Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort have announced that The Exorcist will be coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2016. Each theme park will have its own horrifying but different maze. Learn more information and watch a teaser trailer, after the jump.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- The Exorcist pilot has cast Geena Davis.
- Breaking Bad‘s composer will work his magic on Preacher.
- Gary Busey has joined the cast of Sharknado 4, because of course he has.
- 24: Legacy adds another new cast member.
- HBO is planning a whole bunch of new shows.
- Leighton Meester joins the cast of Making History.
- Houdini & Doyle reveals a new poster.
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Over a week ago we learned Fox was moving forward with a pilot based on William Peter Blatty‘s book The Exorcist. The new adaptation of The Exorcist has been in the works for a few years now. Originally, Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin was a part of the series. Then, after Durkin’s departure, screenwriter Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) stepped in to the write the adaptation.
The Exorcist TV series has picked up some more steam now, because Fox just enlisted Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) to direct the pilot.
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This March, we’ll see The Omen all grown up with A&E’s new drama series Damien. And now another horror classic will be getting the TV series treatment as well. Fox has ordered an adaptation of William Peter Blatty‘s book The Exorcist for a pilot that will hopefully launch a new TV series on the network. The book has already been turned into a feature film that debuted in 1973 and absolutely scared the wits out of audiences, stirring up plenty of controversy, so The Exorcist TV series will have a lot to live up to. Read More »
In July 2014, one of our favorite artists Scott Campbell (aka Scott C) held a scavenger hunt to find his original watercolor Great Showdown paintings in the original filming locations across Los Angeles. This year he returns with The Great Great Showdown Hunt, a bigger and more epic hunt which will take the concept worldwide. You’re going to have to be quick, smart and pop culture-savvy to find these, but if you can, you might be able to get yourself an original Scott C painting.
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If you’ve recently been craving to watch the Dane Cook star vehicle, Good Luck Chuck, then you better hurry up, because it’s about to leave Netflix. Once again, the company is depriving us of comedy classics we just need to watch again and again. In reality, the streaming service is actually dropping some great movies next month. After the jump, check out our rundown of some of the best films leaving Netflix in October 2015.
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Pretty much every genre of film is different today than it was decades ago. But the two genres that seem to suffer the most from feeling dated are horror and comedy. There are plenty of things that aren’t as scary or as funny as they were to audiences during what was then the present day. The same thing will happen with films released today as time goes on.
But thanks to the magic of video and the internet, we can take a peek through time and see what scared audiences over 40 years ago. It was the year 1973, and The Exorcist was one of the most controversial horror movies ever made. People were scared out of their minds when this movie hit theaters, passing out during screenings, leaving early because they were unable to endure the horror. And if you want to know what this phenomenon was like, a cool video has surfaced showing how people were affected by this movie. Watch audiences react to The Exorcist after the jump! Read More »
A TV series based on The Exorcist has been in the planning stages for a while, with Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin once set to oversee the development of a ten-episode series that would be directly linked to William Friedkin’s film. That actually seemed like a pretty great idea.
Now some things have changed. The show is still moving forward, but Durkin is out and Fantastic Four and Fables screenwriter Jeremy Slater is in, with producer Roy Lee (The Departed, The Ring) still working on the project. Read More »
Have you ever flipped your TV to a movie and been delighted it was one of those presentations with facts that pop up on the screen? If so, you might want to know about a new site just launched that provides that sort of presentation all the time.
The site is called Yeah! and is run by AMC Networks, which own AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. Basically, the site allows you to stream movies like Scream, Reservoir Dogs, 300, The Terminator, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Pulp Fiction, and This is Spinal Tap. Along with each film are 400-500 pieces of new, original context and facts that appear on the screen during the film. Check out a video and read more below. Read More »