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Want to direct horror films? Shudder Labs is here to kickstart your nightmares

1 hour ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Similar to the famed Sundance Labs that have helped foster the careers of such future A-list filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino and Cary Fukunaga, Shudder Labs -- which held its inaugural edition earlier this month -- invites a group of select filmmakers to attend a week-long retreat with established industry names to take their works-in-progress to the next level. The difference? Shudder Labs focuses its mentorship efforts on filmmakers working in the horror genre, providing them with the guidance of such genre vets as writer/director Larry Fessenden (Wendigo, The Last Winter), Snowfort Pictures CEO Travis Stevens and Lindsay Peters, Industry Director of the genre-centric Fantasia Film Festival and Director of the Frontières International Co-Production Market. Shudder, for those unfamiliar, is a streaming service that focuses exclusively on horror films, and at $4.99 a month it's an agreeably cheap way for fans of the genre to gain streaming access to films they probably won't find on Netflix. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Aquaman Takes a Swim in Latest Justice League Set Photos

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. are doing everything that they can to move away from the relative disaster that was Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even though the movie was met with very poor reactions from fans and critics, Zack Snyder was already neck deep in pre-production on Justice League, so he is currently directing that movie as well in London. Thanks to some recent set visits, we learned a lot about the upcoming superhero team up, and the DC Extended Universe goods seem to keep on coming.

Some brand new photos from the Justice League set have surfaced on Twitter, finally giving us a look at Jason Momoa's Aquaman in his own environment. Kind of. A series of photos featuring Momoa as the Atlantean God show him in his full costume and makeup, hanging out in a pool and surrounded by a whole bunch of green screens. Given the nature of Aquaman, »

- MovieWeb

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'The Lego Ninjago Movie' puts together a pretty kick-a** cast

27 June 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Eventually, every film will be made in partnership with Lego. Okay, maybe not, but it certainly feels like the toy building blocks have become major Hollywood players since the surprise success of The Lego Movie. Right now, Rob Schrab is hard at work on the sequel to that film, and the trailers for The Lego Batman Movie have been killing since they debuted two of them back to back. We knew they were also planning to release a Ninjago film of some sort, but news on that has been a lot quieter… until now. Using a pamphlet they obtained at the Licensing Expo 2016, Lego fansite Brickset revealed the primary voice cast for The Lego Ninjago Movie. Evidently, these characters all exist in the Lego Ninjago TV show, but they’ve all been recast, and it’s clear that there’s a common talent pool that they’re using for all of these films, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Keep The Lights When You Watch The Terrifying New Trailer For Lights Out

26 June 2016 8:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark.

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

Check out the creepy and unsettling trailer for Lights Out.

The film stars Teresa Palmer (“Triple 9”) as Rebecca; Gabriel Bateman (“Annabelle”) as Martin; Billy Burke (the “Twilight” franchise) as Martin’s father, Paul; Alexander Dipersia (“Forever”) as Rebecca’s boyfriend, »

- Michelle McCue

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Bo report: Finding Dory dominates Independence Day: Resurgence debut

26 June 2016 5:16 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Independence Day: Resurgence.

Finding Dory remains the big fish this week, bringing in almost $7.5 million over the weekend. The Pixar animation has already cracked $20 million in only two weeks.

Another sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, debuted behind, opening to $4.8 million. .

Thea Sharrock's romantic drama Me Before You remains in third place, ringing up $2.1 million over its second weekend.

Behind that was The Conjuring 2, which fell 45 per cent in its third week. The James Wan sequel now sits on almost $9 million overall.

Warcraft: The Beginning, starring Travis Fimmel, fell a steep 70 per cent in its second week to bring its cume to $5.2 million.

On 163 screens, Hunt for the Wilderpeople continues to hold strong in its fifth week. The New Zealand adventure-comedy brought in $618,482 over the weekend, and is now on a gross of $6.4 million.

Now You See Me 2 brought in $466,177 over the weekend to bring its cume to $8.5 million. »

- Jackie Keast

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‘Lights Out’ Trailer: Terrifying Spirit Feeds Off Fear When Lights Go Off

24 June 2016 3:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The latest trailer for the horror film “Lights Out” reminds you that everyone is afraid of the dark and that evil spirits feed on that fear. Produced by James Wan, the mastermind behind “The Conjuring 2” and “Insidious,” Teresa Palmer stars as Rebecca, a woman haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out.

In the new teaser, viewers get more of the backstory of the woman living in the shadows, Diana. When Rebecca’s little brother experiences the same unexplained and terrifying events as she did, both their safety gets threatened. They soon find out that the mysterious spirit is their mother’s past friend who reemerges after being dead.

Read More: ‘The Conjuring 2’: James Wan’s Prank Is Utterly Terrifying — Watch

The film is helmed by David F. Sandberg, who is making his feature directorial debut. Additional cast members include Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia, »

- Liz Calvario

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Watch the new trailer for James Wan-produced horror Light’s Out

24 June 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next month, Warner Bros. has debuted a second trailer for the James Wan-produced horror Lights Out; check it out below after the official synopsis…

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

Lights Out is set for release on July 22nd in the Us and August 19th in the UK and will star Teresa Palmer (Triple 9 »

- Amie Cranswick

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New trailer for Lights Out wants you afraid of the dark

24 June 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I have been hearing nothing but fantastic things about Lights Out from those who have had the distinct pleasure of seeing it early, and the latest trailer Warner Bros. has dropped on us today offers up support for all that high praise.  Directed by David F. Sandberg in his feature film debut, the film is an expansion of his 2013 short that caught the eye of producer James Wan. While... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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Nerve-Shredding Trailer For Lights Out Plunges You Into Darkness

24 June 2016 12:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Such is the box office draw of James Wan’s name that it seems Hollywood’s modern-day horror maestro has his hand in everything – be it another spinoff of The Conjuring franchise or Insidious: Chapter 4. Next in line for Wan is Lights Out, the feature film debut of David F. Sandberg that has today premiered a nerve-shredding new trailer.

Directing from a screenplay pitched by Eric Heisserer, Lights Out is the natural evolution of Sandberg’s own short film, which he wrote, directed and produced. In its leap to the big screen, the filmmaker has cast the likes of Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia, Billy Burke and Maria Bello for his horror feature.

Peppered with review quotes, today’s all-new snippet is a truly haunting experience and if you weren’t already planning to sleep with the lights firmly switched on tonight, the trailer above will ensure that »

- Michael Briers

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'Lights Out' is shaping up to be the horror sleeper of the summer

24 June 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When the trailer for David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out played in front of a recent general-audience screening for The Conjuring 2 that I attended, I started to feel for the first time that Sandberg might really be onto something with the film, a low-budget horror flick with an ingeniously simple premise: a vicious spirit that can only be seen (and, presumably, hurt you) in the dark. To borrow a phrase from Hitchcock: the trailer played the crowd like a piano. Lights Out is based on Sandberg’s short film of the same name, which went viral after hitting YouTube back in 2014. The three-minute clip ultimately caught the attention of Hollywood horror maestro James Wan, who came on board to produce a feature-length version of the short and even recruited some of his key creative partners (including Furious 7 cinematographer Marc Spicer) to the cause. "This guy has what it takes, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Horror Short Do Not Disturb Launches Feature Length Indiegogo Campaign

24 June 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With the James Wan-produced feature length Lights Out coming out soon, other horror short films are seeking similar routes. One such short film is the award-winning Do Not Disturb. Back in 2014, Do Not Disturb came in second place at the “Jury of the 3rd Viewster… Continue Reading →

The post Horror Short Do Not Disturb Launches Feature Length Indiegogo Campaign appeared first on Dread Central. »

- KW Low

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Lights Out Trailer #2 Brings Your Worst Childhood Fears to Life

24 June 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, filmmaker James Wan returned to the horror genre with his hit sequel The Conjuring 2, which has done quite well at the box office over the past few weeks. Next month, the filmmaker produces what could be one of the scariest movies this summer with Lights Out, hitting theaters July 22. To get fans ready for this horror-thriller, Warner Bros. has released the second terrifying trailer.

The first trailer debuted back in March, but we haven't heard much about this thriller since then. Warner Bros. did promote this movie during its CinemaCon presentation in April. With the success of James Wan's The Conjuring 2, it could be a good omen for Lights Out, although it will face quite the heavy hitter when it arrives in theaters July 22, going up against Paramount's Star Trek Beyond. We'll have to wait and see if the horror hounds or the sci-fi set will claim that weekend. »

- MovieWeb

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Second Trailer: "Lights Out"

24 June 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The new, extended second trailer has been released for the James Wan-produced horror tale "Lights Out". David F. Sandberg makes his directorial debut on the project about a family stalked by a terrifying ghost that can only manifest in darkness. It's a feature adaptation of his short which is built upon the same premise. Teresa Palmer and Maria Bello star in the film which opens in cinemas July 22nd.

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- Garth Franklin

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Watch the New Trailer for Lights Out

24 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stay out of the shadows and make sure the duct tape is securely attached to your wall switches, because a new trailer for Lights Out has been released by Warner Bros.

“From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.”

Lights Out is based on the »

- Derek Anderson

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New Trailer For 'Lights Out' is Here!

24 June 2016 9:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

New Line Cinema has released a new trailer for their upcoming horror flick Lights Out,  starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia, with Billy Burke and Maria Bello.

Film is directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer, based on the short film by David F. Sandberg.

From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no »

- Kellvin Chavez

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11 Great 2016 Horror Films You Probably Missed

23 June 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a pretty stellar year for horror so far, and not from the avenues you’d probably expect. Sure, The Conjuring 2 cemented James Wan’s status as a modern-day genre God, but plenty of other fantastic efforts have seemingly flown under the radar.

We’re talking about the little guys, who fight a (completely silly) stigma that comes along with the words “VOD release.” No longer are these non-theatrical openings a wasteland of avoid-at-all-cost titles, and furthermore, companies like A24 are giving these lesser titles the in-movie releases they deserve. This is a great time for horror – you just have to look hard enough.

If you follow my weekly film reviews, then you already know I watch a lot of horror. Like, probably an unhealthy amount (if you ask my family). But, in doing so, I’m able to offer recommendations with a much deeper knowledge, as »

- Matt Donato

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'Ouija: Origin of Evil' trailer promises a rare sequel that's superior to the original

23 June 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you can’t think of a horror sequel you’re less looking forward to than Ouija 2, consider this: the followup to 2014’s critically-lambasted Ouija (which is rather unfortunately subtitled Origin of Evil) looks better than its teens-in-peril predecessor in every way. For starters, it’s directed by Mike Flanagan, who brought us Oculus and Hush, two of the better horror films to come down the pike in recent years. It also boasts a nifty period setting, in addition to what looks like a nice, creepy performance from child actress Lulu Wilson, who may or may not be doing her best Rhoda Penmark impression as the film’s possessed youngster. The downside here is that the trailer, coming so closely on the heels of the samey Conjuring 2, could suffer in comparison to James Wan’s blockbuster horror sequel thanks to a slew of elements the two films share in common, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Otto, Sigman Join The "Annabelle" Sequel

23 June 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Miranda Otto ("Homeland," "The Lord of the Rings") and Stephanie Sigman ("Spectre") have joined the cast of the "Annabelle" sequel for New Line Cinema.

Gary Dauberman script follows a dollmaker and his disfigured recluse wife (Otto) who, twenty years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home.

Soon, however, the nun and the girls become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. David Sandberg is directing this spinoff to "The Conjuring" franchise while James Wan and Peter Safran are producing.

The project will shoot next month in Los Angeles.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Miranda Otto & Stephanie Sigman to Co-Star in Annabelle 2

22 June 2016 5:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with additional casting details.* She took on the Witch King in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and soon Miranda Otto (Homeland) will encounter another creepy entity in Annabelle 2, along with actress Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Narcos).

According to THR, Otto will play a deformed and solitary spouse of the dollmaker who built the doll known as Annabelle. The couple had a daughter who died twenty years previously, but they are no longer alone in their home when a nun, Sister Charlotte, (played by Sigman, as reported by Variety) and a few girls in her care come knocking on their door looking for shelter. But their perceived shelter becomes a living hell when Annabelle sets her sinister sights on the new houseguests.

Lights Out director David F. Sandberg will helm Annabelle 2 from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, and filming is expected to start in July in Los Angeles. »

- Derek Anderson

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Movie Review – The Conjuring 2 (2016)

22 June 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Conjuring 2, 2016.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor and Simon McBurney.

Synopsis:

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Following up 2013’s supremely chilling The Conjuring was always going to be a difficult task but James Wan has managed to deliver an intensely scary piece of film that is nearly as good as the first.

Opening in arguably one of the most famous haunted houses ever; we find Ed and Lorraine Warren attempting to contact spirits at Amityville. Within the first ten minutes The Conjuring 2 manages to deliver edge of your seat scares, coupled with phenomenal direction from Wan. We see Lorraine (Farmiga) walking through the Amityville property, carrying out the crimes that have become so famous. It’s well acted and a »

- Helen Murdoch

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