“IT Chapter Two” Creepy Trailer Released

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Pennywise is back, as Warner Bros. releases the very first trailer for director Andy Muschietti’s “IT Chapter Two,” the sequel to the 2017 boxoffice phenomenon “It”.

The trailer starts with a grown-up Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain), returning to her childhood home and finds that a creepy old woman now lives there.

“You know what they say about Dary,” the elderly woman says. “No one who dies here ever really dies.” Things escalates into really creepy territory pretty quickly from there. Just as she tries to leave, all hell broke lose.

Set 27 years after the first films, we see shots of the Losers Club all grown up and as well as flashbacks to their younger selves. The group revisits the town of Derry, Maine, and about to face the horrors of the past.

In addition to Chastain, the film features James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Andy Bean as Stan Uris and James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak.

We also see the child actors who starred in the first film, such as Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Wyatt Oleff.

Bill Skarsgård also returns as Pennywise the Clown. The first film’s director Muschietti and writer Gary Dauberman are also back.

It Chapter Two is set for release on September 6, 2019.

James Wan and Gary Dauberman Collaborating on Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot”

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Stephen King’s 1975 horror novel is said to be getting a big screen treatment, with James Wan and Gary Dauberman collaborating on the project.

Salem’s Lot tells the story of a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the titular town of his youth, only to find out that its residents have become vampires.

The vampire novel is King’s second published novel, and one of his most popular. Surprisingly, the novel never received a big-screen adaptation. It was adapted in a TV series in 1979, and was updated in a mini-series in 2014 which aired on TNT.

Wan and Dauberman have worked together on The Conjuring Universe horror films, including Annabelle and The Nun, which were written by Dauberman.

Dauberman will also pen as well as executive produce Salem’s Lot, while Wan will serve as producer together with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.

Wan was responsible for kick-starting the Conjuring Universe in 2013 with its first entry The Conjuring as well as its 2016 sequel The Conjuring 2. He also recently helmed DC’s Aquaman film for Warner Bros.

Orion Pictures Releases the Official Trailer and Poster for “Child’s Play”

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Chucky is back and this time, it looks like he is technologically advanced, capable of controlling your smart homes and gadgets in the chilling new trailer for Child’s Play.”

“Child’s Play” is a contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic. The story follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) directed the film, while Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2) wrote the script.

In addition to Plaza, the film co-stars Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, along with Mark Hamill who was confirmed last month to be the voice of Chucky.

Orion Pictures is set to release the film on June 21, 2019. Check out the new trailer below.

Orion Pictures Sets Acclaimed Composer Bear McCreary For Child’s Play

Orion Pictures announced today that Emmy® and BAFTA Award winning composer Bear McCreary (“The Walking Dead,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “10 Cloverfield Lane”) has been brought on to score the reimagining of the 1988 horror classic CHILD’S PLAY. The upcoming film follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature and stars Plaza, Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry and recently revealed Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky.

KatzSmith’s Aaron Schmidt said, “Bear comes with boundless ideas and energy, and his approach to this score has been incredible to witness. He’s developed themes and melodies that underscore our horror, our emotion and our AI concept while combining unique instruments and toys from around the world with his orchestral score. He’s elevated every moment of the film he’s touched.”

CHILD’S PLAY is directed by Lars Klevberg (“Polaroid”) from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (“Sleeping Dogs,” “Quantum Break” video games) and produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith on behalf of KatzSmith Productions (“It”). Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced the project.


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AMC Releases The “Fear The Walking Dead” Season Five Trailer

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AMC released today from WonderCon in Anaheim, CA the Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 trailer. As announced yesterday, the season will launch on Sunday, June 2 at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT. Today’s WonderCon panel features series stars Lennie James, Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, new crossover character Austin Amelio, along with surprise guest and returning cast member Ruben Blades and executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producer Scott M. Gimple and director Michael Satrazemis.

In Fear the Walking Dead Season 5, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones (James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won’t be easily earned.

Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.

Produced by AMC Studios, Fear the Walking Dead is the #4 drama on cable among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in Nielson live+3 ratings. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.

“Supernatural” To End After Season 15

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After its historic run on The CW, the adventures of the Winchester brothers is finally coming to an end, that is after one more season for fans to say goodbye.

The CW has announced that its dark fantasy television series will be ending after its 15th season. The series currently ranks as the longest-running sci-fi/genre series in the history of US TV.

“Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera,” executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb announced.

“For us it has been an experience of a lifetime. The support we have had from both Warner Bros Television and The CW has been incredible. We’d like to give special thanks to Jensen, Jared and Misha for making this journey so special. It is now most important to us to give these characters that we love the send off they deserve.”

Stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, as well as co-star Misha Collins took to social media to express gratitude to fans. The series focuses on Padalecki and Ackles’s characters as the Sam and Dean Winchester brothers who hunt creatures of the night and other paranormal beings.

Currently in its 14th season, the show has gained a following throughout is record breaking run. Created by Eric Kripke, the show recently celebrated its 300th episode and will eventually have aired 327 episodes when all is said and done.

NEW Teaser Trailer: Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED

The film will have its World Premiere at WHAT THE FEST!? on March 20th.

Shot on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, veteran genre writer-director Larry Fessenden’s brings his unique vision of the literary classic in DEPRAVED, set in modern Brooklyn.

This meditative reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.

Alex (Owen Campbell) leaves his girlfriend Lucy (Chloë Levine) after an emotional night, walking the streets alone to get home.From out of nowhere, he is stabbed in a frenzied attack, with the life draining out of him. He awakes to find he is the brain in a body he does not recognize. This creature, Adam (Alex Breaux), has been brought into consciousness by Henry (David Call), a brilliant field surgeon suffering from PTSD after two tours in the Mideast, and his accomplice Polidori (Joshua Leonard), a predator determined to cash in on the experiment that brought Adam to life. Henry is increasingly consumed with remorse over what he’s done and when Adam finally discovers a video documenting his own origin, he goes on a rampage that reverberates through the group and tragedy befalls them all.

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Trailer Premiere: Master of Dark Shadows

MPI Media Group has officially released the trailer and announced the release date for it the highly anticipated MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS, a comprehensive celebration of the legendary Gothic daytime series Dark Shadows and its visionary creator, Dan Curtis.

The film will be available across digital platforms and on DVD April 16, 2019. The feature documentary, which was shot in New York, LA and London, includes interviews with key actors and filmmakers involved in the undyingly popular story of vampire Barnabas Collins and all the eerie goings-on at the gloomy Maine mansion Collinwood. The documentary was directed by David Gregory(Lost Soul, Godfathers of Mondo)and is set to be released this spring.

Narrated by Ian McShane (Deadwood), MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS offers insights from Curtis himself in addition to Oscar-winning writer-producer Alan Ball (True Blood), screenwriter William F. Nolan (Trilogy of Terror), author Herman Wouk (The Winds Of War), veteran actors Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Barbara Steele (Black Sunday)and Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire), Dark Shadows stars Jonathan Frid, David Selby, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Nancy Barrett, Jerry Lacy, Roger Davis, Marie Wallace, Chris Pennock and James Storm, plus other colleagues and family members.

In 1966, a phenomenon was launched when Dark Shadows debuted on ABC-TV as a daily Gothic suspense series. Airing in the late afternoon, the show attracted a massive youth audience as it shifted to the supernatural with the introduction of vulnerable vampire Barnabas Collins. Witches, ghosts and scary story lines turned Dark Shadows into a TV classic that led to motion pictures, remakes, reunions and legions of devoted fans who have kept the legend alive for five decades.

The feature-length documentary MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS reveals the fascinating history, far-reaching impact and lasting appeal of Dark Shadows with a compelling blend of rare footage and behind-the-scenes stories while also exploring the dramatic talents of creator-producer-director Dan Curtis. Known as the “King of TV Horror,” the Emmy-winning filmmaker followed Dark Shadows with other iconic genre favorites including The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror and Burnt Offerings before earning accolades for the epic miniseries The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.

Anya Taylor-Joy Will Lead Edgar Wright’s “Last Night In Soho”

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Director Edgar Wright is set to direct the psychological horror-thriller “Last Night In Soho” and he’s taking Anya Taylor-Joy with him, Variety is reporting.

Though not a lot of plot details have been revealed, the story is said to take place in Central London’s Soho district. Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful) wrote the fiml’s screenplay.

Taylor-Joy’s has been on the rise to stardom since breaking out in 2015’s acclaimed period supernatural horror “The Witch”. She followed that up with M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster hits “Split” and last month’s “Glass”.

Wright himself is recently attached on a string of hits lately, having written the screenplay for 2015’s Marvel superhero film “Ant-Man” as well as writing and directing 2017’s box-office and critical hit “Baby Driver”.

Focus and Working Title have not yet announced a release date for the film.

A Reboot Of “Final Destination” In The Works

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Even Death Gets A Reboot. After a seven year absence, the Final Destination franchise is coming back in the form of a reboot with “Saw” writers penning the script, according to Hollywood Reporter.

The upcoming “re-imagining” is said to enlist writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to work on the script. Apart from writing Saw film, the two also collaborated in the home invasion horror thriller “The Collector” which Dunstan directed.

There are currently five films in the horror film franchise. The original was released in March 2000. Although that was met with mixed reviews, the film was a surprise hit for New Line Cinema and gained a cult following.

The fifth and final film in the series however was better received. Released in 2011, the film grossed $156 million at the global boxoffice.

With the resurgent of the horror genre lately, it is somewhat not a surprise that Final Destination wants a piece of the action. In total, the series has grossed $665 million worldwide.

The film franchise separates itself from other horror films in that the killer, Death (or The Grim Reaper) is supernatural in nature and is not seen, but rather makes its presence felt in the supposed accidents and situations wherein characters meet their demise.

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