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‘Doctor Sleep’ Footage with Easter Egg teasers to ‘The Shining’

‘Doctor Sleep’ Footage with Easter Egg teasers to ‘The Shining’

Mike Flanagan’s prednisone viagra cialis ad spoof https://bonusfamilies.com/lecture/frankenstein-thesis/21/ thesis lesson buy cialis in chicago write your paper follow https://www.nationalautismcenter.org/letter/popular-research-paper-writer-websites-for-college/26/ do my essays for me https://grad.cochise.edu/college/thesis-defense-introduction-sample/20/ https://harvestinghappiness.com/drug/mail-order-for-viagra-tablets/66/ enter site https://healthimperatives.org/rxstore/cialis-on-line-erectile-dysfunction-pill/71/ venda viagra online how to write a resolution paper essay on divorce sample business report https://medpsychmd.com/nurse/viagra-plus-alcohol/63/ amoxicillin online no prescription canada website that writes your essay for you term paper writing help https://sigma-instruments.com/viagra-test-on-girl-21285/ click here components of a thesis proposal https://pittsburghgreenstory.com/newyork/thesis-generator-for-argumentative-paper/15/ source site follow url pay for top school essay on lincoln graduate thesis advisor viagra actress football jersey paper grammar check https://lajudicialcollege.org/forall/top-thesis-editor-website-ca/16/ Doctor Sleep” which based on the novel by Stephen King, is the sequel to his iconic novel and movie “The Shining.” The movie stars Ewan McGregor who will play an adult version of Danny Torrance portrayed as an alcoholic who attempts to get sober is hit with a reawakening on his “shining” powers. He also meets a young girl who shares the same ability he has while working at a hospice center.  

Warner Bros. showed off the first footage from the film, and it shows Danny Torrance by s campfire which is talking about how to deal with his problems which would be from decades ago. Also included in the footage was a title that said “Witness the Conclusion,“ it’s to “Doctor Sleep” being the true ending to “The Shining” saga. It was very brief footage, but it started with a shot of a car driving through the forest which is similar to how “The Shining” began and ended with Danny looking up and seeing ‘Redrum’ written on the mirror. The original music also played.

Alongside Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Carl Lumbly, and Alex Essoe are also on board in this film. 

Mike Flanagan has been one of my favorite directors lately, as he is the man behind films as Hush, Oculus, the series The Haunting Of Hill House and now Doctor Sleep will be the second King adaption that he has directed, the first being Gerald’s Game.  2019 is proving to be the year of horror, and I cannot wait to see what this film has to offer. 

Doctor Sleep is set to be released into theaters this year on November 8th.

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The Act: Episode 3 Review— House Of Tortured Souls

The Act: Episode 3 Review— House Of Tortured Souls

It’s Wednesday and that means one thing, a new episode of The Act airing on Hulu. The episode this week is called “Two Wolverines”, written by Robin Veith and directed by Adam Arkin, this episode takes a dressed up Dee Dee and Gypsy to a costume convention. Both Gypsy and her mother stumble across some charming men and it also strains their relationship even more, especially with all the lies Gypsy is told one more specifically would be her true age. 

Gypsy has a few secrets of her own in this episode. Let’s start off with arriving at the costume convention, Dee Dee let the lady know that Gypsy was 14 or 15, and since she was older than the age where you can get in for free, the lady sympathized with Gypsy and let her in for free as their little secret. Gypsy caught on to her mothers mistake of saying she was born in 1995 when she thought 1993. Dee Dee quickly dismisses Gypsy’s questioning and the pair head off where Gyspy is approached by a men dressed as Wolverine.

With how sheltered Gyspy is, it’s not surprising that she develops a crush on Mr. Suave who literally swoops her out of her chair. Thanks to Mr. Wolverine, Gyspy musked up courage in hopes of getting out of her mothers web of lies and creates a secret Facebook account without her mother’s knowledge along with buying a prepaid phone at the gas station. She even did the math to figure out she’s 19 years old, she also puts that in the note she wrote to her mother when she attempts to run away. Her mother is a controlling monster, who is doing everything in her power to control Gyspy more in fear that Gyspy will expose her to the world.

Only three episodes in so far and it’s just incredibly hard to watch. I have so many theories and questions as to how did anyone remotely close to this family allow it to get this far? It’s just baffling to me. So please, check this out on Hulu and catch up in time for the 4th episode which comes out Wednesday April 3rd. I would love to know everyone’s thoughts and theories. 

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Hush(2016) Staff Pick— House Of Tortured Souls

Hush(2016) Staff Pick— House Of Tortured Souls

Over the weekend I decided to revisit the 2016 slasher/thriller Hush on Netflix. Hush is directed and edited by Mike Flanagan and was also co-written by Kate Siegel (The Haunting Of Hill House, Oculus) who also stars in the film. It was produced by both Trevor Macy (Intrepid Pictures) and Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions). The film stars John Gallagher Jr. ( 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Belko Experiment), Michael Trucco ( Next, Ablaze, The Bye Bye Man), Samantha Sloyan ( Scandal, The Haunting Of Hill House) and EmiliaEmmaGraves

Hush takes us into the life of Madison “Maddie” Young (Kate Siegel) who is a deaf-mute woman that lost the ability to hear and speak at a young age. Maddie lives in a house in the woods with her cat, very secluded and shut off from the outside world. The film starts off with Maddie talking to her friend Sarah ( Samantha Sloyan) who also happens to be her neighbor over a book that she is returning that Maddie wrote. You can see the closeness and excitement that Sarah has with how Maddie writes. After their visit comes to an end, you see a panicked and bloodied up Sarah banging on the doors begging Maddie for help that same night. She was being chased by a masked killer and unfortunately, Maddie is unable to help as she could not hear her friend crying out for her. 

The masked man catches on that Maddie is, in fact deaf as he managed to sneak into her house and takes her phone as well as cuts the power off and destroys her car. Maddie senses that she is now stuck and locks herself in her home after attempting several times to escape, even coming across her friend Sarah’s body as she checks her pockets for her phone to use.  She does everything in her power to make sure she survives at the end of his sick game.

Without giving more away as I would love for you all to please watch what I deem as an underrated film, the masked man walks around with his crossbow not only stalking but torturing and taking advantage of Maddie who he thinks is helpless since she can not hear. It has a ‘Strangers’ vibe to it, such a great psychological thriller and cat and mouse game where you start to feel for her with not being able to hear around her but also not underestimate her survival skills. 

Please check out the trailer below and I highly recommend giving this a shot on Netflix ⬇️⬇️:

 

 

 

 

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Friday the 13th: Lawsuit to settle soon—-House Of Tortured Souls

Friday the 13th: Lawsuit to settle soon—-House Of Tortured Souls

As most know, the Friday the 13th lawsuit between the original scribe Victor Miller and the original director Sean Cunningham,  were still far from finalized. Even though Miller regained control over the franchise that launched in 1980, it is expected that Cunningham will appeal the decision. 

Larry Zerner who played Shelly in Friday the 13th Part 3 became a major source of information for fans of the Friday franchise. Zerner became a patent lawyer after acting and has been explaining all the confusing and complex information in this ongoing lawsuit. 

Zerner now said the lawsuit could end in the next two weeks as the chances are 50/50 that Cunnigham will choose to settle. Hopefully in the next two weeks this is settled. I’m curious as to what you fans think about this situation. Write comments below or on our Facebook page. 

 

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The Act (Hulu series) First 2 episode Review—House Of Tortured Souls

The Act (Hulu series) First 2 episode Review—House Of Tortured Souls

I am obsessed with true crime and as soon as I saw that The Act was being made into a series on Hulu, I was all ready to watch it in anticipation. The Act is a true crime anthology series that premiered on March 20th and focuses on the real life of Gyspy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard

The 8 episode series was created by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca. It stars Patricia Arquette (Medium, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Holes),  Joey King ( Ramona and Beezus, Slender Man), Chloë Sevigny ( Lizzie, American Horror Story, Zodiac), AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, Race to Witch Mountain, The Reaping), and Calum Worthy ( The Big Year, Bodied).

The first episode of the series focused around Gypsy (Joey King) and her mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) who just moved into a new neighborhood and you can already tell how different they are. Gypsy is a young teenage girl in a wheelchair and has every illness you can imagine, well at least that’s what her mother has said and is telling everybody. They become acquainted with all their new neighbors, especially with Lacey (AnnaSophia Robb) and Mel (Chloë Sevigny). Lacey befriends Gypsy by giving her a makeover and you can tell that for once Gypsy felt “normal” and it’s hard to do with her overbearing and paranoid mother always at her side. At a get-together, neighbors can be nosy and pushy and you can see the nervousness and tension that Dee Dee has as she explains all of Gypsy’s illnesses and allergies. She spends every second of every day at Gypsy’s side and even within the first episode, you can see how it’s deteriorating Gypsy from the inside out as well as the neighbors starting to sense that something doesn’t seem right. 

The second episode focuses on Gyspy receiving the “Child Of The Year” award which makes Dee Dee feel like she’s mother of the year. Before the big award ceremony,  Gypsy has her teeth retracted which causes one doctor to be very skeptical about Gypsy’s condition. Every antic Dee Dee causes like refusing the removal of Gypsy’s feeding tube, sparks the doctor suspicion to where she calls CPS. Without giving more away from this episode, you can already see how intense and odd this case is. Makes you squirm and yell at your TV for the doctors to wake up and see that Gypsy is suffering in an abusive situation from her mothers doing

I highly recommend checking this series out. There are 2 episodes right now on Hulu and the 3rd episode airs on March 27th. Check out the trailer then make sure to tune in every Wednesday. 

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‘The Boy 2’ Gets An Official release date

‘The Boy 2’ Gets An Official release date

It has been three years since The Boy was released now The Boy 2 will officially be released into theaters on July 26, 2019.

The second installment will focus on a family moving into the Heelshire Mansion estate who is unfamiliar with the history. Their young son makes a new friend who he eerily calls Brahms. This film is once again directed by William Brent Bell and will star Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman, and Christopher Convery

The Boy 2 will be released around the same time that the Child’s Play remake and Annabelle 3 will be hitting theaters, I’m curious to see how Brahms will handle the competition. The first one had a great storyline so let’s see how the second plays out, I can’t wait to see and hear more news regarding this sequel. 

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Black Summer: Official Trailer Released—House Of Tortured Souls

Black Summer: Official Trailer Released—House Of Tortured Souls

The official trailer for the Netflix new series Black Summer has just been released and already has the ‘Walking Dead’ vibes. 

A quick synopsis: Rose (Jamie King) is torn away from her daughter during the early days of the zombie apocalypse. She sets out on a journey to go and find her only to encounter hurdles and strangers along her way.  

Check out the trailer below and also tune into Netflix on April 11th to start Rose’s adventure during the first season. ⬇️⬇️

 

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Soska Sisters: Pitching to remake Cronenberg’s ‘Dead Ringers’, ‘Scanners’, & ‘Cat People’—House Of Tortured Souls

Soska Sisters: Pitching to remake Cronenberg’s ‘Dead Ringers’, ‘Scanners’, & ‘Cat People’—House Of Tortured Souls

 The Soska Sisters already took on the remake of David Cronenberg’s horror classic Rabid, which is due for release sometime this year. With a recent Twitter post, Jen and Sylvia (also known as the twisted twins ) are not planning on slowing their roll anytime soon.

A fan asked on Twitter if there will be any more future remakes and Jen and Sylvia gave the following reply :

       “Yes!! Dead Ringers, Scanners and Cat      People  please. There’s one more, but we’re actually pitching for it—-wish us luck!”

They made a guest appearance at MonsterMania con this past weekend in New Jersey where they mentioned briefly in their Q&A on upcoming projects they would like to tackle in the future. They are creative geniuses who I know will make Cronenberg very proud with how they take on remaking his classic films. I look forward to Rabid being released soon as well as what else they have up there creative sleeves. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Campbell Joins Cast for Netflix’s new Animated Series—House Of Tortured Souls

Bruce Campbell Joins Cast for Netflix’s new Animated Series—House Of Tortured Souls

Netflix is turning the bestselling books The Last Kids on Earth into an animated series, the voice cast was announced this week. Deadline reposts that horror icon Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) will mend his voice to the series alongside Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez, and Charles Demers. Nick Wolfhard will voice the main character, Jack Sullivan.

The Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious series filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters.

Developed by Atomic Cartoons, the animated series is set to launch later this year. Max Brallier, the writer of the books, is participating in the series as creator and executive producer. Scott Peterson will serve as showrunner.

I’m curious to see how this animated zombie series will turn out, it has such a collective cast of voice actors that I see nothing but good coming out of this. I can’t wait until this comes out. 

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MonsterMania Con Review

MonsterMania Con Review

I ventured out 6 hours to Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend to attend Monster-Mania Con 42. Like all other conventions I have attended, I try not to be nit picky since it can’t always run perfectly but I’ll get into the positives and negatives shortly.

To start, they had a really good line up this year. Such celebrities include Danielle Harris (Halloween, See No Evil 2), Meatloaf (Rocky Horror Picture Show), All 4 cast members from The Craft (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, and Rachel True), Christina Ricci (The Addams Family, Casper, Monster), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables), and the “Heartbreak Kid” himself Shawn Michaels

Friday which was the first night is usually a hit and miss, sometimes it’s not too packed but boy did I underestimate how it would actually be. It was no where to what a Saturday looks like but it was a little close to it. First, what I normally dread is parking. It gets insane when you have to pay more money to park somewhere. The hotel was kind enough to run shuttles every 15 mins to a location where you can park for free, one thing to cross off the stress list. Now brings us to inside the building right at the start of con, some of the lines were unnecessary, those who already had wristbands could have been let in at the start time, there was no need having them linger in line with those who were waiting to get their wristbands, it started to cause confusion and blocked the entrances to where everyone was on top of each other or couldn’t walk by. 

What I liked was that they now scan your wristband each time you walk in, prevents from scammers which I have seen quite a bit of on the Facebook page with them selling or giving them away. They were also quick to come up with a solution for Fairuza Balk missing her first night. A lot of people bought The Craft group photo op they had to keep pushing the times back since Fairuza ran very very late. I think they handled it very efficiently, they posted about it in their new app and group page and offered a solution right away which was a refund or to have their op on Saturday or Sunday.

They had 2 rooms for the guests and 1 additional room upstairs just for Christina Ricci. In my opinion, if possible they should have spread out the major headliners in one room just so that the rest of the celebs had room at their tables. They had to form 2 separate lines one for Shawn Michaels and one for Neve Campbell in a tiny hallway where everyone had to stand in a file line to make room the best they could, they tried their best to be organized with it but it still had the fire marshals showing up with entrances being blocked. I know that they put all 4 girls from The Craft together for a reason so that when you meet one you have to meet them all, but they could of either been spread out or in the room upstairs with Christina. 

Now brings us to Saturday (which was also my last day here). It was jammed pack like usually but seemed a little more manageable. They capped the lines off when needed and the halls were cleared so there was a tad bit more room to walk by. The main room when you walk in was way too tiny to fit about 7-8 celebs in, it resulted into 3 big lines which went out by the main entrance. However, I will give it to the volunteers who kept up on everyone and did everything they could to keep the lines moving. Before leaving, I had to do at least one photo op. That was the fastest photo op I have ever done. The lines were taped off, everything went so smoothly. I actually enjoyed waiting in line for once. 

Highlight for me would be reconnecting with my “con family”, meeting Neve Campbell, doing the Twins bloody photo op, attending Q&As and just being a part of all the epic-ness. 

I honestly don’t have any other comments I can make, lines will always be a part of cons and it was so nice to see small changes being made to MonsterMania each time I attend. Definitely will not be my last time going.

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Could Sinister 3 be in the works?- House Of Tortured Souls

Could Sinister 3 be in the works?- House Of Tortured Souls

 While I was a big fan and enjoyed the concept of Sinister, a second one was made to which it didn’t do the first one justice, and now personally, I hope it just stays that way and that a 3rd one won’t be added to the installment.

It’s been 4 years since Sinister 2 was released, and there hasn’t been much talk on if Sinister 3 could be a possibility in the near future. During a Q&A on Twitter, when asked if Sinister 3 could be a possibility, Jason Blum replied with a “Nope”. But, Blum did say that he has been thinking about bringing “Bughuul” back in some sort of small screen project.

There also has been a rumor that there could be an Insidous/Sinister crossover. Now that, I wouldn’t mind seeing, or see a movie on how Bughuul became who he is. But for now, there is nothing set in stone so all we can do is wait. 

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Candy Corn : New Horror Teaser Trailer Released

Candy Corn : New Horror Teaser Trailer Released

I just saw the teaser trailer for Candy Corn by writer/director John Hasty, and from what I saw so far, it looks like it will be the perfect Halloween-themed treat for horror fans! It has a 1980s vibe to it and I honestly can’t wait until a release date.

Film Synopsis:

It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr. Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular “. Meanwhile, a group of local bullies are planning their annual public hazing of Jacob, but this year things go too far. 

Horror icons Courtney Gains ( Children Of the Corn, The Burbs), PJ Soles (John Carpenter’s Halloween, Carrie), Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination), and Pancho Moler( Rob Zombie’s 31), join the announced cast: Sky Elobar, Caleb Thomas, Madison Russ, Cy Creamer, Jimothy Beckholt, Nate Chaney, Patrick Ryan, Justin Mabry, Matt O’Neill, and Jamie Gallagher

Check out the teaser trailer before and hopefully us horror fans will have something new to see on Halloween! ⬇️⬇️

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Spit on Your Grave:Deja Vu (Sequel to 1978 classic)

I Spit on Your Grave:Deja Vu (Sequel to 1978 classic)

I Spit on Your Grave Deja Vu is not like any other horror film we have seen in a long time—this being the direct sequel to the 1978 film I Spit on Your Grave. This revenge film is being taken in an opposite direction. There has only been one remake and two sequels of the original film, Zarchi states that Deja Vu is the only true direct sequel to his 1978 creation.

The original 1978 film is noted as the best classic form of a rape-revenge horror in which won the number one spot on IMDB’s category “Best of rape and revenge.” I Spit on Your Grave, which is also know as Day of the Woman, is the child of Meir Zarchi who wrote, directed, produced, and edited the original 1978 film himself. It follows our main character Jennifer Hills who seeks revenge on the men who have raped her. 

To me and to everyone else, rape is very controversial, it’s a hard word to say and a hard subject and this is the only time it can play into something is with the horror genre. 

Deja Vu follows the relatives of the murdered and their revenge on Jennifer—only thing is, will she be able to escape a near-death experience again? During the 1978 release, the film was extremely controversial due to the graphic violence. I think it’s hard and strayed away from because simply we as people tend to back away from hard topics and situations. 

It has been awhile since the concept of rape and revenge has been the main theme in a horror film, I think it’s because producers are too afraid to dive into such a controversial subject, it’s not exactly something you talk about freely, but I am curious as to how this film turns out.

I Spit on Your Grave : Deja Vu is set to release on April 23, 2019. Check out the trailer below ⬇️⬇️:

 

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Hulu’s: Interview With A Vampire series to begin filming.

Hulu’s: Interview With A Vampire series to begin filming.

Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) departed from Anne Rice’s upcoming TV series The Vampire Chronicles last May, but that has not slowed the series’ momentum one bit as Hulu has put the show in development with an all-new showrunner Dee Johnson. Today, there has been word via Discussing Film over on Twitter that the series will begin filming this September in Budapest.

The Vampire Chronicles began with 1976’s Interview With A Vampire, which was then turned into the 1994 film starring Brad Pitt (Louis), Tom Cruise (Lestat), Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Thandie Newton, and Stephen Rea

Personally for me being an Anne Rice fan, I am looking forward to this new series as I feel that Interview With A Vampire is one far from many of a better vampire movie of all time. 

While we can’t expect the same cast of the film to return for this Hulu series, there’s no doubt here that the show will be able to attract some insane amount of talent both in front and behind the camera. I’m honestly excited to find out of more of which could be the best horror series that we all have been waiting for. 

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Marvel to plan new R-rated Blade movie?

Marvel to plan new R-rated Blade movie?

A source that is close to We Got This Covered says that Marvel is currently planning an R-rated BLADE movie, and it’s also said that Wesley Snipes is likely to be involved in this project. The studio evidently has a script which shows The Daywalker training his daughter Fallon Grey but this has not been confirmed yet. 

All of this should be taken as a rumor at this point, but it seems that all of these “rumors” regarding a new BLADE movie are really adding up to something. This is a quote from Snipes himself and what he has said about a possible new BLADE movie from a few months back:

There are a lot of conversations going around right now, and we’re very blessed to have the enthusiasm and interest in something coming from that world again. We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world, and when people see them, I think they’re only going to have a problem with deciding which one they love the most.”

Here is Snipes’ view on Marvel’s involvement:

”All the main execs [at Marvel] and my team, we’ve been discussing for the past two years. Everyone’s enthusiastic about it, everybody gets it. But they got a business to run and they gotta figure out before they can get to it, I guess. In the meantime, we got a business to run and our own slate of things to do so…. But the next time you see something in [the Blade universe], mark my words: what we did before is child’s play compared to what we can do now. “

Hopefully, we will hear something more concrete soon. Until then, this is just a rumor but how cool would it be to see another R-rated BLADE movie with Wesley Snipes? I’m curious to see what Marvel could do with this, I saw previous comments and debates on numerous sites on how it should be left alone but I think Marvel could really run with this. 

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Treehouse (Into The Dark series) Review

Treehouse (Into The Dark series) Review

Every first Friday of the month I look forward to the watching the Into the Dark series on Hulu and the sixth episode in this installment: Treehouse has really outdone itself and may be the best and most shocking episode in this anthology. While the other episodes are holiday-themed, this Ides of March themed thriller which is directed by the A Million Little Things star James Roday  (The Resident, Rosewood) definitely shows the horror of male entitlement through the #MeToo Movement.

This episode has a very collective cast. It stars Jimmi Simpson (Date Night, Black Mirror, Person Of Interest), Julianna Guill (Mine Games, The Resident), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn NineNine, Closure, Bob’s Burgers), Sophia Del Pizzo (Driftwood, Follow), Sutton Foster (Gilmore Girls, Younger), Nancy Linehan Charles (The Stepfather, Grimm, The Hatred), Mary McCormack (Deep Impact, Scandal, ER), and Shaunette Reneé Wilson (Black Panther, The Resident).

The beginning is quite eerie, at least it was to me. It starts off showing a bruised and battered woman who is sipping wine on a hill in the desert. It then cuts to a bar/restaurant where celebrity chef Peter Rake (Jimmi Simpson) is yelling at his cooks, in a Chef Ramsay way, followed by a visit from his daughter. To me, their relationship seemed strained through his daughters eyes even though you can tell that he loves her very much but seems too busy and full of himself to acknowledge her. 

With the stress going around him, he decides to retreat to his family’s vacation home where he runs into his sister Gwen (Amanda Walsh) whom he hasn’t seen in an awfully long time. Not only does he come in contact with his sister, he also starts up conversation with the housekeeper Agnes (Nancy Linehan Charles) who seems a little off and peculiar. Now this is where it gets really weird, the movie starts shifting and now Peter is visited by a girl named Kara (Julianna Guill) who informs him that their bachelorette party ran into an issue, the power went out. Instead of just handing Kara the basics like candles and flashlights to get them through the night, Peter decides to invite them over and offer to cook up dinner when the party goers realized who he was. 

The bride to be (Shaunette Reneé Wilson), her mother (Mary McCormack) and the rest of her squad (Sutton Foster, Sophia Del Pizzo, and Stephanie Beatriz) all watch as Peter gets drunker and drunker as the night goes on, and shows his crude side as he makes uncomfortable comments at their expense. 

Without giving so much away, as you can guess it all comes back at Peter. The ladies flip the table back to Peter’s agressive and abusive past. It seems like a typical female revenge film, but it also seems like Peter is getting a lesson out of this, being spared but also knowing that these women have a hold on him for the rest of his life. You start to wonder, why spare him after how he treats women and thinks it’s okay, but then you get the sense of he’ll be ridiculed forever by these powerful women and that is pure horror in itself.

Check out the trailer below and if you are not caught up in this series, all 6 episodes are up on Hulu. You will not regret it. ⬇️⬇️

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Adrienne Barbeau- Host New Podcast

Adrienne Barbeau- Host New Podcast

Adrienne Barbeau is back to the mic. The legendary veteran of John Carpenter’s The Fog and Escape From New York will be hosting a new podcast series called She Kills on Shudder

The podcast series focuses on female representation in horror and pairs Barbeau with legendary actors, directors, writers ,and journalists. Such guests include Barbara Crampton, Jennifer Tilly, Dee Wallace, and Karyn Kusama just to make a few. 

Barbeau was quoted :

 “It’s about time we heard more from women in horror than just their blood-curdling screams. I am honored to be part of this fascinating new podcast featuring the kick-ass women of the genre. From playing victims to villains and vampires to Valkyries, oh, the stories we have to tell.”

All 10 episodes of She Kills we be available on Friday March 1st on  Shudder and Apple Podcasts.

I am so for this and cannot wait until March! It’s about time these women that we all know and love get the recognition that they deserve and is appropriate on the air date after Women In Horror Month. I think that this is positive effect in the genre for women specifically to be recognized in all that they do that many of us are not aware about. Shudder is on to something and does an amazing job showcasing everyone in horror. 

 

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Jennifer Nangle: Women In Horror Interview

Jennifer Nangle: Women In Horror Interview

I had the pleasure to interview one of my favorites Jennifer Nangle also known as Malvolia:Queen Of Screams. She is a woman of many talents, acting, writing, producing— she does it all and is the real deal. She was kind enough to answer questions from what inspired her to get into the industry to upcoming projects that she is working on. 

SG-First, what inspired you to get into the industry, mainly within the horror genre?

JN : I’ve been acting in plays and musicals since I was 10 years old. So, naturally I went to college and majored in acting, the love of my life. After receiving my BFA in Theatre Studies, I became really enthralled with television. I thought, “I’ll just move to LA and be on T.V.!” Just like that! Well, it didn’t really work out that way and after auditions started to slow down, I was introduced to “self-producing.” I started out with a friend’s idea on a sci-fi comedy web series and then moved onto drama, but something was missing. I wasn’t “wowed.” I have always loved horror. I was raised on it. But I was intimidated to take on the genre because I didn’t think I would do it justice. However, I thought, now is the time! I wrote and put “Demonic Attachment “ into production. During post, I learned how to edit. Since then, I have been writing, filming, creating ever since! There is something about horror that has no limits. You can push boundaries and not have to be sorry for it

SGWhat and who are your inspirations for such projects, one in particular being Malvolia:Queen Of Screams?

JN : Most of the time, I’ll write a script around an idea that I thought was a little off or hit me the wrong way and I’ll twist it in weird directions until I feel it is right. “The Deal” happened because my co-star, Colton Wheeler, said he needed some footage with him holding a weapon for his reel. Originally I had it where I was tied up and my mouth was bound so I could direct it and not have to worry about acting. But then I thought, this could be a great role for me! I asked Hunter Johnson, who I’d been dying to work with, to direct and he said yes! So I elaborated the script more. Made it so Jade played the game with him knowing all along he was going to get screwed in the end. It was fun. Malvolia is a crazy story. A couple years ago I wrote a treatment for a film series I was dying to be a apart of. The creator hated it, but one of the producers thought I had something and encouraged me to move forward with it. Not being under the film’s restrictions, I knew I wanted to do something completely different and not something everyone was talking about. I went to Son of Monsterpalooza that year where they were honoring Elvira and I was in awe of how many people were in line for her. I immediately thought “YES! Horror Host!” So I started writing. I was really into The Blair Witch Project at the time and thought, “I should make her a real horror host! Generate a little buzz, build up a little fan base, shoot the feature, and then be done!” It didn’t work out that way… People liked her. Like, really liked her. I was not anticipating that at all! And,  in all honesty, I have a blast playing her. She is powerful, controlling, manipulative, has special powers, and is always covered in blood. I love it: so, here I am…thinking about Season 3!

SG-With you being a woman of many talents, superwoman if you will, with acting, writing, directing, producing.. which one do you prefer or did you feel you had to start branching off to do more?

JNActing. I love acting. I love creating a character from the ground up. Being in the moment- there is nothing like it. I do all the other stuff just to act. To tell the stories and play the characters I want to play. I feel like I had to really invest in more in script writing and coming up with creative stories to really do all this.

SG-What are some challenges that you would say women face in the horror genre?

JNI have said this for years and will always say it: A majority of male writers write for males. Even when they write women characters- they are still writing from a male perspective. That’s just how life is… So a lot of times I’ll read a script and think, “A majority of women wouldn’t say this or do that.” Also, most of the time the ratio in male characters versus female is insane. So, booking work and getting jobs is tough and competitive. Being a strong female in the genre can be challenging. I was told a couple months ago that I am”intimidating “ because I make my own movies and write my own scripts. That’s sad to me because, wouldn’t you want someone who is aware of how camera angles work, how lighting works, how dialogue is scripted to be apart of your team to help it be better? I do. I LOVE bringing on people who have ideas and who know more about things than I do. It makes me look better and it helps me grow.

SG: Any advice for someone, women in particular who are getting into acting, especially in the horror scene?

JNI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Just Do It! People get so caught up in everything being perfect that they forget to even make the film. Or they make themselves crazy and just scrap it all together. JUST DO IT! We all carry cameras around with us (i.e. smart phones) and we all have stories we want to tell. Think outside the box. I made a video for Northern Frights Scream Queen Contest in my living room with one light above me and a camera on a stool with wheels. You can DO ANYTHING! JUST DO IT! Link to video:

SG: With your latest project That Night, what was inspiration behind that? Was this the hardest role that you have acted in?

JNUp until ProCo Production Company hIt me the idea of collaborating, I had been rejected from many projects because I wasn’t a “name”, or I didn’t have a certain look, or I didn’t know the right people, I was too strong, I wasn’t strong enough, I mean, the list can go on and on. PLUS, JN the beginning of 2018, I was “me too’d“ by a couple of indie directors who would want to meet up for a “meeting” to talk about a role and when I would get there, the project wouldn’t even be close to preproduction, or even written, and all of a sudden I found myself on a “date.” I was angry. I had spent so many years training in the craft, creating, learning different positions to make films, and then I was being treated like a piece of meat or not good enough. When ProCo said that we could do whatever I wanted, I would just have to write the script. I didn’t have to direct, I didn’t have to edit- all I had to do was focus on producing and acting. To me, that was cake and REALLY exciting. So, I took a horrendous story (I’m huge into 48 Hours, Dateline, Murder Mystery- murder fascinates me) and wrote it around the restrictions that we had. I wanted everyone to see me differently. Up until that point, I had always been a strong female character that fought through this intense journey but then was left with no choice, just exhausted from it all, and couldn’t go further? I am a method actress. I like to make things really real for myself as best I can. I secluded myself from the rest of the cast. I cried for four days straight. I barely slept since we had long days on set and I lived about an hour away from the location, plus, I was producing. Dieting because I was supposed to leave to film “Inverted” in a couple of weeks. Even though I slept for 2 days straight afterwards, I feel like it all worked to my benefit. I feel I showed exactly everything I wanted to show everyone that said: “You can’t Jenn.”

SG-Do you have any other upcoming projects you are working on that you are allowed to discuss?

JNFor about a year now I have casually writing two features. I’d really love to finish one and put that into production by the summer. Malvolia has her hands full with 10/31 Part 2 coming back where I will be showcased through the film AND Indie Director Dustin Furgeson has me hosting 5 indie horror features that we’ll be packaging up as a whole and putting that out. I’m attached to a couple features that are in the very early stages, but one, that I have been cast for over a year now and cannot wait to sink my teeth into is “Inverted”. We’re shooting it this summer, dates are locked, and I feel you’ll be seeing me very differently in this as well. Other than that? The sky is the limit!

Check out Jenn’s work below and here’s the link for her imdb page:

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Down (Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

Down (Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

Down is the fifth episode in the Into the Dark series on Hulu, which was produced by Jason Blum and this episode was directed by Daniel Stamm and written by Kent Kubena. The film stars Natalie Martinez (Death Race, CSI:NY), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights), Arnie Pantoja (Resident Evil: Vendetta), Diane Sellers, and Christina Leone.

Down follows two office employees Jennifer (Natalie Martinez) and Guy (Matt Lauria) who finish up work on a Friday night only for both to enter the elevator which quickly becomes a Valentine’s Day from hell.

As you may have guessed it, the elevator becomes stuck which leads both incredibly good looking ‘single’ strangers to do nothing but get to know one another and chemistry builds up. Within the next few hours, the innocent flirting and conversing turns into a violent downward spiral and the ultimate survival game. You can quickly sense the obsession that Guy has for Jennifer and know that he planned the scheme early on… SPOILER ALERT: he ends up not being who he says he is. It’s a classic stalker type of thriller with the perfect combination of gore with a fierce strong woman in a lead role.

I highly suggest you watch this with whoever you feel like being trapped with on Valentine’s Day. It is has the perfect thriller/horror combo and will make you paranoid on how well you really know your coworkers and who you are on an elevator with. 

Check out the trailer below ⬇️⬇️

Overall Grade: B+

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House Of 1,000 Corpses (Broadway Musical)— House Of Tortured Souls

House Of 1,000 Corpses (Broadway Musical)— House Of Tortured Souls

Rob Zombie was seen on Larry King’s interview series LARRY KING NOW (Hulu) discussing how he would like to turn his first film House Of 1000 Corpses into a Broadway musical. One specific question King asked Zombie was “What do you really want to go in life that you have not had the chance to?” To which Zombie responded: 

       As crazy as it sounds, I feel that my first film House Of 1000 Corpses- which is kinda campy in a weird way, which is why at the time I wasn’t that thrilled with it- I think would make a great Broadway musical. Because it’s veru much- when you go to Broadway now it’s like Spider-Man, it’s The Addams Family, it’s Spamalot, you know? So that movie would translate well, I think because it’s just ridiculous.”

For those who may not be familiar with this movie (which I suggest you watch ASAP), House Of 1000 Corpses is a story of a twisted family that two couples stumble upon when their empty fuel tank and a flat tire happens and lead them down the road. This film was written and directed by Zombie and stars his wife Sherri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Karen Black, Rainn Wilson, Walton Goggins, and Tom Towles

Now before we start to get excited, let’s just keep in mind that this interview was from 2013. For me personally, all I have to say is YES YES YES! If Evil Dead: The Musical got a shot to be made, I don’t see why Rob Zombie’s film can’t have a chance for a Broadway debut, especially with the horror scene coming to arise. But with that just being in the talks, us fans will just have to wait for Zombie’s third Firefly film Three From Hell coming out this year. 

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