Get Ready for Chris Rock’s ‘Saw’ Reboot!

First we had comedian Jordan Peele jumping into the horror genre with 2017’s Get Out and then funny-man Danny McBride stepped in with 2018’s Halloween and now Chris Rock is here to show that he’s got something to say as well as he has written a reboot for Saw. According to Deadline, Chris Rock pitched his “reimagining” to Lionsgate and they loved it.

Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake said, “When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in. Saw is one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all-time and it’s one of Lionsgate’s most successful film series. This upcoming film will still be as mind bending and intense as all the previous Saw films. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise.” Chris Rock added that, ““I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004 [and] I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.” read more

Freeform Announces Line-Up for Upcoming ’31 Nights Of Halloween’ Programming

Freeform (formally known as ABC Family) announced plans today to continue their expanded celebration of Halloween-themed programming on the network during the entire month of October with their second annual 31 Nights of Halloween schedule.

Freeform formerly hosted only 13 Nights of Halloween, but following last year’s success (and everyone’s insatiable appetite for all things Halloween) the programmers decided to continue the new tradition and announced the news on twitter today.

It’s never too early to talk about Halloween. read more

New Featurette from the Set of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season Five

Following the finale of The Walking Dead, the show’s spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead is looking to start off fresh with recently introduced characters in a new situation during its fifth season. Viewers can get a first glimpse in a behind-the-scenes featurette just released by Rotten Tomatoes TV via YouTube.

After the introduction of TWD series regular Morgan Jones (Lennie James of Jericho), Fear sees the group trying locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a better place despite the disastrous state of everything. With sheer determination, Morgan leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. However, trust won’t be easily earned. The mission of helping others they’re on will be put to the ultimate test when the group finds themselves in uncharted territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. Only through facing those fears that will the group discover an entirely new way of life, one that will leave them changed forever. read more

Adult Swim Unleashes Trailer For Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’

Get ready for blood and carnage animated style as Cartoon Network has nabbed the rights for the half-hour animated series Primal. In addition to the announcement of the series which will play on the Adult Swim programming block of the network, a teaser trailer was shown featuring blood, action and dinosaurs.

The story is said to follow the unlikely friendship between a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world. read more

A24 Reveals New Trailer for ‘Midsommar’

Let the festivities begin as A24 has released a new trailer for Ari Aster’s upcoming film Midsommar.

Midsommar stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, and Will Poulter. The films official synopsis reads: A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. read more

Fifth ‘Purge’ Film Coming in 2020

“Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours.” Prepare for another night of lawlessness as the fifth film in The Purge franchise is set for a 2020 release date. Deadline is reporting that series creator James DeMonaco is penning a new script that will be produced by both Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes. As of this moment no director has been attached to the pic.

The Purge franchise has been a massive box office success with all four movies combining to gross near $447 million worldwide against a budget of only $35 million. Fans couldn’t get enough of the series and clamored for more after the June 7, 2013 debut film. Because of the success of the first film, The Purge spawned three more films and a television series about dystopian America. read more

General Mills Monster Cereal Characters Featured in Funko’s ‘Ad Icons’ Mystery Minis Line

Get ready to search through some blind boxes to locate your favorite breakfast monsters (along with many other advertising characters near and dear to the hearts of every Gen-X kid) as Funko has just announced a new line of Ad Icon Mystery Minis via their official twitter page.

All five of the General Mills monsters are represented, including the rare Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy.  As usual, getting the figure you want will vary anywhere from between a 1/6 chance to an unlikely 1/72 gamble.

Coming Soon: Ad Icons Mystery Minis!https://t.co/sLP6EHSeSt pic.twitter.com/FSsl4fVkkW read more

Fox Cancels ‘The Passage’ After Only One Season

It appears that vampires are no longer welcome on Fox (unless you happen to be watching their basic cable network FX and What We Do in the Shadows).  According to Variety (and multiple other sources), The Passage has been cancelled after only one season.

The series (based on the trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin) started off strong with its January 12 series premiere, scoring a 1.3 Neilsen rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 5.218 million viewers (Live and same day).  By the end of the 10 episode season, The Passage was only able to muster a rating of 0.7 in the the same 18-49 demo and the total viewers  dropped to 3.122M for its two-hour March 11 season finale. read more

Dark Horse Comics Signs Exclusive ‘First Look’ Deal with Netflix

According to the official Dark Horse Comics press release, the innovative comic publisher has just signed an exclusive agreement with Netflix, giving the streaming giant “…a first look at its IP for both film and TV and has started exploring future projects.

In recent history, Netflix and Dark Horse collaborated on the adaptation of Gabriel Ba and Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy, (which was recently renewed for a second season) as well as Jonas Åkerlund’s webcomic-turned-graphic novel-turned-feature-film Polar. read more

‘The Lodge’ Trailer Promises Chilly, Claustrophobic Horror

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the directors of 2014’s ode to evil mothers everywhere, Goodnight Mommy, return to theaters this fall with The Lodge, a part claustrophobic/part supernatural thriller.

The Lodge stars Riley Keough as Grace, the stepmother-to-be of youngsters Aidan (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh). When Aidan and Mia’s father Richard (Richard Armitage) is suddenly called away to the city, things start to go from bad to worse in a hurry (a lot worse than Grace refusing to play monopoly with the kids when the lights go out). read more