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Sam Raimi To Produce a Destination Wedding-Themed Horror Movie

Sam Rami has jumped on board a new horror movie project that he will produce. The movie is set up at Screen Gems and it comes from writer Blair Butler, who was behind the silly slasher horror movie Hell Fest.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but THR does explain that “the project is known to be a supernatural thriller that tells of a young woman who is invited to a lavish destination wedding, unaware of the horrors that await.”

That sounds like it could be a fun movie. After seeing Hell Fest, I can only imagine the kind of bloody and crazy insanity that is in store for this wedding. For the most part I enjoy the films that come from Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures. They always manage to entertain.

Raimi will be joined by his producing partner Robert Tapert and Emile Gladstone, one of the
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Akela Cooper roped in for The Nun sequel

Screenwriter Akela Cooper has been tapped to write the script for the next installment of The Nun.

To date, The Conjuring universe has scared up $1.57 billion at the global box office. The Nun alone is the highest grossing film in the series earning more than $365 million worldwide,

reports deadline.com.

Cooper is no stranger to the thriller and horror genre.?

In addition to working on the Netflix Marvel series "Luke Cage", she was a writer for the film Hell Fest. In addition to "Luke Cage", her TV credits include the wildly popular "American

Horror Story" franchise and forthcoming series "Jupitor's Legacy".?

Cooper's involvement with The Nun moves the needle when it comes to adding more female voices behind the camera to the male-dominated genre of horror.?

She joins a growing list of recent female horror filmmakers that have been making waves including Jennifer Kent, Julia Ducournau, Ana Lily Amirpour and Alice Lowe.
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Akela Cooper set to script The Nun sequel

Last year’s Corin Hardy-directed The Nun was a box office success (despite critical negativity towards the film) – to date, it is the highest grossing installment in the entire Conjuring Universe. Therefore, it’s no big surprise a sequel would be in development.

Now we have learned, via Deadline, that screenwriter Akela Cooper is set to write the script for the next installment in the franchise. For anyone unaware of Cooper’s work, her previous credits include Netflix’s Luke Cage, American Horror Story, The 100, and Hell Fest.

The sequel is set to be produced by The Conjuring Universe godfather, James Wan, and producer Peter Safran.

Whilst you wait for the sequel, the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home is set to be released on 28th June, written and directed by Gary Dauberman.

Let us know if you are excited for a sequel to The Nun in the comments below below or tweet us @FlickeringMyth…
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Akela Cooper to Write The Nun Sequel

After bringing in more than $365 million at the worldwide box office, it's no surprise that New Line Cinema is developing a sequel to The Nun, and it's being reported that Akela Cooper will write the screenplay.

Deadline reports that Cooper will write The Nun sequel for New Line. Since her first TV writing credit in 2012, Cooper has already become a notable scribe in the horror and sci-fi genres, writing for the TV series Grimm, Witches of East End, The 100, and American Horror Story, with a co-writing credit on 2018's haunted attraction horror film Hell Fest.

Plot details for The Nun sequel have yet to be revealed. Set in Romania circa 1952, the first film explored how the demon Valak—a supernatural nemesis of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren—crossed over into our world and haunted a group of nuns living in an ancient monastery.

Gary Dauberman, writer of four
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‘The Nun’ Sequel Sets ‘Luke Cage’s Akela Cooper As Screenwriter

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Get your crucifix and be ready to recite a bunch of Hail Marys because New Line’s The Nun is coming back and screenwriter Akela Cooper has been tapped to write the script for the next installment of the series which will take us deeper into the hellishly sacred world of The Conjuring universe.

To date, the Conjuring universe has scared up $1.57 billion at the global box office. The Nun alone is the highest grossing film in the series earning more than $365 million worldwide so its no question that they would get back into the habit to frighten us all.

Cooper is no stranger to the thriller and horror genre. In addition to working on the Netflix Marvel series Luke Cage, she was a writer on the Lionsgate/CBS film Hell Fest and penned the screenplay for the upcoming A.I. doll thriller M3gan from Conjuring Godfather James Wan and Atomic Monster.
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Bear McCreary To Score Child’s Play Reboot, Here’s A Preview

The Child’s Play reboot began life under a cloud, with longtime fans of the series dismayed that the film discards the mythos of the series in favor of a new approach. Creator Don Mancini criticizing the project, feeling that it steps on the toes of his own in-development Child’s Play TV show, was enough to put off most fans. Those bad feelings were further cemented when it was confirmed that Brad Dourif wouldn’t be doing the voice of Chucky, and again when we got our first glimpse of his new design.

But, as the June release date ticks closer, things have started to look a bit more positive. For one, the new trailer was actually pretty good, and then they announced that none other than Mark Hamill would be voicing Chucky. Alright MGM, you’ve got my attention.

Now, the studio has released a clip from Bear McCreary’s score.
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‘Hell Fest’ Co-Writer Seth Sherwood To Helm ‘Boyfriend’ Movie For Oakhurst Entertainment

  • Deadline
Indie media company Oakhurst Entertainment has acquired the horror thriller Boyfriend, written by a Seth Sherwood, who co-scripted Hell Fest for CBS Films. Sherwood will also direct the film under the newly formed BloodList banner. Oakhurst is financing the project, which aims to begin shooting this summer, and will produce alongside Brillstein Entertainment.

The pic follows a bullied teen girl who creates an imaginary perfect boyfriend to impress others… but her dream turns to a nightmare when he becomes real.

“This is a story I’ve been dying to tell for ages. Our teenage years make up such a tiny fraction of our life, and yet somehow, tend to define and shape the decades that follow,” said Sherwood. “Being a teenager is a horror story in and of itself— so taking all those teen insecurities and neuroses and manifesting them in the form of a literal monster is something I
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Competition: Win ‘Hell Fest’ on DVD

To celebrate the DVD release of Hell Fest which is available on DVD and Digital now, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing!

Strap in for the ride of your life and death! A terrifying tribute and modern twist on classic bloody slasher fun, Hell Fest is the perfect treat for anyone who doesn’t want Halloween to end! Paying homage to our favourite slasher films of the ‘80s, Hell Fest is an exhilarating fever pitch of bloody chaos, played out across a lush neon playground where danger, and the next gruesome (and surprisingly inventive) kill, waits around every corner!

More than just a stylish setting, the theme park’s lavishly constructed labyrinth of grim attractions become characters in their own right, as we join the hapless teens in fearful suspense of what may simply be part of the festivities, or something more sinister.
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Giveaway – Win Hell Fest on DVD

To celebrate the DVD release of Hell Fest which is available on DVD and Digital now, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing!

Strap in for the ride of your life and death! A terrifying tribute and modern twist on classic bloody slasher fun, Hell Fest is the perfect treat for anyone who doesn’t want Halloween to end!

Paying homage to our favourite slasher films of the ‘80s, Hell Fest is an exhilarating fever pitch of bloody chaos, played out across a lush neon playground where danger, and the next gruesome (and surprisingly inventive) kill, waits around every corner!

More than just a stylish setting, the theme park’s lavishly constructed labyrinth of grim attractions become characters in their own right, as we join the hapless teens in fearful suspense of what may simply be part of the festivities, or something more sinister.
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DVD Review – Hell Fest (2018)

Hell Fest, 2018.

Directed by Gregory Plotkin.

Starring Amy Forsyth, Cynthea Mercado, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Tony Todd, Christian James, Roby Attal, and Reign Edwards.

Synopsis:

A group of teenagers are stalked through a horror-themed carnival by a masked silent killer.

Take a look at the synopsis above and have a think about how many movies that same (or extremely similar) plot applies to – quite a few if you really try. Hell Fest doesn’t really deviate from the standard slasher template or bring anything new to the table but what it does do is dress its story up with a neon-drenched Halloween festival vibe that looks back further than Scream for its inspiration and, thankfully, doesn’t feel the need to batter us over the head with so-called genre ‘rules’ which, if nothing else, makes it quite refreshing.

Refreshing for what is essentially an old school slasher anyway, and lord knows there
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Monstrous Feature Discarnate Harvests Others on DVD this March 6th!

Tagline: "Once it sees your soul, it hunts your flesh." Discarnate is the feature film debut of photographer Mario Sorrenti. Sorrenti is a world renowned photographer who has worked with several A-list celebrities. His first film involves a shapeshifter and a dangerous drug. To debut in March, Discarnate stars: Thomas Kretschmann (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Hell Fest), Nadine Velazquez and Josh Stewart. As well, a trailer was released for this title in October, after an appearance at Los Angeles' Screamfest. Now, a release date has been announced thanks to Uncork'd Entertainment. Discarnate is a term that was unfamiliar with this horror fan. The word means: "having no material body or form." Fans can see this form change its shape and behaviours, in the trailer. Having a supernatural origin, this monster looks to fill its void by harvesting the bodies of others. Discarnate will show in early March, on DVD.
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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Halloween’, ‘First Man’, ‘8Mm’, ‘Hell Fest’

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Halloween’, ‘First Man’, ‘8Mm’, ‘Hell Fest’
It’s 2019, but the films of 2018 are still trickling onto Blu-ray, and I’m here to help you sort through some of them. This week, we examine the Blu release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween, the underrated Neil Armstrong pic First Man, Joel Schumacher’s sleazy Nicolas Cage thriller 8Mm, and the indie horror flick Hell Fest. These are the new […]

The post New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Halloween’, ‘First Man’, ‘8Mm’, ‘Hell Fest’ appeared first on /Film.
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Scott’s Favorites of 2018

As we pass another marker on our way to subterranean forevers and/or meeting our makers (my money’s on Xenu), let’s lay on the brakes for a bit and count our horror blessings, shall we? 2018 was another great year, from the page to the screen and everything in between. Here are some of my favorite things that inundated my ears and eyeholes throughout the year:

Favorite Books

Chasing around two grandkids put a major cramp on my reading this year, unless I can include The Gingerbread Man on my list. However, I did squeeze in one earlier this year, and made a mad dash to finish another as it was a Christmas gift and I kind of figured it would make my list. P.S. I did read other books this year, but they were older and aged, much like myself.

Paperbacks from Hell: Author Grady Hendrix digs
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Hell Fest Director Wants to Do a Sequel, But It May Not Happen

Hell Fest Director Wants to Do a Sequel, But It May Not Happen
The horror movie Hell Fest is an entertaining slasher flick, but it didn't exactly set the box office on fire. Pulling in around $17 million in ticket revenue, the movie clearly didn't reach a level of success anywhere near the level of other genre films this year like A Quiet Place and Halloween. Still, the movie was profitable, produced with a budget of less than $6 million. It's unclear if producers would be willing to invest in a sequel to the movie, but should that decision be made, director Gregory Plotkin is more than willing to expand the Hell Fest story in a follow-up film. Better yet, he intends to bring back star Tony Todd, further exploring the mysterious carnival barker played by the iconic horror legend.

"I'm not sure the box office was what people were hoping for a sequel. Everyone's been so wonderful from CBS, Lionsgate, Gale [Anne Hurd]. We have a lot of ideas.
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Mike Mazzanti’s Top 10 Films of 2018

2018 has been a fascinating year in cinema. The medium carried me through three living spaces across two countries, and always managed to leave me ecstatic, wrecked, and completely in love. During my time in Nanjing, I was all over the historical and ideological map—from Ready Player One and The Matrix trilogy to Sergei Eisenstein. Coming back to America in June, I began to play catch-up by devouring contemporary cinema. I saw infinitely more movies released in 2018 than last year, and as such, my ‘top’ criteria had to change, or perhaps evolve.

When compiling this list, what struck me were indelible films, images, and ideas that followed me around, feelings resurfacing days or months later. I’m compelled into watching making-of features, listening (and re-listening) to podcasts; in one way or another, these films just keep popping up. Then, I went further, to consider viewings that were exciting, exhilarating, rejuvenating: where I’m enthralled,
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The Worst Movies of 2018, According to Metacritic: ‘Death of a Nation’ Tops the List

  • Indiewire
You’ve read about the best movies of 2018 — IndieWire’s staff list is topped by “Roma,” followed by “First Reformed,” “The Favourite,” “Cold War,” and “Shoplifters” — but what about the worst? As they do every year, the fine folks at Metacritic have crunched the numbers and come out with a list of the most poorly received films to come out in the last 12 months.

Dinesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” has the dubious distinction of coming in at #1, but it isn’t just the worst film of 2018 — it’s the worst film in the site’s history: “Out of the 11,819 films for which we have Metascores,” the list reads, “‘Nation’ ranks as #11,819.”

The full list:

Death of a Nation” (Metascore: 1) “London Fields” (Metascore: 16) “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” (Metascore: 18) “Reprisal” (Metascore: 19) “Life Itself” (Metascore: 21) “The Clapper” (Metascore: 21) “211” (Metascore: 21) “Dark Crimes” (Metascore: 21) “Gotti” (Metascore: 24) “Stratton” (Metascore: 26) “Hell Fest” (Metascore:
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*Updated* Hell Fest is Now Coming to Digital on December 21st, Followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand Release on January 8th

  • DailyDead
*Updated with new digital release date.* If you missed Hell Fest in theaters (read our review here), don't despair, because Lionsgate is opening the doors to the amusement park horror film on digital platforms beginning December 21st (one week earlier than its original December 28th digital release date), followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release on January 8th:

From the Press Release: Santa Monica, CA – Experience a terrifying celebration of the horror genre when Hell Fest arrives on Digital December 21st and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 8 from Lionsgate. From Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer of TV’s “The Walking Dead,” executive producer Tucker Tooley, and directed by Gregory Plotkin, Hell Fest is one truly terrifying ride. The scary slasher film stars Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus,
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Giveaway – Win a Hell Fest movie poster

To celebrate the release of Hell Fest – out in UK cinemas 16th November – we have a quad poster to giveaway!

A terrifying tribute and modern twist on classic bloody slasher fun, Hell Fest is the perfect treat for anyone who doesn’t want Halloween to end. Starring Amy Forsyth (Rise), Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Last Witch Hunter) and Tony Todd (Final Destination).

In this thrill ride, college student Natalie is visiting her childhood best friend Brooke and her roommate Taylor. If it was any other time of year, these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, but it is Halloween, which means that like everyone else they will be bound for Hell Fest – a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town.

Every year, thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares.
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Exclusive: Horror icon Tony Todd talks all about his new film – Hell Fest

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Tony Todd is best known for playing the hook-handed, bee spewing urban legend/killer Candyman in Bernard Rose’s 1992 film, based on a story by Clive Barker. Prior to Candyman, Todd took the lead in Tom Savini’s 1990 Night of the Living Dead remake and had small roles in Platoon, Colors and Clint Eastwood’s Bird. In 2000, he became a regular player in the Final Destination films as the ominous Mr Bludworth. The next fifteen years saw Tony star in numerous features, including Adam Green’s Hatchet films, before reuniting with Candyman director Bernard Rose in 2015 for a part in his brilliant modern day Frankenstein adaptation. But Tony Todd isn’t solely tied to the genre that made him famous. As well as having featured in over two hundred productions, he is a passionate blues fan and has several other theatre and TV projects in the pipeline, as well as planned future feature films.
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Watch an exclusive clip from Hell Fest

Coinciding with its UK release today, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the new horror movie Hell Fest, which you can watch below courtesy of Vertigo Releasing; take a look here, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

In this terrifying thrill ride, college student Natalie is visiting her childhood best friend Brooke and her roommate Taylor. If it was any other time of year, these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, but it is Halloween, which means that like everyone else they will be bound for Hell Fest – a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town.

Every year, thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares. But for one visitor, Hell Fest is not the attraction – it is a hunting ground. An opportunity to slay in
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