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Billed as Friday the 13th meets Glee, Stage Fright is a new take on the classic slasher formula which sees Kylie Swanson (Driver) brutally murdered after her star-making performance in the Broadway-bound musical ‘The Haunting of the Opera’. Ten years later, her producer Roger McCall (Loaf) is running a musical theatre summer camp where Kylie’s twins, Camilla and Buddy help out. When Roger decides to revive ‘The Haunting of the Opera’ kabuki-style for the end of term entertainment, Camilla wants her mother’s cursed role. But the masked Opera Ghost returns with rehearsals ready to break a leg and strike down the cast and its leading lady again…
Sharing it’s name with one of my favourite giallo of all time, »
- Phil Wheat
Laine would do anything to get one more chance to talk with Debbie. But her best friend is dead, and it looks like they will never communicate again… until Laine finds the Ouija board in Debbie’s room. From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Ouija stars Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke and hits home media on February 3rd, and we’ve been provided with two Blu-ray copies to give away.
“After Debbie (Shelley Hennig, “Teen Wolf”) suddenly dies, her best friend Laine (Olivia Cooke, “Bates Motel,”) attempts to contact her using an antique Ouija board she finds in Debbie’s room. When the curious teen begins asking the board questions and stumbles upon the mystery of her friend’s death, Laine discovers a resident spirit calling itself Dz, and eerie, inexplicable events begin to follow her. The group of friends digs deeper into the history of Debbie’s house and are »
- Derek Anderson
Paramount Pictures has reshuffled three of its most high-profile horror properties after the studio announced plans to push Friday the 13th to 2016, while Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Rings — the third installment into the creepy Ring series — have also received new release dates.
Now, masked serial killer Jason won’t get to wreak havoc until May 13, 2016 (a Friday, of course) which has led Paramount to realign its horror tentpoles to occupy the all-important Halloween window. Initially, Friday the 13th was due to make its bow on November 13; however, the company has filled this vacant slot with Rings.
As for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, the sixth chapter in the found footage phenomenon was scheduled to unleash a new wave of terror in March, though today’s reorganizing means that the next iteration will open against Jem and the Holograms and the Vin Diesel-led The Last Witch Hunter on »
- Michael Briers
Pining for those long summer days and blood-splattered nights at Camp Crystal Lake? Looking forward to the next found footage entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise? If so, you’ll have to wait longer than expected, as Paramount Pictures has delayed the release of their new Friday the 13th movie and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, while also slating Rings, the next installment in The Ring franchise, to hit theaters on one of the vacated dates.
Deadline reports that the new Friday the 13th movie, which last May was rescheduled to come out this November 13th, has now been pushed back to a May 13th, 2016 release.
Casting and plot details for the next installment in the Friday the 13th franchise are still unknown, but David Bruckner (V/H/S, The Signal) is still expected to direct, with Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller and Andrew Form producing.
Initially penciled in for a March 13th, »
- Derek Anderson
Paramount Pictures has shifted the date of its upcoming Friday the 13th reboot. Don't worry, it will still open, as intended, on Friday the 13th. Only now, we'll be getting it next summer instead of this winter, as the second attempt to remake the movie into a viable franchise leaves its original November 13th slot and slides into the more comfortable May 13, 2016 spot on the calendar.
Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller confirmed a little less than two weeks ago that the new Friday the 13th would hopefully shoot this year. The screenplay is still being worked on, but it has been confirmed a few times now that the story will definitely revolve around iconic camp slasher Jason Voorhes. No further details have been revealed at this time.
Once you’re absorbed by its terror, you can’t even scream. The slimy mass that is the Blob first thrilled audiences when it took on Steve McQueen on the big screen in 1958. It next oozed into cinemas via the 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob, before being reborn in a 1988 remake directed by Chuck Russell and co-written by Frank Darabont. Proving that it’s still a relentless alien amoeba, 1958’s The Blob is being remade once again.
Goldcrest Films is moving forward with a remake of The Blob, with Simon West (The Expendables 2, Con Air) lined up for the director’s chair and shooting slated to begin this summer. Modern-day special effects capabilities are expected to bring the Blob to life like never before, and Chris Haney (Avatar, Avengers Assemble) will oversee the VFX in post-production.
- Derek Anderson
Kicking off with a special screening on Thursday 26th February and hosting eleven films on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival celebrates ten ‘gore-ious’ years at its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival with an all-exclusive slate of the freshest new horror films around – including three World, two European and six UK premieres!
The shocktacular line-up starts on Thurs 26 Feb in sumptuous Hammer-style with the UK premiere of the Edgar Allan Poe based Eliza Graves featuring an all-star Hollywood cast, including Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess and Michael Caine.
Friday’s fearsome line-up kicks off with the European premiere of The Atticus Institute, the paranormal activity shockumentary of the year, written and directed by Chris Sparling, who wrote ‘Buried’. This is followed by the World Premiere of The Hoarder, starring an on-form Mischa Barton who uncovers the worst horrors in the »
- Phil Wheat
I came across this video from a Facebook post that Friday The 13th writer Victor Miller had posted earlier tonight, and for some reason, it deeply resonated with me to the point of wanting to share it with you Icons of Fright readers. As horror fans, we all come from various backgrounds and walks of life. Some of us were popular, had tons of friends and wanted nothing more than to let loose and party every weekend. Some of us (like myself), were very introverted and spent our free time writing stories and staying within our own minds, afraid to talk to people, never having the courage to talk to girls we liked, and well…some of us were put through hell in school. I was made fun of a lot during Jr. High and the first year of High School because of poor decisions I had made having to »
- Jerry Smith
Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are currently in the process of developing another reboot of Friday the 13th for Platinum Dunes. In an interview with Collider, Form gives a little update and confirms that Jason will be coming back to the big screen to kill a bunch of stupid drunken horny teenagers in the woods.
“Just working on the script still. Hoping to make that movie this year and Brad, I’m gonna confirm that Jason is in the movie. There was a rumor out there that Jason was not in it…”
“Jason is in the movie, that is confirmed.”
Why wouldn’t Jason be in the movie? He has become the iconic staple of the franchise. Was there a time when they weren't going to include Jason? I think it's funny that they are confirming the obvious. The last thing I heard about the movie was »
- Joey Paur
Platinum Dunes have provided a brief update on two of the studio’s upcoming films: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and the Friday the 13th reboot. First up, it’s understood the anthropomorphic teenagers will leapfrog back in front of the cameras in April, where filming will take place once again in New York City. As for the horror property, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form — who are currently doing the rounds for Project Almanac — revealed that the retelling is still incubating in the early stages of development.
“Just working on the script still. Hoping to make that movie this year and Brad, I’m gonna confirm that Jason is in the movie.”
Considering that Form confirms that the creative team are still tinkering with the script, it seems unlikely that Friday the 13th will make its current release date of November 13. Whether this forces Platinum Dunes’ hand into delaying »
- Michael Briers
Back in May, Paramount Pictures pushed its long-awaited Friday the 13th reboot from March 13, 2015 to November 13, 2015. Sadly, we haven't heard much more on the project since then. But now, while promoting their time travel thriller Project Almanac, Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller confirmed that the project is still moving forward, with a script still being worked on in hopes of starting production this year. Here's what Andrew Form had to say about the status of Friday the 13th.
"Just working on the script still. Hoping to make that movie this year and Brad, I'm gonna confirm that Jason is in the movie."
Andrew Form made a point of confirming the iconic Jason Voorhes' presence because last year, Bradley Fuller claimed that he "doesn't know if we're going to have Jason." However, back in August, the producer clarified that "Jason will definitely be in the movie." It remains »
A couple of brief status updates have arrived regarding several sequels to major franchises setup at Paramount Pictures.
First up, Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller have confirmed that the company's second reboot of the "Friday the 13th" franchise is still having its script tinkered with. Form tells Collider: "Just working on the script still. Hoping to make that movie this year and Brad, I'm gonna confirm that Jason is in the movie."
In the same interview, Form also offered a brief update on the sequel to last year's critically reviled but successful reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise. Plans to get the movie into cinemas by mid-2016 seem to still be in effect: “We’re in prep right now. We start shooting in New York in April."
Meanwhile, Paramount is still planning a fourth film in the popular "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise with the Michigan »
- Garth Franklin
There have been lots of rumors about a new installment in the "Friday the 13th" franchise. And now that the film is set to hit theaters on November 13th, producer Andrew Form provided an update. "Just working on the script still. Hoping to make that movie this year and I'm gonna confirm that Jason is in the movie," he revealed. "Friday the 13th" will be directed by David Bruckner (V/H/S). Fuller also spoke about the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel, which will be released on June 3rd, 2016. "We're in prep right now. We start shooting in New York in April," he said, adding that both Bebop and Rocksteady will be introduced in the film. "We designed and we did lots of work on all of them and then only so many fit in the box and luckily we have another chance to make another one of these »
A new international trailer has arrived online for Exeter (formerly Blackmask), the new horror from director Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th), which follows a group of teenagers who accidentally release an evil spirit. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
During a sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party, six small-town teenagers find an old vintage record and decide to play it backwards in order to listen for any subliminal/satanic messages. Lo and behold, a seemingly malevolent spirit quickly infiltrates the group, wreaking havoc as it moves from one body to another. Eventually, however, it’s revealed that the spirit in question is actually trying to convey a message… and that the real source of horror isn’t particularly paranormal, but rather something (or someone) much closer to home.
- Gary Collinson
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