Hey all. It's time to get back in the regular swing of things after my yearly trip to Fantasia. Here's what I've got for you this week.
We got some great news from Netflix this week. Apparently, their pickup of the third season of Black Mirror will be premiering on October 21st. That's way sooner than anyone expected!
The six-episode season episodes will be directed by the likes of James Watkins (Eden Lake), Joe Wright (Hanna) and Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane). If you haven't watched Black Mirror, you should get on that. I think it features the most cutting edge storytelling out there right now.
Freddy's Callin' For You.
Anyone over the age of thirty may remember that Freddy Krueger had a 1-900 call-in line in late-eighties/early nineties. It was about two bucks a minute and Freddy would, much like on his TV show, introduce a tale of the macabre. It was delightfully cheesy.
Well, thanks to a fourteen-year-old and his Darth Vader speakerphone, the Internet now has fourty-five minutes of those phone recordings. Check them out.
For the full story over at AV Club, click here.
A Hallowed Doc.
I found this fan film documentary called Michael Myers: Absolute Evil last week. It is essentially a doc about Michael Myers as if the events of the Halloween movies actually happened. A lot of it doesn't work, especially the added stuff that takes place beyond the canon, but there's some intriguing stuff in here. I thought the interview with Lindsay Wallace gave some cool perspective to the events of the first film, and I had to chuckle when Rob Zombie's interpretations were considered empty cash-ins of a real life tragedy. Anyway, here it is below if you're interested.