Entries by Mark McCurley

Horror Remake of ‘Fantasy Island’ Gets Trailer

Premiering last weekend during screening of Warner Bros.’ Doctor Sleep, Sony Pictures has released online the first trailer for Fantasy Island, a remake to the 1978-1984 fantasy drama television series.

The new film has the secret dreams of some lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. However, when the fantasies turn to nightmares, they have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

The orginal series starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke and Hervé Villechaize as his assistant Tattoo. Guests on the show were granted what were called “fantasies” on the island for a price. read more read more

Spyglass Media to Produce New ‘Scream’ Film

Just in from Deadline, a fifth entry in the legendary Scream franchise is in early development by Spyglass Media.

There are no details as to who will be writing or directing for the new entry which comes after the passing of franchise creator Wes Craven in 2015.

The Scream film franchise began with the original film in 1996, followed by Scream 2 in 1997, Scream 3 in 2000 and Scream 4 in 2011. The series was based around the life and the mishaps of Sydney Prescott played by Neve Campbell, who was stalked by the fearsome Ghost Face killer who wore the same mask but always by a different person. Other regular cast members include David Arquette as police officer Dwight “Dewey” Riley and Courtney Cox as news reporter Gale Weathers. read more read more

‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel Coming to Disney Plus

With a film like Hocus Pocus, if the Sanderson Sisters had to wait 300 years to come back to life then it’s a good possibility they could wait over 26 to return to the screen. That’s right, Collider has confirmed Jen D’Angelo has been hired to write the script as the film enters its early stages for Disney’s new platform, Disney+.

Currently no stars are attched to the film, however sources are saying D’Angelo, who has served as a writer-producer on Fox’s LA to Vegas and CBS’ Happy Together, is tasked with bringing back Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and (Mary Kathy Najimy) to wreak havoc on the town of Salem, MA. read more read more

BBC Releases First Teaser of ‘Dracula’ Mini-Series

As Count Dracula is continuously returning to life, so to are the adaptations of the original Bram Stoker novel. Today the British Broadcasting Corporation has released the first teaser for the new Dracula mini-series set to star Claes Bang as the Prince of Darkness himself set in 1897 Transylvania and Victorian-era London.

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Dracula will be aired as three 90-minute parts and follows a long line of British adaptations of the novel, especially the iconic Hammer Horror film series that starred the late and legendary Christopher Lee as the title character, Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing and Michael Gough as Athur Holmwood. read more read more

2020’s ‘The Grudge’ gets First Trailer

We won’t hold this one against you, today The Grudge reboot has premiered its first official trailer online via Sony Pictures Entertainment’s YouTube channel.

Based on the 2002 film Japanese film Ju-On: The Grudge, the 2004 remake simply titled The Grudge took audiences by storm with the bizarre story of the ghosts of a mother and son that were murdered by the wife’s jealous husband who believes she had an affair with her college professor. The evil begins with a curse that is created when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage or extreme sorrow. This curse is an entity that forms where the person died, which is the house they lived in. Those who are unfortunate enough to encounter this supernatural force die, even when they leave the location and go far away. The curse is reborn repeatedly, passing from victim after victim in an endless chain of horror. read more read more

Zack Snyder Shares ‘Army of the Dead’ Photo as Production Wraps

It’s said there’s strength in numbers and this always goes both ways during the zombie apocalypse. At least this time the playing field is leveled in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead that has just wrapped production according to his post on the social media site Vero which he noted was taken on the “final day of shooting.”

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AotD follows a group of mercenaries who plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during an outbreak of the undead. read more

Original Sheriff Leigh Brackett Actor to Return for ‘Halloween Kills’

It has been revealed that Charles Cyphers has been tapped to reprise his role as Haddonfield’s sheriff Leigh Brackett in the upcoming sequel Halloween Kills. Cyphers starred in both the 1978 original Halloween and 1981 sequel, Halloween II.

Currently filming in Wilmington, NC, the announcement was made via Twitter by @Halloween__Fans, a page which also posted that Haddonfield Memorial Hospital will be featured in Kills as well. The location was central in the plot of Halloween II when Michael Myers stalked Laurie Strode while she was trying to recover from the injuries she sustained just hours earlier. read more read more

‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Scene Premiers Ahead of Release

Premiering October 11 on Nickelodeon, a scene from the Are You Afraid of the Dark miniseries has been uploaded online to give viewers a glimpse of what’s in store.

First aired in 1990 and continuing until 1996 and again from 1999 to 2000 in a second series, each rendition of the show focused on a group of storytellers who called themselves “The Midnight Society.” They would gather every Saturday night at a clearing in the woods for a member to tell a tale around a campfire that would often include ghosts, witches, goblins and other spooky creatures. read more read more

‘Stranger Things 4’ Announced with Teaser

Just like that, Stranger Things 4 has been announced and this time it’s spreading to new areas, at least that is what can be gathered from the preview released by Netflix today which emphasizes, “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”

Stranger Things has captivated audiences via digital streaming with its throwback mid-1980’s setting, bizarre creatures, parallel words and the people who find these things in their small town of Hawkins, Indiana. read more

‘The Last of Us Part II” Set for Release in February 2020

A post-apocalyptic future is nigh as The Last of Us Part II is set for release on February 21, 2020 per an official announcement during Sony’s State of Play livestream on September 24.

Set in a world overrun by the Infected, humans who were taken over by mutant Cordyceps fungi, The Last of Us Part II continues the story of Joel and Ellie five years after the 2013 original who who come into conflict with a mysterious cult. From beginning to end, it’s a fight for survival and the future of humankind. read more read more