Desolation review

A mysterious man with reflective glasses stalks a trio of isolated campers in Desolation, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Sam Patton. When Abby (Jaimi Paige) loses her husband to sickness, she takes her 13-year-old son Sam (Toby Nichols) and her best friend Jenn (Alyshia Ochse) on a multi-day hiking trip to spread her husband’s ashes at the top of a mountain. But during the trip, the group slowly realizes they’re being followed by a silent man with a beard, hood, and sunglasses. Our protagonists are worried, and it turns out their fears are justified: The Hiker (Claude Duhamel) is a killer, and they’re all alone in the woods with him.
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Saw 8 Will Now Be Titled ‘Jigsaw’

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Lionsgate has announced that Saw 8, formerly called Saw: Legacy, will now be titled Jigsaw, a reference to the Tobin Bell‘s iconic character who, after learning of an inoperable frontal lobe tumor, created a series of horrific traps to help “lost” individuals rediscover their passion again. Learn more about Jigsaw after the jump.

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twilight zone reboot

Warner Bros. is welcoming writer Christine Lavaf to The Twilight Zone.

The reboot of the classic 1960s CBS sci-fi series created and hosted by Rod Serling will be moving to a new dimension in its development since Warner Bros. started developing the Twilight Zone movie reboot all the way back in 2009. Read More »

Sherlock Special (2)

To those who may be mourning the absence of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss‘ modern adaptation of Sherlock, here’s some good news. No, it’s not that more Sherlock episodes are on the way (although further installments still remain a distant possibility in the future), it’s that the pair of writers will reunite for a new TV show centered on a different character from classical literature: Bram Stoker’s iconic vampire Dracula. Read on to discover everything we know about the new show so far.
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Lessons From The Mummy

Remember The Mummy? It hit theaters…*checks notes*…two weeks ago? Wow, time sure flies when you’re trying to forget you saw a certain movie.

The Mummy was sold as a film featuring Tom Cruise doing battle with a recently resurrected mummy, but mostly it sat there, lifeless and entirely void of any entertainment value, all thanks to a muddled script, slipshod editing, and bland direction. The film underperformed at the box office, an inauspicious start to Universal’s proposed “Dark Universe” franchise, which, for some strange reason, is supposed to turn the classic Universal Monsters into action heroes akin to the superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Mummy also ended up being one of the worst-reviewed films of Tom Cruise’s career, second only to Cocktail. Truly, this is a dark time for mummies and Tom Cruises everywhere.

What happens next? Where does Universal go from here? What lessons, if any, can Hollywood and Universal Pictures take away from this lifeless corpse of a film? Let’s light our torches, break the seal on this tomb and go exploring. 

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Annabelle Creation Trailer

Because everything needs to be explained to death nowadays, we’re getting Annabelle: Creation, the origin story of the possessed doll that made its debut in The Conjuring before getting its own spin-off in 2014.

Continuing to expand the mythology of the supernatural, paranormal activity investigated by Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren, Annabelle: Creation shows us how this creepy doll came to be possessed by some kind of evil spirit, tricking a couple grief stricken by the loss of their daughter to transfer a demon into the old fashioned toy. In an attempt to pay for their mistake, they shelter a group of orphan girls, one of who becomes the next target for Annabelle.

Watch the new Annabelle Creation trailer after the jump. Read More »

sharknado 5 global swarming

The Earth is round, gravity pulls you down, and there’s another Sharknado movie. Because why wouldn’t there be?

I’ll admit I’ve only watched one Sharknado movie while black out drunk I think it was Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! because I remember being upset that they cast Ann Coulter in the movie and didn’t kill her off but I get it, guys. I recall thinking at the time that Sharknado 3 was the best movie ever, and I’m pretty sure every Sharknado experience is like that. And now there’s a teaser for Sharknado 5 out, and the 20 seconds already point to it being another masterful movie about flying sharks.

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happy death day trailer

It’s official: Groundhog Day has officially become a template for other movies to borrow. The short-lived television series Day Break took the concept of a character reliving the same day over and over again and made it a police procedural. Edge of Tomorrow retooled it for a (pretty fantastic) science fiction action movie. And now, Happy Death Day looks to make a slasher horror movie out of it.

The Happy Death Day trailer features a masked killer and a gruesome murder. It also features a masked killer and a gruesome murder. And then it features a masked killer and a–

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Kevin Smith horror anthology

Kevin Smith has started work on another horror movie. This time, he’s making a horror anthology, Killroy Was Here. He was originally going to direct an anthology film about Krampus, but that got canned after Michael Dougherty‘s movie of the same name came out. Smith describes Killroy as”Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.”

Below, learn more about the Kevin Smith horror anthology movie.

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tom cruise killed the mummy

The Mummy was supposed to be the start of a new cinematic universe, and a new franchise for star Tom Cruise to notch onto his belt. But scathing reviews and a tepid domestic opening of $32 million seems to have killed it dead.

Of course, as it happens with mega-blockbusters like The Mummy, the Hollywood blame game has started and all signs point to Cruise. Apparently, Cruise’s excessive control of the movie changed the story almost completely, resulting in the mess that became The Mummy, a movie that thinks Cruise is “a young man.”

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