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Slender Man Had a Ton of Scenes Cut Before Being Dumped in Theaters

You know that Slender Man movie that had been in the works? Sony actually released it in theaters last weekend. Nobody would blame you if you didn't notice. The studio ended up not getting behind the project and, due to some serious behind the scenes drama, they just sort of dumped it and are moving on. What is perhaps the most interesting element to the drama leading up to its release is that the studio actually cut several major scenes and heavily edited down Slender Man before its release. Essentially, they released an incomplete movie in theaters.

This was a major "cut your losses" kind of move. Before digging into what was cut, per some anonymous insiders, let's discuss what led to this decision by Sony and Screen Gems. Initially, the script for Slender Man, written by David Birke, was much darker. The studio insisted on a PG-13 rating. That's not inherently an issue,
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A Commercial For The Nun Was So Damn Scary That YouTube Banned It From Their Site

A Commercial For The Nun Was So Damn Scary That YouTube Banned It From Their Site
If you found yourself suffering from nightmares after watching the trailer for The Nun, then consider yourself lucky you didn't encounter a recent YouTube ad for the upcoming horror film.

The footage was only six seconds long, but faked viewers out by beginning the clip with a volume control icon, and then flashing the image of the film's titular demonic Nun - in other words, one hell of a jump scare. After a YouTube user warned others to "look away and/or turn down the volume if you have anxiety or just straight up hate jumpscares" on Twitter, the video site banned the "violent and shocking" clip because it violated their policy.

Appreciate you bringing this to our attention! This ad violates our shocking content policy and it's no longer running as an ad. More info here: https://t.co/dOUocjUevh

- Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 14, 2018

Although Youtube responded to
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‘The Nun’ Eyes Hefty $32 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

  • Variety
After popcorn season comes to a close, Warner Bros. is hoping to scare moviegoers back into theaters with “The Nun.”

Early tracking suggests the fifth installment in “The Conjuring” franchise is on pace to open to more than $32 million when it opens on Sept. 7, though some estimates predict it could make as much as $37 million. That’s a promising launch given the low price tag typically attached to horror movies.

The Nun,” a spinoff of “The Conjuring 2,” stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet. It’s set in Romania in 1951 and centers on a Catholic priest and a novice who are sent to the Vatican to investigate the mysterious suicide of a nun. The first four movies in the “Conjuring” series — including “Annabelle” and its sequel — have generated over $1.1 billion globally.

Though an opening in the high-$30 millions would prove profitable, it won’t come close to matching
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‘The Nun’ Eyes Huge $32 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

‘The Nun’ Eyes Huge $32 Million-Plus Opening Weekend
After popcorn season comes to a close, Warner Bros. is hoping to scare moviegoers back into theaters with “The Nun.”

Early tracking suggests the fifth installment in “The Conjuring” franchise is on pace to open to more than $32 million when it opens on Sept. 7, though some estimates predict it could make as much as $37 million. That’s a promising launch given the low price tag typically attached to horror movies.

The Nun,” a spin-off to “The Conjuring 2,” stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet. It is set in Romania in 1951 and centers on a Catholic priest and a novice who are sent to the Vatican to investigate the mysterious suicide of a nun. The first four iterations in the “Conjuring” universe — including “Annabelle” and its sequel — have generated over $1.1 billion globally.

It won’t come close to matching the surprise success of the same weekend last September when
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Valak Haunts the Abbey in Scary New The Nun TV Spot

A brand new TV spot for The Nun has scared its way online. Warner Bros. and New Line are set to continue The Conjuring universe next month with this Latest spin-off, which follows in the footsteps of last year's Annabelle: Creation. So far, we've only seen one teaser trailer, with the release just a few weeks away. However, it looks like the studio is starting to make a more serious marketing push at the eleventh hour, with this brand new spot offering some super unsettling footage.

The spot centers our main character /the-nun-movie-photo-valak-taissa-farmiga/Sister Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga, real-life sister of Vera Farmiga, who has starred in both of the main Conjuring movies. She is exploring the Abbey that will be at the center of The Nun and, as she quickly discovers, there is a lot of messed up, supernatural stuff going on. The evil nun Valak, who we
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Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’ Gets Writer Jeremy Slater for Movie Adaptation

  • The Wrap
Writer Jeremy Slater has been tapped to write “Tommyknockers,” a feature film based on Stephen King’s 1987 sci-fi horror novel, for Universal, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

James Wan, who is in post-production on “Aquaman” and produces “The Conjuring” franchise, will produce through his Atomic Monster banner. Michael Clear will also produce for Atomic Monster.

Roy Lee and Jon Berg will produce through Vertigo Entertainment along with Larry Sanitsky, who executive produced the hit 1993 ABC miniseries, also based on the book.

Also Read: Universal Wins Bidding War for Stephen King's 'The Tommyknockers'

Universal won the rights and beat out aggressive bids from Sony and Netflix.

The Tommyknockers” is about the residents of Haven, Maine, who experience changes from a metal object that turns out to be an extension of a long-buried alien spacecraft. Once it’s exposed, the spacecraft releases an invisible gas into
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The Nun May Have More Connections to The Conjuring Films Than Originally Thought

From what we've been hearing, the fourth film in The Conjuring cinematic universe, The Nun, is going to be the scariest of them all. That is yet to be seen, however, what we recently learned is that there may be more connections to The Conjuring films than we originally thought.

In The Conjuring 2, the nun is the big baddie of the story. Much like Annabelle, it was inevitable that the nun would get her own story. What we didn’t expect is that Taissa Farmiga, the younger sister of Vera Farmiga who plays Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring films, plays the younger version of the nun in this origin story. Here is what The Nun director Corin Hardy had to say in an interview with SFX about the casting of the younger Farmiga:

"Originally we were looking at casting an English actress. But Taissa was so good I couldn't not cast her.
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New Poster For The Nun Has Father Burke In Danger Once Again

Late last week, a new poster for The Nun blessed your timeline with some pretty ominous imagery, which, one couldn’t help but notice contained quite the glaring parallel between the tidbit of promotional art and Bill Gold’s iconic one-sheet for William Friedkin’s genre classic, The Exorcist.

Although, likeness aside, the artwork was, and is, unquestionably the best piece of advertisement we’ve received apropos of The Nun so far. Especially when you take into consideration the underwhelming and stereotypical first trailer for the film, which you can watch up above. Thankfully, though, the fifth installment into The Conjuring universe does appear to be done with subpar marketing, and we’ve got another foreboding poster to prove it.

Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, the one-sheet – which you can check out below – features Bonnie Aarons’ Valak the Defiler creeping up behind Demián Bichir’s Father Burke, quite possibly to give
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A Commercial For The Nun Was So Damn Scary That YouTube Banned It From Their Site

If you found yourself suffering from nightmares after watching the trailer for The Nun, then consider yourself lucky you didn't encounter a recent YouTube ad for the upcoming horror film.

The footage was only six seconds long, but faked viewers out by beginning the clip with a volume control icon, and then flashing the image of the film's titular demonic Nun - in other words, one hell of a jump scare. After a YouTube user warned others to "look away and/or turn down the volume if you have anxiety or just straight up hate jumpscares" on Twitter, the video site banned the "violent and shocking" clip because it violated their policy.

Appreciate you bringing this to our attention! This ad violates our shocking content policy and it's no longer running as an ad. More info here: https://t.co/dOUocjUevh

- Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 14, 2018

Although Youtube responded to
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15 Hollywood Actors Who Had Epic Fails as Music Stars (Photos)

15 Hollywood Actors Who Had Epic Fails as Music Stars (Photos)
There are a few (lots of) Hollywood actors that tried venturing out into the musical world. Some (very few) made it work and others… Well, here’s a list of 15 that should’ve just not.

Lindsay Lohan

Lohan debuted her first album “Speak” in 2004 and it actually did pretty well commercially. Her music video for “Rumors” even got nominated for an MTV Video Music Award.

She wasn’t horrible, but she just wasn’t pop star good.

Eddie Murphy

Believe it or not, Eddie Murphy had a low-key music career. You probably know him best from his single “I’m a Believer” off Shrek… and that’s probably it.

He just released a reggae single with Snoop Dogg in 2o13, but like most of his stuff no one’s heard it.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has been into music for a very long time, but it wasn’t until 2015 where
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YouTube Bans Ad For Upcoming Horror Film ‘The Nun’ For Being Too Scary

I must admit, I’m not too good with horror films, in particular, ones that rely on jump scares, but, due to the nature of the job, I will obviously watch them. The upcoming spin-off from The Conjuring, The Nun, which debuts in cinemas on 7th September, has had one of its ads removed from YouTube for allegedly being too scary. I’ve just watched it – I was prepared – and I still jumped a little. The Nun banned ad was reportedly taken down from YouTube for violating its policy. More below.

The Nun banned ad – YouTube removes 7-second promo for the new film

The Nun banned ad was taken from the video hosting website as ‘This ad violates our shocking content policy and it’s no longer running as an ad,’ so said YouTube in response to a Tweet that surfaced over the past weekend.

That tweet read: “Warning! If
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‘The Romanoffs’ Trailer: Amazon Prime’s First Anthology Series From ‘Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner

The Romanoffs trailer has arrived. What is The Romanoffs, I hear you ask? Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) is the man behind the new anthology series that is arriving on Amazon Prime Video very soon.

The Romanoffs trailer – From the man behind Mad Men

The Romanoffs features eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Set in seven countries around the globe, The Romanoffs was shot on location in three continents collaborating with local productions and creative talent across Europe, the Americas, and the Far East. Each story takes place in a new location with a new cast. The first episode, “The Violet Hour” stars Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Ines Melab and Louise Bourgoin and the second story, “The Royal We,” starring Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishe, Janet Montgomery and Noah Wyle.

The internationally renowned cast includes: Academy Award-nominee Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Golden Globe
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The Latest Ad For ‘The Nun’ Is So Scary, YouTube Removed It

  • Deadline
The Latest Ad For ‘The Nun’ Is So Scary, YouTube Removed It
They say that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and in the case of New Line’s upcoming The Nun, that can be said about a recent viral stunt for the film which was deemed too inappropriate for YouTube.

A ‘jump-scare’ tease for The Conjuring spinoff, which opens on Sept. 7, triggered too many complaints from Twitter users, that YouTube took notice and reportedly removed the video. The ad does live on in the YouTube-verse, and you can take a look at it below. The video features a volume button declining before a Nun pops up and screams. The following ad ran prior to other videos loading up. Warner Bros. provided no comment in response to YouTube slapping its knuckles with a ruler.

Given all the shocking videos that kids under 12 can come across on YouTube, it’s confusing why they picked on New Line’s The Nun. Jump-scare
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YouTube Removes ‘The Nun’ Ad After Jump-Scare Complaints

YouTube Removes ‘The Nun’ Ad After Jump-Scare Complaints
A recent ad for “The Nun,” the fifth flick in “The Conjuring” series, is not the most saintly.

Because of the fear the six-second clip has incited in unsuspecting viewers, YouTube has notably taken the video down from the site. The preview, which was streaming before other videos would load on YouTube, displays a typical volume sign increasing in volume and then lowering all the way down when suddenly, the titular nun in full-horror mode appears and makes a blood-curdling scream.

One Twitter user issued a warning about the choice jump-scare in the video and cautioned viewers to turn down the volume “if you have anxiety or just straight up hate jumpscares.” The tweet received over 145,000 likes and 132,000 retweets.

Warning! If you see an ad on youtube with the volume sign being turned down and nothing else, Its A Jumpscare for the new Nun movie coming out. i advise you
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YouTube Removes ‘The Nun’ Ad After Jump-Scare Complaints

  • Variety
A recent ad for “The Nun,” the fifth flick in “The Conjuring” series, is not the most saintly.

Because of the fear the six-second clip has incited in unsuspecting viewers, YouTube has notably taken the video down from the site. The preview, which was streaming before other videos would load on YouTube, displays a typical volume sign increasing in volume and then lowering all the way down when suddenly, the titular nun in full-horror mode appears and makes a blood-curdling scream.

One Twitter user issued a warning about the choice jump-scare in the video and cautioned viewers to turn down the volume “if you have anxiety or just straight up hate jumpscares.” The tweet received over 145,000 likes and 132,000 retweets.

Warning! If you see an ad on youtube with the volume sign being turned down and nothing else, Its A Jumpscare for the new Nun movie coming out. i advise you
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Demian Bichir Shares a Coffin with Evil in The Nun TV Spot

Demian Bichir Shares a Coffin with Evil in The Nun TV Spot
Every wonder where the phrase "Saved by the bell" comes from? Obviously, it's a boxing term spoken when a fighter on the verge of defeat gets a few moments of reprieve in a break between rounds (signified by the ringing of a bell). Still, there's a persistent (though unsubstantiated) rumor that the roots of "Saved by the bell" go back much further than sports and have truly morbid overtones. It all ties into "safety coffins", those being coffins equipped with a bell that could be sounded on the surface, should someone find themselves the victim of premature burial. It's not that murderers were fond of this particularly terrifying method of dispatch in eras past, rather medical science has only recently been able to determine emphatically when a person is dead versus in a deep coma. In fact, safety coffins where still being constructed as late as the 1950s.

In the
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The Romanoffs Teaser: Maybe We're All Family!!

The highly anticipated original contemporary anthology series, The Romanoffs, is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video Friday, October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays.

This is the first anthology series for Amazon Prime Video that will roll out on a weekly basis. The Romanoffs will be available initially in the original version in over 200 countries and territories, with dubbed foreign language versions coming in early 2019.

The Romanoffs is an ambitious event series that will be the first-ever anthology released weekly on Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, “Filmed around the globe and featuring an incredible, star studded cast, each episode will be a surprise gift to the audience. We are grateful to Matthew Weiner for bringing this groundbreaking series to life for our Prime audience.”

The Romanoffs is created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), featuring eight
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YouTube Bans ‘The Nun’ Promo After Insane Jump Scare Terrifies Users and Violates Company Policy

YouTube Bans ‘The Nun’ Promo After Insane Jump Scare Terrifies Users and Violates Company Policy
Corin Hardy’s upcoming horror movie “The Nun” is hoping to leave audiences terrified when it opens next month, but it’s already scaring the crap out of people on YouTube. The streaming platform has removed a controversial “The Nun” advertisement after it caused backlash among users for a horrifying jump scare that violates YouTube policy.

The ad in question was an online promo that played before select videos on YouTube. The ad began with the image of an on-screen volume sign that held on the screen for several seconds before cutting to an image of a demonic nun screaming at the camera. The promo was only six seconds long, but the jump scare and the extreme cut from silence to deafening screams proved too terrifying for some. One tweet complaining about the ad earned over 100,000 re-tweets on social media.

YouTube eventually pulled the promo, saying the clip “violates our
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‘The Romanoffs': Everyone’s a Romanoff in First Footage From Matthew Weiner’s Amazon Series (Video)

‘The Romanoffs': Everyone’s a Romanoff in First Footage From Matthew Weiner’s Amazon Series (Video)
Wait, you’re a Romanoff, too?!

The first footage from Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon series has been released and, yeah, the familial connections here are a little confusing. Basically, everyone is positive they are related to the Russian royals in some way, and, uh, is it possible they all are?

From the creator of “Mad Men,” “The Romanoffs” is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells and more.

Also Read: Matthew Weiner's 'The Romanoffs' Gets Amazon Debut Date; Teaser Reveals 20 Guest Stars (Video)

The streamer announced “The Romanoffs” would debut this fall during the Television Critics Association press tour last month. The news came as a bit of a shock,
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‘The Romanoffs’ Trailer: Everyone Is A Descendant From The Russian Royal Family In Amazon Anthology Series

‘The Romanoffs’ Trailer: Everyone Is A Descendant From The Russian Royal Family In Amazon Anthology Series
According to the new teaser trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s forthcoming anthology series The Romanoffs, it is possible for anyone and everyone to be a descendant of the famed Russian royal family.

Amazon’s first anthology series comes from the Emmy Award-winning Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and features eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the titular royal family. Set in seven countries around the globe, The Romanoffs was shot on location in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East. Each story brings us to a new location and introduces us to a new cast of players claiming they are a Romanoff.

Weiner, who created, written, directed and executive produced the series, reunites with some familiar faces from Mad Men‘s Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce including Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jay R. Ferguson, and Cara Buono.

The first episode titled “The Violet Hour’ stars Marthe Keller,
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