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In Chicago and need something to do after you finish your delicious deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's? Fan of the movie Sinister? Want to be In The Sequel? Then this one is for you, kids! Drop your burger from Kuma's and read on for details.
According to The Chicago Tribune: "Sinister 2” needs kids and teenagers to serve as extras when the sequel begins filming in the Chicago area next month.
Joan Philo Casting is looking for 7- to 18-year-olds of all shapes and sizes and an overweight male 12-15 years old, according to Facebook.com/Sinister2Extras.
But before you sign up, little Johnny, there are a few things you should know.
The original “Sinister” was a rated R horror film that involved hangings and the terrifying Mr. Boogie. And as the Facebook page pointed out, extras in the sequel may be required to act in scary scenes »
- Steve Barton
Director: J.P. Petty
Running Time: 85 Minutes
The horror genre is at a very strange place at the moment. It seems odd to think that a little over 15 years ago, it was dominated by fantastic slasher films such as Scream, New Nightmare and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Now the once great genre is split between a rock and a hard place with a choice of laughs or jump-scares thanks to Scary Movie and Paranormal Activity. With that being said there’s nothing wrong with either subgenre, although they have become a little bit repetitive. It may be a case of me getting increasingly nostalgic as I venture through my twenties, but I do miss the days of immortal serial killers barely breaking a sweat whilst chasing annoying adolescents through murky forests. However I digress, »
- Ben Read
Stars: Jane Elizabeth Barry, David Macrae, Geoff Pinfield, Tom McCathie, Rachel Torrance, Ashleigh Gregory, Zoe Imms, Janice Paull, Natalia Nespeca, Donna Pope, Nalini Vasudevan, Felicity Steel, Meghan Scerri | Written and Directed by Glenn Triggs
By now you’re probably sick of me saying how much I detest found-footage films. After all I say the same thing when reviewing each and every new iteration of this growing sub-genre. But I have good reason: the majority film makers using the format are using it in place of good storytelling, in place of actually making a decent movie, in place of pretty much everything an audience would want out of a movie. And nowhere more is that prevalent than in the horror genre… Suspense is replaced by black screens and jump scares, tension is replaced by shaky cameras. You get the picture.
Don’t get me wrong. There are some great movies being »
- Phil Wheat
First October 2014, then January 2015, and then sometime in 2016. Paranormal Activity 5's release has been shuffled around quite a bit, and now we're hearing it could be back in play for late this year or, more likely, 2015.
Bloody-Disgusting got the scoop from a source close to the PA5 production that the powers-that-be are suddenly rushing headlong to get the film out as soon as possible. While nothing's been confirmed, Bloody suggests that Paramount might even be hoping to have the sixth film in the series out in theaters by this October.
That doesn't seem likely, but perhaps Paramount will once more give the movie a winter 2015 release. Bloody goes on to report that director Greg Plotkin is a man on a mission. That mission? To get Paranormal Activity 5 in the proverbial can as soon as possible. The movie was scripted by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark, both newcomers to the franchise. »
- Matt Serafini
Producer Jason Blum took criticism and lingering questions left by 2013′s The Purge as a challenge and determined to deliver a more expansive and satisfying Purge if he were ever to make a sequel. While set against the backdrop of the fantastical conceit of Purge Night – America’s cathartic tool for reducing crime and that peky growing population – The Purge squatted claustrophobically inside an armoured house. The Purge: Anarchy marches the action out to the streets of downtown La for a sprawling thriller packed with bloodlust and bullets. You may read our review here.
We sat down to speak with the man behind Blumhouse Productions ahead of the film’s July 25th release. Jason Blum’s micro-budget model for movie making has had a big impact on the industry. By sticking with La locations, paying little or nothing to talent upfront and making pragmatic decisions about release mediums, he has helmed some heavy hitting franchises. »
- Emily Breen
With many of the regular gang off in San Diego for some sort of comic-book convention or other, things take a turn for the weird on the Empire Podcast this week. Sinister, Paranormal Activity and The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum explains how to set up an inflatable double bed on a plane, while Hercules director Brett Ratner talks about his favourite British confectionary.Elsewhere, "dating dealbreaker" movies come up in conversation, and the concept of "cattens" is given, for free, to the world at large. Listen out for the best 12A F-bomb made this year, and with that in mind, make sure those with more delicate ears stay away, for here be swears...P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, »
To celebrate the release of The Purge: Anarchy, on 25th July, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a signed poster by the film’s producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity Franchise, The Purge) and a merchandise goody bag!
On one night, every year, all crime is legal – The anticipated sequel to the 2013 hit The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, »
The first sequel in the latest Blumhouse micro-budget horror franchise has a release date. Sinister 2, the follow-up to last year’s pic that grossed more than $87M worldwide on of a $3M budget, will arrive August 21, 2015. Citadel‘s Ciaran Foy will helm the next chapter, which Sinister director Scott Derrickson is writing with C. Robert Cargill. The new franchise follows Blumhouse’s success with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits. eOne is financing the sequel, with Derrickson and Jason Blum producing. Focus Features has positioned Sinister 2 to counter the Warner Bros romance Me Before You. […] »
Some quick news is coming in for you Sinister fans! Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the follow-up, which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill.
Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the project, which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
Sinister 2 is the sequel to the highly praised original film starring Ethan Hawke, which grossed more than $87M worldwide off of a $3M budget. The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps; however, an ad »
- Steve Barton
We told you earlier the new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled Wer, is coming home on DVD via Universal on September 23rd, and right now we have the artwork and a new trailer for you to start barking at!
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.
Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene »
- Steve Barton
Although he's been a successful Hollywood movie producer since the mid-90s, it was the gigantic, unexpected popularity of Paranormal Activity which brought Jason Blum and his production company Blumhouse Productions to the world's attention. Since that film landed in 2007, his company's been responsible for a range of low-budget yet often very effective genre films, ranging from Insidious in 2010, via Barry Levinson's The Bay in 2012, to alien invasion flick Dark Skies in 2013.
Last year also saw the release of another surprise hit for Blumhouse: The Purge, a lean, flawed mix of sci-fi, horror and home invasion thriller directed by James DeMonaco. The sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, is out this week, and it's a successful expansion of the first film's premise, as its futuristic violence spills out »
The Purge: Anarchy didn’t manage to match The Purge’s $34.1 million start, but apparently Universal Pictures is pleased with the film’s $28.4 million haul because the studio chose today to announce that they’ve entered a 10-year first-look production deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions that will also cover the NBCUniversal businesses, which includes the Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions divisions. Blumhouse is responsible for a long list of micro-budget horror hits including the Paranormal Activity series and three others that are already under the Universal umbrella, The Purge and Insidious as well as Sinister, which is moving over from Summit to Focus Features. The company looks to follow up that success with Ouija and the Jennifer Lopez-starrer, The Boy Next Door, next. Hit the jump for more. Even though Blum and co. have had some box office misses, namely Dark Skies and Oculus, almost every »
- Perri Nemiroff
The deal was announced Sunday on the heels of Blumhouse having delivered the latest in a micro-budget horror hit for Universal with “The Purge: Anarchy.” The sequel to last summer’s break-out hit opened in second place with a solid $28.4 million debut from 2,804 locations in the U.S.
The 10-year term of the first-look deal is a significant departure from most Hollywood pacts, which tend to run for two or three years. It reflects the studio’s elevated expectations that Blum can continue to deliver profitable films.
Blum broke out with the micro-budget “Paranormal Activity” horror franchise five years ago at Paramount, which grossed over $190 million worldwide on a $15,000 budget. »
- Dave McNary
Jessabelle just wants to heal, but she’ll get hell for her efforts. Wheelchair-bound as she recuperates from a car accident that killed her boyfriend, Jessabelle returns home to be near her father, but ends up getting too close to a malevolent spirit that haunts the house. Originally slated for a late summer release, the premiere of Jessabelle has been pushed back slightly by Blumhouse Productions to a different season.
Jessabelle will now hit theaters and on-demand services on November 7th. For those unfamiliar with the film, we have the synopsis, cast list, and trailer:
“From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape. »
- Derek Anderson
Originally set for release in January of this year, the paranormal flick was recently pushed back to August and just today has been pushed back again. It's now set to hit both theaters and VOD outlets on November 7th so mark your calendars!
The film is being brought to us by the folks behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and Dark Skies - Jason Blum, Paul Young, and Peter Principato, who are producing for Blumhouse Productions and Principato-Young Entertainment.
From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity »
- John Squires
Last summer "The Purge" unassumingly broke and entered into theaters nationwide. A proudly B-movie affair, produced lovingly by "Paranormal Activity" kingpin Jason Blum, it starred Ethan Hawke and "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headley as a pair of well-off homeowners whose lives descend into chaos during the annual Purge -- a nationwide event where, for 12 hours, any form of crime is legal (and emergency medical services and police are suspended). Things, typically, go awry.
But while "The Purge" entered theaters with a whimper, it certainly left with a bang, making an unexpectedly healthy return on its modest budget and serving as the foundation of a probably franchise that, with any luck, will rival "Paranormal Activity" in terms of the numbers of installments and complexity of its respective mythology. The first follow-up film, "The Purge: Anarchy," arrives this week and takes an entirely different approach to the annual day of super violent cleansing. »
- Drew Taylor
The first trailer for the teen horror movie Ouija has arrived online, and you can watch it below. It's kind of surprising that there hasn't been a Ouija board-centric horror movie since 1986's Witchboard, starring Whitesnake music-video model Tawny Kitaen. Sure, the paranormal communication device has popped up in movies since then - its most notable recent appearance in Paranormal Activity - but people have stayed away from it as the crux of a horror movie. Leave it to producers Michael Bay and Jason Blum to change that. Ouija stars Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos and a handful of other young, fresh faces as a group of teens who use the titular spirit board to figure out what, or who, killed their friend. We're guessing they...
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes looks like the slight favorite to take the repeat crown this weekend, becoming only the fifth film of 2014 to do so if it accomplishes the feat. The 2011 edition dropped 49 percent, and clearly I'm predicting this one will do better, even though it opened higher, indicating more frontload. What will save this from the 50 percent bleedc Competition. As in, it has zero similar films opening against it. Add in a little sequel bump love, already established in week one, plus fan reaction, critical reaction - well you get the idea. This newest Apes is trending about three days ahead of its predecessor already, domestically, though the true verdict of this film will come from international dollars. But that's not what we're predicting today! My thought is $39.2 million, I see more downside than upside in that prediction if y'all would like to beat me into submission one more time. »
- Laremy Legel
The title may imply heightened scope and stakes, but only the premise is out of order in “The Purge: Anarchy,” a swiftly delivered, surprise-free sequel to 2013′s economical sleeper hit. Moving out of the home and into the streets, writer-helmer James DeMonaco’s noisy follow-up shifts genre gears slightly, largely abandoning domestic-invasion horror for an urban-thriller template that notionally expands on the first film’s sketchy class satire. Success, however, has bred self-seriousness in this probable franchise, as “Anarchy” uses an expanded running time to pontificate emptily on the sociopolitical implications of its still-ludicrous allegorical setup — a future America in which all crime is legalized for one night a year — at the expense of any whopping B-movie jolts. Nevertheless, considering the scarcity of comparable genre fare in theaters, plus the first film’s growing profile in ancillary, this nasty annual event is probably good for at least one more year. »
- Guy Lodge
The film focuses on a group of friends who come across an old Ouija board. After they start goofing around with it, strange things begin to happen to them, and those around them.
Starring Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Shelly Hennig (Teen Wolf), Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl) and Douglas Smith (Antiviral), Ouija is set for release in the Us on October 24th, with a UK release date still to be announced.
The post Trailer for horror film Ouija released appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Scott Davis
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