Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Unleash A Limited Edition Krampus Statue: "...legendary HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Direct are announcing an all-new limited edition statue of Krampus. Statues are limited in quantity to just 500 and available now for pre-order.

  • Hellboy Krampus Statue – Mantic Series!

Price: $179.99

This limited edition statue is based on 2017’s Eisner Award-winning Hellboy: Krampusnacht, the one-shot comic book by creator Mike Mignola and artist Adam Hughes. In 2019 it was then turned into an exclusive, unpainted, mini-figure for Mantic’s Hellboy: The Board Game, as a limited-time expansion. Standing approximately 12.25 inches tall from horn tip to the creaky floor board base, Krampus is crouched atop a cabinet of skulls ready to make mischief for Hellboy.

“Working with our good friends at Mantic and Level 52 Studios, we’ve enlarged and meticulously painted Hellboy’s favorite yule goat in gorey detail,” said Dark Horse Direct Director of eCommerce, Melissa Lomax. “This festive and eerie statue begs to adorn your mantle year round. Celebrate being on the naughty list this year and pre-order today before it descends back into the depths beyond!”

Hellboy Krampus Statue – Mantic Series is available for pre-order.

The statues are available for pre-order for for $179.99 and are expected to ship late next fall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity.  For more information about the Hellboy Universe, follow Dark Horse Comics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Village Roadshow Pictures and Brillstein Entertainment Partners Announce the 13th Edition of the BloodList: "Village Roadshow Pictures (VRP) and Brillstein Entertainment Partners announced today the screenplays chosen for this year’s BloodList, the 13th edition of the listing of unproduced dark genre screenplays and pilots. In addition to highlighting this fresh group of talented writers and creatives, VRP and Brillstein have chosen both ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS by Casey Giltner and ZERO FEET AWAY by Jose Nateras to develop as feature film projects, the ultimate honor for submitting a work for consideration for the list.

“We’re honored to support the Fresh Blood initiative as it sources and provides a platform for new, undiscovered talent. We’re excited to present this year’s selections: thirteen chilling projects that we feel represent the future of genre, defined by inclusivity, vitality and relevance,” stated VRP’s EVPs of Feature Film, Jillian Apfelbaum and Tristen Tuckfield.

“The first BloodList was just a word doc, compiled on a horror tracking board I ran, less than a year out of college. Over the past 12 years, it has evolved into a real way of discovering new talent in the horror genre. Now via our Fresh Blood Initiative and with our partners at Village Roadshow Pictures, we are able to produce some of the incredible projects that are selected for the list,” said Kailey Marsh, creator of the BloodList and literary manager and producer at Brillstein.

Along with Marsh, Apfelbaum and Tuckfield will oversee the BloodList producing slate that also includes Raj Balu’s LITTLE INDIA, a selection from 2020 Fresh Blood competition that will also be produced by Christian Taylor of Taylor Lane Productions. In addition to ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS by Casey Giltner and ZERO FEET AWAY by Jose Nateras being developed by VRP and Brillstein, the following projects have been selected to populate this year’s list.

The Fresh Blood projects are available to read via BloodList.com.

(in alphabetical order)

Project: BOSQUE (Pilot)
Writer: Eleni Rivera-Colon
Logline: A Puerto Rican-American woman struggling to care for her ill mother begins to encounter a monster manifested by her trauma and grief, as the secrets of her childhood come to light.
Genre: Thriller / Horror

Project: DIRT
Writer: Baakal Geleta
Logline: A laborer, struggling with his sexuality, takes a job at a remote industrial disaster helping an old recluse and finds that the job begins to consume him.
Genre: Horror

Writer: Aaron Edwards
Logline: In a near-future dominated by a corrupt human augmentation industry, a Chicago detective and a desperate CEO’s right-hand man strike an uneasy partnership to break the system.
Genre: Sci-Fi / Thriller

Writer: Morris Long
Logline: While terrorizing a picaresque Taiwanese village, a ruthless serial killer finds his world collapsing after his latest victim, an occultist witch, places a curse on his hometown; now he must find a way to unravel her spell and evade the authorities—all while a Satanic apocalypse descends on his pastoral, mountainside hamlet.
Genre: Horror / Supernatural

Writer: Tal Gantz
Logline: When a physics student discovers that his own body was found in a 19th century grave, he must solve a sinister time-travel mystery before his fate catches up with him.
Genre: Horror

Writers: Katherine Botts & Mischa Marcus
Logline: After the suicide of her Jewish husband, an unfaithful widow must confront her sins, which have attracted a violent demon who threatens her and the other mourners as they sit shiva over seven days of escalating terror.
Genre: Contained Horror

Project: I KNEW YOU ONCE (Short Story)
Writer: Vanessa Branch
Logline: When her childhood crush resurfaces in town, a reclusive woman hopes for a possible reunion unaware of her beloved, former classmate's homicidal tendencies.
Genre: Thriller

Writer: John Thomas Kelley

Logline: A liability insurance adjuster (tasked with sizing and discovering the cause of fatal industrial accidents) finds himself unraveling as he is faced with a mounting number of horrific cases that cannot be explained.
Genre: Horror / Thriller

Project: MOONRISE (Pilot)
Writer: Rebekah Mueller
Logline: Within a global corporation bent on exploiting the untold wealth that vampires and other creatures provide, a driven scientist and a vampire held against their will must come together to uncover greater corrupting forces.
Genre: Sci-Fi / Thriller / Dark Fantasy

Writer: Casey Giltner
Logline: When a little girl begins receiving mysterious Christmas presents, her parents realize the gifts have a sinister intent, coinciding with "The 12 Days of Christmas."
Genre: Holiday / Home-Invasion / Slasher

Writer: Haley Bartels
Logline: After a series of unnatural killings roils a peaceful New York hamlet, an earnest small- town detective is thrown headfirst into the mystery. But complications ensue when his wife begins an investigation of her own – one that focuses on the occult, and places her increasingly at odds with her husband. Inspired by the iconic horror novella of the same name.
Genre: Elevated Indie Horror

Writer: Joseph Britz
Logline: On the eve of the millennium, a group of friends are terrorized by a killer who isn't ready to let go of the Nineties just yet.
Genre: Horror / Comedy

Writer: Jose Nateras
Logline: A young man’s love life is complicated by his identity as a gay, Mexican-American, Werewolf, while his actual life is put in danger by a mysterious serial killer who seems to be zeroing in on him using a location based hook-up app.
Genre: Horror / Comedy

BloodList was created originally in 2009 by literary manager and producer at Brillstein, Kailey Marsh. For this 13th edition, the reading and tracking service Coverfly was utilized alongside the VRP and BloodList execs to help vet the more than 1,200 submissions received. Past BloodList films include THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, HIS HOUSE, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, BLACK SWAN, BIRD BOX, THE SHALLOWS, and WARM BODIES."

To learn more, visit: https://www.bloodlist.com/the-lists/2021-bloodlist/


Toho Teams Up with Mondo & Alamo Drafthouse for Godzilla Day: "Toho International, Inc. is proud to announce a series of one-of-a-kind experiences fit for the King of Monsters to celebrate its 67th birthday. Godzilla’s long history continues to shape worldwide pop culture and festivities this year aimed to engage fans new and old to roll out beginning Nov. 3, the date the first film premiered in 1954.

Austin-based movie theater company Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, in association with Janus Films, will exclusively host a coast-to-coast world premiere of the long-anticipated 4K remastering of the classic 1954 “Godzilla” film. The screenings will be held at over two dozen locations across the U.S. including flagship theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and will mark 67 years since Godzilla’s first appearance in Toho’s “Gojira,” the classic monster movie widely regarded as a masterpiece that continues to shape the course of worldwide pop culture. In addition, throughout the first half of November, Alamo Drafthouse will screen fan-favorite kaiju classics “Godzilla vs. Hedorah,” “Shin Godzilla,” and a double feature of two Heisei era classics that have never been shown theatrically in North America.

To keep the birthday buzz going, Toho Int. has teamed up with Mondo, Super7, Kinokuniya, and the official Godzilla Shop on Amazon to offer fans exciting new Godzilla merchandise. Fans can also tune in to Toho’s Official Godzilla YouTube Channel for all-new content, including the 1978 “Godzilla” animated series, “Godziban” puppet show, and new original “Godzilla Chomp” documentary series premiering soon.

Alamo Drafthouse Godzilla Film Screenings

On Godzilla’s birthday, November 3, Alamo Drafthouse locations from coast-to-coast will exclusively premiere the long-anticipated 4K restoration of “Godzilla.” The newly-restored film has not yet screened in Japan or the U.S., making the November 3rd screenings a worldwide premiere.

From November 5-11, the Godzilla birthday festivities continue at select Alamo Drafthouse locations with a 50th anniversary screening of one of Godzilla’s strangest adventures ever, “Godzilla vs. Hedorah,” as well as 2016’s critically-acclaimed “Shin Godzilla.” Then, beginning the week of November 12th, select Alamo Drafthouse locations will present a must-see double feature spectacular – two classics of the Heisei era never before seen in American cinemas:

  • 1984’s “The Return of Godzilla,” the kickoff to the Heisei era and a direct sequel to “Gojira,” which was heavily re-edited and released in the United States as “Godzilla 1985.” The release of the original Japanese version has never been officially screened on U.S. grounds.
  • 1989’s “Godzilla vs. Biollante,” which only received a direct-to-video release in the U.S. has never received an official release in American theaters. 

“Godzilla continues its reign as King of the Monsters, transcending mere entertainment icons and embodying emotions and social issues reflective of the times,” said Keiji Ota, Chief Godzilla Officer. “It is timely that we introduce the world to this first 4K version of the original Godzilla film to honor the legacy of this globally recognized symbol to the strongest fanbase in the world.”

“Toho’s enduring cast of kaiju creations have been lighting up Alamo Drafthouse screens for almost 25 years, so we were honored to help plan Godzilla’s birthday party,” says John Smith, Senior Film Programmer for Alamo Drafthouse. “It’s been a thrill to partner with Toho on the 4K premiere and our Happy Birthday, Godzilla deep dive into some of the best work that Toho has ever produced.”

Tickets for all films can be purchased at www.drafthouse.com and participating Alamo Drafthouse theaters starting Wednesday, October 6. For a complete list of theater locations, dates and timing, visit the Alamo Drafthouse website (participating theaters are subject to change).

Godzilla AR Experience

For the first time ever, an augmented reality experience will be created for the original 1954 Godzilla character. Fans download the AR experience on their mobile device using the QR code available atGodzilla.com and Alamo Drafthouse locations. Share photos using the hashtag #GodzillaDay. 


Pop culture collectibles brand Mondo has kicked off its “Godzilla Week” festivities with the release of several exciting new products, including Godzilla and Hedorah Sofubis, the latest addition to their “Godzilla Museum” statue line, and more. The company also plans to announce several top secret additions to its Toho Collection on November 3, including the beginning of its tribute to the Heisei series, with The Return Of Godzilla’s soundtrack pressed on vinyl.

Kinokuniya Bookstores of America

Continuing their successful “Godzilla Invasion” campaign nationwide, Kinokuniya Bookstores of America will once again offer fans access to a myriad of Godzilla merchandise, including items available exclusively from the official Godzilla Store in Japan. Originally established in Japan, Kinokuniya USA has been considered the prime location for enthusiasts of "otaku" culture in America since the US branch's founding in 1969. Whether shopping for premium Godzilla products or comparable franchises, Kinokuniya USA offers a great selection of English and Japanese books, manga, gift items, and high-quality stationery since the branch's founding in 1969.

Fans can head to the Godzilla YouTube Channel now to watch episodes of the “Godzilla” 1978 series, with new episodes dropping weekly on Mondays, along with “Godziban” episodes dropping weekly on Fridays.

For regular brand updates, stay tuned on the official Godzilla website Godzilla.com, Instagram@godzilla_toho, Twitter @toho_godzilla and YouTube Channel GodzillaToho. #GodzillaDay"


On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Discovery: "The biggest breakthrough in the search for Sasquatch has just been found in Northern Washington. Documentarian Seth Breedlove heads to the Olympic Peninsula where he finds the Olympic Project: a Bigfoot research group who have found the best evidence for the existence of the creature. Breedlove and members of the Olympic Project head deep into the forests of the Pacific Northwest to learn more about the infamous “Nest Site”. The nests may hold the key to understanding what people are encountering around the United States. Along the way they find that the evidence they seek might not be the only thing waiting for them in the shadowy woods…"

Arriving  Tuesday, November 16, on VOD from 1091 Pictures


Film Mode Entertainment and Well Go USA Scare up North American Deal on Spine-tingling Horror/Thriller They Crawl Beneath: "Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment (FME) is thrilled to announce the North American sale of new hair-raising horror/thriller, They Crawl Beneath, to Well Go USA. The film stars Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer, Gone) and Joseph Almani (Law of Attraction) and is directed by Dale Fabrigar, produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis, executive produced by Kevin Goetz and co-executive produced by Stephen Hornyak and Neil Goetz. FME will be showing first-look footage to buyers during AFM.

“Kevin and Suzanne have produced a phenomenally entertaining film. There is no better partner than Doris and her team at Well Go to bring this wild ride to audiences,” said Epstein.

“We’re very excited to team up with FME to bring this film to North American audiences,” said Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO at Well Go USA. “They have a knack for bringing innovative new stories to life for audiences worldwide, and this weaving of creature feature horror with a disaster-thriller backdrop undoubtedly positions ‘They Crawl Beneath’ as an engaging, nail-biting entry to the horror genre.”

“We could not be more thrilled to partner with both Well Go USA and Film Mode Entertainment on our movie. Both of these companies have exceptional track records when it comes to marketing and distributing high-octane genre pictures,” says Goetz.

They Crawl Beneath follows Danny (Joseph Almani), a young cop working on his Uncle Bill's (Michael Pare) classic vintage car on a secluded ranch when a major earthquake hits. Uncle Bill is crushed, and Danny becomes trapped under the car, creating a claustrophobic nightmare. The situation intensifies when something horrifying emerges out of the cracks in the ground that leaves Danny fighting for his life.

They Crawl Beneath is a prime example of Film Mode Entertainment’s continual commitment to working on projects and representing films that successfully elevate the genre bar and offer global audiences a fresh, innovative take on some of the most trusted and in-demand genres in the industry.

They Crawl Beneath is set for release in 2022 with Well Go USA.

Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world on the film."