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The Bye Bye Man Finishes Fifth at Weekend Box Office, Underworld: Blood Wars Slips

The Bye Bye Man finished in fifth place at the box office for the weekend of January 13, 2017, taking in an estimated $13,378,000.  While the placement doesn’t seem like much of an accomplishment, it was in fact the highest grossing new film of the weekend, beating fellow newcomers Patriot’s Day, Monster Trucks, and Sleepless.  The film capitalized on a primarily female and under 25 audience to double its budget in the first three days of release.

While this is a solid opening for a horror film in January, the level of competition gets stiffer next week, and the rest of the month.  M. Night Shyamalan’s  horror thriller Split will be released next weekend with the same target audience in mind, greatly reducing The Bye Bye Man’s staying power at the box office.  Also contributing to a potential steep decline for the film is the fact that the film earned a “C” Cinema Score and  a 28% critic’s score on Rotten Tomatoes.       read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: May 10, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: May 10, 2016

 

This week’s horror highlights include: the gory and hilarious Deadpool; The Boy, which stars Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead); and the awesome indie film Sheep Skin.

You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

 

 

 

Deadpool [Blu-ray]

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Karan Soni

 

Synopsis: Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes DEADPOOL, the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics sexiest anti-hero: me! Go deep inside (I love that) my origin story…typical stuff…rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller and Gina Carano, DEADPOOL is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs!  read more

‘The Boy’ Coming to Digital HD 4/26 and Blu-ray & DVD 5/10

LAUREN COHAN STARS IN THE CHILLING THRILLER    ‘THE BOY’ 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD APRIL 26, 2016

AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD MAY 10, 2016

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, March 9, 2016 – A young American woman uncovers the menacing nature of the English family she cares for in The Boy, a terrifying thriller debuting on Digital HD on April 26, 2016 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on May 10, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Lakeshore Entertainment (Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Underworld Franchise) and STX Entertainment (The Gift, Secret in Their Eyes), the film is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”). read more

‘The Boy’ – Review

‘The Boy’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 8 out of 10

Synopsis: An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. 

Our Thoughts: ‘The Boy’ appears to be your run-of-the-mill haunted doll horror story, but it is far from it and so much more! 

The film begins with nanny Gretchen going to start her job caring for a little boy named Brahms. She is from American and trying to get away from her abusive ex-boyfriend by getting as far away from him as she can. The first of many odd issues with the family is that the couple are much older than you’d expect for the parents of an eight year old boy. Then when we actually meet him, the boy is actually a doll. Gretchen believes that they are bat-shit crazy, as any normal person would. She agrees to do a ridiculous daily routine of caring for him for the next several months. As they are leaving, his mother says to her “I’m so sorry.” Clearly a bad sign of what is to come. read more