Last Week in Horror: April 16th - April 22nd
'The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan Wants a Negan Spinoff
“I would like to take part in some filming of that. I think that would help explain this character a great deal. Because, unfortunately, the way things go with so many characters and storylines, we don’t see enough — and I think that that is needed, especially when you have a character like Negan.”
Universal Answers Call To Make A ‘Tommyknockers’ Movie, Wins Bidding For Stephen King Novel
“Universal has stepped up to the plate to acquire Tommyknockers, a feature film package centered on Stephen King’s 1987 sci-fi horror novel. This is the project that has James Wan producing under his Atomic Monster banner with an eye to direct. Also producing is Roy Lee, Larry Sanitsky, the latter who executive produced the hit 1993 ABC miniseries based on King’s book, Michael Clear and Jon Berg.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ash vs Evil Dead had been cancelled
“Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime.
I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you!”
Source: Bruce Campbell’s Facebook Page
Dakota Johnson Says Intensity of ‘Suspiria’ Remake Sent Her to Therapy
“We were in an abandoned hotel on top of a mountain. It had 30 telephone poles on the roof, so there was electricity pulsating through the building, and everyone was shocking each other.”
New ‘Halloween’ poster revealed
“In terms of the continuity, Halloween (2018) will be a direct sequel to the original Halloween I & II, skipping the litany of later sequels, and definitely Rob Zombie's 2000s reboot of the first two films.”
Jurassic World 3 will be a 'science thriller,' says Colin Trevorrow
“Steven Spielberg asked me [to direct], and when he asks you, what can I tell you, man? In all honesty, over my past few years, I’ve grown to love and cherish the value of the gift that I’ve been given with this franchise.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Audiences Test-Screened Blumhouse’s “Halloween” Last Night! Titled Revealed?
“Sources are claiming (under condition of anonymity) that Blumhouse’s Halloween was test-screened for Audiences last night under the title Halloween: H40. Considering the film only wrapped principal photography 5 weeks ago, it’s possible the film and the title might be fine-tuned before it hits US Theaters on October 19th.”
Source: Horror Freak News
Joe Bob Briggs to host 24 hour movie marathon on Shudder
“You may have heard that Joe Bob made an announcement last night at the Chattanooga Film Fest...it’s true! JOE BOB’S COMING BACK TO TV! He’s gonna be hosting a 24 HOUR MOVIE MARATHON on Shudder. That’s right, 24 hours of Joe Bob’s intros, outros, and OF COURSE the drive-in totals. It’ll start on a Friday in June, although we don’t know which Friday yet. We’ll be posting more info soon. Spread the word, and, as always, preciate the support.”
Source: Joe Bob Briggs Facebook Page
Chris Columbus confirms ‘Gremlins’ reboot, provides ‘Goonies 2’ update
“Since there are constantly rumors of a sequel to "The Goonies popping up I decided to quiz the writer of the 1984 classic for an update. Columbus quickly dismissed the chances of “Goonies 2,” only to then instantly reveal that he is developing the reboot to 1985’s “Gremlins,” which he also wrote. Here’s what Columbus had to say …”
Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65
“Anderson’s other credits included guest shots on “Tales From the Crypt” and HBO’s “Tanner ’88,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” and “The John Larroquette Show.” He starred in the 1990 ABC miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.” ”
FilmNation Acquires Paul Tremblay’s ‘The Cabin At The End Of The World’
“FilmNation’s other recent titles are Life Itself (the ensemble love story led by Oscar Isaac), Disobedience (a drama that stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) and The Children Act (a drama starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead).”
First Reactions To Halloween Test Screenings Aren’t Very Good
“Last week, Blumhouse held a test screening in California and from what we understand, it didn’t go over too well. It wasn’t a disaster, mind you, but HorrorFreakNews.com spoke to their source and while the individual claimed that overall they did enjoy Halloween, it certainly had some flaws. However, they were also quick to mention that with reshoots, said issues could probably be ironed out.”
Source: We Got This Covered
Troll / Troll 2 [Double Feature]
Release: April 24th, 2018
Format: Blu Ray (Shout Factory)
Lock the doors and pull out the weed-wacker for this house party of horror! One family is about to find out there's no place like home when a troublesome troll starts taking over their building, transforming each apartment into an overgrown garden of ancient evil and turning tenants into a horde of hairy hobgoblins!
Michael Moriarty and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in this super-slimy scare-fest that's "a special-effects pig-out" (Daily News)!
TROLL 2 (Trailer)
Those greedy goblins are back and hungrier than ever in this gourmet gross-out! Disguised as friendly country folk, a pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town. But a family of four is about to discover this place is a real tourist trap ... and now, the no-good gnomes must be destroyed before the family gets flambéed ... and the world becomes a buffet in this feeding frenzy of fear!
Daughters of Satan (Trailer)
Release: April 24th, 2018
Format: Blu Ray (Shout Factory)
Be careful what you witch for with this spellbinding thriller that delves into the realms of ancient covens and the conquistadors who loathe them. Tom Selleck delivers a commanding performance as James Robertson, an antique dealer living in Manila. James buys a Spanish painting dating back to 1592 from an art gallery ... because the painting depicts three witches being burned at the stake and one of the witches has an uncanny resemblance to James' wife, Chris. But the similarity turns out to be much more than a coincidence when Chris becomes possessed by the spirit of her evil doppelganger. She soon meets two local women who resemble the other two witches from the painting. The three decide to murder James, as he may be a descendant of the conquistador responsible for the burning of the original coven.
Release: April 26th, 2018
In the film, six college students are carpooling cross-country when one of their tires blows out on a desolate stretch of country road. Getting out to fix the flat, they quickly discover that this was no accident. The tire was shot out. With their vehicle incapacitated, the group is pinned down and mercilessly attacked by an unseen assailant as they desperately attempt to find a way to escape.
Horror at the Box office
Once again, horror reigns supreme as 'A Quiet Place’ has taken back the crown over 'Rampage’. This was another close call as the top spot was claimed by a hair yet again with the John Krasinski horror flick taking out 'The Rock’s’ monster movie by a million dollars.
Also still standing it's own ground is 'Truth or Dare’ which had dropped from third to fifth. This was expected to fall much further down the rankings board but has surprisingly held its ground.
In all, it's fantastic to see horror all over the top five! This really shows you that this genre is finally getting the respect it deserves!
“Based on the 1988 cult-classic by Director Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox, Spasmo), this 2018 remake follows a group of college kids who trace the origins of a mysterious television broadcast to a secluded old house in the woods. Ectoplasm pits, flying objects, ghostly apparitions and the Grim Reaper himself are just a few of the horrors that await them inside.”
A man suffering from amnesia finds himself trapped inside a cabin to discover that an exorcism to save him from possession went horribly wrong. He must now use the carvings he put into his own flesh as clues to find a way to complete the exorcism before it retakes his body.
And when all of this culminates, we experience a cinematic twist unlike any other.
A Krampus Carol
On a cold, dark, snowy Christmas Eve we find Ben & Sarah Hamilton, a very unhappily married couple planning to spend their last holiday together before separating, but this plan quickly changes as a simple dispute escalates into a full-blown physical fight, which leaves Sarah dead by the hands of her Husband.
HORROR SHOP OF THE WEEK: BATHNBODYMAGICK
For those of you who may follow me on Instagram over at @srgreenhaw, you probably know how obsessed I am with bath bombs. Since I discovered the many amazing online shops that sell handmade bath bombs using all-natural ingredients, I no longer buy anything mass produced. The quality is infinitely better, and I have access to a much wide variety of incredible scents and designs. As a horror love, I often pick up bath bombs inspired by some of my favorite horror films and characters.
While there are a few shops I love, one shop in particular tops my list of favorites. That shop is BathNBodyMagick. This female-owned shop is run by a lovely lady who is incredibly kind and truly passionate about her products and her customers. She’s wonderfully creative and is always adding an impressive array of new products to her shop.
She loves horror, and her products are frequently inspired by horror movies, as well as all things creepy and cool. She even sells Officially Licensed “Art the Clown” bombs from Damien Leone’s new slasher film Terrifier, that I happen to be obsessed with.
Besides her killer products, a couple of things really set this shop apart from so many others. First, she offers many of her products in a medicated option, with CM Naturals Hybrid Tincture. Words can’t describe how magical these bombs are. They are perfect for easing tired or sore muscles, recovering from a hard workout, or releasing stress at the end of a long day.
Second, she always includes extra, free items in every shipment. And these aren’t just mini samples. She includes full size products, and she always tries to pick something she knows you will love based on your order. Besides extra bath products, she will sometimes throw in additional surprises. I recently got a personalized notebook, candy and a harness bra in my package — in addition to extra bath bombs.
It’s the way she always goes above and beyond to deliver that exceptional customer experience that means so much. I place new orders several times a month, and there is always a ton of new stuff every time. I’ve never once been disappointed. When the packages arrive, everything looks even more amazing than it did online. This shop has definitely won my loyalty and my highest recommendation.
Stephanie Malone, Morbidlybeautiful.com
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