A24 Releases First Trailer for It Comes at Night

A24 (the studio responsible for a wide variety of critically acclaimed horror films as well as a slate of current Oscar contenders) has just released the first trailer for Trey Edward Shults’ horror film It Comes at Night.

The trailer exudes a menacing, claustrophobic atmosphere and hints at an unknown presence lurking in the woods.  The haunting artwork of Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel (entitled “The Triumph of Death”) offers our first glimpse of a potential “hell on earth” scenario for the unlucky families trapped in the close quarters of the house and the dark forest. read more

Netflix to Launch Animated Castlevania Original Series Written by Warren Ellis in 2017

Netflix announced via a press release today that it will launch an animated original series based on the popular Konami video game series, Castlevania. The gothic vampire hunter franchise has captivated gamers since its debut in 1986, and the series has evolved over the years in the form of numerous sophisticated story lines. No other information has been provided by Netflix at this time, other than the fact that Season One, Part One will air in 2017.

Adi Shankar, the show’s producer, took to Facebook with additional information on the project. As he put it, Season One will air in 2017 and Season Two will air in 2018. He further confirmed that Warren Ellis (the legendary writer of such graphic novels as PlanetaryRed, and Iron Man: Extremis) wrote both seasons of the new series. Shankar had this to say to those who have felt burned by previous attempts at video game adaptations: read more

John Boyega Shares Sneak Peek at His Character in Pacific Rim: Uprising

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim earned approximately $102 million domestic on a $190 million production budget. Normally this kind of performance would keep a studio from ever considering a sequel. However, the film earned another $309 million in the international box office, making it a major worldwide moneymaker.

After a couple of years of uncertainty, Legendary Pictures committed to a sequel. Steven DeKnight has taken over directing duties from del Toro, despite having previously directed just a few television episodes. The movie will introduce new characters in addition to some of the favorites who survived the events of the last film. One of those new characters will be played by John Boyega, of Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens fame. In Uprising, Boyega will play Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost from the first film. Although the movie wont hit theaters for another year, Boyega recently took to Twitter to share a quick glimpse at his character with his fans: read more

World War Z Sequel and Friday the 13th Reboot Removed From 2017 Release List

The World War Z Sequel and the Friday the 13th Reboot have just been removed from Paramount Pictures 2017 release list according to Deadline.

World War Z Two was originally scheduled to debut on June 9th opposite Universal’s The Mummy, but the film has been plagued by pre-production troubles with original director Juan Antonio Bayona exiting the project last year.  No replacement director has been named at this point, although David Fincher was mentioned as a potential “dream” choice last summer, but reports were probably more wishful thinking than a concrete possibility. The removal of WWZ 2  does work out for Universal, as The Mummy will open unopposed on June 9th, as the studio hopes to launch their very own “Classic Monsters” cinematic universe. read more

Stranger Things Season 2 Super Bowl Commercial Released

Did you miss the commercial for Season Two of Netflix’s Stranger Things during last night’s big game? Did you see it, but now you want to comb over every last detail in search of clues? Check out the full clip below:

Judging by the ominous quote, “THE WORLD IS TURNING UPSIDE DOWN” and the massive spider-like creature hovering over the landscape, it’s clear that the stakes will be higher in Season Two. The retro goodness that everyone loved about Season One is on full display in the trailer, too. The clip opens with an Eggo waffle commercial that soon turns ominous. read more

Split Three-peats at Superbowl Weekend Box Office, Rings Doesn’t Answer the Bell

Split posted a narrow victory over fellow horror film Rings at the 2017 Superbowl weekend box office showdown.

Split added an estimated $14.5 million dollars to its already far above expectations total.  Split will also reach the $100 million dollar domestic milestone early this week, as its cumulative total stands at roughly $98 million.  Split will certainly drop the box office title next week, as three high profile releases (Fifty Shades Darker, John Wick 2, and The Lego Batman Movie) will most likely bump the film into 4th place.  Irregardless, Split is undoubtedly the horror winner of the winter season, emerging from a very large crowd of contenders.   read more

Trailer Released for Kristen Stewart Supernatural Thriller, Personal Shopper

The full length trailer for Personal Shopper has been released to the internet. The film stars Kristen Stewart, and is written and directed by the prolific French filmmaker, Oliver Assayas. In it, Stewart plays a grieving sister who inhabits her dead brother’s home in an attempt to communicate with him. What could possibly go wrong!? You can check out the trailer below:

The film had an interesting debut at Cannes Film Festival. Some critics praised it as Stewart’s best work to date, while others literally booed it in the theater. It’s Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score currently sits at a respectable 65%. read more

First Image from Stranger Things Season 2 Released

This weekend promises to be a big one for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things who are eagerly awaiting new details on Season Two of the show. Netflix will be airing a highly anticipated ad during the Super Bowl. To kick things off (see what I did there?), Entertainment Weekly has revealed the very first image from the upcoming season, which will also appear in the commercial. To view the entire image, click the thumbnail up top.

It looks like Ghostbusters mania has come to Hawkins Middle School just in time for Halloween! The season takes place one year after Season One, which places the characters smack dab in October, 1984. Ghostbusters hit theaters on June 8th, 1984, becoming a smash hit and creating super fans across the country. Little do these characters know, they’ll be able to enjoy The Real Ghostbusters cartoon by Season Four! read more

Ryan Murphy Details American Horror Story Crossover Season Madness!

Corin Hardy Slated to Direct The Conjuring 2 Spinoff, The Nun

The Wrap has reported that Corin Hardy will be directing New Line’s The Nun, based on the character first seen in James Wan’s The Conjuring 2. Hardy is best known for 2015’s critically acclaimed British-Irish horror film, The Hallow. Not bad for a creature that wasn’t added to the film until the 11th hour!

If Anabelle is any indicator, The Nun promises to be another very lucrative spinoff of The Conjuring franchise. Despite it’s obvious drop in quality from the source film, Annabelle earned nearly $258 million on a budget of just $6.5 million. The film did particularly well with international audiences, soaking up 67.2% of its box office overseas without ever even opening in China. read more