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After a few busy weeks at the box office, look for things to quiet down a bit this weekend.Horror movie Ouija*based off the "game"*should open in first place with around $20 million. Meanwhile, John Wick will likely open behind holdovers Fury (2014) and Gone Girl.At 2,858 theaters, Ouija is poised to do solid business with teen moviegoers this weekend. The movie revolves around a group of teens who try to connect with their deceased friend via a Ouija board, and inadvertently summon an evil spirit instead. The low-budget horror movie is from Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Jason Blum's Blumhouse; that's the same pairing that recently put together the two Purge movies.The marketing material has been suitably creepy, though it's nothing that hasn't been seen before. Ouija is still going to avoid the fate of 2014 horror duds like Deliver Us From Evil and The Quiet Ones, »
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After spending the past seven years launching film franchises based on its toys and games like Transformers and G.I. Joe, and setting up other movies like “Monopoly,” “Candy Land” and “Risk,” Hasbro Studios is poised to take the next logical step: financing its own features.
The toymaker has launched Allspark Pictures — a clever nod to “Transformers” — through which it will fully fund and co-finance a slate of films. The projects that will inaugurate the banner are an animated “My Little Pony” movie, the first planned to play theatrically in 2017, and a live-action adaptation of animated series “Jem and the Holograms,” which will sing into theaters on Oct. 23, 2015. Universal will split “Jem’s” budget with Hasbro.
“We have a long history in film, and it’s become a very important part of our content strategy,” says Stephen Davis, president of Burbank-based Hasbro Studios. “We want to use great stories to activate our brands, »
- Marc Graser
The actor, who endured hell on Earth as Patty Hewes’ son on the late, great FX/DirecTV drama, is joining We tv’s eight-episode supernatural thriller opposite Mena Suvari, TVLine has learned exclusively.
South of Hell, which is set in South Carolina, centers on Suvari’s Maria Abascal, a skilled and fearless demon-hunter-for-hire. Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own internal demon named Abigail. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover »
1999 seems so far away now. At the fag end of the millennium, it was the year that gave us Stanley Kubrick's posthumous final opus, Britney Spears's first album and Hugh Grant playing the iconic Time Lord in a Doctor Who Comic Relief special. That wretched song 'Blue' by Eiffel 65 was violating our ears. It also saw a micro-budget (reportedly $35k) film creep into UK cinemas on October 22 and change the horror genre forever. The debate rages on whether that was for better or worse.
The Blair Witch Project's financial rewards were huge, with the film grossing $10,931 for every $1 spent according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Yet its cultural impact was arguably more staggering. In an age when the Internet was in its mass-market infancy and mobile phones were a luxury bearing the game Snake, it was felt that the horror genre had nothing new »
Fans can re-live the sheer terror from director James Wan' Saw when the modern horror-classic is re-released in theaters for one week only, starting October 31, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its initial release. Five years before Paranormal Activity helped spawn the "micro-budget" genre, Saw took audiences by storm, with this thriller that cost just $1.2 million to make, taking in over $100 million worldwide, and spawning a franchise that included six successful sequels.
Saw starred Leigh Whannell (who co-wrote the script with James Wan) and Cary Elwes as two strangers who wake up trapped in a horrifying dungeon, as they are forced to follow the intricate rules of a killer known only as Jigsaw, if they want to make it out alive.
To help celebrate this 10th Anniversary re-release, we have a giveaway lined up where fans can win five Saw collectible posters, three of which you can see below, »
Continuing its commitment to creating new and compelling programming for the digital marketplace, Warner Bros. announced today the name of its newly formed shortform series production unit and also unveiled its first slate of development projects. Blue Ribbon Content is the name of the recently created division, which is charged with developing and producing live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers.
All of the Studio's narrative shortform digital content will now be produced under the Blue Ribbon Content banner, which is headed up by Sam Register, who took oversight of digital development and production efforts upon being named President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series in April 2014. Register's team at Blue Ribbon Content also includes Andrew Mellett, Senior Vice President, Distribution and Strategy, who manages the new division's financial operations, oversees business affairs, »
They first came to the big screen two years after Gremlins, but they didn’t need to be fed after midnight in order to become evil. The ferocious alien furballs of 1986’s Critters and its three sequels look to pay Earth another visit in an upcoming series from Warner Bros.’ Blue Ribbon Content, a new label that focuses on creating live action programs for digital platforms.
Blue Ribbon Content is wasting no time herding shows towards production. Today, the recently launched label announced three series orders—Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, an Untitled Mortal Kombat Series, and Play It Again, Dick—as well as a slew of in-development programs, including a live action Critters series:
“Critters — Blue Ribbon revisits the world of the legendary New Line Cinema cult classic movie franchise, as a new batch of alien pests descends upon the planet in this new digital series written »
- Derek Anderson
Warner Bros.’ digital production division has launched its rebranding campaign today, under the new title of Blue Ribbon Content. Along with a new name, the company has announced details on their very packed, upcoming slate. According to the report published on Mashable, we can expect live-action versions of smash hit video game Mortal Kombat and DC super hero comic Static Shock, as well as a series based on the 1986 monster flick, Critters.
Of the projects outlined, three have already been tapped for series orders, which means we’ll be definitely be getting a full season. The main title amongst those is the Mortal Kombat live-action series, which will feature new and old characters. That as-yet untitled property is set to tie into the April 2015 release of the Mortal Kombat X video game.
On the development side of things, the outlet have earmarked a mixture of pre-existing and entirely new projects »
- Gem Seddon
Joe Carnahan's Stretch reminds me a lot of Michael Mann's Collateral. The operating word there being "reminds" as in this is the B-movie, bat-sh*t crazy, balls-to-the-wall red-headed step child of Collateral. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. For anyone the least bit familiar with Carnahan's work, Stretch will come as no surprise. Carnahan could easily be described as a director interested in masculinity. He's a "tough guy" cinema director, making the movie equivalent to beef jerky. I like beef jerky and I like Carnahan's films. I like the outlandish nature of his movies, the "anything can happen" narratives, and he consistently brings actors along for the ride that are just as willing and excited about starring in something crazy. While his films such as Narc and The Grey show he can also delve competently into serious cinema, his movies such as Smokin' Aces and »
- Brad Brevet
The Conjuring 2 was originally set to open in time for Halloween next year, arriving on October 23, 2015. Now that Jem and the Holograms is also occupying that slot, Warner Bros. has delayed their sequel to director James Wan's 2013 hit The Conjuring, moving it to an unspecified release date in 2016.
The Conjuring 2 will reportedly continue the adventures of real-life paranormal investigators Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) as they take on a new case. The spinoff Annabelle came out earlier this month, and while it wasn't a hit with critics it has already pulled in $37 million against a $6 million budget. There are no plans for a sequel at this moment.
Right now, The Conjuring 2 does not have a set director. »
Even the name “Hollows Grove” doesn’t sound like a pleasant place to visit.
In a found footage-style horror film, it follows a group of paranormal activity investigators into a haunted children’s hospital.
Here’s the full synopsis:
A young filmmaker, Harold Maxwell is filming a behind-the-scenes documentary about his friends - the Spirit and Paranormal Investigation Team, (S.P.I.T) and their ghost hunting reality show. Harold joins the S.P.I.T crew as they head out to their next assignment, to film an old, abandoned and supposedly haunted orphanage, Hollows Grove. Soon after arriving at the orphanage the team begins to realize that what they thought would be a routine investigation is turning in to a nightmare from which they can’t escape.
- Gig Patta
With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we'll post our top picks from specific group—say, vampire movies or slasher flicks—and give you the chance to vote on which is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. Today, we're kicking things off with demons. To the nonbelievers, demons are kind of funny—all horns and red faces, too unrealistic to provoke real scares. Then a legitimately terrifying, devil-centric movie—say, Paranormal Activity—comes along...and suddenly demons aren't so silly anymore. A »
- Ariana Bacle
Hollywood’s worst fear is being realized this Halloween.
The ghouls-and-goblins holiday falls on a Friday, an accident of the calendar that will likely result in a box office bloodbath. Moviegoing will be low on the list of people’s entertainment priorities, robbing the exhibition industry of one of the busiest nights of the week.
It marks the second time this year that a major holiday has fallen on a weekend, wreaking havoc at the multiplexes. Fourth of July was celebrated on a Friday, and became the worst box office weekend for the industry since 1987, when adjusted for inflation.
Due to debut in theaters Oct. 24 is “Ouija,” a supernatural thriller inspired by the board game, joining a flurry of limited releases of variable quality »
- Brent Lang
Movie theaters have been forced to cancel screenings of such horror films as "Paranormal Activity" and "Sinister" due to awful behavior of young audience members who disrupt the screening and damage the theater. The same thing just happened during showings of "Annabelle," the prequel of "The Conjuring." Several French theaters are now refusing to show the film after teenagers began fighting, throwing popcorn and even ripping up theater seats. Les 3 Palmes theater, which has 450 seats, revealed that more than a thousand people attended the screening of "Annabelle" last Saturday. "Some didn't have the most elementary notion of how to behave," theater owner explained. "They were throwing popcorn and talking at the top of their voices or walking round. It's not up to me to teach young people how to respect the law." Film critic Alain Grasset added: "It's a very young audience, for whom the screening is a time to let loose. »
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“Ouija,” which opens on Oct. 24, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Ana Coto, Douglas Smith, Shelley Hennig, Sierra Heuermann and Bianca Santos from writer and director Stiles White and writer Juliet Snowden.
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Update: The list has been amended to include the three segments from "Treehouse of Horror Xxv." That's right: In honor of The Simpsons' 25th (!) annual Halloween special, EW didn't just rank the top 25 "Treehouse of Horror" segments. We took things a step further by ranking every single "Treehouse" segment ever seen on the show—and you'll find entries 72 through 26 in the list below. Even when longtime fans sniff that The Simpsons' Golden Age is long past, they can agree that late-period Simpsons Halloween shows still pack a punch. Why? Because "Treehouse" segments give the series' writers a break »
- Hillary Busis
If you were hoping for a gritty, bloody, violent remake of 1982’s haunted house story Poltergeist, you are in for some disappointment: the MPAA has just given it a PG-13 rating. This cannot be much of a surprise: the original film was even the subject of a ratings controversy when it was originally slapped with an R. Producer Steven Spielberg managed to argue it down to a PG, but I think we can all agree that the film is a bit scarier than that.
The new Poltergeist appears to be following in its predecessor’s wake without quite being a straight remake, though. Jared Harris plays the host of a TV cable show called “Haunted House Cleaners,” bringing him into contact with a family living in a haunted house (played in part by Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt). The film, directed by Gil Keenan and produced by Sam Raimi, is »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
On today's episode we have a pair of reviews with the new Brad Pitt, World War II drama Fury as well as the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. On top of that we discuss Warner Bros/' big announcement of DC Comics movies, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's comments on superhero movies, Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Oscars and much more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »
- Brad Brevet
Written by Christopher Landon
Sequels in horror franchises are rarely ever connected to their predecessors with the exception of the same villain/outline that proves profitable. What makes the additions to the Paranormal Activity franchise different is that each follow-up expands the universe, further exploring the demon that plagued Katie and Micah in 2009. With Katie and Kristi both having their adult horrors played out onscreen with Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2, let’s do the time warp again.
The year is 1988, and cinematographer Dennis (Chris Smith) is moving in with girlfriend Julie (Lauren Bittner) and her two daughters Katie and Kristi. The story opens at a family wedding Dennis is filming, some of the conversation between attendees reveals quick insights into his relationship with Julie before the couple moves in together. Dennis and Julie aren’t getting married prior to the move, »
- Colin Biggs
The recent hit horror title "Annabelle" has been withdrawn from several French cinemas following riots in auditoriums.
The Guardian reports that managers in Marseille, Strasbourg and Montpellier have cancelled screenings until further notice for security reasons.
The withdrawal is taking place after more than a thousand people attended a screening at a 450-seat cinema in Marseilles on Saturday. The mostly teenage crowd began fighting, throwing popcorn and even ripping up theatre seats.
This is apparently not the first time this has happened. Similar incidents took place during screenings of the likes of "Paranormal Activity" and "Sinister" with the latter pulled from more than 40 screens in 2012. »
- Garth Franklin
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