How To Survive a Slasher

Dear Weirdlings,

Welcome to this weeks roundup of the weird, including frighteningly awkward friends, undead critters, creepy comics, and other oddities.


Movies

Murder Books 101: How To Survive a Slasher (Tor.com)

Grady Hendrix, author of The Final Girl Support Group, shares some of hard won rules for surviving a slasher film.

"Rule #1 — Don’t make friends.

The Pet Sematary Prequel Just Gained New Cast Members (io9)

Four new cast members have been added to the Pet Sematary prequel, which will act as a lead-up to the 2019 reboot.


TV

Masters of the Universe’s Kevin Smith: Updating He-Man (io9)

Kevin Smith talks about his new Netflix series, featuring a more adult tone and animation style.

"We keep all the characters, all the motivations are the same, all the relationships, the same locations, who they are. We didn’t touch any of that. Rather than shy away from it or trying to reinvent it, we embraced it wholeheartedly. However, [the characters] are going to deal with things that they’ve never dealt with before: Losing a loved one. Betrayal. Abuse. Trauma. Like big-ticket, adult issues."

Trailer and Key Art for Chapelwaite, New Series Based on Stephen King's Short Story 'Jerusalem's Lot' (Horror Society)

Set in the 1850s, Chapelwaite follows Captain Charles Boone (Adrien Brody), who will have "to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plaguedthem for generations."


Games

A Few Things I Loved About Resident Evil: Village (Once Weird)

Resident Evil: Village offers a perfect blend of genuine scares and humor in a story layered with B-horror tropes.


Literature

7 of the Best Horror Comics for Summer Reading Lists (Book Riot)

As summer temperatures rise, find a cool place to read these creepy comics.


Short of the Week

In "Waffle," a horror comedy directed by Carlyn Hudson and written by and starring Kerry Barker and Katie Marovitch, a young woman learns that her socially awkward host might have a dark side. (Found via Short of the Week.)

Andrea Blythe
Andrea Blythe writes speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020).