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Leigh Whannell Teases What's in Store for Insidious Chapter 3

15 hours ago | | See recent Dread Central news »

Insidious Chapter 2 was a fairly polarizing movie. Some loved it, others hated, and some said it felt like two different movies jammed together - one bad and one good. Insidious Chapter 3 is coming in April of 2015, and writer/star Leigh Whannell offered a quick update on it via Twitter.

The Leigh Whannell-penned Insidious Chapter 3 will be bringing back Lin Shaye’s character as well as both ghost hunters Specs and Tucker (all three pictured below).

Jason Blum will produce the third Insidious film for Blumhouse Productions with Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity). Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman, and Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

For more information visit the official Insidious website, "like" the Insidious Facebook page, and follow along on Twitter at @InsidiousMovie.

Insidious 3 is a lot more like part one than two. I'm working on it right now, so thought I'd tell those who care where it's headed. »

- Steve Barton

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Daniel Stamm Talks 13 Sins, Finding Himself at the Helm, Challenges of Directing a Remake, Adapting the Original, and Using Improv during Rehearsals

19 April 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Available now on VOD and in theaters this week is 13 Sins, a sinister thriller about a good natured, down on his luck everyman who must decide how far he's willing to go to provide for his family.  Elliot (Mark Webber) is expecting a child with his fiancé (Rutina Wesley), caring for his mentally ill brother (Devon Graye), and about to take in his deadbeat father (Tom Bower), so when he's unexpectedly fired his entire life is thrown into a tailspin.  That's when he receives a mysterious phone call explaining that he has been chosen to participate in a secret game show – thirteen tasks, if he can complete them all he walks away a millionaire, but as each task proves more perverse than the last, he discovers he may not be as in control of the gameplay as he thought.  13 Sins also stars Ron Perlman and Pruitt Taylor Vince. I recently »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Exclusive Interview with Director Daniel Stamm on '13 Sins'

18 April 2014 | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Money certainly is the root of all evil in 13 Sins.


Based on the Thai psychological thriller 13: Game of Death, the film follows Elliot <Mark Webber>, an insurance salesman who just lost his job. And the timing couldn't be any worse , given that his fiancé Shelby is pregnant and they are planning a wedding. To alleviate the financial stress, Elliott agrees to participate in a game in which he must perform tasks for sums of cash. However, as the rewards increase, Elliot's morality is put to the test as each assignment becomes more twisted, disturbing and deadly.


Director Daniel Stamm <The Last Exorcism> spoke to FEARnet about putting his own stamp on 13: Game of Death, Elliot's descent into darkness and human nature. 


How did you become attached to 13 Sins?


At the time, I was in Philadelphia with M. Night Shyamalan. We were writing a script together for three months. I was out in his guest house with David Birke, »

- Bryan Cairns

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Sinister Sequel Gets a Director, To Begin Filming in July

18 April 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

The sequel to the "Sinister" horror film will go into production this summer. Director Scott Derrickson won't return to direct, but just announced on his Twitter account who will replace him. "'Sinister 2' news! The script, written by me and [C. Robert Cargill], will be directed by the talented Ciaran Foy (Citadel). I will produce with Jason Blum," he wrote. Blum added: "If you love the tone of the first film, you'll love this. Plus, it's got a lot of new stuff in it!" The first film hit theaters in 2012 and starred Ethan Hawke. It went on to gross $77 million on a budget of only $3 million. »

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Ciaran Foy To Helm "Sinister" Sequel

17 April 2014 8:08 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ciaran Foy ("Citadel") is taking over the helm of the upcoming sequel to the supernatural thriller "Sinister" at eOne.

Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first film, remains onboard as producer with Jason Blum. Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, who both penned the script for the first film, have done so again for the follow-up.

No word on the storyline, though expect the antagonist character - the pagan god Bughuul (Mr. Boogie) - to return. Filming begins this July.

Source: Twitter »

- Garth Franklin

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Citadel’s Ciaran Foy Will Direct Sinister 2

17 April 2014 7:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Great horror films are somewhat of a rarity in Hollywood, which explains why fans of the genre were so taken with Sinister, an engrossing and genuinely disturbing flick about a true crime writer who, after moving his family into a house where another family was previously murdered, stumbles across a box filled with tapes depicting the grisly murders of multiple families. And though Sinister‘s shattering conclusion may have led viewers to conclude that there wasn’t much room for a sequel, Sinister 2 is already well on the way.

Today, Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily RoseDeliver Us From Evil), who both co-wrote and directed the first film, announced via his Twitter page that he has selected a reaplcement for the sequel: Citadel director Ciaran Foy.

Sinister 2 news! The script, written by me & @massawyrm, will be directed by the talented Ciaran Foy. I will produce w/Jason Blum »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Sinister 2' Lands 'Citadel' Director Ciaran Foy

17 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sinister director Scott Derrickson announced on his Twitter page today that Citadel director Ciaran Foy has signed on to direct Sinister 2. Scott Derrickson wrote the script with his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill, with Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse.

Sinister 2 news! The script, written by me & @massawyrm, will be directed by the talented Ciaran Foy. I will produce w/Jason Blum @blumhouse

Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) April 17, 2014

We first reported on the sequel last March, when Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill came aboard to write the script. No cast members have been announced at this time, and it isn't known when production will begin.

The original Sinister starred Ethan Hawke as a true crime writer who moves into a house where a vicious murder took place. He discovers a box of home movies from the previous family, which indicate that a nefarious supernatural presence is with him and his family at home. »

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Sinister 2 Director Announced

17 April 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We knew that a sequel to Sinister has been in development, but we’ve been waiting to hear who would replace Scott Derrickson as director. An announcement has just been made and fans of 2012′s Citadel should be very happy.

As previously reported, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill returned to co-write the story. Scott Derrickson took to Twitter today to announce that Citadel director Ciaran Foy will sit in the director’s chair for Sinister 2, with Derrickson remaining involved as a producer with Jason Blum.

There’s no release date or plot details at this time, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers posted on any developments. For those that didn’t see the original movie, it starred Ethan Hawke as a crime novelist who makes a horrifying discovery in his new home:

“A true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story moves his family into »

- Jonathan James

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Citadel Director Ciaran Foy to Helm Sinister 2

17 April 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A director has been chosen for the horror sequel Sinister 2Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) co-wrote and directed the first film, which revolved around a true crime writer (Ethan Hawke) who moves his family into the home where a family was previously murdered, only to stumble across Super 8 footage depicting the murders of said family and numerous others.  Though Derrickson returned to co-write the sequel with Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill, he opted to step back and let another filmmaker take the helm, and he announced on Twitter this evening that Citadel director Ciaran Foy will be taking the reigns of Sinister 2.  Hit the jump for more. Though Derrickson will not be directing Sinister 2, he added that he will remain onboard as a producer of the sequel alongside Jason Blum, who also produced the first film through his lucrative low-budget-high-profit model via Blumhouse Productions (the studio behind Paranormal Activity, »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Sinister 2' Moving Ahead With 'Citadel' Director

17 April 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ciaran Foy, the director behind Citadel, has been tapped to direct Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror hit from Blumhouse and Entertainment One. Scott Derrickson, the director of the original, made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Derrickson is writing the script with C. Robert Cargill (the duo also wrote the original). Ciaran has directed several genre shorts and made his feature debut with Citadel, a thriller about an agoraphobic father and a priest who try to protect the man's daughter from feral teens. It won the Midnighter Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. He is repped by UTA and Independent in UK. Jason Blum's

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‘Citadel's’ Ciaran Foy to Direct ‘Sinister 2' for Blumhouse, eOne

17 April 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After making his directorial debut with the well-reviewed genre movie “Citadel,” Ciaran Foy has been tapped to direct horror sequel “Sinister 2” for Jason Blum's Blumhouse and Entertainment One, it was announced Thursday. Scott Derrickson, the director of “Sinister,” announced Foy's hiring on Twitter. Derrickson is writing the script with C. Robert Cargill, a former Ain't It Cool News contributor who co-wrote the original micro-budget hit with the director. “Sinister 2” will start production this July. Also read: ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot Eyes ‘V/H/S’ Director David Bruckner (Exclusive) Blumhouse principal Jason Blum will produce with Derrickson, while »

- Jeff Sneider

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Exclusive Interview with Mark Webber on '13 Sins'

17 April 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Elliot is playing a deadly game in 13 Sins.


Based on the Thai thriller 13: Game of Death, the Daniel Stamm-directed remake finds upstanding salesman Elliot <Mark Webber> deeply in debt, planning a wedding and his fiancé Shelby <Rutina Wesley> expecting a baby. When he gets fired from his job, a cryptic phone call gives a desperate Elliot new hope: Simply perform 13 tasks for increasing amounts of cash. However, what starts off with killing a fly quickly escalates as each sinister challenge tests Elliot's morality and he discovers he can't finish the game until it's finished with him.


Webber recently spoke to FEARnet about Elliot's dark journey in 13 Sins, staying away from the source material, what made him queasy and his next horror project, Jessabelle


How did you become attached to 13 Sins?


The standard run-of-the-mill way. My agent was like, "Hey, read this script." I read it and was like, "Wow, this would be »

- Bryan Cairns

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Set Photos Reveal Recreation of the Infamous Amityville House

17 April 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Shooting is currently under way on Amityville, the Blumhouse-produced next installment in the franchise that continues to endure all these decades later. Today we've got our first look at the film in the form of some familiar looking behind-the-scenes photos. Read on!

Twitter user @aeromat recently tweeted out some images from the set, which give us a glimpse at the in-progress build of the infamous house that ties the whole series together.

The recreation is currently being constructed in Long Beach, California - a long way from Long Island, New York, where the real house still sits.

Check out the photos below, and look for more soon!

Jennifer Jason 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. Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Spreitler, and McKenna Grace are also on board.

Maniac remake director Franck Khalfoun will direct. »

- John Squires

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Ciaran Foy to direct Sinister 2

17 April 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Scott Derrickson, who directed the 2012 original and reprises his co-writer role with C Robert Cargill, announced the news on Twitter.

Derrickson will produce with Blumhouse founder Jason Blum and production is scheduled to kick off in July.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Charles Layton serve as executive producers alongside Xavier Marchand and Patrice Théroux for eOne.

eOne is financing the project and Blumhouse International handles international sales.

Ciaran’s debut film Citadel, won the Midnighter Audience Award at SXSW 2012. »

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Citadel Helmer Ciaran Foy to Direct Sinister 2

17 April 2014 | | See recent news »

When Sinister 2 moves into production this summer, it will do so under the direction of Citadel helmer Ciaran Foy. Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson broke the news to his Twitter followers this evening: Sinister 2 news! The script, written by me & @massawyrm , will be directed by the talented Ciaran Foy. I will produce w/Jason Blum @blumhouse — Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) April 17, 2014 Sinister 2 was penned by Derrickson and returning scribe C. Robert Cargill. No plot details have been revealed, but received a brief update from producer Jason Blum last month . "If you love the tone of the first film, you'll love this," he says. "Plus, it's got a lot of new stuff in it!" »

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Box Office: Can 'Oculus' Producer Jason Blum Succeed Outside His Horror Comfort Zone?

14 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's no surprise that the one-two punch atop this weekend's box office chart was the second weekend of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (with an estimated $41.4 million) and the debut of family cartoon "Rio 2" (estimated at $39.0 million), but the real drama lay in the fate of the No. 3 movie. That was horror film "Oculus," which rode a wave of positive buzz and even critical kudos to a third-place debut estimated at $12.0 million, enough to beat this weekend's other new wide release, Kevin Costner's sports-management dramedy "Draft Day" (No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million).

Much of the credit for success of "Oculus" will go to producer Jason Blum (whether he deserves it or not), since Blum is by default the leading auteur in horror movies today, even though he doesn't write or direct them. As a producer, he's hit on a formula that turns micro-budgeted horror movies into profitable franchises, »

- Gary Susman

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Film Review: ‘Oculus’ Succeeds Psychologically, Fails Supernaturally

12 April 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Films in general are knocked for being knockoffs of something else. Horror films in particular have it especially hard in the “new” department because we’re so quickly annoyed when we’ve “seen it all before”.

There are only so many ways to alter how you draw a circle. At the end of the day, you’ve still drawn a circle and the only difference is how you got there.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Oculus” starts with promise because Jason Blum is attached to it. Blum’s production company, Blumhouse Productions, is responsible for so many Hollywood horror films as of late that it’s impossible for your concept of horror in the past decade not to be impacted by him.

Just to name a few, we’re talking about “Paranormal Activity” (2007), “Paranormal Activity 2” (2010),” “Paranormal Activity 3” (2011), “Sinister” (2012), “Paranormal Activity 4” (2012), “The Purge” (2013)”, “Insidious: Chapter 2” (2013), “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Friday Box Office: Rio 2 Edges Out Captain America: The Winter Soldier

12 April 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

What looked like a close race for first this weekend between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2, has slanted in favor of the animated sequel.  Both films were expected to come in around $40 million for the three day frame but, after Rio 2 took in an estimated $12 million yesterday, it looks like the Fox feature will wind up closer to $45 million through Sunday.  That’s better than the $39.2 million the original Rio earned on its opening weekend in 2011.  As for the First Avenger, Captain America 2 appears to be headed for about $42 million in its sophomore frame, or a drop of 58%.  Captain America was down 61% on its second frame in 2011, with Iron Man 3 declining 58% last summer. As expected, this weekend’s two additional new releases were playing for smaller stakes.  Oculus, the latest supernatural horror pic from producer Jason Blum, earned an estimated $4.9 million from 2,648 locations on »

- Nicole Pedersen

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Forecast: 'Rio 2,' 'Captain America' Could Both Reach $40 Million This Weekend

10 April 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

Animated sequel Rio 2 could cruise to around $40 million this weekend, which would put it in a close race for first place against Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Meanwhile, Draft Day and Oculus are targeting more modest debuts.Captain America: The Winter Soldier set an April record last weekend with $95 million. Most comic book movies fall hard in their second weekends: similar movies Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World fell 58 percent and 57 percent, respectively. Captain America has better reviews and stronger word-of-mouth, though it would still be surprising if it dropped less than 50 percent. Playing at 3,948 locations, Rio 2 could give the Captain a run for its money. The first Rio opened to $39.2 million around the same time in 2011, and ultimately closed with a solid $143.6 million. While it was well-liked enough, its reputation doesn't seem to suggest a huge bump for the sequel.Rio 2 shifts the action »

- Ray Subers <>

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Review: Why ‘Oculus’ Is One of the Scariest American Horror Movies In Years

10 April 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s easy enough to jolt an audience into submission, but that’s not the same thing as getting under its skin. Recent horror movies ranging from the "Paranormal Activity" series to "The Conjuring" excel at the art of the jump scare, though no matter how expertly delivered, it’s a cheap gimmick at best. "Oculus" is an exception. Appropriately being co-released by microbudget fear factory Blumhouse Production — its founder, Jason Blum, helped turn the scrappy productions "Paranormal Activity" and "The Purge" into profitable franchises — much of the new movie’s chilly atmosphere involves the experiences of two characters in a room with one very ominous mirror. As the haunted object plays tricks on its two would-be victims' minds, the audience falls prey to the ruse as well. Director Mike Flanagan turns the fragile nature of consciousness into a better fear tactic than any visceral shocks could possibly achieve. "Oculus »

- Eric Kohn

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