The Last Horror Blog: 'The Mist' TV Trailer, First Look at The New Pinhead and More

The Last Horror Blog: 'The Mist' TV Trailer, First Look at The New Pinhead and More

Apr 13, 2017

Spike debuts first trailer for The Mist TV series While I loved Stephen King’s novella The Mist, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Frank Darabont’s adaptation (I hate the ending – I know many of you love its cheesy Shyamalan/O. Henry twist, but I think it’s dumb…), so I was sort of curious as to how a television series based on the story might look – would it be more like the book or the film? The answer, at least from what we can glean from this new trailer, is neither.

Spike’s first trailer plays up the mist itself as a force of horror – not the weird monsters that live inside of it in the film and book. Will the monsters eventually appear during the 10 episode first season? We don’t know yet. All in all, the clip looks pretty good – good enough that I’ll definitely be watching when the first ep premieres on June 22. How about you? Does this trailer have you excited for the series, or are you content with the book and the film?


Controversial Pepsi ad gets the John Carpenter treatmentPepsi was in the news for all the wrong reasons last week after releasing (and then pulling) a controversial ad starring Kendall Jenner. And, with the internet being the internet, there were no shortage of hilarious hot takes on the spot clogging up social media almost instantly.

One of the best is this gif from Imgur user Dudhoss. Let’s just sum it up with this: “I came here to kick ass and drink Pepsi – and I’m all out of Pepsi.”



This gif is highly accurate in the light of recent events



Get your first look at Pinhead in Hellraiser: JudgmentI’m not holding out a whole lot of hope for the latest entry in the Hellraiser franchise being good. I mean, looking at the track record for the previous sequels, what else would you expect? Sure, the new film has Heather Langenkamp in it, but it’s also the second Hellraiser flick to feature someone other than Doug Bradley in the iconic Pinhead makeup.

Fans were incredibly hard on Hellraiser: Revelations’ Stephan Smith Collins’ portrayal of everyone’s favorite Cenobite – focusing mainly on how heavy the actor was in comparison to the svelte Bradley. That doesn’t seem likely to change based on this first image from the new film, which showcases a chunky looking Paul T. Taylor in the role.

Okay, it’s not entirely fair to judge a film by photos – but one has to wonder why the producers can’t find an actor who at least somewhat resembles Bradley’s build. This is becoming like Halloween 4 – where Michael Myers appears to have spent nearly two decades drinking beer and eating at buffets before returning to attempt to slaughter his niece.

Here’s an idea – let’s just do whatever it takes to get Doug Bradley back. That’s the least they could do for the fans – who’ve already endured more suffering at the hands of this franchise than Pinhead himself could have doled out…

Expect release details in the imminent future.


Nails is the latest chiller from the Emerald Isle to capture horror fans’ attention Ireland has become something of a hotbed for horror cinema over the past few years, and that trend looks set to continue judging by this trailer for Dennis Bartok’s chiller Nails. The film, which is being compared to titles like The Babadook and Under the Shadow, made its world premiere this past February. Here are the plot details:

This intense and claustrophobic thriller centers on a happily married track coach and mother, Dana Milgrom, who’s survived a near-death car accident only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called “Nails” exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her – not even her own husband and doctors, who think she’s experiencing a mental breakdown.

No word on a US release yet, but I have a feeling we might see this one before the end of the year.


Horror on the Horizon

Hope you weren’t wanting to see any horror films at the theater during the second half of April – because there aren’t any. You can still probably catch The Void in limited release if you haven’t already…but that’s about it. Maybe May will be better…


Horror on Home Video

Things look better on the homefront, at least – where a wide range of new titles should satisfy almost every taste.

Arrow kicks things off with two new Emilio Miraglia giallo releases: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times and The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave. Needless to say, if you love giallo films, you’ll want both of these. Arrow kills it on these releases.

Not to be outdone, Scream Factory offers up Rusty Cundieff ‘s (Fear of a Black Hat) cult anthology film Tales From the Hood this week as well. This one is a treat.

Fans of more traditional Hollywood fare will want to grab the remastered version of Donnie Darko and the Blu-ray debut of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split.

The following week isn’t quite so packed, but does offer up a few treats.

Fans will be able to grab a Blu-ray release of cult sequel The Exterminator 2 – wherein a vigilante with a flamethrower dispenses more justice in the urban jungle. If that premise doesn’t sell you, why are you reading this column?

We also get a new Blu-ray release of Albert Band’s I Bury the Living, which features Richard Boone as an undertaker convinced that he can kill cemetery plot owners by simply changing the color of the pushpin marking their plot on a map. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds. Don’t believe me? Watch the trailer.

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