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Simon Brew Jul 28, 2016
We remain fans of M Night Shyamalan’s last film, The Visit, a playful horror that the writer/director clearly had a ball making. He’s stayed in the world of low budget productions for his next project too (working again with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions). And that film is Split, a movie that stars James McAvoy as a man who is suffering from multiple personality disorder. To the point where he has 23 personalities.
The film lands in cinemas early next year, and we’ve got a first trailer and a full synopsis. As tradition dictates, we shall do them in turn. Here’s the trailer…
And here’s the synopsis…
While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, »
Blumhouse knows you didn’t like Ouija -- and they’re doing their best to make it up to you. With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 7% and a “C” CinemaScore, it’s fair to say the Stiles White-directed horror film wasn’t one of last year’s better-received fright flicks. And yet the Blumhouse-produced movie made an undeniable $100 million-plus worldwide on a $5 million budget, making a sequel seem all but certain. So where to go with the follow-up to a film that a lot of people saw and most of those people hated? To their credit, Blumhouse seems intent on making the next film in the series -- October’s Ouija: Origin of Evil -- a more quality production by hiring a tried-and-tested auteur to take the helm. That would be Mike Flanagan, who scored a critical and commercial hit with 2013’s Oculus and won plaudits for this year »
- Chris Eggertsen
Genre fans can now enter the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind, as Universal Pictures has released the new official trailer, poster and stills for its upcoming thriller, ‘Split.’ The drama marks writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s return to the captivating grip of his some of his most acclaimed films, including ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Signs.’ ‘Split’ is set to be released in theaters on January 20, 2017 by Universal Pictures. The studio also distributed last year’s breakout horror hit ‘The Visit,’ which Shyamalan also scribed and helmed. The filmmaker’s upcoming film reunites him with producer Jason Blum, who also worked on ‘The Visit.’ Universal Pictures has released [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
If you can't get enough of scary thrillers, then you're going to freak over the first trailer for Split. When a young man with 23 different personalities is compelled to abduct three young girls, he strives to survive as the final and most dangerous one of all tries to take full control. Not only does James McAvoy star, but it also marks the reunion of dream team M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense and Signs) and Jason Blum (the Purge and Insidious series) after working together on The Visit last year. If we're being completely honest, we're already at the edge of our seats. You can catch the movie when it hits theaters in January 2017, and don't worry, there are plenty of upcoming horror movies that will tide you over until then. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Last year, just one month after director M. Night Shyamalan and producer Jason Blum released their new thriller The Visit, Universal Pictures announced a January 20, 2017 release date for the pair's next movie, Split. We haven't heard anything about this mystery project since then, but today we finally have the first trailer from this harrowing thriller. While James McAvoy has become quite popular for his portrayal of Professor X in 20th Century Fox's X-Men prequel trilogy, Spilt will showcase a much more sinister side to this beloved actor's repertoire.
M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that arrives in theaters January 2017. Following last year's breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film. This new thriller from Universal Pictures will face some heavy competition on January 20, 2017, going »
After making bank with M. Night Shyamalan and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse’s collaboration The Visit last fall, Universal Pictures is ramping up for the latest team-up of the pair. Here’s the first trailer for Split, the supernatural suspense thriller that shows off James McAvoy as Kevin, a man who has revealed 23 individual personalities to his shrink (Betty Buckley) that also happen to manifest via body chemistry. But Personality No. 24 is the nasty one, compelling Kevin to… »
The first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Split has arrived this morning, showcasing the many different personalities of James McAvoy's character, and his struggle to keep them from unleashing a more dangerous version of himself. Come inside to check it out!
I know these days, when people hear about a new M. Night Shyamalan movie, it's met with a hefty dose of derision. The director has brought it on himself I admit, but that's never stopped me from being interested in the ideas he's presented. The man seemed to get back on his game a little bit with last year's, The Visit, and the first trailer for his next film Split, has me very intrigued:
There's a slow build to this trailer that really appeals to me. Things seem typical at first, but then quickly go in the opposite direction, and James McAvoy looks to be bringing a »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
“The world will understand now — The Beast is real,” one of his 23 personalities asserts.
“He’s done awful things to people and he’ll do awful things to you,” another, who’s nine years old, declares.
The Universal Pictures film, produced by low-budget specialist Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, also stars Anya Taylor Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, and Haley Lu Richardson. The film follows a man who endures a major loss and becomes compelled to abduct three teenage girls.
Buckley portrays the psychiatrist, who declares, “I’ve never seen a case like this before. Twenty-three people live in Kevin’s body.”
The synopsis notes that there remains one personality that’s still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others
“Split” re-teams Shyamalan with Blum, who collaborated »
- Dave McNary
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Iinsidious series, The Gift) for the film.
While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.
For those of us unwavering fans of the Oscar nominated director, his latest motion picture hits theaters January 20, 2017.
Check out the crazy first trailer now!
This is some wild trailer! McAvoy is off the rails in this. But the true suspense comes in with the reveal of this “beast” and whatever that might be.
While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. »
- Michelle McCue
The Visit saw M. Night Shyamalan finally start to claw back some of the good will with audiences he squandered with the likes of Lady in the Water and After Earth, and now he is once again team with horror mega producer Jason Blum (of Blumhouse fame, who produced The Visit) for Split, a creepy and foreboding psychological thriller which sees three teenage girls (including The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy) taken and held against their will by Kevin (James McAvoy). But they soon discover their kidnapper suffers from a severe case of Multiple Personality Disorder, and Kevin is just one of twenty three personalities, with a twenty fourth hidden to the world. Until now. With a distinct air of Alfred Hitchcock about it, Split certainly does look promising, providing a neat twist on a very familiar story. The cast is also worth noting, with McAvoy promising a stunning performance basically playing twenty three separate people, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
“I’ve never seen a case like this before. 23 identities live in Kevin’s body.” James McAvoy plays a man with many personalities—at least one of them lethal—in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film, Split, which also stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Morgan).
Written, produced, and directed by Shyamalan and also produced by Jason Blum and Marc Bienstock, Split will be released by Universal Pictures on January 20th, 2017. In addition to McAvoy and Taylor-Joy, the film stars Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, and Haley Lu Richardson:
“Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.
While the »
- Derek Anderson
M. Night Shyamalan is slowly but surely escaping from director jail by going back to basics and doing what he's always done best: directing lean thrillers with good writing.
His latest is Split, which stars James McAvoy as a guy with 23 split personalities. The film reunites him with the team behind last year's hit, The Visit, including producer Jason Blum (Purge franchise, Insidious)
While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physica [Continued ...] »
James McAvoy stars in the film as the captor of a group of young women who initially think he's just nuts. They soon learn the man has twenty-three separate personalities ranging from violent men to demure women to small children, and all want to protect them from 'The Beast'.
- Garth Franklin
That doesn’t make “Beyond” a big moneymaker for Paramount. It falls into the middle ground of big-budget films of late. It’s not a domestic bomb like “Warcraft” or “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” nor is it a too-expensive minor dud like “Ghostbusters” and “The Legend of Tarzan.”
“Beyond” likely will end up, like earlier summer recoupers “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” in profit. Yet the returns on these franchise tentpoles compared to cost pales versus the massive numbers seen for a slew of animated hits and far less costly real blockbusters “Deadpool” and “The Jungle Book.”
- Tom Brueggemann
“Criminal Minds” and “Dirt” actor Josh Stewart has joined the cast of “Insidious: Chapter 4” in a yet to be announced role. Stewart previously played Bane’s second-in-command Barsad in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Lin Shaye, who has been in all three films, returns as parapsychologist Elise Rainier. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is financing. Sony will handle international distribution while Universal will handle domestic. The pic is slated to open on October 20, 2017.
Horror kingpin Jason Blum is producing again through Blumhouse, which also handles “The Purge” and “Ouija” franchises, along with Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”) and co-creator James Wan (“The Conjuring,” “Furious 7”).
- Justin Kroll
Debuting exclusively on Google Play today for free (for a limited time) is the paranormal thriller, Ghost Team. The movie will arrive in theaters nationwide on August 12th. Also: a new clip was released for Viral as well as a trailer, poster, and release details For the Love of Spock documentary.
Ghost Team Google Play Release Details: Press Release: “Get prepared for paranormal activity this summer with Ghost Team featuring an all-star ensemble cast that includes Jon Heder, David Krumholtz, Melonie Diaz, Paul W. Downs, Justin Long and Amy Sedaris. The horror comedy, directed, produced and co-written by Oliver Irving (How To Be), debuts today, July 21st, exclusively on Google Play for free for a limited time* before it hits theaters nationwide on August 12th. The film expands to additional on demand platforms on August 30th.
Determined to catch some ghosts on film, a paranormal-obsessed man (Jon Heder) mounts his »
- Tamika Jones
Focus World will release In a Valley of Violence in select theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on October 21st, 2016:
“A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog (YouTube sensation Jumpy) make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey, they cut through the center of a large valley — landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once-popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits — chief among them Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town’s Marshal (John Travolta »
- Derek Anderson
Monster Smash-Ups by Scary Tales Publishing is a 40-page horror anthology comic that features mash-ups between the likes of a swamp creature and zombies. We have details on the first issue, which even includes a story written by Nicola Cuti. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a new clip from the film Viral and cover artwork and first details for Glitterbomb.
Scary Tales Publishing Announces Debut of Monster Smash-Ups: Press Release: “Los Angeles, Calif., July 15, 2016. Indie horror comic label Scary Tales Publishing has announced the publication of their newest horror anthology comic magazine, “Monster Smash-ups”. This new 40-page magazine format comic book was inspired by the classic Warren Publishing B&W horror comic mags of yesterday. The premier issue even includes a story written by frequent Warren contributor, comic legend, Nicola Cuti. Each of the six stories has its own unique style and was illustrated by a different artist, from »
- Tamika Jones
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