Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Ladies and gentlemen: welcome to the Stephen King movie renaissance. With The Dark Tower arriving early next year, It nearing the end of principal photography, and a new version of The Stand continuously waiting in the wings, we’re about to be beset on all sides by cinematic adaptations of King’s most acclaimed work. And then there is the film version of Gerald’s Game that Oculus and Hush director Mike Flanagan has been wanting to make since 2014, which would bring one of the author’s less famous books to the screen. Unlike those other books, which are ultimately built around characters on straightforward quests that see them come face-to-face with evil, this novel is a tough nut to crack – it’s set entirely in one room and centers around a single character who must escape an agonizing (and adults only) predicament.
Gerald’s Game is the kind of horror movie that would have a hard time getting made by a traditional studio and released into a couple thousand theaters. So the news that it may go directly to Netflix makes perfect sense.
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On November 3rd this year, it will have been 40 years since Brian De Palma‘s classic thriller Carrie, based on Stephen King‘s book of the same name, hit theaters. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the film starring Sissy Spacek, a special prom even is being put together by Scream Factory, who has a brand new two-disc special edition of Carrie coming out on October 11th.
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Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
James Gunn has been tied up with Marvel movies for the past couple of years, but somewhere in there, he found the time to write and produce The Belko Experiment. Greg McLean, the Aussie filmmaker behind the nasty Wolf Creek films, takes the helm, and the result is a simple, entertaining horror-thriller that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Read More »
Since director Ridley Scott is busy working on Alien: Covenant right now, director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) has to wait to get his own chapter in the Alien franchise off the ground. The project first came about when he shared some concept art online, and that turned into a real project being developed at 20th Century Fox with Sigourney Weaver back as Ripley and perhaps even Michael Biehn back from the dead as Hicks.
However, when Scott decided to get his follow-up to the Alien prequel Prometheus off the ground quickly, the project that has become known as Alien 5 was put on the backburner. The good news is that leaves Blomkamp with some spare time to work on something completely different, and he just teased a new project with a photo on Instagram teasing some kind of grotesque, deformed human or monsters.
See the photo teasing the new Neill Blomkamp movie after the jump. Read More »
We’ve been waiting for season three of Black Mirror for quite some time, and we’ve heard episode titles, filmmakers and cast but we haven’t heard much about what kind of stories we can expect from the six new episodes…until now. Hit the jump to find out what the Black Mirror Season 3 episodes will be about.
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Ouija made over $100 million worldwide. For a horror movie that cost $5 million, that was a more than impressive haul for the Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse Productions’ film (which they actually reshot half of, due to poor test scores). With that level of success, a sequel was inevitable, even though Ouija probably didn’t leave too many people clamoring for a sequel. Ouija: Origin of Evil, as the title indicates, technically isn’t a sequel; it’s a prequel.
Below, watch the Ouija: Origin of Evil trailer.
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With a surprise sequel coming next week, there’s no better time to revisit The Blair Witch Project by way of an Honest Trailer. This is the movie that basically invented viral marketing online, and created the found footage horror subgenre way before Paranormal Activity debuted. However, since it’s an amateur production made to be an amateur production, there’s only so much that the folks at Screen Junkies can make fun of this time. Still, there are some chuckles to be had here and there.
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With Adam Wingard‘s The Blair Witch Project sequel Blair Witch itching to hit theaters on September 16th, a lot of fans are looking back at the original 1999 film. But not jut fans, also the movie’s co-director Eduardo Sanchez, who says he would like to create an extended cut of The Blair Witch Project from the 19 hours of footage that was shot for the indie horror breakout.
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It’s hard to believe, but we’re coming up on the fifth film in the Underworld franchise. Originally, this sequel started out as a reboot that Kate Beckinsale wasn’t going to be involved in, but the actress returned to the lead role as Selene, and the movie was retooled as just another sequel. Now the first trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars has arrived, and you’ll see that it’s not much different than the first Underworld movie from all the way back in 2003.
Watch the first Underworld Blood Wars trailer after the jump. Read More »