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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

What's on Tonight: TEDDY TOLD ME TO (2022) Invades Your Home + Reviews

Teddy is coming to your House!!

Acclaimed FX artist Tom Devlin's feature directorial debut Teddy Told Me To (2022) will release on VOD on October 10, 2023. The film secured VOD deals with Direct TV, Amazon, and Google Play and will also be available on Cox, Charter, and Comcast just in time for Halloween.

The slasher brings to the screen one of Devlin’s fan-favorite character makeup creations: the titular slasher “Teddy,” originated in 2011 in SyFy’s popular special effects makeup reality series “Face Off”. Support Indie Horror and rent the little film that keeps attacking!

IMDb SYNOPSIS: When Danny and Zoe decide to buy an old defunct haunted attraction, they think they’ll just have fun and make some money. After meeting with the Realtor Jan, and the groundskeeper Ron, they learn that the property has a bloody past. They audition and hire a full cast of haunt actors who work together to bring the old haunt back from the dead.

Topher Hansson and Kamarra Cole star as the beleaguered haunter duo, along with genre notables Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Terrifier 2), Trent Hagga (68 Kill), Warrington Gillette (Friday the 13th Part 2), CJ Graham (Friday the 13th Part VI) and Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master). Michael Shields portrays Teddy.



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The horror-comedy, directed by Devlin from a screenplay by Vincent Cusimano and Lola Devlin, was filmed on location at his celebrated Boulder City, Nevada roadside attraction Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum. Tom Devlin and Kayla Bushell produced, with special makeup effects by Devlin and Walid Atshe.

Additional cast includes Teddy Told Me To co-writer Cusimano, Lily Devlin, Matt Osborn and Peter Stickles, professional wrestlers Papa Shango, Sinn Bodhi and Beast the Butcher, adult film actors Kiki Daire, Daisy Ducati, and Tabitha Stevens, and YouTube personalities JustinScarred, Jacob the Carpetbagger and The Grim Life Collective. John Massari (Killer Klowns from Outer Space) provides the film’s score.

“As a lifelong fan of horror films – slasher flicks, in particular – I felt it was time to tell my own story that’s a throwback to the fun slasher flicks of my youth,” says Devlin of Teddy Told Me To, the first film of an intended trilogy centering around his murderous take on the teddy bear.

“I wanted to make a film that doesn't take itself too seriously but plays well on a spooky October night or a fun summer sleepover. We filled it with gory effects, colorful characters, and the mandatory 3 B’s. It’s a love letter to not only the films that have inspired me – and their punk rock ethos, but also to the haunters of the world, and we hope it’s a hell of a good time!”

Visit Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum online, like Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum on Facebook, and follow @TomDevlinsMonsterMuseum on Instagram.


"With a cast that’s so full of genre favourites, it’s obvious that Teddy Told Me To was made by horror fans, for horror fans. Well, maybe not just horror fans as several porn stars and pro wrestlers make appearances as well...And from the half-hour mark on Teddy Told Me To delivers...Fast-paced, outrageously bloody, and lots of fun, right down to its mid-credits sequence, Teddy Told Me To is the kind of film that deserves to be seen with an audience." ★★★★ VoicesFromTheBalcony.com

"...the filmmakers get the genre and are having fun with the folklore of the slasher film – without taking it any more seriously than it should be taken. The result is a generally pacey, decently made, incredibly grisly story which does everything it can to surpass its budgetary constraints, while everyone has a good time getting it done. Ultimately, there’s lots to like here and the film certainly deserves to find an appreciative audience; they’re definitely out there." Warped-Perspective.com

"...a derivative of The Funhouse with elevated humor and next to no emotional investment, Teddy Told Me To would be the right choice! I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this new realm of modern-day slasher film. It plays out like an extended episode from Creepshow, where you just sit and wait for that sudden twist to smack you in the face. Not only did the surprise surface, but I was not expecting the last frame to take place. Amazing! In the words of little Angela, 'Fuckin’ A!'" REVIEWER RATING: 8/10 UpcomingHorrorMovies.com

Teddy Told Me To does everything a haunted attraction movie should. It has great kills, blood splatter and unique weapons in play. We get fun characters that truly feel involved in the world. Leaving you to have a good time watching the movie. Teddy Told Me To is a fun addition to the haunted attraction horror scene." ★★★★ MoviesReview101.com

"Teddy Told Me To seems to be a shrine to crap horror pictures, the kind that infested the second half of the 1980s...the boobs and blood period defining direct-to-video productions for years....by emulating the low point of horror, Devlin ruins a clean shot at something great. Yes, there is a decent twist, and yes, the post-credit sequence is quite awesome, but that is still frosting on a broken plate of shit. Horror fans of a certain generation will probably get the appeal a lot more than I did. However, I wish Teddy had told the filmmaker to add a few drops of dignity into the gallons of fake blood." MOVIE SCORE: 6/10 FilmThreat.com

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  1. I've seen videos of Tom Devlin's Monster Museum on YouTube and it looks pretty sick. It's got the Universal Monsters, Freddy and Jason, Maniac Cop, Beetlejuice, Planet of the Apes, the Strangers, Gremlins, Leprechaun, Leatherface, the Munsters, Nosferatu and even the devil guy from Haunt!

    Too bad it's in Nevada and I live in Alabama...

    1. Yeah that sounds like a fun place to visit. I wonder if they have to pay for license to use all those horror characters.

    2. Museums fall under fair use (since they're educational) so they don't have to pay for licensing.