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The Most Popular Horror Films in America: New Study Reveals Each State’s Most Talked-About Title

The Most Popular Horror Films in America: New Study Reveals Each State’s Most Talked-About Title
With Halloween just around the corner, Streaming Observer decided to figure out the film most commonly considered people’s favorite horror movie in each of the 50 states. The results prove America has some great taste when it comes to the horror genre, with classics like “The Shining” and “The Exorcist” being named alongside some pretty surprising additions like Ana Lily Amirpour’s excellent “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” and Ti West’s throwback horror “The House of the Devil.”

Streaming Observer first culled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time using critical reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and data provided by Amazon MTurk surveying and other public sources (which might help explain why films like “This Is the End” have been categorized as horror). When the list was finalized, the company partnered with Mindnet Analytics and studied streaming trends using Google Trends to determine which
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Mexico’s Pixelatl Festival Dishes Awards, Honors Pixar’s Lee Unkrich

  • Variety
Every year, the festival wing, appropriately titled El Festival, of Mexico’s Pixelatl – an association dedicated to the creation and promotion of multimedia content – takes center stage as Mexico’s premier event linking students and professionals in animation, comics and video games to the international marketplace. Held over five days in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos, about an hour from Mexico City, awards were handed out over the weekend.

Pixar’s Lee Unkrich was awarded the Chinelo in Animation, a career achievement award which last year went to Oscar-nominated stop-motion director Henry Selick, responsible for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Coraline,” and in 2015 was given to special effects pioneer Phil Tippet, who scored Oscars for both “Jurassic Park” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”

The top prize for a series went to Edino Ferrera’s “Curtis & Bean” a Mexico-Argentina co-production geared towards kids between six and nine years old.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on Blu-ray

Celebrate the newest installment of the action-packed Jurassic franchise when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on September 4, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 18, 2018, featuring more than an hour of bonus content – including Chris Pratt’s behind-the-scenes “Jurassic Journals” captured on-set. The global blockbuster from Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures held the No. 1 spot for four straight weeks at the international box office, and topped the North American box office for two weeks is a worldwide hit, earning over $1 billion in global ticket sales. With the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the Jurassic franchise is now one of the top grossing franchises of all-time grossing over $4.7 billion at the box office. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues to deliver adventure and thrills with the homecoming of beloved characters along with the
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (5 Winners)

On September 18th, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and its dinosaur mayhem will arrive on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD following the Digital HD release earlier this month.

We have teamed up with Universal Studios Home Entertainment to offer five lucky readers each a copy of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack in this contest.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomdirected by J.A. Bayona and executive-produced by Jurassic titans Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) return to Isla Nublar three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World
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FilmSharks Inks U.S. Deals With HBO Latino For ‘Dark Buildings’ & ‘Empowered’, China Deal On Horror ‘Sleep’ — Toronto

  • Deadline
Exclusive: HBO Latino has snapped up U.S. rights to thriller Dark Buildings (Las Grietas De Jara) and comedy Empowered (Sin Rodeos) from Argentinian sales outfit FilmSharks.

Oscar Martinez (The Distinguished Citizen) and Joaquin Furriel (La Quietud) star in the former about a dark secret at an architecture firm. The film has also been picked up by HBO Europe for Eastern Europe. Disney/Buena Vista previously picked up multi-territory rights to the movie in South America.

Comedy Empowered comes from Torrente franchise director Santiago Segura and stars Maribel Verdu (Pan’s Labyrinth) in the lead role as a woman who, after a visit to an Indian healer, starts saying aloud what she would previously have only thought. The pic has also newly sold to Edel for German-speaking Europe. Previous deals included Contracorriente for Spain, Colarado for Italy and Palace Pictures for Aus/Nz.

Meanwhile, also for FilmSharks, Tribeca horror You
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Available on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD September 18th

Celebrate the newest installment of the action-packed Jurassic franchise when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on September 4, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 18, 2018, featuring more than an hour of bonus content – including Chris Pratt’s behind-the-scenes “Jurassic Journals” captured on-set. The global blockbuster from Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures held the No. 1 spot for four straight weeks at the international box office, and topped the North American box office for two weeks is a worldwide hit, earning over $1 billion in global ticket sales. With the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the Jurassic franchise is now one of the top grossing franchises of all-time grossing over $4.7 billion at the box office. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues to deliver adventure and thrills with the homecoming of beloved characters along with the
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10 Best Horror Movies of 2018 You've Already Missed

10 Best Horror Movies of 2018 You've Already Missed
We're barely past the midpoint and it's already been a great year for horror movies. A Quiet Place pleased critics and genre aficionados in droves, Hereditary left audiences shocked and gasping, Upgrade delivered unprecedented ultraviolence, and Annihilation found an unlikely yet enthralling intersect between fantasy and body horror. We've also seen solid sequels in Insidious: The Last Key, The First Purge, and Hellraiser: Judgment. And the best may be yet to come, with The Nun, The Predator, and Halloween all coming down the pike when it comes to 2018 horror Movies.

Sure, there have been some disappointments as well but there've also been some incredible genre offerings that have fallen through the cracks. If you're one of those cinephiles who complains there's nothing new or original horror movies being produced these days, you simply aren't looking hard enough.

But hey, that's what I'm here for: To separate the wheat from the
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‘The Beast’ Director David Casademunt Heads to Tiff Industry: Filmmaker Lab

  • Variety
‘The Beast’ Director David Casademunt Heads to Tiff Industry: Filmmaker Lab
Madrid — There are few countries which share the U.S.’ sensibilities for high-end, soulful horror quite like Spain. Mexican genre legend Guillermo del Toro directed out of Spain two of his early films based around the Spanish Civil War: 2001’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and 2006’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” – the latter earning his first film’s Academy Awards, before godfathering Spanish director J.A. Bayona’s debut feature “The Orphanage,” which premiered to a 10-minute standing ovation at Cannes 2007.

Inspired by those films, coupled with a love for American genre from directors such as M. Night Shyamalan, Spanish director David Casademunt teamed with regular co-writers Fran Menchón and Martí Lucas on the screenplay for the headed-towards-production psychological horror-thriller “The Beast.”

As is to be expected from a movie with a Shyamalan-inspired twist, plot details are being kept close to the vest, but the film will take place in a shack in the middle of nowhere,
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‘Marrowbone’ 4K Uhd Review

Magnolia dips their toes into the 4K Ultra HD arena with The Orphanage writer Sergio G. Sánchez's directorial debut Marrowbone, a Best Buy exclusive. Their efforts range from admirable to excellent while the film tiptoes about seemingly without purpose before jumping up and down for attention in the final act.

Firing up Marrowbone and expecting another modern horror classic like The Orphanage is a grave mistake. The former doesn't play solely within the horror genre despite a jump scare or creep thrill sprinkled about. It meanders through an uneasy family drama with a tangential love and ghost story always on the periphery, peeking out for a brief change of pace.

Actors George MacKay, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth and youngster Matthew Stag play the Marrowbone family, ushered to a U.S. coastal town from England by their mother to escape their violent father. Within minutes of the opening their mother dies,
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Second Opinion – The Secret of Marrowbone (2018)

The Secret of Marrowbone, 2018.

Directed by Sergio G. Sánchez.

Starring George Mackay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, and Kyle Soller.

Synopsis:

A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Writer of The Orphanage and The Impossible, Sergio G. Sanchez makes his directorial debut with The Secret of Marrowbone. The story revolves around the Marrowbone family living in rural 1960s America; they’ve fled an abusive father and after their mother passes away they keep it a secret in order to be kept together. Unfortunately there is a presence in their house which seems to be haunting them.

Marrowbone treads the familiar line between horror and psychological thriller and in some ways it’s successful and in others it fails completely.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

French Firm Federation Steps Into the U.S. Market

  • Variety
Streaming services have opened the door for multilingual series like worldwide Netflix hit “Narcos,” but dramas in English still dominate TV’s Golden Age, travel the most widely and draw the biggest distribution deals. International companies are scrambling for a piece of the action — including, perhaps surprisingly, producers in France, despite the country’s perceived snobbery about other languages.

Federation Entertainment, the 5-year-old firm behind Netflix’s first French show, “Marseille,” and Canal Plus spy show “The Bureau,” is the latest French player to step into the competitive U.S. market, with nearly a dozen English-language projects in the pipeline. Unlike outfits such as Gaumont or EuropaCorp, Federation is one of the few sizable, fully independent TV outfits left in France, and not only has opened an office in L.A. but is also developing projects with Paramount TV and other American companies.

Even so, breaking into the U.S.
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Ron Howard to direct 68 Whiskey pilot

Following the box office disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard is dusting himself off and heading to the small screen for his next project, with Deadline reporting that he will direct the pilot 68 Whiskey for Paramount Network.

Written by The Brink co-creator Roberto Benabib and adapted from the Israeli TV series Charlie Golf One, 68 Whiskey “follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed ‘The Orphanage.’ Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose.”

In addition to directing the pilot, Howard will also executive produce alongside Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo of Imagine Entertainment, as well as Benabib and Zion Rubin, the creator of Charlie Golf One.

While this marks a rare small screen directing outing for Howard, his Imagine
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The Secret of Marrowbone review – plot holes the diameter of Jupiter

This terrible turkey from the writer of The Orphanage is a muddled hotchpotch of supernatural chills, shouty overacting and absurd dialogue

It’s rare to get such a strong taste of turkey with Christmas so far off – unusual to get that piercing tang of cranberry sauce without a double-issue of the Radio Times to hand. This distinctively terrible film is a hideous hotchpotch of shouty overacting and muddled storytelling, unable to make up its mind if it’s a family drama, a supernatural chiller or a psychological mystery. It’s got plot holes the diameter of the planet Jupiter and is abjectly reliant on narrative elements which have to be initially withheld under cover of a clunking “six months later” transition, and then disclosed in laborious flashbacks assisted by the discovery of a deeply ridiculous diary accessorised with sensitive line drawings.

The director is the Spanish film-maker Sergio G Sánchez,
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Ecam’s Incubator Shapes Up as Top Spanish Development Powerhouse

  • Variety
Madrid — Multi-prized Spanish actress Emma Suárez, star of Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta,” is attached to topline “Josefina,” a co-production between Madrid’s White Leaf Producciones and Berlin’s One Two Films, whose recent films include Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop.”

A romantic drama-comedy to be directed by Spanish short filmmaker Javier Marco, “Josefina” turns on 50-year-old Juan, a prison officer attracted to Berta, the mother of one of the inmates, who passes himself off as another parent visiting the prison in order to see his incarcerated daughter, Josefina.

Josefina’s presence, however fictitious, facilitates a relationship between two people with grave emotional deficiencies, “lending an optimism, and moments of near surrealism and comedy to the film,” screenwriter Belén Sánchez-Arévalo said at the inaugural The Incubator, a development program launched this year by the Ecam Madrid Film School.

Suárez, also the star of Michel Franco’s “April’s Daughter,
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Exclusive Interview – George MacKay and Mia Goth on starring in The Secret Of Marrowbone

As this year’s insatiable taste for horror continues, the latest addition arrives this week with more than a sense of timing. The Secret Of Marrowbone opens in UK cinemas on Friday, 13th. Following in the Hispanic tradition established by the likes of J A Bayona and Guillermo del Toro, it marks the directorial debut of Sergio G Sanchez, best known until now as a screenwriter, with such titles as The Impossible and The Orphanage under his belt.

The Secret Of Marrowbone tells the story of a young man who, along with his younger brothers and sister, escape from their father to America, where they live in a house in the middle of nowhere. But it’s a house full of ghosts and, more importantly, it can’t protect them from their memories of their past life.

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Sergio G Sanchez on writing and directing The Secret
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Exclusive Interview – Sergio G Sanchez on writing and directing The Secret Of Marrowbone

The arrival in British cinemas this week of The Secret Of Marrowbone marks the arrival of a new director on the Spanish horror scene – but he’s not a new name.

Some ten years ago, Sergio G Sanchez saw his script for The Orphanage turned into a film by his now friend and collaborator, director J A Bayona, alongside producer Guillermo del Toro. Sanchez also wrote The Impossible, which he and Bayona also turned into a movie, but it’s only now that he’s been able to take his turn behind the camera for The Secret Of Marrowbone. Set in the 60s, it’s the story of a young family in an isolated house who find they’re being haunted by an evil force and by the ghosts of their own pasts.

See Also: Exclusive Interview – George MacKay and Mia Goth on starring in The Secret Of Marrowbone

Sanchez,
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Movie Review – The Secret of Marrowbone (2017)

The Secret of Marrowbone, 2017.

Directed by Sergio G Sanchez.

Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Charlie Heaton and Tom Fisher.

Synopsis:

When her husband is put in prison for hideous crimes, a mother flees the country with their four children and seeks refuge in a remote house in America. But her death means the children have to keep her demise a secret so they can stay together. At the same time, they also have to face the horrors of their past.

On the face of it, 2018’s love affair with horror continues this week with a film that follows in a couple of well-established traditions. The Secret of Marrowbone is a ghost story – of sorts – and it’s also from the informal school of Hispanic horror. Think del Toro and Bayona and add a third name. Sergio G Sanchez. Best known so far as a writer, for The Orphanage in particular,
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Ron Howard's Dark Comedy Army Medic Series 68 Whiskey Lands at Paramount Network

Director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story) has a new TV series in development called 68 Whiskey and the pilot was just picked up by Paramount Network

The series is described as being a dark comedy and it's an adaptation of an Israeli TV series. The story follows "a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed 'The Orphanage.' Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose."

The series was created by co-creator of The Brink, Roberto Benabib. and it sounds like it could make for an interesting series. It seems to me like it might have some similarities to the classic series M.A.S.H.

Source: The Wrap
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TVLine Items: Jerry O'Connell's Bravo Talker, Ron Howard Pilot and More

TVLine Items: Jerry O'Connell's Bravo Talker, Ron Howard Pilot and More
Jerry O’Connell has lots of feelings about The Real Housewives.

The actor will host the new late-night talk show Real Men Watch Bravo, which he will also executive-produce alongside Andy Cohen.

Premiering this fall on Bravo, each episode of the program will feature the host and a panel of male guests discussing — what else? — the network’s buzziest moments, along with other pop-culture topics.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Paramount Network has given a pilot order to 68 Whiskey, a dark comedy directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13). Based on the
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Ron Howard To Direct Pilot Episode Of Dark Comedy Series ’68 Whiskey’

Ron Howard has run far, far away from the “Star Wars” universe for his next project. Fresh off the disappointing box office run of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the filmmaker is trying something completely different – a dark comedy TV pilot.

According to Deadline, Howard has signed a deal with the Paramount Network to direct the pilot for “68 Whiskey.” The series is an adaptation of the Israeli series “Charlie Golf One,” which follows a multicultural mix of Army medics, who are stationed at “The Orphanage,” a base in Afghanistan.

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