Ash vs. Evil Dead
The San Diego Comic Con is something that I plan on attending every year and without fail plans fall through. The next best thing for me to do is to follow SDCC online like the ravenous nerd that I am. Now that Comic Con is coming to a close this evening, I thought that I would share some of the highlights of the show that were more geared towards the horror side of things for those who weren't there or following it as closely as I was. All of the pictures below are "clickable" if you want to enlarge them for further detail!
American Horror Story
Ryan Murphy and company brought the goods when it came to American Horror Story: Hotel. Still shots (courtesy of FX) were shown that supposedly represent the actual Hotel that will be used during the season. One of the odd things is how rundown the outside of the Hotel looks in contrast to the shiny white renovated look on the inside. Hotel will not feature Jessica Lange as the previous seasons had but will add Lady Gaga to the mix. What wasn't made clear regarding these stills was if they were of the attraction at the Comic Con itself or if they actually represent the Hotel itself from the show...probably a mix of both although I can't really see them using a single story Hotel during the show itself. Also featured is a promotional AHS: Hotel key that was handed out to visitors of this panel.
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Ash vs. Evil Dead was a huge hit at Comic Con this year due to the debut of the first trailer for the show. The trailer features all of the main characters including Raimi regular Lucy Lawless as well as some of the co-stars of the show. We also get a huge sampling of Bruce Campbell returning to the Ash Williams role he made famous so many years ago. I have to say I'm really digging just how sharp and crisp the footage looks and the humor just fucking nails it! Ash vs. Evil Dead premiers on Halloween night on Starz.
If you don't know who Krampus is you are totally missing out on some good ole' Christmas horror. Go ahead and wikipedia that shit while we all sit here and wait......Got it? Yeah so Krampus is like the evil version of Santa or even Santa's evil helper in some lore and Mike Dougherty who brought us the perennial Halloween favorite "Trick 'r Treat" is moving on to bring us a new holiday classic in the form of a Christmas horror film. Krampus was described by Dougherty at Comic Con as a throwback to the 80's similar to Gremlins. No footage has been shared online but was shown at Comic Con and as soon as something official hits I'll be sharing it here. In the meantime check out the bad ass one-sheet that was released at SDCC.
Check back tomorrow for part 2 of the SDCC 2015 Horror Highlights!