Entries by Mark McCurley

‘The Nun’ Gets in the Habit with First Trailer

Just in from The Hollywood Reporter, the first trailer for upcoming horror movie The Nun, a spin-off in The Conjuring universe, has been released by Warner Bros.

When a young nun takes her own life at an abbey in Romania, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. They uncover the order’s unholy secret and risk not only their lives but their faith and their very souls. As they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first scared audiences in The Conjuring 2, the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. read more read more

Film Rights of Creepy Crawlers Toy Brand Lands at Paramount Players

Coming straight from Variety, the feature film rights for renown toy brand Creepy Crawlers has been acquired Paramount Players.

Plot details are currently unknown but the film will be based on the classic toy molds of all sorts of creepy and slimy critters, like scorpions, spiders and worms.

Creepy Crawlers, currently owned by JAKKS Pacific, was originally developed by Mattel in the early 1960’s. The toy line was revitalized by ToyMax in the ’90’s, which let children create their own molds again, such as the Creeple Peeple and Eeeks. read more read more

The Firefly Family Returns in ‘3 From Hell’ Set Photos

Right from his own Instagram, musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie is bringing the slain Firefly family back from the dead for 3 From Hell, currently in post-production. Zombie posted new production images of stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig and Jeff Daniel Phillips along with the slogan “Free the three!”.

A Three From Hell exclusive! First shot of an angry Otis addressing the media after a long day in court. Justice! Free The Three! #threefromhell #robzombie #billmoseley #sherimoonzombie #richardbrake #sidhaig #dannytrejo #emiliorivera #freethethree #houseof1000corpses #jeffdanielphillips #thedevilsrejects read more read more

Netflix Renews ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ for a Third Season

Right from Deadline, Netflix has greenlit a third season for Santa Clarita Diet, the dark comedy television series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant.

Set to be 10 episodes, the third season of SCD is slated to launch in 2019. The entire main cast of the show are set to return, including Barrymore, Olyphant, Liv Hewson and Skyler Gisondo.

Created by Victor Fresco, SCD centers around Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), husband and wife realtors leading somewhat discontented lives in the Los Angeles, CA suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenage daughter Abby (Hewson). Circumstances change dramatically when Sheila goes through an unexpected transformation sending their lives down a road of death and destruction but in a good way for the family. read more read more

Good Deed Launches Genre Label Cranked Up Films

Just in from Variety, a new genre-focused label, to be called Cranked Up Films, will be launched by Good Deed Entertainment.

CUF is set to focus mainly on high-concept horror, science fiction and speculative fiction that has elements of the supernatural and futuristic settings.

GDE’s other release include Journey’s EndAmerican Folk and Permission.

The label’s first release to debut in late 2018 will be Don’t Leave Home, which is about an American artist who becomes obsessed with an urban legend. read more read more

Dark Sci-Fi Series Based on ‘Heart of Darkness’ to be Developed by Sony Crackle

Just in from Variety, Sony Crackle, the brand’s digital streaming service, is developing a series that re-imagines the 1899 Joseph Conrad story Heart of Darkness as a Sci-Fi tale.

Set in the distant future when Earth is only a memory of the past, the project is described as a space odyssey where the survival of mankind is hanging in the balance. It is set to exploring themes of race, immigration and colonization similar to the novella.

HoD has been adapted in various forms, from radio and stage plays to television, film and video games. Most famously it was the inspiration for Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Academy Award-winning Vietnam war film starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando in the starring roles. read more read more

Cinemax Sets Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Season Two Premiere Date

Coming in from Deadline, Friday, July 20 on Cinemax will be the Season Two premiere of Robert Kirkman’s suspense-horror series Outcast.

The U.S. release comes a year after the series’ second season aired on the Fox International channels.

President of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, Kary Antholis talked about the series’ future going passed a second season in fall 2017, making note the show is an expensive one. This and its U.S. airing comes more than a year after the filming of the second season losing the options of cast members to return. read more read more

New Cast Members added to ‘3 From Hell’

Rob Zombie has a lot more than 3 From Hell now with Emilio Rivera, Tom Papa, David Ury and Clint Howard being added to the expanding cast of the follow-up to The Devil’s Rejects.

Rivera is known for playing Marcus Alvarez on FX’s Sons of Anarchy but can be seen also in Netflix’s On My Block and the upcoming spin-off Mayans MC.

In his Instagram announcement post, Zombie said ,“I wonder how he fits it?” Right? Maybe he’s part of Danny Trejo’s new crew? After all, Trejo’s character DID survive The Devil’s Rejects… We’ll see soon!” read more read more

Kevin Bacon to Star in and Produce Horror-Thriller ‘You Should Have Left’ at Blumhouse

Via Variety, Blumhouse Pictures is cooking up something scary with Kevin Bacon to produce and star in the horror-thriller You Should Have Left with David Koepp as director from his own script for Jason Blum’s namesake company, Blumhouse Productions.

Based on Daniel Kehlmann’s 2017 novel of the same name, the story centers on a screenwriter in a remote house in the Alps working on the follow-up to his hit film. The main character starts to lose his bearings due to unexplained occurrences. read more

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8

Coming from Variety, series Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Murphy has revealed regular cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are set to return for season eight of American Horror Story.

Bates was unavailable for AHS season seven, titled Cult, during production on the Netflix series Disjointed, which she was the lead character in. As that series has not been renewed, Bates’ schedule was freed up to work on the coming season of AHS. read more