The Conjuring 3 Clip

Blockbuster horror makes a return to theaters this summer with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the third installment in the franchise starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. This time, the Warrens are dealing with a murder case involving demonic possession, and of course there are supernatural happenings abound. A new Conjuring 3 clip shows the duo investigating the woods, and Lorraine has a vision that lures her into danger. Read More »

The Saw franchise is back, with the marquee names of Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson injecting some new life into it. After a one-year coronavirus delay, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is finally bound for theaters this Friday. There was a time in the 2000s when every October brought another bloody Saw flick; Spiral is the first film to break the series tradition of releasing right before Halloween. The Jigsaw Killer has never been a critical darling and casual viewers may not have kept up with his last eight appearances. However, the original 2004 Saw stands on its own and it remains an interesting cultural artifact—with more to say about the state of the world post-9/11 than it perhaps intended.

The term “torture porn” solidified around Saw retroactively, around the time that Hostel was revving up the drills and chainsaws to maim tourists on the big screen. That was in January 2006, when New York Magazine ran the headline, “Now Playing at Your Local Multiplex: Torture Porn.” Since then, we’ve often heard labels like “misery porn” and “disaster porn” applied to entertainment (there’s also “food porn,” which predates torture porn and is generally much more appetizing to watch). Yet Saw played into an older heritage of splatter horror and extreme cinema. It also gave several notable filmmakers their first big break, so that it’s now only one degree removed from Kevin Bacon…and Aquaman.

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Aquaman 2 Cast Pilou Asbaek

Pilou Asbaek, who played horny pirate Euron Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, is setting his sights on more aquatic adventure with Aquaman 2. The actor is in talks to join the cast of the James Wan-directed film, which will bring back Jason Momoa as the lead. As is usually the case with this sort of casting news, we have no idea who Asbaek is playing just yet. But the fact that his casting is being talked about at all suggests that pre-production work on Aquaman 2 is starting to pick up.

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malignant release date

Even though Warner Bros. just announced a new release date for Godzilla vs. Kong, they’ve decided to go ahead and move it again. But don’t worry – the move isn’t that drastic. Instead of hitting theaters and HBO Max on March 26, 2021, as was announced last week, Godzilla vs. Kong will now arrive on March 31. Why move it back five days? No idea! But we have some guesses.

Meanwhile, WB also revealed the release date for James Wan‘s return to horror, MalignantSeptember 10. The release date comes with an image from the film, and a message from the director.

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malignant rating

James Wan last released horror movie was 2016’s The Conjuring 2 – but he already has his return to horror ready to go for 2021. It’s Malignant, a film that was initially set to open in 2020, until all that bad stuff happened to delay it. Malignant is now set to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max this year, and while we still have no idea what the damn movie’s about, we now know what it’s rated: R, for “Strong horror violence, gruesome images, and for language.” While Wan is the filmmaker who launched the blood-filled Saw franchise, most of his horror movies haven’t been abundantly gory, so it sounds like he’s got something special cooked up for horror fans here.

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new van helsing movie

Universal continues its quest to bring back characters from the classic Universal Monster movies. The latest is a new Van Helsing movie which, thankfully, won’t have anything to do with the terrible 2004 movie starring Hugh Jackman. This new Van Helsing comes from producer James Wan and director Julius Avery, who helmed Overlord. Van Helsing originated in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and has been played on screen by actors like Edward Van Sloan, Peter Cushing, Anthony Hopkins, and, yes, Hugh Jackman.

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Allison Williams Starring in M3GAN

Artificial intelligence is one of the latest crazes in horror, and Blumhouse is activating a new tech thriller at Universal that will turn state-of-the art technology into a deadly threat.

M3GAN will star Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls) as a brilliant roboticist at a toy company who is developing the titular life-like doll with artificial intelligence that can be programmed to be “a kid’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally.” But when she decides to activate M3GAN to help out when she unexpectedly gains custody of her niece, the doll may not end up being as helpful she hoped. In fact, it’s a mistake that will have unimaginable consequences. Read More »

aqauman dc fandome panel

James Wan and Patrick Wilson have collaborated on a lot films, but the biggest film of their partnership is definitely Aquaman. Wilson played the villainous King Orm/Ocean Master in the 2018 flick, and during DC FanDome, Wilson and Wan got together virtually to reminisce about making the movie, and drop some very vague teases about what to expect in the sequel due out in 2022.

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Aquaman 2 Horror Elements - The Trench

With Aquaman, director James Wan delivered one of the more wild and imaginative movies in the DC Extended Universe. The underwater worlds of the DC Comics superhero were something to behold, and there were a handful of truly great sequences scattered throughout the movie, even if there were also exponentially dumber scenes in-between them.

One of the best scenes in Aquaman was undoubtedly the dark and grisly attack of The Trench, horrifying underwater creatures who were so cool that they’re supposed to get their own spin-off. And director James Wan says if you liked that sequence, then you’ll get another dose of his horror sensibilities in the sequel. Read More »

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Knight Rider movie

Knight Rider is one of those properties Hollywood can’t seem to ever fully shake. The notion of a crime fighter using an artificially intelligent, technologically advanced car is evidently just too enticing to let comfortably settle into the ether of ’80s nostalgia, and for the past decade, studios have been trying to make a Knight Rider movie.

But after several false starts, a new version is now in the works. Aquaman and Saw director James Wan‘s Atomic Monster production company has teamed up with Spyglass Media Group to jump-start a feature film adaptation of the popular TV series.
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