On April 1st on the El Rey Network, April Fool's Day will be April Ghouls Day. El Rey's "April Ghouls" marathon will feature Critters 1–4, Ghouls, and Ghoulies 1 & 2. Also in this round-up: a new Hellraiser III Pinhead figure from Mezco Toyz, cover art and preview pages for She Wolf #1, and highlights from American Gothic Press' panel at WonderCon 2016.
April Ghouls Marathon: Press Release: "April will be creeping up on you with El Rey Network's "April Ghouls" marathon!
This marathon is no joke - El Rey Network will be crawling under your skin this April Fool's Day with the classic CRITTERS and GHOULIES series, as well as the recent release GHOULS. The marathon of mini-monsters will begin on Friday, April 1st at 4:00 PM ET/PT, and will nibble at your soul throughout the weekend until it ends on April 3rd.
You know what they say... April growlers bring May blood showers.
El Rey Network's April Ghouls Film Schedule:
Friday, April 1st
4:00 PM ET/PT - "GHOULIES"
5:30 PM ET/PT - "GHOULIES 2"
7:00 PM ET/PT - "CRITTERS"
9:00 PM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 2"
11:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 3"
1:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 4"
3:00 AM ET/PT - "GHOULIES"
4:30 AM ET/PT - "GHOULIES 2"
Saturday, April 2nd
6:00 AM ET/PT - "GHOULS"
8:00 AM ET/PT - "GHOULIES 2"
9:30 AM ET/PT - "GHOULIES"
11:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS"
1:00 PM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 2"
3:00 PM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 3"
5:00 PM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 4"
7:00 PM ET/PT - "GHOULIES"
8:30 PM ET/PT - "GHOULIES 2"
10:00 PM ET/PT - "CRITTERS"
12:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 2"
2:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 3"
4:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 4"
Sunday, April 3rd
6:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 4"
8:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 3"
10:00 AM ET/PT - "CRITTERS 2"
12:00 PM ET/PT - "CRITTERS"
2:00 PM ET/PT - "GHOULS"
A race of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.
CRITTERS 2 (1988)
Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the next neighboring town.
CRITTERS 3 (1991)
The tiny fur ball aliens that will eat anything or anyone set their sights on a Los Angeles apartment tower.
CRITTERS 4 (1992)
After being cryogenically frozen and waking up on a space station in the near future, the Critters aim to have the unwitting crew for lunch.
A college student returns with her father to his home country only to discover her family holds a dark secret that involves her.
A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.
GHOULIES 2 (1988)
The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions."
Hellraiser III Figure: Press Release: "Deep from within the dimension of eternal torments comes the High Priest of Hell himself: Pinhead.
Mezco brings the leader of the Cenobites into our realm with an exquisite 12-inch figure and the cries of the damned rage loudly with anticipation.
Pinhead's detailed portrait sculpture captures each grid scar and nail of his infamous visage. Looking into the eyes of the figure, one can almost feel his insatiable craving for souls.
Great care has been paid to each detail of Pinhead's attire. His vestments perfectly capture the look from the legendary film. The flayed portions of Pinhead's flesh bear witness to his suffering with a realistic wet-look finish. His sacred instruments, a trio of blades, dangle from his holy robes.
The figure comes complete with two sets of hands: one set to hold the included Lament Configuration for summoning the Cenobites, and a second set to wield his instruments of transformation.
Pinhead features seven points of articulation and is packaged in a specially die-cut collector friendly window box that highlights his grotesque beauty.
Pinhead brings Hell to Earth in September / October.
Are you prepared for the rapturous torments that await?
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She Wolf #1: Press Release: "SHE WOLF, by fan-favorite cartoonist Rich Tommaso (DARK CORRIDOR) will lead the pack this June with a chilling, fever-dream mystery that will keep fans hooked from page one.
A surreal exploration in horror, SHE WOLF follows a teenage girl who believes she's been bitten by a savage werewolf. Soon after, she begins to experience feverish nightmares that seamlessly bleed into her everyday reality.
"This is the most surreal thing I've ever written—a horror tale about a teenage werewolf who uses witchcraft to become a higher level of a demon," said Tommaso. "The backdrop is Sparta, New Jersey—where I grew up during the wild '80s. As strange as this story is, the tiny parts that ARE autobiographical are more vivid blended into this mysterious world than some of the 100% straight-auto-bio comics I've done in the past."
SHE WOLF #1 (Diamond Code APR160661) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, June 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, May 30th."
American Gothic Press at WonderCon: Press Release: "March 25th, 2016—Los Angeles, CA — At their first ever WonderCon panel, American Gothic Press was excited to take the stage and talk about the monumental first year they've had with titles like GUNSUITS, BROKEN MOON, PROJECT NEMESIS, MONSTER WORLD, and the more recent success in IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES.
The discussion then focused on the upcoming action title KILLBOX, with writer Tom Riordan and artist Nathan Gooden on hand to talk about the process and the decision to keep the comic in black and white. They revealed the cover of the upcoming third issue (see below). The comic drops April 20th, 2016.
After KILLBOX, the conversation switched to LOST IN SPACE, with a discussion of both the current story arc "The Curious Galactics" and the upcoming "Malice in Wonderland" (LOST IN SPACE #4-6). It was announced that colorist and cover artist Patrick McEvoy will be taking over art duties for the second arc.
The discussion then focused on the upcoming TALES FROM THE ACKERMANSION Kickstarter launching in May. To celebrate Forrest J Ackerman's 100th birthday later this year, Famous Monsters of Filmland is putting together a graphic anthology to honor their founder. The list of contributors so far includes Kirk Hammett, Ray Fawkes, John 5, Richard Christian Matheson, Dan DiDio, Matt Frank, Christian DiBari, Charlie Benante, Juan Ferreyra, Darick Robertson, Bob Eggleton, Ben Meares, David Weiner, Holly Interlandi, Joe Moe, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Travis Williams, Dave Kelly, Trevor Goring, Buzz Dixon, Mark L. Miller, Jim Terry, Jonathan La Mantia, Lara Antal, Victoria Lau, and Patrick McEvoy.
Looking towards the future, the cover for ISLAND 731 by Jeremy Robinson and Kane Gilmour was debuted, illustrated by Jeff Zornow. The first issue solicits in May 2016.
GUNSUITS will return later this year with GUNSUITS: ALIX, a one-shot with Philip Kim,Holly Interlandi, and Dennis Calero as the creative team.
Finally, it was announced that BROKEN MOON will also be returning, with Nat Jones returning on art duties. The cover was shown, featuring a sinister looking Gill-Creature.