Mike Flanagan

‘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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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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Blumhouse and John Carpenter Are Making Halloween Scary Again

Blumhouse and John Carpenter Are Making Halloween Scary Again

All New Halloween Film? Yes, Please.

By Jonathan Patrick Hughes

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In 1978, we were introduced to what has become one of the most amazing franchises to ever smack us in the face, and it's coming back in a huge way.  Earlier this week, the media received good - no, great - news. Halloween has landed in the  arms of Blumhouse Productions with the master of horror also known as John Carpenter, father of the franchise, to executive produce and possibly compose the music with his Lost Themes band.

Halloween 11: Carpenter and Spawn

Carpenter and Spawn

The Halloween films have forced us to know his name - Michael Myers, his mask - Captain Kirk, his theme, his disturbance, and his immortality.  The Halloween film franchise was started in part by Carpenter, Debra Hill, and Moustapha Akkad in 1978 and has since has spawned ten films (eight sequels as well as two remakes by Rob Zombie) generating a total of nearly $400 million in worldwide box office. This new film will mark the 11th entry to the franchise. As of now, Halloween is in early development, but Carpenter confirms it is happening and has stated that he will help to bring about the scariest Halloween film since the original.

"Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies,” says Jason Blum. “The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve.”

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Miramax, which holds worldwide distribution rights, will determine its theatrical distribution partner at a future date. David Thwaites will oversee the reboot for Miramax with Carpenterm and the company's planning to immediately go out to filmmakers and fast-track the project. Although no release date has officially been locked, it was revealed at the announcement event that a Halloween 2017 release is quite likely. Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake) is set to direct.

Halloween 11: John Carpenter - The Master's Eye

As a devoted fan, I for one cannot wait for this to come to life. This is like a birthday/Christmas present wrapped in bloody wrapping paper with a big orange bow at the top.

What do you think? Let House of Tortured Souls know below.

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