The series is described as a modern re-imagining of Jackson’s novel. The novel, which has been praised as one of the best horror stories of the 20th century, follows four people as they spend a summer in a rented mansion. They soon begin to experience a wide range of supernatural phenomena. It was previously adapted into a feature film in both 1963 and 1999.
The planned 10-episode series come from writer-director Mike Flanagan, who is no stranger to the horror genre. His previous credits include horror films “Hush,” “Oculus,” and the sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil.” Flanagan will executive produce along with Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount TV will produce.
Flanagan and Macy have collaborated on several projects in the past, including »
- Joe Otterson
Exclusive: Stuart Manashil is leaving Wme amicably to set up his own management firm. Manashil, who has many directors in the genre space, has worked with a number of Oscar- and Emmy-winning writers and directors at Wme including Matt Aldrich, Don’t Breathe helmer Fede Alvarez, Alejandro Amenabar, Olivier Assayas, Juan Campanella, The Dowdles, Kieran Fitzgerald, Mike Flanagan, Brad Furman, Alex Graves, Chris Landon, Barry Levinson, Sam Levinson, Damian Szifron, and Split… »
Josh Raffel is leaving his position as Head of Marketing and Communications at Blumhouse, the production company founded Hollywood producer Jason Blum and responsible for such hit horror films such as “The Purge,” “Insidious” and Jordan Peele’s social thriller “Get Out.” Raffel will now oversee communications for the White House Office of American Innovation (Oai), as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Oai is a newly created group tasked with bringing innovative business ideas to create new policies and help reform the federal government. The group is run by Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner. Raffel had previously managed communications for Kushner’s family business while working at Hiltzik Strategies. Other entertainment clients of Raffel’s at Hiltzik included TV and radio host Glenn Beck, film »
- Yoselin Acevedo
You time is valuable, and so are both services for different reasons.War Machine (Netflix)
Although there may be a competition going on between Amazon and Netflix for subscribers, the truth is that both company’s streaming services are essential for anyone who watches a lot of movies and TV and who wants to be part of the pop culture conversations as they happen.
There’s no denying that Amazon Prime is worth the $99/year, which not only gives you access to many movies but also a good amount of music streaming and digital media access, plus faster shipping for when you actually want some sort of physical product (you can also just get video content for $8.99/month, which oddly means paying more for less).
And Netflix is still a must-have for both its exclusive and nonexclusive content, though depending on one’s usage could be best for sporadic membership rather than continued subscription — now at $120/year »
- Christopher Campbell
There seems to be a new approach to horror sequels in Hollywood (well, at least to the ones where the first movie was god awful): make them a prequel and hire a promising new voice in the genre. It worked or Ouija: Origin of Evil, where Oculus’ Mike Flanagan delivered a pretty darn entertaining retro throwback. Now, Annabelle is getting the same treatment, with David F. Sandberg (the fantatsic Lights Out) tackling the origins of Annabelle, the creepy doll that scared many an audience in the first The Conjuring (and bored even more in her first solo movie). The first, full trailer is here, and it promises your typical horror origin story complete with a foreboding orphanage, a tragic death of a young girl, and her distraught parents doing anything her back. There’s something wonderfully creepy about this trailer. It may go through the motions store wise, but »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The two Ouija films have been hugely successful here in the States, and if it weren’t for Mike Flanagan, we’d probably be wondering if we’d ever see a good one. Paco Plaza, who reinvigorated the zombie subgenre with [Rec], is looking to do the same with the famed Ouija board in Veronica, from Film Factory. Veronica is about a young woman (Sandra Escacena) who […] »
- Brad Miska
Author: Sean Wilson
As if last year’s nostalgia-infused sensation Stranger Things didn’t make it clear enough, the world is currently going mad for all things eighties. Not the big hair or the shellsuits, mind – rather woozy synthpop, blood-rich neon and anything related to the heyday of creepy body horror.
With Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s splattery new gorefest The Void out now, one that gleefully mashes up loving homages to H.P. Lovecraft John Carpenter, David Cronenberg and more, here are the essential throwback horror movies that you need to watch in preparation.
Writer/director Ti West is at the forefront of recent revival horror and this deliciously slow-burning spooker remains one of his best. Drawing on the ‘Satanic panic’ craze that swept America during the eighties, it’s the unbearably suspenseful story of a young woman (Jocelin Donahue) whose babysitting job at a creaking, »
- Sean Wilson
Relativity’s The Disappointments Room took on an entirely new meaning when it stole the slot originally set for Mike Flanagan’s (Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil) long delayed Before I Wake (read our review), a fresh child-horror film starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Dash Mihok, Annabeth Gish and Jacob Tremblay. Flanagan’s film has been getting shafted for years now, being […] »
- Brad Miska
Production is scheduled to begin this summer on Eli, which centres on a young boy who undergoes treatment for a disease in a clinic that becomes a haunted prison with no way out.
Trevor Macy will produce through his Intrepid Pictures alongside John Zaozirny on behalf of Bellevue Productions, while Broad Green co-founders Gabriel and Daniel Hammond will serve as executive producers.
Citadel, Foy’s feature debut, premiered at SXSW in 2012 and won the Midnighters Audience Award.
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The movie, which begins shooting this summer, centers on a young boy who undergoes treatment for a rare disease at a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison with no way out.
After ‘The Infiltrator’ Fizzles, Broad Green Plots Its Comeback
Trevor Macy producing via his Intrepid Pictures banner. John Zaozirny will also produce for Bellevue Productions, and Gabriel and Daniel Hammond will executive produce for Broad Green. Melinda Nishioka will co-produce for Intrepid.
Foy has several projects in the works at Blumhouse Productions, including “The Shee,” which he will write and direct. Foy’s debut feature was “Citadel,” which premiered at SXSW in 2012 and won the festival’s midnighters audience award. Focus Features »
- Dave McNary
Mark Harrison Mar 17, 2017
As Get Out arrives in UK cinemas off its hugely successful Us debut, we look at the growing hit factor that is Blumhouse...
This article contains spoilers for Split.
It feels as if the more expensive a film is, the fewer risks the studio will allow. There are perks to having a bigger budget, but often, a low budget either allows or forces filmmakers to be more creative. As tentpoles and franchise properties fill up the movie calendar, producer Jason Blum's company Blumhouse Productions has reintroduced a little risk into Hollywood with its tried-and-tested production model.
Blumhouse is primarily known for horror films, but they dabble in a number of different genres, producing independent films on budgets of no more than $10 million, and usually under $5m, and then distributing them through the studio system. They emerged with the massive success of the micro-budgeted Paranormal Activity series »
Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas, Parker Mack, Halle Charlton, Alexis G. Zall, Doug Jones, Kate Siegel, Sam Anderson, Chelsea Gonzalez | Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan
When a horror film does well enough an inevitable sequel is churned out to make more money, and this could have been the case with Ouija. Giving the film to Mike Flanagan though and letting him do what he wants with it, horror fans are in for a treat. This is exactly what Ouija: Origin of Evil is, a treat for horror fans.
Set in 1967 Ouija: Origin of Evil is a prequel to the first movie. In it we see single mother Doris Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) and her two daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) running a séance scam. When the Ouija board game is used as a new stunt to bolster their business, »
- Paul Metcalf
The chilling prequel to the horror hit invites audiences again into the lore of the spirit board when Ouija: Origin of Evil arrives on Digital Download on 13th February and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on 27th February, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Set 50 years prior to the events that took place in Ouija, director and writer Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake) tells a terrifying new tale as a grieving spiritualist mother and her young daughters discover the buried dangers of an ancient game. And celebrate the release of we're giving 2 lucky winners the chance to win a copy of the film on DVD. Contest Ends on Friday, March 17, 2017 »
Back in September of last year it was announced that Netflix had given the go ahead to an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1992 novel Gerald’s Game from director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil), and now King has revealed on Twitter that he’s seen a rough cut of the film, and “it’s gonna freak you out.”
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 11, 2017
Gerald’s Game sees “Gerald and Jessie Burlingame head to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude that involves adult games. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. She’s left handcuffed, trapped and alone as painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog, »
- Gary Collinson
While we wait for this year’s big screen adaptations of Stephen King’s It and The Dark Tower, let’s not forget that Netflix is hard at work on an adaptation of King’s Gerald’s Game. Tentatively set to hit the streaming service sometime this year, the feature adaptation is being directed by Mike Flanagan (Hush, Ouija: Origin […] »
- John Squires
The two Ouija films have been hugely successful here in the States, and if it weren’t for Mike Flanagan, we’d probably be wondering if we’d ever see a good one. Paco Plaza, who reinvigorated the zombie subgenre with [Rec], is looking to do the same with the famed Ouija board in Veronica, which Film Factory is getting behind in France. Arp […] »
- Brad Miska
A resurgence of the Halloween franchise has been expected for years now. The reboot franchise from Rob Zombie died off, but recently there was talk of the horror series coming back at Blumhouse Productions with the original film’s director John Carpenter executive producing. Oculus director Mike Flanagan was rumored to be at the helm, but […]
- Ethan Anderton
John Saavedra Feb 10, 2017
Despite the fact that several horror directors, including Oculus' Mike Flanagan and You're Next's Adam Wingard, were rumoured to be on the shortlist to direct the new Halloween movie, which is being produced by creator John Carpenter, the honour will actually go to Pineapple Express' David Gordon Green. In fact, Gordon Green is writing the script with his Eastbound & Down collaborator, the actor and writer Danny McBride.
The news comes from Carpenter himself, who posted a short message to fans on his Facebook page. Said Carpenter in the announcement, "David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…Wow. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away."
The film will be »
John Carpenter’s 1978 “Halloween” stands as one of the best horror films ever made. Now after decades of not being involved in the franchise, the filmmaker, who will executive produce a new installment, has announced that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have joined the new production.
Carpenter shared the news on his Facebook page, adding that Green and McBride, part of the “Eastbound & Down” team, shared their vision for the movie and blew him away.
“David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team,” Carpenter announced. “David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed. David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…Wow. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. »
- Liz Calvario
In May 2016, we learned that Blumhouse, producer of The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Visit, would be teaming with Miramax to co-finance a new Halloween movie. Not long after, we heard that Oculus director Mike Flanagan was in talks to direct. Well, it looks like that isn’t happening after all. Instead, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing and […]
- Peter Sciretta
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