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Mary J Blige to Star in Season 3 of MTV’s ‘Scream’

MTV announced today that music icon Mary J. Blige has joined the cast of its Scream reboot. Blige joins Tyler Posey, Tyga, CJ Wallace, RJ Cyler, and Keke Palmer in Season 3 of the slasher series.

According to MTV the show will center on Deion Elliot (played by RJ Cyler), the star running back whose past comes back to haunt him and threaten his future His step-brother Jamal (portrayed by Tyga), meanwhile, is a hustler by nature, willing to work any angle to make ends meet. Blige plays Deion’s mother, Sherry Elliot. read more

2017 is Officially the Highest Grossing Year Ever for Horror Movies

In January of this year, I wrote that Horror movies are secretly saving Hollywood’s major film studios. Ten months later it turns out that it’s no longer a secret! The New York Times just crunched the numbers and reports that 2017 is “the biggest year in horror history,” citing the runaway success of such hits as Get Out, It, and Split.

As of this Friday, the combined box office earnings of all of the horror films of 2017 sits at $733.5 million. With two months left to sell tickets, that number will undoubtedly climb even higher. The current figure is already $100 million higher than the previous box office champ: the horror movies of 2000. Then, the release of Scream 3, Scary Movie, and What Lies Beneath earned a combined $617.7 million at the multiplex. read more