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John Krasinski To Direct Emily Blunt in ‘A Quiet Place 2’

A Quiet Place fans better not scream too loudly about today’s special announcement… the creepy crawlies from the movie with extraordinary hearing will surely pinpoint their hiding places! It turns out the monsters will be back on the silver screen soon, and so will Emily Blunt. This time around- due to the spoileriffic events of the original film- her husband, John Krasinski will be directing both of them safely from behind the camera.

Deadline reports that John Krasinski has officially signed on to direct the follow-up to his wildly popular 2018 film, A Quiet Place. The announcement follows previous news that he had already agreed to write the script for the picture. Emily Blunt’s deal to return to the franchise was simultaneously announced with today’s news of Krasinski’s return as director. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe- the Hollywood power couple’s on-screen children in the first movie- are currently in talks to return for the sequel as well. Given the popularity of the franchise, and the money at stake for the sequel based on the original’s performance at the box office, it’s safe to assume we’ll soon receive word on their official return. read more

2019 Oscar Nominations Ignore Horror Films After Incredible Wins in 2018

Did you think that The Shape of Water’s and Get Out’s big wins at the Academy Awards last year meant that horror movies would finally be getting a fair shake during awards season? Think again! The 2019 Oscar nominations are out, and the horror genre is only represented with a single nomination for A Quiet Place in the category of Best Sound Editing.

Last year, The Shape of Water received 13 nominations (the record is 14), and it ended up winning Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Original Score, and Best Production Design. Get Out was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Jordan Peele), Best Original Screenplay (Jordan Peele), and Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), and Peele took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Between these two films, the horror genre was represented in many of the Academy’s most prestigious categories. read more

HNN Staff Discuss Top Horror Films and Highlights of 2018

With 2018 in the rear view mirror, now is the perfect time to discuss and analyze the top moments of the year for horror.  HNN’s Christine, Larry and Sean discuss their feelings on the top movies of 2018 for the genre, along with what they feel are the breakout moments and highlights as well.

Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for this lively conversation, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). read more

‘What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2018’ Prediction Results

January 1st, 2018 was such an exciting time for horror fans! Big projects were being announced, everyone was fired up about the upcoming Halloween movie, and conventions were beginning to announce some incredible guests. Just like The Legendary Criswell, I made a few predictions on that day about what we can expect in the world of horror in 2018, and I promised to revisit my premonitions in December. Well, here we are… so let’s see how I did!

Here is a link to the complete original article if you would like to dig deeper than my abbreviated quotations below.  read more

John Krasinski Currently Writing ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel

THR is reporting that John Krasinski is writing a sequel to A Quiet Place. During a Q&A session at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, the former Office star said “Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.'”

As Paramount started to listen to pitches from other filmmakers Krasinski’s creative juices continued to flow. “They heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea,” said Krasinski. “And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: July 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of July 2018! read more

John Krasinski Says ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel May Explore Lives of Other Survivors

John Krasinski, the writer/director/star of this year’s breakout hit, A Quiet Place, just hinted that the sequel may not follow the Abbott family of the the original film. Instead, the movie could take place during the same time frame as the first one and focus on the other survivors alluded to throughout the film.

Speaking with Deadline, Krasinski said that he did not have any ideas for a sequel when he initially began working on A Quiet Place:

“To be perfectly honest, it was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world; I always thought of it as a one-off.” read more

‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Announced

Be really quiet….now scream!! Paramount Studio Chief Jim Gianopulos announced at CinemaCon that an inevitable sequel to A Quiet Place is indeed in the works.  

Gianopulos stated “If you told me five years ago that an almost silent film starring the very funny guy Jim from The Office would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, ‘Well, I should go work at Paramount.'”

In other movie news, according to the Hollywood Reporter, J.J Abrams,”…also appeared by video to tease the horror film Overlord, and to announce a new Cloverfield movie was in the works” and he was also clear, unlike earlier reports that Overlord “… is not a Cloverfield movie.  We are actually developing a true, creative Cloverfield sequel.” read more

‘Rampage’ Wins Close Race With ‘A Quiet Place’ at Weekend Box Office

The battle was close between loud, clumsy aliens and gigantic, loud monsters at the box office, but those big boys took home the crown with the Bally-Midway video game adaptation Rampage topping A Quiet Place this weekend.  Although Variety and Forbes initially reported that A Quiet Place was the winner, it turns out that Rampage actually unseated last week’s champ (perhaps those outlets should wait until actual estimates are released next week, before they announce their “favorite” as the big winner). read more

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Says They’re Done Rebooting Classic Horror Films

Since the company was founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, Platinum Dunes brought contemporary remakes of classic horror films like The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Hitcher, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to the big screen. But now, coinciding with the success of their new film A Quiet Place, the studio says they’re done with horror reboots.

In a recent interview with Cinepop, both Form and Fuller expressed their commitment to new, original content over rehashes of classic properties. When asked directly about upcoming reboot projects, Brad Fuller did not mince words: read more