Interpreted By Naching T. Kassa
Greetings, HWA faithful, and welcome to the Horror Watch!
Watchung is devastated. As you may remember, someone recommended PUMPKINS FROM PLANET P 2 to a distributor in Sandusky, OH, and it was to be shown in Bronco Bob’s Theater and Burger Bar on April 1. Well, when Watchung arrived, he discovered it was nothing but an elaborate April Fools joke. Bronco Bob didn’t have a theater. He had a Convention Center and Burger Bar. And the center was already booked by the LOLFPS (Little Old Ladies For Pumpkin Spice) who were holding their own convention. Watchung was assailed by women with cinnamon sachets and chased out of Sandusky. He has returned, a sadder and wiser pumpkin.
While Watchung wallows in cinnamon sorrow, let’s see what he’s brought us this month.
Robert Englund has agreed to host the Travel Channel series, SHADOWS OVER HISTORY. Season one will consist of six episodes and feature the stories behind famous and mysterious American newspaper articles of the past. The show has no premiere date as yet.
Ryan Murphy has announced the new season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY. The show, AHS: 1984, will be based on the slasher films of the ’80s. Emma Roberts will return for this season, but Evan Peters will not.
And now, the saddest news of all. The fifteenth season of SUPERNATURAL will be the last. Stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins announced the news March 22 on all of their social media accounts. The season will consist of the customary 20 episodes and end in the year 2020.
Now, on to movies!
BRIGHTBURN—Friday, May 24, Rated R. James Gunn of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY fame produces this film about a superhero gone wrong.
GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS—Friday, May 31, Rated PG-13. The giant radioactive King of Monsters returns. Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, and Vera Farmiga star.
MA—Friday, May 31, Rated R. A group of teenagers are invited to the home of a strange and lonely woman.
DOOM: ANNIHILATION—Friday, May 17, Not Rated. Another film adaptation of the popular video game.
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK will arrive in theaters on August 9. The film is based on the books by Alvin Schwartz and involves a group of teens who must endure the stories in order to survive. The screenplay was written by Guillermo del Toro, Kevin and Dan Hageman (THE LEGO MOVIE) and John August. Watchung says it looks very spooky.
THE PRODIGY—Tuesday, May 7, Rated R. A woman believes her extremely intelligent son may be possessed.
HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U—Tuesday, May 14, Rated PG-13. This sequel to the GROUNDHOG DAY of horror movies takes on a BACK TO THE FUTURE theme. Stars Jessica Rothe.
PUMPKINS FROM PLANET P 1 (DIRECTOR’S CUT)—Tuesday, May 21, Rated P. The smash hit produced by Watchung the Demonic Pumpkin stars Peter Pumpkineater as Ranthghoul.
Capcom has announced the release of RESIDENT EVIL 0, 1, and 4 for the Nintendo Switch. The game will be released May 21 and will be available through the Nintendo Switch eShop as a digital download.
That’s it for this edition of Watchung’s Horror Watch. Our favorite demonic pumpkin would like to remind you of two things. First, no entertainment, not even video games, could exist without writers. And, second, if there’s horror news out there, Watchung is watching!
Special thanks to the following Web sites: wheresthejump.com, dreadcentral.com, bloodydisgusting.com, ihorror.com, thisishorror.co.uk, dvdreleasedates.com, promotehorror.com, dailydead.com, horrorfreaknews.com, collider.com, joblo.com, nerdmuch.com, imdb.com,gamespot.com, telegraph.co.uk/gaming, gameranx.com, horrornews.net, usgamer.net, ew.com, hollywoodreporter.com, and wikipedia.com.