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Sep. 21st, 2015 10:39 pm
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Welcome to the Eerie, Indiana community on Dreamwidth! Thank you for stopping by, and congratulations on your excellent taste in kids’ TV from the early nineties.

This post will eventually contain links to all the fanworks, challenges, prompts, memes, series rewatches, character discussions, episode discussions, interesting interviews or news articles, and everything else you might need to know about the Eerie fandom in general or [profile] eerie_indiana in particular.

It is currently unfinished and likely to remain a work in progress as this fandom is amazing and creates new fanworks faster than I can tag or index them.

In the meantime, I suggest you check out our "fanworks" and "comm event" tags to see what is on offer. Consider starting with a trip to Better Weird Than Dead: An Eerie, Indiana Fic Fest, a quick look at the information below, and maybe working up some tasty fandom treats of your own?

Introduction and Guide )

Comm Events: Rewatch 2015
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Comm Events: Hocus Pocus Halloween Rewatch 2015
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Comm Events: 25th Anniversary Rewatch 2016
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Comm Events: Hocus Pocus Halloween Rewatch 2016
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Comm Events: Prompts and Challenges
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Fanworks: Art
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Fanworks: Cosplay
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Fanworks: Craft
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Fanworks: Fic

Eerie, Indiana fanfiction A - F by Author (opens in new window)

Eerie, Indiana fanfiction G - Z by Author (opens in new window)

Fanworks: Filk

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Fanworks: Icons
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Fanworks: Meme
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Fanworks: Music Vids
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Fanworks: Pics
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Fanworks: Podcasts
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Fanworks: Podfic
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Fanworks: Poetry
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Fanworks: Reviews
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Fanworks: Roleplay
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Fanworks: Song Mix
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Fanworks: Videos
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Fanworks: Transformative Works Policy
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Fanworks: wavs
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Interviews
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Merch
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What have you been working on this week, Eerie fans? Now's the time to spread the word about any fannish treats you've got cooking: a line of dialogue from an upcoming fic, linework for your latest art piece, the yarn colours for a new toy. Let us know in the comments!
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If you say Brian K. Vaughn, most people are going to think of the book “Saga.” Now when people mention him, I think of “Paper Girls.” With Cliff Chiang on art (a shout out to Matt Wilson for the gorgeous colors of the book!), this book has been nothing short of a masterpiece.

The thing is, if someone asked me what “Paper Girls” is about, I would tell them I had no clue. It starts out with our main characters, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls in the ‘80s, doing their normal paper route early one Halloween morning. Queue the madness. Immediately by the first issue’s end, it gets insane. Mysterious forces from the future attack their Cleveland suburb (Volume 1, collecting issues 1-5), they’re transported to 2016 (Volume 2, collecting issues 6-10) and eventually end up on what seems to be a different world (Volume 3, collecting issues 11-15).

If you’re looking for some offbeat humor and fantastic adventure, this is your book. Will you be confused? You absolutely will. Will you accept that and move on, trying to untangle the many mysteries of this book? You absolutely will. Will you love these four foulmouthed, 12-year-old girls with your whole life? If you don’t, there’s something wrong with you.

Admittedly, I have no idea where the story is going. It seems that once the girls get one problem solved, 20 more pop up for them. But that just keeps you diving back in to what, in my opinion, might be the best book on the stands right now. Volume 3 comes out Aug. 2, be sure to pick it up! If you just can’t wait, the single issues it collects (No. 11-15) are already out and you can get them individually along with all the issues before!
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27. “THE TALE OF THE FULL MOON”

Season: 02

Series #: 22

Villain/Monster: Gordon

Storyteller: Frank

Always the pet detective, never the pet owner. Sigh. Jed (code name: Rin Tin Tin) just needs to break one more big case before he’ll have enough money to purchase a puppy of his very own. Catching a cat-eating werewolf living next door should just about cover the down payment on that pooch. Are You Afraid of the Dark? is predicated upon normal children or teens reacting as you’d expect (or more heroically) to incredibly bizarre or frightening situations. Here, Frank turns that formula on its mushy head with campy laughs replacing the screams and Jed finally getting his pet in the least predictable way possible. It doesn’t fit the vibe of the series, but it’s a lot of fun.

Moment We First Reached for the Lights: When we see the neighbor’s beastly transformation from Jed’s bedroom.

Drinking Cue: Whenever you think you accidentally switched channels to an episode of Eerie Indiana.

State of the Midnight Society: It’s the one-year anniversary of Frank’s initiation into the Midnight Society. As tradition (aka Gary) dictates, Frank must tell the night’s tale. If someone else’s anniversary happened to also fall on this night, the storyteller would be determined by Frank and that member facing off in a best of 37 head-to-head storytelling competition, with the other members voting on the winner of each round — with said votes being weighted according to both seniority and cuteness (as determined by Gary). Thank goodness nobody but Frank was celebrating an anniversary this night.
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As I lamented in my review of Teen Wolf (1985), that film barely contains any story and the entirety of its entertainment value lands squarely on the shoulders of Michael J. Fox. Luckily, Fox was more than capable of turning crap into gold and the resulting film, though far from solid, is a fun and breezy trip down ‘80s lane. But Fox also famously hated doing the film and steadfastly refused to return for the sequel, Teen Wolf Too (1987). Enter Jason Bateman, a capable actor in his own right but no kind of substitute for Fox’s magnetic charms. This time around the setting gets pitched to college, the sport changed to boxing, but this is otherwise a carbon copy of the first film minus the few elements that saved it from being an unmitigated disaster – which is exactly what this film is.

Uncle Harold (a returning James Hampton) drives his nephew Todd (Jason Bateman) to Hamilton University after Todd receives a full sports scholarship. The boxing coach Bobby Finstock (Paul Sand) hopes that Todd’s family genes will prove to be a win for the flailing pugilist league. Along for the action is, once again, Stiles… sort of; this time he’s played by Stuart Fratkin, who actually subs in nicely for Jerry Levine. Todd’s focus is mainly on his classes, since he really wants to become a veterinarian, but he still has duties with the boxing team, too. After nearly losing a match Todd suddenly “wolfs out” and becomes the lycanthrope Hamilton University needs. Repeat everything that happened in the first film. Roll credits.

Teen Wolf Too is an irredeemable slice of cinematic shit. How Scream Factory ever thought this inept turd was worthy of a Collector’s Edition is beyond me. It should have been included as a bonus feature on the first film. If any credit is due at all, it goes to Stuart Fratkin for taking over as the new Stiles and killing it just the same. His “best friend who parties too much” character is one of those Hollywood clichés I always enjoy watching and Fratkin plays it with authority. These characters are usually the most celebrated in their films, too; look no further than Bluto in Animal House (1978). By comparison, Bateman is lifeless as a corpse and half as entertaining.

Oh, wait, John Astin gets some acclaim, too, because he manages to steal the show with ease whenever he’s on screen. His Dean Dunn isn’t a major player but he has a few charmingly goofy scenes that remind viewers what a unique talent he possessed. This film is lucky to have someone of his caliber in the cast. You would be better served watching Teen Wolf twice than going for a double feature that will only end in disappointment.

While the first film got a new 2K scan, no such remastering was done for this sequel’s 1.85:1 1080p picture. The print used is clean, with only minor flecks and damage seen. Grain appears filmic and not overly thick. Colors are natural. Fine detail is evident though, like the first film, it rarely impresses.
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In February of 1989 a fantastic gem from director Joe Dante was released into theaters called THE BURBS.

Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun starred in what has become a Saturday night, cult classic where suburbanites at the end of a culdesac in Everywhere, U.S.A. went a little nuts when they began suspecting their neighbors of nefarious activities.

“Remember what you were saying about people in the ‘burbs, Art, people like Skip, people who mow their lawn for the 800th time, and then SNAP? WELL, THAT’S US. IT’S NOT THEM, THAT’S US. WE’RE the ones who are vaulting over the fences, and peeking in through people’s windows. We’re the ones who are THROWING GARBAGE IN THE STREET, AND LIGHTING FIRES. WE’RE THE ONES WHO ARE ACTING SUSPICIOUS AND PARANOID, ART. WE’RE THE LUNATICS. US. IT’S NOT THEM. It’s us.”

Watch the trailer now for director George Clooney’s SUBURBICON, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Isaac.

This trailer is genius, especially the final scene, and makes us want to see it even more! The epitome of 1950-1960’s Americana, the movie is written by George Clooney, Joel & Ethan Coen and Grant Heslov.

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.

This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

See SUBURBICON in theatres October 27th.
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Gremlins director Joe Dante is producing a new horror movie titled Camp Cold Brook, and he’s tapped an SSR agent and a scream queen to star in the film.

According to Deadline, Chad Michael Murray (who played East Coast SSR chief Jack Thompson on Marvel’s Agent Carter) and Danielle Harris (Halloween) will headline the movie, currently in production. The premise for the film is somewhat interesting, if a tad generic, considering Harris has already starred in Camp Dread. Still, it's giving me a lot of Halloween: Resurrection (2002) vibes. So hey, I'll bite. Could be fun.

Here’s a description of the storyline and the characters played by Murray and Harris:

"Murray stars as reality TV producer and host Jack Wilson, who finds himself in a tough spot when his show is about to be cancelled. In a last ditch effort to spark ratings, he and his producers Angela (Harris) choose to film their next episode at the legendary Camp Cold Brook, which was host to a horrific incident where the young campers were drowned in a nearby creek 20 years ago. Their arrival begins like any other episode but the TV crew find that they get more than they bargained for."

Joining Dante in producing Cold Camp Brook are Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions. Andy Palmer (The Funhouse Massacre) will direct, from a script by Alex Carl (Reeves Road).

There’s no premiere date for the movie yet, but since they’re currently filming, my best guess is that it’ll hit the screens sometime in 2018. What do you think of the premise?
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The 2017 Frontières Market at the Fantasia International Film Festival has just wrapped up, and some exciting breaking news has been announced. Dave Alexander and Mark Pollesel have entered into an agreement with The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. to develop their now-in-progress docu-miniseries called Untold Horror.

The series will highlight passion projects from some of the biggest names in horror that tragically never saw the light of day and ended up in development hell.

Untold Horror was created by host/writer/producer Dave Alexander (former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue magazine) and writer/producer Mark Pollesel. With additional partners director/producer Bob Barrett and editor/animator/producer Kevin Burke, the documentary series officially debuted as a selection in the 2016 Frontières Market. Dedicated to exploring the greatest horror tales almost told, Untold Horror will uncover the fascinating stories behind these stillborn films – as told by the legends who tried to get them made, reveal truths about the often tortured relationship between art and commerce, and find out what it would take to bring some of them back from the dead.

Yesterday at the festival, the Untold Horror panel revealed some great info about a few of these long lost projects with directors Gary Sherman (Dead and Buried, Vice Squad), Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock), and Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil) in attendance.

Buddy Giovinazzo spoke at length about his desire to make Maniac II, aka Mr. Robbie, with Joe Spinell before the actor’s death ultimately put an end to the production. Also, Gary Sherman gave an incredible description of a post-apocalyptic anti-nuclear musical he developed with Zalman King that would have featured Eddie Van Halen, Joe Cocker, and possibly even Marlon Brando!

Perhaps the most intriguing news came from Richard Stanley, who announced that pre-production on his version of The Island of Dr. Moreau is under way with Edward R. Pressman Film. Anyone who has seen the fantastic documentary Lost Soul knows Stanley’s insane journey with this project until a bastardized version hit theaters with Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.

Stanley also talked about how Bill Paxton was who he originally wanted as the lead in Hardware and his plan to do a sequel entitled Hardware II: Ground Zero with the tagline “Even the end of the world has to start somewhere.” Bruce Campbell was also set to star in what Stanley referred to as “my 9-11 movie” called Vacation about a rich couple who fall into chaos at a hotel during an attack. If the film had actually come out, Stanley joked, “I suspect someone would’ve killed me.”

Look for more insight on these projects and interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, and Guillermo del Toro (to name a few) when Untold Horror makes its way to screens!
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Good news, Football Head! Nickelodeon has finally delivered us our very first look at the highly-anticipated Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie that is set to arrive later this year. The footage made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con and luckily for those of you who couldn't make it to the event, the network has released the preview online, which you can watch for yourself right here.

Nickelodeon uploaded the footage to their YouTube channel just after it debuted at SDCC. It isn't a trailer, but it is actually a clip from Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie. In the clip, we see everyone surprising Arnold with a video that goes over all of the good deeds he has done for others over the years, which also serves as a nice reintroduction to the world for viewers, since Hey Arnold has been off the air for more than a decade. This feels very authentic to the series and if the movie can keep that going for two hours, this could be special.

Series creator Craig Bartlett co-wrote and executive produced Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie for Nickelodeon and it promises to be a satisfying conclusion, which is something Hey Arnold didn't have. The movie is said to follow Arnold and his friends on a quest to achieve his ultimate dream of finding his missing parents. The two-hour TV movie features a storyline that picks up from where the original series ended in 2004 and resolves unanswered questions and plotlines. Most importantly, Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.

The Hey Arnold Movie brings back Francesca Marie Smith as Helga, Anndi McAfee as Phoebe, Justin Shenkarow as Harold, Olivia Hack as Rhonda, Nika Futterman as Olga. Plus, Simpsons alums Dan Castellaneta and Tress MacNeille are returning as Arnold's Grandpa and Grandma. As for Arnold and Gerald? Mason Vale Cotton from Mad Men will be taking over Arnold duties and Benjamin Flores, Jr. will be taking over as the voice of Gerald. Lane Toran and Jamil Smith, the original voices of Arnold and Gerald, will be returning, but not to play their original characters. Reportedly, they will be providing voices for different characters, but they are still on board.

Hey Arnold is widely regarded as one of the best NickToons that the network ever produced. The show has been met with a ton of critical praise as well as being truly adored by fans to this day, even though the series ended in 2004. Hey Arnold even spawned a movie, Hey Arnold! The Movie, back in 2002. Though, it only managed to take in $15 million at the box office. Craig Bartlett originally wanted to do The Jungle Movie as a sequel, but the lackluster box office performance kept that from happening. Now, Kids' Choice network is embarking on a number of original animated movies based on 90s series as nostalgia for Nickelodeon hits its peak. Be sure to check out the first clip from Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie for yourself below.
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"What do you want?" "I just want to know that it's, it's really happening." Sony has released a full-length trailer for the upcoming 40th anniversary theatrical re-release of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The classic sci-fi film first hit theaters in December of 1977, two years after Jaws. This re-release was first teased with a "mysterious" air traffic control video that didn't explain what exactly it was teasing, but that was quickly solved. Now we know the film is returning to theaters again September 1st and if you've never seen on it on the big screen before, now is your chance. Don't miss it! Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, François Truffaut, Warren Kemmerling, and Cary Guffey. This trailer definitely makes this movie seem like a true classic - feast your eyes on this.


Here's the full re-release trailer for Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, from YouTube.


You can also still watch that first ATC teaser for the Close Encounters of the Third Kind re-release here.

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. Close Encounters of the Third Kind was the sixth feature film directed (and written by) Steven Spielberg. It was first released in December of 1977. At the time, Columbia Pictures was having trouble and pushed Spielberg to finish it faster. They later let him go back and add more scenes to make a special edition "Director's Cut" of the film, which was then re-released in late 1980. There's no confirmation yet on which version of the film will be re-released this year. Visit the official website for updates. Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be re-released in theaters for the 40th anniversary for one week only starting September 1st, 2017 later this fall. Who is excited to revisit this?

So... do you guys think Marilyn and Edgar will actually get to see the whole movie this time?
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The success of Batman: The Animated Series allowed its original creators, Eric Radomski and Bruce W. Timm, some room to experiment with the show in other formats, principally movies. The first out of the gate was Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (sometimes referred to as Batman: The Animated Movie). Released to theaters in 1993, it told the story of the caped crusader taking on the mysterious Phantasm, who is killing mob bosses all over Gotham City with Batman taking the blame. On the hunt from the cops, as well as trying to discover the Joker’s role in all of it, Batman must find a way to solve the riddle of Phantasm while at the same time reconciling a relationship tied to his dark past.

Most cite Mask of the Phantasm as one of the all-time best Batman movies, animated or otherwise, and for good reason. It’s a brisk, well-told story with little fat to it, but also adds some necessary character development. Being a continuation of the original series, it stays true to the characters, the story, and the animation style, but expands upon the mythos of Batman and Gotham City’s underworld. We learn through flashbacks of Bruce Wayne’s lost love who is intrinsically connected to his burdened desire of becoming the Batman, while at the same time following the developing plot of the Phantasm. All of the series’ main cast returns, including Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Bob Hastings, and Efrem Zembalist, Jr. There’s also a variety of new voices added to the mix, including Dick Miller, Dana Delaney, Stacey Keach, and Abe Vigoda.


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