This is the week for Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans. Volume 2 of MST3K will be re-released on DVD on May 24th and pre-order for this item is available now at Shout! Factory. Also in this round-up: No Place For the Living Kickstarter info and Conan the Slayer #1 release details.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two DVD: Press Release: "It's Mystery Science Theater 3000, America's only television show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth. On May 24th, 2016, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two is back in print and better than ever! In addition to the episodes Cave Dwellers, Pod PeopleAngels Revenge and the Shorts Collection Volume 1Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two also includes the MST Hour wraps for Cave Dwellers and Pod People. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two brings us Cave Dwellers, in which an evil overlord seeking knowledge of a powerful weapon imprisons a wise man, and Ator the barbarian and his pals come to the rescue; Pod People, the tale of a little boy, his pet alien Trumpy, and the alien mother who will stop at nothing to reclaim her son; Angels Revenge, the story of seven beauties who form a paramilitary vigilante squad to shut down a gang that is selling drugs to teens; and Shorts Collection Volume 1, featuring The Home Economics Story, Junior Rodeo Daredevils, Body Care & Grooming, Cheating, A Date With Your Family, Why Study Industrial Arts? and Chicken of Tomorrow.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume II Bonus Feature

  • MST Hour Wraps for Cave Dwellers and Pod People"


No Place For the Living: Press Release: "NO PLACE FOR THE LIVING will chronicle the true account of the life and strange obsessions of ‘Count' Carl Von Cosel, who authorities discovered had lived with the corpse of Elena Hoyos for seven years. Von Cosel claimed to be in communication with her spirit and, like a latter-day Dr. Frankenstein, was convinced he could use groundbreaking scientific methods to bring her back to life. When the world learned the truth, their macabre “relationship” became a media sensation, now forgotten.

The feature documentary film proposed, envisioned and directed by Ronni Thomas (award-winning short, WALTER POTTER: THE MAN WHO MARRIED KITTENS, web series The Midnight Archive, and producer of the Ramone’s doc HEY IS DEE DEE HOME?), will be developed in collaboration with the esteemed Morbid Anatomy Museum, where Thomas is filmmaker-in-residence. Thomas is seeking $50,000 in funding for the film through a Kickstarter campaign scheduled to run March 28th through April 26th, 2016.

“The idea is not only to tell this bizarre story but to understand it as well,” said filmmaker Ronni Thomas. “I want to make a film that challenges viewers to accept and even like Von Cosel, the way the world did when they first heard his story.”

NO PLACE FOR THE LIVING will feature experts including Key West historians, authorities on the occult, artists and psychologists to provide insight into Von Cosel’s story as it connects to the age-old conflict between science and spirituality that has absorbed mankind to this very day. Taking inspiration from the poetic dreamscapes of filmmakers like Tim Burton and David Lynch, Thomas will tell the Ed Wood-Like story of Carl Von Cosel and his sensational tale of macabre matrimony with the help of artfully made puppets used to reenact key moments of his life, as described in detail in Von Cosel’s own published journal.

“Puppetry is the art of animating the inanimate, making it the perfect approach for a story like this,” said Thomas. “Von Cosel not only pulled the strings on a physical corpse he was trying to reanimate but metaphorically he pulled everyone’s strings, manipulating Hoyos’ family, the justice system, even public opinion.”

Working alongside Thomas to bring this story to life are puppeteer Robin Frohardt, special FX designer Shane Morton and his Silver Scream FX lab, and composer Stephen Coates (lead singer, The Real Tuesday Weld). Among our list of specialists who have jumped to the occasion to discuss this captivating window into the wayward are true crime author Harold Schechter, occult expert Mitch Horowitz, TV’s ODDITIES co-star Evan Michaelson, … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead frontman Conrad Keely, and author of Von Cosel’s biography, Tom Swicegood. The film will feature narration from Von Cosel’s journal read by celebrated indie filmmaker Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL).

You can find the Kickstarter page HERE and a link to our pitch video HERE"


Conan the Slayer: Press Release: "FOR EMERALD CITY COMIC CON: Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce that Eisner Award–nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, Deadpool & the Mercs for Money, Uncanny X-Men, Aquaman, Sinestro) will team up with Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) for Conan the Slayer.
In the first issue of this pulse-pounding new series, Conan finds himself in uncharted territory—on the run!

Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?

Conan the Slayer #1 is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, as well as an action-packed adventure heavily rooted in Robert E. Howard’s original tales for devoted fans.

Conan the Slayer #1 will feature a cover and a variant cover by comics superstars Lee Bermejo and Mark Schultz! Conan’s newest adventures begin on July 13. Preorder your copy today at your local favorite comic shop."

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).