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Blumhouse Picks Up New Sci-Fi/Horror Flick Invasion From Leprechaun Writer

Even if some of their films haven’t been your cup of tea, none of us can deny the force in the industry that Blumhouse Productions has become. In the past decade or so, they’ve enthralled audiences with new franchises such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Ouija, The Purge and, my personal favorite, Sinister, to name but a few.

But now, they’re aiming to find new ways of keeping us awake at night, this time via Invasion, a sci-fi horror flick that involves a home invasion that happens during an alien invasion. Sounds cool, right? The company snagged the rights to the spec script this week, and it comes to us from Into the Storm‘s John Swetnam and Leprechaun: OriginsHarris Wilkinson.

Plot details are still scarce, and understandably so, but Deadline says that the film includes themes like immigration and features a strong female lead. It’s far too early for casting,
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Geek Pick of the Week: Original Transformers Series Soundtrack Comes to Vinyl

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Heads up classic Transformers fans, the original score from the 80s animated series will soon be available on vinyl with a couple of collector variants to enjoy! Come inside to learn more!

If you're ready to take a big nostalgia trip, Hasbro and Sony Music is here to help you out. For the first time in any format, the original Transformers animated series musical score will be available for fans/collectors to enjoy.

Launching this Friday (March 9th) in select retailers, you'll be able to listen to the iconic music from the show, along with 45 minutes of unreleased music from the show's composers. For fans, this is certainly a treat, and definitely something for eager collectors to track down:

Enjoy The Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings announced today the release of Hasbro Studios Presents '80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants,
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Blumhouse Television developing You Bury Me with Lexi Alexander and Scott Derrickson

Variety is reporting that Blumhouse Television is developing a new TV drama series entitled You Bury Me, which has been written by Lexi Alexander (Green Street, Punisher: War Zone), who will also executive produce alongside Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange). The series is described as “an epic love story set against political turmoil n the Middle East.”

“The ability to pair an industry veteran like Scott, with whom we have an established relationship, with a filmmaker like Lexi, provides us with a great opportunity to cultivate a new and compelling creative voice,” said Jeremy Gold, co-president of Blumhouse Television.

“Scott and Lexi’s feature film sensibility is perfect for the scope of this torn from the headlines saga which interweaves the complications of love against a story with dangerous and far-reaching political consequences. It’s exactly what audiences seeking a premium television experience are craving,” added Marci Wiseman, co-president of Blumhouse Television.
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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Eve Oliver talks ‘Mask of Thorn’

Mask of Thorn is a throwback to the classic 80 slashers from writer and director Mj Dixon, which was been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask actress Eve Oliver about what audiences can expect from Mask of Thorn, working on set and what makes the film stand out in the slasher genre.

What can audiences expect from Mask of Thorn?

It’s great fun! You can expect lots of blood and without wanting to give away too much, there are some really creative and gruesome deaths! It’s a slasher movie set in the late 80’s and we follow a group of teenagers as they break into their school at night to have a surprise party, and as it goes with all good slasher movies, the group gets separated and they realise there is a serial killer is on the loose!
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‘Insidious The Last Key’ Review: Dir. Adam Robitel (2018)

Insidious: The Last Key, Review: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson return to battle demons in the latest entry into the Insidious series.

Insidious: The Last Key review by Kat Hughes.

Insidious: The Last Key Review

2017 saw the horror genre go from strength to strength, films such as Get Out, Raw, and It proved that mainstream audiences still like to be scared, meaning that 2018 cinema screens will surely be filled with all manner of spooky things. The first such film to emerge is Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth film within the Insidious franchise. The first film, written by Leigh Whannell and directed by his Saw collaborator James Wan, was a smash success, introducing us to parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her helpers, Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), as the tried to help the terrified Lambert family. The first sequel – Insidious Chapter Two – stuck with Elise
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Insinister? Jason Blum Wants to Do a Sinister and Insidious Crossover Film

Do you love the Insidious franchise? Of course, you do. How about the Sinister series? Maybe not so much. But still, this news should be exciting. Evidently, Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions is not only up for crossing certain Blumhouse films over, but he specifically wants to do a hybrid film based on Insidious and […]

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Snowpiercer Pilot Picked Up to Series by TNT

In the year since the announcement that TNT was moving forward with a pilot based on Snowpiercer, writer Josh Friedman ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," War of the Worlds, Avatar 2) wrote a pilot which Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange) directed and - from today's news - which TNT must have really liked because the network has confirmed that they were moving ahead with a series order for the show.

The entire discussion surrounding this project is focused on the series being based on Bong Joon Ho's movie from 2013 though Joon Ho adapted his film from a French graphic novel - w [Continued ...]
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Horror Hits 'Insidious' and 'Sinister' Could Crossover

Horror fans have seen their favorite monsters and killers face off to varying results over the years, in movies like King Kong vs. Godzilla, Freddy vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator and Sadako vs. Kayako. Matchmaking between two established horror franchises is always a possibility; some would even say an inevitability. A crossover between Insidious and Sinister could be the next horror collision on the horizon. Insidious (2010; pictured above) and Sinister (2012) were two of the earliest releases from Blumhouse Productions, a film and television company founded by Jason Blum that specializes in low-budget horror. Insidious took audiences to "The Further," a purgatory realm where human souls are trapped and tortured. Meanwhile, Sinister introduced us to...

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A Sinister-Insidious Crossover Could Still Happen At Blumhouse

In recent years, Blumhouse has proven to be a powerhouse in the horror genre, having introduced us to new franchises such as Insidious, Ouija, Paranormal Activity and The Purge. Personally, my favorite of the bunch – and my favorite horror movie of this decade – is that of Sinister, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting some sort of news regarding a threequel.

Well, oddly enough, it looks like I may one day get my wish – though with a bit of a twist. You see, when Jason Blum was recently speaking with CinePop, he confessed that not only had a Sinister–Insidious crossover been discussed, but it one day coming to fruition is a very real possibility:

“We almost did Insidious and Sinister… and I still feel like we might do that. So I think so. I think we’re gonna cross our worlds at some point. I don’t know how yet.
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Sinister and Insidious Crossover Is Being Planned

A potentially awesome horror crossover could be heading our way in the future. Insidious: The Last Key is currently doing quite well at the box office, becoming just the latest hit for Blumhouse Productions. The studio, which specializes in low-budget horror movies, has ruled the genre in recent years and has quite a few successful franchises under its belt. Now, according to Blumhouse head Jason Blum, Insidious may be crossing over with one of the studio's other successful franchises, Sinister.

Jason Blum was recently doing an interview to promote Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth movie in the popular horror franchise. During the interview, he was asked about a potential crossover between Insidious and Sinister. It turns out, that's something that's been considered in the past and is still being considered for the future. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I hope so. I want to. We almost
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‘Doctor Strange’ Co-Writer: Rotten Tomatoes’ Latest Move Proves Its Bias — Exclusive

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‘Doctor Strange’ Co-Writer: Rotten Tomatoes’ Latest Move Proves Its Bias — Exclusive
Before I was a filmmaker, I was a film critic. I did that for a solid decade. I mention that an awful lot in interviews and pieces because it’s a part of my life I’m particularly proud of. I love the industry and a lot of the people I came up with who now run it. What I don’t often talk about is that Rotten Tomatoes played a big part in why I left. When that site first started to come together, I saw the writing on the wall and knew that it would change the way traffic to reviews worked forever – and that I might wake up one day to find there wasn’t a job for me anymore. What I didn’t see was how profoundly it would not only reshape the way film critique was digested, but how movies themselves opened.

With Rotten Tomatoes,
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‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders

‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders
As our mothers told us, first impressions are lasting impressions. When Universal opened “Get Out” on Feb. 24, it was marketed as a horror movie. Now that the film is available for streaming, on HBO and on awards screeners (sent out Nov. 6), some industry folk are making a startling discovery: “Get Out” is Not a horror movie.

That was a good marketing hook, but the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is too original to pigeonhole: It’s a little Alfred Hitchcock, a little Mike Nichols, a little Rod Serling, but not really like any of them. It’s a deadpan social satire mixed with suspense. This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. agreed to consider it as a comedy for the Golden Globes; that was a good choice, because they don’t have a Too Complex To Label category.

The film was made by Blumhouse Prods. and Jason Blum says his company has two criteria: “Is it
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Ethan Hawke Goes on a Vengeance-fueled Killing Spree in 24 Hours To Live [Trailer]

In the years since breaking away from the heartthrob roles that made him famous in the 90s and a central figure of pop culture, Ethan Hawke has been keeping himself very busy with a wide range of projects and outdoing himself in each one. From award winners (Boyhood) and Canadian indies (Maudie) to mind-bending sci-fi (Predestination) to horror (Sinister), he has become one of the most interesting and consistently great actors working today.

His latest, an action thriller titled 24 Hours to Live, isn't going to be winning any awards for creativity in either the title or plot department but Hawke is always fun to watch and if nothing else, director Brian Smrz certainly has the experience behind the camera to pull this one off.

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Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema with Jason Blum

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In just over 20 years in Hollywood, producer Jason Blum has amassed an amazing résumé as a producer, and Blumhouse Productions, the company he founded a little over ten years ago now, has become a juggernaut multi-media force to be reckoned with during that time.

Most horror fans know Blum from his involvement with numerous hit franchises, including Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, The Purge, and Ouija as well as his hand in the soon-to-be newly minted franchises that have sequels on the way: Creep, The Gallows, Unfriended, and Split (with Glass). Oh, and there’s also the matter of the numerous one-off projects he’s produced as well (genre or otherwise), including Get Out, In A Valley of Violence, The Gift, The Lords of Salem, Oculus, as well as the 2015 Oscar winner Whiplash.

With the most recent Blumhouse production currently in theaters (Christopher Landon’s most excellent Happy Death Day), I
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The Week in Spandex – Nycc roundup, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, The Punisher, Runaways, Gambit, Constantine, Spawn and more

Due to New York Comic Con, birthdays and anniversaries, it’s an abridged version of The Week in Spandex this week. Normal service will be resumed this coming Saturday…

The big news from the weekend was of course the release of the latest trailer for Warner Bros.’ upcoming blockbuster Justice League, while on the DC front we also had plenty of updates on the superhero team-up, as well as news on Batman, Aquaman, Constantine, and the various DC TV offerings. On the Marvel side of things, we’re still waiting on an Avengers: Infinity War trailer, but we do have plenty of Thor: Ragnarok promotional material, as well as rumours of Punisher delays, a first look at Runaways and more, and over at Fox Gambit may have found another director…

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Justice League

Heroes assemble in the new trailer for Justice League

Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot discuss the
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Karyn Kusama’s New Film Destroyer to Star Nicole Kidman

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She welcomed viewers to one of the most unsettling dinner parties put to film with The Invitation, and now Karyn Kusama is getting ready to introduce viewers to a new kind of cult in Destroyer, her upcoming thriller that has now added Nicole Kidman in a lead role:

Press Release: Los Angeles (October 4, 2017) – Academy Award® and Emmy® Award Winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” The Hours) will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation,Ride Along). 30West will fully finance the film. Academy Award® Nominee Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik is producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s critically acclaimed film The Invitation. Rocket Science is handling international sales and helped arrange the financing, while ICM Partners and CAA are
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Jason Blum Is Hopeful The Oscars Will Stop Ignoring Horror

Today, Jason Blum – of Blumhouse Productions – is undoubtedly one of the most successful producers in cinema. His filmography is actually quite eclectic, with him having helped deliver projects across a number of genres – from the drama The Reader, to the comedy Tooth Fairy. His production label has become synonymous with horror movies, though – and that’s all thanks to one film: Paranormal Activity.

Prior to Oren Peli’s CCTV-based ghost story, Blum had enjoyed a somewhat patchier run as producer – but when Paranormal Activity earned $193 million worldwide against a budget of just $15,000, business at Blumhouse Productions kicked into high gear. Specializing in low-budget horror that earn big returns, Blum has since produced horror franchises including Insidious, The Purge, Sinister and Ouija, as well as standalone titles, such as Oculus, Creep, and Get Out.

Having received an Academy Award nomination himself, for producing the 2014 film Whiplash, Jason Blum is currently at
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Scott Derrickson announces that filming is underway on Snowpiercer pilot

Sinister and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has taken to Instagram to announce that filming is underway on the pilot episode of Snowpiercer, a TV adaptation of the French graphic novel La Transperceneige and the subsequent film version from Boon Joon-ho.

Snowpiercer is set seven years after the Earth has become a frozen wasteland, forcing the surviving members of humanity to live aboard a gigantic train that continously travels across the world.

The pilot has been written by Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and features a cast that includes Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso and Sasha Frolova.
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10 Actors Who Were Almost in Doctor Strange

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10 Actors Who Were Almost in Doctor Strange
It was a beautiful validation for comic book fans everywhere when the Marvel Cinematic Universe grew so unstoppable that some of the trippiest and hardest-to-adapt characters were finally able to star in their own franchises, with A-list actors to boot. None have been weirder than Doctor Strange. And now, It's hard to imagine anyone other than Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the Sorcerer Supreme, who Steve Ditko and Stan Lee introduced in the pages of Strange Tales back in the summer of 1963. But things could have turned out a lot different.

As things got cooking for Marvel's Phase 3, there were a slew of big name actors in contention for the magical role of Doctor Stephen Strange. And a few A listers came very close to signing that contract. As Marvel puts it, Benedict Cumberbatch was always the first choice. But we're not so sure about that, as one particular
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Blumhouse’s Spawn Reboot Pitched As “Low-Budget Superhero Movie”

Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions knows a thing or two about crafting a lucrative, crowd-pleasing hit on a shoestring budget.

From Paranormal Activity to Split to Jordan Peele’s rather excellent Get Out, Blum’s production banner has built its legacy on a series of low-budget, high-profit hits, and it appears Spawn will be next to join the ever-evolving collection in due time.

While doing press rounds to herald the launch of Universal’s “The Horrors of Blumhouse” maze – for the record, The Purge and Sinister are both woven into the real-life experience – Jason Blum turned in a status report during his recent interview with Collider, which also brought forth new details on M. Night Shyamalan’s 2019 sequel, Glass. Spoilers: it’s not another cookie-cutter superhero movie. Far from it.

In fact, the same can also be said about Todd McFarlane’s long-in-development Spawn reboot, after Blum teased the ways
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