In Season 9 of On Cinema at the Cinema, the satirical movie review web series by Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, Tim opens a luxury movie theater called Six Bag Cinemas. Throughout the season, this location has provided for a variety of scenarios which lampoon hipster-esque “premium” movie theaters with menus featuring fancy food and wine selections. In recent episodes, Gregg takes to sneaking in his own popcorn to avoid having to eat Six Bag Cinemas’ truffle oil popcorn… a snack he finds both disgusting and offensive.
Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, inspired both a 1963 film adaptation by director Robert Wise and a 1999 CGI spectacle starring Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Now, Variety reports that writer-director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is in the early stages of creating a 10-episode series for Netflix which will be based upon the world of Jackson’s novel.
The original novel all but established the “mysterious strangers in a haunted house” concept which would later be popularized by a variety of imitations. The new series is being described as a “modern re-imagining” of the novel. Flanagan will executive produce the series along with longtime collaborator Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount TV will produce the series. read more
Audible has released a teaser video for The X-Files: Cold Cases, a new audiobook series based on a graphic novel series written by Joe Harris. Series creator Chris Carter will provide creative direction for the project, and the series will feature the voices of franchise favorites David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and more. You can watch the entire clip below:
Some fans will surely be thrilled to see some of their favorite faces in the clip, even if they’ll have to imagine them when listening to the final product! No worries, though, Fox remains committed to creating more episodes of The X-Files for their more visual fans out there; and we’ll be sure to deliver the scoop on that project as soon as it becomes available! read more
Gizmodo recently reported that Mike Mignola will be returning to comics with the original Dark Horse graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home on October 25th, 2017.
Mr. Higgins Comes Home will be “…written by Mignola and with art from (Warwick) Johnson-Cadwell, (and) is a send up of classic vampire stories, as two Vampire hunters convince the titular Mr. Higgins to return to the scene of his wife’s tragic death and confront the dark mysteries of what happened to him at the sinister Castle Golga.” read more
While the future of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens is currently uncertain, fans of the franchise have something to be excited about: Deadline reports that fan-favorite Billie Lourd (Chanel #3) has been cast in Murphy’s other big horror television franchise, American Horror Story! She is set to star in Season 7, which will be an allegorical tale somehow related to the 2016 U.S. election cycle.
Science fiction fans know Lourd, the daughter of the late, great Carrie Fisher, for her appearance in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. She is also set to return in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi this winter. On Scream Queens, her character is known for her sarcastic, yet endearing, personality and fashionable outfits. At this time, the details of her role in American Horror Story are under wraps. read more
Everyone’s favorite planet, LV-426, will once again be the subject of mass celebrations on April 26th (4/26…get it?). For those not in the know, LV-426 is the name of the planet from the Alien films where the USCSS Nostromo landed and first made contact with the Xenomorph eggs.
In anticipation of Ridley Scott’s latest addition to the franchise, Alien: Covenant, tons of fan activities haven been planned including an interactive trivia challenge, a fan art contest, new merchandise reveals and even a live-streaming event to be broadcasted from Fox Studios in Los Angeles featuring cast members from the film! read more
With a financial juggernaut like Warner Bros. The Conjuring franchise, you’ve got to take the good with the bad. Last week brought news of a $900 million lawsuit against the studio over its successful series of films, but this week the studio is moving full steam ahead to deliver more of these ghostly films that fans crave!
Production on The Nun, a spinoff film featuring the titular ghoul from The Conjuring 2, is heating up! Corin Hardy is set to direct the film, and Variety reports that Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, Alien: Covenant) has been cast in a lead role in the film. read more
For those us still reeling from last week’s merging of 1960 and 2017, Episode 7 coaxes us back with the iconic close-up of a lifeless, dilated pupil on the bathroom floor of Room #1 at the Bates Motel. We are now presented with the new reality we had 7 days to forget: the Norma we see is a coping mechanism created by Norman who just happens to look like his mother. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not like I thought Imaginary Norma was really Norma but….it feels different. Now that the secret is out, she has no more boundaries. She does not have to pretend to be anyone but Norman’s protector at any and all costs. And while Norman still refers to her as “Mother”, he is projecting fewer restrictions on her. He is giving his alternate psyche the same freedom of personality she had back in Norman’s pre-orphan blackout days. Only this time, he is aware of the inner workings of their special relationship. Let’s see where this goes… read more
When a movie starts out with Metallica’s version of Am I Evil? playing during the credits, you can bet that I’m going to give it a shot. When the next scene features a guy getting up from his bed in the middle of the night to plug in his red flying V so he can chug some open E with his Marshall amp cranked all the way up, you can bet that I’m super-interested. However, it’s not until his mom comes in to shut that shit down and he responds by smashing her over the head with that guitar and sending her tumbling down the stairs that you can bet your sweet patootie I am 100% sold! read more
You know what always gets in the way of bashing someone in the head with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire? A man eating tiger.
I’m willing to chalk “the tiger save” up to a little creative license (both in the comic and in the season finale), but I’ve got to ask: Why did it take so long for that big cat to get down to business?
The second half of Season Seven was much like the first in terms of the slow pacing , but with much less violence and carnage. Although producers Gale Anne Herd and Scott Gimple and Greg Nicotero took different stances publicly about whether or not the violence from the first half of Season Seven would be toned down, it appears that Herd was being the most truthful, as there was markedly less violence and gore than the first eight episodes. read more