the culling

David F. Sandberg, director of Shazam!Lights Out, and more, has a new horror project headed our way. Sandberg will direct The Culling, which follows a priest battling a demon while hiding out in a remote cabin. Lionsgate purchased the spec script for the film from writer Stephen Herman, and Sandberg plans to make The Culling before he directs Shazam 2.

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Henry Cavill Added to Shazam

Fans of the DC Extended Universe as created by Zack Snyder have gotten a lot of good news over the past couple weeks. Not only is Zack Snyder’s Justice League getting released by HBO Max, but apparently Man of Steel star Henry Cavill will be sticking around as Superman, albeit in an uncertain capacity.

Now that Henry Cavill has been confirmed to continue playing Supes, fans have been asking for something else. They want director David F. Sandberg to add Henry Cavill’s head to the previously faceless cameo made by The Big Blue Boy Scout at the end of the Shazam! last year. Well, ask and you shall receive, because that’s exactly what the filmmaker has done. Check it out below and have your Superman dreams come true. Read More »

not alone in here

David F. Sandberg is at it again, making yet another short horror movie while under lockdown. Sandberg, director of Shazam! and more, previously released Shadowed under quarantine conditions, and his latest, Not Alone in Here, keeps the trend going. Like Shadowed, and several of Sandberg’s other shorts, it features Sandberg’s wife and collaborator Lotta Losten being stalked by some sort of supernatural force. But Not Alone in Here changes up the format a bit, with creepy results.

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the making of Shadowed

Last week, Shazam director David F. Sandberg went back to his roots and released a new horror short, Shadowed. When I wrote up the story, I mentioned that not only am I a fan of Sandberg’s short horror films, I’m also a fan of when he uploads behind-the-scenes making-of videos. And sure enough, Sandberg has done just that, releasing a new Shadowed making-of video that you can watch below.

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shadowed

Before he became a big Hollywood director, David F. Sandberg was making creepy, and effective, short films with almost no budget, almost all of which were filmed inside his residence. And now, since all of us are stuck indoors, Sandberg has done it again. Shadowed, his latest short, follows in the tradition of his other horror shorts in that it stars his wife Lotta Losten as a woman tormented by something malevolent and supernatural. Watch it below.  Read More »

VFX Artists React to Shazam

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, the VFX artists at Corridor Crew are joined by director David F. Sandberg to look at his DC Comics movie Shazam! and some other blockbusters. Plus, former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage shows us what’s left of the original test dummy Buster from the beloved science experiment series, and watch a reel of bloopers from the Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This. Read More »

What We Want from Star Wars

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 the second part of Patrick (H) Willems extensive video essay where he tries to determine what fans want from Star Wars. Plus, Lights Out and Annabelle Creation director David F. Sandberg discusses the trouble with simulating proper darkness in horror movies, and Parks and Recreation co-stars Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones take a lie detector test interview. Read More »

Fear Agent TV show

Famed comic book writer Rick Remender ventured into television by showrunning the 2018 Syfy adaptation of his comic Deadly Class, and now that that show has come to an end, he’s found his next Hollywood gig.

Remender will executive produce a Fear Agent TV series based on the sci-fi comic of the same name that he created with Tony Moore, who is also on board as an EP. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This is the End, The Interview) are also executive producing, and Shazam! director David F. Sandberg is lined up to direct the pilot. Get more details below.
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the unsound movie

 David F. Sandberg is set to make a return to the horror genre with The Unsound, a horror film that Netflix has acquired in a heated bidding war. Based on the BOOM! Studios graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Jack T. ColeThe Unsound movie follows a psychiatrist who returns to the insane asylum where her mother once worked and is now a patient. Read More »

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The Truth About Movie Test Screenings

If you’re the kind of person who keeps up on all the developments behind the scenes of your most anticipated upcoming movies, then you’ve very likely heard of test screenings. There’s maybe even a chance that you’ve been lucky enough to end up at one, especially if you live in a major metropolitan area like Los Angeles, New York City, and sometimes even Chicago. But what exactly do these test screenings accomplish and how are they helpful to filmmakers?

Director David F. Sandberg has made a handful of big studio movies such as Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out, so he’s sat through the studio process of test screening a movie and using that to make a variety of decisions ranging from the film’s editing to the marketing campaign. And with that experience, he’s put together a helpful video essay that explains how he finds movie test screenings to be helpful. But he also points out which parts of the test screenings tend to bug him. Watch! Read More »