The director of Citadel and Sinister 2 has made a new deal with Blumhouse to direct a thriller set in his native Ireland. Ciarán Foy will make The Shee, an “elevated thriller” that features supernatural elements presumably from Irish folklore about faeries. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Films about people turning on each other after maybe getting victimized by spiritual forces are nothing new. But Robert Eggers‘ The Witch puts a fresh spin on the formula by moving the action to colonial New England, surrounded by superstition and wilderness.
Set decades before the Salem witch trials, The Witch follows a devout Christian family who come to New England to start a new life. However, they seem to be cursed at every turn — their crops fail, and their infant son goes missing. Fear and dread begin to plague the family, as they grow increasingly suspicious of one another. Watch The Witch trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
20th Century Fox has dropped the first trailer for Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy as the mad doctor and Daniel Radcliffe as his faithful (and so far non-hunchbacked) protege Igor.
If you’ve seen really any version of the Mary Shelley classic, you know how it goes: Frankenstein engages in some crazy science and creates a literal monster, with predictably disastrous results. What’s different this time is a playful buddy comedy dynamic between Frankenstein and Igor, a la Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies. Watch the Victor Frankenstein trailer after the jump. Read More »
Sounding a bit like the It Follows story model applied in a different way to a zombie story, the comic series Tag, by Kieth Giffen and Kody Chamberlain, features a setup where a man is turned into a rotting fleshpile after a simple touch from another. But there’s an upshot, maybe: he can tag someone else to pass on the curse rather than decomposing.
Now the collected Tag story is being turned into a film, from Fox and John Leonetti, who directed The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle last year. Read More »
Summit has been developing a film called Exorcism Diaries for a couple years, originally recruiting Barbara Marshall to write back in 2013, with other writers tackling it in the meantime. The film was originally said to be based on a book that purports to chronicle the true stories behind the film The Exorcist, and while that may be just a good marketing angle from Summit, we’ll always take a good exorcism movie.
Now Exorcism Diaries has an even better chance to be good, as the two people who made Starry Eyes, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, have been brought on to rewrite and direct. Read More »
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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is beginning to take shape. We’ve already told you about the Crimson Peak, Insidious, Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home and This Is The End mazes. And this morning Universal announced that the annual Purge will commence at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as both parks will debut all-new “disturbingly-real experiences” inspired by Universal’s popular horror franchise film series created by writer and director James DeMonaco and produced by Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes. They’ve also announced that last year’s AVP: Alien vs. Predator maze will return due to popular demand. Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer for The Purge at Horror Nights and find out more.
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Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve made no secret of our affection for What We Do in the Shadows, naming the vampire mockumentary one of our favorite films of the year so far. So naturally, we’re thrilled to hear we might be in for another adventure into Wellington’s surprisingly mundane supernatural underbelly.
A What We Do in the Shadows sequel is in the works, as confirmed by the first film’s co-star / co-director / co-writer Jemaine Clement. Get more details on the What We Do in the Shadows sequel after the jump.
(Updated with new information about a potential What We Do in the Shadow spinoff show.) Read More »
Even though the horror flick Ouija, inspired by the spirit board that has been said to allow users to speak to people in the afterlife, wasn’t a massive hit at the box office last year, it still pulled in $100 million worldwide on a budget of just $5 million. That made it profitable enough for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes and Hasbro to move forward with a sequel, which was announced back in January.
The first movie was absolutely terrible, and the paltry 7% on Rotten Tomatoes reinforces that. However, now there’s a chance that the sequel could be better with with Oculus helmer Mike Flanagan directing Ouija 2. Plus, one of his stars from the aforementioned superior psychological horror flick is coming with him. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
So far we’ve heard about a couple of classic Ghostbusters stars who’ll be dropping by the new Ghostbusters movie. But the cameo list has now extended beyond former cast members to include a certain metal god. Find out who’ll be rocking out with Erin, Abby, Jillian, and Patty after the jump. Read More »