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Trailer for J.J. Abrams’ WWII Zombie Movie “Overlord” Arrives

The trailer for the film Overlord dropped today and man, it looks gruesome. Directed by Julius Avery on a script from Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games) and Mark L. Phillips (The Revenant, Vacancy), Overlord tells the story of a group of American soldiers who get dropped behind enemy lines during D-Day and discover that the Nazis are working on some messed up experiments to fight their enemies with (ie. zombies).

With a cast that includes Jovan Adepo (Mother!), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), and Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock), Overlord looks sure to please horror fans not only with gore and scares but also with solid performances. When asked for a comment about the film, J.J. Abrams (producing under his company Bad Robot) plainly stated that “it’s bat-shit crazy”. read more

New Trailer Drops for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s “Castle Rock”

The new trailer for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s Hulu series Castle Rock hit the internets yesterday and wow…so creepy. Creepiness aside, the trailer manages to pull off something that you don’t often get with trailers these days: it gives you nothing. You get some sick imagery, a little bit about an unknown boy being discovered at Shawshank prison, you see that the boy is played by Bill Skarsgård (who may be scarier without the Pennywise make-up) and you get that something big is coming but we don’t know what – and that’s awesome! Too many trailers these days show you their whole hand and leave nothing to the imagination and there’s nothing worse than knowing how something will play out, or seeing all the best scenes before even seeing the film. read more

Bill Skarsgård Cast in Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Following His Starring Role in ‘It’ Remake

Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series which takes place within the world of Stephen King’s storytelling, is looking more and more interesting by the day! The first trailer for the series, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, hinted that characters, settings, and themes from all of King’s works may find their way into the new show. As the casting announcements begin to trickle in, we’re also starting to learn that just about any actors from previous films based on Kings work may also find their way into Castle Rock! read more

Sissy Spacek Cast in Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ 41 Years After Starring in ‘Carrie’

Although he is primarily a novelist, there are certain images in film which have sprung from the world of Stephen King’s literary work which will never be forgotten. One of those images is Jack Nicholson’s maniacal grin forcing its way through the splintered shards of a bathroom door. Another is Tim Curry’s greasepainted mug innocently staring up from a rainy gutter. Ranking up there with the best of them is Sissy Spacek’s eye-bulging, freshly blood-spattered grimace in Brian DePalma’s 1976 movie, Carrie. While Jack and Tim have never since returned to the works of Stephen King, Sissy Spacek will return to the world of his storytelling in the form of a major role on the upcoming new series, Castle Rock! read more

Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot to Produce ‘Lovecraft Country’ for HBO

Jordan Peele went from being a comic genius to horror mastermind overnight with the unbelievable critical and financial performance of Get Out. Since the success of that picture, there have been reports that Peele would continue to move towards more horror and suspense projects. We learned today that in addition to his other planned directorial projects, Peele will co-produce another horror/suspense story which will examine race in America.

Deadline reports that Peele, Misha Green (writer/producer of Underground), and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company will produce an HBO series based on Matt Ruff’s novel, Lovecraft Country. Here’s how Harper, the book’s publisher, describe’s Ruff’s work: read more

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams to Develop Castle Rock Limited Series for Hulu

It all started with an ominous tweet late last night on J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Twitter account. Abrams used his famous “handwritten note” tweet style to offer up the riddle, “What is the hoax in the forest?”

The Youtube link leads to an official teaser trailer for Stephen King’s and J.J. Abrams’ newest collaboration, Castle Rock, a limited series on Hulu based on the infamous fictional Maine location featured in many of King’s works. King fans will instantly recognize the setting from such favorites as Needful Things, Cujo, and The Dead Zone. Other famous works like Creepshow, Pet Sematary, It, The Stand, and Doctor Sleep also refer to this classic setting. The teaser trailer refers to characters featured in a variety of these works, such as Pennywise the clown and Danny Torrance. You can watch the full trailer below: read more

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ – Review

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 9 out of 10

 

Synopsis: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. 

 

Our Thoughts: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ is exactly what J.J. Abrams said it is – a “spiritual successor” to 2008’s ‘Cloverfield.’ It is not a direct sequel, and the story picks up in a different state where, aside from it taking place in the same universe, the only obvious direct tie to the other film is the location name, which includes the word ‘Cloverfield.’ read more

Post Event Stills – J.J. Abrams and Don Coscarelli, “PHANTASM: Remastered” SXSW Premiere

 

“PHANTASM: Remastered” celebrated the SXSW premiere screening on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at the Stateside Theatre in Austin, TX.  

PHANTASM, first released in 1979, underwent a meticulous 4K restoration from the original 35 mm camera negative by Bad Robot Productions.  

**J.J. Abrams and director/writer Don Coscarelli introduced the film to the festival audience eagerly awaiting to see the film restored to the best technological condition as possible.**

 

In attendance from the film:  Director/writer Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM series, BUBBA HO-TEP, JOHN DIES AT THE END), A. Michael Baldwin (PHANTASM series), Kathy Lester (PHANTASM series), Paul Pepperman (Co-producer, PHANTASM, Co-writer THE BEASTMASTER) read more

New ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Trailer

The first official trailer for ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ aired tonight during Super Bowl 50.  An official plot is yet to be released.  J.J. Abrams is producing the film, which stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr. Last month a teaser trailer for the film was released.  Dan Trachtenberg is directing the film, which has a screenplay by Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken.    ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ hits theaters March 11. You can view the new trailer below.  read more