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 teaser trailer for Matt Reeves‘ upcoming The Batman recreated entirely in LEGO. Plus, learn how to craft a good jump scare in the horror genre, and what makes a bad jump scare. And finally, find out everything you need to know about the Tremors timeline, which now spans seven movies and a TV series, if you can believe it. Read More »
If things had gone according to plan we would’ve seen The Conjuring 3, AKA The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, this year. But of course, things did not go according to plan in the year 2020, and now we have to wait until June 2021 before we can see the next chapter in The Conjuring Universe. But if you’re craving just a glimpse of new footage, a new Conjuring featurette goes (briefly) behind-the-scenes of the new film, teasing a twist in the familiar Conjuring formula.
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Following the indefinite delay of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, Warner Bros. has pushed back the Conjuring 3 release date to June 2021. The latest entry in the horror franchise following the exploits of paranormal investigators hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It was set to debut in September this year, but was was delayed by additional reshoots needed to complete the film.
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At the end of last week, studios shifted the release dates for the big movies that are intended to usher in the reopening of movie theaters around the United States (and around the globe). Originally slated for release in July, movies like Tenet, Mulan, Unhinged, Broken Hearts Gallery and Bill & Ted Face the Music have been delayed between two weeks and a month due to the fact that movie theaters in some of the biggest markets in the US would not yet be allowed to open. But studios aren’t even confident the new August dates will hold, and more changes are likely to come.
Thanks to the rising number of coronavirus cases keeping some major cities from reopening movie theaters in July, not to mention the constant shift in release dates, Warner Bros. Pictures is leaning towards delaying The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It from its September 11, 2020 release date and shifting it back to sometime in 2021. The major studios don’t think the new August release dates are a safe bet, and they’re anticipating the aforementioned titles will be pushed into September, shaking up the fall release calendar significantly. Read More »
There’s been lots of confusion about HBO Max thus far – confusion about its name, what exactly will be on the streaming service, which specific group of subscribers get it, and more. But after about a month of existence, one thing about HBO Max has become very clear: its movie selection is pretty damn great. As with every other major streaming service, films and TV shows will rotate in and out of availability, and the company has revealed what will be arriving on the service next month. Here are the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in July 2020. Read More »
Hey, do you want to spend a week in the real house from The Conjuring? Well, now you can – and you don’t even have to break quarantine. For one week in May, The Dark Zone Network is setting up a 24-7 live-stream of the real-life Conjuring house, located in American’s most terrifying state – Rhode Island! The only downside: there’s a price – your soul! No, just kidding, it actually costs money.
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The Conjuring 3 has an official title. And it’s a devilishly good one. New Line has unveiled the title and official synopsis for the long-awaited third film in James Wan‘s Conjuring series, which launched the studio’s highly successful Conjuring Universe of horror films. Find out what The Conjuring 3 title is below.
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Most toys don’t have the ability to scare the hell out of you, but when it comes to the demonic doll Annabelle and the possessed buddy Chucky from Child’s Play, they won’t stop “playing” with you until you’ve taken your last breath. And if you’re brave enough to bring them home, you can add them to your collectible shelf, thanks to Mezco Toyz and their new detailed collectibles for each terrifying toy. Check out the real Annabelle doll and detailed Child’s Play figure below. Read More »
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(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: The Conjuring reveals its frightening villain with the film’s biggest scare sequence.)
Few horror movies have shaped the genre over this decade quite like 2013’s The Conjuring. Its hugely successful theatrical run proved there was a robust appetite for horror at the box office, inspiring other studios to follow in its wake. Moreover, it marked the birthplace of an ever-expanding franchise that includes sequels, spinoffs, and spinoff sequels in what’s been dubbed The Conjuring Universe.
It’s easy to see why, too. The Conjuring is a chilling culmination of everything horror master James Wan had learned in his career so far. From the nail-biting suspense of the Saw franchise, hard lessons learned in Dead Silence, and reinvigorating haunted houses in Insidious just two years prior, Wan was well prepared to deliver the scares. Boy did he deliver the scares. The Conjuring is a major juggling act of unrelenting terror; the scares come nearly nonstop. There are countless memorable moments that are guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine, but none manage to top the petrifying reveal of the film’s central antagonist, the evil witch Bathsheba – played by none other than Insidious’ Lipstick-Face Demon actor and film composer Joseph Bishara.
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At some point, the ghost-chasing Warrens might want to consider getting rid of all that spooky stuff they have locked away in the spare bedroom. As played memorably by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, the couple – based very loosely on real-life paranormal investigators – were first introduced to movie audiences with 2013’s superior haunted house flick The Conjuring. In that ghost adventure, we got our first glimpse of the Warrens’ artifacts room, loaded floor to ceiling with seemingly innocuous objects that are far more dangerous than they look. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were being set-up.
This room, with its many terrifying tchotchkes, was the breeding ground for an entire cinematic universe. Each of the items in this room has a story to tell – and the so-called Conjuring Universe is thrilled to tell them to willing audiences. Which brings us to Annabelle Comes Home, the latest installment in the franchise that practically turns the artifacts room into a supporting character.
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