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Netflix Reveals Teaser Trailer for Devilman

Netflix Japan recently revealed a trailer for their upcoming Devilman anime series. The trailer, which is just over a minute, doesn’t really give us anything except a quick glimpse at the titular character.

Created by Go Nagai, Devilman revolves around meek teenager, “Akira Fudo” and what happens to him after putting on a mask which is actually a fossilized demon skull. Shortly thereafter “Akira” is fused with an incredibly strong demon named “Amon” and together they become Devilman. read more

Godzilla Anime Film Will Debut on Netflix in 2017

According to the Anime News Network, an animated Godzilla film is being produced by Toho Studios and Polygon Pictures for a late 2017 debut on Netflix.

The film (which marks the first time that Godzilla has appeared in an anime film) is directed by Kubon Shizuno (Detective Conan: the Darkest Nightmare) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia).

The concept art appears futuristic and may transport the “thunder lizard” to an untraditional setting.

No date for the film’s release has been announced at this time, but more information should be provided soon, as “The film will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on Sunday, March 26. The six main voice actors will appear at the event.” read more

Netflix Heads to the Kingdom

Following in the footsteps of Stranger Things and Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix is hoping another original horror series will turn some heads.  Deadline is reporting that the online streaming behemoth has commissioned the Korean original series Kingdom, a zombie series which takes place during Korea’s medieval Joseon period.  The idea of a period drama where a fast-moving illness is wiping out an entire kingdom is surely a unique one, and the international aspect of the setting can only help Netflix continue its massive growth globally. read more

Adi Shankar Reveals Poster for Castlevania

The first poster for the upcoming Netflix series Castlevania made its debut yesterday on series producer, Adi Shankar’s Facebook page.

The series is written by English author, Warren Ellis, the man behind “The Authority,” “Transmetropolitan,” “Red,” and “Global Frequency.” He has also worked on several series for Marvel Comics have including “Astonishing X-Men,” “Moon Knight,” “Thunderbolts,” and “Iron Man.”

Developed by Konami, the Castlevania video game follows the Belmont family as they do battle with the evil Dracula and his monstrous minions. The game first premiered in Japan for the Family Computer Disk game console in 1986. The game was released in North America for the Nintendo Entertainment System just a year later. read more

Director of Green Room Jeremy Saulnier Preps Netflix Movie Hold the Dark

The director of the critically acclaimed horror thriller Green Room is about to add to his resume with a star-studded film for Netflix entitled Hold the Dark.  Jeremy Saulnier just announced casting details and a start date for the production via The Hollywood Reporter.

Saulnier’s new film will feature Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, Boardwalk Empire), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, The Legend of Tarzan) James Badge Dale (13 Hours), Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road) and James Bloor (Dunkirk) among others.    read more

Netflix to Launch Animated Castlevania Original Series Written by Warren Ellis in 2017

Netflix announced via a press release today that it will launch an animated original series based on the popular Konami video game series, Castlevania. The gothic vampire hunter franchise has captivated gamers since its debut in 1986, and the series has evolved over the years in the form of numerous sophisticated story lines. No other information has been provided by Netflix at this time, other than the fact that Season One, Part One will air in 2017.

Adi Shankar, the show’s producer, took to Facebook with additional information on the project. As he put it, Season One will air in 2017 and Season Two will air in 2018. He further confirmed that Warren Ellis (the legendary writer of such graphic novels as PlanetaryRed, and Iron Man: Extremis) wrote both seasons of the new series. Shankar had this to say to those who have felt burned by previous attempts at video game adaptations: read more

Stranger Things Season 2 Super Bowl Commercial Released

Did you miss the commercial for Season Two of Netflix’s Stranger Things during last night’s big game? Did you see it, but now you want to comb over every last detail in search of clues? Check out the full clip below:

Judging by the ominous quote, “THE WORLD IS TURNING UPSIDE DOWN” and the massive spider-like creature hovering over the landscape, it’s clear that the stakes will be higher in Season Two. The retro goodness that everyone loved about Season One is on full display in the trailer, too. The clip opens with an Eggo waffle commercial that soon turns ominous. read more

First Image from Stranger Things Season 2 Released

This weekend promises to be a big one for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things who are eagerly awaiting new details on Season Two of the show. Netflix will be airing a highly anticipated ad during the Super Bowl. To kick things off (see what I did there?), Entertainment Weekly has revealed the very first image from the upcoming season, which will also appear in the commercial. To view the entire image, click the thumbnail up top.

It looks like Ghostbusters mania has come to Hawkins Middle School just in time for Halloween! The season takes place one year after Season One, which places the characters smack dab in October, 1984. Ghostbusters hit theaters on June 8th, 1984, becoming a smash hit and creating super fans across the country. Little do these characters know, they’ll be able to enjoy The Real Ghostbusters cartoon by Season Four! read more

New Netflix Documentary, Hostage to the Devil, Reveals Details About Priest Who Inspired The Exorcist

Netflix just added a new documentary to its library, entitled Hostage to the Devil, which explores the world of real-life exorcisms. The documentary reveals new key details about Father Malachi Martin, who was an Irish Catholic Priest, author, and professor. He is said to be the real-life inspiration for the book and film, The Exorcist. The documentary is named after a book written by Martin, of the same title.

In the documentary, a former CIA agent named Robert Marrow claims that Father Malachi Martin’s death was related to an exorcism he was performing on a child. Marrow states that an invisible force pushed Martin down, and he died from his injury at the age of 78. read more

Home Invasion Flick, Mercy Hits Netflix

Mercy, the home invasion thriller which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, made its Netflix debut on November 22nd.

Written and directed by Chris Sparling, the film tells the tale of four brothers returning home to say their final goodbyes to their mother. As frustration builds between them, the brothers tempers get the best of them and tension rises. Suddenly everything changes and the brothers soon have to band together and fight for their survival as a deadly home invasion begins.

The film stars James Wolk (Zoo), Caitlin Fitzgerald, Michael Godere (Daylight), Constance Baron, Tom Lipinski (The Following), Dan Ziskie (War of the Worlds) and Michael Donovan (The Following). read more