Moving new TV spot from Apple combines horror and the holiday spirit

Moving new TV spot from Apple combines horror and the holiday spirit

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: Sure, it’s sentimental as hell, but damned if this new spot doesn’t tug at the emotions. Entitled Frankie’s Holiday, it premiered Thanksgiving Day during NFL football. At least at our house, there may have been a little sniffling going on by the time it ended. Beyond that, it’s a great message presented with some truly cinematic production values. And man, the actor playing “Frankie” sure looks familiar. Anyone know who it is?

From all of us at Gourmet Horror, happy holidays! And stay scary, my friends.

Poster unveiled for Kevin Bacon supernatural thriller ‘The Darkness,’ bowing May 13th

Poster for supernatural thriller 'The Darkness' (2016)

TAGLINE: “Evil comes home.”

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: Back on February 12th, we presented the trailer for the upcoming supernatural Kevin Bacon vehicle The Darkness, which will begin its U.S. theatrical run May 13th. Today, we’re giving you a first look at its official theatrical poster (above).

As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) directs. The Darkness stars Kevin BaconRadha MitchellDavid MazouzLucy FryMatt Walsh and Jennifer Morrison. McLean co-wrote the script  with Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause. The film was produced by Jason BlumBianca Martino and Matthew Kaplan, and will be released by BH Tilt in coordination with High Top Releasing.


Happy holidays from our eventual robot overlords at Boston Dynamics!

Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” quite like a festive sleigh. And nothing says “WTF?” like having that sleigh pulled by three prancing, four-legged…robots?

Festive or frightening? You be the judge.

Waltham, MA-based Boston Dynamics originated as a spin-off from MIT, but is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, Inc. Their stock in trade is robots. Groundbreaking robots that move and maneuver like animals (including humans), anthropomorphic enough to elicit feelings of… wonder? Uncanniness? Unease? Whatever your reaction, you have to be at least a little in awe of the concepts they’re working on.


Screamgiving Menu: Tasty slices of streaming horror, courtesy Screambox

Celebrate Screamgiving with Screambox and Gourmet Horror

Time to carve up more than a stupid turkey.

Gourmet Horror is pleased and proud to have a “shelf” in the pantry of the Screambox horror streaming service. On it, you’ll find six of the most delicious horror entrées you’ve ever consumed. So after slashing the bejesus out of that poor defenseless bird, why not take on something a little more… challenging?

It’s Screamgiving, a time to give thanks for all the horror in your life.

Click here to check out the six horror films on Gourmet Horror’s recommended menu.

‘Franken-Friend’ site lets you stitch you and your friends into an unholy monster

TAGLINE: “Meet your makers.”

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: So this is fun.

As part of the promotional campaign for their upcoming film Victor Frankenstein, 20th Century Fox just launched a cool site that lets you mash up photos of yourself, your friends, and your family into your own personalized Frankenstein monster.

Victor Frankenstein opens in U.S. theaters November 25th, and stars Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as the titular doctor.

Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.