Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Official Trailer for ‘Child’s Play’ Slashes its Way Online

“People, let me tell you ’bout my best friend.” The official trailer for Orion’s Child’s Play remake has arrived bringing with it technology and terror. The one-minute trailer gives us a short glimpse of what to expect as parents rush to buy the hottest toy for their children, the Buddi doll.

Directed by Lars Klevberg, Child’s Play stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, David Lewis, Ty Consiglio, and Beatrice Kitsos. read more

Second Trailer Arrives for ‘Pet Sematary’

“Sometimes dead is better.” The much anticipated second trailer for Paramount’s Pet Sematary has arrived. The new preview gives us a glimpse of the dread that awaits the Creed’s as they move to Ludlow.

Directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, Pet Sematary stars John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Jason Clarke, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, and Jete Laurence.

The official synopsis for the film is as follows:

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. read more read more

IFC Midnight Acquires ‘I Trapped the Devil’

The holidays are the perfect time to spread joy, be merry and…capture the devil? According to Deadline, IFC Midnight has nabbed the rights to Josh Lobo’s Christmas horror flick, I Trapped the Devil. The official synopsis for the film reads: A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.

The film is both written and directed by Josh Lobo and stars Jocelin Donahue, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress, Susan Burke, Rowan Russell, Chris Sullivan, and Josh Marriott. read more read more

“Fighting to Survive” Trailer Released for ‘Days Gone’

“They call those transformed by the virus, Freakers.” The latest trailer for Days Gone was released today and it is nothing short of breathtaking. The two-and-a-half minute trailer features an array of villains while explaining various types of combat and weapons.

Developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Days Gone is a survival horror game which uses the wildly popular Unreal Engine 4 to drive the game. Set in the Pacific Northwest two years after a pandemic wipes out most of the world, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. read more read more

‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Julie Adams Passes Away

We have sad news to report as Julie Adams passed away yesterday in Los Angeles, California at the age of 92. Adams swam her way into the heart of ever horror fan as Kay Lawrence in the 1954 Universal classic, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Adams played alongside Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Antonia Moreno, Ben Chapman, and Ricou Browning. The film is considered the final chapter in the original classic monster flicks hailing from Universal. read more

Dick Miller Passes Away at 90

We have sad news to report as longtime character actor Dick Miller passed away Wednesday in Toluca Lake, California at the age of 90.  Miller was the subject of the 1999 documentary which surveyed his acting career, That Guy Dick Miller.

Miller was a mainstay in many of Roger Corman’s films throughout his career including It Conquered the World, Not of This Earth, The Undead, A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors, and The Terror.

Later in his career Miller would appear in Piranha, The Howling, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Terminator, Chopping Mall, Night of the Creeps, and Demon Knight. read more read more

Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern Join Cast of ‘War of the Worlds’

Prepare for battle with Martians as THR is reporting that Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern will lead the cast of War of the Worlds.

The eight-part series is described as follows:

In this new take on War Of The Worlds, when astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. Earth’s population waits for further contact with baited breath, but does not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out, with just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As alien ships appear in the sky, the survivors ask a burning question — who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? read more read more

‘Chucky’ Series Coming to Syfy

It looks like everyone’s favorite killer doll is headed to Syfy. According to Deadline, Syfy has nabbed the rights to develop a Chucky TV series. The series come from the Child’s Play creative team of Don Mancini and David Kirschner who will be joined by Nick Antosca.

“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and SYFY is the perfect network for us,” said Mancini in an official statement. “The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.” read more read more

Gravitas Ventures Acquires ‘A Brilliant Monster’

Deadline is reporting that Gravitas Ventures has picked up the film A Brilliant Monster by F.C.Rabbath. The 86-minute film which premiered June 2018 at the Dances with Films festival in LA, tells the story of successful author Mitch Stockridge, a man who hides a monstrous secret of where his ideas come from.

A Brilliant Monster stars Dennis Friebe, Teo Ciltia, Joy Kigin, Tatiana Warden, Dina Najjar, David Raizor, Bill Kelly, Nick Leali, Gleb Krotov, and Alea Figueroa. Music for the film was provided by Valentin Boomes. read more read more

‘The Lost Boys’ Pilot Picked up by CW

Deadline has a report that the CW has picked up a handful of pilots including a Lost Boys reboot.

The logline for the series is as follows: Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead. read more read more