Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi broke new ground in 2014 with the feature film What We Do in the Shadows by blending the tried and true mockumentary formula with an adept understanding of vampire lore and history. The movie contained the perfect blend of shocking moments and witty banter, and it wasn’t afraid to reveal that there was a genuine heart somewhere under all of that pumping blood. When it was announced that the franchise would live on in the form of a new television series, there was most certainly a lingering question of whether fans could fall in love again with brand new characters and a new setting. Clement and Waititi wrote, directed, and starred in the original film; but this time around they’re only on board for the occasional writing or directing duty. Fortunately, however, the new What We Do in the Shadows series faithfully resurrects the spirit of their beloved film and it introduces the audience to a plethora of hilarious new characters and clever flourishes on the mockumentary format.
Although it was only a modest hit when it premiered in theaters in 1993, Disney’s Hocus Pocus has tremendously grown in popularity in recent years. Whether it be the tongue-in-cheek performances of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, the early appearance by legendary monster performer Doug Jones, or the film’s witty charm, fans of the flick just can’t get enough these days! Hocus Pocus merchandise flies off the shelves of Disney Parks shops and everyone’s favorite witches are a big hit when they appear in the “Villain Spelltacular” at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Even so, the fans want more! Fortunately, Disney is happy to oblige. Today, we’ve learned that The Disney Channel will produce an all-new reboot movie based on the popular franchise for television! read more
In 2006, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth presented an amazing mix of historical fiction and horrifying magical realism that solidified his position as one of the most important directors currently working in film. Because his projects are so diverse, he has not since revisited this style of storytelling. While many fans enjoy his recent works like Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, some have been yearning for Del Toro to return to a more intimate style of storytelling found in Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth. Based on early buzz, these fans may get exactly what they’re looking for this December! read more
The final trailer for The Bye Bye Man was released today. The film is due to be released on Friday January 13th, 2017.
The film is directed by Stacy Title, who last stepped behind the camera for 2006’s Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror.
The Bye Bye Man stars Douglas Smith, best known for his role as Gary (Xavier) in the short-lived HBO series Vinyl. Fans of Vinyl will remember Smith as the lounge singer who is “discovered” by Ray Romano’s Zak Yankovich while singing a version of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars”. read more