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Ryan Reynolds to produce horror The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine

Variety is reporting that Ryan Reynolds is set to produce the supernatural horror The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine for 20th Century Fox and New Regency.

An adaptation of Jasper DeWitt’s novella, which was originally published on Reddit No Sleep, the film will follow idealistic young doctor who tries to solve a mystery and heal its most difficult patient. Fox is said to have secured the rights to the property after a competitive bidding situation with numerous studios involved.

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Reynolds will produce the movie through his Maximum Effort production company, teaming with Roy Lee and Jon Berg of Vertigo Entertainment, whose credits include The Ring, The Grudge and It, as well as the Reynolds-headlined The Voices.

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Ryan Reynolds Is Turning a Reddit No Sleep Story Into a Horror Movie

Jasper DeWitt's novella The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine was originally published on Reddit No Sleep, and today we have word that two of the biggest names in Hollywood are going to be joining forces on the feature film adaptation. Yes, Variety just passed along word that none other than Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds and Stephen King's It producer Roy Lee's Vertigo Entertainment will be bringing the frights to a screen near you soon.

The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine is about, 'an dealistic young doctor who tries to solve a mystery and heal its most difficult patient'. Reynolds is only signed on to produce through his Maximum Effort production company, and there isn't currently word on whether or not the man who would be Deadpool will be starring in the movie as well. We'll keep up to date on this project
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Ryan Reynolds to Produce Horror Story ‘The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine’ (Exclusive)

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Twentieth Century Fox has partnered with New Regency to buy supernatural horror project “The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine” and set it up with Ryan Reynolds and Vertigo Entertainment.

Reynolds will produce through his Maximum Effort production company along with Roy Lee and Jon Berg through Vertigo. Jasper DeWitt wrote the novella “The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine,” originally published on Reddit No Sleep, about an idealistic young doctor who tries to solve a mystery and heal its most difficult patient.

The bidding for the project was described as very competitive with several studios and other production companies chasing the property. Reynolds is attached only as a producer. No actors or directors have been hired.

Jeremy Kramer will oversee the project for Fox, with Natalie Lehmann handling for New Regency; George Dewey and Patrick Gooing supervising for Maximum Effort; and Liya Gao managing for Vertigo Entertainment.
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Horror Highlights: Telluride Horror Show 2019 Call for Entries, O’ Bloody Night, Red Letters

Telluride Horror Show has partnered up with Vertigo Entertainment and is now officially accepting both short and feature-length film submissions. The festival will commence on October 11, 2019. Also in today's Highlights: O' Bloody Night's debut On Demand and The Red Letters first details plus a teaser trailer.

Telluride Horror Show Announces Call for Entries: Press Release: "Telluride Horror Show is now accepting short and feature film submissions for its 2019 film festival, scheduled for October 11th-13th in the world class mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit films from the following genres for the festival's 10th edition: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Genre Comedy, Genre Documentary.

Short Film Submissions Announcement

New Partnership with Vertigo Entertainment for 2019!

Telluride Horror Show is thrilled to announce an exciting and unique partnership with Vertigo Entertainment: In addition to being considered for this year's festival, short films submitted to the Telluride Horror
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BFI, Kofa and Kccuk announce archive exchange to mark the centenary of the birth of Korean cinema

• More than ten of Korea’s oldest surviving films to screen to UK audiences for the first time in February 2019 at BFI Southbank and the Kccuk

BFI restorations to show in Korea at Kofa in Seoul as a cultural exchange this December

Tuesday 27 November 2018 – As the 13th edition of the London Korean Film Festival comes to a close, BFI, Korean Film Archive (Kofa) and Korean Cultural Centre UK (Kccuk) announce a new cultural collaboration for audiences in the UK and South Korea to enjoy each other’s film heritage.

This year’s festival featured 50+ films, UK and international premieres, filmmaker talks and a whole host of unique events. Following this exciting festival of diverse Korean cinema, BFI and Kccuk are proudly presenting a bold and engaging new programme that delves deep into its history. Marking the centenary of the first Korean film (made in 1919) each country will present treasures from their respective archives.
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John Gallagher Jr. is Set To Star in Amblin's Upcoming Monster Film Larry

Amblin Entertainment is developing a new horror film called Larry and they’ve just cast John Gallagher Jr. in the movie. He will join the previously cast Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Azhy Robertson.

Jacob Chase is set to write and direct the film. The story follows a young boy and his family who become the target of a terrifying monster who manifests through high-tech devices like smartphones and other screen devices.

The project is based on a short film and the aim is to “create a grounded horror film in the vein of The Ring and Poltergeist.”

This sounds like it will be a great horror project that will fit in perfectly with the Amblin brand. I also like Gallagher and the projects he’s made and this will be a cool film for him to be a part of.

Source: Deadline
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Freddy Krueger and More Horror Villains Are Linked to Psychiatric Disorders in University Course

Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers are just a few iconic horror movie villains that are getting the psychiatric treatment.

Students at Rutgers University are analyzing what makes these tormentors tick in a class called “31 Knights of Halloween” — all with the intent of finding out what each movie character is mentally afflicted with.

Anthony Tobia, a psychiatry professor who teaches the course, told Rutgers Today the point of the class “is to discuss the exaggerated and fictionalized portrayals in movies while being cautious not to stigmatize individuals with mental illness.”

The course — which was introduced to the university three years ago
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Hollywood’s Scariest Film Trailers: Eli Roth Looks Back In Horror For Halloween

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Hollywood’s Scariest Film Trailers: Eli Roth Looks Back In Horror For Halloween
Exclusive Not only can a scary horror film trailer lead to an opening weekend that leaves a film profitable by Monday, great trailers can achieve immortality of their own. Unforgettably jarring trailers for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ring, Halloween, The Shining, The Blair Witch Project, Psycho and Paranormal Activity carved out their own place in the consciousness of moviegoers.

Halloween is upon us and this year the holiday has an old-school feel with two classic names (Halloween and Suspiria) scaring-up new business in theaters. What better time to revisit vintage horror film trailers? For grisly guidance, I turned to Eli Roth and asked him to share a list of his favorites, be they iconic or obscure. Roth directed the Hostel franchise, The Green Inferno and Cabin Fever; he’s also brained Nazis with a Louisville Slugger in Inglourious Basterds and taken his scare formula to PG audiences with The House With a Clock In Its Walls
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Movie Review – Possum (2018)

Possum. 2018.

Directed by Matthew Holness.

Starring Sean Harris and Alun Armstrong.


After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children’s puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

Matthew Holness, the UK mastermind behind cult favorite Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, ushers us into a parallel reality of unsettling weirdness in Possum. Arachnid Mother Goose tales, Amber alerts, undefined candy jars – there’s nothing typical about this psychological horror meltdown. Smacks of Jim Hosking quirkiness (The Greasy Strangler/An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn) are butchered and separated as Holness opts to savor the trimmed meatiness of anthropomorphic nightmares. “Little Possum, black as sin.” A beckoning limerick that ushers forth this dreadful-as-fuck crossover between Roald Dahl and Mr. Rogers with existential artistry torn from Samara’s The Ring cassette.

Sean Harris stars as Philip, a disgraced children’s puppeteer who
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Ariana Grande Freaks Out Over and Over in a Haunted Escape Room With James Corden (Video)

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Ariana Grande Freaks Out Over and Over in a Haunted Escape Room With James Corden (Video)
Ariana Grande says she likes being scared — but probably not this much.

The singer and James Corden broke off a piece of their “Carpool Karaoke” trip to visit a haunted escape room, and “The Late Late Show” held the segment back for Halloween.

Grande spent pretty much the entire visit freaking out and cursing at people and props.

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“You’re a bitch!” she yelled at one worker who was dressed up as the girl from “The Ring.”

“F— these heads,” Grande said when she and the CBS host encountered some skeletons.

Turns out, she ended up with a pretty good reason for all that animosity. After Grande and Corden solved the puzzle, a zombie accidentally(?) tripped her up, causing a bit of a nasty spill.

Also Read: Ariana Grande, James Corden Perform New 'Titanic' Soundtrack: 13 Songs, 9 Sets,
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25 Horror Games Based on Scary Movies

Chris Freiberg Oct 31, 2018

These horror movies are so good that they even inspired their own video games!

While watching your favorite horror movies, you may have missed one of the gaming industry's favorite pastimes: adapting great scary films into games. From The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween to Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, all of these franchises have been adapted into video games at one or another.

Many of the early ones are cash grabs while some of the more recent adaptations are excellent. Some of these games, like an endless runner based on the Child's Play franchise, are just plain weird.

Den of Geek is taking a look back at 25 games -- some direct adaptations while others are heavily inspired by horror movies -- that will make you scream just like you did in the movies!

Chucky: Slash & Dash

2013 | Slimstown Studios | iOS

Child’s Play
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Naomi Watts Set To Star in HBO's Game Of Thrones Prequel Series

HBO has cast Naomi Watts (The Ring) in one of the lead roles George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman’s untitled Game of Thrones prequel series.

There aren’t a lot of details on Watts’ character, but according to Variety, she is playing “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”

The series is set thousands of years before the events of Thrones, “the project chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” The network teased the plot with the following logline:

"Only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it's not the story we think we know."

As a fan of Game of Thrones I’m super excited about this prequel series. I love that they are diving deep into the
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Game of Thrones Prequel: Naomi Watts Lands Lead Role!

The Game of Thrones prequel has its first cast member!

According to Deadline, Naomi Watts has signed on to lead the cast of the prequel pilot which is in the works at HBO from writer Jane Goldman and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

Little is known about who Watts will be playing aside from a "charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret."

Goldman is attached to the project as showrunner, and will executive produce alongside Martin. Simply put, the spinoff is in good hands.

Plot details were revealed earlier this year ahead of the pilot order.

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According to the official logline, “the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour."

"And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the
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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Casts Naomi Watts in Lead Role

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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Casts Naomi Watts in Lead Role
Naomi Watts will star in the “Game of Thronesprequel pilot at HBO that hails from Jane Goldman, Variety has learned.

The exact details of Watts’ character are being kept under wraps, but it is known she is playing “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”

It was recently announced that Watts had signed on to play Gretchen Carlson in the Roger Ailes limited series currently in the works at Showtime. She previously appeared in Showtime’s revival of “Twin Peaks,” and is known for her roles in films like “Mulholland Drive,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” “St. Vincent,” “The Ring,” “King Kong, and “J. Edgar.” Watts also earned Academy Award nominations for her roles in “21 Grams” and “The Impossible.” She is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson.

Taking place thousands of years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” Goldman’s
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Scary films for Halloween: 20 greatest horror movie villains ever from ‘Psycho,’ ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘The Exorcist’ and more

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Scary films for Halloween: 20 greatest horror movie villains ever from ‘Psycho,’ ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘The Exorcist’ and more
Who are the 20 greatest horror movie villains of all time? Take a tour through our haunted photo gallery to find out what blood-curdling baddies made the cut… if you dare.

The most recent entry in our rankings is from the striking success of M. Night Shyamalan‘s 2017 film “Split.” Its anti-hero Kevin Wendell Crumb (James MacAvoy in a tour-de-force performance embodying a number of horror personae) has already become a bit of a horror icon.

We searched far and wide through every goblin, ghoul, and goth to come up with a comprehensive list, and while there were plenty of demented killers or demon-possessed tykes to consider, we couldn’t include everyone. So don’t take our heads off if your favorite didn’t make it. For our gallery, we’ve generally stayed away from horror legends who have gone soft via comedy parodies but instead focus intensely on those horror
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DreamWorks Animation to Develop ‘Mice and Mystics’ Movie (Exclusive)

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DreamWorks Animation is in final negotiations for the movie rights to Jerry Hawthorne’s board game “Mice and Mystics,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Alexandre Aja attached to direct and co-write the script with “Aquaman” scribe David Leslie Johnson. Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Jon Berg are producing.

“Mice and Mystics” is a role-playing game in which players are loyal to the king –- but to escape the clutches of the evil Vanestra, they have been turned into mice imprisoned in a seaside castle. They face countless adversaries such as rats, cockroaches, and spiders, and the castle’s house cat, Brodie.

Lee founded Vertigo with Doug Davison in 2002. His credits include “The Ring,” “The Grudge,” “It,” the Lego movies, and “The Departed.” Berg joined Vertigo last year after serving as Warner Bros.’ co-president of production for a year and overseeing the studio’s DC films, along with DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns.
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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time
Why does it feel like horror movies are always undervalued? One thing’s for certain: In this age of geekery reigning supreme, critics and academics no longer dismiss the genre as disreputable with the kneejerk regularity some once did. But even now there’s talk of “elevated horror,” of artier explorations of dread and terror — Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” being two very recent examples — that are clearly distinguished from, well, non-elevated horror. The idea being that they engage your brain more than just showing brains being splattered against the wall.

How can films that fire your adrenal glands, send shivers down your spine, raise goosebumps, and quicken breath — that inspire such an intense physical reaction — also be cerebral experiences? We forget all the time that, as Anna Karina’s Pierrot Le Fou character Marianne Renoir says, “There can be ideas in feelings.”

What scares people
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Paramount Players Picks Up Horror Project 'Shhh' (Exclusive)

Paramount Players wants everyone to be very quiet.

The company has preemptively picked up a horror pitch titled Shhh from moviemakers Gustavo Cooper and Ben Powell. The duo will co-write the script, with Cooper attached to direct.

Matt Kaplan, whose Ace Entertainment has a first-look deal with Paramount Players, is on board to produce.

The Paramount studio division is being mum on details, but the project is whispered to be a high-concept horror thriller set in a high school and in the vein tonally of The Ring and the Denzel Washington supernatural thriller Fallen.

Kaplan has several movies wrapped, including the Mary J....
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‘Train Man’ U.S. Musical Adaptation In Works By ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Duo; Adam Shankman To Direct – Mipcom

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A musical adaptation of Fuji Television’s hit Japanese series Train Man is in the works for the U.S. by Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and writer-executive producer Tucker Cawley, with Adam Shankman attached to direct and executive produce. The project, the first American remake by Fuji Television, hails from Vertigo Entertainment, Amuse Group Us and Global Road Television, which will serve as the studio and international distributor. It was announced today at Mipcom.

Train Man (known as Densha Otoko in Japan), inspired by the internationally renowned franchise of the same name, tells the profoundly relatable story of a shy, nerdy young man who, with encouragement from members of his online comic book chat group, attempts to overcome his reclusiveness and insecurity in order to start a relationship with a young woman.

Based on a true story, the tale of life altering love began in
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Mipcom: Adam Shankman Boards Remake of Japanese Hit Series

Mipcom: Adam Shankman Boards Remake of Japanese Hit Series
Adam Shankman has boarded Train Man, with the Rock of Ages director set to executive produce and direct the Japanese hit into a half-hour musical series.

The series will be penned by Everybody Loves Raymond's Phil Rosenthal and Tucker Cawley, who also will serve as showrunners.

It's the first American remake for a Fuji Television Network series, which broke records and became a cultural phenomenon in Japan when it aired in 2005.

The show will be produced under Shankman's Global Road deal, with Global Road, Vertigo Entertainment and Amuse Group USA also on board.

Roy Lee (The Departed, The Ring),...
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