Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy, the team that recently worked together on the fantastic body-swap slasher comedy Freaky, are reuniting for yet another high-concept horror project. It’s called Time Cut, and it’s described as Back to the Future meets Scream. What more do you need to know, really? Madison Bailey and Antonia Gentry are set to star in the film, with Landon producing and Kennedy co-writing the script with Sono Patel. Into the Dark filmmaker Hannah Macpherson will direct, with production gearing up in June.
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In an interview last year, Paranormal Activity reboot writer Christopher Landon said he was “super excited” about the yet-to-be-announced director who would be shepherding that vision to the big screen. “I can’t say who it is because they won’t let me. He’s a get. He’s awesome! I think people are going to be really surprised by where we’re taking this thing.”
Now that mystery has been solved. A new report says that the Paranormal Activity reboot director will be William Eubank, who most recently directed the Kristen Stewart-starring aquatic horror film Underwater. Read More »
I’m not going to sit here and say that Happy Death Day 3 would solve all of the world’s problems…but I’m not not saying that, either. Alas, it looks like the third entry in the wildly fun slasher/time-loop series remains a long shot. In a new interview, Christopher Landon, who directed the first two entries, and who helmed the new release Freaky, said that while everyone involved remains ready to make another movie, it’s not going to happen without a “truckload of cash.” However, there might be hope – from Peacock.
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Writer/director Christopher Landon has carved out a nice corner of the genre space for himself over the past few years with the Happy Death Day movies and the new body swap horror film Freaky, which was just released in theaters today. But he’s returning to a familiar franchise as the writer of the upcoming Paranormal Activity reboot, and now he’s teasing that the new film will be led by an “exciting” director who he describes as a “get.” Who could it be? Read More »
Filled with inventive kills, genuinely funny jokes, and a surprisingly warm heart, Freaky is one of the year’s most enjoyable films. It’s a blood-drenched horror-comedy that goes for big laughs, bigger gore, and wraps it all up in touching pathos that’s bound to catch more than a few viewers off guard. The original pitch for the film was Freaky Friday meets Friday the 13th, and if that isn’t enough to catch your attention, what is? A body-swap comedy crossed with a slasher flick, Freaky feels like it has something for everyone. It’s the best, and most inventive, slasher movie since Scream.
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Sadly, there’s no Friday the 13th in October. Perhaps that’s why Universal decided to wait until November to release Freaky, their wild body swapping horror comedy starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn as a high school girl and serial killer who accidentally end up trapped in each other’s bodies. Watch the new Freaky trailer below for some (s)laughter. Read More »
We, the people, demand another Happy Death Day movie. Unfortunately, the fate of Happy Death Day 3 remains in doubt. While both Death Day movies have a vocal fanbase, Happy Death Day 2U didn’t exactly clean up at the box office. As a result, Blumhouse has yet to greenlight a third film – but director Christopher Landon hasn’t given up hope just yet. In a recent interview, the filmmaker offered some details about the movie, as well as a potential title.
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The body swap formula never seems to get old, with comedies like Vice Versa, Freaky Friday, Hot Chick and The Change-Up giving us different variations on the familiar trope. But take that premise and apply it to the horror genre, and you get something totally fresh.
Freaky is a new horror comedy from Blumhouse that finds a high school girl (Kathryn Newton of Blockers) switching bodies with a serial killer known as The Butcher (Vince Vaughn) thanks to a mystical ancient dagger. It sounds like a total dud on the surface, but if the first Freaky trailer is any indicator, the result is both hilarious and terrifying. Read More »
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Christopher Landon, who wrote Paranormal Activity 2 through 5 (and directed 5, too) is returning to the franchise for the new film – the seventh in the series. Not much is known about Paranormal Activity 7, but it’s safe to assume the movie will involve found-footage and also things going bump in the night. It’s currently slated for a March 19, 2021 release date.
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The Happy Death Day franchise is dead unless a service like Netflix comes along to fund a third entry, but that’s not going to keep director Christopher Landon down. The filmmaker, who directed the first Happy Death Day and both wrote and directed its sequel, is now developing a new horror movie to direct at Blumhouse, the low budget/high control production company where he’s worked extensively over the past decade. Here’s what we know about his mysterious new project. Read More »