Movies/TV

Official Cast Photo from The Predator Revealed on First Day of Filming

To help celebrate the first day of shooting for The Predator, director Shane Black took to Twitter to post the first official image for the film. The shot features Black and key cast members, and reveals some unique elements to their wardrobe:

Posing with Shane Black in the photo are Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Kay, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, and Jacob Tremblay. As you can see, the deep greens and browns of the original film are still a major part of the cast’s wardrobe.

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Dick Warlock Announced for 2017 CT HorrorFest

Dick Warlock, the man behind the Michael Myers mask in Halloween II was just added as a guest for the 2017 CT HorrorFest.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dick Warlock has worked with some of the most well-known names in the business including Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Drew Barrymore and more. He was also Kurt Russell’s personal stunt double for more than 25 years

“Dick Warlock is a true legend in the horror industry,” said CT HorrorFest co-founder Christine Caprilozzi. “No one can forget his take on the masked-killer Michael Myers in Halloween II. I don’t think I have ever felt safe staying overnight in a hospital since seeing that film.”

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“XX” Movie Review

I’ve always been a sucker for a good horror anthology film. From Creepshow to Tales from the Darkside: The Movie to 2009’s Trick ‘R Treat, there’s just something awesome about getting multiple tales for the price of one and even a cool wrap-around story if you’re lucky.

Well, here we are in Women in Horror Month and there’s a new four-story horror anthology film directed by four different kick-ass women called XX available for your viewing pleasure.

No stranger to the world of horror, Jovanka Vuckovic’s take on Jack Ketchum’s The Box is up first. If you’ve never read the story, it’s more of a sad tale than a horror tale but is still frightening none the less. A seemingly happy family is riding the train when their son notices another rider carrying a small box. He asks to see what’s inside the box and the stranger abides and from that night on the boy refuses to eat. This story is the perfect opening to the anthology as it sets quite a grim tone for the rest of the movie. Well-acted and directed, a great piece.

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Jordan Peele Plans to Direct More Horror Films About “Social Demons”

Although Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out will not be released until this Friday (February 24th, 2017), he is already planning on directing three more horror films.

Peele recently spoke to Business Insider and told them that he has, “…four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade. The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.”

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Lights Out, Annabelle 2 Director David Sandberg In Talks to Direct Shazam Movie for New Line

Swedish director David Sandberg is on the fast track to becoming a major force in Hollywood. First, his film Lights Out earned nearly $149 million worldwide on a budget of just $4.9 million. His next film, this summer’s highly-anticipated Annabelle 2, has dollar signs written all over it (the first Annabelle earned almost $257 million worldwide on a $6.5 million budget). And now he’s in talks to break into the highly lucrative world of big budget superhero movies!

Variety reports that Sandberg is in talks with New Line to direct a film based on the popular DC Comics superhero Captain Marv… ahem… Shazam! 

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A Cure for Wellness Turns Out to be Box Office Poison

As predicted at the start of the over-stuffed winter horror film season, there were bound to be some box office casualties and if you are Twentieth Century Fox, you probably wish you sought a second opinion before green-lighting this one.

Out of the numerous horror films released this season, A Cure for Wellness is undoubtably the biggest disappointment, earning an estimated $4.2 million dollars in receipts at the film’s opening weekend box office.  Every other major horror release this year (Split, Underworld: Blood Wars, Resident Evil: the Final Chapter, Rings, and the Bye Bye Man) have earned more during their opening box office frames, even films with worse reviews and worse word-of-mouth.

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Stephen King and J.J. Abrams to Develop Castle Rock Limited Series for Hulu

It all started with an ominous tweet late last night on J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Twitter account. Abrams used his famous “handwritten note” tweet style to offer up the riddle, “What is the hoax in the forest?”

The Youtube link leads to an official teaser trailer for Stephen King’s and J.J. Abrams’ newest collaboration, Castle Rock, a limited series on Hulu based on the infamous fictional Maine location featured in many of King’s works. King fans will instantly recognize the setting from such favorites as Needful Things, Cujo, and The Dead Zone. Other famous works like Creepshow, Pet Sematary, It, The Stand, and Doctor Sleep also refer to this classic setting. The teaser trailer refers to characters featured in a variety of these works, such as Pennywise the clown and Danny Torrance. You can watch the full trailer below:

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Original 1982 Creepshow Graphic Novel Adaptation to be Re-Released in May 2017

Fans of George Romero and Stephen King who missed out on the 1982 Bernie Wrightson graphic novel adaptation of their collaborative horror anthology Creepshow will get a chance to once again own the highly coveted comic version in May of 2017.

The Creepshow graphic novel will be published by Gallery 13, a new publishing arm of Simon and Shuster with a distinct focus on graphic literature,  on May 9th, 2017 and it is already available for pre-order on sites such as Amazon.com.

Fans have long clamored for a re-release and prices for an original copy (originally published by Plume) will set you back $50-$100 on ebay, depending on the condition of the book.  

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Tremors 6 Currently Filming in South Africa

The ground may be trembling under your feet again very soon.  Universal 1440 Entertainment has just confirmed that Tremors 6, the latest installment in the horror comedy Tremors franchise, is currently being shot in Cape Town, South Africa, much to the delight of the faithful fans of the cult films.  It has also been confirmed that Michael Gross (Family Ties) and Jamie Kennedy (Scream) are returning to reprise their roles as father-and-son hunters Burt Gummer and Travis Welker.

 
Of course, Gross had previously let the cat out of the bag regarding the possibility of a Tremors 6 back in September of last year.  At the time, it was believed that two new Tremors projects were slated to begin (the other being a series on Amazon, which would see Kevin Bacon be involved in some capacity).  However, the announcement by Universal 440 Entertainment this week is the first official acknowledgement of the sixth installment in the Tremors lineage.  In the movie currently in production, Burt and Travis are working remotely when they come under attack by what is feared to be “weaponized Graboids.”  The film will also star Tanya van Graan (Starship Troopers 3, Death Race: Inferno) and Greg Kriek (Momentum).

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The Nun Set to Haunt Theaters July of 2018

Fans of the Conjuring films have been anxiously awaiting The Nun, the movie centering around the now iconic villain from The Conjuring 2. We have learned today that the second spin-off from the series will be hitting theaters on July 13, 2018.

First featured in The Conjuring 2, everyone’s favorite demonic nun, Valak, played by Bonnie Aarons will be front and center for The Nun. The film will be directed by Corin Hardy with any further details on the James Wan and Gary Dauberman screenplay being held tightly under wraps.

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