‘George A. Romero’s Goosebumps’ – Unearthing the Kid-Friendly Horror Movie Romero Almost Made [Exclusive]

For this Phantom Limbs, we’ll be uncovering George A. Romero’s Goosebumps, a feature film adaptation of the popular line of children’s horror novels written by R.L. Stine. Based on that series’ first book, Welcome to Dead House, Romero’s film would have expanded upon Stine’s tale while tweaking its central threat, all while keeping the scares […]

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Manhattan On Mars – Horror Author Brian Keene Launches His Own Publishing Imprint [Interview]

For over two decades, author Brian Keene has given fans stories filled with zombies (The Rising series), massive man-eating earthworms (the Earthworm Gods series), an occult detective (the Levi Stotzfus series), a well-meaning serial killer (“I Am An Exit”, The Complex and more), and numerous other tales of horror, dark fantasy and crime fiction. A […]

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“Pinfall” – Benjamin T. Rubin Details the ‘Creepshow 2’ Segment That Almost Was [Phantom Limbs]

For the newest installment of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be cracking open the pages of Creepshow 2 and poring over “Pinfall”, an unproduced segment of that 1987 horror anthology. Adapted from an unpublished Stephen King story by George A. Romero, “Pinfall” was originally slated as the second story to unfold in the sequel before it was […]

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‘The Funhouse’ 4K Review – Scream Factory Makes Tobe Hooper’s Slasher More Gritty and Gorgeous Than Ever

Tobe Hooper. At the mere mention of his name, which of the late filmmaker’s works leap to mind? The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, of course. Certainly his most iconic film, and surely his masterpiece. How about that film’s gonzo 80s sequel? Or perhaps Eaten Alive, his EC-tinged grindhouse film featuring a maniacal hotel proprietor and […]

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“Night of the Living Dead: The Series” – The Late ’90s George A. Romero Project We Never Saw [Exclusive]

This installment of Phantom Limbs finds us digging up George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead: The Series, a proposed television show set within the world of the celebrated horror filmmaker’s signature Dead franchise. Though it exists now only as an unproduced twenty-seven page treatment, NOTLD: The Series nevertheless displays Romero’s patented blend of […]

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‘The Return of Captain Invincible’ – Philippe Mora Revisits His Cult Superhero Movie Starring Christopher Lee [Interview]

Given the current popularity of traditional comic book films in cinemas and on television and streaming, it’s perhaps no surprise that there have been several recent, subversive offerings in those mediums which take their core tropes to task, doling out stories which present the normally infallible superhero types as being all too human, with the […]

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‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Deleted Scenes – What We Might Be Getting from the 4K Release

With this week’s announcement of the impending 4K release of the 1997 neo-slasher classic I Know What You Did Last Summer, fans might be left scratching their heads over one particular bonus feature noted in the upcoming disc’s press release. In addition to a new scan of the film and a new Dolby Atmos audio […]

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‘Bubba Nosferatu’ – Don Coscarelli and Stephen Romano Detail the Unmade ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ Sequel [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be dropping by the Shady Rest Retirement Home in East Texas to pay a visit to Bubba Nosferatu, Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli’s long developed yet tragically unproduced sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep, the 2002 adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s novella of the same name. As with that initial film, Bubba […]

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‘Phantasm Forever’ – Stephen Romano Details Unmade Comic Books and the Movie They Almost Spawned [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking another trip into the Tall Man’s dimension to dig up details on the unproduced follow-up issues to XMachina’s Phantasm: Overminds, an ambitious comic book based on Don Coscarelli’s iconic horror film series that sadly never made it beyond its debut issue. On hand to discuss this […]

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‘Phantasm 1999’ – Don Coscarelli Details the Wild Post-Apocalyptic Sequel We Never Saw [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be travelling back to the 20th century for an exploration of Phantasm 1999, Roger Avary’s (Pulp Fiction, Rules of Attraction) unproduced screenplay which was going to be the fourth installment in the long-running sci-fi/horror film franchise. Intended for Phantasm series creator Don Coscarelli to direct, 1999 boasted an […]

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“The Star Wars of Horror” – New Line’s ‘Phantasm’ Trilogy That Never Was [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a peek at New Line Cinema’s mooted but ultimately unproduced big screen Phantasm trilogy that was first announced in 2005. Rumored to have been a rebooting of Don Coscarelli’s (The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho-Tep) beloved sci-fi/horror franchise, this new set of films was said to have seen […]

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Drew Barrymore as Barbarella? Writer John August Details the Unmade Movie [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a peek at Drew Barrymore’s developed but eventually jettisoned Barbarella and the Second World, a feature film adaptation of the Jean-Claude Forest comic book previously brought to screens as Roger Vadim’s classic ‘60s Jane Fonda vehicle. Joining us for this talk is John August, the celebrated […]

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‘I Know What You Did Last Summer 2’ – Mike Mendez Recalls His Unmade Pitch [Phantom Limbs]

For this installment of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be diving back into the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise with filmmaker Mike Mendez, the director behind The Convent, The Gravedancers and Big Ass Spider!. As Mendez noted during a recent appearance on the Best Films Never Made podcast, he had pitched to write and […]

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“I Know What You Did Last Summer” Season 2 – Sara Goodman Explains Where the Story Would’ve Gone [Exclusive]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a look at the planned but sadly unproduced second and third seasons of Amazon Prime’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. Though the show’s initial outing tied up its central murder mystery by revealing its killer and their motives, there were still plenty of plot […]

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‘The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Scream’ – Creators Peel Back the Curtain on the Bloody Slasher Musical

In our most recent Phantom Limbs, we discussed the unproduced third and fourth seasons of Scream: The TV Series with showrunners Michael Gans and Richard Register. In the course of our chat, the writers revealed that they had previous experience with the material, having written and produced a musical version of the original Wes Craven […]

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