Junji Ito to get TV production of Uzumaki

Manga artist and comic writer Junji Ito will be getting a TV version of the highly rated Uzumaki comic. Adult swim Toonami, a Cartoon Network program, will produce a miniseries of the popular Ito story.

Vulture reports that the adaptation will be directed by Hiroshi Naghama alongside Production IG USA. Colin Stetson will be composing music for the show. Stetson composed the soundtrack for Hereditary, said Vulture. The show is expected to debut in 2020.

Horror fans will recognize Ito for his works such as Glyceride, The Enigma of Amigara Fault, and the grotesque body horror strip, Gyo. 

Ito’s comic series Uzumaki centers around a teenager named Kirie Goshima along with her boyfriend Shuichi Saito. The story takes place in the town of Kurōzu-cho which translates to Black Vortex Town. The town is cursed by weird spirals that cause people to go insane. It’s up to Kirie and Shuichi to get to the bottom of these spirals and save their town.

You can purchase the complete collection of Uzumaki online with a simple search. Explore some more Junji Ito, especially if you like gross and distrubing stories the affect people that…well didn’t really deserve it. But we’ll leave that up to your judgement.

New Texas Chainsaw Massacre Film in the works

Hollywood is gearing up to resurrect an ongoing film franchise that is undeniably one of the best cult classics in horror.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be getting a new installment. Bloody Disgusting reports that Frede Álvarez will be producing the film. Alvarez has handled films such as Don’t Breathe and the 2013 remake of The Evil DeadThis will be the 9th film in the series.

Texas Chainsaw 3D came out back in 2013. The film was ripped apart by critics chastising it for straying from the original concept of the Hewitt family.  A 2017 installment Leatherface didn’t serve the series any justice either, leaving long time lovers of the franchise vastly empty and disappointed.

Bloody Disgusting further reports that Legendary Entertainment will also be producing a TV series and more films for the franchise. They said that LE could go into a deal with Warner Bros. Studio, the parent company of New Line Films. NLF produced much of the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, said the horror blog.

It will be interesting to see what ways they will approach the franchise. It has gotten different ones of the years. The last two seemed more comical while the ones prior showed a more surreal look into the life of Leatherface. A series could very much bring this franchise upfront in center in a media world that is giving horror a chance on daytime TV.

For now, hold on to your skin and stay away from decrepit looking mansions in the countryside of Texas.

Shocktoberfest: Pennsylvania’s biggest Halloween scream event

 

Sinking Spring is a little town in Berks County with a population of around 4,000 people. Like most Berks County towns, it sits surrounded by vast farmland, trotting horses, and simple Amish Folk. In almost every corner of Berks, you can find a farmer selling fresh produce and dairy products, and beekeepers with the purest golden honey. Drive around on any weekend, and you’ll find a flea market featuring fine Pa. Dutch foods, furniture (which some would argue is the best) and novelty items that tourists empty their pockets for.

But one thing about Berks and most areas in Pennsylvania is how festive and beautiful it is in the Fall season. City folk from New York and New Jersey  flock to see the leaves change. An Indian Summer is a reality here and most of the time, one can see it right out of their own backyard. Especially if you live in the Lehigh Valley which is essentially a howl. We’re surround by hills with trees. The beautiful essence of fall is unavoidable. Nothing is lacking. Pumpkin patches, orchards, and corn mazes are only 30 minutes away in any direction. Enjoy if you ever have the satisfaction of visiting

Like most places, Halloween itself has become a season. Haunted attractions are not limited, and I myself have hit up quite a few. Dorney Park in Allentown has its annual “Halloween Haunt”. Of course you could take a trip to Philadelphia and tour through the Eastern State Penitentiary rumored to be haunted by the tormented souls that dwelled there, or you could stick to the rural parts of the Poconos and go to the Haunted Hotel in Saylorsburg. But if you wanna go really big, go to Shocktoberfest.

A small town with a population of about 4,000 easily has one of the most popular and largest Halloween attractions in the state. Shocktoberfest started out as a simple concept. Patrick Konopelski designed a hayride which then evolved into the Field of Screams, another popular haunted attraction. A few more added attractions later, we have Shoctoberfest. The festival starts in mid-September and features live music, haunted houses, vendors along with food and drinks.

It’s a seasonal amusement park with a new and exciting theme every year that keeps participants on the edge of their seats. Zombies one year, biochemical plants, and even a controversial “Naked and Scared Challenge”are just some of the events you’ll find at Shocktoberfest.

The festival has gained national attention, being voted Third best attraction by US Today and one of the featured haunted attractions in Time Magazine. Popular bands have headlined at the festival in previous years, Korn and Slipknot just to name a few.

Tickets can be a bit on the expensive side, but it is worth all of the amenities you’ll get. Personally, its fair for how large the festival and the accolades it has received. They’ll bring you experiences hard to find anywhere else like the Naked event as well as a torture chamber that pushes everyone’s heights of fear to the limits.

To learn more about the largest Halloween attraction in Pennsylvania, visit https://www.shocktoberfest.com/

Tickets can be purchased on the website.

Horror Sideshow Market Coming to Allentown Pennsylvania

It’s not quite Halloween yet. But that’s not keeping horror fans away. The Horror Sideshow Market will be in Allentown from June 8th to the 9th in the Allentown Merchant Square venue. The event is brought to you by Ryan Scott Weber from NJ Horror Con.

The market will feature two days of special guests including Tom Moran who played Michael Myers in the 1978 cult classic Halloween, as well as a cosplay contest. The winner will receive merchandise from vendors and a chance to attend NJ Horror Con.

The event will take place from 10 am to 5pm both days.

In addition to guests and contests, there will be vendors, shopping, artists, and more.

Tickets will be $5 at the door, or you can purchase them online ahead of time:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/horror-sideshow-market-tickets-tickets-53301474144