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CHILD’S PLAY – 2019

CHILD’S PLAY – 2019

The 80’s were a great time for many of us. Music, clothing, hair styles and most of all, movies from every genre, especially Horror movies. We have been treated with many classics like, Friday The 13th, My Bloody Valentine, The Prowler, Fright Night and many others.

After so many years of enjoying these such classics, it was only a matter of time before they were being remade for today’s generation. Some are good, some are great, some are worth a viewing or two and some are just god plain awful.

The films in the Child’s Play franchise have been a hit or miss. The original and sequel have always been my personal favorites. Chucky was mean, scary and had memorable one liners to make any fan chuckle. The last two installments, Curse and Cult were fun. It was almost as if the series was headed in the direction of the originals. Then, out of the blue, we got news that a remake was underway without any of the original team, including Brad Dourif who gave Chucky his voice. Needless to say, the idea alone didn’t go so well and it sparked a crucial negative response. Well, the remake is out and it may not be as fun or chilling as the original, but it is a fun little ride.

In the opening of the film, we are introduced to Buddie, an enhanced doll that is practically an ALEXA. The doll itself can operate devices in our homes and can even control automobiles, like an uber, without an actual driver. We are taken to the factory where an assembly of these dolls are being transported to toy stores all over, but not before one of the workers is fired. As revenge, he tampers with the technology of the doll, then commits suicide.

One minute later, we are introduced to a 13 year old boy who appears to be friendless and alone. His mother works at a toy store and is dating a not so nice human being, who actually turns out to be a real scumbag.

While working at the toy store, a customer brings back one of the Buddi dolls, saying it’s defective and Andy’s mother decides to bring it home for him as an early birthday gift. Things seem to be going well between Andy and his new best friend, but that all takes a wide turn when Chucky begins to see the hurt and anger that Andy is going through, making Chucky more menacing, But, Andy is his best friend and best friends protect one another

Child’s Play is not a great film and it’s not a bad film either. It’s a fun 90 minute ride with some moments of laughter and gory kills that are actually quite shocking. My personal favorite deals with a lawnmower, it’s that cool.

Check out Child’s play in theaters now. Don’t expect to be blown away and I think you’ll have fun with this one, like I did.


 

 

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[Film Clip] Watch Chucky terrorize Andy in the clip entitled “peek a boo”

[Film Clip] Watch Chucky terrorize Andy in the clip entitled “peek a boo”

Child’s Play comes out in 17 days in theaters the same weekend as of Toy Story 4.

Which will be a true test of the weekend box office. Below is a clip from the new film

“A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.” The film stars Aubrey Plaza and Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky

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Bruce Campbell sheds new light on Evil Dead coming back

Bruce Campbell sheds new light on Evil Dead coming back

With the success of Evil Dead spawning (if you will) sequels, video games, toys, remakes to even the show that was amazing and sadly canceled after three seasons. Fans have been wanting more and more Evil Dead. It seemed all hope was lost until Bruce Campbell has started talking cryptically with information that sounded like him returning as Ash. Sadly he did say he is done with the character and won’t be coming back. HOWEVER at a recent tour for him promoting Ripley’s believe it not. He did mention something that will spark interest.

“They’re going to see different versions, they’re going to be seeing more ‘Evil Dead,’ too. We’re not done with the ‘Evil Dead’ saga, more stories to tell”

So as of right now, nothing is official, nothing is set in stone, BUT it does give us hope that we will see more Evil Dead. Just not able to say who or when it’ll take place in the DEADITE universe. Trust us when we hear breaking news we’ll get it out asap.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley remake?

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley remake?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Guillermo del Toro are nearing a collaboration on Nightmare Alley. This is an adaption of William Lindsey Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same title. Del Toro is developing Nightmare Alley at Fox Searchlight which is the studio that handles the production of his Oscar winner— The Shape Of Water

It was last reported that DiCaprio entered the final negotiations to star as the lead role of mentalist and con artist Stanton “Stan” Carlisle. This will give DiCaprio his next leading role after Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He is the first actor attached to this project right now.

At this time, production on Nightmare Alley is expected to begin this fall; no other cast members have been announced yet.

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Beetlejuice Remake Not In the Works

Beetlejuice Remake Not In the Works

With Tim Burton and Michael Keaton teaming up with Disney’s Dumbo, the main question asked is where is the sequel to Beetlejuice after these rumors for years. From a few resources, it has been said that Warner Bros. was still developing a new Beetlejuice, but it’s been a while since there has been an update. 

USA Today has been the latest source to say that Warner Bros. is no longer developing Beetlejuice 2. Burton himself who was asked on what is happening with the sequel responded with this: 

”Nothing, nothing. I don’t know. I doubt it [will happen].”

The sequel could work out eventually in my opinion, but I don’t think it will happen until it catches the right attention. However, Burton, Keaton, and Winona Ryder have all said they would be on board with it. With all the remakes today, I won’t be surprised if they finally put it into the works in the future.

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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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Here’s the trailer for Twilight Zone (2019) and the premiere date!

Here’s the trailer for Twilight Zone (2019) and the premiere date!

It’s officially here the trailer for the Twilight Zone remake. This is the Third revival of the hit television show and even though we were told Jordan Peele will be serving as executive producer and will  remaking his favorite episode “Terror at 20,000 feet” we still have to wonder what exactly we’ll be seeing.

The trailer doesn’t give us a whole lot to figure out, but like Jordan’s previous trailers there’s more than meets the eye on what we think we know. The trailer also gives us a slew of stars. Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott,  Kumail Nanjiani,  John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Erica Tremblay, Steven Yeun, and Greg Kinnear, DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams, Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby, Ike Barinholtz, and Percy Hynes-White, Ginnifer Goodwin, James Frain, and Zabryna Guevara, Tracy Morgan, John Larroquette, Glenn Fleshler and Chris Diamantopoulos. The series will premiere exclusively on the CBS all access streaming services April 1, 2019. I highly doubt this will be a gag but it’s real. Here’s the official trailer for the series

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Nightmare Before Christmas (Possible Remake)—House Of Tortured Souls

Nightmare Before Christmas (Possible Remake)—House Of Tortured Souls

In 1993, the Tim Burton produced The Nightmare Before Christmas opened just before Halloween and ran through the first week of December.  While it performed well, it wasn’t a complete success. 

With that being said, a well accurate source Moviehole just announced reports saying that there could be a possible Nightmare Before Christmas sequel but more live-action. 

Directed by Henry Selick, this will feature the voice of Chris Sarandon (Jack Skellington), the Halloween Town king who discovers Christmas and brings it to his town which causes major confusion. Nightmare had become such a pop culture phenomenon so hopefully the sequel will live up to the 1993 original movie. 

I am not against a remake for Nightmare Before Christmas, with how Disney live action movies such as Lion King, Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin have resurfaced, I feel that true fans will relive the classic with a live-action packed film. CGI has come a long way, and while the original will always win our hearts, I think it’s safe to say that a remake would have happened eventually so why not now while live-action films are on the trend. Looking forward to seeing an updates on when this will occur. 

 

 

 

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The Craft is coming back not as a TV series or reboot….but A SEQUEL

The Craft is coming back not as a TV series or reboot….but A SEQUEL

Yup, it’s official The CRAFT is coming back! In a recent interview  Robin Tunney confirmed the reboot is happening and that she might even star in it. She told etalk, “They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it. And I may or may not do it. I’m so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it’s a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers. It’s girl power and I’m so proud of it. I’m SO proud of it.”

The producers have said that it will also show how the girls got into magic and how it all comes together. No word yet on anyone else coming back, but needless to the say that it’s a sequel should be interesting. Truth be told this go either way there’s hardcore fans who may feel different and there’s some people who just might embrace it. Either way nothing we can do to stop it. All else fails the original will always be with us.

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The Lost Boys is coming back to the small screen by the CW.

The Lost Boys is coming back to the small screen by the CW.

It appears that the CW is going to take a gamble on a classic horror film. The Lost Boys (1987). The CW has ordered a pilot for the series. With the success of shows like Riverdale which is a surprisingly great show could lighting strike twice? We shall see if this is going to be true or not. There was a time the CW was going to do a TV show about Friday the 13th  which due to legal issues fell through and may not become released, but that’s the business for you. With the not so welcomed reviews of the sequels could the series be the redemption, or just simply fade out? Hard to say at this point since there will mostly be mixed reviews. Deadline has reported the information from their website

Logline: Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead. 

There is no word of any cameos or if this will be a continuation or complete retelling.

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I have a little more faith in the Child’s Play remake.

I have a little more faith in the Child’s Play remake.

So, there’s no way to stop remakes or reboots. Some are great, and some are bad. We all have different feelings about them of course it’s always good to go in with an open mind, give it a shot it regardless. Just know that with any outcome we will always have the original. Remakes are tweaked or updated in some ways to reflect the times or just add more in a time where directors could only do so much. Let’s break down how I’m kind of looking forward to the Child’s Play remake. Ok, I get it. It’s a classic, no Brad Dourif, no voodoo, it’s an AI robot going berserk. Believe me I’m on your side BUT I did hear somethings that made me reconsider the film. MGM owns the rights to Chucky and the Child’s play movie of the FIRST film. Universal Studios pretty much owns the rest. MGM can do so much to make the film however they want let’s say the movie does amazing MGM can now do sequels based on their idea vs a legal dispute with Universal over their sequels. The doll will be still be known as Chucky and we don’t know who the voice will be highly doubtful it’ll be the original doll voice. The name of the toy line is called Buddi which sounds ok at least we still have the look of the original box in it. The only thing at this point that can make me change my mind about the movie is that if it’s pg-13 then we’re looking at jump scares and wasted potential kills that will offer no satisfying reward to the fans. Let’s not add insult to injury here MGM let’s go for a hard R, the movie is going up against ‪Toy Story 4 it’s already has mixed feelings and a lot of people are on the negative side. If they succeed in beating, we can have a new franchise. Which helps because Don Mancini has MANY ideas for HIS franchise. So next year may the best toy win.

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Jacob’s Ladder remake announces cast

Jacob’s Ladder remake announces cast

By Dixielord

The Jacob's Ladder remake that has been simmering for a few years now, appears to be heating up. News from the film is that Nicole Beharie, of Sleepy Hollow has joined the cast along with Jessie Williams from Cabin in the Woods, and star Michael Ealy from The Perfect Guy. Ealey will be reuniting for the film with his director from The Perfect Guy, David Rosenthal who helms the remake. The script is being written by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp and is set to start filming mid May 2016

Tim Robbins from Jacob's Ladder -Jacob's Ladder remake

Tim Robbins from Jacob's Ladder

While there still hasn't a huge amount of info released on the Jacobs Ladder remake, what has sounds nothing like the original. There's no mention so far of the characters the actors will be playing or if there is any real connection between the remake and original other than the name. The remake is being called a “paranoid action thriller about two brothers, which is about as far from the dark, thoughtful as you can get without hiring Mel Brooks to direct.

Nicole Beharie of the Jacob's Ladder remake

Nicole Beharie of the Jacob's Ladder remake

For those who don't know the film is a remake of the 1990 film o f the same name. The original Jacobs Ladder revolved around a Vietnam vet, played by Tim Robbins, who saw ghostly apparitions visible only to him. Were the apparitions real? Were they a supernatural force? Or were they just delusions of Robbins damaged mind. The film was a taut psychological horror film that, while not making a killing at the box office, became a cult hit with horror fans.

This seems to be a common theme with rip offs, excuse me remakes. Take the name and throw away everything else. There also seems to be a desire to turn non action films into action remakes. The same type of treatment was touted for the (hopefully dead ) Videodrome remake. Taking a violent and deep film about our fascination and worship of television and mass media and turning it into a science fiction action thriller. Because obviously American film goers needs fast paced chases and 'splosions and can't be tasked to watch a deep film with substance. At least not without quick MTV edits.

Like it or not though the film is coming. I know I'll end up seeing it so hopefully it will be worth the wait.

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COMING SOON: An Inside Remake (2016)

COMING SOON: An Inside Remake (2016)

By Dixielord

Inside remake

Inside remake

The Hollywood foreign to American, remake machine is in full swing. Now coming not long after word that the American remake of Martyrs will soon hit the screen, it appears a remake of Inside is going forward. Inside, along with Martyrs, and others, was part of a wave of extreme gore French horror films. Now Inside (2007) is up to get the typical watered down Hollywood remake formula.

The Martyrs remake went through a lot of changes, from early reports that it would star Kristen Stewart, to the project being shelved, before finally the powers that be decided to throw out a cheap quickie of a film so as not to lose the rights. The Inside remake at least looks like they are taking the time to hire a decent writer and director.

As of now the project, a Spanish produced, English language production is set to be directed by Miguel Angel Vivas, best known for the well received Spanish language film Kidnapped. The script in play now was written by Jaume Balaguero, director of the excellent Spanish horror film Rec, and Manu Diez, who co-wrote Rec 2 and Rec 4: Apocalypse. So the project, at least for now, has some decent talent attached.

Jaume Belaguero and Manuela Velasco

Manuela Velasco, star of Rec, and Jaume Balaguero of Rec and the Inside remake

Haven't writers and directors who have been successful in the horror genre, although Kidnapped was more thriller than horror, does bode well for the Inside remake. But the thriller part concerns me a bit. The producers have said that the Inside remake would be a taut thriller focusing on a battle between two would be mothers.. OK, there is a thin line between horror and thriller but the original pole vaulted that line and landed in the territory of straight up gore and horror. Making this film a thriller, appears to be an attempt to tone it down. And there is no reason to tone it down, except producers don't think American audiences will crowd into a gorefest.

Inside remake

The Inside Remake based on the 2007 Gorefest Inside

Still if it looks to be a decent film, I will watch it. Even though it's unnecessary. It's still a long time till the Inside remake hits the screen. It's scheduled to start filming in February 2016, and even that is subject to change. As of now there is no cast attached and only one publicity photo. It doesn't even appear to have an IMDb page yet. Whatever eventually happens with the Inside remake, the trend isn't going to stop. Remakes, re-imaginings, reboots, or whatever you prefer to call them are here to stay. All we can do is hope they do justice to the originals that we love.

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