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Strangers Things Casts Cary Elwes And Jake Busey For Season 3

Stranger Things season 3 is set to begin filming later this month and, ahead of the Netflix phenomenon once again going in front of the cameras, two exciting new casting additions have been revealed to be moving to the weird and frightening town of Hawkins.

Cary Elwes – familiar to modern horror fans as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw films – is joining the ensemble cast as Mayor Kline, suggesting that season 3 will finally introduce us to the mayor of Hawkins. With all the odd shenanigans going on in the town, we expect him to be a very shady individual indeed. Meanwhile, Jake Busey – set to star in the upcoming Predator – is set to play a man named Bruce. That’s all we know about his role for now, though.

Elwes should definitely be right at home on Stranger Things, as he’s yet another cast member who’s previously appeared in a fondly-remembered classic 1980s movie.
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Recruits Cary Elwes and Jake Busey for “Sleazy”, “Questionable” Roles

Netflix just revealed a pair of guest stars for its upcoming third season of Stranger Things which should please some 80s/90s nostalgia fans out there. Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride and Saw fame will join the cast along with Jake Busey of Starship Troopers and the upcoming actioner The Predator. They'll be guest performers playing Mayor Kline and a Hawkins Post journalist named Bruce, respectively. Netflix was kind enough to share their character breakdowns with us, starting with Elwes. Mayor Kline is described as "handsome, slick, and sleazy ...your classic 80s politician -- more concerned with his own …
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'Stranger Things' season three casts Cary Elwes, Jake Busey

Elwes will take on the guest role of Mayor Kline.

Netflix has added Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Jake Busey (Agents Of Shield) to the cast of Stranger Things season three.

Elwes will take on the guest role of Mayor Kline, described by Netflix as ‘Handsome, slick and sleazy…your classic 80s politician – more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.’

Busey will be Bruce, ‘a journalist for The Hawkins Post with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor’.

Elwes is known for his roles in films such as Glory,
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Truth or Dare’s After-Credits Sequel Tease Explained

Spoilers for Truth or Dare ahead

Blumhouse’s latest release, Truth or Dare, features a little tease after the credits for viewers who stick around. We explore what it could mean for a sequel. Horror franchises are a long-standing tradition in Hollywood, from classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th to more modern series like Saw. Over the last decade, Blumhouse has made a name for themselves in the horror genre with franchises like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge.
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‘Truth Or Dare’: The Films Of Super-Producer Jason Blum

Emmy award winning and Oscar nominated producer Jason Blum has produced over 80 films and TV series throughout his career.

Jason Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, a multi-media production company that has pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking- producing high-quality micro-budget films. Blumhouse has a first-look deal with Universal Pictures and has produced the highly-profitable Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister franchises which have grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide on combined budgets under $40 million. Blumhouse’s model began with the original Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, making it the most profitable film in Hollywood history.

Truth Or Dare – is Blumhouse Productions’ latest chilling supernatural thriller which is out in UK cinemas on Friday 13th April. Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast where we see a harmless game of “Truth or Dare
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Casting Update for The Purge TV Series

Following the release of the official trailer for The First Purge, three new cast members have been announced for Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions' The Purge TV series, which will air on USA and Syfy:

Lili Simmons, Hannah Anderson, and Lee Tergesen (pictured above) have joined the cast of The Purge TV series, joining a cast that also features Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, and Colin Woodell:

Press Release:Lili Simmons is set for the series regular role of Lila, a young, rich, and rebellious, woman who refuses to fit in with the pro-Purge socialite crowd. Her confidence and charm mask a vulnerability that will be exposed as she attempts to deal with unfinished business before the sun rises.

Simmons can currently be seen on Showtime’s Ray Donovan opposite Liev Schrieber and Jon Voight, where she plays Natalie James, a young actress caught in the
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Adam Robitel & Leigh Whannell Interview: Insidious 4

Adam Robitel is an American film director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is most known for his work in the horror genre, having directed the exorcist genre film The Taking of Deborah Logan and writing on Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. Leigh Whannell is an Australian screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. He is most known for his contributions and participation with the horror genre, having written films for his friend, director James Wan. Whannell wrote Saw, Dead Silence, and the screenplays for the Insidious franchise. Adam Robitel and Leigh Whannell have teamed up on Insidious: The Last Key, with Robitel directing and Whannell writing. The film was released on digital on March 20, 2018 and released on DVD & Blu-ray on April 3, 2018.
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‘Upgrade’ Trailer & Poster Unveil Leigh Whannell’s Bloody Directorial Debut

Blumhouse Productions has unveiled the first trailer and poster for the sic-fi/revenge film, ‘Upgrade‘. The film marks the directorial debut of Leigh Whannell, the writer behind the Saw and Insidious franchises. The plot follows Logan Marshall-Green‘s Grey Trace who, after being paralyzed in a mugging that kills his wife, is presented with an experimental cure to his paralysis called Stem–an artificial implant that gives him abilities beyond anything than he could have imagined. Described as a “Thrilling and hyper violent vision of the future”, the film premiered a this year’s SXSW festival, and this is what one critic had to say:

Leigh Whannell’s latest film Upgrade is one of the most strikingly invigorated sci-fi watches I’ve been awestruck by in quite some time. I’m talking *hard* sci-fi, with callbacks to anything from eXistenZ to The Matrix to Minority Report. Whannell customizes an “efficient
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‘Jigsaw’ Writers Working On Yet Another New ‘Saw’ Sequel

‘Jigsaw’ Writers Working On Yet Another New ‘Saw’ Sequel
Do you want to play a game…again? Much like Jigsaw himself, the Saw franchise will apparently never really die. Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, who wrote the most recent sequel Jigsaw, are apparently hard at work on yet another new Saw sequel. What elaborate, implausible traps await us this time? Nothing can kill the Saw franchise. Bloody Disgusting reports that Jigsaw writers Pete […]

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The Writers of Jigsaw Are Working on Another Saw Sequel

A couple of months ago it was rumored that Lionsgate was going to be developing a ninth film in the Saw franchise. It shouldn't come as a surprise. Jigsaw was a big success for the studio, and as long as these Saw films keep raking in the cash, Lionsgate is going to continue to make sequel after sequel until finally, people stop watching them.

Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that the studio is now actually moving forward with these plans and that they have hired the writers of Jigsaw, Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, to bring back that bloody magic. They are currently actively developing that script.

The report says they are "unsure if the next installment will be a direct followup to Jigsaw or Saw 3D: The Final Chapter." Aren't they part of the same story though, just with a different name? It's just going to be the ninth chapter in the horror franchise.
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Watch The Seriously Badass Red-Band Trailer For the Sci-Fi Action Thriller Upgrade

You've got to watch this incredibly awesome hyper-violent red-band trailer for an upcoming sci-fi thriller called Upgrade! The movie stars Logan Marshall-Green (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Prometheus) as a man, who after a terrible accident, is offered an experimental cure to his ailments that upgrade his body into a complete ass-kicking machine! This movie seriously looks badass and it looks like Marshall-Green gives a great and fun performance! Watch the trailer below and experience it for yourself! I will warn you, this red-band trailer is very graphic, so if you don't think you can handle brutal bloody violence, I also included a green-band trailer!

The movie comes from Leigh Whannell, the writer of Saw and creator of the Insidious franchise and it's being produced by Blumhouse Pictures. Here's the synopsis:

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, Spider-man: Homecoming, Prometheus
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First Nsfw ‘Upgrade’ Trailer Reveals Leigh Whannell’s Brutal Sci-Fi Revenge Thriller

As the guy behind the scripts for Saw and Insidious, Leigh Whannell has come up with his fair share of killer ideas for movies, but for his next project, Upgrade, he’s heading into the realm of sci-fi and it looks like it might just be his most entertaining movie yet. The film stars The Invitation star Logan Marshall-Green as Grey Trace, a man whose wife is murdered in front of his eyes in a mugging that also leaves him paralyzed. Hungry for revenge, Trace is approached by a billionaire investor who offers him an experimental cure to …
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Ninth Saw Movie Reportedly In The Works With Jigsaw Scribes

Contrary to popular belief (and common sense?), Saw: The Final Chapter did not signal the end of Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate’s cult horror franchise. And neither did Jigsaw, it seems.

Sources close to Bloody Disgusting suggest Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row) are currently in the midst of developing a ninth Saw movie, though it’s unclear if this continuation will be angled as a direct sequel to Jigsaw or The Final Chapter – or something else entirely.

What we can tell you, however, is that Jigsaw helmers Michael and Peter Spierig will not be returning to the director’s chair, meaning the Powers That Be will likely be sending out the feelers to find a potential replacement(s), if they haven’t already.

Buoyed by the return of John Kramer (Tobin Bell), Jigsaw scored $102 million off the back of a $10 million production budget back in October,
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‘Jigsaw’ Writers Are Currently Working On Next ‘Saw’ [Exclusive]

‘Jigsaw’ Writers Are Currently Working On Next ‘Saw’ [Exclusive]
The games are just beginning. Last October’s Jigsaw was such a success that it was without surprise that I told you (Jan. 16) that Twisted Pictures would be moving forward on another Saw sequel. At the time of the writing, a ninth Saw was just a “conversation”, but it’s now actively in development, sources confirm to Bloody Disgusting. While […]
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Jigsaw Writers Currently Working on Next Saw Movie

The chances of seeing another Saw movie hitting theaters has taken another small step forward, as the writers of Jigsaw are reportedly hard at work penning Saw 9. As ever, the critical reception for the eighth film in the enduring horror franchise was lukewarm to say the least, but it was a solid box-office hit and laid the groundworks for future sequels, and this certainly appears to be happening.
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‘Upgrade’ Trailer: Logan Marshall Green Kicks Serious Ass With Help From His Operating System

‘Upgrade’ Trailer: Logan Marshall Green Kicks Serious Ass With Help From His Operating System
Are you ready for some hyper-violent science fiction starring a guy who looks like Tom Hardy, but isn’t? Leigh Whannell, the writer of Saw and creator of the Insidious franchise, is here to scratch your itch with Upgrade, a piece of hardcore pulp entertainment starring Logan Marshall Green that won the Midnighter Audience Award at this year’s […]

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First Upgrade Trailer Teases What May Be One Of 2018’s Most Stylish Action Flicks

By now, there shouldn’t be a horror fan reading this who isn’t familiar with the work of Leigh Whannell. Having previously penned films such as Saw, Insidious and Dead Silence, the screenwriter/actor has proven himself to be quite the asset for studios looking for bold new intellectual properties.

So, as was the case with Insidious: Chapter 3, he’s writing and directing the upcoming science fiction/action flick Upgrade, which I must admit is taking me by surprise. As you can imagine, I naturally thought this to be a horror movie upon first hearing that Whannell was behind it, but I’m pleasantly pleased that the footage I’ve thus far seen has defied my expectations.

In short, the picture “centers on Grey Trace, a technophobe in a utopian near-future when computers control nearly everything – from cars to crime-surveillance – who’s paralyzed in a freak mugging. But when
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Watch Artificial Intelligence Unleash Lethal Action in the Red Band Trailer for Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade

In her SXSW review of Leigh Whannell's new movie, Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson called Upgrade "a gritty and stylishly ambitious sci-fi actioner," and Bh Tilt's official red band trailer for the film certainly embodies that statement with an adrenaline rush of dark humor and blood-spattered, expertly choreographed combat.

Bh Tilt will unleash Upgrade in theaters on June 1st. You can watch the official red band trailer below, and in case you missed it, check here to read Heather's SXSW interview with director Whannell and co-stars Logan Marshall Green and Betty Gabriel.

"Upgrade is a thrilling and hyper violent vision of the future from the producers of Get Out and The Purge, and the creator of Saw and Insidious.

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, Spider-man: Homecoming, Prometheus) is approached by a billionaire inventor with
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First Trailer for Leigh Whannell’s ‘Upgrade’ Dishes Out Explosively Violent Revenge

First Trailer for Leigh Whannell’s ‘Upgrade’ Dishes Out Explosively Violent Revenge
Not man. Not machine. More. At this point, Leigh Whannell is no doubt a household name (and face) to all horror fans, having written Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious and this year’s Insidious: The Last Key, while also starring in each of those films. As a director, Whannell recently helmed Insidious: Chapter 3, and he just wrote and directed the upcoming Upgrade. The […]
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Someone Painted All Your Favorite Horror Icons Onto Easter Eggs

What’s the one place where you can see the old and new Pennywise together? On these horror icon Easter eggs, of course.

Artist Danny Kissel, who’s a master carver that’s really quite good at what he does, has now applied his talent to turning eggs into some of the genre’s scariest creations, taking the art of carving to the next level. In the past, he’s done some impressive work on pumpkins and with wood and ice, but now, he’s continued that with these loving tributes to some of horror’s most beloved franchises.

Everyone who you’d expect to be here is included, such as the aforementioned Pennywise (It), ol’ Pinhead (Hellraiser), Chucky (Child’s Play), Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th), Billy the Puppet (Saw) and more. Even Captain Spaulding makes an appearance, ahead of his next cinematic outing via The Devil’s Rejects sequel 3 From Hell.
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