spawn reboot no joy

Finally, someone is going to be brave enough to make a dark and gritty superhero movie. Todd McFarlane has been teasing a Spawn reboot for years, and he’s teamed with Blumhouse to make it a reality. McFarlane has spoken frequently about what he’s hoping to achieve with this new film – an R-rated horror-movie vibe that’s far removed from the terrible 1997 Spawn movie. Now, McFarlane has added even more detail by claiming this new film is going to be both “dark” and “ugly.” And that’s not all! The movie will also be completely free of joy. Sounds fun!

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New Jordan Peele Movie

After the huge success of Get Out, which won writer/director Jordan Peele a well-deserved Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, all eyes are on him to see if he can deliver another amazing movie with his follow-up, which is called Us. We recently published a plot synopsis that was attached to test screenings of the movie, but now Peele and stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke are shedding some light on even more Us movie details, including the fact that this film is “more firmly in the horror genre” than Get Out. Read More »

pooka review

(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark, set to release a full holiday-themed feature the first Friday of every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.)

As /Film’s resident Christmas Horror nutcase, is it any surprise that Into The Dark’s December chapter would be my most anticipated? Enter Nacho Vigalondo’s Pooka!, a consumerism purgatory where struggling actor Wilson Clowes (Nyasha Hatendi) finds himself inexplicably connected to his latest gig’s oversized costume. No psycho Santa, no Krampus lashings, no murder-obsessed snowmen. Gerald Olson’s script is one of scorched innocence and the idea that children’s toys can be impossibly terrifying when seasonal corporate greed is the only thing driving motivation. An obvious holiday theme, yet one that barely scratches the surface on Pooka!.

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Blumhouse Female Director Sophia Takal

With all the horror movies Blumhouse has released, they’ve never had a female director for a horror film. Until now. Sophia Takal, director of the amazing indie horror film Always Shine, will become the first female Blumhouse director with New Year New You, a feature-length entry in the Blumhouse/Hulu anthology series, Into the Dark. News of Takal’s hiring comes shortly after Blumhouse president Jason Blum offered a tone-deaf explanation regarding the lack of female Blumhouse directors – but the filmmaker was actually hired before those statements were made.

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happy death day 2u trailer

The Blumhouse scare machine has pumped out another fright fest: Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to 2017’s Happy Death Day. In the first film, a college student found herself in a Groundhog Day-like scenario in which she kept reliving the same day over and over again. That’s bad enough as-is, but to make matters worse, she also kept being murdered over and over again as well. Now, the cycle continues. Watch the Happy Death Day 2U trailer below.

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amazon blumhouse movies

Amazon has just closed a deal with the frightmasters at Blumhouse to create eight films exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Each of the entries will be from diverse filmmakers, and marks Amazon’s first foray into feature-length properties created strictly for their streaming service. Details are what the individual features will be are slim, but since Blumhouse is involved, you can bet jump-scares will feature in somewhere. More on the Amazon Blumhouse movies below.

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five nights at freddy's movie

Earlier this year, word came out that Blumhouse Productions was set to make a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie based on the popular video game series, with Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire) lined up to direct. The project was at one point aiming for a 2020 release date, but now Scott Cawthon, the creator of the games and producer of the film, says that the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been delayed because it’s getting a total overhaul. Read More »

Blumhouse 4 billion

The word “visionary” gets thrown around a lot in the entertainment industry, but Jason Blum is truly one of Hollywood’s most visionary film producers. Over the past twelve years, he popularized a business model that slashes filmmaking costs, gives directors the type of creative control they often don’t find elsewhere, and rakes in serious profits if the movie proves to be a hit.

Aided by the recent success of David Gordon Green’s new Halloween movie, Blumhouse has officially crossed the $4 billion mark at the global box office. Read on for some of Blum’s thoughts about possible sequels to Halloween and Get Out. Read More »

Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween sequel

There’s been a lot of talk about a potential Halloween sequel in the wake of the new film’s box office success. But one pressing question that’s lingered has been whether or not Jamie Lee Curtis would return for yet another film as ultimate final girl Laurie Strode. We now have the answer! According to Curtis herself, she’d be happy to come back – under one very specific condition.

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halloween sequel

There have been rumblings of a Halloween sequel before the new Halloween even hit theaters, but the information has varied. Now, screenwriter Danny McBride has confirmed that sequel talks have definitely begun, and that he and the other writers have been asked to figure out where the franchise can go from here. More on the potential Halloween sequel below.

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