Last Week In Horror: 06/11/17 - 06/17/18
Alavrez Betting On Sequel For Evil Dead Reboot?
Although there has been a fair bit of talk regarding a possible sequel to Fede Alvarez’s “Evil Dead”, a fan via Twitter decided to up the stake for Alvarez by putting up a wager in which the writer / director couldn’t say no to.
Source: Fede Alvarez Official Twitter
Netflix Swoops In and Revives “Lucifer” for a Fourth Season!
Many were bummed when, last month, FOX pulled the plug on both “The Exorcist” and “Lucifer,“ the latter series cancelled after three seasons. Good news comes just about a month later for at least one of the shows, as Netflix has picked up and saved “Lucifer”!
Source: Bloody Disgusting
‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Winds Down Content Updates Amid Legal Battle
“Friday the 13th: The Game” has become entangled in screenwriter Victor Miller’s ongoing effort to reclaim the rights to characters created for the 1980 slasher film and its 11 subsequent sequels, spin-offs, and reboots.”
Note: There is also an explanation of the lawsuit and what it entails thanks to lawyer Larry Zerner ( Shelly From “Friday the 13th” Part 3) which can be found right here.
Ewan McGregor cast in the sequel to possibly the greatest horror film of all time
“As you might expect, the movie rights to Doctor Sleep were snapped up by Warner Bros. And now Ewan McGregor has been cast as the grown up Danny Torrance, as reported by Variety.
The film will be directed by Mike Flanagan, who previously made the Netflix Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game.”
Halloween co-screenwriter Danny McBride almost pitched making back-to-back sequels
“We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back,” said McBride, who co-wrote the Halloween script with Green and Jeff Fradley (Vice Principals). “Then we were like, Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we’d never work again. So, let’s not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Release: June 19th, 2018
John Boyega's plays the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori.
Release: June 19th, 2018
Charles has purchased a vintage RV with the hopes of taking his family on a road trip to reconcile with his two sons, a promise he made to his wife before she recently passed. His oldest son, Steve, his wife Jennifer, their daughter and family dog, are excited for the excursion, however, his youngest son Jay is less than enthusiastic. Along the way, the family picks up Samantha and her brother, broken down on the side of the highway. Before they get them to a service station in the next town, however, Charles insists on taking a detour into the desert to visit a landmark and they soon get lost. Now stranded in the desert, the unsuspecting group is blindsided by the terrible secrets they discover within the walls of the RV and find themselves in the fight of their lives.
Release: June 19th, 2018
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?
Ghostland (AKA "Incident In a Ghostland")
Release: June 22nd, 2018
Follows a mother of two who inherits a home from her Aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters’ lives. When the girls suffer this terrible childhood trauma, their disparate personalities diverge even further. One becomes a famous horror author, with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while the other can’t cope, and loses her mind.
The movie takes place 16 years later when the daughters reunite at the house, and that’s when things get strange…
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release: June 22nd, 2018
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
Horror At The Box-Office
Although raising the amount of theaters the film has entered, Hereditary has dropped down a fairly large amount in the rankings. The hype surrounding the film is still as heavy as it was upon the films initial festival screening but it seems that they aren't able to push the amount of theaters showing the film high enough in order to make a real difference.
Next week however, we have the latest installment in the Jurassic Park Franchise making its way to the public. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is going to easily take over the charts and I personally take this as a win for the genre crowd, regardless of your thoughts!
Note: This week we will be skipping the indie Support. If you or anyone you know has a great project revolving around the genre, feel free to contact us with all the information in order to check it out!
HORROR SHOP OF THE WEEK: SICKWIX
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you I was completely obsessed with things that smell good? To that end, I’m thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite shops. If you’re not already familiar with the stunning Sickwix and her delightfully dark candle magic, you absolutely should be!
This female-owned indie shop specializes in Horror-inspired, hand-poured candles and wax melts that smell incredible and, if it’s possible, look even better. Housed in gorgeous glass tumblers that can be repurposed as killer containers once the wax is used up, these candles look absolutely amazing as part of any horror collection.
You can select from a large variety of candles inspired by some of your favorite horror films old and new, including IT, Child’s Play, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Witch, Trick ‘R Treat, and more. Once you select the style you want, you get to choose your own delicious fragrance — ranging from sinfully sweet to wickedly dark and smoky.
The candles are all handcrafted and lovingly prepared in small batches, made from pure paraffin with natural braided cotton or wood wicks. Each one boasts a killer throw, which is candle junkie speak for an incredibly fragrant scent that fills an entire room. They are also long lasting, typically burning for around 20-30 hours depending on the size.
More often than not, those who purchase from Sickwix become loyal and rabid fans. On her Instagram page (@sickwix), she will regularly post customer collections, highlighting those devotees who have several (if not all) of her incredible designs. While I don’t have as many as I’d like, I can personally attest that the addiction is very real!
In addition to her standard jar candle offering (which is really anything but standard!), Sickwix has also created some truly inspired wax works of art, which are sometimes available for sale via her shop. You can click here to check out a gallery of some of her impressive work. I am the proud owner of one of her Michael Myers sculpts, and it’s easily one of my most prized possessions.
Owner J Fear (Miss Wix) has the uncanny ability to make each customer feel like he or she is the most important and valued of all. Each order includes extra touches that show how much she cares and truly loves her craft, including lovely handwritten notes and extras tailored to your order.
Exceptionally lovely, extraordinarily creative, and endlessly entertaining, Sickwix’s Instragram page is also — as the kids like to say — goals. Be sure you’re following for all her killer content, as well as announcements regarding new product releases and limited special offers.
Check out her jaw-dropping work and do some shopping over at her Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SickWix/.
Note: Keep in mind that all of the candles are handmade by one person as they are ordered. So please be patient and be prepared for production time to last at least a couple of weeks, on average, before the candle is ready to ship. Trust me, it will be more than worth the wait!
Stephanie Malone, Morbidlybeautiful.com
Have you listened to the new episode of Beyond The Void Horror Podcast? You should. They do a Spoiler FREE review of Hereditary and then an Ending Explained/Spoilers Discussion afterwards. See what you think of their theories on the movie or if it's worth watching. You can listen here or on any podcast site like iTunes here!