'Suspiria' Box Office: Horror Boom Leaps From the Multiplex to the Art House
Suspiria’s opening screen average is a best for Amazon Studios, surpassing 2016's Manchester by the Sea ($64,125) and its current Beautiful Boy ($54,722), both of which also launched in limited runs.
Amazon has awards ambitions for Beautiful Boy and Suspiria, which had its world premiere at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. Critics haven't wholeheartedly embraced Guadagnino's latest outing — it has a 69 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes — but that doesn't worry Amazon Studios president of marketing and distribution Bob Berney.
"It's either a masterpiece to some, or not. Even the mixed reviews are such that people have to see it," says Berney. "And it is taking part in the horror boom."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Release Date & First Teaser Poster for IT: CHAPTER TWO
We’re just over 10 months away from one of 2019’s most hotly anticipated horror releases; September 6th is the official drop date for IT: Chapter Two, the sequel to 2017’s megahit, IT, directed by Andy Muschietti. The official date was announced via Twitter, along with a teaser poster. It’s not much to look at, but it’s exciting nonetheless!
Source: Dread Central
‘Leprechaun Returns’ Poster Climbs Out of the Original Film’s Well [Exclusive]
The devious and deadly wisecracking Leprechaun that we all know (and love to hate) returns to reclaim his pot of gold from a sorority house property…all while gleefully going on a Leprechaun-style killing spree.
Bloody also has the exclusive poster debut that’s perfection. Not only does it look Mondo-esque and collectible, but it harkens back to the finale in the original 1993 film where the title character had a four-leaf clover shot down his throat and falls down a well. It looks like this is a direct sequel, much like this month’s Halloween.
Furthermore, while the Leprechaun is now played by Linden Porco (TV’s “Channel Zero,” Cult of Chucky), Leprechaun Returns co-stars Mark Holton, who returns to the series for the first time since the original 1993 film! Boom!
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Jamie Lee Curtis Would Return for ‘Halloween’ Sequel Under One Condition
With all this success, talk has naturally turned toward a sequel, with some recent reports suggesting that Blumhouse is already developing one. However, if a sequel was made, would Curtis be willing to return as Laurie? The answer is yes, provided one condition is met.
Why Do We Crave Horror Movies? Science Suggests It's A Head Trip With Surprising Benefits
A handful of theories offer explanations why. One is what I'll call the controlled-environment theory, which says that when we watch scary movies, we’re intentionally triggering our fight-or-flight response in an environment where we control the variables. This theory is similar to the thinking behind exposure therapy, sometimes used to treat phobias. The more we experience anxiety triggers in a controlled way, the thinking goes, the more we’re able to deal with our anxiety-responses in the world.
HEATHER LANGENKAMP WANTS TO DO ANOTHER NIGHTMARE MOVIE WITH ROBERT ENGLUND
With Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green's direct sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN blazing up the box-office, I'm thinking it's only a matter of time before some of our other favorite franchise get new installments. At least I hope so. And while we're at it, I hope whatever the next franchise on the block is, they keep the original films heroine.
Specifically, I think you all know that I'm talking about Heather Langenkamp and the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series. And it looks like Langenkamp feels the same way. In fact, the scream queen just opened up to EW about her enthusiasm for another Nightmare on Elm Street.
Source: Arrow in the Head (JoBlo)
Release: November 6th, 2018
Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller (Kurylenko) is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.
Release: November 6th, 2018
Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.
What The Waters Left Behind
Release: November 9th, 2018
Revolves around a group of young people that take a trip to the ruins in order to film a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring the warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realize that they are really not alone…
Release: November 9th, 2018
The story follows two paratroopers who are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. After reaching their target, the two paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against supernatural forces that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.
Horror at the Box-Office
To nobody's surprise, Halloween was derailed by the new Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” which was able to score a $50 million dollar opening weekend, forcing Michael Myers down to his knees, dropping to the 5th spot. As for other horror films, Suspiria has finally come to theaters but in an unfortunately very minute way. The film was originally released to only New York and Los Angeles, then went wide on an additional 250 plus screens. This has prevented most people from seeing the film forcing news writers and horror reviewers to be punished thanks to the location they live in. I am personally upset about this decision as I was looking forward to getting the full cinematic experience of the 1977’s film reimagining.
Hopefully they are looking to continuously rotate the theaters as they would do many years ago but am feeling like this isn’t going to be the case. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we will be getting a wider release at some point as I feel the home experience will not be nearly as good.
New Horror Trailers
Haunting of Fraternity Row
A fraternity house throws their final party of the year, a massive Luau extravaganza, but when fraternity brothers and co-eds begin dying horrible deaths they discover an evil entity has taken over the house.
Shed of the Dead
Trevor is 'between jobs'. He spends his days avoiding his nagging heifer of a wife by hiding out in his allotment shed and painting figurines for his wargames with his agoraphobic friend, Graham, and dreaming of his heroic alter-ego, the battle mage Casimir the Destroyer. When Mr Parsons, one of the other allotment tenants, petitions to have Trevor removed from his disgrace of a plot (he's not there to grow stuff!) an argument ensues that leaves Trevor with a corpse to hide. Unfortunately, this untimely accident coincides with the zombie apocalypse and Mr Parsons' return is just the beginnings of Trevor's problems. More pressing is whether or not he should try and save his wife and her beautiful best friend, who both he and Graham have a thing for.
Teenagers are kidnapped and made into scarecrows that are left to die in the crop fields.
After losing his family in an extremely tragic way, Detective Ritter must investigate a massacre at a school perpetrated by a student. What seemed like a pretty clear case becomes much more dense when a priest of the Vatican appears with another point of view.
This week on Beyond The Void Horror Podcast is back to review Sleepaway Camp (1983) & Sleepaway Camp 2 Unhappy Campers (1988)! They break down both with loads of trivia and bad humor. See what they think about these movies. You can listen here or you can Listen/Subscribe on iTunes here!