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These Alternate Designs For Darth Maul In Solo: A Star Wars Story Are Wild

Solo: A Star Wars Story has just been released on Digital HD, with the Blu-ray and DVD out this week. Of course, this has led to a burst of behind the scenes concept art and photographs from the film trickling out, the most interesting being a better look at iconic Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul, whose surprise return shocked (and in many cases confused) audiences.

A couple of weeks ago, we got some fascinating pictures of Ray Park in full Maul costume, including a look at his robotic lower half only glimpsed in the finished movie. Now, courtesy of StarWars.com, we have a load of test ideas for how Maul’s cybernetic bottom half might have appeared had they gone with earlier designs. These originated with artist Jake Lunt Davies, who said the following about them:

“A handful of us were let in on Maul being in the film
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Daveigh Chase

Why does it seem like some former child actors just kind of sour as they get older? Daveigh Chase has had a lot going for her in her life and honestly she still could if she stays out of trouble. If you don’t recall who she is just watch The Ring and you’ll remember since she was one of the most terrifying villains to ever grace the big screen. While she seems like she might be the kind of young woman that just wants to have fun and enjoy her life, which she does, it also seems as though she

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Daveigh Chase
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Lionsgate Developing Horror-Thriller Movie ‘Cobweb’ With Roy Lee, Jon Berg (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Lionsgate has launched development of Chris Thomas Devlin’s horror-thriller “Cobweb” with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Jon Berg in advanced negotiations to produce.

The studio bought Devlin’s spec script in which a boy’s abusive parents have always told him the voices he hears in the walls of his house are only in his head. But when he discovers that they’re real, he conspires to let them out.

Andrew Childs is the executive producer. Jim Miller and Meredith Wieck are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.

Lee founded Vertigo in 2002 with Doug Davison. 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. Berg’s DC credits include “Justice League,” “Wonder Woman,
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Review: Slender Man (2018)

Back in 2009, ‘Something Awful’ forum user Eric Knudsen (aka Victor Surge) created a character that would take off in more horrifying ways than could ever be imagined. Initially produced as a Creepypasta Internet meme; the tall, faceless, child consuming, suited, entity has become ingrained in the public consciousness as a modern myth in many ways but with such popularity has come tragedy. Most notably the much-publicised 2014 Waukesha, Wisconsin case, that saw the attempted murder of a young girl by her two friends, who attested they did it for Slender Man. This unsettling reality has resulted in a degree of controversy around the making of this film but the worst thing about Slender Man is not any bad taste behind its existence, rather than its inept attempts at creating something onscreen anywhere near as terrifying as the character himself or the real events surrounding him.

Slender Man starts off rather conventionally
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Movie Review – Bedeviled (2018)

Bedeviled, 2018.

Directed by Abel & Burlee Vang.

Starring Saxon Sharbino, Bonnie Morgan, Brandon Soo Hoo, Alexis G. Zall, and Matty Finochio.

Synopsis:

A group of teens are dangerously threatened by a spirit in a malicious, A.I. app following the mysterious death of their friend.

“This is the perfect set-up for a bad horror movie where no-one survives”, utters our tragically cursed lead, with the sort of self-aware smugness reserved for parody outings such as Scary Movie, or Scary Movie 2, or even, shockingly, Scary Movie 3. But the funny thing is, Bedeviled, directed by first time feature film directing pair, the Vang Brothers, is a horrible mishmash of much better, scarier, interesting horror movies. An interesting concept is turned into a hilariously stupid conceit, and the writing, also penned by the Vangs, is about as nuanced and handled as a glitchy app.

Please understand, the idea here is actually brilliant
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Sherlock Holmes Has Been Completely Reimagined in This Trailer For HBO's Japanese Series Miss Sherlock

HBO has released the first trailer for their upcoming Japanese series Miss Sherlock, which give us a completely new re-imagining of the classic character Sherlock Holmes. The latest vision of the iconic detective comes in the form of a modern day a British-born Japanese woman and she is played by The Ring star Yuko Takeuchi.

We've seen a lot of different versions of Holmes over the years, and this one looks like it could be seriously great! The trailer starts off with a comedic tone, but then it takes a dark turn. This looks like it will tell some crazy intense stories filled with all kinds of unpredictable twists and turns. I love what I'm seeing in this first trailer and I'm totally in!

Here is the official synopsis for Miss Sherlock:

The show follows the British-born Miss Sherlock Holmes to Japan, where she meets Dr. Wato Tachibana, a
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Catalog From The Beyond: Hideo Nakata’s Don’T Look Up (1996)

  • DailyDead
Join me for a summer abroad, as I check out a series of foreign films from countries that have made a big splash in the horror community. Of course, in the spirit of this column, I’ll be taking a peek at movies that may not be as well-known as some of the classics from their particular country. Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to find a few surprises together.

After taking a month off from the Catalog to focus on the Class of ’88 series, I’m ready to resume my travels overseas to check out some more foreign horror fare. You may recall that our last adventure took us on a very disturbing overnight stay in France (by way of Romania). This time around, I’ve decided to head to Japan to see what awaits me there. Admittedly, I’ve never been terribly interested in J-horror, due to its
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Why Are Japanese Horror Movies The Scariest?

Japanese horror movies are really popular amongst lovers of scary movies worldwide and are regarded as some of the scariest out there, but what makes them so fear inducing?

Japanese horror movies are famous for their unique treatment of the horror genre in comparison to the Western world. These movies created in the East tend to focus on aspects of suspense and psychological horror. They also often have a big focus on paranormal activity, such as ghosts and poltergeists. Themes that often feature are those of exorcism, possession and shamanism.

The origins of Japanese horror can be traced back as far as the classics of the Edo and Meiji period, also known as kaidan. Some elements of these folktales have then been incorporated into modern films, especially with regards to the nature of the Japanese ghost.

The paranormal focus of Japanese horror is making its way over to the Western
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Slender Man review – slim pickings in compromised horror

Based on an internet meme that led to a brutal stabbing, this doctored frightener has truly missed its moment

A Slender Man movie might well have been a commercially viable option earlier this decade, when the spectral figure created by Eric Knudsen for somethingawful.com was one of the internet’s creepier memes. That was before the near-fatal 2014 stabbing of a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl by classmates claiming to serve the fictional creation, the objections the victim’s father raised to the then-shooting project, and the cuts designed to both appease the relatives and secure a teen-baiting rating. Sony have hustled the results out into scattered late-night slots without fanfare, perhaps understandably, as there’s not much left to distribute: if you thought the bogeyman was slender, wait till you see the film.

Writer David Birke and director Sylvain White here graft together material from The Ring, the Blair Witches and Wes Craven’s Nightmares,
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Movie Review – Slender Man (2018)

Slender Man, 2018.

Directed by Sylvain White.

Starring Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso and Javier Botet.

Synopsis:

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Though there’s certainly cinematic potential in a glossy Hollywood adaptation of 2009 “creepypasta” Internet phenomenon Slender Man, Sony have immediately killed a cash-cow for themselves right out of the gate with this shockingly inept horror farce.

Borrowing cues from the iconic likes of Candyman and The Ring, Slender Man quickly establishes the presence of the titular supernatural antagonist, an offputtingly spindly, faceless being who kidnaps, kills or mentally impairs any young person he comes into contact with.

Out of nothing more than sheer boredom, four teenage girls, Wren (Joey King), Hallie (Julia Goldani Telles), Chloe
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Cinema Audio Society To Honor Lee Orloff With Career Achievement Award

  • Deadline
Oscar-winning production sound mixer Lee Orloff is set to receive the Cinema Audio Society’s 2019 Career Achievement Award. He will be celebrated during the 55th Cas Awards on February 16 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel.

Orloff launched his sound-mixing career with 1984’s Blood Simple, the first film from Joel and Ethan Coen. A half-decade later he would grab the first of seven career Oscar noms for The Abyss, which began a three-film collaboration with James Cameron that also included the 1991 smash Terminator 2: Judgment Day — for which Orloff scored an Academy Award — and 1994’s True Lies.

He went on to nab sound-mixing Oscar noms for each of the first two Pirates of the Caribbean films and also mixed the next two. Along the way he also landed Best Sound Oscar noms for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), The Insider (1999) and The Patriot (2000). Orloff’s resume of 80-plus titles also includes such features as Blade,
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‘Slender Man’ Review: A Tasteless and Inedibly Undercooked Serving of Creepypasta

‘Slender Man’ Review: A Tasteless and Inedibly Undercooked Serving of Creepypasta
A tasteless and inedibly undercooked serving of the internet’s stalest Creepypasta, “Slender Man” aspires to be for the YouTube era what “The Ring” was to the last gasps of the VHS generation. But while both films attempt to mine full-fleshed horror mythologies from spooky viral videos, luring their hapless characters into an unwinnable war of attrition with an evil force that lurks on the fringes of the visible world, there’s one fundamental difference that sets the two movies apart: “The Ring” is good, and “Slender Man” is terrible.

And while the awfulness of a mid-August studio movie can easily be taken for granted, “Slender Man” isn’t just bad, it’s also disappointing. As problematic as it was always going to be, the idea of a horror film based on the world’s most pervasive digital folklore was full of raw potential. The character of Slender Man has
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In the Slender Man Trailer, the Internet's Creepiest Horror Story Comes to Life

  • Popsugar
It's been nearly a decade since Slender Man first haunted the internet on a viral creepy web forum, and now he's coming to the big screen. The film adaptation of Slender Man stars Joey King and seems to adhere to the same myth that was attached to the monster way back when it was just a scary story: he appears to have some sort of influence over children after they watch a certain internet video (a là The Ring), and is then able to make them do bad things. Like, say, stab themselves in the eye with a scalpel during science class. In a mix of other chilling horror movies that are slated for 2018, this one certainly stands out. Watch the latest trailer above before it arrives in theaters on Aug. 10.

Trailer 1:
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In the Slender Man Trailer, the Internet's Creepiest Horror Story Comes to Life

It's been nearly a decade since Slender Man first haunted the internet on a viral creepy web forum, and now he's coming to the big screen. The film adaptation of Slender Man stars Joey King and seems to adhere to the same myth that was attached to the monster way back when it was just a scary story: he appears to have some sort of influence over children after they watch a certain internet video (a là The Ring), and is then able to make them do bad things. Like, say, stab themselves in the eye with a scalpel during science class. In a mix of other chilling horror movies that are slated for 2018, this one certainly stands out. Watch the latest trailer above before it arrives in theaters on Aug. 10.

Trailer 1:
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17 Horror Movies With the Creepiest Kids You'd Never Want to Meet

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17 Horror Movies With the Creepiest Kids You'd Never Want to Meet
Kids are bundles of joy and innocence . . . which makes them easy horror movie material. Introduce children with an evil spirit or a grisly death, and you get a movie like The Ring. Suffice to say, not all kids get the G-rated Disney treatment. While it's skyrocketing into critical darling territory for its portrayal of a perturbing little girl named Charlie, Hereditary is far from the first movie to feature a creepy child. From the Grady twins in The Shining to the child cult leader in Children of the Corn, kids have been stirring up trouble in movies for a while.

Grab your holy water and put your local exorcist on speed dial - we've rounded up 17 of the creepiest children in modern horror cinema. Please note that spoilers follow!
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Contest: Win The Strangers: Prey At Night on Blu-ray / DVD

If you missed the return of Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Man in the Mask in theaters, you can now invite them into your house with the home media release of The Strangers: Prey at Night, and to celebrate, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has provided us with one Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy to give away to one lucky reader!

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17 Horror Movies With the Creepiest Kids You'd Never Want to Meet

Kids are bundles of joy and innocence . . . which makes them easy horror movie material. Introduce children with an evil spirit or a grisly death, and you get a movie like The Ring. Suffice to say, not all kids get the G-rated Disney treatment. While it's skyrocketing into critical darling territory for its portrayal of a perturbing little girl named Charlie, Hereditary is far from the first movie to feature a creepy child. From the Grady twins in The Shining to the child cult leader in Children of the Corn, kids have been stirring up trouble in movies for a while.

Grab your holy water and put your local exorcist on speed dial - we've rounded up 17 of the creepiest children in modern horror cinema. Please note that spoilers follow!
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10 Spirited Away Facts You Never Knew

10 Spirited Away Facts You Never Knew
Visionary legend Hayao Miyazaki was said to be retiring, but instead, he blessed the world with the Oscar winning Spirited Away, Japan's highest-grossing movie of all time. The smart and evocative children's story was the first animated feature to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the first movie in history to make $200 million before its North American release, and it even beat Titanic in Japan. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Spirited Away.

A Kid Brought Miyazaki Out Of Retirement

The ten-year-old daughter of one of Miyazaki's associate producers inspired Spirited Away after the filmmaker met her during his annual sabbatical at a mountain cabin, where he often spends time with friends and family. Though he'd announced his retirement from filmmaking in 1997, he felt compelled to make something of worth and substance for kids her age. He wanted to give kids an
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Michael B. Jordan (‘Black Panther’) vs. Josh Brolin (‘Avengers: Infinity War’) in clash of Marvel villains at MTV Movie and TV Awards

Michael B. Jordan (‘Black Panther’) vs. Josh Brolin (‘Avengers: Infinity War’) in clash of Marvel villains at MTV Movie and TV Awards
Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”) is the MTV Movie and TV Awards front-runner for Best Villain, according to the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users. But can he really take down Thanos? He goes head-to-head against Josh Brolin, who is arguably the biggest big-bad in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Black Panther” is the most critically acclaimed of the Marvel movies, thanks in part to the complexity of its villain, Erik Killmonger, whose motives actually ring true: he’s a vengeful social justice warrior who resents the highly advanced, but isolationist nation of Wakanda for turning its back on black suffering throughout the world. However, his plan is to use Wakanda’s might to enslave the world as Africans were enslaved, and the title superhero couldn’t stand for world domination.

As of this writing Jordan leads our predictions with odds of 5/6. He’s backed by four Editors who
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Jamie Foxx Cast as Spawn in Blumhouse Remake

  • Cinelinx
Blumhouse and director/creator Todd McFarlene are on track for a brand new Spawn adaptation, and they just got an eager star to join the project! More within.

For several years, Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, has been doing everything he can to create a new film adaptation for his most treasured character, after the mixed reaction to the 1997 adaptation, starring Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite). So, when he decided to take his place in the director's chair and put together this adaptation at Blumhouse, there was only one actor he had in mind for the titular role, Jamie Foxx.

According to a report from Deadline, Jamie Foxx has signed on to play Al Simmons, the CIA agent who was betrayed, killed, and ultimately tricked into become the demon, Spawn. It's also being reported that this is a role that Foxx has been pining over for some time, even
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