How much of an introduction does a producer like Jason Blum really need? We all know the name Blumhouse Productions, the production company Blum founded 20 years ago. It was in 2009 the company exploded and discovered a winning formula in modestly budgeted horror movies with low risks and potentially high rewards. Now, Blumhouse is a company whose name attracts as many moviegoers, if not more so, than most name actors.
The latest Blumhouse Production is You Should Have Left, which is writer-director David Koepp returning to Stir of Echoes territory with his leading man, Kevin Bacon. The story is set almost entirely in a house where Bacon can’t escape the past. Based on a german novella by writer Daniel Kehlmann, it’s a modern spin on “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
Recently, we talked to Jason Blum about the atmospheric horror movie, daily operations at Blumhouse, reopening theaters, VOD, and more.
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David Fincher is known for shooting many, many, many takes until he gets what he wants. And it looks like he hasn’t changed. Fincher’s return to feature directing, Mank, is due out on Netflix this year, and according to star Amanda Seyfried, one of her scenes required – at least in Fincher’s eyes – 200 takes and about an entire week to film.
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Sometimes the worst demons in a horror movie aren’t the ones that terrorize you from within a haunted house, but the personal ones you harbor. In You Should Have Left, we get a little bit of both, as Kevin Bacon plays a man who books a vacation house with his wife and child, and finds that his inner demons are becoming startlingly real. Universal has released a You Should Have Left featurette that gives the spotlight to the beautiful but sinister house Bacon and Amanda Seyfried move into. Watch the You Should Have Left featurette below.
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Before movie theaters were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the best movies of the year so far was Blumhouse’s new take on The Invisible Man. However, it looks like they’ll be going from a high peak to a disappointing valley later this month with the surprise announcement of their latest film premiering on VOD.
Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star in You Should Have Left, a psychological horror thriller directed by Mission: Impossible and Jurassic Park writer David Koepp. Once you see the trailer for this movie, you’ll understand why it was pushed to VOD instead of waiting for theaters. Read More »
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, watch some recording bloopers featuring the voice cast of Scoob!, the latest big screen Scooby-Doo adaptation from Warner Bros. Animation. Plus, go behind the scenes of Hulu’s new animated series Solar Opposites from the co-creator and writer and Rick and Morty, and learn some British slang from comedian Ricky Gervais. Read More »
Scooby-Doo is coming back to the big screen, but this time he’s getting his first computer animated feature film. This one will also be a full origin story for the friendship between Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, as well as Mystery Inc., too.
The first Scoob! trailer takes us all the way back to Shaggy’s childhood, when he meets a stray dog on the beach and shares a sandwich with him. After getting his new name, inspired by Scooby Snacks, the two become lifelong buddies and end up meeting Fred, Daphne, and Velma while trick-or-treating. But this movie isn’t just an adventure with the young version of Mystery Inc., because the gang actually has to go looking for Shaggy and Scooby-Doo when they end up somewhere rather surprising.
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After a long hiatus from feature filmmaking, David Fincher has decided to head back to the movies with Mank, a biopic of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. We already know that Gary Oldman is playing Mankiewicz, but what about the rest of the cast, which includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, and more? Info has finally trickled out as to who’s who in the Mank cast, including which actor is playing Orson Welles. The answer may shock you! Or not! Just keep reading!
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In the world of Hollywood, sometimes producers reach out to stars for a certain role in a movie, and they get turned down. Some of today’s biggest stars and most memorable characters have come to fruition because another actor or actress turned down a role. And when it comes to a key role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, it appears one of the Mean Girls turned down the chance to venture into space. Read More »
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The cast of the new animated take on Scooby-Doo continues to grow, and this time it’s with some familiar child stars playing younger versions of the characters from Mystery Inc.
Scoob is the name of the new animated Scooby-Doo movie, and it already features Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez and Will Forte as the voices of Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy respectively. Frank Welker is also reprising his longtime role as Scooby-Doo. But now two young stars from Avengers: Infinity War and Looper are being added to the Scooby-Doo movie cast to play young versions of Velma and Fred. Read More »
The animated Scooby-Doo movie in the works over at Warner Bros. Animation Group is picking up steam as the rest of Mystery Inc. has been cast. Fans of Scooby-Doo were a little shocked when Will Forte stepped up to voice Shaggy, replacing live-action Scooby-Doo movie star Matthew Lillard, who has been voicing the character in cartoons and animated movies since then. Meanwhile, they seem to be all right with Gina Rodriguez as Velma, but how will they feel about who’s playing Fred and Daphne? Read More »