House on Haunted Hill (1999): A Textbook Case of Remake Failure

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While horror remakes proved mostly creatively bankrupt amidst the 1990s glut, perhaps none fumbled as completely as the 1999 revamp of William Castle’s 1959 classic House on Haunted Hill. Geoffrey Rush gamely attempts to fill Vincent Price’s polished loafers, but lacks the necessary charisma in this abysmal update that scarcely improves upon a single element. Directed by Dark Castle’s B-movie journeyman William Malone, this garish remake magnifies all the original’s minimalist strengths into cartoonish weaknesses. … Read The Full Article

Killer Toys Incoming! NECA Unveils Gruesome New Figures for Toony Terrors Line

Horror hounds, it’s playtime. NECA has pulled back the curtain on Series 9 of their phenomenally fun Toony Terrors line, and these upcoming figures are gloriously ghoulish. As a lifelong horror buff and toy collector, I’m thrilled to see M3GAN, Tarman, Vincent Price, and The Fiend joining the fray. NECA perfectly captures the essence of these icons with their signature retro cartoon style. M3GAN wielding her weaponized paper cutter sword already gives me chills – … Read The Full Article