Interpreted By Naching T. Kassa
Greetings, HWA faithful. Happy Halloween and welcome to the Horror Watch!
Watchung is excited. PUMPKINS FROM PLANET P 2 has made its straight-to-video release and is now available at the back of any Walmart in the country! Just check the dealer’s table next to the large green Dumpster.
Watchung would like to thank all the HWA members who came out yesterday to purchase and support his new film. He appreciates you all. However, he did not appreciate the pumpkin spice care package which was left on his dealer’s table. That person will be the subject of a two-minute song and dance number in the new musical.
While Watchung works on how many lyrics rhyme with the word “Ptacek,” let’s see what he’s found for us this month.
Lizzy Caplan will play a young Annie Wilkes in season two of CASTLE ROCK. Tim Robbins will also join the cast. See it October 23 on Hulu.
More casting news for Hulu’s version of Stephen King’s THE STAND. Alexander Skarsgard, brother of Bill Skarsgard (IT) will play Randall Flagg, and Whoopi Goldberg has been cast as Mother Abagail. Stephen King will also write a new “final chapter” to the story.
Nickelodeon’s three-part reboot of the series ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? begins Friday, October 11, and continues through the 18th and 25th. It airs at seven p.m.
Now, on to movies!
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP—Friday, October 18, Rated R. The original cast returns for this sequel to the 2009 film. Stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.
THE LIGHTHOUSE—Friday, October 18, Rated R. Robert Eggers (THE VVITCH) directs this black-and-white film about a lighthouse keeper. Stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe.
MARY—Friday, October 11, Rated R. Gary Oldman stars in this film about a haunted boat.
Watchung is over the moon! He’s never seen so many DVD releases!
DOOM: ANNIHILATION—Tuesday, October 1, Rated R. Another film adaptation of the popular video game.
ENCOUNTER—Tuesday, October 1, Not Rated. A group of friends encounter a strange object in a field.
ITSY BITSY —Tuesday, October 1, Not Rated. A nurse unleashes a dangerous entity while caring for an elderly man.
SCOOBY-DOO: RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND—Tuesday, October 1, Rated G. Scooby and the gang return to the island once populated by zombies for rest and relaxation, and find themselves threatened by the undead once again.
PUMPKINS FROM PLANET P 2 (DIRECTOR’S CUT) —Tuesday, October 1, Rated P. The smash hit produced by Watchung the Demonic Pumpkin stars Peter Pumpkineater as Ranthghoul and newcomer Stella Squash as Candy.
ANNABELLE COMES HOME—Tuesday, October 8, Rated R. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) must once again contend with the demonic doll when they return home from capturing her.
MIDSOMMAR—Tuesday, October 8, Rated R. Folk horror movie concerning three American students and a sinister Swedish village.
GWEN—Tuesday, October 8, Not Rated. A young girl is threatened by an evil force which turns her community against her.
CRAWL—Tuesday, October 15, Rated R. A girl searches for her father during a hurricane and is threatened by alligators.
3 FROM HELL—Tuesday, October 15, Rated R. Rob Zombie directs the next chapter in the Firefly family saga.
SATANIC PANIC—Tuesday, October 22, Not Rated. A young pizza girl must face a satanic cult.
MONSTER HUNTER WORLD: ICEBORNE became available September 6 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Capcom expansion of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD picks up where the core game left off. In the game, you’re a hunter who must capture or kill huge beasts to create better armor and weapons for your quest. The update to the game will arrive Thursday, October 10, and will include the fanged monster Rajang. The game will be available in PC format in January 2020.
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: ew.com, 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, hollywoodreporter.com, and wikipedia.com.