Posts Tagged ‘Critters’

After some speculation on its new destination (after go90 service was cancelled) it has now been confirmed that the series will premiere exclusively on Horror streaming service Shudder. . And you can enjoy the first trailer bellow:

Critters: A New Binge is a comedy-horror Shudder exclusive series that picks up the tale of the Critters – hairy, carnivorous, insatiable aliens – from the beloved 1980s film franchise. Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter Christopher, a lovelorn high-schooler, his best friend Charlie, his crush Dana, and his mom Veronica – whose past will come back to bite them. Who will survive? And who will be eaten?

This will be first official Critters content since Critters 4 (1992)! Also, you can check out some behind the scenes we previously posted right here.

 

 

 

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As far as I’m concerned any day with news about Critters is a good day– and that makes this day an excellent one! Filming of Blue Ribbon’s Critters: A New Binge web- series is officially complete and we have a number of behind the scenes photos featuring our favorite space furballs in all their puppet glory. And yes- they have kept things as they should be– done with (mostly) practical effects.

As we previously stated, series is directed by Jordan Rubin from the script by Jon Kaplan, Al Kaplan and himself. We still don’t know where it’s going to be released as go90 service it was planed for was disconnected but CW Seed or YoutubeRed sound like good candidates.

Photos here for your enjoyment courtesy of Critters Rehatched (via great people of Bloody Disgusting).

 

PS There have been talks about another Critters project, this time a feature length movie for the SyFy channel (Critters 5?) supposedly filming in South Africa in early ’19 so it seems that the property is having a bit of an Renascence lately.

There have been a constant clamoring about some sort of a sequel to the 80’s cult classic:  Critters for some time now. Jordan Downe of the ThanksKilling franchise even threw his hat into the ring with a cool, little short film called Critters: Bounty Hunter.

Now, nearly 4 years later we finally have an official announcement of a net- series Critters: A New Binge  coming from Blue Ribbon Content (Warner Bros/  Verizon) on  go90 platform. Jordan Rubin will direct from the script by Jon Kaplan, Al Kaplan and himself. Series is produced by the original Critters franchise’s Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper alongside Kaplans and Rubin.

Here’s an official synopsis:

-In “Critters: A New Binge” the critters return to Earth in search of one of their kin, who was left behind years ago during an earlier mission. They land in Burbank, California where they wreak havoc on a group of high schoolers and their families.-

 

HERE THEY COME!

Somebody said that 80’s are back based on the incredible amount of hype for the new Star Wars and Jurassic Park film and that is somewhat true. Another, less popular (but still iconic) property is being revived as we speak. An it’s the one you least suspect- Critters! The Chiodo Brothers designed fur ball answer to Gremlins, Critters were popular enough to spawn no less than 3 sequels and it’s fair share of merchandize.

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Warner Brother expressed their wish to revive the franchise as a web series for their Blue Ribbon Content and they even got Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!) on the job as the writers. Now, aspiring director Jordan Downey (ThanksKilling) decided to show that he can handle the dangerous little fur balls (and let WB now that he is the man for the job). And as far as we can see- he passed the test with flying colors.

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Featuring the crew of just six people (Downey,  Kevin Stewart, Ricky Fosheim, Nick Soole, Troy Smith and Gina Luciani) this short fan film was shot and completed in just under two months but you would have never guessed it. Direction is slick, precise and has a touch of that classic 80’s aesthetics so it feels absolutely authentic.

Take a look here, and spread this around, ’cause we sure need more talented people like Downey working in the industry!