Many news outlets are reporting the potential for a decline in ticket sales at the summer box office due to sequel fatigue, competition from streaming services, and an overall lower quality of blockbuster this summer. While the tales of streaming killing the box office are a bit over-rated (and over-reported), the first major flop of the summer season, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie (which could only draw $15 million dollars in its opening weekend, carrying a $175 million dollar budget price tag), has some studios “quaking in their boots”. Will it be up to horror films to once again save the summer?
Horror News Network caught up with David F. Sandberg before the Warner Bros. panel at WonderCon to ask him about directing “Annabelle: Creation.” Sandberg is currently best known for his break-out hit “Lights Out” and looks to continue to be a horror golden-boy based on the crowd reaction during the film footage at the panel.
In this interview, David tells us that this was his chance to do a “classic, old-school kind of horror movie” and that one of the hardest parts of filming was the doll, Annabelle, herself due to the restrictions of not letting her move around on-screen. read more