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‘Freaky’ Filmmaker Christopher Landon To Mount ‘Arachnophobia’ Remake For Amblin

‘Freaky’ Filmmaker Christopher Landon To Mount ‘Arachnophobia’ Remake For Amblin
Christopher Landon (Freaky) will write and direct an Arachnophobia remake for Amblin Partners, Deadline can confirm.

The original 1990 horror-comedy starring Jeff Daniels watched as a species of South American killer spiders hitched a lift to the U.S. in a coffin—subsequently beginning to breed and kill within a small California town. Frank Marshall directed in his feature debut, with Julian Sands, Harley Jane Kozak and John Goodman rounding out the cast. Walt Disney Studios subsidiary Hollywood Pictures produced the pic, which grossed 53.21M against a 22M budget.

Amblin is partnering on the remake with James Wan’s Atomic Monster, with Wan (Malignant) and Michael Clear (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) set to produce, and Judson Scott on board as executive producer. Marshall will also exec produce, with President of Production Jeb Brody overseeing the project for Amblin, alongside EVP Lauren Abrahams and SVP Mia Maniscalco.

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Here’s What’s New on Amazon Prime Video in June 2022

Here’s What’s New on Amazon Prime Video in June 2022
A new season of “The Boys,” the latest “Bond” movie and the entire “Twilight” franchise are among the new streaming additions to Amazon Prime Video in June. The highly anticipated “The Boys” Season 3 is set to premiere on June 3 with the first three episodes of the season, followed by one new episode weekly.

The Jenny Han adaptation “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” a new YA series, premieres on June 17. And Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie “No Time to Die” makes its streaming debut on Prime Video on June 10.

As far as noteworthy library titles go, this is also your new streaming home for the “Twilight” franchise, while “Shaun of the Dead,” “Galaxy Quest” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox” will all be streaming starting June 1.

We’ve also included a complete list of what’s new on Freevee – formerly known as IMDbTV – in June, which will be hosting the entire
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Amazon Prime Video New Releases: June 2022

Amazon Prime Video New Releases: June 2022
Prime Video’s list of new releases for June 2022 features the one superhero show this season you’re not gonna want to miss.

That’s right: The Boys are (almost) back in town. The Boys season 3 premieres its first three episodes on June 3 and its cast and crew have promised spectacle beyond your wildest dreams. How will Homelander adapt to life after Stormfront? We’ll get to find out soon.

Read more TV The Boys: How Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy “Shakes Things Up” in Season 3 By Alec Bojalad TV The Boys Season 3 Trailer: There’s Something Wrong With Homelander By Alec Bojalad

Aside from that one very big hit, it’s a relatively light month for Prime Video originals of note. June 17 sees the arrival of two light and breezy summer projects. The Summer I Turned Pretty is a movie adapted from a trio of beloved YA novels. Meanwhile The Lake
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‘We Have A Ghost’: Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, Tig Notaro & More Join ‘Happy Death Day’ Filmmaker’s Latest Feature

‘We Have A Ghost’: Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, Tig Notaro & More Join ‘Happy Death Day’ Filmmaker’s Latest Feature
Filmmaker Christopher Landon is seemingly interested in surprising fans with his projects. Though he started his filmmaking career with more traditionally dark horror, such as “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” his most recent projects have taken fun concepts and flipped them on their heads with the thrillers, “Happy Death Day” (and its sequel) and “Freaky.” Now, it appears he’s doing the same in “We Have a Ghost,” and he’s landed an all-star cast to help tell the story.

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Christopher Landon To Write & Direct Netflix Pic ‘We Have A Ghost’; Anthony Mackie, David Harbour & More To Star

Christopher Landon To Write & Direct Netflix Pic ‘We Have A Ghost’; Anthony Mackie, David Harbour & More To Star
Netflix has tapped Christopher Landon to write and direct We Have a Ghost, a family adventure film that will star Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), David Harbour (Black Widow), Jahi Di’Allo Winston (Charm City Kings), Tig Notaro (Army of the Dead), Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus) and more.

The film centers on Kevin, who finds a ghost named Ernest haunting his new home. Kevin subsequently becomes an overnight social media sensation, along with his family. But when he and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of the latter’s past, they become targets of the CIA.

Landon is penning the script, based on Geoff Manaugh’s short story, “Ernest.” Dan Halsted is producing, alongside Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner. The project’s executive producers are Christopher Landon, John Fischer, Geoff Manaugh, Korey Budd and Nathan Miller.

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Horror and Mystery in Treshold – Available on Blu-ray July 6th From Arrow Video

Horror and Mystery in Treshold – Available on Blu-ray July 6th From Arrow Video
The 2020 thriller Treshold will be available on Blu-ray July 6th from Arrow Video

When a phone call from out of the blue brings Leo (Joey Millin) back into contact with his sister, Virginia (Madison West), long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, he arrives to find her alone in a bare apartment in the midst of an apparent overdose. After the convulsions and nausea subside, Virginia insists to Leo that she has been clean for 8 months due to the help of a mysterious group. She confides to her cynical brother that her edginess and paranoia actually stem from a sinister ritual conducted by the group that took her in at her lowest and eventually revealed themselves to be a cult. This curse bound her emotions and physical sensations to a man she has never met before.

With his marriage on the rocks, Leo has his own demons to face.
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‘Head Of The Class’: Jorge Diaz, Christa Miller Among 5 Cast In HBO Max Reboot Pilot

‘Head Of The Class’: Jorge Diaz, Christa Miller Among 5 Cast In HBO Max Reboot Pilot
Exclusive: HBO Max has rounded out cast for multi-camera comedy pilot Head of the Class, a reboot of the popular 1980s ABC sitcom. Jorge Diaz (Jane The Virgin), Dior Goodjohn (Glee), Brandon Severs (Walk the Prank), newcomer Adrian Matthew Escalona and Christa Miller (Scrubs) join previously announced Isabella Gomez, Gavin Lewis and Jolie Hoang-Rappaport in the reboot which hails from American Vandal writers Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen, Bill Lawrence and his Doozer Productions; and Warner Bros. Television, which produced the original series.

Written by Pocha and Cohen, based on the original series created by Rich Eustis and Michael Elias, the reimagined Head of the Class revolves around a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a teacher Alicia Adams (Gomez), who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.

Diaz plays Elliot Olsen, a goofy English teacher who loves his job
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Review: Freaky, Body-Swap Thrills, Gory Kills

Review: Freaky, Body-Swap Thrills, Gory Kills
Over the last decade plus, writer-director Christopher Landon has quietly crafted a consistently engaging, stealth career as a filmmaker deeply conversant in the tropes, traditions, and conventions of the horror genre and a willing subverter of those tropes, traditions, and conventions. It ranges from the Rear Window with a coming-of-age combo of Disturbia in 2007, through key contributions to the found footage sub-genre, including Paranormal Activity 2-4 and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, through the less successful teen comedy-undead hybrid of Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse, to the double career triumph of Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U. His latest genre contribution, Freaky, a Freaky Friday meets Friday the 13th horror-comedy, doesn’t quite the Happy Death Day series for its brilliantly absurdist riff(s)...

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Interview: Co-Writer/Director Christopher Landon on Representation and More for Freaky

Interview: Co-Writer/Director Christopher Landon on Representation and More for Freaky
As someone who has been a longtime fan of Christopher Landon’s directorial output over the years, his latest film—Freaky—is yet another home run for the filmmaker behind other genre entries like the Happy Death Day series, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Co-starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn, Freaky follows an unassuming high schooler named Millie (Newton), who ends up the latest target of the infamous Blissfield Butcher (Vaughn), but instead of becoming his victim, Millie ends up switching bodies with him after he attacks her with a ritual dagger, and the race is on to get her personage back before they’re both stuck living out the rest of their lives inside each other’s bodies.

During the recent press day for Freaky, Daily Dead spoke with Landon briefly about his latest project, and he discussed the collaborative process he
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Freaky Review: Vince Vaughn & Kathryn Newton Are Hilarious in Teen Slasher Comedy

Freaky Review: Vince Vaughn & Kathryn Newton Are Hilarious in Teen Slasher Comedy
Freaky is a teen slasher comedy that blends multiple classic genre storylines. It takes the body switching premise of Freaky Friday, then combines it with the bloody carnage of Prom Night and Scream. It pokes fun at generic horror tropes and stereotypical characters with a cleverer than expected script. Vince Vaughn is hilarious as a teenage girl in a serial killer's body. One scene in particular had me laughing almost to tears. Freaky surpasses expectations and stands above recent Blumhouse films.

Freaky begins with two teen couples hanging out at a creepy mansion. Their parents are gone and it's party time. They drink, hook up, and swap stories of the legendary Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn). Several people have been murdered over the years, but there's no real evidence the killer actually exists. The teens roam around and admire the bizarre artifacts scattered throughout the house. A jeweled dagger is the prize of the collection.
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Freaky [Video Review]

Freaky [Video Review]
The Killer Inside Me: Landon Continues Recycled Tropes for Latest Buffet of Thrills and Kills

Director Christopher Landon, now a revered alum at Blumhouse Productions for his Happy Death Day (2017) and Happy Death Day 2 U (2019) titles (he also cut his teeth on the tail end of the production company’s most profitable franchise in 2014’s Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) segues from reconstituting Groundhog Day (1993) to a horror film version of Freaky Friday’s body switching antics for the succinctly titled Freaky.

Although its title suggests a grab bag of shocking, grotesque titillations, Landon has merely retrofitted this familiar formula for a scenario which is never as novel as it sounds—a high school pariah switching bodies with the serial killer ravaging teenagers in her home town.…
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There’s a Whole World of Latinx Horror — Here Are 10 Films Available to Stream Right Now

There’s a Whole World of Latinx Horror — Here Are 10 Films Available to Stream Right Now
Ancient myths, religious otherworldliness, and culturally tailored re-imaginings of classic tropes or creatures populate the landscape of Latino horror. Although genre films have been present in Latin American cinema since the 1930s, over the last two decades — with the advent of digital filmmaking and increased government investment in the art form — they have exponentially flourished in the region.

Meanwhile, in the United States, Latinx audiences are known to be enthusiastic (and paying) fans of all things horror, even if Hollywood projects rarely include Latinos on screen. There are still few genre features by or about American Latinos out there, but up-and-coming storytellers are striving to change that. As streamers and studios vow to support emerging voices in entertainment, this is a space ripe for growth.

A thematically compelling quality in many of the most prominent Latino horror films is that genre often serves as a vehicle to create discourse around
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Freaky Trailer: Vince Vaughn Body, Teen Girl Spirit

Freaky Trailer: Vince Vaughn Body, Teen Girl Spirit
Nabbing attention with the promising horror flick Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), writer/director Christopher Landon took a sharp turn toward the combination of ironic humor of horror with Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) and then hit it big with Happy Death Day (2017), followed by its sequel, Happy Death Day 2U (2019). His new film, Freaky, keeps the setting among young people, while introducing a somewhat older man into the equation. Instead of a time-loop premise, this time Landon plays around with the body-swap formula. Per the official synopsis: "Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the...

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Jason Blum Wants To Bring Paranormal Activity Star Back For New Movie

Jason Blum Wants To Bring Paranormal Activity Star Back For New Movie
Paranormal Activity is a tiny movie that had a huge impact on the entertainment industry. Not only did it become one of the most profitable films in Hollywood history after making almost $200 million on a $350,000 budget and help popularize the found footage genre, but it was a major early success for Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions. They’ve since gone on to shape the world of modern horror cinema, the highlight of all this being the incredible Get Out.

Despite that success, though, the franchise has been dormant since 2015’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. Last year, however, we began to hear that a new entry in the series was being developed and now, Blum has been opening up about it a bit and said he’d love to bring back series star Katie Featherston for the pic.

“We’re gonna do the movie. We’re developing the movie, but
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Why I Love January Horror Movie Season

Without fail, at the start of every year, there’s a lot of chatter about how January is the prime dumping ground for “bad horror,” and I gotta tell you, it really bums me out. Sure, there will always be misfires released in any given month of the year, but as a whole, I love the month of January for horror, simply because it seems like for every dud, there are a few films that really swing for the fences, and you just never know what you’re going to get. And that’s the kind of stuff that keeps me going as a horror fan.

At some point in time, January got the reputation for being a wasteland for film releases of sorts, but even back during the 2000s, we were still getting a smattering of quality genre films during that month: Walter Hill’s Supernova in 2000, The Mothman Prophecies
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Paranormal Activity 7 Scares Up Spring 2021 Release Date

Get ready for more found footage, ghostly scares as Paranormal Activity 7 is officially on the calendar. Paramount Pictures has revealed that the seventh installment of the long-running horror franchise will hit theaters in spring 2021. This comes after the series has taken quite the long break, but also comes as legacy franchises such as Saw and Halloween have had success recently. With that, Paramount and Blumhouse Productions feel the time is right for a return to the once-reliable hit-making series.

According to a new report, Paranormal Activity 7 (which doesn't yet have an official title) will hit theaters on March 19, 2021. This will break tradition for the franchise as the first four installments were all released near Halloween in October to capitalize on the demand for horror movies that time of year. That proved to be a solid strategy. The studio broke with that pattern for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which arrived in January.
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‘Trinkets’: Austin Crute, Nik Dodani, Andrew Jacobs, Chloë Levine Join Second & Final Season Of Netflix Series

‘Trinkets’: Austin Crute, Nik Dodani, Andrew Jacobs, Chloë Levine Join Second & Final Season Of Netflix Series
Austin Crute, Nik Dodani (Atypical), Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and Chloë Levine (The Oa) are set for recurring roles in the second and final season of Netflix’s Ya series Trinkets, produced by AwesomenessTV. Shooting on season 2 is underway in Portland, Or. Premiere is slated for 2020.

Based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith‘s young adult novel, and written by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer and Smith, Trinkets centers on three teenage girls who form an unlikely friendship when they find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), Moe (Kiana Madeira), and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) make an imperfect picture of perfection, finding strength in each other as they negotiate the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.

Crute will play Marquise, a new friend of Tabitha’s (Swindell) in yearbook. Dodani will portray Chase, Moe’s (Madeira) intellectual
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Horror Highlights: New York Comic Con 2019 Exclusives from Titan Books, Pluto TV’s Halloween Channels and October Programming, Countdown Promo Video and Giveaways

New York Comic Con is almost here, and we have some interesting news from Titan Books to share with our readers. Alien: Blueprints, Alien: Prototype, and Firefly: The Big Damn Cookbook will be available exclusively to New York Comic Con attendees! Also in today's Horror Highlights: Pluto TV's October programming and a promo video and details on the 31 days of giveaways for the new horror movie Countdown.

Details on Nycc Exclusives from Titan Books: "Titan Books is delighted to announce four products, all of which will be available exclusively at New York Comic Con October 3-6 2019. These include books debuting at the show and limited editions, along with awesome collectibles for fans of Alien, Firefly, Marvel, and cult film Moon.

Titan Books will be found at Booth #2142.

Alien: The Blueprints with Limited Edition Nostromo Blueprint enamel pin

This gorgeous over-sized book is full of brand-new blueprints and technical drawings of all the major vehicles,
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‘9-1-1: Lone Star’: Natacha Karam & Brian Michael Smith Among 4 Cast In Fox Spinoff Series

Fox’s upcoming 9-1-1: Lone Star has rounded out its cast of series regulars, adding Natacha Karam (The Brave), Brian Michael Smith (Queen Sugar), newcomer Rafael Silva (Showtime’s Fluidity) and Julian Works. Production for the 9-1-1 spinoff begins today in Los Angeles.

Set in Austin, the new series will follow Owen (Rob Lowe), a sophisticated New York firefighter who, along with his son, relocates to the Texas capital and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.

Karam is set for a lead role opposite Lowe. She will play Marjan Marwani, an adrenaline junkie and badass firefighter. She will be the first Muslim leading character of a Ryan Murphy series to wear a hijab. Karam recently wrapped Netflix film The Old Guard opposite Charlize Theron.

Smith will play Paul Strickland,
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Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Hahn team with Blumhouse and director Christopher Landon

Last month it was announced that Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon is set to reunite with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions on a new original project, and now we’ve got our first casting news courtesy of Deadline.

According to the trade, Vince Vaughn (Dragged Across Concrete) and Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms) have signed on to star in the film, which will revolve around a high school girl who swaps bodies with a deranged serial killer and learns she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

See Also: Happy Death Day director shoots down rumours of a third movie

The as-yet-untitled thriller marks the latest collaboration between Blumhouse and Landon, where his credits include the scripts for Disturbia and Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4, as well as writing and directing Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U.
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