of all ages. The series and the television series it inspired remain a cherished gem in the truly terrifying to this day. 

Now, a stunning twenty-three years later, Goosebumps is coming to the big screen from director Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Gulliver’s Travels) and they’re bringing all of your favorites for what promises to be a hilariously terrifying ride.

Starring Jack Black (High Fidelity, School of Rock) as the author R.L. Stine amplified as well as Dylan Minnette (Lost, Saving Grace) and Odeya Rush (We Are What We Are, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green) as Zach Cooper and Hannah, the daughter of Stine co-incidentally. Together with R.L., the kids have to find a way to recapture the monsters before it’s too late. Zach accidentally released from Stine’s books, where they’re trapped safely, Thanks Zach! 

Rounding out the cast we have Amy Ryan (The Office, Birdman), Jillian Bell (Workaholics, The Master) and Ryan Lee (Super 8).

The monsters featured are many of the old favorites: The Executioner from A Night In Terror Tower, Slappy (Night of the Living Dummy II), giant praying mantises (A Shocker on Shock St.), and so many others I’d rather not spoil. 

 

Goosebumps haunts theaters October 16, 2015, just in time for the Halloween season, but not soon enough.

Thinking about what this series as meant to me and so many others, I’m happy to see it come around again to entertain and terrify and new generation.

[Poster Image courtesy of: comicbook.com (@ComicBookdotcom)]

Welcome to Bizarre States

by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)

Do you have an affinity for the weird, deranged or just plain eerie? This may be the podcast for you. Headed by Nerdist’s own Jessica Chobot [@JessicaChobot] (Nerdist News, IGN, Battle Bots) and Andrew Bowser [@andrewbowser] (Homicide: Life on the Street, The Mother of Invention, Director), Bizarre States formerly Spoooky Shit delves into topics those fearful dare not tread. 

Have you ever considered the benefits of Astral Projection? Felt a bump in the night? Have you ever woken up in the darkness of your bedroom, unable to move, but very certain you were being watched? Have you ever had your palm read? All of these and more come from the daring pair as they talk to guests from all walks of terror. Video game developers, UFOlogists, Paranormal Investigators and even “Readers Stories” from curious enthusiasts like you. 

Drawing on their collective knowledge and curiosity, as well as tangents that border on unrelated topics, however still engaging, this podcasts from the Nerdist camp is sure to delight all, from the deadicated horror fan to the surely doomed horror virgin. 

Bizarre States takes an honest look at all things strange, while maintaining a tongue in cheek playful tone between the two hosts and various guests from all walks of life, afterlife and beyond. Have a listen below to get a taste of what is to come and enjoy something just slightly left of Coast to Coast.

Episode suggestions:

 Ep. 37 – Ashley Troub (Ghost Hunters) – http://bit.ly/1IFu7UX

Ep. 11 – Barbara Crampton (Reanimator, You’re Next) – http://bit.ly/1G3u7YJ

[Photo courtesy of Nerdist: www.nerdist.com]