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In today’s edition of sequel bits:

  • A Back to the Future comic creates an origin story for Needles.
  • Dwayne Jonson posted a video from the set of Jumanji.
  • Alex Garland wanted Judge Death in Dredd.
  • IP Man 4 has been announced.
  • And more.

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Stranger Things 8-Bit Cinema

Even though the buzz surrounding Stranger Things has died down since its debut on Netflix in July, there will undoubtedly be a resurgence whenever the second season hits the streaming service sometime in 2017. Since the show is set in the 1980s, it’s the perfect candidate to get the 8-Bit Cinema treatment, even if it’s not a movie.

Watch the Stranger Things 8-Bit Cinema video after the jump. Read More »

shin godzilla image

It’s been almost a week since I saw Shin Godzilla at Fantastic Fest 2016 and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. As I explained in my review, Toho’s 29th Godzilla film is fascinating and frustrating in equal measure, deliberately sidestepping what everyone expects from a kaiju movie so it can deliver something truly unique. Those hoping for a traditional monster movie may be disappointed by Shin Godzilla, but anyone looking for a Godzilla movie that that is weird and dense enough to inspire actual conversations will be delighted.

And that brings me to today’s piece of news: I’m proud to debut a new still from the film, offering an up close and personal look at the king of the monsters himself.

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The Walking Dead Ending

At the beginning of the year, during AMC’s annual Television Critics Association panel, Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development and Charlie Collier, president of the network, indicated they had no intentions of ending The Walking Dead anytime soon. In their minds, since the comic book that inspired the show is still going strong, the show can keep on chugging without a worry (and it won’t catch up to the comics in the way that Game of Thrones has caught up and surpassed George R.R. Martin’s books).

However, despite the fact that The Walking Dead has been using the comics as source material, that doesn’t mean that when the ending of the series will match the ending in the comic books. Find out why The Walking Dead ending will be different in each format after the jump. Read More »


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‘The Purge’ May Be Getting A TV Series

The Purge TV show

The Purge movies have been reliable moneymakers for Universal, Blumhouse Productions, and Platinum Dunes. Their budgets are kept low, so when they make over $100 million worldwide, they crack a nice profit. Now that this franchise is three movies in, what’s in the future for this successful series? According to director James DeMonaco, it’s television.

Below, learn more about a possible The Purge TV show in development.

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a dark song review

If your average horror movie is an indication, the occult is a piece of cake. Grab a dusty old tome from your local library, pick up a Ouija board, light a candle or two and voila! You’re ready to open a portal, summon a demon, or cleanse a house of a vengeful spirit. Genre movies have a habit of making magic look easy and convenient. Either anyone can do it, or an exposition-spouting expert is just a quick phone call away.

A Dark Song isn’t that kind of movie. Writer/director Liam Gavin has made a movie where black magic isn’t just dangerous and a good way endanger your soul – it’s also really, really difficult and it takes a long time. Here is a movie about a single dark ritual that takes place over the course of six months.

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shin godzilla review

What is Shin Godzilla?

Known as Godzilla: Resurgence in Japan, it is the 29th Godzilla movie produced by the legendary production company Toho. It is directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi and no connection whatsoever to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film or the giant monster universe Warner Bros. is currently building.

But that doesn’t really answer the question, because Shin Godzilla isn’t what many viewers think it will be. So, what is Shin Godzilla? That’s a difficult question to answer because Anno and Higuchi have really made four movies in one package and each one is fascinating and frustrating and genuinely revealing about what this iconic, and wholly Japanese, series actually represents in the year 2016.

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Alfred Hitchcock Anthology TV Series in the Works

Alfred Hitchcock

Why settle for remaking one movie by Alfred Hitchcock when you can borrow from the Master of Suspense for seasons upon end? Universal Cable Productions has just struck a deal with the Hitchcock estate to develop Welcome to Hitchcock, an anthology series that will be “in the spirit of the classic Hitchcock style and legacy.”  Read More »

Blair Witch Ending

Unfortunately, Blair Witch was not quite the hit sequel that Lionsgate was hoping it would be. The film has only pulled in $16.5 million domestically and another $11.5 million internationally. That’s a bummer, because it’s actually quite the scary sequel that expands the mythology of The Blair Witch Project without ruining anything or revealing too much.

Now those of you have seen it may be thinking to yourself that the movie does reveal too much about the legend at the core of the horror franchise, mostly because it appears to reveal the titular spirit/monster/whatever. But writer Simon Barrett recently confirmed that we don’t actually see the Blair Witch on screen at all. Find out more below, but beware of spoilers. Read More »

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raw review

It’s going to be easy to label Raw as a cannibal horror movie. It’s simple. It gets the point across. It’s a hook to get people in the door. However, director Julia Ducournau‘s feature debut is about so much more than the consumption of human flesh. It’s a coming-of-age drama that truly understands the loneliness of being away from home for the first time. It’s a pitch-perfect portrait of the awkward transition into college life. It’s a sad and lovely portrait of how siblings are never that far apart, even when there appears to be a great distance between them. Raw is a movie about changes and transitions and settling into being the person you will be for the rest of your life.

And yes, it is also a cannibal horror movie.

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