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Marvel Boss Teases Possible McU Horror Movies

Over the weekend, Marvel assembled those who helped bring Avengers: Infinity War to life to promote the upcoming superhero blockbuster, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige offering a hint at what's to come in Marvel Phase 4 and beyond, including movies set within the horror genre. While all of the McU movies have centered around Marvel Comics characters, the stories themselves are often rooted in much different genres, with Feige revealing in a new interview that he would like to examine the horror genre. Here's what he had to say, when asked about the possibility of a Marvel Cinematic Universe horror movie, especially now that Marvel has got the rights back to characters like Blade and Man-Thing.

"I like both of those characters that you named, and I think, again, horror can mean a lot of things. Horror, did you mean a movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hostel or a
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A Marvel Cinematic Universe horror movie is “possible” says Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige hasn’t ruled out the possibility of making Marvel Cinematic Universe horror movies.

The McU has an incredible array of stories and characters in its collection at this point, and some of the films have certainly started to offer new and interesting vibes to keep the winning formula fresh.

One thing we haven’t seen from the franchise, however, is a film in the horror genre. With recent horror hits such as A Quiet Place, Get Out, and It, catching people’s attention at the box office, what are the chances that the McU looks into adding to the genre?

Well, according to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, when speaking to ComicBook.com, an McU horror movie isn’t impossible. Referencing the Marvel characters at their disposal such as Blade and Man-Thing, Feige said:

“I like both of those characters that you named, and I think, again, horror
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Marvel Horror Movies

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the Disney-owned, billion dollar 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' may branch off into a 'horror movie' genre division, that could include vampire hunter "Blade", the swamp creature "Man-Thing" as well as mining a huge catalogue of Marvel horror titles and characters that stretch back to the 1950's:

"'Horror' can mean a lot of things," said Feige.

"Did you mean a movie like 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'...

"...or 'Hostel' or a 'Friday the 13th' or a 'Poltergeist'?

"'Poltergeist' is a little bit more my wheelhouse.

"That's such a great movie and it scared the heck out of me...

"...but it’s really fun."

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Not Opposed To An McU Horror Movie

Whether it’s the zany comedy of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies or the grand, operatic family drama that is Black Panther, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is as rich and diverse as they come.

It’s also been inspired by heist films (see: Ant-Man) and full-blown space operas, so it’s small wonder why fans are now pining for a full-blown horror movie to release under the Marvel Studios banner.

Blade is an obvious candidate, given he’s already been linked with a possible reboot now that the rights have reverted back to the House of Ideas. Elsewhere, a Moon Knight solo movie was recently floated as a potential avenue for the McU to explore, and though he stopped short of mentioning specifics, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke more about opening up the doors to an McU horror movie during a recent chat with ComicBook.com:
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Kevin Feige Says Playing with the Horror Genre in The Marvel Movies is Possible

Marvel Studios has done a great job so far with their films and we've seen them play with several different kinds of genres over the years. But one genre they haven't really played with yet is the horror genre. We know that Josh Boone is doing that with his New Mutants movie, but will Marvel Studios one day decide to dive into that genre and try something new with it?

While talking to Cb, Kevin Feige says that it's certainly a possibility! When asked if the studio would eventually give it a try with characters like Blade and Man-Thing, he said:

"I like both of those characters that you named, and I think, again, horror can mean a lot of things. Horror, did you mean a movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hostel or a Friday the 13th or a PoltergeistPoltergeist is a little bit more my wheelhouse, that's
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Interview: Director Elliot Macguire talks ‘The Ferryman’

How did you first get into filmmaking?

I’ve been obsessed with films since I can remember, I’m not sure there was a defining moment. But it was probably a combination of Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger films. Then I can remember getting hold of The Shining (1980) and Poltergeist (1982) taped off TV on VHS and I really started to prefer horror. Horror films always stood out, they always had that scene that would stick in your head because it was so fucked up, especially when you’re younger.

A few years passed, and I got my hands on the script for The Usual Suspects (1995). It came free with a Total Film magazine and was the first script I’d ever seen. I just loved the flow, the format, it all worked for me. I’d tried to be the next Stephen King as his books were pretty much my bedtime stories,
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13 Cursed Movies for Friday the 13th, From ‘Poltergeist’ to ‘The Crow’ (Photos)

13 Cursed Movies for Friday the 13th, From ‘Poltergeist’ to ‘The Crow’ (Photos)
Happy Friday the 13th. Making movies proves that Murphy’s Law is a real and horrifying thing. These 13 films were struck by chaos, misfortune — and in some cases even death, during their production. Some became massive blunders while others became cult favorites famous for their notorious development.

Over the course of the making of the Poltergeist trilogy, four cast members died. The most shocking was 12-year-old Heather O’Rourke, who died of septic shock at age 12.

No one was seriously hurt during filming of The Omen. but chaos seemed to surround everyone involved. Star Gregory Peck and screenwriter David Seltzer had their flights struck by lightning on way to filming. Director Richard Donner‘s hotel was bombed by the Ira, and members of the crew were caught in a car crash.

Francis Ford Coppola was tempting fate when he decided to film Apocalypse Now during monsoon season. Big mistake. The monsoon destroyed multiple sets, Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack during filming, and Coppola was so stressed he reportedly threatened to kill himself.

The Exorcist” is one of the most infamous cursed movies of all time. Nine people died during the shoot, and it is said that a fire destroyed large portions of the set. The story of the film’s production is just as eerie as that of the film itself.


Dysentery. Injuries. Fights among the crew. Nothing seemed to go right during the filming of “Fitzcarraldo.” The story concerns hauling a boat over a hill, which the crew literally accomplished, but not without the same nightmarish difficulty as is depicted in the film. And in the end, director Werner Herzog looked as mad and overly driven as its hero. Check out the documentary “Burden of Dreams” for more.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Bad luck ran amok in Middle Earth during the filming of “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.” DVD interviews revealed that multiple actors and stuntmen suffered injuries while shooting the film’s elaborate fight sequences. The worst was Viggo Mortensen, who broke his toe and chipped his tooth while filming.

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Tiffany Haddish Doesn't Regret Refusing to Audition for Get Out — Watch Her Explain Why

Tiffany Haddish Doesn't Regret Refusing to Audition for Get Out — Watch Her Explain Why
Tiffany Haddish missed out on starring in an Oscar-winning film.

During a stop to Monday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Last O.G. star, 38, revealed she turned down the opportunity to try out for Jordan Peele‘s film Get Out. The horror hit would go on to win the Academy Award for best original screenplay this year, with Peele making history as the first black screenwriter to win in that category.

“He let me read it and asked me to audition,” the actress told Meyers. “I was like, ‘Aw, man. Look, I don’t do scary movies, dog. I don’t do that.
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DVD Review – Terrifier (2017)

Terrifier, 2017.

Directed by Damien Leone.

Starring Catherine Corcoran, Jenna Kanell, Margaret Reed, David Howard Thornton, Michael Leavy, and Katie Maguire.


It’s Halloween night and a psychopathic clown terrorizes the streets, homing in on three young women.

A success on the festival circuit last year, Damien Leone’s Terrifier certainly hit at the right time, coming in the wake of the hugely successful It remake, although clowns have been a mainstay of horror movies for decades, from the possessed toys of Poltergeist to Sid Haig’s iconic Captain Spaulding character in House of 1000 Corpses and even the various incarnations of The Joker that have instilled a sense of fear and dread since the 1940s. One look at the posters and trailer for Terrifier tells you all you need to know about main antagonist Art the Clown and the type of film this is going to be, and, thankfully,
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Stephen King Almost Co-Wrote Poltergeist With Steven Spielberg

Yesterday, EW reported that Steven Spielberg has been in possession of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s fantasy epic, The Talisman, since the 1980s and is looking to turn the 921-page novel into a full-length feature at some point. As such, while Spielberg and King have never officially partnered on a project, their first collaboration does appear to be imminent – and fans are understandably very excited.

What most aren’t aware of, however, is how close the “master of horror” and Spielberg once came to working together. Before its release in 1982, Spielberg reached out to King, wanting the prolific author to co-write the screenplay for Poltergeist with him. In the same EW interview, King revealed that the three-time Oscar winner had attempted to contact him. Unfortunately, though, he was unable to do so “because it was before the internet and we had a communication breakdown.”

Spielberg’s take on the
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Spielberg Still Really Wants to Make Stephen King's The Talisman

Spielberg Still Really Wants to Make Stephen King's The Talisman
Steven Spielberg has never collaborated with Stephen King. They've come close, but it's never actually happened. However, Spielberg has held the rights to The Talisman for more than three decades and he's totally committed to getting it made for the big screen in the near future. Perhaps not as a director, since his plate is rather full right now, but Spielberg has the desire to see this happen. Fortunately for him, the timing is probably perfect.

Stephen King says, "Several times he came very close to making it, and there were a lot of discussions about that." It, unfortunately, never came to pass. In 2006, it was nearly adapted as a six-part series for TNT, but those plans were eventually scrapped. Now, as Steven Spielberg has been making the press rounds for his latest movie, Ready Player One, he sounds truly ready to finally make The Talisman into a movie. Here's
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Steven Spielberg and Stephen King Almost Worked Together on Poltergeist

Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper's classic horror film Poltergeist is an amazing fun horror movie. It's one of my favorite horror films of all time, and now I'm learning for the first time that Stephen King almost worked on the script with Spielberg.

The whole reason that they didn't collaborate on the film together was because they couldn't communicate with each other! You have to remember, the film was made in an era without the technology that we have today to communicate with each other. In a recent interview with EW, Stephen King explains:

"It didn’t work out because it was before the internet and we had a communication breakdown. I was on a ship going across the Atlantic to En­gland."

Spielberg went on to say:

"I wanted him to help me out with the script and sort of write it with me, but he was unavailable."

I'd say that's a shame,
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Stephen King ‘Maybe’ Agrees With Steven Spielberg About Their ‘Spiritual Connection’

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Stephen King ‘Maybe’ Agrees With Steven Spielberg About Their ‘Spiritual Connection’
Is there a “spiritual connection” between Stephen King and Steven Spielberg? Spielberg certainly thinks so, and as it happens King won’t rule it out either.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly published Thursday, Spielberg said: “I don’t know how Stephen King and I aren’t related by blood. I cannot believe that part of Stephen King is not Jewish, and I can’t believe that we haven’t actually made a movie together. I really think Stephen and I have a spiritual connection in terms of the movies and the stories we love to tell.”

That connection, EW notes, included the fact that that both storytellers had their big breaks on the same day: April 5, 1974, when King’s debut novel, “Carrie,” hit bookstores, and Spielberg’s debut film, “The Sugarland Express,” saw wide theatrical release.

Also Read: 'Ready Player One' Headed to $53 Million Box Office Opening

So does King agree? Yes… well sort of. “Steven Spielberg says that he and I might have ‘a spiritual connection.’ Certainly I have admired his work from the get-go, so maybe,” King said on Twitter.

In an EW interview, Steven Spielberg says that he and I might have "a spiritual connection." Certainly I have admired his work from the get-go, so maybe. And something else: at least once a week, someone walks up to me and asks, "Aren't you Steven Spielberg?"

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 5, 2018

Also Read: Paramount Picks Directors for Remake of Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary'

Whether or not they had a spiritual connection, it seems a missed connection is partly to blame for the pair not working together on 1982’s “Poltergeist.” Spielberg tells EW that he wanted King’s help “with the script and sort of write it with me, but he was unavailable.”

King, for his part, blames the era. “It didn’t work out because it was before the internet and we had a communication breakdown,” the horror author told EW in a separate interview.

However, while they might not have made a movie together, Spielberg and King did eventually collaborate on television. The pair served as executive producers on Showtime’s “Under the Dome,” based on King’s bestselling novel of the same name. DreamWorks TV optioned the book, about a Maine town mysteriously cut it off from the outside world, soon after its 2009 release.

Read original story Stephen King ‘Maybe’ Agrees With Steven Spielberg About Their ‘Spiritual Connection’ At TheWrap
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‘Ready Player One’ would be first Steven Spielberg film since ‘Jurassic Park’ to score Best Visual Effects Oscar

‘Ready Player One’ would be first Steven Spielberg film since ‘Jurassic Park’ to score Best Visual Effects Oscar
Starting with “Close Encounter of the Third Kind” (1977), nine films directed by Steven Spielberg have earned Oscar nominations in Best Visual Effects. This year, with the CGI extravaganza “Ready Player One,” a 10th Spielberg picture is poised to contend in this category.

The film, based on Ernest Cline‘s eponymous novel, finds earth on the verge of collapse in the year 2045. Providing the human race a distraction is Oasis, a virtual reality universe created by the oddball James Halliday (Mark Rylance). Prior to his death, Halliday devised a three-part contest which, if won, will provide the lucky champion with Halliday’s fortune and exclusive control over Oasis. Among those competing for this glory is young wannabe-hero Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan). After Wade emerges the first conqueror of part one of the contest, he collaborates with friends on the dizzying journey to winning the remaining two parts.

Of the film’s visual effects,
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'A Quiet Place' and 'Blockers' Look Strong Heading into Weekend

'A Quiet Place' and 'Blockers' Look Strong Heading into Weekend
March finished down -24% compared to last year's record-breaking performance and yet the first quarter of the year finished down just -2% compared to last year, thanks in large part to Black Panther making up nearly 23% of the quarter's overall gross.

It's far too early in April to make any declarations as to whether this month will turn things around, but things do look promising with the likes of Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon as well as this weekend's top two offerings.

Both A Quiet Place and Blockers are showing plenty of promise, receiving strong reviews and exhibiting signs of lengthy runs, and be on the lookout for Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs as it expands into nearly 550 theaters before going nationwide next week.

Looking to finish atop the weekend box office is Paramount's well-reviewed horror A Quiet Place, which currently holds a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes. Additionally,
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Stephen King Almost Helped Spielberg Write Poltergeist

Stephen King Almost Helped Spielberg Write Poltergeist
In recent, separate interviews, Steven Spielberg and Stephen King reveal that they have come close to working together many times in the past several years. Spielberg originally wanted King to help him write Poltergeist, but it didn't work out in the end. Looking at the prolific careers of both men, it's pretty astonishing that they haven't collaborated, especially since they both seem like they've wanted to for decades. Steven Spielberg still holds out hope that he'll put out Stephen King's The Talisman at some point in the near future, whether he's directing or not.

While discussing the few times that Steven Spielberg and Stephen King have nearly collaborated, they both brought up 1982's Poltergeist. Spielberg revealed that he wanted to write the script with King and even sent him a letter. Since there was no internet back in those days, the letter took a while to get to the author
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Stephen King Explains Why He Had to Pass on Writing Poltergeist

Stephen King offers the reasoning behind him turning down the chance to work on the script for Poltergeist with Steven Spielberg. When it comes to iconic figures within pop culture, few have made imprints as large as King and Spielberg. King is of course the “master of horror,” and both one of the most prolific and best-selling authors of all time. His works have also been adapted dozens of times for both film and TV. Meanwhile, Oscar-winner Spielberg is the highest grossing film director of all time, and has helmed countless classic movies.
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April 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Insidious: The Last Key, Thelma, Sweet Virginia

April is kicking off with an eclectic assortment of genre-related home entertainment releases, with Adam Robitel’s Insidious: The Last Key leading the charge on both Blu-ray and DVD (there’s also a nifty Insidious 4-pack hitting DVD as well). Shout! Factory is putting out the stellar revenge thriller Sweet Virginia this week, and Severin Films is keeping busy with a double dose of Jess Franco with their Blu-rays for Sinfonia Erotica and The Sadist of Notre Dame.

Other notable releases for April 3rd include A Study in Terror, A Place in Hell, 4/20 Massacre, and 12 Feet Deep.

4/20 Massacre (Film Chest, DVD)

Over 4/20 weekend, five young women have decided to celebrate their friend's birthday by taking a camping trip to a secluded part of a nearby national park. However, their fun is quickly snubbed out when they stumble upon an illegal marijuana grow operation hidden in the greenery and protected by a bloodthirsty maniac.
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April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama 2018 to Feature Tobe Hooper Tribute Night

In 2017 the horror genre lost a legend with the passing of Tobe Hooper, and this year's April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama will pay tribute to the influential and innovative filmmaker on the first night of their two-day silver screen celebration.

A companion marathon to September's Drive-In Super Monster-Rama (one of Daily Dead's favorite events of the year), this year's April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama takes place April 27th–28th at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, Pa.

Beginning at dusk and stretching into the late hours of the night, the first part of this year's April Ghouls marathon will be a Tobe Hooper remembrance night, with screenings of Poltergeist (1982), Lifeforce, The Funhouse, and Invaders From Mars (1986). The second night of April Ghouls will celebrate creature features with screenings of Alligator, The Boogens, Critters, and The Deadly Spawn.

Tickets are $10.00 for an adult each night, with overnight camping also priced at $10.00 per adult.
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Watch a Bonus Feature Clip from Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Although it introduces a new horror villain, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon also co-stars Robert Englund, the actor behind one of the genre's most influential icons, and in a bonus feature clip from Scream Factory's recently released Collector's Edition Blu-ray, actress Angela Goethals discusses what it was like to work with a living legend on the 2006 film.

In case you missed them, check here to watch more clips from the new Behind the Mask Blu-ray, and visit here to enter our Collector's Edition contest.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher. Nathan Baesel (Invasion) stars as Vernon, a good-natured killing machine who invites a documentary film crew to follow him as he reminisces with his murder mentor (Scott Wilson, The Walking Dead), evades his psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund,
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