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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • One of the key supporting actors from the Indiana Jones franchise wants to return for the fifth film
  • Dwayne Johnson talks about his Fast & Furious spin-off movie
  • John Carpenter clarifies the setting for the new Halloween sequel
  • The Predator gets some electrifying new promo art
  • A new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom banner from a London licensing expo
  • And more!

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The Empire Strikes Back - Karl Fitzgerald - Bottleneck Gallery NYCC Prints

This weekend, New York Comic-Con will descend upon The Big Apple, bringing all sorts of hardcore nerdity to the city. We’ll be bringing you all of the important updates about upcoming movies and TV shows, but in the meantime, we’ve got a line on some of the outstanding collectible artwork you’ll be able to get your hands on from the showfloor (and some you can get online too).

Bottleneck Gallery has sent us some exclusive debuts of prints that will be on sale this weekend at New York Comic-Con. They include an outstanding new print for The Empire Strikes Back by Karl Fitzgerald, who also delivered a mesmerizing piece in honor of Blade Runner 2049. Plus, Martin Ansin has an astounding print for Wonder Woman, and there are prints for The Thing, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Watchmen, Jaws, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

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The 15 Worst Horror Remakes Ever Made

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This week, a remake of Flatliners will hit theaters and leave us all wondering: “Why?” Look, remakes of horror films are nothing new, but was anyone actually eager for a Flatliners remake? Besides, there already was a film that came very close to being a Flatliners remake; it was called The Lazarus Effect, and it was terrible.

Speaking of terrible, in honor (maybe?) of Flatliners, I’ve gone ahead and broken down the 15 Worst Horror Remakes. You may disagree with these picks; in fact, I know for certain that many people enjoy at least one or two of these films. That’s fine! I welcome your defense of them! But these are the bottom of the barrel. The rotten apples. The major disappointments. These are the worst horror remakes.

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Game of Thrones VFX - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, see a new, in-depth look at the visual effects that went into making the famous “loot train attack” from the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Plus, see what you think about a Harry Potter theory about The Boy Who Lived’s possible impact on The Dursleys during the 11 years he stayed at their house, and watch a fan trailer for a movie pitting Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees against each other. Read More »

/Answers: Our Favorite Horror Movie Villains

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of It and the re-introduction of Pennywise the clown, this week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite horror movie villain?”

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slasher things

The Demogorgon is a truly terrifying monster that the kids from Stranger Things had to defeat, but what if they faced off against your run-of-the-mill slasher villain? It wouldn’t be pretty — we’re talking violence, strong language, adult content— all things that may be a bit too mature for the 11-something kids who saved the day and Will Byers.

While we may not get a guy with a chainsaw chasing the kids around Hawkins, this spoof of the Stranger Things trailer imagines what it would be like if the small Indiana town was terrorized by Jason from Friday the 13th or Pennywise the Clown from It. Unsurprisingly, it matches up perfectly.

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Last week, one of my more anticipated video games of 2017 arrived: Friday the 13th. Well, part of it did. The game is being released in two parts: the multiplayer component, where players can play as camp counselors and the hockey-masked menace who wants to murder them, became available on last Friday. The single player mode is expected to arrive later this summer.

Still, my horror nerd heart was all aflutter in my anticipation to play as Jason or one of his teenage victims. Having grown up on the Friday the 13th series, my nostalgia meter was cranked to 11, but knowing that nostalgia can sometimes cloud judgment, the gamer in me still wanted to make sure that this was a great game to be enjoyed by all. With that in mind, and plenty of snacks purchased, I settled in to play Friday the 13th with my two other willing test subjects: my husband (who is new to Friday the 13th in general and has only seen through the fourth installment) and our close friend, a lifelong gamer, who had admittedly only seen, “that one scene in that one movie where the couple gets impaled while they are doing it” (a formidable PSA against the dangers of pre-marital sex if there ever was one).

What transpired was a gaming experience that satisfied my rose-colored nostalgia goggles and the high gaming standards of my two counterparts, in what proved to be just a damn fine horror game to sink your machete into.

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friday the 13th video game

A video game based on the Friday the 13th movie series hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC today, offering gamers the chance to step into the boots of everyone’s favorite hockey-masked, redneck, undead serial killer with mommy issues. Or you can play as one of his victims. It just depends on whether you want to be the stalker or the stalkee.

Technically, the multiplayer component of the game arrives as a digital download today – the single player mode is expected a little later this year. However, we’re using this as an opportunity to talk about other great horror movies that would be a great fit for video games. Three of our resident horror buffs and avid video game players – Alex Riviello, Vanessa Bogart, and Jacob Hall – have teamed up to make some suggestions…and pitch what a video game version of some iconic (and not-so-iconic) horror films would look like.

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World War Z

Paramount’s making some changes to its 2017 release calendar. Both the long-gestating World War Z sequel and the even longer-gestating Friday the 13th reboot have been pulled off the schedule entirely. Meanwhile, in happier news, Darren Aronofsky‘s mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is now set to come out this fall. Click through for all the latest details. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • The new Friday the 13th is still on and it’s apparently titled Friday the 13th Part 13.
  • Mission: Impossible 6 is looking to film in Paris.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard says Jurassic World 2 is about to begin filming.
  • Escape Plan 2 is still happening and it will be a Chinese co-production.
  • Tom Felton talks about returning as Draco Malfoy…in 20 years.
  • Trinidad James has joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 3.

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