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Halloween Kills Producer Jason Blum On Why Sequels Are Difficult [Interview]

In 2018, Blumhouse surpassed expectations with "Halloween," David Gordon Green's sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic. Surpassing expectations wasn't anything new to Blumhouse, but the production company delivered a hit reboot that most audiences weren't expecting. Not just a hit, but more importantly, a well-liked return to the world of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Three years later, the horror icons return in "Halloween Kills." "Halloween" is one of the bigger Blumhouse titles. ...
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Blumhouse Wolfman Movie Script Still In Development With Ryan Gosling

The script for Blumhouse Pictures remake of The Wolfman starring Ryan Gosling is still in development says producer Jason Blum. The Wolfman is one of the most iconic of the Universal Monsters, having first appeared in the 1941 film starring Lon Channey Jr. In 2010, a remake starring Benenco Tel Toro in the title role opened in theaters after a very troubled production to negative reviews and was a box-office bomb. After Universal attempted to relaunch their monster's property with the critical...
Tags: Entertainment, Walking Dead, Tech, Elizabeth Banks, Sony, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Blum, Gosling, Robert Kirkman, James Wan, Josh Cooley, Blumhouse Pictures, Chloe Zhao, Benenco Tel Toro


Jason Blum Is As Upset As You No One Saw Upgrade, Offers Update On TV Adaptation

"Upgrade" is getting an upgrade. When the bonkers-in-Yonkers sci-fi action film, written and directed by Leigh Whannell, released in 2018, it received a pithy welcome at the box office, though critics like /Film's Matt Donato had a good time with it. Whannell moved onto his bombshell hit "The Invisible Man" in 2020, and now that the dust has settled on the (pardon the pun) universal fanfare and praise surrounding the resurrected Universal Monsters franchise-launcher, the writer-director has sign...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Chris Anderson, Grey, Yonkers, Tim Walsh, Blumhouse, Blum, Asha, Logan Marshall Green, Marshall Green, Matt Donato, James Roland


The Daily Stream: You're All Sleeping On The Power

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "The Power"Where You Can Stream It: Shudder, AMC PlusThe Pitch: "The Power" is not Corinna Faith's first feature. She made "Ashes" in 2005, but "The Power" is an evolution of sorts in storytelling from the young director. So many indie horror films are not given their flowers until nearly a decade or so later, when the bli...
Tags: London, Movies, Stephen King, Power, Britain, Williams, Leigh Whannell, Terry, East London, Val, Carrie, Gustavo Hernandez, Val Rose Williams, Corinna Faith, Terry Nuala McGowan, Laura Bellingham


James Wan Reacts To Stephen King Praising Malignant

Stars -- they're just like us! They want senpai to notice them, too. "Saw" and "The Conjuring" creator James Wan, in a fit of fanboy zeal on Instagram, posted his reaction to horror novelist Stephen King's praise of his film.Under his IG handle "creepypuppet" (Hello, Billy!), Wan shared an Instagram screenshot of the "Doctor Sleep" novelist's good tidings. King, who needs no handle other than his name, tweeted, "I watched MALIGNANT on HBO and thought it was brilliant." Wan, clearly overwhelmed b...
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Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Loses Director Chris Columbus

It's weird how waiting for the "Five Nights At Freddy's" movie has felt like an actual level of the game. You're alone (because so few of your friends care), the night stretches on (by "night" we mean years), and bad news pops up like horrifying animatronic monsters when you least expect it. Is this some sort of elaborate ARG, is there a 10-year marketing plan for this movie? Probably not, but we need some sort of hope to hold onto if we're going to keep this dream alive. We've been reporting on...
Tags: Movies, News, Reddit, Lgbtq, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Nicolas Cage, Scott, Freddy, Blumhouse, Blum, Willy, Mike Flanagan, Chris Columbus, Scott Cawthon, Cawthon


The Best TV Shows And Movies Coming To HBO Max In October 2021

October is right around the corner, so I hope you're ready for some pumpkins! It's the spookiest month of the year, full of tricks, treats, and/or ghosts. And it will also be bringing with it a whole new slew of titles to HBO Max. In keeping with the holiday season, some of those titles will be horror-centric. But there are plenty of non-horror movies dropping as well, including some pretty big blockbusters. So let's take a look at the TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in October 2021.  Dune...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, Guantanamo Bay, Tim Burton, US, America, Earth, Fbi, United States, Paris, Beverly Hills, James Gandolfini, Lincoln, Sherlock Holmes, Venice


12 Awesome Sci-Fi Movies That Never Got Sequels

Many of the greatest science fiction franchises of all-time have benefitted from multiple cinematic installments that help expand their mythologies. Not every sequel to "Star Wars," "Star Trek," and "Alien" is great, but few would argue that their legacies are isolated to just one film. Occasionally, a sequel is even better than the original; recent films like "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Blade Runner 2049" surpassed expectations and became classics in their own right.But not every sci-fi series ge...
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5 Horror Movies To Stream If You Loved Malignant

James Wan is back in the horror game. Carrying his "Aquaman" clout straight into the bonkers genre project that he's seemingly always longed to do, the "Insidious" director has returned to the horror game with a big swing in the form of "Malignant." In a chat with Bloody Disgusting, Wan credits a handful of Italian and horror-centric directors, calling his latest "my version of a Giallo." He applies an apt metaphor to elaborate:"The best way I describe 'Malignant' is, growing up in the late '80s...
Tags: Movies, Sydney, Mpaa, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Leigh Whannell, Horror Movies, Maddie, Robert Altman, Daniel, Luke, Holly, Gabriel, Rex Reed, Jennifer Connelly, Yonkers, Sam Raimi


Horror Movies To Watch If You Loved The Invisible Man

In ways both great and unfortunate, Leigh Whannell's "The Invisible Man" was a perfect pre-COVID-19 watch. Its protagonist, the indelible Cecilia Kass (Elizabeth Moss), is tormented by a camouflaged evil — one that infiltrates and corrupts every inch of the house she occupies, rendering her normal life meaningless. But the illness that Kass' ex, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Taylor-Cohen), represents is less pathogen than pathological; he is a gaslighter with psychotic tendencies, a man whose brillianc...
Tags: Movies, California, America, David, Franco, Creep, TNT, Leigh Whannell, Spielberg, Sarah Paulson, David Fincher, Lola, Eden, Adrian, Cam, Jefferson Airplane


‘The Night House’ Star Rebecca Hall Shares What Really Scares Her [Interview]

When I spoke with Rebecca Hall about her latest film, director David Bruckner’s The Night House , it had been a busy day for the actress. As is wont to happen during press junkets, things were running a bit behind schedule. So, after a brief wait, I dove head-first into the deep end with some tough questions. It’s that kind of horror movie, one that demands actual conversation and dissection. She took it like a pro, not that I’d expect any differently.  The Night House is a film that sets...
Tags: Movies, Features, Leigh Whannell, Rebecca Hall, Beth, David Bruckner, Night House, Beth Hall


Nicholas Hoult Will Star as Dracula's Henchman in Universal Monster Comedy Renfield

He’s played J.R.R. Tolkien, the X-Men’s Beast, and a romantic zombie—plus, we all witnessed him in Mad Max: Fury Road. Now Nicholas Hoult is adding another notch to his already impressive genre resume, signing on to star as the title character in Chris McKay’s Dracula-adjacent Universal monster movie Renfield.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Films, Tom Waits, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Chris Mckay, Jrr Tolkien, Mad Max, Francis Ford Coppola, Rick, Charlie, Nicholas Hoult, J R R Tolkien, Van Helsing


Now Scream This: Get Ready For ‘Old’ With These Streaming Horror Movies About the Elderly

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Whenever there’s a new M. Night Shyamalan release or announcement, Chris and I feel implored to compile a list of recommendations around twists. This week? We’re bucking that trend and fighting our urges. Since Old is this week’s mainstream horror draw, we’re using “old” as our streaming column key...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Stephen King, Features, Netflix, John F Kennedy, Graham, Jfk, John Lithgow, Leigh Whannell, Roma, Elvis, Chris, Rob Zombie, Campbell, Matt


How 'Saw' became a $1 billion horror franchise after nearly going straight-to-DVD, and what the producers have planned for the future

Lionsgate The recently released "Spiral" has pushed the "Saw" franchise past $1 billion at the global box office. Insiders detailed how it got there after the first movie almost went straight to DVD. The franchise's producers say they have more movies in mind and aren't ruling out TV. See more stories on Insider's business page. The story of "Saw" has as many twists and turns as the horror franchise itself.When the first movie, directed by James Wan, was released in 2004, it w...
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Spiral: From the Book of Saw Sets Exclusive Streaming Debut on Starz

It has been nearly two weeks since Darren Lynn Bousman’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw made its theatrical release, and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Lionsgate has officially partnered with Starz for the streaming debut of the Chris Rock-led horror feature. The latest installment to the long-running horror franchise has been set to launch exclusively on Starz on October 8, just in time for this year’s Halloween season. This marks the film’s first U.S. pay window. As part of Spiral’...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Lionsgate, Movie News, Saw, Starz, Streaming


The Jigsaw Legacy: How the ‘Saw’ Franchise Defined Horror in the ’00s and Laid the Groundwork for Blockbuster Careers

The Saw franchise is back, with the marquee names of Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson injecting some new life into it.   After a one-year coronavirus delay, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is finally bound for theaters this Friday. There was a time in the 2000s when every October brought another bloody Saw flick; Spiral is the first film to break the series tradition of releasing right before Halloween. The Jigsaw Killer has never been a critical darling and casual viewers may not have kept up wit...
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Spiral: From the Book of Saw Opening Scene Previews Gruesome Trap

BEGIN SLIDESHOW With less than three days left to go before the theatrical release of Spiral: From the Book of Saw on May 14, Lionsgate has released the opening scene clip from Darren Lynn Bousman’s ninth Saw installment, providing us a preview of one of the film’s many gruesome traps. The video features an unnamed detective as he gets captured by a Jigsaw copycat with a pig mask, who chains him up by his tongue in the middle of active train tracks. Now, the detective must choose whether to...
Tags: Video, Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, Leigh Whannell, Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Ezekiel, Zeke, ComingSoon, SAW, Movie News, James Wan, Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger, Oren Koules


Dracula's BFF Renfield Joins Dark Universe in Solo Film for Universal

Early on, Universal had difficulty establishing their Dark Universe, consisting of films about Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and Jekyll/Hyde. They tried to get things popping in 2014 with Dracula Untold, but that was a financial and critical failure. Unfortunately, 2017's The Mummy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Paul Feig, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Chris Mckay, Kevin Smith, Rick, Frankenstein, Dracula, Rick And Morty, Karyn Kusama, Robert Kirkman, Jekyll Hyde, The Invisible Man, Renfield


‘Dracula’ Spin-Off ‘Renfield’ is an “Extremely Violent Comedy”

As Universal continues to revive its classic monsters, several different titles have been announced. One such title is Renfield, a movie focused on Dracula’s bug-eating minion. And according to producer Robert Kirkman, Renfield is going to be a bit different from the other upcoming Universal movies. For one thing, it’s being described as an “extremely violent comedy.” After the Dark Universe crashed and burned, it looked like Universal was truly clueless about what to do with its classic mon...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Tom Waits, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Universal, Phil Lord, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Chris Mckay, Bram Stoker, Kevin Smith, Morty, Rick


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


Spiral Clip: Samuel L. Jackson & Chris Rock Lead New Saw Film

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Lionsgate has released a brand new Spiral clip from Darren Lynn Bousman’s latest installment to the long-running horror franchise Saw, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. The video provides us a glimpse into the father-and-son dynamic of Jackson and Rock’s characters, who will both soon find themselves trapped in Jigsaw’s many games. The film will be arriving in theaters on Friday, May 14. RELATED: Lionsgate Confirms American Psycho TV Show, ‘Exploring’ Saw Options Sp...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Chris Rock, Jigsaw, Lionsgate, Movie News, Samuel L. Jackson, Saw, Thriller, Video


Lionsgate Confirms American Psycho TV Show, ‘Exploring’ Saw Options

It has been 21 years since the theatrical release of Mary Harron’s cult classic American Psycho, and now Lionsgate Television chairman Kevin Beggs has confirmed that the studio is currently in the process of developing a TV series adaptation of the Christian Bale-led black comedy slasher movie. Speaking with Deadline, Beggs also went on to tease the potential TV spinoff of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Saw franchise, revealing that it’s one of the many titles they’re planning to explore for te...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Christian Bale, Leigh Whannell, Chris Rock, David Fincher, Tobin Bell, Patrick, Lionsgate Television, Bret Easton Ellis, Chloe Sevigny, Patrick Bateman, Lionsgate TV, Mary Harron, American Psycho, ComingSoon


Things Are Going Sideways in New Spiral: From the Book of Saw Poster

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Things are going sideways in new Spiral: From the Book of Saw poster With just a few weeks left until the arrival of the long-awaited Chris Rock-fronted installment of the horror franchise, Lionsgate has debuted a new poster for Spiral: From the Book of Saw teasing that things are going sideways as a new game begins. The new poster can be viewed in a gallery below! RELATED: Spiral: From the Book of Saw Trailer: A New Game Begins In the ninth installment of the Saw seri...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Jackson, Leigh Whannell, Chris Rock, Zoie Palmer, ComingSoon, James Wan, Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger, Wynonna Earp, Minghella, Oren Koules, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mark Burg, Daniel Heffner


‘Renfield’: Universal’s ‘Dracula’ Spin-Off Finds Director in ‘Tomorrow War’ Helmer Chris McKay

Universal Pictures’ Renfield has found a new master. Chris McKay, whose Chris Pratt-led action flick The Tomorrow War releases this summer, has been tapped to direct and produce Renfield, a Universal monster movie about Dracula’s unhinged henchman. Deadline reports that Chris McKay is in talks to direct and produce Renfield, taking over from the previously reported director Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman). Renfield is based on an original story outline from Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Universal, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pratt, Leigh Whannell, Chris Mckay, Deadline, McKay, Fletcher, Van Helsing, Dracula, Blumhouse, Robert Kirkman, James Wan, Renfield


Renfield: Chris McKay in Talks to Direct Movie About Dracula’s Henchman

“Chris McKay”  by Gage Skidmore  is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Renfield: Chris McKay in talks to direct film about Dracula’s henchman Ahead of The Tomorrow War‘s premiere this coming July, it looks like director Chris McKay is setting up his next high-profile project with Universal Pictures. According to Deadline, McKay has entered negotiations to helm one of the studio’s upcoming monster movies, Renfield, which centers around Dracula’s infamous henchman. Should the deal push through, McKay ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Tom Waits, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pratt, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Chris Mckay, Mel Brooks, Elisabeth Moss, Bram Stoker, Universal Pictures, Elizabeth, Francis Ford Coppola


NEON Acquires Ryan Gosling-Led Mystery Thriller The Actor

NEON acquires Ryan Gosling-led mystery thriller The Actor Nearly two months after development of the project was first introduced, NEON has officially acquired the rights to Duke Johnson’s adaptation of Donald E. Westlake’s Memory, entitled The Actor, with Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (First Man) leading the project. RELATED: Ryan Gosling to Lead Duke Johnson’s The Actor Stranded in 1950s Ohio after a brutal attack, actor Paul Cole (Gosling), suffering from severe memory loss, struggles to f...
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New Saw Film Currently in Active Development at Twisted Pictures!

New Saw film currently in active development at Twisted Pictures! As if fans weren’t already excited enough for the Chris Rock-fronted installment of the hit horror franchise, it’s been revealed that production company Twisted Pictures are currently in active development on a tenth Saw film! (Via JoBlo) RELATED: Lionsgate Announces 4K UHD Edition of Saw Unrated! Though plot details are, understandably, being kept under wraps for the time being, news of the project comes as a listing in the...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Leigh Whannell, Chris Rock, James Wan, Wan, Oren Koules, Whannell, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mark Burg, Twisted Pictures


Lionsgate Announces 4K UHD Edition of Saw Unrated!

Lionsgate announces 4K UHD edition of Saw Unrated! As fans gear up for the return of the beloved horror franchise with the Chris Rock-led ninth installment in May, Lionsgate is getting the hype train rolling early for Spiral as they have announced that the original, unrated version of Saw is coming back to audiences for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on May 11! RELATED: Spiral: From the Book of Saw Trailer: A New Game Begins 4K and Blu-ray Special Features: Game Changer: The Legacy of SA...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Leigh Whannell, Chris Rock, Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Elwes, ComingSoon, James Wan, Wan, Whannell, Darren Lynn Bousman, Shawnee Smith, Actor Cary Elwes Audio Commentary, Mark Burg Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules Blu


Spiral: From the Book of Saw Trailer: A New Game Begins

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Spiral: From the Book of Saw Trailer: A new game begins On the heels of announcing a May release date and a series of chilling new character posters for the latest installment in the iconic horror franchise, Lionsgate has debuted the official trailer for Spiral: From the Book of Saw, teasing that a new game is beginning! The trailer, which can be viewed below, also sees further references to where the film sits in the overall storyline of the series, addressing John Kram...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Chris Rock, Movie News, Trailer