May 24th 2015: Big Listing of GhostFace and SCREAM collectibles for sale..
Today's post is regarding the sale of many items from a long time collector of GhostFace and SCREAM Memorabilia and Collectables... Mr Zachary Cook has many an item up for sale... From a 'Rare as Hen's Teeth' HHN Mask, to many an item with the older purple Fun World packaging, which means many collectibles that are not seen often these days unless you have a friend who has just about everything in their collections that you see often!
Anyway, by clicking the HHN mask picture above you can see the auction for it, or simply just 'Buy it Now' if you wish as that option has been added!
For ALL Zach's listings of his collection he is selling then CLICK HERE!
Part of the bids go to charity too, which is always good...
April 13th 2015: SCREAM TV Series, New Series Trailer
So.. after seeing cast videos, behind the scenes images here and there, and even parts of scripts (on some sites) we now have an 'Official' trailer for the Tv Series of SCREAM... Released last night at the MTV Movie awards.. as far as i have seen online so far, some fans like it, some hate it... me?? well, i honestly dont know yet... its always my opinion that if theres no REAL GHOSTFACE masks involved, then why bother?
As i have said before... Time will tell...
(Promo videos below)
March 26th 2015: SCREAM TV Series, Casting calls in New Orleans...
Today's news regarding the MTV SCREAM TV series comes from Rodrigo at 'HelloSidney.com'....
It seems there is a casting call going out in New Orleans...
It seems to be School-related people they are after.. see for yourself.. Click the banner!
MTV ‘Scream’ TV series open casting call in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Central Casting Louisiana is looking for actors, models, and talent to work on MTV’s new Scream TV series.
“Hush” aka, Scream TV series, is looking for actors, models, and talent to play high school students, teachers and police. Filming will take place in Baton Rouge and will start in April through July.
March 5th 2015: NEW Texas Frightmare weekend poster..
The Poster featuring GhostFace for the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend !
The 'Gold on Gold' mask.. 1 of 9 made...
March 2nd 2015: Cast member leaves the show...
Today's news regarding the MTV SCREAM TV series comes via 'HelloSidney.com'.... it seems that a second cast member has decided to leave the show... (i didnt even know about a first one) .. Joel Gretsch who was due to play the Sheriff has left the show. More below from the site, for FULL ARTICLE click the banner!
Joel Gretsch, from Taken, V and The 4400 has left the cast of MTV’s Scream, the upcoming TV adaptation of the big-screen franchise.
Producers have decided to take the character of Sheriff Hudson, the town’s “charming, charismatic, capable” lawman, down a different path.
The series-regular role of Sheriff Hudson will be recast, no news as of yet of a replacement.
This recasting is the second major change for the TV show: Amy Forsyth, from Reign, has been replaced by Bex Taylor-Klaus, from Arrow, to play the character of Audrey, an artsy loner.
February 26th 2015: A few words from RJ Torbert..
In a quick E mail to RJ Torbert regarding the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend, i asked about the involvement of GhostFace and when the Gold mask pictures will be coming for fans to see.. You have to remember he is a VERY busy man, but he did get back to me as always.. He has been working with Texas Frightmare people on the Poster and T Shirt designs.. what he says is below..
I was approached for permission to use GHOST FACE in both designs, and it was granted, as long as I had final approval, and that a donation was made to one of FUN WORLD charities, Fun World did not accept any money for licensing fees, for either the poster, t shirt, and allowing photos to be taken with Neve Campbell, and SKEET ULRICH,with FANS and the Mask. ---this way , fans gain, and so do the charities, in this case THE BROOKE JACKMAN FOUNDATION
RJ assures me that the Gold Mask pictures will be arriving soon.. Only 9 of this type ever made!
Keep an eye on RJ's Twitter for announcements and pictures..
February 21st 2015: Neve Campbell attending London Film & Comic Con
Today's snippet was known by fans a while back and i held it back a bit here as its a few months away yet. but then again its always good to have more time than having less time... so here we are.. UK fans will be happy to know that Neve Campbell will be attending 'Showmaster's' London Film & Comic Con which will be held on July 17th-19th this year... It actually takes place at the 'London Olympia'... Links below will help you out..
The other day while browsing Fun World's site i came across a newer item in the 'GhostFace' section... Creature caps! I kept quiet about it in case RJ was letting someone announce these via Twitter or something like it.. on contacting him he gave me permission to do the announcement, so here we are.. NEW for 2015, not only do we have the mask as announced in early December (Wild paint job green and black type) but we also now have the 'Creature caps' the description pretty much says it all, and the caps can be worn as normal like any other cap, but if you want to play jokes and the like, then you have the drop down face option too!
Click the banner for the page on Fun World's site which has the full descriptions there.
Pictured below, 'GhostFace' and 'Zombie' types... Devil version on Fun World site.
February 6th 2015: Halloween Party Expo Show, New Orleans.
Year by year goes by and normally every January its me reporting about Fun World's attendance at the Houston Halloween Expo show... well, this year, its obviously not a 'January event'... its in New Orleans... at the 'Ernest N. Morial Convention center.. housed in a million square feet of space... and yet again Fun World have the biggest space there, biggest in the world RJ said via twitter... and as always RJ has been tweeting showing us pictures of the progression as things are constructed and finally ready for the three day duration... Pictures below..
The Show runs from today, February 6th -
9th .... The website is HERE!
('See Floorplan' link shows where peope are, Fun World space is massive!)
Check out THIS LINK for Google Streetview! Cant believe how big it is!
January 27th 2015: Wes Producing SCREAM inspired movie...
Today's news comes via 'HelloSidney.com' Rodrigo Kurtz, this being news on mr Craven, who is going to be producing a SCREAM-Inspired movie, called 'The Girl in the photographs'... its early stages as of yet and casting is in progress.. but lets see what happens in future, could be good.. Click banner for FULL ARTICLE!
The company’s first project is “The Girl in the Photographs” with horror icon Wes Craven executive producing and Craven’s protege Nick Simon (writer of “The Pyramid”) directing. Chung will produce with Thomas Mahoney; Brandon M. Vayda and Krystal Tiffany Vayda will executive produce alongside Craven and Alghanim.
The film is inspired by the “Scream” franchise and set against the backdrop of the fashion world.
January 22nd 2015: TEXAS Frightmare Weekend!
Hello, all week RJ Torbert has been tweeting hints at a special guest making an appearance at the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend.. which is from May 1st - 3rd, as you can see from the image Skeet Ulrich himself will be there, or 'Billy Loomis' as most of us fans think of him.. Grab your memorabilia and run i say.. as it has been mentioned that masks and the like can be signed.. not only is Skeet there though, but also announced a short while back was Neve Campbell who will be making her first ever convention appearance.. so while for us in the uk it may be quieter, its all good for those in the USA who can make it.. go and enjoy while the chance is there!
How many times could you meet Billy Loomis and Sidney Prescott under one roof?
Pre-Order your GhostFace / Texas Frightmare Weekend T-Shirt by Clicking the image below!
January 12th 2015: SCREAM 5 Part 1 and 2!
Hello again... Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year... the New Year starts with what i think is a NEW Rumour! Over at 'Moviepilot' there are reports of SCREAM 5 being a two part film, they state how that in the past Wes Craven said he was down for SCREAM 5 and 6 if the fourth film did good enough, and we all know from Twitter info that Kevin Williamson has a SCREAM 5 ready... but it doesnt sound like the version they have in mind to use.. Info from Moviepilot's article below... Click banner for FULL Article! .... Me, well im not sure on this... the SCREAM films have always just stuck with progressing numbers in the titles, so why not just a 5 and 6.. ??? All right all of you Scream fans if you were exited about the upcoming MTV Scream series then you'll be happy for this news. A recent rumors has leaked to the internet saying that a fifth and final Scream film is coming in 2016 and will be set in two parts with part two coming in 2017.
Not much is known about the the film but it has been said that the Scream television series will have connections to the film with some of the characters from the show having some involvement.
December 10th 2014: NEW GhostFace mask for 2015!
Hello.... it seems we have had an early Christmas present as fans of Ghostface and Scream... RJ Torbert sent Wes Craven a new image of a NEWER version mask.. so Wes could tweet it to the fans... here we have a newer version Glow mask which does fade in and out also like this years version seen in some retailers like Party City... Over the years we have seen many a new version Ghostface mask, but nothing quite like this one.. i do like it, can only imagine what it looks like in the dark... im sure we will soon see.. Fun World are unveiling it officially today in New York City!
Tweet from Wes... 'Sneak peek of new Ghost Face Mask! Fun World is introducing it tomorrow at the Halloween Show in NYC. @RJTorbert'
Tweets from RJ... on December 9th..
Many of U R asking ..regarding The new Ghost Face introduced by @wescraven .yes it glows in dark w/fade in fade out 4 retail.Next Halloween
December 1st 2014: 8 Years later....
So... after another year passing us by again its now up to the '8' figure for online time here...
What can we say we have seen develop as fans this year then?!?
New Merchandise... Masks, figures..
Well we had the NEW
Fade in and Out mask, and although not a new type we did also see the Metallic GhostFace masks appear again, in the Blue, Green, and Purple types once again... Looks like the Red has gone for good.
We also got the NEW NECA figures, and also Funko pop vinyl types are now online too..
Events in 2014..
Back in May GhostFace fan Dean Maynard arranged and hosted a Ghost hunt event for Charity, i was asked to be GhostFace for the night which involved me running around as him scaring the guests for the first two hours before the Ghost hunt went back to normal format, (really trying to see if any spirits/ghosts were about) ...
Needless to say the night was successful.. and also RJ Torbert had provided Signed masks and Books for auction... at that time the amount raised was the highest made...
In October (Halloween night)
we had the same again, with many of the guests being women it was paradise for me as a Scarer...because women SCREAM more than men.. I was GhostFace again, and this time joined by a mate who was GhostFace most the time in my 'Arnold Scream' fan films, now and again he would change mask and become Michael Myers, he even managed to really scare Dean himself.. among others.. again though, another good night.. all for charity, sadly the Gold hooded Flesh coloured mask didnt sell in the online auction... it was returned to RJ at Fun World, so maybe it will be up for grabs again in future, depending whats going on that is..
MTV Series - Progress...
Well this year has also seen
a bit more progress on the long gestating SCREAM TV Series.. firstly announcing possible cast and audition clips, and then stills from supposed shooting, and then the bad news.. that GhostFace wasnt to be involved, at least from the start.. with a possibility of an appearance in the future, maybe..
And then... the even worse news.. the fact that MTV want to have their own 'Evolved' version of the mask, which could be good or bad, but as i say in the other news post, its not a good thing in my opinion.. again also i repeat.. Time will tell!
Future of the site
Well i say it almost every time i do these yearly anniversary posts i think.. that being that as long as the stats keep the same telling me that the visitors are still viewing the site then ill keep it online,
it seems the mostly viewed pages are the main index, this news page and the masks page.. i keep in touch with RJ Torbert on a regular basis and plan to keep that the same as always.. Content will be added to in the new year with details of the newer figures... i also hope to get some more info off superfan Nate Ragon on masks and his collection and maybe possibly some info on mask mods as used in the SCREAM movies..
While the page is limited on info compared to the popular 'masks' page, it does now contain links to a reliable site that does many a GhostFace item, reasonable shipping, and overall good prices compared to many other sites that seem to charge more for some things.. also the older links previously on the costumes
page were from an affiliate account from BuyCostumes.. in which i never ever got NOTHING out of it.. so off those links went.. plus half the links in recent time either went to a product that was now discontinued, or to a page saying the link no longer worked.. As of now, ALL the links work and take you to the products pictured..
For now, from me.. as the date is now December 1st.. i say MERRY CHRISTMAS.. have a good NEW YEAR..
See you soon.
November 15th 2014: SCREAM TV series - Mask Changes... Evolved Mask appearing.....
Here we are again... this time with yet more news (Via Bloody disgusting.com / InsideTV-EW.com) in relation to the upcoming SCREAM TV Series by MTV.... in recent time we all learned that GhostFace would not be Primarily involved with the project, but wasnt totally ruled out from making a possible appearance in the future... and now.. well MTV's senior vice president Mina Lefevre has said there will be a different version of a mask used... more below...
For the FULL article click the banner above and it will take you to Bloody Disgusting.com...
“It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask,” says Mina Lefevre, MTV’s senior vice president and head of scripted development. “It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly darker version.”
Lefevre—who insists not using Ghostface had nothing to do with rights issues— promises that the spirit of Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven’s films are intact. “Scream was incredibly iconic, but we wanted to reinvent that for TV while of course keeping all the main elements that made it so iconic, including a mask, but also the soapy teen stories, pop culture humor, the scares and the killer,” she says. “We’re tonally walking that line, yet delivering the scares in a significant way. The mask was a big discussion creatively. We wanted to get a nod and a wink to what the original was, but we definitely wanted to make it more on par with what horror is now, which is darker.”
As a major fan of GhostFace (as im sure my site shows) i am not impressed by the news frankly... like RJ said in the headline below... SCREAM is GhostFace... and GhostFace is SCREAM... my opinion at this time is that it may already be ruined, and dead and buried before its even started... Changing one of the main factors that helped SCREAM get its main killer face and overall appearance isnt good... when the pilot show does eventually air in the UK i WILL give it a chance to see how it looks, but with the recent news of no GhostFace and the mask changes im not getting excited about it... i hope it doesnt ruin or damage the SCREAM origins... Many fans have said they would prefer a SCREAM 5 to this... also many say if theres no GhostFace then why bother at all??!! Time will tell..
October 3rd 2014: Q & A with RJ Torbert.... MTV SERIES, GhostFace masks Availability...
Hello, as Halloween slowly approaches i have had the chance to speak with RJ Torbert via E mail on a couple of occasions, and of course the question of GhostFace being involved on the MTV SCREAM series was arisen too...
RJ answers many questions below...
One of which starts us off here and was asked by myself on Twitter...
R.J. there has been much speculation, about the MTV series, SCREAM, the question remains, is GHOST FACE® involved in the series?
To answer your question regarding the SCREAM T.V. SERIES. Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that GHOST FACE® is not involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, that Ghost Face® will not be involved at a later date. So, there is still a question , to the question. However, as of now, there is no involvement.
I’m telling you now, as we get closer to Halloween, because of the many inquiries, we have had from our RETAILERS, as well as the FANS from all over the world. In addition, -------we have received pretty harsh notes, some addressed specifically to me, implying that Fun World and/or me, is responsible for the SERIES not having GHOST FACE® ----------nothing could be further from the truth. We believe , SCREAM is GHOST FACE, and GHOST FACE® is Scream. However, while GHOST FACE® is owned by Fun World, The Scream Motion Picture Franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company and it is their option to Film a movie or T.V. SHOW without GHOST FACE®.
Regardless, we wish them the best of luck and I’m sure SCREAM FANS will check out the series. Who knows what will happen in the future regarding the series and Ghost Face®. Never say Never.
Q-- Have you found many knock offs of GHOST FACE this Halloween?
A-- This year, we have stopped many shipments on the knock offs, -----our worldwide copyright and trademark now recognized around the world has made it easier , however, its time consuming . It continues to amaze me how companies and people continue to try and knock it off. Not only , the copyright, but our TRADEMARK, -------------we have and will continue to be diligent in enforcing our rights. I must also give credit to the followers on twitter, and thank them as well for sending knock offs to me, at FUN WORLD. Their loyalty and support has been terrific, and I (WE) at FUN World appreciate it.
Q-- You have donated a ONE OF A KIND GHOST FACE mask to raise money for a charity in the U.K. can you give us some background on it?
A-- A COUPLE years ago, when FUN WORLD was going to celebrate fifty years of being in business. I experimented with having special MASKS made, ---------one of them was the WHITE MASK with the GOLD SHROUD, and ONE OF THEM was trying to do a GOLD FACE with a gold shroud. I wasn’t satisfied with the result, of how the gold shroud looked, so I did not move forward with it. However, as a result , both of them are 1 of a kind. I hope something good happens, and money is raised for a good cause.
Q-- YOU recently made a statement on twitter about a new figure coming out from FUNKO, and that it was not the one we thought of. Can you explain
A-- There are some who received figures from FUNKO from the U.K. and I wanted to be sure, they did nt think it was those figures, ----------My twitter followers, are quite perceptive, and smart, so I do have to clarify sometimes, that I may know what they are thinking, LOL—
Q-- You continue to be available via twitter to your followers—Im sure it is appreciated by most.
A-- I continue to be amazed by the loyalty , interest, and the support from my twitter followers, many of them are incredible, loving, people who have dreams, and I try to be encouraging to them, as a way to show my appreciation to them. I will always do my very best to show that appreciation. I have met many of them throughout the country and world as I travel and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Sometimes, it is impossible to meet everyone due to schedules, but I think most of them know the effort is there!
Q-- What’s next in the world of Movies for FUN WORLD?
A-- Horrible Bosses 2 with JENNIFER ANNISTON AND JASON BATEMAN, ----------our skelebones boy mask is making a appearance in a bank scene, with the 3main guys, that is very funny. Its due to come out sometime in November.
Q-- How is THE FACE OF FEAR doing, and when is the sequel due out?
A-- I’m pleased with the performance of THE FACE OF FEAR--------and those who have read a advance copy of the manuscript for the sequel have either liked it very much or loved it, so I’m enthusiastic over the release of it, sometime in late may or early June of 2015
Q-- Is there a meaning to the GHOST FACE being left handed both on the Registered Logo and in your book?
A-- This question has been raised a few times. –I’m left handed, and took liberty on making him left handed, both on the logo and in the book. While I wanted to do it, --------if you look closely at the logo, myself being left handed aside, I think the logo looks better with his left arm coming over the F . It balances out the logo. I looked carefully at the logo with a right handed Ghost Face and it looked odd to me. I think it flows better and looks better to the eye this way. I feel a bit of a “closer” connection to it as well. (smile)
Q-- last question, are you working on any projects we don’t know about?
A-- Yes, (laughing)
So , there we have it for now... now you know what to expect in the upcoming TV series, at the time of speaking to RJ via E mail i asked about the availability of GhostFace masks this year as i saw many a fan on social media saying there was not as many masks about compared to last year and previous years, something that rings true in the UK too, because ASDA stores who normally have the Glow types in stock have NOTHING at all this year..
So below is a list of places where you can find GhostFace this year.. mainly in the USA, or a couple online...
GHOST FACE® is available, in MASKS//COSTUMES, and /or Accessories in the following stores---there are too many stores to list, but these are the biggest supporters
SAVERS -----------(EXCLUSIVE METALIC MASKS--- AND OTHER REGULAR MASKS)
GAGS AND GAMES (INCLUDING THE NEW FADE IN FADE OUT GHOST FACE MASK
PARTY CITY (INCLUDING THE NEW FADE IN FADE OUT GHOST FACE MASK
IN ADDITION, OVER A HUNDRED SMALL SPECIALTY CHAINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY