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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 129: Disturbed "Stupify"

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:30

We’re going to go back to the beginning of the 21st century for this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week by showing our appreciation for Disturbed‘s “Stupify” from their 2000 album The Sickness. The track was the band’s first single from their debut studio album, which has since gone on to achieve 4x Platinum status, making it their most successful album.

It’s an awesome song from an awesome album and it deserves to be recognized. So, without further ado, head on below to check out “Stupify”!


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Bill Cosby Can Do Some Mean Metal Air Drumming! (Random Cool)

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:00

When he’s not all about the Jell-O Pudding Pops, it seems that our favorite family-friendly comedian Bill Cosby is all about some blistering metal! In below’s highly entertaining video, which was put together by YouTube user Aaron Paul, several clips of Cosby have been spliced together to make it look like he’s air drumming along to Anup Sastry‘s “The Boss Level”, which has been appropriately renamed “The Cos Level”.

Get your Bo Bop Zippity Zop on down below!


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Psst, Here's A New Trailer For The Horror Game 'Caffeine'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:22

We have a new trailer for the eerie indie horror game Caffeine, which recently made its way to Indiegogo. The game follows a young boy who wakes up alone on a caffeine mining station as something lurks in the shadows of each empty corridor and darkened room. Like its predecessors, this teaser is comprised entirely of in-game footage, and unfortunately, it also doesn’t offer much of the horror aspect.

I recently played through the demo for Caffeine and I had quite a bit of fun with it. Even though — for the most part — nothing is happening, there’s a general sense of uneasiness that permeates every room. Evil has a presence, and it’s made more effective by the fact that I have no idea what it is that’s in the station.

For more Caffeine, follow it on Steam Greenlight or check it out on Indiegogo.

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[TV] Syfy Passes on "High Noon," Picks Up "12 Monkeys"

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:11

Syfy has given a series order to “12 Monkeys,” a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, reports Deadline, who also shared the first ever image.

The project, written/co-executive produced by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (“Nikita”) has received a 12-episode order for a January 2015 premiere. “12 Monkeys” was one of two pilots most recently ordered by Syfy. The other, Bryan Fuller’s “High Noon,” is not going forward.

’12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Kirk MatalasFickettAcevedo also star.

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New 'Jinn' Clip Sees Double

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:07

In this new clip from Jinn, now in theaters via Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing, Shawn begins the test of his life, and encounters an evil that has taken an unexpected form.

The supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the Jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.

Jinn stars Dominic Rains (“Flight 93”), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Elysium”) and William Atherton (“Die Hard”).

In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire. For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the Jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.

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Life Of Agony Confirms More Appearances

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:49

Hard rockers Life Of Agony had recently announced that they would be performing at Belgium’s Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal festival, their first appearance since singer Mina Caputo came out as transgender in 2011. Now the band has announced that there will be three other European shows where they will perform.

The lineup will be the River Runs Red era, which features guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan Robert and drummer Sal Abruscato.

You can see the updated tour dates below.

- Hamburg, Germany’s Elb-Riot Festival with Machine Head on Saturday, August 16th
- Herford, Germany’s X-Rockfest Festival (also with Machine Head) on Sunday, August 17th
- A headlining festival date, to be announced shortly, on Saturday, August 9th


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Brooding First Trailer for 'Jamie Marks is Dead'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:06

Bloody Disgusting tipster Fabien M. just sent me the sales trailer for the Sundance thriller Jamie Marks is Dead, which was directed by The Ruins‘ Carter Smith.

In the pic, “No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.

Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty and Liv Tyler star.

Ryan Daley was not a fan out of the premiere.

Watch for acquisition news as it comes in.

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NSFW: The Tower Go Grindhouse With "Exile"

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:00

What would a Friday be without some murder, some breasts, and some grindhouse, am I right? Well, lucky for us we can get all of that and more in the new video “Exile” from Sweden’s The Tower! The track comes from the band’s upcoming album Hic Abundant Records, which gets its N. American release on April 15th. You can watch this psychedelic, phantasmagoric journey below.

You can preorder Hic Abundant Leones via Bad Omen Records.


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'Project X' Star to Party In the 'Amityville' House!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:15

TWC-Dimension’s Amityville is becoming a full house…

Project X‘s Thomas Mann, pictured above center, and “Melissa & Joey” star Taylor Spreitler are the latest to be cast in the Amityville Horror sequel, which began shooting in Los Angeles this week, Dread Central reports.

They join the previously announced Jennifer Jason Leigh, McKenna Grace, Bella Throne and Cameron Monaghan.

Leigh stars as lead character Joan, a single mother who moves her three kids into the Amityville house, which of course has a very dark history.

Maniac remake director Franck Khalfoun will be getting behind the camera for the non-found-footage sequel, in theaters January 2, 2015.

Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala co-wrote the script and are expected to produce with Jason Blum.

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay's' District 13 Has a New Leader

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:08

“Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie, pictured, is replacing “American Horror Story” actress Lily Rabe as the Commander Lyme characters in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, reports Variety.

Rabe was forced drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to perform in “Much Ado about Nothing” at Shakespeare in the Park.

The Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games.

In theaters November 20, 2015, “Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

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'Oculus' Director's 'Somnia' Awakens Relativity

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:02

Relativity Media is showing even more confidence in Oculus director Mike Flanagan having just acquires U.S. rights to Somnia, a genre film from Intrepid Pictures and MICA Entertainment, says ScreenDaily.

Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane star in Somnia and Relativity plans a wide release to be announced in further detail shortly.

Somnia derived from a screenplay Flanagan co-wrote with Jeff Howard “about an orphaned child whose dreams and nightmares take physical shape as he sleeps.

Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment are financing. Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D Johnson serve as producers. Mali Elfman and D Scott Lumpkin serve as executive producers.

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Review: Garth Ennis' 'Caliban' #1

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:00

A wicked pleasure to read, “Caliban” #1 gets the heart racing and blood pumping nonstop. Take a terrifying journey into the dark emptiness of outer space. From the demented mind that brought you “Crossed,” writer Garth Ennis brings readers a spine chilling sci-fi thriller.

WRITTEN BY: Garth Ennis
ART BY: Facundo Percio
PUBLISHER: Avatar Press
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: April 2, 2013

The mining spaceship, known as Caliban, travels across warp speed, floating between time and galaxies. This is supposed to be a routine, regular mission that should hold no excitement for the space crew. But something horribly unexpected occurs during their mind-numbingly boring space trip. The Caliban ends up crossing paths with a giant alien battleship. It’s not that the two spaceships crashed into each other. It’s just that the two ships somehow phased into each other during warp speed. The crew should be worried about what lurks in the darkness, moving from one ship to another, searching for prey.

Heavily influenced by Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, Alien, Ennis takes his own creative spin on survival horror, focusing on atmospheric tension. Ennis introduces readers to a few likable protagonists and throws in some of his witty humor. Through the thought captions of Nomi’s first-person narration, we get a sense that space is uncomfortably draining and dull. It’s a regular job with no satisfaction as Nomi wishes she were somewhere else and reminisces about her childhood memories. I thought it was hilarious that Ennis has Nomi abruptly stop her train of thought in mid-sentence and then go back to it later on.

The suspenseful narrative is told from the points of view of two female protagonists, Nomi and San. While Nomi is expressive introvert, San exudes her tough exterior with sarcasm. The banter between the two while they are working is Ennis at his best. The back and forth dialogue reveals a lot about their personality and back-story. You can’t help but relate to him, just before the horror strikes.
Artist Facundo Percio delivers well-detailed illustrations about the mining and alien spaceships. Though the ships and gadgets look futuristic, I enjoy how Percio illustrates San and Nomi working on the hi-tech machines as if they were car mechanics. San even gets her hands dirty with grease as she finishes up fixing the technical problems. These aren’t scientists up in space; they’re average, everyday blue-collar workers.

Readers can tell Percio has every inch of the spaceships mapped out. The illustrations of the two ships phased together are unbelievably impressive. Percio pushes the horror to the extreme when the artwork captures a human being locked between walls. Half of his limbs look like they have been chopped off and the victim is hurling blood from his mouth.

A terrific first installment, “Caliban” #1 is a definite must-read for sci-fi and horror fans. I can’t wait to see what Ennis and Percio have in store for readers in the next issue.

4.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Jorge Solis

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Yup, Another 'Godzilla' Spot - But Here's a Look At NECA's Toy!!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:57

Here’s an even more intense look at Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, set to destroy the world come May 16.

In addition to the new spot, NECA has released a new look at their enormous action figure, shared over at Figiures.com.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

Via Figures, NECA shares with fans a stylized photo shoot of their upcoming Modern Godzilla 12″ Head to Tail Action Figure. This 6″ tall action figure is highly detailed and as the name implies, measures 12 inches long from head to tail. He’s got over 25 points of articulation and a bendable tail. It will be priced around $21.99.

NECA’s 6″ tall Godzilla (12″ long: Head-To-Tail) action figure along with a 12″ tall Godzilla (24″ long: Head-To-Tail, SRP $49.99) are both scheduled to arrive this May in conjunction with the new movie, Godzilla.

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Review: 'Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:55

In “The Premature Burial,” Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben takes two of Edgar Allan Poe’s most suffocating (figuratively and literally) stories and spins comic book gold. There’s nothing quite like an illustration of a man buried alive to drill that concept deep into your psyche. And additionally, nothing quite like watching a man sweat as his friend seals his tomb to make you stop and gratefully inhale gulps of air.

WRITTEN BY: Richard Corben


ART BY: Richard Corben


PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics


PRICE: $3.99


RELEASE: April 2, 2014

I probably don’t need to spend too much time on the genius of Edgar Allan Poe. But he is a genius. And he knows how to construct wonderfully awful stories that gnaw at your gut. Many of his stories make you feel an overwhelming sense of fear and claustrophobia, and “The Premature Burial” is a very literal representation of those emotions. Richard Corben does a fantastic job constructing an adaptation with the same sentiments. His adaptation breeds both fear and claustrophobia, as well as insanity, psychosis, and madness.

This comic book adaptation combines elements from Poe’s classic short stories: “The Premature Burial” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” In the former, we learn of a man, slighted by his bride-to-be, angered, and driven to cause her “death.” Though, as the title would suggest, she isn’t completely dead, and wakes up to exact her revenge. The story is hectic and frenzied, which at first seems like a poor adaptation, but in the end feels more like a very purposeful tactic on the part of Corben. The tone of the story aligns with the emotions of being buried alive.

In the second part of this one-shot, Corben takes on “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe’s short story about a man who tricks his friend into walking straight into his own tomb. Montresor retells the story of how he entombed his best friend, Fortunato, several decades earlier. Although he has succeeded in getting away with the crime, he apparently decides now is the time to share his evil deed, as he is dying himself.

Corben excels at evoking emotions via facial expressions. This is where is art shines. The pure terror he conveys with one simple look is astonishing and it’s exactly what a story like this needs in order to flourish. Though his art is not my personal favorite, it works extremely well for this comic. And although I’d love to see Poe’s classic literature paired with a hyper-modern style of art, it’s just not realistic.

The subtle hysteria that Poe’s work creates in the reader’s nervous system is alarmingly delightful. Being buried alive is a horrendous thought—add to that Poe’s charming storytelling and Corben’s swift adaptation plus finely tuned art and you’ve got the makings of a genuinely frightening comic book.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Bree Ogden

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Review: '’68 Rule of War' #1

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:51

“’68 Rule of War,” the newest 4-issue installment in the “’68” comic book universe continues in the vein of Platoon and Night of the Living Dead with its wartime historical bent on zombies. Keeping it creepy, bloody, and all too real at times.

WRITTEN BY: Mark Kidwell
ART BY: Jeff Zornow

COLOR BY: Jay Fotos
PUBLISHER: Image
 Comics
PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: April 2, 2014

The comic starts off with a terrifying scene of experimental neuroscience mayhem as Doctor Than Morneau examines his latest patient—soldier turned undead killing machine—Lieutenant Rule. While this story in the “’68” series continues various plotlines from previous comics in the series such as the US soldiers in zombie/war-torn Saigon, it carves out a beastly niche of its own with the terrifying vibe of the Doctor.

The Doctor, though only appearing in a few pages, is the highlight of this issue. He is reminiscent of H.G. Wells’ Doctor Moreau in his questionable science and confusingly psychotic behavior. He succeeds in being a delightfully realistic and natural, albeit unnerving, character. Though the plotlines outside of the Doctor are interesting and achieve a decent set-up for the remainder of the series, it’s the Doctor who truly makes this issue shine as a strong horror piece.

This issue does what most first issues do: introduces our protagonist, villain, core conflict, goal for the series, and leaves on a killer cliff hanger. It could have been better, could have set up less stories and delved deeper into the main plot, but what it sets up is interesting so I’m not complaining. Plus, though not incredibly detailed, the secondary plotlines are high on gore and chaos, which is always a blast.

Jeff Zornow’s art (when it needs to be) is extremely expressive and creepy as hell, yet calm and unassuming when the story wants to rely on plot. The changes in artistic style compliment the tone of the story like all great art should. The undead are almost fun in their expressions and deteriorations. Zornow adds a fantastic dynamic to the undead that we don’t often see in comics…or really in any popular culture.

I’m excited to see where this new arc in the “’68” timeline takes us. The combination of a historical war atmosphere and the absurdity of zombies is entirely too creepy and the satanic Doctor Morneau hits high on the disturbing Richter scale.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Bree Ogden

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[Exclusive] Preview: Clive Barker's 'Next Testament' #8

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:45

Clive Barker has been on fire since his odd brush with death in 2012 due to toxic shock syndrome. Since then, he’s kept busy painting, writing novels and comics, and even has a potential Hellraiser remake in the works. There are few people working in horror today as prolific as Barker. “Next Testament” is proof that he and his creative partners are still ahead of the curve, delivering thought-provoking horror stories. If you’re not reading this series from BOOM! Studios, you’re missing out. Check out our exclusive preview for issue #8.

WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker & Mark Miller
ART BY: Haemi Jang
COVER: Goñi Montes
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: April 9, 2014

Tristan & Elspeth finally reach Providence, but after Wick’s latest strike, their efforts may be in vain. And what does Julian want in Paris?

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Review: 'Juice Squeezers' #4

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:36

Kids squashing bugs is always fun. Growing up near forests and mountains, my summer times always made it a necessity or the horse flies and mosquitoes would eat you alive. Imagine that but these critters are the sizes of dogs, deer, and buses. The Great Bug Elevator comes to a crashing and squishy conclusion in “Juice Squeezers” #4. Everything literally falls apart in spectacular fashion.

WRITTEN BY: David Lapham
ART BY: David Lapham
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: 2 April 2014

These bug-stomping tweens are scrambling from start to finish of this finale issue. Weapons of all shapes and sizes are brought out to stop the worst infestation of all time from spreading topside in the town of Weeville. The new kid Billy is cleverer than his friends gave him credit for and comes prepared for anything. Creator David Lapham has done a tremendous job wrapping up this fun mini-series while leaving enough bread crumbs for fans to come back and find down the road.

The muted color scale by Lee Loughridge is great too. The emphasis of the yellow insides of the various giant insects really highlights how gross this would be but makes it light and not horrific at the same time. Lapham’s artwork isn’t too overly detailed and isn’t too simplistic. It’s just right for the feel of this light-hearted but still kind of a monster movie. I am pleasantly reminded of the classic Monster Squad and other 1980s classics as I read this series.

David Lapham has made a kid-friendly book which seems to be rare nowadays. I’m seriously going to consider using this book to teach English to some of my students in my day job. It’s eye-catching enough to keep them interested. The story isn’t too overwrought so it’s easy to follow. And, like every good storyteller, there’s enough left to explore in the next story. I sincerely hope Juice Squeezers pops back in the not-too-distant future. I think this book can be a great gateway into this wonderful world we all know and love called comic books.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady

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'Alien Abduction' Image Gallery and Trio of Clips

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:41

Check out three clips and a new image gallery for Matty Beckerman’s Alien Abduction, a found-footage horror film now on VOD and in limited theaters from IFC Midnight.

In the pic, “A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Jillian Clare, Peter Holden, and Riley Polanski star.

The film is produced by Shark Night 3D, Hostel, Hostel: Part II and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)‘s Mike Fleiss and Reservoir Dogs‘ Lawrence Bender.

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Buy the Original 'Amityville Horror' House

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:49

Are you a super horror fan? Are you loaded? Well, you may want to look into real estate in New Jersey…

The owners of The Amityville Horror house – an iconic piece of scary movie history – have put it back on the market with a dropped asking price of $955,000, insisting it is because they are getting divorced and not because it is haunted, explains the Daily Mail.

The 10-room, colonial-style building was used for exteriors in the 1979 film and was first put on the market last year for $1.45million, then dropped to $1.35m.

Built in the 1920s, the New Jersey home is now being listed again just in time for Halloween, and despite the drop in asking price, the owners insist it is not haunted.

For the movie, a superstructure was built around the outside to make it look like the home in Amityville, New York, whose owners claimed was possessed by evil spirits.

The ‘real’ Amityville house at 112 Ocean Avenue was made famous on November 13, 1974, after police discovered six members of the DeFeo family – father, mother and four of their five children – all shot and killed execution style.
In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and Kathy’s three children then moved into the large Dutch Colonial style house.

The Lutzes’ reports of strange and horrific experiences was the basis of the book and film.

But after 28 days, the Lutzes left claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.

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'Martyrs' Remake Script Was "Spellbinding," Says Stamm

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:36

After the success of The Last Exorcism, director Daniel Stamm was tapped to remake Pascal Laugier’s deeply religious French horror Martyrs for Dimension Films.

Years later, it never came into fruition. Instead, Stamm got behind the camera for another remake, 13 Sins, which is now on all VOD platforms. In speaking with Movies, he says the Martyrs remake script was “spellbinding,” a “beautiful character study of how far you’ll go for an insane friend,” and “one of the best scripts I’ve read, probably ever.” So what happened?

..the French had done these 30 pages of just mind-numbing, repetitive violence, which is genius because it makes you feel the actual horror of that stuff, but there is no entertainment value,” says Stamm of the original film. “And so the Americans come in and go, ‘We have to spice this up and make it more entertaining,’ so suddenly it’s 30 pages of Saw that just didn’t work.

The American remake keeps both girls alive, whereas the French version kills one of the girls very early. If you keep both of them alive this gives you a really great chance to have this psychological play between them and the torturers. Everything was going great creatively, and then the call comes in. ‘The option ran out a week ago and the French producers now want so much money that we can’t make the movie.’

I think they’re now back to making the movie for like $1 million, really low budget, which I think you could almost do, it’s just there’s this philosophy in Hollywood that you can never go back budget-wise. As a filmmaker you are judged by that. And then there’s also this concept I was unaware of called plateauing, where if you’re a filmmaker who makes two movies in the same budget bracket, that becomes your thing. You are the guy for the $3 million movie, and then that’s all you do. And so my agents wouldn’t let me do the $1 million movie, because then that’s it for you, you’ll supposedly never get that bigger budget.

So, while the rights have switched hands (thankfully), it sounds as if the remake is still a go, just at a lower budget. Do you guys want to see this? I’m curious to see if the dark finale remains intact…

The 2009 film, which had shades of Rosemary’s Baby, followed Lucie, now 25 years old, who sets out to get revenge on the people who attacked and permanently scarred her when she was only 10 years old.

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