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[Media] - "The Purge: Anarchy" New international trailer

12 July 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Here's a new international trailer for Universal Pictures' "The Purge: Anarchy" ! Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Lakeith Lee Stanfield star in the sequel that will finally take to the streets. Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious"), alongside Sébastien K Lemercier ("Assault On Precinct 13", "Four Lovers") and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay ("Pain Gain", "Transformers"), Brad Fuller ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Amityville Horror", "A Nightmare On Elm Street", "Friday The 13th") and Andrew Form ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Friday The 13th", "The Amityville Horror", "A »

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Chilling Video Captures Ghostly Entity Hovering Over Man's Bed

11 July 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What's going on in your bedroom while you sleep? It's a horrifying thought and a question you've likely pondered on at least a handful of occasions as you drifted off to dream world. Do you dare set up cameras and find out like the ill-fated characters in the Paranormal Activity movies?

One curious man recently did, prompted to do so after many sleepless nights and lingering feelings that something wasn't quite right. On a hunch, the man set up a camera pointing at his bed and left the lights on as he slept in the hopes of capturing anything usual.

And boy, did he ever!

In the video, posted over on YouTube channel Altered Dimensions, a strange shadowy figure is seen hovering over the man's bed, briefly appearing for just a few seconds. Apparently he didn't even notice the figure upon his initial viewing of the footage but took a »

- John Squires

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Relativity Set To Finance Kate Beckinsale’s Horror Flick, The Disappointments Room

10 July 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

News flash for all you horror lovers out there, Relativity has officially finalized a deal to finance yet another haunted house movie: The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Disturbia helmer D.J. Caruso.

Inspired by a ‘true’ event – and you should take that with a pinch (no, the whole shaker) of salt – the film centers on a family’s encounter with the paranormal, inexplicable bumps in the night that inevitably go hand-in-hand with this genre, while they unravel the horrifying mysteries that come attached to their idyllic – and characteristically ancient – new home.

If there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us in recent years, it’s that you can never feel particularly safe in your own home. Yes, films like The Purge, The Strangers and Funny Games have turned the security of the family house into a prison of incomprehensible terror… well, the latter two certainly did – Funny Games »

- Dale Barham

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Wer Dumped on DVD

10 July 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled Wer, is coming home to DVD via Universal on September 23rd with an early digital release date to be announced soon. Maybe the devil made 'em do it?

A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Vik Sahay ("Chuck"), and Brian J. O’Connor (Epic Movie) round out the main cast of the werewolf flick directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).

Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, produced with Matthew Peterman (who wrote the screenplay) and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc. tackled the makeup and visual effects for Wer.

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Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. »

- Steve Barton

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Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Being Developed for TV With Marti Noxon, Jason Blum

8 July 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn has yet another adaptation in the pipeline. Her debut novel “Sharp Objects” is being developed as a one-hour serialized drama with Marti Noxon on board as showrunner and writer and Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum and Charles Layton to executive produce.

Entertainment One Television will develop and produce with Flynn serving as an executive producer. Blumhouse Productions will also produce.

Sharp Objects” follows a reporter who has to cover the murder of two preteen girls in her hometown following a brief stint in a psych hospital. The novel has won two of Britain’s Dagger Awards and was an Edgar Award finalist.

Entertainment One Television CEO John Morayniss and exec VP Us scripted television Michael Rosenberg will oversee the project for the company. EOne Television will handle worldwide distribution.

Flynn is perhaps best known for her most recent novel, best-seller “Gone Girl.” It’s being developed »

- Alex Stedman

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Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects Coming To TV

8 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl broke out to become the runaway literary hit of the summer, Hollywood naturally turned its focus to getting the thriller author’s rabid fans into theaters. Quickly, 20th Century Fox and Se7en director David Fincher snagged Gone Girl. That red-hot thriller adaptation, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is being positioned as an awards contender and given an Oscar-friendly release in October. Then, Exclusive Media grabbed the rights to Flynn’s earlier novel Dark Places (out this September), which Charlize Theron will star in alongside Chloë Grace Moretz. Now, we’re hearing that Flynn’s debut thriller Sharp Objects is also getting adapted – but, intriguingly, for the small screen.

Entertainment One is developing and producing Sharp Objects, on which Flynn will collaborate with producers Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity). The author will be serving as an executive-producer on the drama series, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Gillian Flynn's 'Sharp Objects' Headed to TV From Marti Noxon, Jason Blum

8 July 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gillian Flynn's TV empire is expanding. The Gone Girl author — who already has a series order for a remake of Utopia at HBO — is teaming with Entertainment One and producers Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) to bring her debut novel Sharp Objects to TV. Photos Broadcast TV's New 2014-15 Shows Published in 2006, Sharp Objects centers on reporter Camille Preaker — fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital — who faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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The Conjuring Spinoff Annabelle Secures A Release Date

7 July 2014 11:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The common thought regarding horror movie franchises is to strike while the iron's hot, and spill out a cheap installment every year. That's the practice that was picked up by Saw, and later Paranormal Activity and now The Purge. But none of those films were as well-received as The Conjuring, which is not only receiving a sequel, but also a spinoff revolving around the creepy little doll Annabelle. Annabelle now has a release date, and while The Conjuring was a summertime hit, Annabelle is taking on the Halloween season with an October 3rd date. The movie stars Annabelle (yikes!) Wallis and Alfre Woodard, and is based on a script by Gary Dauberman, who did uncredited re-writes on Final Destination 5 and the recent A Nightmare On Elm Street. Director John Leonetti has previously served as The Conjuring filmmaker James Wan's D.P., but as a director, he has two »

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of The Purge: Anarchy In St. Louis

7 July 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In 2013, the country responded to the provocative concept that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal. Audiences turned The Purge into a surprise summer hit as the film debuted at No. 1 with an astonishing $34.1 million weekend at the domestic box office.

After witnessing the response to the film and listening to the conversations that it provoked, James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge and writer of The Negotiator, Assault on Precinct 13) quickly returned to the explosive universe that he created with an even more arresting idea for a sequel: placing the audience outside on the streets during the annual Purge.

A speculative thriller that shows us what occurs during The Purge outside of the confines of a suburban neighborhood, The Purge: Anarchy returns us to a dystopic future. Our government, now re-engineered by the New Founders of America (Nfa), has sanctioned its annual 12-hour »

- Movie Geeks

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Jason Blum Talks About the Future of Paranormal Activity

7 July 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Following the news that 'Paranormal Activity 5' had been pushed all the way back till 2016 some serious questions were starting to be asked about the franchises future. And who better to answer them than Blumhouse Productions' very own Jason Blum. Thankfully the Total Film fellas had that very opportunity to put such questions to the man with a plan. Firstly the fifth installment, thanks to its unusually long hiatus, gives everyone the chance to up their game and as Blum explains, 'You can expect a ton of answers. We had a lot of conversations about the mythology...and there was a decision that a lot of fans were tired of getting only little snippets of information, so we're going to answer almost every possible question that one could have about the mythology in Paranormal Activity.' »

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 7th 2014

7 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

I’m back! It’s been a long time and I apologise for that, moving house turned out to be a far far longer process than I anticipated or had been led to believe. Three weeks turned into six, six weeks turned into three months and now here we are.

Aside from the length of time it takes, moving house was a real eye opener in other areas too. Specifically in terms of how I inform you week on week of all of this wonderful content available to stream and then how you have to put up with lacklustre delivery from various ISPs.  I was living in someone else’s house on a connection that was not my own, not wanting to name names but there is one of the big three ISP’s in the UK which boasts about having one of, if not the, fastest broadband delivery on »

- Chris Holt

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Jason Blum talks Paranormal Activity 5 and The Purge 3

7 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

As The Purge: Anarchy prepares to hit screens later this month, we caught up with horror producer Jason Blum to get the scoop on Paranormal Activity 5 and The Purge 3. Blum promises that the fifth Paranormal Activity will answer "every possible question" that's still yet to be addressed by the franchise. He also hopes that he'll get the chance to produce a third Purge film, this one potentially a prequel that would deal with the revolutionaries and the first ever Purge. Check out what he had to say in the video below... The Purge:...

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- Rosie Fletcher

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It’s Hard Out Here for an Original Franchise: ‘Pacific Rim’’s Plight

6 July 2014 6:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Not two weeks ago, famed auteur and Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro set the internet ablaze when he announced the confirmation of a follow up to his 2013 robots vs. monsters film Pacific Rim and dated Pacific Rim 2 for April 7, 2017. The biggest surprise wasn’t the official announcement of the sequel though, it was the announcement of the comics and animated series that would be produced leading up to 2017: They are using all their weapons at their disposal and are really trying to make this franchise stick. They’re in for a tough time though, as there’s no question it’s never been harder to get an original franchise made in today’s day and age of reboots/sequels of pre-existing properties. But maybe Guillermo Del Toro realizes the tagline of Pacific Rim holds some truth. “To fight monsters we created monsters” – or in this case, “to fight franchises, »

- Dylan Griffin

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Weekend Report: 'Transformers' Repeats On Weak Independence Day Weekend

6 July 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Transformers: Age of Extinction easily held on to first place at the box office over a very slow Fourth of July weekend.Melissa McCarthy's Tammy did fine business in second place, while Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo flopped.The Top 12 earned a combined $120.6 million this weekend. That's down a massive 46 percent from last year, when Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger opened. In fact, it's the worst Independence Day weekend since 1999 ($116.5 million). That's a horrible way to kick off the ever-important month of July, and all-but-guarantees that this is going to be one of the lowest-grossing Summer seasons in the past decade.Transformers: Age of Extinction plummeted 63 percent to an estimated $37.1 million. Without any serious competition, Transformers became the first movie since Captain America: The Winter Soldier to repeat in first place. So far, Age of Extinction has earned $175.4 million, and is trailing the last »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Review: Solid Scares Keep 'Deliver Us from Evil' Strong in Tired Genre

2 July 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's really not a lot that can be done with paranormal thrillers these days. With the recent slate of bland possession movies and the Paranormal Activity juggernaut annually dulling the bump-in-the-night brand of horror, it takes a certain angle at the sub-genre or a top-notch style of delivering the thrills for a film to really play in the haunted sandbox. Luckily, there are those entries that realize the ways in which to keep a fresh game in a stale ballpark, Deliver Us from Evil being the latest of these. Part gritty-nypd procedural, part sinister-entity horror, the film nails every tone and hits every scare with results that should satisfy any and all downtrodden, horror fans. Thankfully, there are still films that can keep us up at night. That gritty-nypd procedural revolves around Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), a New York City cop who sees all manner of horrors running through the rainy, »

- Jeremy Kirk

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Review: Found Footage Family Film 'Earth To Echo'

2 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With 2008's "Cloverfield," J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves showed that the found footage aesthetic—comprised of shaky, you-are-there camerawork and rough cutting and usually relegated to hardcore horror films like the "Paranormal Activity" series and, of course, "The Blair Witch Project"—could also be employed to evoke moments of wide-eyed awe and wonder. Unfortunately, since then, the gee-whiz factor of found footage has been largely ignored, popping up only occasionally (in things like "District 9" or "Chronicle"). Instead, it's been largely sequestered in the horror movie ghetto. "Earth to Echo," though, hopes to open things up considerably, with a found footage family film aimed at people who were even too young for the rampaging beastie in "Cloverfield." Maybe the most impressive thing about "Earth to Echo" is the way that the filmmakers harness the inherent harshness of the format, turning it into »

- Drew Taylor

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Trailers from Hell and Oren Peli Catch 'The Andromeda Strain'

27 June 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Today on Trailers from Hell, "Paranormal Activity" writer/director Oren Peli appraises Robert Wise's understated 1971 diseased panic film "The Andromeda Strain." A small town in New Mexico is decimated by an alien organism in Robert Wise's "The Andromeda Strain," based on the first book by Michael Crichton to be brought to the screen. Though Wise's film was advertised as a wall-to-wall nail-biter ("The suspense will last a lifetime!") the movie is largely inert with a buttoned-down cast (including Arthur Hill and David Wayne) that only adds to the general lethargy. The comparatively mild scenes of violence and nudity caused some to question the film's "G" rating in 1971. »

- Trailers From Hell

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Fantasia’s Second Wave of Programming Announced

27 June 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed its second wave of programming, which includes a screening of Ju-On: The Beginning of the End and a 40th anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, where Tobe Hooper will be presented with a lifetime achievement award:

“Official Closing Film – Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York

Fantasia will close its 2014 edition with the North American Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York, the controversial latest from the legendary filmmaker behind such landmarks as Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York, New Rose Hotel and the recently re-released Ms 45.

Welcome To New York is loosely based on the Dsk scandal and stars the iconic Gérard Depardieu in one of the bravest performances of his career. Co-starring is the equally sensational Jacqueline Bisset.

Abel Ferrara will be on hand to host this special evening, »

- Jonathan James

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Dermot Mulroney Faces His Fears in Insidious Chapter 3

27 June 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

'Insidious Chapter 3' is less than three weeks away from shooting and now actor Dermot Mulroney ('August: Osage County') has been brave enough to join the cast of the third installment in the hugely successful Blumhouse horror franchise. Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell (whom confirmed the casting news on his official Twitter page) will all be reprising their roles from the first two movies and the project will mark writer/actor Leigh Whannell's directorial debut. 17-year old actress Stefanie Scott ('A.N.T. Farm') is also set to star in the horror threequel. James Wan, who helmed the previous chapters, will be on board to co-produce alongside Jason Blum and 'Paranormal Activity's Oren Peli. »

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Richard Armitage tries to survive twister in Into the Storm trailer

26 June 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A trailer for the disaster movie Into the Storm has been released.

Director Steven Quale's new film tells the story of a massive twister decimating the town of Silverton through the eyes of a group of storm chasers.

Into the Storm first look teaser: Twister meets Paranormal Activity

When Silverton is ravaged by the tornado, many residents race for cover as a small group head directly into the eye of the storm to experience its power first-hand.

The ensemble cast is led by The Hobbit's Richard Armitage, former Walking Dead star Sarah Wayne Callies and Veep's Matt Walsh.

Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) has directed the movie from a screenplay by John Swetnam.

Into the Storm opens in the Us on August 8 and on August 22 in the UK. »

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