Movies/TV

‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ Announced at Game Awards 2018

Stranger Things is well-known for promoting 80s nostalgia among those who lived through the decade (and those who wish they did) that brought us Dungeons & Dragons, ET, and coin-operated video games.  Further channeling this mania, creators Matt and Ross Duffer announced a game tie-in for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s hit show at the Game Awards 2018 on Thursday.

Though the Duffer brothers didn’t reveal much about what can be expected from the game, they did say it’s a classic 16-bit inspired game that takes place during the third season.  There is currently no release date for the game or what platforms the game will be featured on, but look for more information to be announced before Stranger Things Season Three debuts next summer. read more

Syfy Bringing Back Rod Serling’s ‘Night Gallery’

When you bring up the name Rod Serling, most people immediately think The Twilight Zone. And rightfully so; The Twilight Zone ran from 1959-1964 and included many classic stories featuring many famous actors of the time, the show is consistently listed among the top television shows of all-time and still gets shown (usually in marathon form) quite often.

After The Twilight Zone ended in 1964, Rod Serling kept busy with several film and television projects before returning to a similar platform called Night Gallery in 1969. White The Twilight Zone was considered more science fiction, Night Gallery had more of a supernatural/horror vibe. With the popularity of horror series’ these days, coupled with the fact that Jordan Peele will be rebooting The Twilight Zone (see that story here), it comes as no surprise that Deadline is reporting today that the Syfy channel will be jumping into the “Rod Serling” mix with a reboot of Night Gallery. read more

Johannes Roberts to Helm ‘Resident Evil’

Prepare to enter Raccoon City once again as Variety is reporting that Johannes Roberts will be writing and directing the Resident Evil reboot. Constantin Film has been geared up to reboot the franchise since May of 2017 as they confirmed the choice with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.

Roberts is the director behind 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night. Released on June 16, 2017 in the United States, 47 Meters Down follows two sisters whose dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare. A sequel, 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter is slated for a June 2019 release. read more

Toby Kebbell Lands Male Lead Role in Upcoming Apple Series

Deadline is reporting that Toby Kebbell has landed the male lead role opposite of Lauren Ambrose in Apple’s upcoming series from M. Night Shyamalan. The untitled psychological thriller comes from Rony Basgallop (who is handling both the writing duties and serving as a co-executive producer) and will consist of 10 half-hour episodes. Shyamalan is set to co-executive produce the series and will direct the first episode.

Kebbell has appeared in Wrath of the Titans, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four, Warcraft, Ben-Hur, Black Mirror, Kong: Skull Island, and War for the Planet of the Apes. Back in May it was reported that the British actor joined the cast of Becoming, a film which sees a couple encounter a terrifying evil force. Kebbell will also be a part of 2020’s Bloodshot which is based on the Valiant comic book series. read more

Horror Legend, Steve Dash Updates Fans on Health

Our friend Steve Dash, who played the iconic Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2 posted an update on his health via Facebook. The fan favorite actor stated that he had been suffering from diabetes, blood clots and a bad heart over the past year.  The actor, who many horror fans refer to as “Burlap Sack Jason” due to the iconic costuming in the second installment of the franchise, will be undergoing a procedure to amputate his leg. If you know Steve, you know that one of his passions is golf, and one of the main reasons he is opting for surgery is that he will be able to play again within six to eight weeks after getting a new leg. read more

‘The Twilight Zone’ Reboot Adds John Cho, Allison Tolman and Jacob Tremblay

Just in from The Hollywood Reporter, three additional stars have been cast in an episode of the upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone from Jordan Peele; Searching‘s John Cho, Allison Tolman from FX’s Fargo and The Predator‘s Jacob Tremblay.

All three have signed on to star in the episode titled “The Wunderkind.” Their roles in the episode and the plot are all being kept tightly under wraps.

They join a growing cast that also includes Adam Scott (Big Little Lies), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Sanaa Lathan (Nappily Ever After), whose roles are also a secret for the time being. read more

Ben Mendelsohn to Star in ‘The Outsider’

Variety is reporting that HBO has committed to a series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider. Jason Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes under his Aggregate Films banner which was founded in 2012. Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Bloodlines, Ready Player One, Captain Marvel) has landed the lead role of Ralph Anderson in the series.

Written by Stephen King and published on May 22, 2018 by Scribner the 560-page novel quickly landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The synopsis of the book is: read more

Production Wraps on Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’

Doctor Sleep– the highly anticipated follow-up to The Shining by director Mike Flanagan- is one step closer to hitting theaters! The prolific filmmaker announced on his Facebook page that production on the film has officially wrapped. He also reflected on the awesome experience he had making the movie:

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Netflix Unleashes Premiere Date & Teaser Trailer for ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2’

Between its October premiere, its upcoming holiday special, and the breaking announcement of a second season premiere just months away, Netflix must be out to prove there can’t be too much of a good thing when it comes to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The streaming giant just released a rockin’ new trailer for Season Two of the hit series starring Kiernan Shipka, and it’s hitting the web earlier than you may think!

Season Two of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will premiere on April 5th, 2019. Similar to the clever titling of Stranger Things 2, the word “season” isn’t anywhere to be found in the new trailer. This time around, it’s called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2. In addition to borrowing this edgy title format (and “borrowing” The Satanic Temple’s copyrighted statue of Baphomet), the trailer also rocks The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb”… a song previously featured in famous scenes from Dazed and Confused, Lollipop Chainsaw, Warehouse 13, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Like I said, Netflix must be out to prove there can’t be too much of a good thing! Either this, or that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… read more

‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ Finds No Salvation at Weekend Box Office

The rite of exorcism is a procedure that can be dangerous for both the possessed and the exorcist.  Luckily, no one that saw The Possession of Hannah Grace this weekend faced similar challenges, aside from having $12 vanish from their wallets from a film that grossed $6.5 million dollars at the box office, and faced even harsher rebukes from audiences than even Father Merrin could muster.

Screen Gems’ (Sony Pictures) Hannah Grace entered a crowded marketplace this weekend, one that is traditionally off-season for horror films.  In spite of this, the film did perform better than expected with $635,000 in previews for late Thursday screenings, which tipped off studio executives that not all was lost.  This modest financial success speaks to the current popularity of supernatural films such as The Conjuring franchise and a lack of competition from similar movies, rather than the merits of the production.  The latest possession film should be able to turn a slight profit, once marketing costs are subtracted, and international receipts are calculated. read more