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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 Rose, Deliver Us From Evil), who both co-wrote and directed the first film, announced via his Twitter page that he has selected a director for the sequel: Citadel director Ciaran Foy.
- Isaac Feldberg
A director has been chosen for the horror sequel Sinister 2. Scott 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
There's something more chilling about movies based on true events. Knowing that at least some version of what you're seeing on the screen actually happened in real life makes the movie more powerful. With the upcoming release of The Quiet Ones, we decided to reminisce about other movies based on horrific real life events.
The Quiet Ones is inspired by a true story of a university experiment done on a young girl that goes horribly, horribly wrong, so we focused on movies based on claims of supernatural true events.
There is a huge list of honorable mentions in this category. We could even break it down into sub-categories, like movies based on the antics of Ed Gein: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs, Psycho and Deranged. True crime reenactments: In Cold Blood, Helter Skelter and Zodiac just to name a few of the best. Even real »
- Scott Hallam
I’m not going to delude myself and think that we’re going to start a revolution, and that Urban Legends: Final Cut will somehow surpass Halloween as the better film. But just hear me out; it’s a much better film than people have ever given it credit to be.
I was surfing around Netflix and saw it had been added; I own the DVD but as is with our age of digital gratification I popped it on anyways. As the credits started I remembered back to when I first saw it. The year was 2000, and I was looking through the DVD selection at my local Ames; a chain long since extinct, and I spotted it. I didn’t even have internet at the time- (go ahead and judge), and had heard nothing about a sequel to Urban Legends. I bought it sight unseen after reading the description, for a modest $24.99. Yes, »
- Kristy Jett
With horror movies hitting theaters left and right, it’s often hard to tell new releases apart. After all, it’s easy to stick with a tried and true formula if it’s guaranteed to get the maximum amount of scares and screams. Take some nice, normal people, for example, and have them get plagued by a demon or a malevolent poltergeist. It’s been working for the last 30 or so years, hasn’t it? Have their plight be viewed through the grainy green haze of found footage and there’s an even bigger chance that it’s going to be a hit. Or stick that nice family in an even worse situation — maybe it’s some facet of the house itself that’s turning on them, like a cursed mirror or family heirloom. It’s the “call is coming from inside the house” of ghosts. While these methods of spookiness are effective and often masterful, they »
- Samantha Wilson
If you’re dreading the glut of action/superhero blockbusters set to arrive this year, you can rest easy knowing that there are plenty of promising horror films on the horizon as well. Deliver Us From Evil, from Scott Derrickson, the director of Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, is perhaps my most anticipated, primarily because it looks to blend a demonic possession plotline with the dark and brooding feel of a cop drama.
The international trailer for the film, which Sony dropped earlier today, recycles some footage from the absolutely nerve-wracking first trailer while also weaving in some terrifying new clips of the hideous, malevolent presence that cop Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) finds himself up against. Check it out below:
- Isaac Feldberg
A teaser trailer for the new supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil arrived last month. Here’s the new promo, which expands upon the world of the film and finds Eric Bana encountering some hair-raising, based-on-(perceived)reality experiences. Bana stars as New York police officer Ralph Sarchie, struggling with personal issues, who begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Édgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. It's all based on the book that details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases. It’s just possible you might walk out of this one wanting to check under the bed at night.The scares come courtesy of The Exorcism Of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson, once more re-visiting a supposedly true story alongside co-writer Paul Boardman. With Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, »
A new, slightly longer international trailer for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil has arrived from Sony/Screen Gems, and it shows off even more of the spooky shenanigans heading our way this summer.
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
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- Debi Moore
The first domestic trailer for the procedural horror thriller Deliver Us from Evil showed just a hint of the full story in the film starring Eric Bana, and chose to focus on more of a clip featuring his character's daughter getting scared by some unseen supernatural force. Now a different international trailer has arrived showing more of the investigation into the supernatural, including a brief glimpse at Joel McHale in the film. This looks like it could be awesome, and director Scott Derrickson has delivered some great horror previously with Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, so we're very curious to see how this turns out. Here's the new international trailer for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil (via YouTube): NY police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an »
- Ethan Anderton
Warning: Though not labeled red band, this trailer involves violence so graphic it is Nsfw. "Every culture, every religion has practiced exorcism." There is something especially sinister about the possession subgenre of horror. Many of these, like The Conjuring, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Exorcist, have been inspired by real accounts of demonic terror. Following in this frightening tradition is Deliver Us From Evil, a Sony Pictures release that follows one cop's investigation into a terrifying trail of evil. You can see how Sony is selling this pic overseas thanks to this newly unveiled international trailer. Deliver Us From Evil is based on the book Beware The Night: The Terrifying True Story of Demonic Possession and Exorcism In A City Under Diabolical Siege. With the help of established non-fiction writer Lisa Collier Cool, New York Police officer Ralph Sarchie detailed his encounters with primal evil. In its movie »
“In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”
Deliver Us From Evil stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale. The script was written by Scott Derrickson & Paul Boardman, who previously worked together on The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. The movie will be released to Us theaters on July 2nd.
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- Jonathan James
Lionsgate has acquired “Terrestrial,” a science-fiction script written by first-time writer Peter Gaffney, three individuals with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap. The studio, which did not respond to a request for comment, paid low six figures for the project, according to those individuals. Also read: Legendary Acquires John Shiffman's Book ‘Operation Shakespeare’ (Exclusive) Tripp Vinson, producer of ”The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “Journey 2,” brought “Terrestrial” to Lionsgate and will produce the movie. They are still working out the particulars of his deal, but, assuming it goes through, Lisa Zambri will also executive produce. Vinson was one of a handful of top producers. »
- Lucas Shaw and Jeff Sneider
The Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange has had a long road to the big screen and Marvel Studios may be bringing that road to an end, as they look for a director/writer(s) for the Phase Three film. Two directors on the short list are Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies). These two I think would make for some fantastic director choices for, Doctor Strange but the question remains: Who should helm Doctor Strange? Let's take a look at these choices and make a verdict shall we? Jonathan Levine Jonathan Levine is a great up and coming director and with films like 50/50 and Warm Bodies in his filmography, he has a bright future ahead of him. So, what would make Levine a great choice to direct the feature film debut of, The Sorcerer Supreme? It's all »
We've been talking about a Doctor Strange movie here on Dread Central for a long while now, and with the pieces slowly falling into place, a short list of directors for the project has come to light. Read on to see who could possibly be bringing the Strange in a big way!
According to THR reporter Borys Kit on Twitter, the aforementioned directors includes Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), and Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose).
Given my familiarity and love for the character, I'd like to see Derrickson tackle it, but Levin is also a very inspired choice. Stay tuned.
Created in 1963, Doctor Strange »
- Uncle Creepy
Doctor Strange's rumoured list of potential directors has been updated.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) March 11, 2014
He also added that two of the four previously rumoured directors are still in the running for the project.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) March 11, 2014
He also quashed reports that Johnny Depp was in line to take the title role of the Sorcerer Supreme.
Stephen Strange was a proud »
The Marvel marketing machine is now in full swing, promoting the company’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but, as always, our interests lie more in what’s further down the road. The studio is notorious for planning years in advance, and one film they’ve been talking about for some time now is Doctor Strange. We know Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige is excited about it, and though the movie hasn’t even been officially announced yet, we recently heard that a shortlist of directors had emerged.
Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday) were all reportedly in the mix to bring the Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen, and we now have another name that’s been tossed into the ring: Sinister director Scott Derrickson. Check out the official tweet below:
- James Garcia
A few weeks ago, we reported that Mark Andrews (Pixar’s Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), and newcomer Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday) were all in the mix to direct Marvel’s Doctor Strange. It’s a diverse bunch of directors, and now one more name is joining their ranks: Scott Derrickson. Derrickson mostly has a horror background. His previous credits include Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Hellraiser: Inferno, and he recently directed the supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil. However, he does have a big-budget feature to his name having directed the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Hit the jump for more. In addition to reporting on Derrickson being in the mix for the directing gig, THR writer Borys Kit also tweeted, “Being told Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) still on the shortlist,” so I’m wondering if »
- Matt Goldberg
A few weeks ago , we got some details about potential directing candidates for Marvel Studios' long-planned Doctor Strange feature adaptation. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was quick to dismiss the report, but The Hollywood Reporter 's Borys Kit has taken to Twitter not only to add another name to the mix but to say only two of the originally-mentioned four names are currently in contention for the job. Among the names listed are Brave director Mark Andrews and Jonathan Levine of 50/50 and Warm Bodies , in addition to Scott Derrickson of Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose fame. Who would you like to see take on Doctor Strange for Marvel? Little is known about the big screen »
After an unofficial trailer arrived last fall, the first official trailer for the homicide drama The Devil's Knot has arrived. Though this seems like the kind of film that would be saved for an awards season run, the drama from Chloe director Atom Egoyan arrives this summer, boasting an impressive cast that includes Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan, Dane De Haan and more. The film focuses on the well-known West Memphis murder trial and conviction of three teens who were wrongly accused and imprisoned for the death of three children in what was believed to be a satanic ritual. It's definitely reminsicent of Mystic River in parts but it's just set in the South instead of the city. Watch the trailer now! Here's the first trailer for Atom Egoyan's The Devil's Knot, originally from Apple: The Devil's Knot is directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe) and written by Paul Harris Boardman »
- Ethan Anderton
Ready for the release of upcoming supernatural horror thriller Deliver Us From Evil? We’ve got two trailers for you to watch!
Previously titled Beware The Night, the film follows an NY cop (Eric Bana) who teams up with a priest (Edgar Ramirez) to solve some particularly horrific murders. Brit Sean Harris plays the baddie – seen in one trailer covered in blood, writing carved over his chest.
Scott Derrickson is at the helm, and he’s already proved his horror credentials with The Exorcism Of Emily Rose and Sinister. The trailers don’t deviate much from typical horror fare – the official trailer has some discussions on the nature of “true evil” and daughter-terrorised-by-something-scary, while the second international trailer goes for the exorcism and religious mutterings slant.
As for whether Derrickson’s film is a fresh take on the supernatural horror genre or just a rehashing of familiar tropes…well, you »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
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