With Sinister 2 making headlines with its trailer premiere, we thought that this would be a more than appropriate time to post some really badass Sinister fan art for you cats to enjoy! Revel in the spooky!
Ciaran Foy (Citadel) is directing Sinister 2, which Focus Features will release nationwide domestically on Friday, August 21, 2015. Scott Derrickson, director of Sinister, penned the Sinister 2 screenplay with C. Robert Cargill, with whom he also wrote the original film.
In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death. James Ransone, who portrayed the concerned sheriff’s deputy in Sinister, is reprising his character in Sinister 2.
Sinister, which starred Ethan Hawke, was released domestically by Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, in 2012 and earned over $48 million; the movie’s worldwide gross was $82 million.
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When it comes to the status of Guillermo del Toro’s Haunted Mansion movie for Disney, things have been as silent as a tomb. That changes today though as The Wrap is reporting that Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Del Toro‘s film based on the much beloved attraction.
Haunted Mansion has been in development at Disney for several years, as the project was first announced at Comic-Con in July 2010.
D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity) is currently working on the script for the supernatural family film.
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Some quick “Preacher” news has just come in, as Deadline is reporting that “True Blood” alumna Lucy Griffiths has joined the cast of AMC’s pilot, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic. No word yet on who she’ll be playing.
The project, from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Sony TV, and AMC Studios, is about Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper is still in negotiations), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
In addition Ian Colletti, was cast as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.
It never seems to end…
Emmy-winning actor Richard Dysart passed away this past Sunday at his home after a long illness, according to his wife. He was 86 years old.
Dysart is most known to horror fans for his role as Dr. Copper in John Carpenter’s The Thing. He was also the voice of Cogliostro in the animated Spawn series and was Isely in the 1979 sci-fi/horror Prophecy.
Dysart started his acting career in the 50′s but really became active in the 60′s. He was perhaps best known for portraying Leland McKenzie on NBC’s legal drama L.A. Law.
Our deepest condolences.
Years after being announced, it sounds as if there’s finally movement on Disney’s second attempt at Haunted Mansion, the feature film based on the super fun dark ride at the Disney parks.
Just as his directorial debut Lost River hits theaters this weekend, Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro‘s Haunted Mansion, says TheWrap.
Interestedly, the site says that Gosling and del Toro have developed a close friendship of late, with the Mexican filmmaker moderating a panel with Gosling at SXSW last month to discuss the making of “Lost River.” The duo were also photographed together at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, where they rode the Haunted Mansion ride in addition to Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.
Haunted Mansion has been in development at Disney for several years, as the project was first announced at Comic-Con in July 2010.
D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity) is currently working on the script for the supernatural family film.
The last we heard, del Toro was having problems “cracking” the screenplay.
Since August 1969, foolish mortals have dared to trespass on the macabre grounds of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. A hallowed landmark in Disneyland’s New Orleans square, it’s the dwelling place of 999 happy haunts dying to meet new visitors each day. The plantation-style of the mansion’s facade is a sweet deception for visitors. Inside, ghostly doom buggies line the hallways. Since its construction, the mysteries of the mansion have transcended the attraction with stories surfacing about horrifying encounters with the supernatural. Versions of the daunting edifice have been built at other Disney theme parks in Orlando, Tokyo and Paris.
Hot on the heels of the first clip from Jurassic World which we showed you this morning, comes a new still featuring three of our heroes in what looks to be a really bad position.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Judy Greer star in the film, which will be released June 12th in 3D by Universal Pictures.
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Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg and Thomas Tull executive produce, and Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World.
This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.
MTV has unveiled the title treatment from its upcoming series based on the Scream franchise and it looks, well, like the Scream logo. Look for the trailer to premiere during this Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards when Bella Thorne, who appears in the network’s “Scream” pilot as an homage to Drew Barrymore‘s iconic “Do you like scary movies?” scene, presents it.
The new MTV series centers around a YouTube video going viral that soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.
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“The Killing’s” Bex Taylor-Klaus plays Aubrey Jensen. Also starring in the series are Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf, and Joel Gretsch. Jamie Travis directed the pilot.
Jill Blotevogel (“Harper’s Island”) is executive producer and showrunner; she also rewrote the original script by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin. Under the Dimension TV production umbrella, Harvey and Bob Weinstein executive produce. Additional executive producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.
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It was torture watching all of the “Preacher” casting going down while I was out of town. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic is easily one of my all-time favs, especially given that it actually ended (I’m looking at you “The Walking Dead”) and had some fantastic one-shots. With AMC getting behind a series, I want to explode in excitement, especially with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg collaborating. It’s gonna be dope.
Anyways, tons of casting has been going down for the pilot presentation.
Dominic Cooper continues to be in negotiations for the lead in the project, Jesse Custard, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
“True Blood” alumna Lucy Griffiths is the newest member, says Deadline, and will play Emily, a no-nonsense single mother of three, a waitress, the church organist, bookkeeper, and Jesse’s loyal right hand.
Ian Colletti was also recently cast as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.
Candyman director Bernard Rose is back with his own version of Frankenstein, starring Xavier Samuel (Twilight, Adore, Fury), Carrie-Ann Moss (The Matrix Trilogy) and Danny Huston (“American Horror Story”, Big Eyes) in this modern day adaptation of the classic tale by Mary Shelley.
“Frankenstein is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.”
Rose directed from his original script based on the Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Xavier Samuel stars as the Monster, with Carrie-Ann Moss as Elizabeth Frankenstein, Danny Huston as Victor Frankenstein, and Tony Todd as Eddie, reuniting with his Candyman director Rose.
Special Effects Make-up was designed by six-time Emmy nominee Randy Westgate (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
Frankenstein will world premiere this coming weekend at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
We’ve been talking about The Barber around here for a few months, and the film is now ready to make a house call! Read on for all the details you need regarding its DVD and Blu-ray premiere in a few weeks.
From the Press Release:
Arc Entertainment presents THE BARBER, a dramatic thriller starring Scott Glenn (Netflix’s “Daredevil”, Silence of the Lambs) and Chris Coy (“The Walking Dead”). On April 28th, bring home the hair-raising thriller on Blu-ray and DVD.
Eugene van Wingerdt (Scott Glenn) is a small-town barber hiding a dark secret. Twenty years earlier he was arrested for several gruesome murders but was released due to insufficient evidence. The detective in charge of the case killed himself in despair. Now the detective’s son is in town with a few secrets of his own. Is he seeking revenge or hoping to learn at the feet of the master? Through the film’s myriad twists and turns, you’ll realize there’s much more to evil than you ever could imagine. The Blu-ray and DVD will also include deleted and extended scenes and an alternate ending.
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With so many various Frankenstein projects out there right now, it’s hard to keep them all straight, but today we have a first look at one of them, Bernard Rose’s version starring Xavier Samuel, and hopefully having a face to put with the name will help keep this one fresh in your minds.
Along with Samuel (Twilight, Adore, Fury), Carrie-Ann Moss (the Matrix trilogy) and Danny Huston (“American Horror Story,” Big Eyes) co-star in this modern day adaptation of the classic tale by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein will world premiere this coming weekend at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
Rose directed from his original script based on Shelley’s novel. Samuel stars as the Monster, Moss as Elizabeth Frankenstein, Huston as Victor Frankenstein, and Tony Todd as Eddie, reuniting with his Candyman director Rose. The special effects make-up was designed by six-time Emmy nominee Randy Westgate (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
FRANKENSTEIN is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.
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John McNaughton earned a cult following and mass critical acclaim for his unflinching look into the heart of darkness, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990). With that film McNaughton garnered all kinds of controversy and single-handedly defined the serial killer genre. Henry and its follow-up, The Borrower (1991), led to McNaughton being strongly embraced by the horror community. But more than just a horror director, McNaughton is a true filmmaker through and through, and he worked outside of the genre until his “Masters of Horror” episode Haeckel’s Tale in 2006.
Now the revered filmmaker returns to the genre with The Harvest, a rural gothic tale that I really loved when I saw it at last year’s Fantastia Fest (review). It’s his first feature film in over a decade (in between he did a lot of theater and television work), but before The Harvest, McNaughton almost directed a prequel to Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street that at the time had the horror world buzzing, even if there wasn’t much information on which to speculate.
I recently had the chance to talk to McNaughton about The Harvest and during our conversation this defunct Nightmare prequel came up. What happened to it? Why did New Line back off? What dark secret caused one of the horror genre’s most beloved filmmakers from directing one of its most beloved franchises?
The answer is more disturbing than you can possibly imagine…
John McNaughton: “I started thinking about what we haven’t seen before and the idea came of well, where did Freddy [Krueger] come from before he returned in the first picture? Hell. Nothing could keep me from going to Hell and the idea of actually setting a story in Hell, that to me, I was just like a pig in shit.”
New Line had just made, what’s his name…the comedian that gets so little respect and makes so much money…”
“Yeah and it was one of his goofy comedies…Little something or other…there was a number of scenes in Hell and it was his first comedy that didn’t do to well.”
“Right, and after that didn’t do too well, New Line didn’t want to go back to Hell. So I basically told them to go to Hell. Just the idea of being under the thumb of the studio and being called on to satisfy genre expectations, it’s not something that would make me happy. They were unwilling to go to Hell with me and it just came apart.”
Thanks a lot, Adam Sandler!!!
Check back later this week for our full interview with John McNaughton!
This newest promo teaser for Fox’s upcoming “Scream Queens” series moves away from the bubblegum antics of the previous videos we’ve seen and instead travels to the darker side with a bit of knifeplay from co-star Emma Roberts.
The ensemble cast includes Lea Michele, Nasim Pedrad, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, Oliver Hudson, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande, and Abigail Breslin. Slated to premiere in the fall with 15 episodes, “Scream Queens” revolves around a college campus rocked by a series of murders.
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The Fox comedy-horror anthology series hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Ryan Murphy Television. Murphy will exec produce with “Glee’s” Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, and Dante Di Loreto.
We recently learned that Universal Studios is looking to reboot all of their iconic monster properties, eventually bringing them together in a shared universe. They’re currently working on a modern day upgrade of The Mummy, and today we’ve got the scoop on their next undertaking. Read on!
The Tracking Board reports that Scarlett Johansson is being eyed to star in Universal’s upcoming Creature from the Black Lagoon remake, and she’s currently being courted to play the lead role that Julie Adams made famous in the 1954 original.
The film will be a remake of Jack Arnold’s sci-fi horror classic that set the tone for many monster movies that would follow. The story depicted a group of scientists that discover a dangerous prehistoric creature that is part human and part fish while on an expedition in the Amazon.
Creature from the Black Lagoon is taking shape at Universal, with Larger Than Life and Strike Entertainment producing. Gary Ross, Robin Bissell, Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce, with a screenplay by Jeff Blitz, Gary Ross, Tedi Sarafian and Paul Schering. Leslie Urdang, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Jay Polidoro will oversee development for the studio.
In 2014, Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan were hired by the studio to structure the new Universal universe. Although it is currently unclear which films will be included, it has been revealed that the 2010 film The Wolfman would not be a part of the series. As for Dracula Untold, it may or may not be.
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A new promo teaser has arrived for Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” and it provides a bit of history on the occult. Is there any better way to spend a Thursday afternoon than boning up on mystical matters?
“Penny Dreadful” begins its 10-episode second season run on Sunday, May 3, at 10PM ET/PT.
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In the upcoming season Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear), and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own.
Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.
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Those of you familiar with Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka’s incredible series “Gotham Central” should know that Rucka has an affinity for Rene Montoya, so when “Convergence: The Question” was announced, there were murmurs that perhaps this “event” would be a good thing, and it’s true, this is a very very good thing.
WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka
ART BY: Cully Hammer
PUBLISHER: DC Comics
RELEASE: 8 April 2015
So this whole Convergence thing, Brainiac has taken all the possible worlds of the DC Multiverse and contained them within certain domes. The entire world isn’t contained but rather just cities. Each week during the event different realties play out in battle against one another. The characters within the dome are very aware of the converging realties.
This setup allows Greg Rucka to channel many threads from “Gotham Central” to further complicate the relationship shared between Rene Montoya and Harvey Dent. He wastes no time jumping into the thick of the story. The result is a complicated interplay between one of Batman’s most complicated villains and tragic reality of being The Question.
Harvey being obsessed with duality is convinced that life has no meaning in the dome. He tries to kill himself every night, but thanks to chance he never succeeds. Now, with the revelation that there is another Dent somewhere inside the dome, he makes it his mission to track himself down for an assisted suicide.
The concept is fantastic and feels well motivated by the relationship between the two main characters. It’s also incredibly refreshing to see these characters acting in new ways, disillusioned with this new contained reality. It calls into question not just the motivations of the heroes, but the villains as well. What’s the purpose when life has no consequences.
Cully Hammer’s depiction of this new trapped reality is fantastic and well realized. Seeing his version of Two-Face with a beard was an awesome little treat I never knew I wanted. But his physical language in the characters is really the reason to pick this issue up. Everything has a beautifully fluid sense of motion that only lets up when the angles get tighter. His ability to create a somber expression on the disfigured face of Harvey Dent is something to be celebrated. His work brings more nuance to the character than previously thought possible.
Overall, you don’t need to be acquainted with Rucka’s past writing in the Dc universe to enjoy this story, but if you are you’ll be pleasantly rewarded. All the same this pocketed story in previous continuity is an incredibly enjoyable ride that might make you long for the days before the New 52.
Valiant Entertainment has been quietly carving out their own superhero universe for a few years now, and all of their books are daring to be different. With unique creative teams and even more unique stories, Valiant is nothing to write off. So consider this: they’re now getting into the game of killing off their heroes. Will these changes stick? Only time will tell, until then we’ve got “Book of Death.”
Beginning with in July with the BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern), superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER,Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice), BOOK OF DEATHcontinues throughout the summer with four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents! Colliding the next two thousand years of history against the most powerful heroes of today, the summer’s must-read comics event starts here in July as a new Geomancer emerges to build a bridge to the future of the Valiant Universe!
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.
Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.
Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?
“In the tradition of Valiant’s original RAI #0, BOOK OF DEATH is going to reveal glimpses of the future of the Valiant Universe and, with it, many of the monumental events and occurrences that our heroes will face,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Major characters will die, while others will be introduced for the very first time. The loves, the losses, and the betrayals that await our biggest characters…it all starts here. For the Geomancer, this future has already happened and, in each issue, we will see more of the events that shaped her life revealed. BOOK OF DEATH will have an immediate impact on not only the stories that follow it in 2015, but on the next decade of the Valiant Universe as well.”
Also coming in July, the future of the Valiant Universe continues with four visionary tales of present and future torn directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators – Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, IMPERIUM), Matt Kindt (NINJAK, RAI) & Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, IMPERIUM) & Kano (THE DELINQUENTS), and Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS) & Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS, IVAR, TIMEWALKER) – as they come aboard the summer’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s biggest heroes! From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
ON SALE IN JULY
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
ON SALE IN AUGUST
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER
Ahead of tomorrow’s premiere of Marvel’s Daredevil. Netflix has revealed horn-head’s actual well, horn-head. Early promotional material has been solely focused on the black mask getup that Murdock would wear in his early battle on crime, but we knew that the red suit would eventually be coming. Now, after a leak online last night Netflix has responded with a promo video that shows off the suit in all its glory.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) April 9, 2015
We’ve already seen the first five episodes, and they’re pretty much perfect.
Here’s a belated Easter treat that we thought was really well made, and also pretty damn cool.
Film Hounds created a faux Cadbury Creme Egg’s television spot that spoofs Ridley Scott’s Alien!
“In the darkest corner of the Deep Space Cadbury Mining System…something has awakened. A short, fictional film by Tim Osgood and Adam Martin. Made for Easter, fans of the Alien films and Creme Egg lovers!”
Now that’s an Easter Egg we would’t want to find…
The lead up to Josh Trank’s reboot of the Fantastic Four is noticeably quiet. Details are scarce and with only a few months to release things don’t really seem likely to change anytime soon. Despite this, what has been revealed is thought provoking and holds a lot of promise. Trank’s comments on drawing influence from David Cronenberg is enough to get any horror fan in the door, but without much footage of this body horror, it’s tough to say if he’ll deliver.
Now, Empire has scored an exclusive look at Jamie Bell’s The Thing, from the upcoming reboot. The costume is anything but friendly and inspires a twinge of Cronenberg at first glance. Imagine being trapped in a craggy rock suit for the rest of your life, the sheer disillusion you’d have with your own form would be devastating.
Empire had this to say “It’s a world away from the slightly rubbery suit that Michael Chiklis donned for the two FF movies back in 2005 and 2007. This time, Trank went down the mo-cap route, with Bell donning the dotted leotard, to better impart the rocky-skinned The Thing with Grimm’s personality and mannerisms. “Jamie in real life is a tough guy,” Trank told Empire recently. “He exudes this strength. Ben is Reed’s best friend in the archetypal, spiritual way, and you want that character to have that warmth and that strength.”