Entries by Mark McCurley

Original Sheriff Leigh Brackett Actor to Return for ‘Halloween Kills’

It has been revealed that Charles Cyphers has been tapped to reprise his role as Haddonfield’s sheriff Leigh Brackett in the upcoming sequel Halloween Kills. Cyphers starred in both the 1978 original Halloween and 1981 sequel, Halloween II.

Currently filming in Wilmington, NC, the announcement was made via Twitter by @Halloween__Fans, a page which also posted that Haddonfield Memorial Hospital will be featured in Kills as well. The location was central in the plot of Halloween II when Michael Myers stalked Laurie Strode while she was trying to recover from the injuries she sustained just hours earlier. read more read more

‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Scene Premiers Ahead of Release

Premiering October 11 on Nickelodeon, a scene from the Are You Afraid of the Dark miniseries has been uploaded online to give viewers a glimpse of what’s in store.

First aired in 1990 and continuing until 1996 and again from 1999 to 2000 in a second series, each rendition of the show focused on a group of storytellers who called themselves “The Midnight Society.” They would gather every Saturday night at a clearing in the woods for a member to tell a tale around a campfire that would often include ghosts, witches, goblins and other spooky creatures. read more read more

‘Stranger Things 4’ Announced with Teaser

Just like that, Stranger Things 4 has been announced and this time it’s spreading to new areas, at least that is what can be gathered from the preview released by Netflix today which emphasizes, “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”

Stranger Things has captivated audiences via digital streaming with its throwback mid-1980’s setting, bizarre creatures, parallel words and the people who find these things in their small town of Hawkins, Indiana. read more

‘The Last of Us Part II” Set for Release in February 2020

A post-apocalyptic future is nigh as The Last of Us Part II is set for release on February 21, 2020 per an official announcement during Sony’s State of Play livestream on September 24.

Set in a world overrun by the Infected, humans who were taken over by mutant Cordyceps fungi, The Last of Us Part II continues the story of Joel and Ellie five years after the 2013 original who who come into conflict with a mysterious cult. From beginning to end, it’s a fight for survival and the future of humankind. read more read more

Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Stars Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson Confirmed to Return for Sequel

Who ya gonna call? The Ghosbusters 2020 casting director for a big ‘Thank You’ because The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed stars of the original two Ghostbusters films, Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson, will return for the long-awaited sequel in their respective roles of Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore.

Of the casting announcement, Akroyd said in an interview with The Joe Rogen Experience podcast, “I’m not in the pictures so much anymore. We’ve got the ‘Ghostbusters’ movie that we’re working on now and I will have to be performing in that. Ivan Reitman’s son Jason has written a new movie called, well, it’s gonna be ‘Ghostbusters,’ the third movie. It will be all, most of the original people and then young stars.” read more read more

‘Halloween Kills’ Set to Start Filming in Wilmington, NC

As if October 31 doesn’t come fast enough, filming is already set to begin on Halloween Kills, the upcoming sequel to 2018’s Halloween, starring franchise legend Jamie Lee Curtis. Cameras will roll on Sept. 12 with the first scenes in Wilmington, NC according to the city’s local news.

The Port City is considered to be “Hollywood East” where many feature films and TV series have been made, such as The Crow, Iron Man 3, Virus (also starring Curtis), Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and One Tree Hill. The suburb area is perfect for a new nightmare in Haddonfield. read more read more

‘Dark Shadows’ Sequel Series Coming to The CW

With confirmation from Deadline, legendary horror television series Dark Shadows will be getting a continuation on The CW network.

The station, along with Warner Bros. Television, have inked a deal that will bring the followup series, titled Dark Shadows: Reincarnation, to a modern audience.

Mark B. Perry will pen the reboot’s pilot episode and executive produce. His screenwriting works also include Revenge, Ghost Whisperer and Brothers & Sisters. read more

‘The Lighthouse’ Gets New Trailer

Premiering today on YouTube, The Lighthouse has a chilling new trailer showcasing the suspense and despair of two men living in isolation.

In February 2016, Robert Eggers’ The Witch was released nationwide and shook audiences to the core with visceral imagery of a family living alongside a forest filled with witches in colonial New England. His latest feature is the story of two lighthouse keepers in 1890 who live on a remote island that must deal with loneliness, friendship and their deepest fears, including the uncertainty of how long it has been since they have been in the lighthouse. read more read more

Tom Felton Joins ‘A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting’ Cast

Coming exclusively from The Hollywood Reporter, Netlfix’s A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting has added Tom Felton to its expanding cast.

Felton is known for his long tenure as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film franchise, and the recent YouTube Premium series Origin.

Based on the young-adult book series by Joe Ballarini, who is also writing the film’s screenplay, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is the story of Kelly Ferguson who is babysitting for the first time and during her watch the children she’s looking after are captured by horrible monsters. After which she joins a secret society of babysitters who band together to fight and get the children back. read more read more

The Losers’ Club gets Reintroduced with ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Character Posters

Last we saw The Losers’ Club of Derry, ME they had defeated Pennywise the Clown into submission, but not for good. Now, 27 years later, the gang returns to finish what began when they were all just 11 years old. To commemorate the occasion, Warner Bros. released new IT: Chapter Two character posters on Instagram, juxtaposing the grown-up Losers with their younger selves. Check them out below!

In the anticipated sequel, Pennywise has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. As adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people of Derry are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others to come back. Traumatized by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all, putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever. read more read more