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25 entertaining audiobooks narrated by celebrities, from Meryl Streep to Tom Hanks

Mike Marsland; V E Anderson; Samir Hussein; Michael Loccisano/Getty Images; Audible; Alyssa Powell/Insider If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Audiobooks offer vibrant narrations of books across all genres. A-list celebrities have taken to using their iconic voices to narrate audiobooks, from classics to horror. We rounded up some of the best ones, narrated by stars like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and more. Audiobooks bring stories to life wit...
Tags: Reviews, Gabrielle Union, Benedict Cumberbatch, Education, Reese Witherspoon, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, America, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Maine, House, Jurassic Park


Daily Podcast: New Lord of the Rings Movie, MacGruber Casting, a Kingpin Sequel, and More

On the June 10 , 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including a new Lord of the Rings movie, Zack Snyder ’s new anime series, a Dracula sequel, a Kingpin sequel, and MacGruber casting. Opening Banter :  In The News : Chris: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Film Will Be a Companion Piece to the ‘Lord of th...
Tags: Movies, Chris, Peter, Joe Hill, Ben, Abraham, Ben Pearson, Zack Snyder, Bobby Farrelly, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Netflix Chris, Sam Elliott Laurence Fishburne Mickey Rourke


‘Dracula’ Sequel ‘Abraham’s Boys’, Based on the Short Story By Joe Hill, Being Adapted Into a Feature Film

It seems like every other day we get news about a new Stephen King project, so how about a project from Stephen King’s son to change things up? Abraham’s Boys, a short story that serves as a kind of sequel to Dracula, is a story that appeared in Joe Hill‘s excellent collection 20th Century Ghosts, and now it’s becoming a movie. Tea Shop Productions, who are responsible for the shark-tastic 47 Meters Down movies, has brought on writer-director Natasha Kermani (Lucky) to adapt Hill’s story into a...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Adaptation, Bram Stoker, Bill Paxton, Joe, Max, Joe-Hill, Hill, Paxton, Abraham, Natasha, Van Helsing, Dracula, James Harris


Netflix's Locke & Key Shares a Return Date and a Ton of New Images

Locke & Key’s first season actually debuted last February—but considering all that happened in 2020, it might as well have been 10 years ago. Fortunately, there’s finally some news on when we’ll get more from the Netflix series, adapted from the IDW graphic novels by and Gabriel Rodríguez.
Tags: Science, Fiction, Software, Netflix, Joe Hill, Gabriel, Locke, IDW, John Locke, Time Travelers, Locke Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, Creative Works


Locke & Key Season 2 Gets First-Look Photos and Release Date

Netflix has officially set the release date for the upcoming second season of their popular series Locke & Key, based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic book series of the same name. The supernatural coming-of-age series is slated to make its return later this fall in October. In addition, the first official Locke & Key Season 2 photos have been revealed which you can check out below, giving us our first look at the return of the Locke siblings, who, in the Season 1 finale, are oblivious...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Horror, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Dodge, Comic Book, Joe Hill, Scot, Warner Bros Pictures, Locke, Griffin Gluck, David Ozer, Hill House


Updates From Indiana Jones 5, Dungeons & Dragons, and More

full steam ahead on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Get a glimpse of a Cisco-Less Team Flash on The Flash. More Loki clips tease time weirdness and Owen Wilson’s Mobius. Plus, Space Jam: A New Legacy gets the ESPN treatment in the silliest way possible. Spoilers now!Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Cisco, Netflix, Dragon, Espn, Lebron James, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Kate, Owen Wilson, James Gunn, Indiana Jones, Dungeons Dragons, Joe Hill, Loki, Rick


‘Blue Bloods’ Two-Part 11th Season Finale Begins Friday, May 14th At 9:00PM

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Tags: Reagan, Cbs, Paramount, Joe, Joe Hill, Danny, ATF, Blue Bloods, CBS Blue Bloods, Gloria Reuben, Annabella Sciorra, Joe Hill Will Hochman, Rachel Weber


Blumhouse Announces the 2021 BlumFest is Coming to Kick-Off Halloween in October

This fall is already playing host to an ill-advised special edition of Comic-Con in San Diego on Thanksgiving Weekend. But if you’re a horror fan, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get hyped about some upcoming horror projects from Blumhouse. Jason Blum, the producer behind hit horror franchises like Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, Happy Death Day, and the continuation of the Halloween film series, announced that the virtual BlumFest will return for a 2021 edition t...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Events, Thriller, Ethan Hawke, San Diego, Leigh Whannell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum, John Carpenter, Joe Hill, Blumhouse, Blum, Scott Derrickson, Robert Cargill, Derrickson


Scott Derrickson’s Blumhouse Horror Movie ‘The Black Phone’ Lands January 2022 Release

Universal and Blumhouse have set the release date for Scott Derrickson‘s return to horror, The Black Phone. The film, which reunites Derrickson with his Sinister star Ethan Hawke, will land in theaters in winter 2022. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures and Blumhouse productions have set the Black Phone release date for January 28, 2022. The Black Phone marks Derrickson’s highly anticipated return to horror after directing Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and is based on a short story by Joe Hi...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Marvel, New York Times, Ethan Hawke, Sony, Universal, Cargill, Jason Blum, Universal Pictures, Joe Hill, Hawke, Finney, Blumhouse, Sulphur Springs, Scott-Derrickson


Universal Sets Release Date for Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone

Universal and Blumhouse Productions announced on Tuesday that the upcoming horror thriller The Black Phone officially has a release date, with the company targeting January 28, 2022, as its release date. RELATED: James Ransone Reuniting With Derrickson & Hawke for The Black Phone The film, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson, tells the story of Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, who is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement. When a disconnected pho...
Tags: Movies, New York Times, Ethan Hawke, Jason Blum, Marvel Studios, Joe Hill, Finney, Scott Derrickson, ComingSoon, Blumhouse Productions, Emily Rose, Robert Cargill, Derrickson, The Black Phone, Derrickson Cargill, Derrickson Hawke


James Ransone Reuniting With Derrickson & Hawke for The Black Phone

James Ransone reuniting with Derrickson & Hawke for The Black Phone Scott Derrickson’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s The Black Phone continues to shape up to be a full-on Sinister reunion as James Ransone (IT: Chapter Two) has signed on to star in the Blumhouse-produced film alongside Ethan Hawke, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Ethan Hawke Reuniting With Derrickson & Blumhouse for The Black Phone Based on the 2004 novella of the same name from Joe Hill, who will also executive pr...
Tags: Movies, Ethan Hawke, Francis, Cargill, Jason Blum, Chris Evans, Joe Hill, Hill, Hawke, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, Jeremy Davies, ComingSoon, James Ransone, Robert Cargill, Derrickson


6 Essential Creepshow Horror Stories From Season 1

Stacked with killer talent both in front of and behind the camera, Shudder’s hit series Creepshow—based on the films from Stephen King and George A. Romero—returns soon for season two, with a third installment on the way. Each episode contains two stories, so we’re sharing our favorites from the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Bob, Rose, Joe Hill, Tobin Bell, Clark, Stan, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Kris Kringle, George A Romero, Qualls, Greg Nicotero, Human Interest, Speculative Fiction


‘Voluntary Committal’ Series Based on Joe Hill Story Coming From Paramount TV

Pretty soon, Joe Hill might catch up to his father Stephen King when it comes to film and TV adaptations. Several of Hill’s books and short stories have been, or will soon be, adapted to the screen, and a new title has joined the list. That would be Voluntary Committal, a novella that appeared in Hill’s excellent short story collection 20th Century Ghosts. Paramount TV is adapting Voluntary Committal into a series, with Brad Caleb Kane (Warrior) handling the script. The story is about a man who...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Adaptation, Sia, Nolan, Paramount, Joe-Hill, Morris, Hill, Bob Cooper, The Black Phone, Voluntary Committal, Brad Caleb Kane, Nolan Lerner


‘The Black Phone’ Will Reunite Ethan Hawke With ‘Sinister’ Director Scott Derrickson

Ethan Hawke is reuniting with his Sinister director Scott Derrickson for the upcoming Blumhouse horror movie The Black Phone. The film is based on a short story by Joe Hill in which a boy is kidnapped and locked away in a basement with a disconnected phone that suddenly starts to ring. It was recently reported that Jeremy Davies would be joining the cast as well, and I theorized that Davies would be playing the kidnapper since he kind of has the market cornered on playing intense, weird guys. B...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, Ethan Hawke, Adaptation, Cargill, North Carolina, Joe Hill, Hawke, Davies, Blumhouse, Sulphur Springs, Scott-Derrickson, Jeremy Davies, Robert Cargill, Derrickson


Ethan Hawke Reuniting With Derrickson & Blumhouse for The Black Phone

Ethan Hawke reuniting with Derrickson & Blumhouse for The Black Phone Four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke is looking to keep his upcoming dance card full as the soon-to-be Marvel Cinematic Universe star has signed on to reunite with Sinister co-writer/director Scott Derrickson and producer Jason Blum for their upcoming adaptation of The Black Phone, according to Deadline. Hawke will star alongside Emmy-winning Justified vet Jeremy Davies. RELATED: Scott Derrickson Tapped to Helm Blumhouse &...
Tags: Movies, Ethan Hawke, Francis, Cargill, Jason Blum, Chris Evans, Bermuda, Joe Hill, Hill, Hawke, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, Jeremy Davies, ComingSoon, Robert Cargill, Derrickson


Ethan Hawke Joins Scott Derrickson’s ‘The Black Phone’

Ethan Hawke has joined the cast of Scott Derrickson’s “The Black Phone,” the big screen adaptation of a short story by Joe Hill. It reunites Hawke with Blumhouse. The Oscar-nominee previously starred in “The Purge,” and appeared as abolitionist John Brown in Showtime’s “The Good Lord Bird,” both of which the company produced. Hawke’s also […]
Tags: News, Ethan Hawke, Showtime, Joe Hill, Hawke, Scott Derrickson, John Brown


‘The Black Phone’: Jeremy Davies Joins the Cast of the Joe Hill Adaptation From Director Scott Derrickson

The Black Phone, the new horror film from the Sinister team of Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, has added Jeremy Davies to the cast. The film is based on a short story by Joe Hill and follows a kidnapped boy locked in a basement with a creepy, unconnected telephone that suddenly starts ringing. Since the kidnapper is the only adult in the story it’s all but certain that Davies is playing that character. The news of Jeremy Davies joining The Black Phone cast comes directly from produce...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, Adaptation, Cargill, Joe-Hill, Davies, McGraw, Blumhouse, Sulphur Springs, Scott-Derrickson, Jeremy Davies, Robert Cargill, Derrickson, Madeleine McGraw, John Finney


Locke & Key Has Been Renewed for a Third Season

If you’re a big fan of Locke & Key’s first season, get excited, because there’s even more coming than you thought. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Joe Hill, Locke, Locke Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke and Key, Meredith Averill


Locke & Key Renewed For a Third Season at Netflix Ahead of Season 2 Premiere

Locke & Key Renewed For a Third Season at Netflix Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Ahead of its 2021 Season 2 premiere, Netflix has renewed fantasy drama Locke & Key for a third season with plans to begin production at the start of the new year, according to Deadline. Additionally, co-showrunner Meredith Averill has signed an overall deal with Netflix for television and other projects. Production on the second season is expected to wrap this week in Toronto. PB ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Toronto, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Meredith, Carlton, Andy, Joe Hill, Brendan Hines, Doug, Locke, Ted Adams, David Ozer, IDW


‘Locke and Key’ Season 3 Ordered By Netflix Ahead of Season 2 Premiere

Netflix has ordered Locke and Key season 3 ahead of the season 2 premiere. The show is based on the comic book series created by Joe Hill and Gabrielle Rodriguez, which follows a family that loses its patriarch and then moves into a spooky house where all sorts of mysterious things happen. The show had a bumpy road to the screen, first starting off at Fox, then moving to Hulu, before finally ending up on Netflix. Variety is reporting that Netflix has given the go-ahead for Locke and Key seas...
Tags: Television, Movies, Toronto, Fox, Netflix, Adaptation, Hulu, Meredith, Joe Hill, Locke, Brian Wright, Scott Derrickson, Alex Kurtzman, Cuse, Roberto Orci, Mark Romanek


Doctor Strange Duo Derrickson & Cargill Sign First-Look Deal at Blumhouse TV

Doctor Strange duo Derrickson & Cargill sign first-look deal at Blumhouse TV Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, the duo behind the hit Ethan Hawke-led horror pic Sinister and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, are keeping their ties with Blumhouse TV alive as they have inked a first-look deal with the banner under their Crooked Highway banner, according to Deadline. RELATED: Scott Derrickson Tapped to Helm Blumhouse & Universal’s Black Phone PB = PB || {};...
Tags: TV, Movies, Ethan Hawke, TV News, Cargill, Hulu, Jason Blum, Jason, Joe Hill, Levin, Blumhouse, Sherryl, Scott Derrickson, Alberto E Rodriguez, Robert Cargill, Derrickson


6 Reasons Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive Should Be Rebooted By Joe Hill

This might be the best way forward for a new take on Maximum Overdrive.
Tags: Religion, Stephen King, Joe Hill


The Six Weeks of Halloween: Speed Round

It’s tradition around these parts to finish off the Six Weeks of Halloween with a Speed Round of brief thoughts on films I watched for the marathon, but haven’t otherwise covered. Maybe it didn’t fit with a given week’s theme. Perhaps I just don’t have a lot to say about it. Or it may be that I have too much to say about it and just don’t have the time or inclination to organize my thoughts. As of this writing, I have seen 69 horror (or horror-adjacent) movies during this Halloween season. Th...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Vincent Price, Green, Netflix, Meryl Streep, David Cronenberg, Timothy Olyphant, Anne Hathaway, Bronx, Robert Zemeckis, Stanley Tucci, King, Jason, Isabella Rossellini


Creepshow Animated Special

I was very happy to see that this was going to get released this week — as I wrote in my other post about Creepshow, it’s what reminded me to go back and watch the rest of the series. This was quite good, especially the first story which is by Stephen King, and deliciously macabre — the second tale, by his son Joe Hill, gets good by the end, but the constant Twitter chatter by the main character annoyed me a bit. Also, this is more done as motion comics than purely animated, but it didn’t ...
Tags: Travel, TV, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Debaser, Movie Marathon, Creepshow, October 2020, Creepshow Animated Special


‘The Black Phone’, Based on the Story by Joe Hill, Will Be Directed By ‘Sinister’ Filmmaker Scott Derrickson

Sinister team C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson are ready to answer The Black Phone. The pair will adapt the short story by Joe Hill into a feature film for Blumhouse, with Derrickson directing a script he co-wrote with Cargill. Mason Thames (For All Mankind) and Madeleine McGraw (Toy Story 4, Secrets of Sulphur Springs) are set to star in the adaptation, which tells the story of a kidnapped boy who receives a ghostly call on the broken phone located in the basement where he’s being held c...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Adaptation, Cargill, Jason Blum, Joe, Joe Hill, Scott, Hill, McGraw, Blumhouse, Sulphur Springs, Scott-Derrickson, Robert Cargill, Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill


Scott Derrickson Tapped to Helm Blumhouse & Universal’s Black Phone

Scott Derrickson tapped to helm Blumhouse & Universal’s Black Phone Since departing the highly-anticipated Doctor Strange sequel, Scott Derrickson has lined up a number of major projects for himself and now has expanded his roster as he has signed on to co-write and direct the horror-thriller Black Phone at Blumhouse and Universal Pictures, according to Deadline. RELATED: Scott Derrickson Signs On To Helm Labyrinth Sequel PB = PB || {}; PB.gptSt...
Tags: Movies, Ethan Hawke, Francis, Cargill, Jason Blum, Chris Evans, Universal Pictures, Joe Hill, Hill, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, ComingSoon, Frazer Harrison Getty, Robert Cargill, Derrickson, Ciaran Foy


‘Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson Boards Blumhouse Horror Movie ‘Black Phone’

“Doctor Strange” filmmaker Scott Derrickson will direct the horror movie “Black Phone” for Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. Derrickson will also co-write the adapted screenplay with Robert Cargill. The duo teamed on the script for “Doctor Strange” and “Sinister.” “Black Phone” is based on Joe Hill’s horror novella of the same name. The book revolves around […]
Tags: News, Universal Pictures, Joe Hill, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, Robert Cargill, The Black Phone, Blumhouse Horror Movie ` Black Phone, Black Phone for Blumhouse, Universal Pictures Derrickson, Doctor Strange and Sinister Black Phone