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Exclusive: 'Sinister 2' drags 'Wayward Pines'' Shannyn Sossamon into Bughuul's reign of terror

29 July 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Sinister" was honestly one of the most unnerving horror films I've seen over the past few years. The lawnmower scare? I jumped out of my seat, and that doesn't happen very often. Now Bughuul is back to terrify a brand-new family in "Sinister 2," the Ciaran Foy-directed sequel starring Shannyn Sossamon and James Ransone, and HitFix has the exclusive on four new images from the followup that hits theaters on August 21. Here's the plot: In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity. Check out the images below, and watch the trailer at the top of the page. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Win Good Kill On Blu Ray

29 July 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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To celebrate the release of Good Kill on Blu ray, we’re giving 3 lucky readers the chance to win a copy.

From the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show comes a tense and psychological journey into the morality of drone warfare. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) stars as a fighter pilot who now battles with Taliban using just a joystick – but is he saving the world or making it worse?

A Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke) fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half.

But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

One soldier’s tale with epic implications.

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- Laura Holmes

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Sinister 2 ‘Spread the Fear’ App Released

28 July 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some of the most unnerving moments of 2012's Sinister were Bughuul's invasive appearances in home videos, and the sequel looks to offer more of these sudden scares. In the weeks leading up to the August 21st release of Sinister 2, you can create your own Bughuul-haunted video with the new "Spread the Fear" web app.

The Sinister 2 "Spread the Fear" web app transforms ten-second videos into creepy clips, as shown in the demo video below. To learn more, visit:

http://www.spreadthefear.com/

"The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity."

Hitting theaters August 21st from Gramercy Pictures, Sinister 2 »

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Rachel McAdams confirms talks with Marvel for Doctor Strange

26 July 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month it was rumoured that Rachel McAdams (True Detective) was in talks with Marvel Studios for the female lead in Doctor Strange, and now the actress has confirmed that she has had discussions about the Phase Three project.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, McAdams – McAdams was previously offered the role of Pepper Potts in Iron Man only to turn it down – stated that: “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all.”

See Also: Tilda Swinton unsure if she’ll play the Ancient One in Doctor Strange as a man or a woman

Doctor Strange is set for release on November 4th 2016, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that so far includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange alongside Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mondo. »

- Gary Collinson

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Giveaway – Win Good Kill on Blu-ray

26 July 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Good Kill – on DVD & Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Arrow Films.

From the creator of Gattaca and The Truman Show comes a tense and psychological journey into the morality of drone warfare. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) stars as a fighter pilot who now battles with Taliban using just a joystick – but is he saving the world or making it worse?

Good Kill is out on DVD and Blu-ray from 3rd August 2015, and stars:

Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister, Gattaca)

January Jones (X-Men: First Class, TV’s Mad Men)

Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, X-Men: First Class)

Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, TV’s Mad Men)

It is written and directed by:

Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, In Time)

You can order Good Kill via Amazon here.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Doctor Strange' May Have Tilda Swinton's Ancient One Be a Man

25 July 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Doctor Strange just got a whole lot stranger. Just when fans were becoming acclimated to the fact that iconic Marvel character The Ancient One was getting gender swapped, with Tilda Swinton taking on the role, it has come to light that she might be pulling a Victor Victoria type ruse. At this point, she really doesn't know what Marvel has planned. And she could end up playing the character as a man.

While Marvel has explored group dynamics, otherworldly superpowers and science fiction, it will move into the realm of magic and mysticism with Doctor Strange. And it's something audiences haven't seen in this landscape before. After a long and grueling casting process that saw quite a few actors come and go, Benedict Cumberbatch finally accepted the title role as Dr. Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who becomes a Sorcerer after injuring his hands in a car accident. The movie is being directed by Scott Derrickson, »

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Tilda Swinton unsure if she’ll play the Ancient One in Doctor Strange as a man or a woman

25 July 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May it was revealed that Marvel Studios had tapped Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer, Trainwreck) to play the role of Dr. Stephen Strange’s mentor The Ancient One in the Phase Three release Doctor Strange.

Naturally, this led everyone to assume that Marvel had decided to gender swap the character – who in the comic book universe is an elderly Tibetan male – but it seems that may not be the case after all.

According to The Guardian, Swinton has said that “she doesn’t yet know if she will play the part as a man or a woman”. However, it should be noted that the article doesn’t contain any direct quotes from the actress, so we’ll have to see how this one plays out…

Doctor Strange is set for release on November 4th 2016, and will see Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as the Sorcerer Supreme alongside Tilda Swinton »

- Gary Collinson

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3 Big Changes Sinister 2 Makes From The First Film

24 July 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In Sinister, the world was introduced to the malicious supernatural entity Bughuul through a series of hard-to-watch "kill tapes," and he’s coming back for more murderous mayhem in the sequel Sinister 2, which still doesn’t have the subtitle Electric Bughuul-oo. Last year, I visited the set of Sinister 2 and took part in a roundtable interview with director Ciaran Foy, writer (and the first film’s director) Scott Derrickson, and stars James Ransone and Shannyn Sossamon. They were all understandably reluctant to reveal too much, but they let just enough info out to make us excited.  Here are three big changes we’re going to get out of Sinister 2 when it hits theaters on Friday, August 21. And yes, it’s more than just "Ethan Hawke isn’t in this one." Although that is certainly true here.  We’ »

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Sinister 2 Clips Tease the Return of Bughuul

24 July 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Next month, moviegoers will become reacquainted with Bughuul, the demonic entity that first haunted the screen in 2012. As we inch closer to Bughuul's return, two new clips tease the horrific home videos and visions to come in Sinister 2.

Timed with this Sunday's Parents' Day and rebranded as (Don’t Kill Your) Parents Day from the Sinister 2 standpoint, these clips offer a ghoulish glimpse into the upcoming sequel that hits theaters on August 28th.

"The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity."

Sinister 2 was directed by Ciaran Foy (Citadel) from a screenplay co-written by original Sinister writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. »

- Derek Anderson

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Sinister 2 Set Visit Interviews with Scott Derrickson, Ciaran Foy, Shannyn Sossamon, and James Ransone

24 July 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last August, I was invited to the set of Sinister 2, where it was instantly apparent that Bughuul was leaving his mark on a new family. While the snuff film-obsessed Bughuul was nowhere to be found, we were greeted by quite a few child actors who were playing his little killers in the new movie.

The movie takes place in a new house and with a new family, but "Deputy So and So" returns and appears to be on the trail of the pagan god who caused so much suffering in the first movie. The scenes I watched mainly revolved around Shannyn Sossamon and twin brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan, who teased something strange going on at a church. We also got to see a handful child actors who were made up as Bughuul's killer children and were haunting (or helping?) the new family.

I was among a handful of »

- Jonathan James

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Derrickson, Foy Talk Sinister 2 – New Director, Same Evil

24 July 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

“What I really liked about Sinister, [is] the larger meta idea of that you know it’s a horror film about watching horror films,” says Scott Derrickson, director of Sinister and now co-writer and producer of this August’s Sinister 2.  The filmmaker is speaking at a press conference alongside his co-writer C. Robert Cargill, and Sinister

The post Derrickson, Foy Talk Sinister 2 – New Director, Same Evil appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Sinister 2 Release Pushed Back One Week

20 July 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Horror fans excited for the return of Bughuul will have to wait an extra week to check out the Sinister sequel. Originally slated for August 21st, Gramercy Pictures let us know that the release date had been pushed back to August 28th. Check back later this week some special features we're working on for Sinister 2, including a behind-the-scenes report.

"The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity."

Sinister 2 was directed by Ciaran Foy (Citadel) from a screenplay co-written by original Sinister writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill.

The post Sinister 2 Release Pushed Back One Week appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Jonathan James

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Competition: Win a cool ‘The Gallows’ prize pack!

18 July 2015 5:53 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of The Gallows in cinemas July 17th, Warner Bros. Pictures and Nerdly offer you the chance to win a fantastic Gallows prize pack including a VHS Cassette Journal, Stand & Wrap Universal Phone Stand, Spiral Notebook, Locker Mirror, and Stage Crew T-shirt.

Twenty years after an accident during a small town high school play results in death, students at the school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy – but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

 © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

To win this cool The Gallows prize pack just answer the following question:

The Gallows is produced by this Emmy Award winner who also produced the hugely successful franchises Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and Ouija. Name the producer.

a) John Carpenter

b) Jason Blum

c) James Wan

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail. »

- Phil Wheat

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Watch: New Teaser for Blumhouse’s Horror Game Show Hellevator

17 July 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"It's just a game, it's just a game..." Hosted by filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Blumhouse's horror-themed Hellevator will premiere on the Game Show Network this October, and a new promo video teases the scares to come.

"The terrifying new show from Blumhouse, the team that brought the world the “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “Sinister”, and “The Purge” franchises, dares contestants to survive a series of challenges from the depths of an abandoned warehouse.  The new series is expected to premiere later this year, and continues Gsn’s growth into “gamifying” cultural trends, including the successful Skin Wars and soon-to-debut Steampunk’D.  

In Hellevator, a team of three friends rides a haunted elevator into various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on each floor and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn money for the team. But if they don’t make it back in time, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Red Band Sinister II Trailer Online

17 July 2015 3:49 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Two years ago, writer-director Scott Derrickson introduced us to the serial-killing demon Bughuul (Aka Mr. Boogie) in the dread-inducing Sinister. Now, prepare for round two, with this new, red band, stronger-than-last-time Sinister II trailer arriving to scare the peel from your banana. Watch below, but keep your eyes closed.There's a lot of overlap there with the previous promo, but it's certainly more intense. There's a little bit more in the way of expositional Bughuul mythology; more from the entity's unfortunate previous child victims; and a few more glimpses of this instalment's kill films. And this trailer dispenses with that Henry Hall Bogeyman song from Jeepers Creepers that the last clip used to some effect.Sinister II, of course, comes from the Blumhouse stable: home of Insidious, The Purge, Paranormal Activity and so on. Derrickson remains on board as producer and co-writer (with C. Robert Cargill) for the sequel, but »

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Tilda Swinton confirms The Ancient One role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange

15 July 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May it was reported that Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Snowpiercer) had entered talks with Marvel Studios for the role of Dr. Stephen Strange’s mentor The Ancient One in the upcoming Phase Three release Doctor Strange, and now Swinton herself has confirmed that it’s a done deal.

“We’re so far in talks that we’re not talking any more [laughs],” Swinton tells Screen Crush. “It’s done. I just really liked the premise of this and the idea of playing this character. I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting. I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world. It’s all about creativity. It’s not about everything exploding at the end. It’s about something very different. »

- Gary Collinson

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Round-Up: Sinister 2 Sightings at Comic-Con, The Dark Arts Of Blood Exclusive Excerpt, The Hive Trailer

13 July 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

1,2, Bughuul's coming for you. Last weekend Sinister 2 took over Comic-Con and will continue to spread terror nationwide in theaters on August 21st. Also: an excerpt from Freda Warrington's The Dark Arts of Blood and a trailer for Nerdist Presents: The Hive.

Sinister 2: "We hope you managed to escape the terror of Bughuul at this year’s Comic-Con haunted by Sinister 2!

If you were at Comic-Con this weekend you weren’t far from gruesome #SinisterSightings lurking around any corner.

Terrifying twins took over San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter frightening unsuspecting Comic-Con attendees with a slew of sinister projections of homemade inspired kill films starting Thursday, July 9th until Saturday, July 11th from the time the sun went down until well after midnight.

Sinister 2 opens nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on August 21st, 2015.

Story: The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister, »

- Tamika Jones

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Sinister Sightings Of Bughuul Put The Scares Into Sinister 2 Comic-Con Goers

12 July 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The terror of Bughuul was at this year’s Comic-Con haunted by Sinister 2.

If you were at Comic-Con this weekend you weren’t far from gruesome Sinister Sightings lurking around any corner.

Terrifying twins took over San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter frightening unsuspecting Comic-Con attendees with a slew of sinister projections of homemade inspired kill films starting Thursday, July 9th until Saturday, July 11th from the time the sun went down until well after midnight.

(photo credit: Mugsy Mahonney)

Here’s a closer look at the haunted visuals:

Sdcc Sinister 2 exclusive collectors cards:

In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity.

Directed by Ciaran Foy (“Citadel”) and »

- Michelle McCue

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Film Review: Despite Same Stale Producer, ‘The Gallows’ a Refreshing Horror Original From New Filmmakers

12 July 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – We all know dramatic films win most of the awards, comedies are hit or miss and horrors often don’t deliver the scares they promise. The problem with the horror genre lately is Hollywood is afraid to go against a “proven” formula (for financial reasons) and really think outside the box.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

After 2009’s “Paranormal Activity” took the world by storm (grossing $193 million worldwide on a tiny $15,000 production budget), producing it paved the way for Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions to produce and put his stamp on “Insidious,” “Sinister,” “The Purge,” “Ouija,” “The Lazarus Effect,” “The Boy Next Door,” “Jessabelle,” “Unfriended,” “Oculus” and all of their follow-ups. There pretty much isn’t a horror film released by Hollywood these days without Jason Blum attached to it. That’s a double-edged, monopolistic sword that has been producing new films without continuing to innovate.

So when I first heard about »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Time To Get Creepy In Red Band Sinister II trailer!!

11 July 2015 7:23 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I absolutely loved Scott Derrickson-helmed 2012 shocker, Sinister. It had such an unpleasant tone to it, and when the end credits rolled, I, for one, wanted to see more Bughuul carnage. Thankfully, so did a lot of people, and Citadel director Ciarán Foy was tapped to take over the directorial duties, while the script was penned by Sinister director Scott Derrikson and C. Robert Cargill, who had previously co-written the first film as well. This time revolving around a different family, one that is led by the always lovely Shannyn Sossamon, and the trouble they get into when Bughuul comes for some child-filled fun.

Hitting theaters on August 21st, Sinister II now has a pretty terrifying red band trailer, and we have said trailer ready to be consumed by your horror fans. Check it out!

Sinister II stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Lea Coco, Robert and Dartanian Sloan

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- Jerry Smith

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