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Bryan Bertinoís 2008 home invasion thriller The Strangers was a successful debut for the director, and it seemed tailor-made for an immediate sequel. Though it hasnít happened yet, despite several small starts, it looks like The Strangers 2 has found itself a new creative team.
Okay, so remember when A Beautiful Mind and A Winter Tale screenwriter Akiva Goldsman signed on to write The Ring 3 some months back? Well it's taken a strange turn from that point moving forward, and casting has already begun.
Without any more witching and bitching Ė the title of another decent flick from this year Ė here are the ten horror films that affected me the most in 2014.
A couple of weeks ago, an Indiegogo campaign popped up for the short film Portal to Hell!!! that would pit wrestling legend ďRowdyĒ Roddy Piper against the otherworldly elder god Cthulhu. And even though that campaign isn't over yet, the short is already getting expanded upon.
Good day, horror fans. It was not the best week for releases on any frontÖ unless you wanted to count the horrors of biblical history featured in Ridley Scottís Exodus: Gods and Kings. Rivers have rarely run redder. Maybe Christian Bale will play a Southern space pilot in the next Prometheus movie.
For anyone who just canít get through The Shining without imagining how the lady in the bathroomís scene would have gone as a toe-tapper, youíre not alone, as writer/director Joe Lovero has created a new musical based on Stanley Kubrick's chilling film.
Along with ghosts, goblins and all the other expected creatures of the horror genre, there exists a subsection of threats based on headline-makers of the past and present. This is where we get, among other things, our serial killer movies and our EBOLA MOVIES! RUN!!!
Good day, horror fans. Hopefully everyone had a safe and scary Halloween, and weíre not going to judge anybody for keeping the celebrations going throughout the weekend. There are a ton of horrors in theaters and on VOD now, including the Saw re-release, the surprisingly coherent ABCs of Death 2, Alexandre Ajaís demonic adaptation Horns, and the Nicole Kidman-starring thriller Before I Go to Sleep.
Good day, horror fans. If you havenít heard, critics are saying Ouija is the best film of the year. No, wait, you havenít heard that because Ouija was a pile of crap. But anyone who expected different probably always needs things spelled out for them via board games. You might have better luck on the VOD front, where both the anthology film VHS: Viral and Brad Andersonís Stonehearst Asylum were released in the past few days.
Like father, like son. Cameron Romero, son of Living Dead franchise creator George Romero, wants to tell his own story about the zombies that his dad made famous. Here's how you can help make that happen.
Good day, avengers of all things closet-bound and feared. Hollywood kicked off the Halloween season with the Conjuring prequel Annabelle and audiences were ready to watch it. The supernatural thriller brought in an estimated $37.2 million over the weekend, taking second place to David Fincherís mystery thriller Gone Girl. How about we get a mash-up between the two where a doll gets possessed by the spirit of Ben Affleck and turns a young innocent family into Oscar winners?
Good day, cravers of all things visceral and bacon-scented. Itís a pretty huge weekend for theatrical horror, even though it's of the limited variety. Kevin Smithís psycho body horror flick Tusk is out, as is Adam Wingardís thriller The Guest. The question is, would you rather watch Dan Stevens kick some ass or watch Justin Long scream his ass off?
Good day, clawers of all things coffin-topped. Theaters this weekend have something for both those interested in domestic thrillers, as both Sam Millerís No Good Deeds, and Leigh Janiakís festival-fave indie horror Honeymoon are both out now. No, No Good Deeds doesnít really delve in horror, but it puts the stellar Idris Elba that much closer to my genre of choice.
Good day, buriers of all things beyond repair. Iíd ask if any of you guys watched anything good in theaters this weekend, but Iím not sure anybody reading this was one of the 18 people who actually watched a movie outside of their home. The only horror making its way to the big screen was Casey La Scalaís end-of-days thriller The Remaining, which began its limited run.
Good day, extinguishers of all things solar. This past week gave us two equally grating slices of horror: Leatherface as a teenager and Letís Be Cops getting released the same week as everything going on in Ferguson, Missouri. To take your mind off all that, check out the limited release of Jeff Baenaís zombie comedy Life After Beth, which uses winning performances to bring life to a tonally fluctuating plotline. How is Aubrey Plaza not in everything at this point?
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Good day, ticklers of all things ribless. This weekend, San Diego is the scariest place to be in the entire country. Not only because of The Walking Deadís "Escape" attraction that Comic-Con is offering, but because there are entirely too many people out there, and Iím guessing most of them are hiding very dark secrets beneath their Wonder Woman and Game of Thrones costumes. Be careful out there.
Good day, haberdashers of all things torso-less. Are you guys staying indoors this weekend, or are you daring to face the streets, where Frank Grillo and the paint-faced asshats from The Purge: Anarchy are on patrol? Of course, thereís always Planes: Fire and Rescue, which presumably has completely horrific scenes of talking cars on fire. That is, if they used my screenplay without telling me anything.
Good day, swearers off all things goody-goody. Horror wasnít exactly blowing up theaters this past weekend, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ruling over all. (To be fair, Apes had a few sequences that were more harrowing than the entirety of many Hollywood horrors.) TV fans have something to look forward to, though, with FXís The Strain premiering.
Good day, deviliers of all things eggy. Has everybody run out to watch Deliver Us From Evil yet? Not that reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, even from horror fans - but any horror given the chance to go big on Fourth of July weekend deserves some attention. I guess you could go and watch Tammy with a Scary Sounds of Halloween tape playing through your headphones, but that doesnít seem as effective.
Fox and Michael Bayís Platinum Dunes are coming together to wring out another Omen remake, presumably also about a young boy with a numerical birthmark that happens to be a living, breathing antichrist.
Good day, collectors of all things invokable. Some of you may have noticed The Fear Monger wasnít creeping around the website last weekend, and maybe you feared the worst and thought that it was dead and quartered, laid out to fertilize the land where a garden of eternally rotten vegetables would grow. Maybe some of you even hoped that had happened. Itís good to be back.
Tyler Shieldsí directorial debut Final Girl stars Abigail Breslin as a teenager who stands up and fights back against a group of too-cool-for-school dudes who use murder as an initiation into their exclusive club. And as full-length trailer seen above shows us, she isnít just some helpless damsel who suddenly becomes a super survivor in third act: she was trained since childhood by Wes Bentley
H.P. Lovecraft had a pretty active imagination, I think we can all agree. But even his great mind probably never considered his greatest creation, Cthulhu, would ever exist within the lady parts of a hooker. (Or maybe he did. Nudge, nudge.)
Good day, invokers of all things ectoplasmic. Itís Memorial Day weekend, so while youíre honoring the brave men and women who keep our country safe, cozy up with some military-themed horror, like Jacobís Ladder or Deathwatch, or something with Nazi zombies if thatís more your taste.
Weíve only last year seen a second theatrical iteration of a Stephen King novel, with more remakes on the way, and wouldnít you know it, his upcoming thriller novel Mr. Mercedes has already been snatched up by Media Rights Capital and the Twilight producers at Temple Hill