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Paranormal Activity 7 Gets A Proper Title, Proper R-Rating

We've got some important information for fans of found footage horror. The upcoming seventh installment of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise has a title and is officially going to be R-rated. While much remains mysterious about the return of the series, it is set to arrive on Paramount+ in early 2022. Get Ready For The Next Of Kin Per the MPAA, the film has officially been titled "Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin." What's more, the organization has handed down an R rating to the horror flick "...
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The Purge 6 Already Has A Script, Will Bring Frank Grillo Back To The Franchise

The Purge will go on. Despite chatter ahead of the release of "The Forever Purge," which hit theaters this summer, that the fifth installment would end the long-running franchise, plans have changed. Now, we have word that Frank Grillo ("The Grey," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier") is set to make his return as Leo Barnes in "The Purge 6," with franchise creator James DeMonaco back in the saddle. The Purge 6 Is A Go In a recent interview with The Playlist, Grillo, who previously starred in "...
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Universal’s Halloween Kills to Debut Day-and-Date in Theaters & on Peacock

Universal Pictures, Miramax, and Blumhouse have announced that the highly-anticipated Halloween Kills will be debuting day-and-date in theaters as well as on Peacock on October 15, 2021. RELATED: Halloween Kills Trailer: Michael Myers Battles Familiar Faces “In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee Curtis, killed at the box office, earning more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the ...
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Halloween Kills is the Avengers: Infinity War of the new Halloween trilogy

And not its version of The Two Towers, in spite of what Jason Blum says about the trilogy’s intentions
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New Paranormal Activity Movie Will Haunt Paramount+ In October Along With A Making-Of Documentary

Looks like we'll be seeing the new "Paranormal Activity" movie very soon. The horror sequel, which is destined for Paramount+, will drop sometime this October, just in time for Halloween. And Paramount+ will attempt to keep the "Paranormal" love going with a new documentary about the making of the film. Plot details are still lurking in the shadows, but it's safe to assume the film will keep the "found footage" framing going and once again suburbanites dealing with the supernatural.  Just In Tim...
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Raymond And Ray Will Make Ewan McGregor And Ethan Hawke Brothers In New Apple TV+ Movie

Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke are headed to Apple TV+ with a new original movie, "Raymond and Ray," which will see them showing off their dramatic chops as half-brothers. McGregor will play Raymond and Hawke will play Ray, and The Wrap reports that the film will follow the alliterative brothers as they "reinvent themselves following their terrible father's funeral."Variety adds this logline:"Somehow, they still each have a sense of humor, and [their father's] funeral is a chance for them to rein...
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Incredible Actor Michael Greyeyes Just Signed A Deal With Blumhouse

Blumhouse is looking to get into the Michael Greyeyes business, and who could blame them? Every time Greyeyes shows up in a film or series he raises the project's quality by at least a star or two. Whether it's a leading part or a walk-on role, Greyeyes is quickly establishing himself as a character actor to be reckoned with.Deadline is reporting that Greyeyes has signed a first-look development deal with Blumouse, which means that the actor, director, and professor will be bringing new projects...
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Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone Is "The Scariest Movie" Producer Jason Blum Has Made

During CinemaCon this week, footage from Scott Derrickson's "The Black Phone" gave lucky attendees a glimpse of the Joe Hill adaptation to come. By all accounts, the footage was effective — and it probably helped that Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum claimed the flick is the scariest film he's ever produced. That's a bold claim, Mr. Blum! The horror film reunites Derrickson with "Sinister" star Ethan Hawke, who this time plays a masked kidnapper with a captive kid in his basement.  The Scariest ...
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‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ Again, as Amazon Announces a Second Slate of Original Horror Films

Jason Blum and Amazon want to keep the spooky vibes going … and for good reason. Last year featured the inaugural installment of Welcome to the Blumhouse, a collection of four horror movies produced by Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios and carefully curated to focus on up-and-coming filmmaking talent in the genre world. Both parties must have agreed that it was successful enough to come back for round two, which will feature “…an all new set of unique, unsettling thrillers developed with ...
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10 Movies We Really Hope to See in 2021

If you’ve experienced déjà vu in the last few days, you aren’t alone. Summer 2021 feels a little bit like spring 2020 when, with cases of covid-19 rising, one movie was delayed, then another, then another, then everything. This week saw the first official delay in response to the delta variant of covid-19 when the…Read more...
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How Scarlett Johansson’s Disney Lawsuit Could Change the Film Industry

The battle between Scarlett Johansson and the House of Mouse is heating up, and it’s likely to have reprecussions on the movie industry for years to come. Regardless of the legal grounds for Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over her compensation for Black Widow, the company’s response in attacking her directly was a serious error. Industry insiders are blaming that error on Disney CEO Bob Chapek, and foresee a serious sea change in how movies are made. A Bit of Background According to Jo...
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Universal Nabs The Exorcist Trilogy With Ellen Burstyn to Reprise Role

According to , Universal Pictures and Peacock have successfully acquired the rights to Blumhouse Production’s follow-up trilogy to William Friedkin’s iconic horror film The Exorcist for a whopping deal of over $400 million. This acquisition comes after it was reported last December that Halloween‘s David Gordon Green was in talks to direct. Now, it has been officially confirmed that he has signed on to helm the first film in the planned trilogy, which is expected to arrive in theaters in late 2...
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A New Exorcist Trilogy Is Coming From Universal and Blumhouse [Updated]

One of the scariest, most influential horror franchises of all-time is making a mega blockbuster comeback. reports that David Gordon Green (the new Halloween films) will write and direct a reboot/sequel in which Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. plays the father of a possessed girl. Desperate for help, he…Read more...
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New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy in the Works, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. With Ellen Burstyn Returning [Updated]

Update: Universal has sent over an official press release, which includes a few clarifications. Read our original article with the updates pointed out below. A brand new Exorcist trilogy is in the works at Universal. Recent Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami) will star, and Ellen Burstyn, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1973’s original Exorcist, is returning to the franchise after skipping the subsequent sequels and prequels. David Gordon Green is set to dir...
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Vince McMahon Steroid Trial Scripted Series in the Works From WWE, Blumhouse Television

A scripted series about Vince McMahon and his federal steroids trial is in the works from WWE and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television, Variety has learned. Currently titled “The United States of America vs. Vince McMahon,” the series will be the first scripted portrayal of McMahon and many legendary figures of the WWE. Blumhouse will develop […]
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New ‘Paranormal Activity’ Already Finished, Will Reboot the Franchise

If you thought the Paranormal Activity franchise ran its course then you weren’t alone. Even mega-producer Jason Blum said it was tired and done and he built his empire on the back of the crazy profits of those uber-cheap and successful films. So, if you’re surprised that we have another one en route after hearing Blum describe the series as “tired” you’re not crazy. But apparently, it won’t be the same old same old this time. Collider talked with Blum and asked for a Paranormal update and bo...
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David Gordon Green’s ‘Exorcist’ Movie Confirmed to Be a Direct Sequel to the Original

Call an old priest and a young priest, because David Gordon Green is giving us a The Exorcist sequel. The director, who previously created sequel magic in 2018 with his direct follow-up to 1978’s Halloween, is at it again. In an interview with Total Film, Green shared all of the details on his Exorcist sequel, and why fans of existing sequels shouldn’t fret. Not Erasing the Past, but Adding to It Back in June, producer Jason Blum shared that he had faith Green could pull off his Hallowe...
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That ‘Spawn’ Reboot Has Finished Creature Designs, Could Feel Like a David Fincher Movie

Todd McFarlane has been talking about making a new Spawn movie since as far back as 2009. There was even a time when he wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to take the lead role. More recently, plans felt like they might actually be coming together with Jamie Foxx attached to star and special effects, make-up, and creature designer Greg Nicotero on board. It’s been nearly four years since those developments, and here we are without a new Spawn movie. But Nicotero insists work has been done on the movie, a...
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How ‘Paranormal Activity’ Delivers a Pitch-Perfect Scary Moment With Utter Simplicity

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: one of the scariest scenes in Paranormal Activity is like…a caprese salad.) Say what you will about the horror’s found footage boom, but do not deny Paranormal Activity its rightful accolades as one of the most influential genre releases post-millennium. Oren Peli helped forever shape Jason Blum ’s desire to g...
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Blumhouse’s Firestarter Remake Wraps Production

Lead star Zac Efron took to Twitter to share a brand new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Firestarter, confirming the production on Blumhouse’s newest film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror thriller novel has finally been completed. The production wrap comes after nearly two months since it started filming in May of this year. As of now, the project currently has no release date attached to it. The new Firestarter remake photo, which you can check out below, provides us our firs...
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Jason Blum Compares The New Exorcist Movie To Halloween

Jason Blum wants to do for The Exorcist what his production company did for Halloween.
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Re-Recording Mixer James Parnell Talks Working on Trinkets & Moonlight

Daytime Emmy Nominated re-recording mixer James Parnell was nominated for his work on Netflix’s Trinkets. As such, we decided to speak to him about the challenges and rewards of working on this series. Trinkets follows the story of three teenagers who find an unexpected connection when they all land in the same Shoplifters Anonymous group. James’ past projects include Academy Award winner Moonlight and Hulu’s hit comedy PEN15. RELATED: Jason Blum Discusses The Forever Purge, Why It’s His Favori...
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Official Trailer for Netflix Doc 'Pray Away' About Conversion Therapy

"I've spent a lot of time thinking 'how did I believe that?'" Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for a film titled Pray Away, marking the feature directorial debut of award-winning doc filmmaker Kristine Stolakis. It's also executive produced by iconic producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum and many others. The doc dives into the horrible and frightening world of conversion therapy, the religious practice of sending people to camps and "therapy" centers to "pray the gay away" (there's be...
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Pray Away Trailer Previews Netflix’s Gay Conversion Therapy Documentary

Netflix has released the official Pray Away trailer for their newest documentary feature which hails from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum. The film is scheduled to make its debut on August 3. The video, which you can check out below, begins with archive footage of commercials and interviews that promoted gay conversion therapy, featuring former leaders of Exodus International. It features new interviews from the survivors of the now-disbanded ex-gay Christian organization movemen...
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Gay Conversion Therapy Doc ‘Pray Away’ Releases Emotional Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix has released the first trailer for “Pray Away,” the Ryan Murphy- and Jason Blum-produced documentary about the so-called “ex-gay” movement. The Kristine Stolakis-directed film, which will premiere Aug. 3 on the streamer, chronicles the rise and fall of Exodus International, a group founded in the 1970s by five members of an evangelical church that […]
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Jason Blum Discusses The Forever Purge, Why It’s His Favorite

The Forever Purge is now in theaters and sees a group of anarchists that “decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre.” The film stars Ana de la Reguera in the lead role and was directed by Everardo Gout from a script by James DeMonaco. RELATED: Ana de la Reguera Discusses Freaking Out During The Forever Purge ComingSoon’s Alyse Wax spoke with The Forever Purge producer Jason Blum about the film’s themes, why it’s his favorite in the series, and why he’s so ex...
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‘The Purge’ Creator James DeMonaco Intended for ‘The Forever Purge’ to Be the Finale – But He Also Has a Pitch for a Sixth Film [Interview]

James DeMonaco didn’t expect The Purge to become what it has. The writer and director originally imagined the first movie as a small indie, but with backing from Blumhouse and Universal, we all know how it evolved: four sequels and a TV spin-off. It’s a series DeMonaco thought was coming to an end with The Forever Purge…but even that may change, if producer Jason Blum has his way. If the fifth film is the end, though, it does have a conclusion both for the story at hand and the franchise at lar...
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‘The Forever Purge’ Ending Explained: Let’s Break Down the Grand “Finale”

This weekend, The Forever Purge blazed a bloody path to a theater near you. Just like the films that came before it, this installment of the Purge franchise is pure bloody chaos that ends with America up in flames. Except this time, the Purge sirens are no saving grace — crime continues to run rampant, with the country still ablaze. That’s right, The Purge really is forever. It was a lot to take in, but we’re here to break down the ending and figure out what this means for the future of The Pur...
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Blumhouse’s Mary Lisio Steps Down as EVP of Alternative and Non-Scripted (EXCLUSIVE)

Blumhouse Television’s Mary Lisio is resigning her post. Named executive vice president of alternative and non-scripted programming at Jason Blum’s division in 2018, Lisio is departing the company amicably to pursue other opportunities. Her departure comes as a result of Blumhouse TV’s recent exclusive, multi-year unscripted overall deal with ITV America. The pact was designed […]
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