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This Week in Pop-Culture: ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, ‘Creepshow’, ‘Dune’, ‘Shang-Chi’, More

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Sep 5 2021

There have been a bunch of announcements, trailers, and news in the last week – let’s catch up, shall we?


via Leah Tether, University of Bristol


Pokemon Evolutions – Pokémon TV & YouTube Starting September 9th
In celebration of Pokemon 25, this new eight-episode series features different Trainers around the Pokémon world as they grow and evolve with their Pokémon!


Creepshow Season 3 – Shudder September 23rd
CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page…


Belfast – Theaters November 12th
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and Jude Hill.


Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched – BluRay December 7
The first feature-length documentary on the history of folk horror, exploring the phenomenon from its beginnings in a trilogy of films – Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) – through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s and its culturally specific manifestations in American, Asian, Australian and European horror, to the genre’s revival over the last decade.



Hellbound – Netflix TBA
Korean visionary Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan) taps into the world’s collective anxiety with Hellbound. In a quiet coffee shop, a middle-aged man sits alone, sweating profusely, feverishly checking the time. When 2pm strikes, three demonic, amorphous figures come smashing through the front window. The man runs out of the shop and down the busy city streets in terror, trying to escape. The ominous figures catch him, pin him to the ground, and perform a ritual that leaves his body in ashes. A crowd surrounds the scene, capturing the disturbing act on cellphones.


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