Twisted Trails, located in Wilmington Ohio, has made the decision to cancel their 2020 season in light of the continued Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement was made this afternoon on the haunt's facebook page.
Hello Haunters, from everyone at Twisted Trails we would like to thank you all for making our first year such a memorable one! We have been closely monitoring all recommendations from Gov. DeWine, The Ohio Health Department, and other governing officials regarding operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to best protect the health of our staff, volunteers and guests, we have decided to cancel our 2020 haunt. Stay safe and we look forward to scaring you in the future!
Twisted Trails won Haunted House Tour's 2019 award for Best Outdoor Haunt.
It's with sad feeling today that we learned Asylum Scream Park has announced it is closing permanently.
The Asylum Haunted Scream Park is closing for good, and there’s nothing we can do to change that. It was not due to the CoronaVirus, but rather was a business decision.
Asylum featured one of the Tri-State's best outdoor haunted trails as well as memorable interactive, plot-driven haunt experience called Zombie City - unlike anything else we've encountered on our countless haunt visits.
The head creative mind and founder of Asylum, Richard Teachout, will still have involvement with the area's new haunt - American Horrorplex.
We appreciate all of our supporters over the last 10 years. You are the reason we did all of this. We built our own world (one we liked better than the real one sometimes), and we hope our crazy minds have at least provided you some entertainment over the years as we welcomed you into that World. It may evolve into something new in the future, and the creative minds of the Asylum Haunted Scream Park are still involved with another amazing Haunted House (The American Horrorplex [Link]) so you can still check it out this 2020 Season.
Teresa here - So, I just wanted to share this new-ish (2 seasons so far) podcast I've been listening to. It's called The Midnight Library. Imagine visiting the library of one of the Addams Family cousins and you've pretty much got it. The episodes are fairly short, the hosts are quite charming, and each one deals with a uniquely fun and creepy topic. I absolutely love it and I think some of you looking for some creative inspiration might enjoy listening too.
Since it looks like face masks are going to be a thing for some time yet, we figured we might as well sport them in style. First batch just came in! I'm thinking about selling these to help fund the site. If you'd be interested, leave a comment below.
Horror fans are likely to appreciate A24 these days. The company had brought is a plethora of fantastic movies in the last decade: The Lighthouse, Midsommar, Hereditary, It Comes At Night, A Ghost Story, The Witch, In Fabric, Ex Machina, Green Room - even Tusk and Life After Beth.
That's a hell of a resume. Their newest horror offering, Saint Maud, opens April 1st and to prepare audiences, special screenings of horror classics with female leads will be held each Friday before, starting this Friday the 13th at select AMC theaters.
There are your Friday night plans for the rest of the month. Easy!
About the movie: Maud is a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanor causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda, a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation, whatever the cost.
Saint Maud already has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Here are just a few reviews:
"Saint Maud is a strange, gorgeous, and deeply disturbing chiller which mixes psychological, religious, and body horror to form something that feels utterly original." - Den of Geek
"Saint Maud, like Ari Aster's Midsommar, is a law unto itself." - London Evening Standard
"There was a moment where the theater collectively gasped - you"ll know it when you see it - and that kind of terror is all too rare." - Brightest Young Things
If you've been fortunate enough to have seen it already, please tell us what you thought in the comments!
The adaptation of Stephen King's short story "Jerusalem's Lot" (published in the book "Night Shift") will be titled "Chapelwaite."
Per Deadline - Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.
It has also been revealed that Emily Hampshire (Schitt's Creek) has been cast as a writer who will, in an unspecified way, become entwined with the main character, Charles Boone, played by Adrian Brody. No other casting has been revealed at this time.
With the success of the "It" remake, good impressions of "The Outsider" on HBO and even the less-advertised, appreciation for "Doctor Sleep," all eyes will be trained on the development of this series.
Some buzz is in the air over a new movie from the director of The Void (which I brought up about a month ago) called Psycho Goreman.
There seems to be a new subgenre of horror emerging consisting of retro-ludicrous plot lines produced with an ample budget. Many titles from recent years come to mind - Turbo Kid, Wolfcop or even Manborg - directed by Steven Kostanski, the very man who brings us this new movie.
The trailer looks surprisingly intriguing. Perhaps it's the 80's kid in me trying to relate, but it looks like a mashup of a 1980's action figure commercial and a midnight movie staring GWAR....and I really want to watch it now.
What's it about? Per IMDB - Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues' gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia.
The trailer showcases a number of crazy characters. Kostanski is also known for his talent in FX makeup, featured in more well known movies like It, Clown, Suicide Squad and Crimson Peak. With his experience, proven visionary styles and some solid directing on his resume, I think there's a good chance Psycho Goreman will be entertainingly bloody.
It will premier next week at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
UPDATE: SXSW has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
So what do we know so far? Well - nothing. Information seems to stop there. We don't know who is directing, whom of the original cast is returning or if this is even another sequel in the same story or of it's a reboot of sorts.
Neve Campbell and David Arquette have expressed some level of interest in returning in the past but with the passing of Wes Craven, who knows if that still holds true.
Do we need another Scream movie? The first four movies grossed over $600 million dollars and the TV show has reached 3 seasons, so there's certainly an audience. Ghostface has become a horror icon...but how much can it be milked?
Let us know your thoughts on this one in the comments.
I came across this article featuring these amazingly creepy dollhouses and accessories. The level of detail is amazing. I'd get one for my daughter, but of course, she wouldn't be allowed to touch it...
The creator is Juli Steel from Texas. She sells these items on her Etsy page.
The Season 2 premier of What We Do In The Shadows is approaching quickly! Set for an air date of April 15th, 2020, FX's absolutely hysterical vampire comedy returns with Haley Joel Osment -the "I see dead people" kid from The Sixth Sense. It's reported he will only appear in one episode as Nadja and Laszlo's new familiar, who is a welcome addition to everyone in the house with the exception of poor Guillermo who becomes very jealous.
Mark Hamill has also been confirmed for an appearance at some point in the 10-episode season.
Season one, episode seven had an amazing mass cameo list. Check it out....plot spoiler warning if you have yet to watch it.
That's right - Tilda Swinton, Paul Rubens, Danny Trejo, Evan Rachel Wood and Wesley Snipes (kind of) all came on the show as their respective former vampire roles. Possibly even better, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement and Jonny Brugh returned as their roles from the movie that spawned this fantastic show.
If you haven't yet watched the show, it's available on Hulu now as part of their FX content. You'll finally understand the concept of a Vulva Garden!