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Yes, Swamp thing is still happening! Plus get your first look at the teaser for the show!

Yes, Swamp thing is still happening! Plus get your first look at the teaser for the show!

It was reported earlier today SwampThing was going to be no more. Myself along with many fans were heartbroken what with the success of Doom Patrol and Titans the DC app has been showing continuous success with the shows. Not holding back on language or violence.

Well folks don’t worry SwampThing will deliver just that the show which will be produced by James Wan has promised to see horror like violence and gore in the show. Derek Mears (Friday the 13th and Hatchet 3) will be playing SwampThing here’s the synopsis of the show. The show was cut from 13 episodes to ten episodes for creative reasons. I’ll be more than happy to take that instead of losing the whole series.

“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed). When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.  

Below you can see the teaser trailer for the show premiering May 31st!




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Fox developing Fear Street movies based on the books plus cast announced!

Fox developing Fear Street movies based on the books plus cast announced!

With the success of the Goosebumps movies, there was always talks about doing something along the lines of Fear Street. R.L Stine has always been a great writer growing up myself included we grew up reading Goosebumps and eventually grew into Fear Street which has many, many, many stories that can be adapted for movies and TV shows.

Hollywood reporter broke the news that an intended trilogy is in the works right now being filmed back to back in Atlanta. Gillian Jacobs along with Kiana Madeira, Sadie Sink, Olivia Wench and Fred Hecinger Jr. The first film will take place in 1994 in the town of Shadyside focusing on a group of teens who discover deadly events of their town that have been going on for some time. The films will be directed by Leigh Jeniak

 

As of right now, it’s hard to say if this will be released theatrically, TV, or streaming. This was in talks before the merger, but now that the merger is official we will have to wait, but it’s confirmed it’s moving forward.

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Did Capcom just hint towards a remake of Resident Evil 3?

Did Capcom just hint towards a remake of Resident Evil 3?

The biggest game of the year is a remake of an old PS2 game. Resident Evil 2. Given the game back then was a game changer and fun. For years people remastered a scene or two to show what could be capable. In 2015 that all changed when Capcom announced that RE2 would get the remastered look.

 

The game came out with considerable sales in just over a few months being one of the most talked/played games in a long time. Personally, the game is an excellent reminder of the good old fashion survival horror games, but capcom just posted on their twitter that raises many questions. So, we’re getting a Resident Evil 3 remake? Remember 3 takes place before 2. It’s hard to say what will happen, but with the sales for the 2 it’ll be insane for capcom did not do Resident Evil 3

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UNFRIENDED : Dark Web

UNFRIENDED : Dark Web

Unfriended: Dark Web is the second installment to the 2015 film Unfriended. The story takes you on down a dark path of evil doings by evil people from the deepest corners of the web.

Directed by Stephen Susco, (The Grudge, The Grudge 2 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-d)and released in July of 2018. 

When four friends stumble across some hidden files on a newly found laptop from a local coffee shop, they soon unravel a living nightmare where people hire and pay for others to kidnap and torture their victims in told ways on video for an extremely high payoff. 

Our young friends are traced and thru the technologies of the internet and found out by this organization and are then in the game of said mercenaries for now knowing too much.

Not wanting to give our ending away, ….but it ends in a sort of predictable way. I didn’t know of anyone other than myself who enjoyed the first film let alone Unfriended: Dark Web. Both films received about the same reviews ….. “Not Good”

With social media being what it is today and everyone on snapchat, or some video interaction, I thought the film fit today perfectly. However, I will admit, if you sit down and think about what the movie was presenting you, how easy it is for outsiders to tap in, and even be watching you, in itself…is quite scary.

I give the actors credit for having no onstage interaction with anyone other than the camera in their face. I don’t know if I could have pulled it off. 
Regardless, the film isn’t going to win any awards and has a rather slow build up.  It did hold a bit of a fun surprise twist in the end storyline, but yet nothing over the top.  I will give this away,…meaning of the film: “DON’T TOUCH WHAT AIN’T YOURS. “
Will, there be a third installment, who knows, they didn’t leave a cliff hanger, but then neither did the first. Unfriended: Dark Web most likely won’t end up in my collection unless found in the cheap bin. I do recommend it for a watch as I did notice it’s now floating around on one of the many cable channels out there. 
Until next time…Keep it Evil
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Let’s get Robert Englund a Star on Hollywood!

Let’s get Robert Englund a Star on Hollywood!

Horror is finally being acknowledged alot more lately and has and always will be a very vital genre. With that being said, folks at Nostalgic Nebula and HorrorPulse/ Flatline TV have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to find a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame for Robert Englund. He is the poster icon of horror portraying Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street

Robert Englund has over 160 film and television credits to his name and has transcended the characters he has embodied over the years as a cultural icon.

With hopes of this happening for Englund in 2020, those who contribute to the campaign can get the following perks:

  • Limited edition commemorative t-shirts and sweatshirts 
  • Enamel pins (Limited Edition- Low Quantity)
  • Exclusive Artwork on Robert’s many roles
  • Horror Boxes
  • Raffles
  • A lucky few of you can be a top tier contributor and attend an exclusive celebratory party (Location TBD6 on the day of the Star ceremony (Date TBD) with horror film elite.

According to the campaigns official website:

”Robert’s Nomination will be submitted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee by May 20th for the May 31st deadline and Committee selections will take place in late June. The Star ceremony date is TBD after an agreement is made with the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee. Funds for this campaign will be used to cover the installment and maintenance fee with the Hollywood Walk of  Fame, associated fees, and taxes and contribution gifts. Additional funds will be used to produce a documentary covering the journey to get Robert Englund a Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as documenting the Star ceremony.”

If you agree that Englund deserves a star and would like to contribute then click HERE

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Desert Moon (Press Release)

Desert Moon (Press Release)

”Desert Moon”set to film May 2019. 

H2 CREW to Unleash a Terrifying Beast. 

Los Angeles, CA April 15, 2019: Independent horror producer/director Thomas Haley announced, to everyone’s surprise, late last week his first directorial feature in the horror genre. It is filled with a killer cast mixed of Indie Horror’s veterans and up and comings. 

Desert Moon, written by Joe Knetter (Terror Overload) and story by Thomas Haley, will begin filming early May with a release date at the end of 2019!! 

The Cast: 

Sarah French (Art of the Dead, Root Wood) stars as Lizzy. 

Jennifer Nangle ( Malvolia the Queen of Screams, Irrational Fear) stars as Alicia. 

Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street, If Looks Could Kill) stars as Sheriff Del.





Thomas Haley (Lilith, The Crossing) stars as Bruce. 

What we know about the story from the character break down is: Bruce (Haley) and Alicia (Nangle) are on a camping trip celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary where they meet a lone traveler, Lizzy (French), in a town where Sheriff Del (Grieco) is in charge. However, the movie poster gives us a terrorizing hint that a werewolf type beast will be causing some mayhem.

On the production side, Vincent J. Guastini ( The Last of the Mohicans, Dark Tapes) will be creating the special effects. Adam Beck (Camp Twilight, Booze, Broads, and Blackjack) is the cinematographer, shooting on RED’s Helium in beautiful 8K. 

For more information click here for the facebook link and click here for the Imbd page 

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Pet Sematary-Revisioning a classic

Pet Sematary-Revisioning a classic

 

Good morning people of the internet. So I had a chance to check out Pet Sematary. Or what ever the spelling is. Really, this remake was again more of a revisioning..like Evil Dead or NOES.

Horror fans are assholes, and much like metal heads. I hate being wrapped in these cocoons. Some people make us all look bad. When a new vision of something comes out the community gets all bent out of shape. Again, these are the same people that have universal monsters and hammer monsters on the same shelf.

The negative attitudes towards new things always over power us non assholes. Whom find good qualities of reformatted movies. This meaning, for months there was “controversy” in the community over this flick, due to 1) it being a remake, again..the same people that bitch about remakes are the same people that say Disturbed’s version of “land of confusion” is better than Phil Collins. The main issue of that..they think Disturbed is cool. So does their opinion really count for anything?

2) There were a couple changes to the story which comes with the territory of remakes and 9/10 times improves upon the story. Of which these SLIGHT CHANGES did infact improve upon.

In short, the movie was great, the tiny changes really made it a better movie adaptation. Instead of Gage getting hit by the truck, Ellie was the one, which actully did not affect the story at all. I’m not sure why people are saying that it did honestly yall are fucking weird. There was a splash of focus on Jud’s wife and a very cool way to include that.

Pay attention to the little things that pay homage to the original, like the truck driver. If you don’t get that part then are you even in the right place to complain about this flick? I have asked several people if they noticed.1 person knew what I was talking about.

People that complain about it yes are entitled to opinions but look at their collection before taking it into consideration. Trying to be cool doesn’t score horror brownie points. I like a classic just like the next guy, but a better version is ok to admit to like as well.

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The Act: Episode 4 Review—House Of Tortured Souls

The Act: Episode 4 Review—House Of Tortured Souls

This article contains Spoilers so if you have not seen this show yet; I suggest you start catching right up.  In this weeks episode titled Stay Inside, it starts in 2013, two years after the events from episode three. It shows a handsome man mowing the lawn and a curious Gypsy staring out the window. Dee Dee catches her daughter swooning over the man and whisks her away to bath her.

While bathing her 19-year-old daughter, you can see that Gypsy is very tired of being treated like a child. While bathing Gypsy is getting out of the tub to be dried off, she ends up getting her period. You can tell with her smirk that she showed no remorse as it is natural while Dee Dee is upset that she did not have the time it right and has to clean it up. 

After the morning events, Dee Dee goes to the doctors. It turns out that the real sick one in this situation is Dee Dee herself, who has type 2 diabetes and her doctors are very concerned with her high blood sugar which they try to control it with insulin. It seems that Dee Dee had some sick enjoyment in getting Gypsy to do her injections for her and to have her daughter take care of her health as a grown woman. Her deteriorating health still does not stop on how she belittles Gypsy.

Let us jump to the next part—- Gypsy’s “18th” birthday. Gypsy brought up about how she is finally happy that she knew her mom keeps changing the year she was born, her mom keeps sticking to her story and ends it quick by bringing out her present, two guinea pigs. To me, even though there is no age to own any pet, a guinea pig seems like what you would give a small child. As an 18/19-year-old girl, there are plenty of other wants. However, Gypsy being ever so sweet and excited over her new pets, she sneaks out on the porch with one of them where Lacey her neighbor spots her and visits her.

It is tough to shelter a young girl, especially a teenage girl who is hormones are going wild. Moreover, with Lacey befriending Gypsy and including her with typical teenage girl gossip, the main topic that came up that had Dee Dee boiling inside was: boys. Lacey introduced Gypsy to a Christian dating site, Gypsy’s face lit up like the 4th of July when she saw all types of boys looking for “love.” When a weak Dee Dee found out, she confronted Lacey, and in the midst of it she passed out in the road. 

With Dee Dee being sick and not properly caring for herself, she receives a phone call to talk to a Gypsy for her birthday. Dee Dee lies about it explaining Gypsy does not know about her birthday since she may not have many left with a procedure she will need soon. Dee Dee is trying to keep control over Gypsy, and with Gypsy being an adult with rights to decide unless proven otherwise… Dee Dee becomes manic as she realizes she may not be able to get away with this from everThe final scene takes us to the mall; Gypsy convinces a very ill Dee Dee to sit down to rest, in that process is where Gypsy takes herself to the store to buy herself a laptop. The laptop means one thing… internet dating. With Dee Dee not feeling well, she pages Gypsy over an intercom, and they go home. Gypsy creates an online dating account and soon meets Nicholas Godejohn (Calum WorthyDr. Dolittle 3) who helps Gypsy discover her dark sexual side and introduces her into BDSM. Gypsy takes a liking to him as he is charming and accepting of her. One night when Gypsy fell asleep, Dee Dee discovered the laptop and smashed it. Gypsy wakes up in a panic and fights with her mom; in that process, Dee Dee ties Gypsy up to the bed. The amount of verbal, physical, and emotional abuse that she endures will make your stomach turn. 

This show so far has been a wild ride. You feel for Gypsy the entire time, hoping someone out in public would catch on or get some sense that something is not right. Each episode is full of anxiety as you watch it and I cannot get enough. 

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The Nun 2 is on its way

The Nun 2 is on its way

Love it or hate it, The Nun 2 is in the works. The 2018 release of The Nun, directed by Corin Hardy and written by Gary Dauberman brought with it $365 million to the box office yet left many horror fans seemingly not impressed. Producer Peter Safran recently told Entertainment WeeklyWe have a fun storyline for that teed up, so I think that is the next one that will be written.”

With the high box office sales, you can bet that Warner Bros. is going to be pretty anxious to keep the trend rolling by pushing out another film, soon! So I am sure The Nun 2 will not be too far off.

I will not be in line buying tickets as I was one who felt like I sat thru 90 minutes of a gimmick that had no other intent than to try and market merchandise …..good old Hollywood Horror!

I hope The Nun 2 proves me wrong, but as for now the best part of it to me is the poster art that was created by artist/musician(bass player for metal band Life of Agony.) Alan Robert who has created/illustrated The Beauty of Horror series adult coloring books.

No tentative date or cast has been mentioned, but with this kind of financial backing, I am sure it will not take long, and we will do our best to keep you up to date.

Keep it Evil.

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Poltergeist—To be Remade *Again*

Poltergeist—To be Remade *Again*

“They’re hereeeeee!” Marvel directors Joe & Anthony Russo are waking up MGM’s burial ground after the 2015 remake of Spielberg’s and Tobe Hooper’s classic film, Poltergeist

This remake is produced by the two filmmakers who are behind Marvel’s films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

With Marvel movies under their belt, I am curious to see what direction they will take this supernatural horror film. Hopefully, more news will come out soon. If you have any thoughts or comments, I want to read them. 

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AHS: Season 9 to pay homage to slasher movies

AHS: Season 9 to pay homage to slasher movies

Ryan Murphy revealed today that Season 9 of American Horror Story is called 1984 and will be paying homage to slasher movies all in that era, like Friday the 13th

Ryan posted the first teaser for AHS: 1984 on his Instagram and it shows a masked killer stalking unknown female holding a huge knife

Right now, the only alum in this series is Emma Roberts and Olympian Gus Kenworthy who was casted in this season. They will play a couple that is under attack from the mysterious killer. Evan Peters revealed stated that he won’t be back for this season.. 

I checked out the trailer, and it looks like this season will have great potential and will do justice with a horror movie homage. 

Check out the teaser trailer below ⬇️⬇️

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I’m Just F*cking With You (Review)— House Of Tortured Souls

I’m Just F*cking With You (Review)— House Of Tortured Souls

Once a month I look forward to the new episode released from the Into the Dark series on Hulu, and the seventh episode I’m Just F*cking With You did not disappoint.

Adam Mason who is the director of this episode has turned the favorite pranking holiday into a perfect blend of dark, twisted “jokes” mixed with murder. It stars Hayes MacArthur (Super Troopers 2, A Haunted House 2) as Chester Conklin— a sleazeball motel manager and bartender at the Pink Motel and Lounge,  who has a sinister smile and awful humor. Chester goes too far this time with his guest Larry (Keir O’Donnell—The Runaways, American Sniper). Larry is a timid individual who also is a stickler when it comes to being neat and is pretty much a loner. He’s traveling to attend one’s wedding of his ex-lover. Don’t let his quietness and timidness fool you, with quite the alter-ego online. He created the name ProgrammingFlaw3489 where he posts crude and offensive, insulting comments, he’s a troll if you will. 

When Larry arrives to the Pink Motel and Lounge, he is greeted by Chester behind the bar. Larry is exhausted and is waiting for his sister Rachel (Jessica McNameeSirens, The Meg) to arrive, in that process after introducing each other, Chester immediately starts crossing the line with his obscene and horrid humor. After each “prank” is where he announces his catch phrase ‘I’m just fucking with you.’ 

With Rachel not responding to any of his texts or calls, Larry becomes very concerned that something has happened to her. After calling her again and calling the police, Rachel finally shows at the hotel, and that is where Chester goes out of control on the siblings. 

Without giving it away completely, with the majority of the film being focused on just Larry and Chester, you start to see how their characters compliment each other. In a sleaze-ball maniac kind of way. My heart was racing to listen to each comment Chester would make to Larry because it was not a straightforward answer, it had to be drawled out, and a dangerous situation turned into a light joke. It had the perfect amount of raw senseless humor, torture, and blood. It was cheesy yet brilliantly done. 

 Check out the trailer below, and if you have not been caught up in this anthology yet then you are in luck, they are all up on Hulu in the order you should be watching. ⬇️⬇️

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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’sDoctor 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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No April Fool’s joke. Watch the first episode of the Twilight Zone now.

No April Fool’s joke. Watch the first episode of the Twilight Zone now.

Unbelievably The Twilight Zone premiered today on CBS ALL ACCESS. Now, this is a streaming service that you will have to pay monthly to watch the episodes. Sadly, the entire series is not airing all at once, but each week a different episode will air. Today is a day of pranks, jokes, and misleading information. CBS decided to give the fans the chance to watch the first episode for free on YouTube.

Normally I will give a concise review with no spoilers, or just give my thoughts. This time we will let you the fans check it out. Here is the small plot of the episode called THE COMEDIAN, Comedian Samir Wassan (Kumail Nanjiani) wants to be famous…but at what cost? The episode also features Tracy Morgan.

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From Jedi to Joker and now Killer doll. Mark Hamill will be the voice of Chucky

From Jedi to Joker and now Killer doll. Mark Hamill will be the voice of Chucky

Well, it is official we now know who the voice of Chucky will be. Mark Hamill has confirmed on social media platforms that he is the voice of Chucky for the new Child’s Play film.

There’s been controversy around the movie since day one primarily based on the fact the movie is being remade, but with some changes, the movie is standing on its own two legs and now we have confirmation Mark Hamill the man who has given us iconic performances is now the legendary killer doll. One can only think about how he will bring the doll to life. June 28th cannot come here soon enough.

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Monster Reviews: Phantasm 1979 – 40th Anniversary

Monster Reviews: Phantasm 1979 – 40th Anniversary

When it comes to the greatest horror film of all time, Don Coscarelli’s 1979 classic is in the running. It is a frightening fantasy with one of the most iconic and unforgettable slashers the genre has to offer, The Tall Man.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, it is only right we pay tribute to a film that spawned 4 sequels, over 37 years. The all to the recent passing of Angus Scrimm in 2016, has left a huge hole in the horror genre and in our hearts. Luckily, we got one last film with the iconic Tall Man, although fans feel the series did not receive a proper ending and that Phantasm: Ravager was an unsatisfying finish to the most consistent film franchise in the genre.

The 1979 Coscarelli masterpiece is a brooding, dimension jumping, monster fighting, gore-filled classic. It is one of the most complete and flawless old school horror films out there. It is honestly one bad ass piece of cinema and the most fun you can have, watching a horror film. It brings out your inner child and gives you that youthful jolt we all look for from time to time.

The story is absolutely unlike anything else. It is such a twisted and sad tale, full of wonder and imagination. The performances are amazing, as well as the directing, makeup, and music. The costumes are phenomenal and still the best out there. The gore and yellow mustard colored blood (embalming fluid) really adds a creepy ambiance to the film and give it that fantastical vibe. It is a thing of pure beauty.

The sets are spooky and intimidating. They really give the film and dark and macabre touch. The dialogue with sincerity really causes you to be a part of the film. It allows you to escape reality for a while and lose yourself in another world. That is what a good film should do.

The acting is top-notch, despite the film appearing a little rough and rugged around the edges at times. That’s just a product of 70’s film making and a reflection of that time. However, the essential four main actors all give legendary performances, separately, each in their own rights.

Reggie Bannister as Reggie the ice cream man is one of the top hero horror roles in the entire genre. He is the ultimate good guy, comparable to that of Dean Winchester from the TV show Supernatural. His lifelong pursuit of the Tall Man eventually lands him as the lead protagonist of the franchise, as he appears in every film.

The roles of brothers Jodi (Thornbury) and Mike (Baldwin) and their battles with Tall Man are simply spectacular. It is a never-ending, multi-dimensional, epic battle of good vs evil. A. Michael Baldwin gives such a heart filled performance as the younger brother Mike. And Bill Thornbury is the epitome of cool older brothers. He has sensational throughout the series, along with Baldwin (although another actor stepped in for in the second film, returning in the third installment).

But of course, the ultimate character and performance of a lifetime go to Angus Scrimm as the mortician Jebediah Morningside, aka the Tall Man. His portrayal eventually gave birth to one of the most iconic slashers to ever grace the screen. The Tall Man’s sheer strength along with his Lurkers and magical spheres, make him one formidable opponent, and one scary ass villain. Would dare even say the Tall Man is scarier than the Boogeyman himself, Michael Myers.

If you have not seen this masterpiece or the most consistent and well-rounded franchise in horror, what are you waiting for? Just remember, when you are driving down that winding dirt road, chasing the Tall Man, be careful and watch your back. You never know what might be lurking in the dark. Beware the Tall Man… boy.

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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 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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Disney takes ownership of Alien and Predator!

Disney takes ownership of Alien and Predator!

 

Yes! You read that correctly Disney has taken ownership of Alien and Predator!

In a recent $71.3 billion deal back in December, Disney has now taken ownership of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets. Beating out Comcast in a huge bid to secure many of Fox’s biggest franchises, Disney has been scarce on information about the future of the more adult material they now own.

In all the acquisition includes 21st Century Fox’s renowned film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Family and Fox Animation; Fox’s television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21; FX Networks; National Geographic Partners; Fox Networks Group International; Star India; and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group.

So what does this mean for film fans? Disney now not only already owns the rights to make the future Marvel films (including the Deadpool films, pledged to remain at their current R rating), and the Star Wars franchise. This means they now own Alien and Predator!

Yes you read that right!

Alien and Predator will now be Disney films, technically.

So, what does this actually mean will happen to the films? Will they become watered down shells of their former selves? Will more films be on the horizon?

Earlier this year Disney Chairman Bob Iger did inform the press that “They (Disney) plan on keeping Deadpool an RRated brand and plan to further include RRated film brands in their future product portfolio.”

Is this R-Rated portfolio set to include these two new acquisitions?

Fox’s movie studio is expected to be significantly downsized once the deal is the future and Disney seem already set to take over Fox’s two biggest film franchises, Avatar and the XMen.

Reports say they may plan to scale back production of costly movies that “don’t fit its family-friendly, franchise-focused formula”, people close to both companies have said.

Fox is under obligation to present themselves as though they will survive this acquisition regardless, according to Fox studio sources. This means continuing to make movies and develop new ideas with no certainty as to what Disney will decide to do with them once the deal is finalised.

Will Alien and Predator have a future with Disney? Only time will tell and the House of Tortured Souls will surely, like many horror fans, be keeping a firm eye on future developments.

 

 

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