The Saturn Awards To Be Reinvigorated With 45th Annual Event On Friday The 13th Of September

The 45th annual Saturn Awards will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California. For the first time in its history, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, the organization that founded and owns the Saturn Awards, has made a multi-year partnership deal with veteran television producer Justin W. Hochberg.

This new highly sought-after collaboration has immediately resulted in the upcoming, newly produced and reinvigorated Saturn Awards show. The traditionally non-televised Saturn Awards has always been a favorite event among the most groundbreaking creators. This new production will be an exciting evolution of the beloved award show and, for the first time since the one-time TV airing in 1978, it will be available to global fans via a streaming partner to be announced shortly.

Hochberg’s additional plans to expand the brand creating a home for fandom year round will include a slate of co-marketing deals and brand partnerships all for the first time in the show’s 45 year history. With new content in development and decades of never before seen exclusive archival awards show footage with fandom’s legendary icons the Saturn brand will provide fans with unprecedented innovative experiences impossible to duplicate.
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“Doctor Sleep” Revisits Danny From “The Shining”

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Its been nearly 40 years ago since moviegoers saw Danny Torrance and his psychic powers called “the shining” in the 1980 film adaptation of the Steven King novel of the same name.

“Doctor Sleep” follows Danny (played by Ewan McGregor) now an adult, an alcoholic and battling the childhood trauma that he experienced with his family in the Overlook Hotel. This week, Warner Bros. unveiled the film’s creepy trailer, giving audiences a first look at Danny since the events in the hotel.

Written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who directed the highly underrated Oculus from 2013 and the hit Netflix series “The Haunting of the Hill House.”

Fans should also recognize the “The Shining” theme featured in the trailer, which suggests that the sequel may indeed exist within the world of original King novel and Stanley Kubrick’s classic film.

The film co-stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) and child actress Kyliegh Curran. “Doctor Sleep” is set to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on November 8, 2019.

Momentum Pictures Announce NEKROTRONIC With Monica Bellucci

Momentum Pictures has announce the release date for NEKROTRONIC, the latest comedy, horror, sci-fi starring Monica Bellucci (The Matrix: Reloaded, Mozart in the Jungle) and David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings).

The film is set for release on select theaters, VOD and digital HD on August 9, 2019.

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead) from a script written by Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead), the film co-stars Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), Caroline Ford (Amazon’s Carnival Row, TV’s Once Upon a Time), Tess Haubrich (The Wolverine, Alien: Covenant), and Epine Bob Savea.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis
Howard North, a down on his luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) – an evil demon who absorbs people’s souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan’s past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world.

Trailer Premiere Of Walking Dead’s Pollyanna McIntosh’s Directorial Debut: “DARLIN”


The Walking Dead’s Pollyanna McIntosh Directs and Stars in DARLIN’, set for release in select theaters and on VOD on July 12, 2019.

Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ (Lauryn Canny) is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop (Bryan Batt, AMC’s Mad Men) and his obedient nuns where she is to be tamed into a “good girl.” However, Darlin’ holds a secret darker than the “sins” she is threatened with, and she is not traveling alone. The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead), equally fierce and feral, who raised her is ever present and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to step in her way.

DARLIN’ sees standout star Pollyanna McIntosh both in front of and behind the camera, expertly commanding an all-consuming feast for the senses and sensibility in equal measure.

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Two Sentence Horror Stories coming to CW Network August 8

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The CW is adding to its summer lineup with a new anthology series, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES, that will consist of eight singularly themed half-hours featuring Nicole Kang (“Batwoman”), Jim Parrack (“Suicide Squad”) and Aleyse Shannon (“Charmed”), among others. TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES will premiere with back-to-back episodes Thursday, August 8 (8:00-8:30PM ET/PT and 8:30-9:00PM ET/PT).

Executive produced by Vera Miao (“Best Friends Forever”), Emily Wiedemann (“Creative Control”) and Chazz Carfora (“Stories From The Felt”), TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is from Stage 13 in association with Warner Bros.

Here is the official logline:
Contemporary tales of horror and haunting for the diverse and digital age. Inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, this anthology series taps into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation. Despite dizzying advancements in technology, inequality, social progress, and environmental degradation…the things that haunt us are still the same.

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The Purge 5 Set For Summer 2020 Release

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Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pictures has dated the fifth and final film in the The Purge film franchise, now set to open on July 10, 2020. The upcoming film’s official has not yet been announced.

Originally created by James DeMonaco, the action horror-thriller film series released its first film in 2013. That film starred Ethan Hawke and became a surprise hit for Universal Pictures, grossing nearly $90 million against a budget of $3 million.

The series started out as a home invasion thriller which followed a family during an annual Purge, a 12-hour lawless period when all crime, including murder, is legal.

That film was followed a year later by The Purge: Anarchy in 2014, The Purge: Election Year in 2016 and then The First Purge in 2018, which was in fact a prequel. DeMonaco wrote all four films as well as directed the first three. Derin Jacob directed The First Purge.

Though the upcoming film may be the last, there is a tv series based on the film that runs on USA Network. Last November, it was announced that the show will return for a second season.

“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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