‘The Banana Splits’ as an R-rated horror movie? This ’70s kid is OK with that

Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork. If these names ring some kind of long-lost bell in your mind, back there with the memories ofĀ Koogle peanut-butter spread, Schoolhouse Rock andĀ Time for Timer, it’s time to lock all your doors and start sleeping with a machete and a giant dog.

The Banana Splits are back as the main characters in a Five Nights at Freddy’s-style horror flick, and the first trailer dropped Thursday.

Inside an indie: Making a film from scratch without a Hollywood budget

In the winter of 2014, I stood on a bridge in downtown Chicago surrounded by the flashing lights of police cars. It felt like it was negative a billion degrees, and my cop outfit didn’t provide much warmth. I also had blood dripping down my nose and was yelling at one of my oldest friends to step back from the edge while a dozen other cops pointed their weapons at him. Strangely, I was having fun.