Eerie Full Trailer for Amazon’s Upcoming Horror Series LORE and Episode Details

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"Be gone from this house!"

Amazon Studios has released the first full trailer for their new horror series Lore. The show is based on a popular podcast and it combines "documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to explore the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls."

Each of the six episodes of the series will be based on fan-favorite episodes from the podcast. Here are the details of each the episodes:

They Made a Tonic

Before we knew how disease spread, medicine was as much superstition as it was science. And in the small New England towns of the 1800s, there is a belief that consumption can only be stopped by making sure the dead are actually dead.

Echoes

Dr. Walter Freeman is the father of the icepick lobotomy. He believes the ten-minute procedure will all but end the need for the mental hospital. He has the best of intentions but winds up creating an entirely new kind of horror story.

Black Stockings

In 19th century Ireland, folklore has a strong hold. Michael Cleary is convinced his wife, Bridget, has been replaced by a fairy called a changeling. And his belief drives him to the most extreme act.

Passing Notes

In 19th century America, at the height of the Spiritualist Movement, a haunted house is not just the stuff of ghost stories. Many believe the dead can talk and, sometimes, will come back from the other side to wreak havoc on the living.

The Beast Within

Werewolves are now movie monsters. But they were once thought to be all too real. In 1589, villagers in Bedburg, Germany, are convinced that a werewolf is killing women and children only to discover the killer is really one of their own.

Unboxed

Robert Gene Otto is a child without friends. That is, until he receives a doll as a gift. He names the doll after himself, Robert. They become fast friends and soon the boy believes the doll is real. But to everyone else...Robert the Doll is a curse.

As a fan of the horror genre and having a fascination with true-life supernatural stories, I'm incredibly excited about this series. It looks like it's going to be awesome and offer some fun freaky thrills.

The cast for the series includes Robert Patrick, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Adam Goldberg, Holland Roden, Colm Feore and Campbell Scott.

The show comes from the executive producer of The X-Files Glen Morgan along with Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci

The series is set to premiere on Friday the 13th next month on Amazon Prime. Watch the trailer and let us know if this looks like a series you'll be watching.

J.J. Abrams Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ – Release Date Changes to 12/20/19

by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

It’s far from the most exciting news, but J.J. Abrams, the man responsible for introducing us to us Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren, Constable Zuvio, the lovable BB-8 and the dastardly Supreme Leader Snoke is stepping back behind the camera once again for Star Wars Episode IX. Abrams steps in for recently departed director Colin Trevorrow. While I think this is a good choice, (especially if this means Abrams has a little more time to work all of the story kinks out) it’s certainly not what many were hoping for, i.e. a woman or person of color (which is a valid criticism). Abrams will work with Oscar winning writer, Chris Terrio (Argo), on the script for Episode IX. Hopefully with Abrams collaborating the script ends up more like Argo and less like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Abrams coming back in to the fold to complete the trilogy is exactly what Lucasfilm needs right now, a safe and known commodity whom they seem to trust. After all, he did deliver them the highest grossing film NOT directed by someone with the last name Cameron. After parting ways with Chris Lord and Phil Miller and now Trevorrow a few short months later, Lucasfilm is quickly developing a reputation as an unfriendly place for creatives, especially when you pair the (seemingly justifiable) firing of Josh Trank and sidelining Gareth Edwards in favor of Tony Gilroy to direct the re-shoots for Rogue One. Between Rian Johnson quietly putting the finishing touches on The Last Jedi, Ron Howard completing work on the Untitled Han Solo Film and Abrams now at work on Episode IX, they buy themselves quite a bit of time for the director controversy fires to die down.

I certainly had issues with The Force Awakens, it wasn’t a perfect film, it had warts and certain parts could certainly have been executed better, but ultimately it FELT like Star Wars in a way that the Prequel Trilogy never did. I’m honestly excited to see what Abrams is able to accomplish with this final film now that he and Johnson have set these characters on their respective paths.

Official Release:
J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.
“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

Wonderfully Magical New Trailer For Pixar’s COCO – “Find Your Voice”

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Disney has released a new trailer for Pixar's latest film Coco and it looks stunning! Pixar knows how to tell a great story and this one focuses on a young boy who finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he will learn the true story of his family's history. It looks like a fantastically magical film that will inspire audiences. 

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

The rest of the voice cast includes Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Selene Luna, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Octavio Solis, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin, and Blanca Araceli.

Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) co-directed the film with Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and it will be released on November 22, 2017.

First Look at Kiefer Sutherland Reprising His Role as Nelson Wright in New FLATLINERS Promo Spot

The only aspect of this upcoming Flatliners reboot that I'm interested in is seeing Kiefer Sutherland reprise his role from the original 1990 movie. He played a character named Nelson Write in the film and he was the ringleader who started experimenting with death with his friends and colleagues. When talking about his character, Sutherland previously told Metro U.K.:

“I play a professor at the medical university. It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I’m the same character I was in the original Flatliners but that I have changed my name and I’ve done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film.
“I loved making the first film and when I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in this, it didn’t take more than a minute to say yes.”

I wonder how big of a role he will have in the film and it will be interesting to see how the events of the first film affected his life. Remember, he brought one of his sins back from his past, and little Billy Mahoney kicked the living shit out of him. 

I would have actually been more interested in a sequel that brings all the original characters back together that were played by Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt. Like the effects of what they did had some kind of crazy ripple effect in their lives.

The reboot stars Ellen Page (Inception), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), James Norton (Happy Valley) and Kiersey Clemens (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising).

In Flatliners, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Flatliners is being directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It will be released on September 29th. 

Awesome Trailer For Jackie Chan’s New Sci-Fi Action Film BLEEDING STEEL

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"Whatever purpose you have, this is worse than you imagine."

Whoa! Jackie Chan has made a crazy looking sci-fi action film called Bleeding Steel and today we have the first trailer for you to watch! I wasn't aware of this film until now and it looks pretty freakin' awesome! 

Chan plays a hardened special forces agent in the film who is protecting a young woman from being killed by a sinister criminal gang. At the same time, he also feels a special connection to the young woman, like they met before in a different life. It also seems as if Chan's character has a special steel heart that has been implanted into his body, which is where the title of the movie comes from. 

The movie looks like it is filled with some fun sci-fi elements and some cool over-the-top action sequences. I've been a fan of Chan ever since I discovered his films when I was a teenager in the 90s. It's so cool to see that he's still making awesome movies and I can't wait to see this one!

Bleeding Steel was written and directed by up-and-coming Chinese filmmaker Lijia Zhang, and the rest of the cast includes Tess HaubrichCallan Mulvey, and Damien Garvey. There's now word on when we will get to see the movie.

This Animated How It Should Have Ended Video For WONDER WOMAN is Pretty Funny

The gang art How It Should Have Ended has released a new animated video that focuses on Wonder Woman. It offers us some funny alternate takes on certain scenes from the film that includes some amusing cameos. Then of course if gives us a take on how the film should have really ended and it involved Wonder Woman's invisible jet. One thing is made clear, and that is that Steve Trevor didn't have to die! 

New EVIL WITHIN 2 Trailer Features Gross Face Worms And Tons Of Violence

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As the tagline for the trailer in the description says, "Time is not on your side," in The Evil Within 2. If that weren't enough, people are getting killed left and right, worms are exploding out of a dude's face, and you gotta find your daughter. Needless to say, it's very intense. 

Check out the new trailer below, share your thoughts on the game, and get ready for this game to drop October 13th!

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Jason Blum Says if We Don’t See a New HALLOWEEN Movie Next Year You Can Behead Him

Blumhouse Production has been talking about developing a new Halloween for a little over a year. John Carpenter is producing the film and David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are currently writing the script. CEO Jason Blum is so confident that the movie will be released next year, that he's will to bet his life, head, and hand on it. When asked about the film in an interview with The Wrap at the "Horrors of Blumhouse" attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, he said:

"You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That’s on the record."

The whole "Prince of Horror" thing is a title jokingly bestowed on him by The Wrap. The new Halloween movie has already been given the release date of October 19th, 2018. Gordon Green will also direct it and it's looking like John Carpenter will also score the film, which would be cool!

According to McBride, the goal is to help make the "tenth sequel the scariest of them all." He previously talked about the direction they are taking the film and explained that Michael Meyers won't be immortal. He said:

“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original. It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen. I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.”

I'm certainly curious to see how this next Halloween movie is going to turn out. I really hope that they can actually make a great new film in the franchise that will scare audiences. We'll find out next year for sure because if we don't... Jason Blum is a dead man. 

Apparently Ben Affleck’s Script For THE BATMAN Was Inspired By a David Fincher Film

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Before Matt Reeves jumped on board to write and direct The Batman for Warner Bros., Ben Affleck was writing the script and preparing to direct it. At this point, we may never know what exactly he was planning because Reeves is starting from scratch and developing his own idea for the new Batman movie.

We now have an idea of the director and tone that Affleck was looking to take his vision of the film, though, and it's actually pretty cool. According to The Wrap's Umberto Gonzalez, Affleck's The Batman was inspired by a David Fincher film, and that film is 1997's The Game, which starred Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.

I loved The Game and it's not hard to imagine that concept implemented into a Batman movie. The film told the story of a wealthy investment banker who is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game. This game turns his life completely upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

So it seems like Affleck's The Batman could have been a conspiracy thriller, which could have been fun. It would have been interesting to see Bruce Wayne tangled up in some kind of maddening experience where he can't distinguish between what's real and what's not. 

Who knows, though, Reeves says he is planning a "noir driven, detective version of Batman", so there's a good chance that a Batman conspiracy thriller is still something we might see. It obviously won't be the same thing, but whatever it is I can't wait to see it!