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‘Fringe’s’ Anna Torv, ‘Extant’s’ Shree Crooks Join Frank Grillo in Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Stephanie’ (Exclusive)

36 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fringe” star Anna Torv and “Extant’s” Shree Crooks (CBS’s Extant) are set to join Frank Grillo in director Akiva Goldsman‘s horror-thriller “Stephanie,” TheWrap has learned.

Universal will distribute the genre movie, which is being produced by Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One.

Also Read: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anna Torv Join Ryan Murphy’s Sexuality Pilot for HBO

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the script, which was voted to the 2012 Blood List. Blum and Kaplan are producing alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle, while Nate Matteson, Eric Robinson and Bryan Bertino will serve as executive producers. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Contest: Win Ouija on Blu-ray

4 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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

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New dates set for Paranormal Activity 5 and new Ring film

5 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news » are today reporting that Paramount Pictures has re-adjusted its horror slate for 2015, with news that two of its newest entries into their scary franchises have new dates.

The latest entry into the Paranormal Activity franchise, known as Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, has been pushed back from March 13th this year to the far spookier date of October 23rd. Details are sparse on the film, but the story is reportedly set around ghostly goings-on in a house that may be linked to Katie and Tobey from Paranomal Activity 4.

The film will be up against Vin Diesel-starrer The Last Witch Hunter and Jon M. Chu’s Jem and the Holograms, an adaptation on the 1980’s cartoon.

In addition to Paranormal, Paramount is resuscitating another horror franchise in the shape of Rings, the third entry in the Ring series. The latest entry has been bumped up to November 13th »

- Scott J. Davis

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Trailer Unfriended Promises Horror Via Skype

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Unfriended is the latest found footage horror movie that will try to copy the Paranormal Activity formula of making a microbudget film a box office hit. The film begins when the most popular girl in school Laura Barns commits suicide due to ridicule received over an embarrassing video of her passed out at a party. Following the suicide six classmates have decide to get together to talk with one another via Skype but are illprepared when an uninvited seventh person logs onto Lauras old Skype chat. Lets just hope the entire movie does not happen during a Skype chat. Unfriended is in theaters on April 17th 2015. Directed by Levan Gabriadze written by Nelson Greaves and stars Cal Barnes Matthew Bohrer and Courtney. »

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Why the Found Footage Genre Is Broken (and How to Fix It)

6 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week, "Project Almanac" comes out in theaters nationwide. It's the tale of a group of teenagers who stumble upon a time machine and use it for their own personal gain. It harkens back to movies like "Back to the Future," with the potential hazards of messing with the space-time continuum revealed as the movie goes along. But the movie is filmed as though it is being recorded by one of the kids, in an aesthetic commonly referred to as "found footage." That's right, it's grainy and shaky and purposefully amateurish, and while the movie mostly works, it's still not enough to make you wish the movie was photographed and edited like an actual movie.

The found footage genre, exemplified by genre exercises like the "Paranormal Activity" series, has reached an impasse. Audiences are bored with it, and there's been barely any new spin on the aesthetic since 1999's groundbreaking "The Blair Witch Project. »

- Drew Taylor

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Three Big Horror Flicks Get New Dates

8 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

For many years now, Hollywood has savored the merits of horror films. Cheap to make + A filmgoing public with an insatiable appetite for scares and thrills = Low Risk & High Rewards. As such, a new round of sequels and reboots are on the way. In today's case, the latest installments of the Friday The 13th, Paranormal Activity, and The Ring franchises have gotten new dates. So when will you be able to go to a theater and experience the latest round of jump-scares and awkward crowd laughter? Read on!

A new Friday The 13th film has been kicked around for a while, with rumors of it adopting the "found footage" format. At one point it was going to come out on March 13, then that became November 13. It now looks like we can expect to see the latest misadventure of a bunch of camp counselors next year on May 13. 

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Film Review: ‘Project Almanac’

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Let’s say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life — like taking your friends to Lollapalooza, or perfecting the all-important kiss you flubbed the first time around? For the teens in the found-footage time-travel movie “Project Almanac,” the chance to rewrite history is wasted trying to perfect their high-school experience, which naturally leads to unforeseen consequences — for them, at least, although the aftermath will be plenty familiar to butterfly-effect believers — in a film that squanders its potential.

Nearly five years after Paramount announced its Insurge initiative — a plan to generate 10 pics in the ballpark of $100,000 a year, conceived in the wake of the 2007 microbudget phenom “Paranormal Activity” — the studio has finally unveiled its first title (not counting 2012’s shoestring pickup “The Devil Inside”). But »

- Peter Debruge

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Friday The 13th, Paranormal Activity, Ring sequels dated

18 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paramount moves the release date of three of its upcoming horror films...

Earlier this week, Paramount Pictures did one lot of release date shuffling, when it brought Mission: Impossible 5 forward from December to July, and moved Monster Trucks back to the end of the year.

Now, it's delayed two of its upcoming horror films, and brought another one forward.

Let's go with the delays first.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension had been earmarked for a March 13th release, but the studio has now put it back to a date closer to Halloween. The next Paranormal Activity movie will now be released on October 23rd.

Originally due on November 13th of this year was the latest Friday The 13th movie. That's gone back to 2016 now. It's currently set to be released on May 13th 2016. A quick mooch at our calendar does indeed confirm this to be a Friday. Phew.

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Release Date for Rings, New Dates for Friday the 13th and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

27 January 2015 4:44 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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 DunesBrad Fuller and Andrew Form producing.

Initially penciled in for a March 13th, »

- Derek Anderson

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Paramount Dates The Ring, Friday the 13th and Paranormal Activity Sequels

27 January 2015 4:31 PM, PST | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Paramount Pictures has today adjusted its upcoming slate of horror films, bumping Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension from March 13 of this year to October 23 and moving Friday the 13th from its November 13, 2015 release to May 13, 2016. It’s not all delays, however, as Rings, the third film in the studio’s The…

The post Paramount Dates The Ring, Friday the 13th and Paranormal Activity Sequels appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Silas

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New ‘Paranormal Activity,’ ‘Friday the 13th’ Pushed Back; ‘The Ring’ Reboot Gets Release Date

27 January 2015 3:31 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount has set a November 2015 release date for “The Ring” reboot, titled “Rings,” and has moved back the release dates for “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” and “Friday the 13th.”

“The Ghost Dimension,” the sixth installment of the “Paranormal Activity” horror franchise, will now open on Oct. 23, 2015, pushed from its original March 13, 2015 date.

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

Gregory Plotkin directed the latest chapter in the supernatural franchise, which is produced by Jason Blum and original “Paranormal” director Oren Peli. Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark wrote the script. »

- Linda Ge

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Frank Grillo to Star in Akiva Goldsman’s Horror-Thriller ‘Stephanie’ (Exclusive)

27 January 2015 9:45 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal Pictures has acquired the film from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One

The Purge: Anarchy” hero Frank Grillo is set to star in Akiva Goldsman‘s horror-thriller “Stephanie,” which Universal Pictures has acquired from Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One, TheWrap has learned.

First announced last summer, the film was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, whose script was voted to the 2012 Blood List.

Abandoned by her parents in their remote home, Stephanie survives on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle, while a dark supernatural force looms in the background. »

- Jeff Sneider

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How ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Boy Next Door’ Change Box Office Game

26 January 2015 12:26 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros.’ war saga is the first January blockbuster while Universal and Jason Blum prove micro-budgets aren’t just for horror movies

American Sniper” and the sexy Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy Next Door,” the top two movies at the box office this weekend, could be giving Hollywood a glimpse at its future.

The Iraq War saga has turned January, a month that for years has been a box office dead zone, into a hot spot. It’s blitzed the domestic box office for $200 million in 10 days, obliterating records for R-rated movies, holiday weekends and the month in the process. »

- Todd Cunningham

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‘American Sniper’ Soars to Super $64 Million in 2nd Week at Box Office

25 January 2015 7:33 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Johnny Depp’s “Mortdecai” and George Lucas’ “Strange Magic” bomb as Jennifer Lopez scores with “Boy Next Door

The Iraq War saga “American Sniper” soared like a superhero movie at the box office, with a $64.3 million second weekend in wide release that would make any caped crusader proud.

The Clint Eastwood-directed telling of the tough return home by Navy Seal Chris Kyle, played in the movie by Bradley Cooper, continued its electrifying run with the best second weekend ever by an R-rated movie. In the process, “American Sniper” hit the $200 million mark in domestic grosses just 10 days after earning nominations for Best Picture, »

- Todd Cunningham

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‘American Sniper’ Aims for $60 Million, Jennifer Lopez Scoring With ‘Boy Next Door’

24 January 2015 7:52 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mortdecai” extends Johnny Depp’s box-office skid and George Lucas’ kids musical “Strange Magic” goes poof

American Sniper” intensified its stunning and record-breaking box-office barrage with another $18.3 million on Friday. The tale of a top U.S. marksman coming home a changed man again blew past analysts’ projections and is heading for a three-day haul of more than $60 million, which would be easily the best second weekend in January ever.

The Clint Eastwood-directed Iraq War saga starring Bradley Cooper raised its domestic total to $154 million and could hit $200 million by Sunday for Warner Bros. And the R-rated Best Picture »

- Todd Cunningham

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Ejecta DVD Review

23 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Chad Archibald

Cast: Julian Richings, Lisa Houle, Adam Seybold, Mark Gibson, Justin Darmanin and Ry Barrett.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 87 Minutes

With worldwide movie audiences currently tackling the issues of Back To The Future 2’s disappointingly inaccurate 2015 predictions and The Interview’s disastrous theatrical run…it seems that this year may hold few cinematic surprises in the grand scheme of things. After all, in a world overloaded with productions of every genre, this would lead many to predict that an alien-related narrative would be the last to offer anything remotely in the way of originality. However, despite the fact that some viewers may assume they have had their fair share of extra-terrestrial outings on the big and small screen, Ejecta offers genuinely intriguing material, as well as some exciting performances from some criminally unknown actors.

From the very beginning of Ejecta, it is clear that the film has taken strong »

- Ben Read

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The Last Horror Blog: 2015's Most Anticipated Horror Movies

23 January 2015 12:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Now that we’ve officially closed the book on 2014, and settled into a brand-spankin’ new year, this feels like as good a time as any to take a look at what fright-film aficionados have to look forward to in 2015. The early results look mostly promising – offering up a mixture of sequels to tried-and-true titles (Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister) while seasoning with some of the indie magic that made 2014 so memorable (It Follows). If we learned anything over the course of the past 12 months, it’s that we should expect the unexpected when it comes to modern horror cinema – there’s bound to be at least one or two movies that wind up on 2015’s Year’s Best lists that no one saw coming, but if I were a gambling man...

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- Mike Bracken

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Forecast: 'Sniper' to Easily Fight Off Weak Competition This Weekend

22 January 2015 4:03 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

Three new wide releases hit theaters this weekend, though none of them have the slightest chance of taking first place away from American Sniper.Among those new releases, The Boy Next Door seems to have the edge; the Jennifer Lopez thriller should wind up in second place with at least $15 million. Meanwhile, Mortdecai and Strange Magic will likely wind up below $10 million.American Sniper opened to a stunning $89.3 million last weekend, which ranks second all-time for an R-rated movie behind The Matrix Reloaded. It has also held well through the week*its $7.55 million Wednesday haul is very impressive*which is usually a good indicator of a strong second weekend.To help meet the high demand, American Sniper is expanding to 3,705 theaters, which is the widest release ever for an R-rated movie. Based on the mid-week performance, it's likely that the movie earns at least $50 million this weekend. If it gets closer to $60 million, »

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Jason Blum Bets on Latino Auds With ‘Boy Next Door’

22 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

These are tricky times for the box office, which fell by 5.2% in 2014 (its lowest attendance level in two decades), but Hispanic ticketbuyers represent a silver lining. Last year, for instance, the demo constituted approximately 22% of the opening-week audience for the summer’s biggest blockbusters. And although Hispanics embrace movies of all genres, they consistently have made microbudget thrillers a safe bet for studios.

No one is more aware of this than Jason Blum, whose franchise films continue to over-index among the demographic. Hispanics turned out in droves to see Blum’s “The Purge: Anarchy,” contributing 36% of the movie’s impressive $30 million opening (not bad for a movie budgeted at $9 million). Following the success of the sequel, NBCUniversal signed Blumhouse Prods. to an unusually broad 10-year deal encompassing film, TV and digital.

Blum made his biggest bet on the demographic with “The Marked Ones,” a Latino spinoff of “Paranormal Activity” that »

- Angie Romero

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Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp and George Lucas Battle for 2nd at Box Office

21 January 2015 12:03 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Boy Next Door,” “Mortdecai”and “Strange Magic” open against “American Sniper,” which aims for $45 million in repeat win

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Lopez, two stars whose best box box office days appear behind them, will try to bounce back in new movies opening Friday. But with the record-breaking reigning champ “American Sniper” turning into a cultural phenomenon, they may have picked the wrong weekend.

Lopez is featured in Universal Pictures’ R-rated erotic thriller “The Boy Next Door” as a high school teacher who becomes the object of a young neighbor’s obsession after a one-night stand. Rob Cohen directs and Ryan Guzman, »

- Todd Cunningham

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