HOW IS JANUARY STILL HAPPENING?! I feel like I’ve done 50 of these weekly favorites this month. February has never looked so enticing. But let’s jump into the FINAL January version of weekly favorites:
The Oscar noms came out and to no one’s surprise - every horror film got snubbed. Even Toni Collette’s performance in Hereditary went ignored. Which quite a few horror fans thought for sure would be our only nom. But nope. No Oscars for us. SHOCKED. Not.
BUT since Fangoria is back...that means Fangoria’s Chainsaw Awards are also back! So take back your power and head over HERE and cast your vote. Voting is open now until January 29th. And then in Fangoria issue #3 you’ll be able to see the results!
I finally got around to watch the trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw. Oh boyyyyyyy….I’m excited. It premiers next Friday, Feb 1st on Netflix. It comes from Dan Gilroy, the writer and director of Nightcrawler. Which is genuinely a favorite of mine. It is terrifying in a whole different way. He’s written and directed this one too.
Premise: After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.
It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, John Malkovich and Rene Russo. It looks absolutely nuts and I’m so fucking stoked for this!
Check out the trailer below:
We finally got some images from Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It’s set in 1969 and stars a full roster of incredible actors including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Emile Hirsch and Leonardo DiCaprio. Vanity Fair shared some new photos, taken by Andrew Cooper:
This will be set in LA when Charles Manson’s followers murdered Sharon Tate and others. The leads, Pitt and DiCaprio, play former stars who are struggling to make it in a new, modern Hollywood.
Margot Robbie is giving me all the feels, she looks absolutely incredible. I’m soooooo excited for this film!
I hit up a second hand book store yesterday and for once in this city actually had some good luck! I found Magic by William Goldman which I’ve wanted for AGES. Don Mancini cites it as an inspiration for Child’s Play.
Premise: Starting out as a boy in the Catskills, Corky develops into a brilliant and famous magician whose long-hidden secret and expert skills attract dark forces intent on destroying him.
I also found Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. A lot of people adore this and cite this as one of the novels that got them into reading horror. And now I can finally read it! The cover is a little ripped but other than that it’s in great condition.
Premise: Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human... But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who-or what-is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?
And lastly, I grabbed Stephen King On Writing only because I don’t have that cover yet. And that’s one of my favorite photos of him.
And that’s it for this week’s round-up of my favorite things. Check back next week when it’s FINALLY FEBRUARY.