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New Shudder Documentary Series Will Explore ‘Cursed Films’

Shudder continues to provide original programming for their growing subscriber base with the announcement of a new horror film documentary series entitled Cursed Films. The series will highlight a different film each episode and examine “…the facts, myths and mysteries around iconic films and franchises whose casts and crew have been struck by misfortune and tragedy, including The Exorcist, Poltergeist and The Omen, among others.”

According to the official press release, each episode will be composed of “…interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors and producers who lived through the real-life events” and of course, ask the question everyone is bragging about: “Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?” read more

Doug Liman Cites ’70s Horror Classics as Inspiration for Upcoming Justice League Movie

Producer/Director Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) has good news for comic book fans who are getting a little sick of the constant stream of paint by numbers, derivative superhero movies with cheesy jokes that have been flooding the multiplex over the past several years. He recently sat down with Cinema Blend to discuss his vision for the upcoming Justice League Dark film, and it’s all good news for comic book fans and horror fans alike! Turns out, character development will be on display front row, center this time around, and Liman is looking to capture elements of the horror classics of the 1970s that he loves when making this movie. Here’s what he had to say: read more

Prequel to ‘The Omen’ in the Works

20th Century Fox is working on a prequel to The Omen, released forty years ago, which will be titled The First Omen.     Antonio Campos is in negotiations to direct the film. Campos is an indie filmmaker who directed the Sundance movie Christine.   

The original film was directed by Richard Donner and starred Gregory Peck. It spawned two sequels, a series of novels, a remake in 2006, and most recently the Fox TV series Damien, which is helmed by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead).

The script for the prequel is written by Ben Jacoby.  David Goyer and Kevin Turen of Phantom Four are producing. read more

Trailer & Teasers for A&E’s ‘Damien’ TV Series Premiering March 7

A&E’s upcoming ‘Damien’ TV series is premiering March 7 at 10 PM following ‘Bates Motel.’   


The synopsis for the show reads, “After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.”   Bradley James, Barbara Hershey, Omid Abtahi, Megalyn Echikunwokeand Scott Wilson star in the the latest adaptation based on the horror film series and novel by David Seltzer.

You can view the trailer and latest teasers below.

 

Based on the iconic horror film, “The Omen,” the new drama series, “Damien” premieres March 7th at 10/9c, following the Season Premiere of Bates Motel at 9/8c. read more