Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson to Appear in Third ‘Annabelle’ Film

Fans of The Conjuring Universe prepare to celebrate. Deadline is reporting that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles of Ed and Lorraine Warren in the forthcoming Annabelle film.

The latest edition of Annabelle is said to be set inside the Warren’s home and focus on their daughter, Judy. The demonic doll doesn’t take kindly to being kept inside of glass and uses all of its power to stalk Judy and her babysitter.

Mckenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, The Bad Seed, Amityville: The Awakening) has signed on to play the role of Judy Warren. The film is written by Gary Dauberman with James Wan and Peter Safran co-producing. read more read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Fall to Series Low

It may be time for AMC to do a mercy kill on The Walking Dead. Deadline is reporting that the once top-rated show has hit an all-time series low with their latest episode “The Bridge.” The AMC series drew a measly 2.0 rating in the much coveted 18-49 demographic. What has the previous low you may ask? You would have to go all the way back to Season 1 when they drew a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with the episode “Vatos.”

With Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan leaving later this season, TWD still has a chance to cash in on some huge numbers as both of the actors are beloved and have been staples of the series.  While Lincoln is saying goodbye for good, Cohan may eventually come back depending on how well her new show Whiskey Cavalier does. read more read more

Constantin Film to Reboot ‘Wrong Turn’ Franchise

Cannibals have something to cheer for today as Constantin Film has announced that they are remaking the Wrong Turn franchise. Series creator, Alan B. McElroy returns to write the script with Mike P. Nelson attached to direct.

Deadline uncovered that the film is described as a timely and topical meditation on society and its issues. The script is said to follow a group of friends on a a cross-country hiking expedition who run upon the cannibals. read more

Trailer Arrives for ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’

Get ready to grab a crucifix and some holy water as Sony has just released the official trailer for The Possession of Hannah Grace.

The trailer reveals an exorcism that has gone awry, with a young woman losing her life. We then see a new employee named Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) who is working the graveyard shift in the morgue. Late one evening she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver and all hell breaks loose.

Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, and Stana Katic star in the film written by Brian Sieve and directed by Diederik Van Rooijen. read more read more

‘Venom’ Wins Box Office for the Second Weekend

Fortune has a report that Venom has stood tall at the box office for the second week in a row. While reviews of the film have been mixed, fans still are coming out in droves to support the beloved character. Venom earned an estimated $35.7 million this weekend and topped First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and A Star is Born.

Based in the Sony Universe, Venom is unlike most of its fellow Marvel titles adding more of a gritty feel with more chaos and carnage. While that could be a recipe for disaster as most comic book fans love anything with a cape, Sony announced that the movie raked in $378.1 million globally. read more read more

Casting Begins on ‘October Faction’

Things are happening quickly for the Netflix adaptation of October Faction. Deadline is reporting that Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie have landed the lead roles on the series. Taylor who is known for her work on Party of Five, Bones, and Altered Carbon, will play the matriarch of the family, Deloris Allan. MacKenzie steps into the role of Frederick Allan, husband to Deloris and leader of the monster-hunting family.

The series, which is created by Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow), is set to run 10-episodes and is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment. Netflix’s tagline for the series is “Follow the adventures of a retired monster-hunter and his family, which includes a thrill-killer, a witch and a warlock. Based on Steve Niles’s comic.” read more read more

Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra Join the Cast of ‘The Witcher’

THR is reporting that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra are the latest to join Netflix’s The Witcher series. Allan will assume the role of Ciri, an ashen-gray-haired princess of Cintra while Chalotra will step into the role of Yennefer, a sorceress and Geralt’s love interest.

In addition to the two major roles being announced today, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, MyAnna Buring, and Adam Levy were amongst others that joined The Witcher.

Based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who travels the countryside earning money by destroying evil monsters that plague the land. The books have sold over 33 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into comics, video games, and more. read more read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Continue to Decline

Deadline has a report on the latest Walking Dead ratings and things are not looking good for the series. Following a weekend where the cast of the AMC series shambled into New York Comic Con, around 6.1 million viewers tuned into the Season 9 debut “A New Beginning” which aired on October 7. The rating indicates an enormous drop of 47% from over 11 million that watched the Season 8 opener last October.

The rating decline could be skewed though as AMC offers an online service called AMC Premiere which allowed users to view the season premiere episode a day early. Whether or not those numbers could make a dent in the huge rating deficit remain unknown as the AMC Premiere numbers are not available. read more read more

‘Outcast’ Cancelled by Cinemax; Comic Book Series to Conclude

Bad news for fans of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast series as Deadline has reported that a Cinemax spokesperson announced that “There are no further plans for Outcast at this time.” The move came as no surprise as Outcast never really seemed to be a priority for the network. The series debuted on June 3, 2016 and a second season did not premiere until July 20, 2018. The delay caused the options on the cast and crew to lapse and most moved on fearing the worst for the series. read more

Witches Rule in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Trailer

Netflix unveiled the official trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina today.

Based on the Horror Comic Award-winning series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the tale of Sabrina Spellman, a girl who is half witch/half mortal. When Sabrina turns 16 she must make a decision that will shape her future, become a full witch or pursue a mortal life.

Chilling Adventures stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, and Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle.

From what we saw in the trailer, the Netflix series will have much more comedy than what was ever present in the comics. The comics featured a much darker tone and has long been described as “tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.” read more read more