Rafael Casal to Appear at This Year’s New York Comic Con for Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Panel

Rafael Casal is bringing the scary to the Big Apple…

The 34-year-old half-Latino actor/writer will appear at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Rafael Casal

Casal will take part in a special panel discussion for Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? reboot on Friday, October 4 in The Hammerstein Ballroomat the Manhattan Center.

Casal will be joined by fellow stars Lyliana WraySam Ashe ArnoldMiya Cech,Jeremy Ray Taylorand Tamara Smartand the show’s writer/executive producer BenDavid Grabinskias they discuss how Nickelodeon’s iconic horror series has been reimagined for a new generation. 

In addition to sharing stories from the making of the limited series, they’ll also show attendees an exclusive clip.

Here’s the panel line-up:

Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Date: Friday, October 4
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center
Description: Just in time for Halloween, let’s celebrate the return of the Midnight Society! Light the campfire and grab the Midnight Dust, because we’re telling you the tale of how Nickelodeon’s iconic horror series has been reimagined for a new generation. Featuring stars Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick), Sam Ashe Arnold (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.), Miya Cech (Rim of the World), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It Chapter Two), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl), and Rafael Casal (Blindspotting). Writer/Executive Producer BenDavid Grabinski will also be on hand to share stories from the making of the limited series and show an exclusive clip.

Guillermo Del Toro Unveils Trailer for His Diego Luna-Voiced Series “DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below”

Guillermo Del Toro is going 3 below

The 54-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and producer has unveiled a first look at Netflix’s DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below, the second chapter in the DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia.

Guillermo del Toro

del Toro, 3Below’screator and executive producer, shared details of the project at New York Comic Con. He was joined by voice talent Diego Luna, and fellow executive producers Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes.

The series will feature Luna and Tatiana Maslany in the lead roles of Krel and Aja. Nick Offerman, Andy Garcia, Nick Frost, Alon AboutboulChris Obi, Uzo Aduba, Cheryl HinesTom Kenny, Haley Atwell, Danny Trejo, and Ann Dowd will be lending their voices along with returning talent from Trollhunters including Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton, Lexi Medrano, Steven YeunCole Sands, Kelsey Grammer and more.

Additionally, The Crystal Method created the main title theme that is heard in the opening credits video.

In 3Below,two royal teenage aliens, and their bodyguard flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.

DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Belowpremieres on December 21 on Netflix.

Sony Pictures Animation & Columbia Pictures Release New Trailer for Luna Lauren Velez’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse”

Luna Lauren Velez is spinnin’ a new web…

Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, featuring the 53-year-old Puerto Rican actress as part of the voice cast.

Luna Lauren Velez 

The film, an animated take on the Spider-Manfranchise masterminded by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will be released in theaters on December 14, with a New York Comic-Con appearance later this week in the offing.

After the success in June of the first trailer, which scored 44 million views in its first 24 hours, comes more of the storyline this time around.

It centers on a new Spider-Man, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who discovers he is only the Spidey in his, well, “soggy, weird, gross” French Fry universe, as portals open and many other versions come through. Others include a past-his-prime Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) who acts as Miles’ mentor, Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Penny Parker and her robot SPDR (voiced by Kimiko Glenn) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).

In addition to Velez, the loaded voice cast also includes Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin and Liev Schreiber.

Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman are the directors, and Rothman wrote the script with Lord who created the story.

Latest Red Band Trailer for Álvarez’s Evil Dead Remake Released

It’s being hailed as “the most terrifying film you will ever experience”… And, the latest trailer for the Evil Dead remake, directed by Fede Álvarez, definitely shows that is quite possible…

The red band clip features some seriously violent and extremely gory scenes, including a cringe worthy scene of a girl splitting her own tongue with a blade. Staying true to the original version (directed by Sam Raimi), the footage of the 34-year-old Uruguayan filmmaker’s Evil Dead reimagining features  bloody special effects that look way too realistic.

Fede Alvarez

The remake of the 1981 cult classic horror film, Evil Dead tells the story of five young people who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead. They unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

In addition to directing the film, Álvarez co-wrote the script with Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

During a panel at New York Comic-Con last October, Álvarez explained that he first watched the original Evil Dead when he was very young. He said that he wanted to recreate the experience he had for a modern audience by using advanced technology that wasn’t available during the filming of the original.

“There are some things that people who never saw the original will enjoy but there are a lot of hints out of the original and there are a lot of very small details that you have to be an Evil Dead freak to notice,” said Álvarez. “There’s a lot of those, all the time.”

The remake film is slated for an April 12, 2013 release in the United States.