9 items from 2017
Netflix has released the first trailer and photo for Gerald's Game, a highly-anticipated adaptation of the 1992 Stephen King novel. With the September 29 premiere just a few weeks away, it remains to be seen how much more footage will be unveiled in the next few weeks, but this adaptation seems to keep this new renaissance of Stephen King's work going, following the high-profile adaptations of The Dark Tower and It, the later of which hits theaters this weekend. While we'll have to wait and see how fans react to this thriller, it certainly seems to capture the creepy spirit of the novel.
The story centers on Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) and Jessie Burlingame as they head to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude that involves adult games. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games and things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. »
Wow. Fantastic Fest isn't fucking around. The manic first wave of this year's festival includes the U.S. premiere of S. Craig Zahler's (Bone Tomahawk) new film Brawl in Cell Block 99 --- starring Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, and Udo Kier --- fresh from its Tiff debut! Atttendees of Fantastic Fest 2017 will also be treated to premieres of not one, but Two Stephen King adaptations! Fantastic Fest alum and kickass director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Absentia, Hush) brings the U.S. premiere of Gerald's Game to Austin, and we'll also get to see the world premiere of 1922, the adaptation of King's novella of the same name, from director Zak Hilditch. We have Netflix to thank for both films! The very talented Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) will attend to present to present...
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THR has revealed that Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman has become the first addition to the cast of The Haunting of Hill House, the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel from writer-director Mike Flanagan (Absentia, Oculus).
The straight-to-series ten episode show is described as a modern reimagining of the tale, and will follow four people living in an 80-year-old mansion. Huisman is set to play Steven Crane, the oldest Crane sibling and a published writer of supernatural books — including a memoir about his family’s time living at Hill House.
- Amie Cranswick
As a mark of respect for the original makers, the director of Dobaara, Prawaal Raman kept a screening for the director of Oculus – Mike Flanagan and its Producer – Trevor Macy. Mike Flanagan, one of the biggest names in the world of Horror genre today having directed films like Oculus, Hush, Ouija and Absentia and was keen to see how Prawaal’s Indian interpretation ‘Dobaara’ had turned out. As it turned out, he was quite overwhelmed with the film and was all praise for Prawaal’s treatment and the differences in creative choices made from Oculus to Dobaara. He felt that Prawaal has done complete justice to the original.
Mike said, “I just had a chance to see Dobaara and I thought it was fantastic! The cast is wonderful across the board. Prawaal did an amazing job in making this film. It’s been a real honour to be able to see it. »
- Stacey Yount
Flanagan wrote on his Official Facebook page "Here's the teaser poster for Dobaara... the Bollywood remake of Oculus. This makes me so weirdly happy."
Dobaara was planned for a May 2nd 2017 release in India, however it was later changed to June 2nd 2017. The film is directed by Prawaal Raaman who has earlier directed Indian films such as Gayab, 404 Error Not Found, Darling, Main aur Charles which was loosely based on serial killer Charles Sobhraj. Mike Flanagan is still credited as the original writer and executive producer of the Bollywood Version (As per Wikipedia).
Flanagan is currently busy with Stephen King »
Sarah Dobbs May 18, 2017
Turning a much loved literary classic into a TV series isn’t easy, but Netflix is onto a winner with Mike Flanagan…
Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House might be the best ghost story ever written. Published in 1959, it’s about a makeshift team of paranormal investigators moving into the legendarily haunted Hill House in an attempt to document and analyse the supernatural phenomena manifesting within its walls – but it’s really about grief, and guilt, and repression, and the desperate longing for a home. It’s beautifully constructed, impeccably written, and genuinely terrifying.
And now it’s being turned into a 10-part Netflix series.
It’s a story that, at least on the surface, appears to lend itself quite easily to screen adaptations, and in fact it’s already been turned into two films: The Haunting (1963) and, »
Netflix is diving into the horror genre.
A TV series adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House is set at the streaming giant, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Netflix declined to comment.
Ordered straight to series, the untitled project is described as a reimagining of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel. The story centers on four people living in an 80-year-old mansion.
Mike Flanagan, known for his work helming horror films such as Absentia and Oculus, will write, direct and executive produce along with his producing partner, Trevor Macy, as well as Amblin TV's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV will »
- Kate Stanhope
Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas, Parker Mack, Halle Charlton, Alexis G. Zall, Doug Jones, Kate Siegel, Sam Anderson, Chelsea Gonzalez | Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan
When a horror film does well enough an inevitable sequel is churned out to make more money, and this could have been the case with Ouija. Giving the film to Mike Flanagan though and letting him do what he wants with it, horror fans are in for a treat. This is exactly what Ouija: Origin of Evil is, a treat for horror fans.
Set in 1967 Ouija: Origin of Evil is a prequel to the first movie. In it we see single mother Doris Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) and her two daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) running a séance scam. When the Ouija board game is used as a new stunt to bolster their business, »
- Paul Metcalf
This Friday, The Bye Bye Man arrives in theaters everywhere, and in advance of the film’s release, Daily Dead caught up with producer Trevor Macy to talk about his involvement with the project, working with director Stacy Title, and his thoughts on trying to keep up with the expectations of modern audiences. Macy also gave us an update on the release of Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake, which has been delayed due to some issues over at Relativity Media.
Great to speak with you today, Trevor. You've been involved with a lot of really fantastic genre films over the years, so I'm curious, what was it about the story of The Bye Bye Man in particular that made you think, "This is definitely something I want to be involved with?"
Trevor Macy: Well, it has a couple things going for it that I like. One is, I »
- Heather Wixson
9 items from 2017
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