Entries by Mark McCurley

‘The Conjuring 3’ Gets Full Title and Official Synopsis

Speaking of busting ghosts, according to Deadline the third film to be based on the paranormal investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren now has its full title straight from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.

The official synopsis reads it is a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil, a case that shocked even the experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational from their files, it begins with a fight for the soul of a young boy and takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before marking the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. read more read more

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Gets First Trailer

Time to throw on those Proton Packs, Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Ghosbusters: Afterlife, the first canon sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II from 1984 and 1989 respectively.

Afterlife follows two children (Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace) along with their single mother (Carrie Coon) who after being evicted from their home move to Summerville, Oklahoma after inheriting property from their late grandfather. When the town experiences a series of unexplained earthquakes, the children discover their family’s link to the original Ghostbusters, who have become something of a myth as many have long-since forgotten the events of the “Manhattan Crossrip of 1984” and the secret legacy that their grandfather left behind. read more read more

BBC One’s ‘Dracula’ Gets Premier Date

Reported today via Deadline, the co-production of BBC One and Netflix Dracula the mini-series has received a premier date for January 1, 2020, letting BBC One viewers spend New Years Day with the Count!

Although the worldwide release on Netflix is unknown at this time, Dracula will run as a three-part mini-series with one episode a night for consecutive nights on BBC One.

Check out BBC One’s announcement below!

Your New Year is gonna suck but never fear… #Dracula, a three day reign of terror, starts 1st January on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. pic.twitter.com/SNuSUjQoEO read more read more

R.M. Renfield Feature Gets Director at Universal

Coming in from Variety, Dracula’s henchman Renfield will be getting a feature film at Universal Pictures set to be directed by Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) with an original story by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead comics).

Although Universal’s “Dark Universe” has as of late been filmmaker driven stand-alone features instead of a shared franchise, Renfield is the latest addition following 2017’s The Mummy and The Invisible Man that is set for release on February 28, 2020. read more read more

Horror Remake of ‘Fantasy Island’ Gets Trailer

Premiering last weekend during screening of Warner Bros.’ Doctor Sleep, Sony Pictures has released online the first trailer for Fantasy Island, a remake to the 1978-1984 fantasy drama television series.

The new film has the secret dreams of some lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. However, when the fantasies turn to nightmares, they have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

The orginal series starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke and Hervé Villechaize as his assistant Tattoo. Guests on the show were granted what were called “fantasies” on the island for a price. read more read more

Spyglass Media to Produce New ‘Scream’ Film

Just in from Deadline, a fifth entry in the legendary Scream franchise is in early development by Spyglass Media.

There are no details as to who will be writing or directing for the new entry which comes after the passing of franchise creator Wes Craven in 2015.

The Scream film franchise began with the original film in 1996, followed by Scream 2 in 1997, Scream 3 in 2000 and Scream 4 in 2011. The series was based around the life and the mishaps of Sydney Prescott played by Neve Campbell, who was stalked by the fearsome Ghost Face killer who wore the same mask but always by a different person. Other regular cast members include David Arquette as police officer Dwight “Dewey” Riley and Courtney Cox as news reporter Gale Weathers. read more read more

‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel Coming to Disney Plus

With a film like Hocus Pocus, if the Sanderson Sisters had to wait 300 years to come back to life then it’s a good possibility they could wait over 26 to return to the screen. That’s right, Collider has confirmed Jen D’Angelo has been hired to write the script as the film enters its early stages for Disney’s new platform, Disney+.

Currently no stars are attched to the film, however sources are saying D’Angelo, who has served as a writer-producer on Fox’s LA to Vegas and CBS’ Happy Together, is tasked with bringing back Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and (Mary Kathy Najimy) to wreak havoc on the town of Salem, MA. read more read more

BBC Releases First Teaser of ‘Dracula’ Mini-Series

As Count Dracula is continuously returning to life, so to are the adaptations of the original Bram Stoker novel. Today the British Broadcasting Corporation has released the first teaser for the new Dracula mini-series set to star Claes Bang as the Prince of Darkness himself set in 1897 Transylvania and Victorian-era London.

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Dracula will be aired as three 90-minute parts and follows a long line of British adaptations of the novel, especially the iconic Hammer Horror film series that starred the late and legendary Christopher Lee as the title character, Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing and Michael Gough as Athur Holmwood. read more read more

2020’s ‘The Grudge’ gets First Trailer

We won’t hold this one against you, today The Grudge reboot has premiered its first official trailer online via Sony Pictures Entertainment’s YouTube channel.

Based on the 2002 film Japanese film Ju-On: The Grudge, the 2004 remake simply titled The Grudge took audiences by storm with the bizarre story of the ghosts of a mother and son that were murdered by the wife’s jealous husband who believes she had an affair with her college professor. The evil begins with a curse that is created when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage or extreme sorrow. This curse is an entity that forms where the person died, which is the house they lived in. Those who are unfortunate enough to encounter this supernatural force die, even when they leave the location and go far away. The curse is reborn repeatedly, passing from victim after victim in an endless chain of horror. read more read more

Zack Snyder Shares ‘Army of the Dead’ Photo as Production Wraps

It’s said there’s strength in numbers and this always goes both ways during the zombie apocalypse. At least this time the playing field is leveled in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead that has just wrapped production according to his post on the social media site Vero which he noted was taken on the “final day of shooting.”

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AotD follows a group of mercenaries who plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during an outbreak of the undead. read more