cult of chucky

In an age where seemingly every significant horror movie has been remade (or rebooted, pick your poison), there’s something to be said about the Child’s Play series continuing to pump out sequel after sequel to the original movie. You know, like proper horror franchise did back in the day. While the results have often been a little erratic, there’s something undeniably magical about a long-running series churning out movies at a fairly consistent pace over thirty years. After all, what are horror fans to do with their time if they don’t have movies to rank and compare and argue over into the wee hours of the night?

And that brings us to today’s news: Universal has officially announced the existence of Cult of Chucky, the seventh movie in the Child’s Play series the sequel to 2013’s Curse of Chucky.

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Rings trailer

Rings has been pushed back so many times at this point that there’s a very good chance you forgot it was coming at all. But you know who doesn’t forget about these things? Creepy little girls trapped in wells who wreak vengeance via viral video. A new Rings trailer sets up the next chapter in the horror franchise, which reveals that Samara’s managed to catch up with the times and give her tape a digital upgrade. Watch it below.  Read More »

Slender Man director

Sylvain White has been attached to some notable projects over the past couple years. The director behind Stomp the Year worked on an adaptation of Frank Miller‘s Ronin and a movie based on the video game Castlevania, but he hasn’t helmed a feature since directing The Losers, a fluffy and enjoyable enough B-movie. Almost seven years after directing that comic book movie, White may have found his next project to direct, Screen Gems’ Slender Man.

Below, learn more about the Slender Man director.

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The Girl With All the Gifts Trailer

I missed seeing The Girl With All the Gifts at last year’s Fantastic Fest and came to regret it as many friends and colleagues kept on telling my how much they enjoyed it, with director Colm McCarthy taking home a directing prize at the festival’s awards. More than a few people compared it to The Last of Us, the incredible post-apocalyptic video game whose movie adaptation is currently mired in development hell, which is the kind of praise that would put anything on my radar.

It’s been six months since we’ve seen a trailer for the film, so this new preview is a nice reminder that yes, this movie still exists and we’ll all be able to watch it fairly soon.

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Stranger Things Monster Effects

Now that it’s 2017, new episodes of Stranger Things feel much closer. The first season debuted last summer, and fans are expecting the second season to arrive on Netflix around the same time this year, though no official release date has been set just yet. In the meantime, how about we take a closer look at how the signature monster known as the Demogorgon was brought to life for the show?

Mark Steger helped brig the Demogorgon to life by being the man standing on stilts inside of a creature suit, and now some new behind the scenes photos and a video reveals the body suit and mechanical head that will haunt your nightmares, even when it’s not creeping in the dark.

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it image

The new, long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King‘s It is currently (and finally) in post-production. Last year, the R-rated adaptation appeared in trouble after director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) parted ways with New Line Cinema over some creative differences, which was a definite blow to the project. Director Andrés Muschietti‘s (Mama) ultimately stepped in, reworked the script, and shot the horror film over the summer, and he shared plenty of images during the shoot, teasing locations and parts from the book. Now a couple more images of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) has been released.

Below, see the Stephen King’s It remake images.

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Alien Covenant Photo

One of 20th Century Fox’s most intriguing upcoming releases has to be Alien: CovenantRidley Scott‘s follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus. As the title suggests, this prequel ties more closely into the Alien franchise — but it also picks up where Prometheus left off, with the further adventures of the android David (Michael Fassbender).

I was lucky enough to attend an early presentation of footage from the film, featuring stars Katherine WaterstonAmy SeimetzCarmen EjogoDanny McBride, and more. Below, read an Alien: Covenant footage recap and my thoughts on what I saw.

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alien covenant trailer

Few films have divided movie fans quite like Prometheus, the Alien prequel that answered too much while saying too little. It remains one of the more maddening studio films I’ve ever paid to see in the theater: an impeccably made, stunningly designed, ambitious as hell…misfire? Flawed success? Something in-between? I’m a member of the Prometheus fan club, but I understand where the detractors come from and have come to peace with it.

But that means director Ridley Scott has something to prove with Alien: Covenant, the sixth film in the Alien series but the second chronologically, taking place about a decade after the events of Prometheus. Those of won over by Prometheus will come to this film happily, but everyone else is going to need the appropriate nudge. Will the new trailer get the job done? Or are you ignoring these introductory statements and already scrolling down to watch the preview?

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tales from the crypt reboot

M. Night Shyamalan‘s Tales From the Crypt reboot is not dead. Yesterday it was reported the TNT series was in danger due to budget issues. It’s unclear if that’s a real problem for the series at the moment, but the makers of the show are still busy squaring away some rights issues. According to TNT, the anthology series is still moving forward; it’s just run into some complications.

Below, learn more about the Tales from the Crypt Reboot.

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alien covenant images

The steady stream of Alien: Covenant news over the past few days suggests that we’ll be seeing the first trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel soon enough (perhaps as soon as this weekend, if rumors are true). In the meantime, we can just enjoy these new images, one that teases a familiar location and one that seems to make good on the early word that this will be an R-rated motion picture.

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