Saturday, February 24, 2007

Say Uncle: Warren's Creepy And Eerie Coming Back From The Dead

After publishing Forry Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland and Monster World, Warren launched Creepy and Eerie, two pioneering horror comics. They've been forgotten, really, left in the shadows of Tales from the Crypt, but they're not gone. Not for good.

Now the two brands are being redeveloped by Submarine Entertainment and Grand Canal Films, with an eye to creating some theatrically released films. As a back up plan, the producers aren't ruling out TV or even something online.

I don't think the iconography of either Creepy or Eerie is particularly strong, and there's barely any nostalgiac currency in the names, so this seems like a dead-end to me. The resulting films may end up masterpieces, but I can't see how they're going to benefit from the brand association.

Maybe there could be some work for John Landis or Joe Dante, however, and that is always a good thing, even when it isn't, if you catch my Blues Brothers 2000 shaped drift.

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