Critters movie might start filming next month, but what about A New Binge?


Four CRITTERS movies were released over the course of six years before the series went dormant, and it has remained dormant for more than twenty-five years. Now a revival is in the works - but things aren't progressing in a simple, straightforward manner.

In case you missed it, the original CRITTERS was 

a horrific story of carnivorous aliens who come to Earth in a feeding frenzy for human flesh. It’s no picnic for the Brown family when a lethal litter of Krites arrives unannounced at their Kansas farm. Trapped in a deadly nightmare, the terrified Browns fight for their lives against the attacking blood thirsty monsters. But, it’s a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive determined to blow the hellish creatures off the planet! It’s an alien adventure, full of action and crawling with CRITTERS! 

At the start of this year, it was announced that ZOMBEAVERS' Jordan Rubin would be directing a web series titled Critters: A New Binge for the Verizon streaming service go90. The web series, set to consist of eight 10 minute episodes, went into production. Behind the scenes video leaked online, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH star Thomas Lennon confirmed that he had a role in the series and had spent a day fighting ravenously hungry Krites.

The web series was to tell the story of what happens when 

the Critters return to Earth in search of one of their kin, who was left behind years ago during an earlier mission. They land in Burbank, California, where they wreak havoc on a group of high schoolers and their families. 

But A New Binge has run into some trouble: the streaming service it was being made for isn't around anymore. Verizon closed down go90 on July 31st - an event that I completely missed, showing how much attention I was paying to the existence of that streaming service. There hasn't been any word on how much of the show Rubin had managed to shoot before go90 closed, or what will happen with the footage that was shot...

Meanwhile, Syfy is working on their own new entry in the CRITTERS franchise, with Adam Friedlander and Armand Leo producing. According to the latest issue of Production Weekly, Syfy's CRITTERS movie is expected to start filming in South Africa next month.

While I'm glad to be getting a new CRITTERS feature, even if the fact that it's a Syfy Original makes me nervous, I really hope we'll be hearing some good news about Rubin's Critters: A New Binge. I don't want the footage he shot to go to waste, especially when it offers the sight of Thomas Lennon fighting Krites.



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