The Critters Collection + Two Exclusive Lithographs
In Critters, the terrified Brown family are trapped in a deadly nightmare and must fight for their lives against a litter of extraterrestrial, bloodthirsty monsters. But it's a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the creatures off the planet! In Critters 2: The Main Course, some eggs have survived and are popping open, bringing another horde of the little creatures! Brad Brown (Scott Grimes) returns to fight them along with three bounty hunters. Critters 3 stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Josh, a beleaguered Angelino who must lead the fight against the little monsters as they invade an L.A. apartment building. In the final film, Critters 4, a super strain of genetically engineered monsters are designed to take over the universe. This time, Brad Dourif and Angela Bassett must battle the little bloodthirsty hairballs.
Source: Shout Factory!
John Carpenter Teases Possible 'They Live' Sequel
From Halloween to The Fog to Assault on Precinct 13, director John Carpenter's films have regularly undergone the reboot treatment, regardless of whether he supported them or not. One film that fans have been wondering about getting a reboot or sequel is 1988's They Live, with Carpenter refusing to address the possibility, teasing that such a project could already be in development.
Danny McBride Suggests Phantasm for Soft-Reboot
McBride and Green took part in a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything chat this morning where someone asked what other horror franchises they thought should be soft-rebooted. McBride immediately responded with Phantasm! Green suggested Chopping Mall, which just so happens to feature a blink-and-you'll-miss it cameo from Tall Man Angus Scrimm! (His back is to the camera, so it's easy to miss!)
Source: Phantasm Archives
The ‘Friday the 13th’ Legal Battle Drags Out Further, as Sean Cunningham Has Filed a Notice of Appeal
As entertainment lawyer/Friday the 13th Part III star Larry Zerner recently explained, “So, what happens next? Horror Inc. could appeal, but that will be at least 2 and more likely 3-4 years of waiting for a resolution. Also, IMHO, the chance of Horror winning on appeal is poor. If Horror doesn’t appeal, then it has to make a deal with Victor in order to make a new movie. Victor only owns the U.S. rights to the original movie. Horror owns the foreign rights to the first movie and to all the other movies.”
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Jason Blum Claims There Aren’t Enough Women Interested in Directing Horror to Hire One
“I’m a massive admirer of [Babadook director] Jennifer Kent,” he added. “I’ve offered her every movie we’ve had available. She’s turned me down every time.” (Kent wasn’t available to comment on Polygon’s story.) Blum also told Polygon that he’d offered projects to Leigh Janiak, who directed Honeymoon in 2014, but that nothing had come together yet (she also told Polygon they had been in talks about various ideas). Until then, Blum should know there are plenty of other women directors who, you know, continue to exist.
MoviePass Films Sets Horror Feature ‘The Reckoning’ With Director Neil Marshall; Charlotte Kirk Starring
Marshall has been behind such horror pics as Dog Soldiers and The Descent which brought in more than $60 million combined at the global box office. He is also behind Lionsgate’s Hellboy which opens on April 12 next year. Marshall has also directed episodes of Game of Thrones, Westworld, Netflix’s Lost in Space and more. Marshall was Emmy-nominated for his Game of Thrones episode “The Watchers on the Wall” back in 2014.
Horror at the Box-Office
To nobody's surprise and as predicted right here last week, Halloween has crushed it’s competition during its opening week! On top of this excellent opener, Halloween broke a few records in the meanwhile including the largest opening day in October with 33.3 million dollars during its Friday showings which led the film to a $76 million dollar domestic haul.
In addition, the film is now ranked in the horror - slashers category over at Box Office Mojo, as the 6th top grossing film in the category (I’m willing to bet that it takes first over the next week or so) and has also taken the number one spot for opening weekend in the same category surpassing its predecessor, 2009’s remake of Friday The 13th by $11 million dollars.
Also, just for fun and to pad Halloween’s stats, it’s also ranked 29th in lifetime gross under the R-Rated - Slasher category as well as 2nd place for opening weekends being only surpassed by 2017’s IT. Say what you will about remakes, reboot and re-imaginings, people are willing to pay to see these. These films put asses in seats, so it’s no wonder why the studios keep going back to them!
Now, as we approach the release of Suspiria (November 2nd) I’m curious to see the success it will have. Being a lesser known film outside of the horror community, it would be interesting to learn if people jump on the opportunity to have more horror available to them or not.
THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY
Release: October 23rd, 2018
What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy) and Father John Thornton (Ciaran Flynn) are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle—a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood—at a remote Catholic asylum for “immoral” women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism, and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here—but they are not the doing of God. Inspired by the infamous true histories of Magdalene Laundries—in which “fallen women” were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church—this found footage occult shocker is a chilling encounter with unspeakable evil.
Release: October 23rd, 2018
An unprecedented global pandemic has resulted in the evolution of a new species. An aggressive form of rabies turns the infected into predators, addicted to violence. An inexplicably gifted human survivor with the ability to speak their new language spearheads a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.
Release: October 26th, 2018
Estranged sisters -Kate and Angie -haven’t spoken since Angie went to college and left Kate to care for their ailing father. In a show of reconciliation, several years after moving out, Angie invites Kate to her bachelorette party held at a remote house booked on a home-sharing app. The women are unaware that by booking this house, they’re walking into a trap set in motion by a disturbed family of amateur killers who are out for blood to right a cosmic wrong. They soon become unwitting participants in a savage and often ridiculous life-or-death struggle that pits family against family, and past against present.
Release: October 26th, 2018
On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil's Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls.
Taylor Schilling stars in THE PRODIGY as a mother named Sarah whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.
Three thieves plan a daring heist posing as waiters at a fancy Malibu mansion dinner party in hopes of paying off an urgent debt. When their plan goes horribly wrong, the trio realizes the dinner guests are not as innocent as they seem and their simple cash grab becomes a violent and desperate battle to get out of the house alive.
From the guys behind Tales From the Hood: Seven morality-themed horror tales surround an eccentric person, who hacks into two millennials’ computer screens and forces them to watch short video examples that reveal the consequences of various immoral crimes. Each of the tales in this horror-comedy might seem over-the-top, but they put a horrifying and twisted spin on some of the important conflicts facing the society we live in today.
The Cure of La Llorona
Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
This week on Beyond The Void Horror Podcast is back to review Halloween (2018) with a spoiler FREE review and then a spoiler discussion afterwards with plenty of warning. Is it the movie that you have been hoping for? Or semi cheap grab? See what they think about this movie. You can listen here or you can Listen/Subscribe on iTunes here!