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Fremantle Launches Scripted Podcast Label; Unveils Debut Projects Including Haunted Hollywood Story

Fremantle Launches Scripted Podcast Label; Unveils Debut Projects Including Haunted Hollywood Story
American Gods producer Fremantle has opened a scripted podcast start-up and has unveiled its first two projects.

The company has launched Storyglass, which is a partnership between its Shotglass banner in the UK and the company’s global drama division. It will commission and develop original scripted audio ideas from a range of storytellers from around the world and will lead by Creative Director Robert Delamere, who recently wrote and directed Hang Ups, the UK adaptation of Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy.

Storyglass’ first two projects are Director’s Cut (w/t) and Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Director’s Cut, which is produced by comedy troupe Kill The Beast, is about a haunted Hollywood film set. Previously launched as a live show in Edinburgh, it has been described as Noises Off meets The Exorcist and Carrie meets Singin’ In The Rain.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside is the story of an ordinary man,
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You Can Now Read the Entire Script for Hereditary Online

Whether or not you agree with the assertion that Hereditary is the scariest horror movie since The Exorcist, there’s no denying that it made a huge impact on the genre landscape of 2018. Expect to see it on many (if not all) year-end best-of horror lists. In my humble opinion, Hereditary is instantly canonical, deserving […]

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Child’s Play poster teases your new ‘Buddi’

MGM and Orion Pictures have debuted the first teaser poster for their upcoming remake of the cult 80’s horror Child’s Play which teases the new ‘Buddi’ doll and reveals a release date of June 21st 2109; check it out here…

Child’s Play follows a mother who gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Child’s Play sees Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) directing a cast that includes Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West), Brian Tyree Henry (Widows), Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out), Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist), Ty Consiglio (Wonder) and Carlease Burke (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle).

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Arabesque of Horror: The Legacy of Dario Argento's "Suspiria"

Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria is now in U.S. cinemas and opens in the U.K. on November 16, 2018.Luca Guadagnino was a 10-year-old student at summer camp when he became transfixed by the poster advertising Dario Argento’s Suspiria, excitedly drawing versions of the key iconic bloodied ballerina image in his school notebook. But it wasn’t until he was 13, after seeing the actual movie broadcast on Italian television, that he knew for certain the terrifying tableaux of fantasy, fascination and fear would somehow feature in his future. And now the Oscar-nominated director has fulfilled his obsessive childhood dream of repurposing the cult shocker that so scarred his psyche in those formative years.But that has been the potent legacy of the original Suspiria for an entire generation of horror aficionados ever since it was released to huge global acclaim and box-office success to become continually listed as one of
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Netflix announces Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas Special

Fans of the teenage witch Sabrina Spellman won’t have to wait until next year’s second season for more Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as Netflix has announced that it will premiere a special Christmas episode on December 14th.

Feline the holiday cheer. The Caos holiday special arrives December 14. pic.twitter.com/pfqY0tzflq

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) November 12, 2018

The synopsis for the holiday special reads:

The Church of Night, like all covens, celebrates the Winter Solstice –the longest night of the year–when families gather around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors–both welcome and unwelcome– you never know what might come down the chimney…

And, if you’re yet to catch up on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the first season is available to stream now on Netflix.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
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Child's Play Remake Release Date and First Poster Unveiled

Orion Pictures is set to release the controversial remake of the iconic horror classic Child's Play on June 21st, 2019. The announcement was made earlier today by John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures. This puts the remake on the same release date for Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4, which is also the same date as The Grudge reboot. While the animated family movie more than likely won't be in direct competition, The Grudge reboot will definitely be, and it might be a pretty big roadblock for the already divisive Child's Play remake.

The Child's Play remake follows a mother who gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature, which is the same premise as the original movie. The remake of the iconic horror classic stars Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) as Karen, Emmy and Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) as Mike and
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Every Show That Has Been Canceled in 2018

Image Source: Showtime, Everett Collection, The CW

After a stellar 2017 full of exceptional TV shows, we almost forgot that we might have to say goodbye to a few of them in the following year. Now that we've reached November, plenty of networks have already given shows like Good Behavior, One Mississippi, Damnation, Ghosted, Roseanne, and The Break With Michelle Wolf the ax. Amazon and Netflix have been big offenders, but series on networks like NBC, The CW, and ABC aren't safe, either. Pour one out for the shows that have taken their last TV gasp ahead.

Related: Wanda Sykes Quits the Roseanne Reboot After Roseanne Barr's Racist Twitter Tirade ABC The Middle: Nine seasons later, ABC is putting this sitcom out to pasture. Roseanne: The family sitcom was initially granted a second season of the reboot (an 11th season overall), until one of Roseanne Barr's many racist tweets triggered its cancellation.
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5 Horror Sequels With Surprisingly Famous Stars

Good news for fans of pint-sized horror – The Boy is getting a sequel. And surprisingly it stars Katie Holmes.

With all due respect to original lead Lauren Cohan, this is heavyweight casting. Cohan gave a strong performance and is world famous through The Walking Dead. But you’d kinda expect things to be the other way around for The Boy 2, right?

There must be something that drew Holmes to the follow-up – guess we’ll find out when it lands. In the meantime here are some other cases of big names who raised eyebrows appearing down the list of a fearsome franchise…

5. Michael Caine – Jaws The Revenge (1987)

Let’s start with one of the most famous pieces of casting in horror history. The great Roy Scheider starred in the first two Jaws movies (reluctantly in the case of the 2nd).

But for some reason, the franchise’s biggest name appeared in Part 4… Michael Caine!
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Omen (1976)

I have the softest of spots for Satanic Panic horror, from Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to The Exorcist (1973) to The Devil’s Rain (‘75) up to The Devil’s Advocate (1997) and beyond. There’s just something about Old Scratch pulling the strings on the ill-begotten and innocent alike that makes me giddy. One of the most successful iterations is 1976’s The Omen, wherein Beelzebub sends his little guy into the world to stir things up and make it hard for A-list actors to keep straight faces. But they somehow do, resulting in one of my very favorite devil-dipped ‘70s flicks.

Released by Twentieth Century Fox in a limited run on June 6th (Ooh), The Omen went wide and brought in over $60 million against a $2.8 million budget, making it the fourth biggest grossing film of the year. And surprise, surprise, some mainstream critics liked it too, citing the acting, creative deaths, and Jerry Goldsmith’s now iconic,
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New Captive State Trailer Drops John Goodman Into an Alien Invasion

New Captive State Trailer Drops John Goodman Into an Alien Invasion
A new trailer for the mysterious sci-fi thriller Captive State starring John Goodman and Vera Farmiga has arrived online. A trailer was also released last month but, so far, it looks like the studio really wants to keep this movie largely under wraps until it's released. There are some strange vibes going on here and, based on this latest tease, it looks like they've thrown a Cloverfield movie and an entry in The Purge franchise in a blender. Done the right way, that could prove to be very entertaining.

The trailer starts by pointing out how strong and well off America is, with a mysterious voice disputing the factuality of these claims. We then see a bunch of quick cuts of disastrous events breaking out, seemingly at the behest of a mysterious, unidentified force. The unknown presence notes "the Phoenix will rise." We're guessing that mysterious force has something to
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First-time ‘SNL’ host Liev Schreiber is possessed by a ghost in latest ‘Saturday Night Live’ promo trailer [Watch]

First-time ‘SNL’ host Liev Schreiber is possessed by a ghost in latest ‘Saturday Night Live’ promo trailer [Watch]
After a quarter-century in the biz, Liev Schreiber is set to host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time on November 10. However, based on the latest “SNL” promo, Schreiber won’t be hosting alone because he’s apparently been possessed by a ghost. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” preview trailer above.

In the clip, Schreiber joins cast members Leslie Jones and Mikey Day in a childlike game of jump roping and playful singing. But when it’s Schreiber’s turn to sing, his eyes turn red and smoke rises from his neck as he demonically rasps, “Get out of the house, you vile cretin.” His head spins around several times in a nod to Linda Blair in “The Exorcist,” and then he calmly says, “See you guys at rehearsal.”

See‘SNL’ promo: Pete Davidson pokes fun at breakup with Ariana Grande by proposing to Maggie Rogers [Watch]

While Schreiber is mostly
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Review: Luciferina (2018), an atmospheric and consistently unnerving horror picture full of sexual imagery

There’s nothing more tired than a horror movie centred around an exorcism, or demonic possessions in general. After more than forty years of copycats and generally unoriginal fare, I’ve come to accept that nothing will end up beating William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist”. Yes, the movie hasn’t aged as well as other classics —it takes forever to get started—, but it still manages to scare the crap out of me. This is why I wasn’t especially excited to watch Gonzalo Calzada’s “Luciferina” —yes, it’s always intriguing to watch a Latin-American horror picture (that is why the genre has done so well here in Peru), but, at least from what I could gather from the trailers, the film didn’t look particularly original or horrifying. Oh, how wrong...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Satanic Temple Sues Netflix, Warner Bros for $50 Million Over ‘Sabrina’s’ Use of Baphomet Statue

The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix and studio Warner Bros. over the “misappropriated” use of the statue of Baphomet featured on the streamer’s new series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” starring Kiernan Shipka as the titular half mortal, half witch teenager.

Tst is claiming copyright infringement, trademark violation and injury to business reputation, asking for a total of at least $50 million in damages, according to court documents filed in New York on Thursday, obtained by TheWrap.

“Defendants misappropriated the Tst Baphomet Children in ways implying that the monument stands for evil. Among other morally repugnant actions, the Sabrina Series’ evil antagonists engage in cannibalism and forced-worship of a patriarchal deity,” the lawsuit states.

Also Read: Satanic Temple Threatens 'Legal Action' Against 'Sabrina' for 'Appropriating' Baphomet Statue Design

Tst claims the Baphomet statue is featured in four of the show’s 10 Season 1 episodes, and a “key element” in the finale.
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Every Show That Has Been Canceled in 2018

Image Source: Showtime, Everett Collection, The CW

After a stellar 2017 full of exceptional TV shows, we almost forgot that we might have to say goodbye to a few of them in the following year. Now that we've reached November, plenty of networks have already given shows like Good Behavior, One Mississippi, Damnation, Ghosted, Roseanne, and The Break With Michelle Wolf the ax. Amazon and Netflix have been big offenders, but series on networks like NBC, The CW, and ABC aren't safe, either. Pour one out for the shows that have taken their last TV gasp ahead.

Related: Wanda Sykes Quits the Roseanne Reboot After Roseanne Barr's Racist Twitter Tirade ABC The Middle: Nine seasons later, ABC is putting this sitcom out to pasture. Roseanne: The family sitcom was initially granted a second season of the reboot (an 11th season overall), until one of Roseanne Barr's many racist tweets triggered its cancellation.
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Child’s Play remake adds two to its cast

Back in September, MGM and Orion Pictures announced that production is underway on their remake of the cult 80s horror Child’s Play, and now we have word of two new additions to the cast of the film.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that child actors Beatrice Kitsos (The Exorcist) and Ty Consiglio (Wonder) have signed on to portray the characters of Falyn and Pugg, two friends of Andy Barclay.

Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out) is playing Andy, the young boy who received the sinister Chucky doll as a birthday present from his mother, portrayed by Aubrey Plaza (Legion). Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) also stars in the cast of the film, which is being directed by Lars Klevberg (Polaroid).

Chucky creator Don Mancini and voice actor Brad Dourif have no involvement in the new film, although both are attached to a Child’s Play TV series set in the original continuity.

The
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’: An Epic Spellbinding Guide to All the Horror References, Episode by Episode

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’: An Epic Spellbinding Guide to All the Horror References, Episode by Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 1 of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”]

A love of horror runs in series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s blood, and it comes out in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” his dark take on the classic Archie Comics title “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” In adapting his comic book for Netflix, he discussed some of those horror influences with Lee Toland Krieger, who would be setting the tone of the series by directing the first two episodes.

“He arranged a screening of clips from some of our favorite movies,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “The three great witch movies are ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria,’ and Robert Eggers’ movie ‘The Witch,’ that came out a few years ago. And then even more recently, Ti West’s movie, ‘House of the Devil,’ and Oz Perkins’ ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter,’ starring Kiernan [Shipka] actually. In terms of devil movies, we talked about ‘The Omen,’ we talked about ‘The Exorcist,’ the
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Miranda Otto explains why shooting Chilling Adventures of Sabrina reminded her of The Lord of the Rings

Miranda Otto, one of the stars of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, says filming the show reminded her of The Lord of the Rings.

Middle-earth fans may remember Miranda Otto back when she was playing Éowyn in The Lord of the Rings. The actress can now be seen in Netflix’s new horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (playing Zelda) but apparently making the show reminded her of her time in New Zealand.

Speaking to Vulture, Otto was asked about the Spellman house and what it was like filming on such a detailed set: “I love all the sets. I particularly love our house because there’s just this amazing amount of detail in everything. In that way, it reminded me a little bit of Lord of the Rings, when you walked on that set. The detail in all of the props, in every piece that was on the wall. Everything
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Pure Flix introduces horror 'Welcome To Mercy' at Afm on eve of Us launch

IFC to launch in Us on November 2.

Pure Flix/Quality Flix is screening the thriller Welcome To Mercy for Afm buyers, alongside five new films including God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness, and Little Women.

Welcome To Mercy hails from Scream and The Scary Movie executive producer Cary Granat and opens in the Us on Friday [November 2] via IFC in 15 cities.

Ron Gell, vice-president of international sales and distribution for Pure Flix/Quality Flix, is screening the film on Friday and Saturday. The story centres on an American single mother who returns to Latvia to say goodbye to her dying father,
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Why The Exorcist III Is the Perfect Halloween Movie

Why The Exorcist III Is the Perfect Halloween Movie
It's Halloween and for many of us that aren't still young enough to be out scoring copious amounts of free candy, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good horror flick. There are, of course, the classics such as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and an all-timer like The Exorcist. But I'm here to argue that The Exorcist III is the perfect Halloween movie and one horror-lovers, both casual and crazed, should throw on this year.

There is no denying that The Exorcist isn't just one of the greatest horror movies ever made; it's one of the greatest movies ever made period. End of discussion. It's the rare gem, much like Silence of the Lambs or last year's Get Out, that transcends the genre. But to that point, many of us have seen The Exorcist plenty of times and is readily available most of the time.
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‘The Exorcist’ Steps in Georgetown Could Become a Historic Landmark

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‘The Exorcist’ Steps in Georgetown Could Become a Historic Landmark
Washington D.C. based film fans are working to preserve an iconic piece of movie history. “The Exorcist Steps,” a famous outdoor staircase as seen in William Friedkin’s 1973 horror film, could soon achieve historic landmark status.

According to Yahoo!, a community association has petitioned Washington’s historic preservation review board to designate the steps as a landmark and prevent construction of a new condo from encroaching on the staircase.

The review board will make their decision on Nov. 15. The stairs were previously memorialized with a plaque in 2015 by community organizer Andrew Huff, but he’s now leading the effort to get the stairs classified as a historic landmark.

The narrow, spooky, 75 stone steps located at the corner of Prospect St. and 36th St leading down to M Street in Georgetown have
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