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Jordan Peele Praises His ‘Get Out’ Below the Line Crew

Jordan Peele Praises His ‘Get Out’ Below the Line Crew
The Universal-Blumhouse film “Get Out” has been winning awards for first-time feature writer-director Jordan Peele, but he’s quick to salute his behind-the-camera colleagues. “They trusted me with a crazy premise and I owe them a great deal,” Peele said. He spoke about his collaborators on the envelope-pushing movie that was filmed in Alabama.

Rusty Smith

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“I wanted everything about the house to be comforting, so we could subvert that comfort. For the other locations, there weren’t sets built, but there was a complex where we co-opted spaces to create a few sets, like the detective office, the operating room. The creepy rec room was originally a judge’s chambers. In the script, it was called the games room, and it could have gone many different ways. I wanted an evil feng shui, but with was a curious warmth. I almost wanted a sense that you could have fun in the room — partly for the
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Woody Harrelson In Talks To Join Tom Hardy In Venom

Variety brings word today that Woody Harrelson, who we recently saw in War for the Planet of the Apes, is negotiating for a role in Sony’s Venom spinoff.

Should a deal place, he’ll star opposite Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, who is attached to play a “major Marvel character” (Carnage, perhaps?) in the 2018 actioner. Ruben Fleischer of Zombieland fame will be calling the shots from behind the lens, and though Sony declined to comment, it’s being reported that Harrelson will portray “a henchmen of sorts.”

Story-wise, the Eddie Brock solo movie has a script from Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who recently dabbled with rip-roaring adventure thanks to their contribution to the Dwayne Johnson-led yarn, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Not only that, but over the past few days, both Hardy and Fleischer have been dropping story clues, after the latter revealed another comic
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Ccxp Teaser Poster For Venom Officially Unleashed

“We are Venom.”

That’s the official tagline attached to the Ccxp (Comic-Con Experience) teaser poster for Venom, Sony and Ruben Fleischer’s starry spinoff pic that is about to uncover a whole new breed of anti-hero in 2018.

Initially spotted at Brazil’s annual expo early last week, the banner image features a classic rendition of the alien symbiote that first slithered onto the pages of Randy Schueller’s comic in ’88. Now, almost 30 years later, Fleischer and Mad Max star Tom Hardy are about to deliver a hardboiled version of the iconic anti-hero, and we understand filming is already underway across parts of Atlanta and New York.

As a matter of fact, both Hardy and Fleischer have been dropping story clues all this week, after the latter revealed another comic inspiration for Venom‘s narrative arc: Planet of the Symbiotes. First published in ’95, its story will seemingly be fused with that of Lethal Protector,
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The Best Horror Films Of 2017

The horror films resurgence of the last few years has been a remarkable thing to watch: some of the most exciting new filmmakers to emerge have been working in the genre, and plenty of masters have been doing some of the best work of their careers. And, unsurprisingly, given that waking up every morning in 2017 has been like stepping into a John Carpenter nightmare, the last 12 months has seen the horror boom bigger than ever.

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Blu-ray Review – Carrie (1976)

Carrie, 1976.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring Sissy Spacek, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, P.J. Soles, and Betty Buckley.

Synopsis:

A shy teenage girl with a domineering religious mother unleashes hell with her telekinetic powers against all those who have wronged her.

On the back of their excellent release of John Carpenter’s The Thing on Blu-ray earlier this year, Arrow Video have yet again delved into the vault of horror classics from notable directors and given Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie a 4K restoration, presented here in a glorious limited edition featuring some juicy new extras.

Carrie White (Sissy SpacekJFK) is a shy teenage girl without any friends, bullied at school by the other girls and sheltered from the fun of regular teenage life by her overbearing religious mother Margaret (Piper LaurieThe Hustler), who punishes Carrie whenever
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John Carpenter Gives Escape From New York Remake Script His Seal of Approval

At this point, I think it’s safe to say we all know that director Robert Rodriguez is all set to direct the upcoming remake of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York. The script has been penned by Neil Cross and everything is all set to go. But what does John Carpenter think of the script? […]

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ First Trailer: Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron Deliver a Blockbuster Manga

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ First Trailer: Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron Deliver a Blockbuster Manga
Robert Rodriguez has only gone blockbuster when crafting family action adventures like the “Spy Kids” franchise and “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” which means the upcoming “Alita: Battle Angel” could be a game-changer for his career.

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“Alita” is based on Yukito Kishiro’s acclaimed manga series of the same name. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future where an amnesiac cyborg trains to become a bounty hunter. Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Rodriguez, and Christoph Waltz star.

The project was first brought to James Cameron by none other than Guillermo del Toro, but the former’s work on “Avatar” kept him out of the director’s chair. Robert Rodriguez came on board in April 2016, with James Cameron remaining a producer. The budget is estimated between $175-$200 million.

20th Century Fox has set a July 20, 2018 release date. Watch the first trailer below.
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Blumhouse Halloween: True Sequel or H20 Remake?

We’ve been doing a lot of reporting on the upcoming Blumhouse sequel to John Carpenter’s original classic Halloween. So far we know that the new film will be co-written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, and on top of that, we heard a few months back that Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning to […]

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Andi Matichak cast in Halloween reboot as Jamie Lee Curtis’ granddaughter

The Halloween reboot from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has gained another addition to the Strode family. Deadline reports Orange Is the New Black’s Andi Matichak will star in the film alongside returning Halloween actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer.

Matichak will star as Allyson, the daughter of Greer’s Karen Strode and granddaughter of Curtis’ Laurie Strode. Curtis starred in her iconic role in the first two Halloween films from John Carpenter, reprising her role in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later before getting killed off in Halloween: Resurrection. However, this new Halloween will ignore all the sequels and be a direct sequel to the original which John Carpenter, who is producing the film, directed himself.

See Also: Danny McBride on bringing the dread back to the Halloween franchise

Halloween comes out October 19th, 2018.

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Why 2017 was the year of Stephen King on screen

Ryan Lambie Dec 8, 2017

As The Dark Tower heads to disc, we take a look back at a screen year that's been big for Stephen King adaptations...

In the late 60s and early 1970s, a new generation of horror storytellers brought the genre out of the past and into the troubled, turbulent present. In cinemas, such directors as George A Romero, Tobe Hooper and David Cronenberg ushered in a new age of modern, fleshier horror, where the images were disturbing and the capes and castles of old Dracula and Frankenstein movies were entirely absent.

Over in the literary world, such writers as Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby) and William Peter Batty (The Exorcist) were injecting creating a similarly seismic impact, sparking a pulp horror boom that would last until well into the 1980s. Few authors, however, have enjoyed the fame or the sheer longevity of Stephen King. Still in his 20s when his first novel,
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Andi Matichak is Set to Join Jamie Lee Curtis in the Cast of New Halloween Movie

It looks like the role of Laurie Strode's granddaughter has been cast, giving Michael Myers multiple generations to haunt in the new Halloween movie.

According to The Tracking Board, actress Andi Matichak (Underground, Orange is the New Black) has been cast in one of the lead roles of the new Halloween movie, and it's presumed that she will play the granddaughter of Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) and the daughter of Karen Strode (played by Judy Greer).

Slated for an October 19th, 2018 release, the new Halloween movie will feature Laurie Strode's "final confrontation with Michael Myers," but with three generations of Strodes set to appear, The Shape will have more than just Laurie to contend with.

While Laurie did have a daughter named Jamie (played by Danielle Harris and J.C. Brandy) and then a son named John (played by Josh Hartnett) in the Halloween sequels, Danny McBride, who
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Andi Matichak To Join Reboot Of Universal & Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween’

Andi Matichak To Join Reboot Of Universal & Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween’
Exclusive: Andi Matichak has joined Judy Greer in the reboot of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween reboot for Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. Matichak will play Allyson, the daughter of Greer’s character. The film is prepping for an October 2018 release date. Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her role in the film about psycho-killer Michael Myers. Green is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with McBride. Halloween creator John Carpenter serves as exec…
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The Last Horror Blog: New 'Halloween' Mood; Watch 'Day of the Dead: Bloodline' Trailer

Danny McBride says new Halloween will capture the mood of the original – I’m not entirely sold on David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s new Halloween film, and considering how the franchise has been handled over the past four decades, that’s probably a fair position to take. It’s not that I don’t want to love new Halloween movies, it’s that the body of work in the past 40 years inspires a lot of skepticism. That being said, McBride and Green seem to have a distinct vision in mind for their new film – and are clearly inspired by Carpenter’s original. McBride elaborated in a recent interview: "The original is all about tension," McBride says. "Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn’t even know that...

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Interview: David Gordon Green for ‘Stronger’

Stronger is receiving its UK cinema release this week. This powerful but surprisingly humorous film tells the true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing and rebuilt his life. He also struggled with a new identity as a national hero after helping police track down one of the perpetrators.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Bauman and the director is David Gordon Green. His diverse CV includes Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis. He’s soon to add horror to the list with a much-anticipated sequel to Halloween.

We chatted to David about the making of this impressive drama and the challenges inherent in realizing someone’s real-life trauma onscreen…

Thn: What brought you to the project initially?

David Gordon Green: The humour and the depth of the story. I found it complicated, with layers – it wasn’t what I thought when I heard about the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Former Halloween Actress Danielle Harris Still Hopeful For Jamie’s Return

Danielle Harris is none too pleased about David Gordan Green’s decision to retcon her Jamie Lloyd (and Annie Brackett!) out of the Halloween series.

Early last month, the series veteran – Harris has notched four appearances opposite the relentless Michael Myers – posted a frank assessment of 2018’s hotly-anticipated reboot, which is expected to ignore all other instalments save for John Carpenter’s iconic, spine-chilling original.

Currently out promoting Inoperable, Danielle Harris has now offered more thoughts on Jamie Llyod being left out in the cold, and why she’s still hopeful that her fan-favorite will make a return in the not-so-distant future – you know, providing Green’s revival isn’t remember as the final Halloween.

Here’s what the actress had to say to Birth.Movies.Death:

They keep saying this is Halloween 3 and they’re never going to make another one. But somewhere along the way, if they make
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‘Luther’ Season 5 Starts Shooting Next Month, Movie Might Still Happen

‘Luther’ Season 5 Starts Shooting Next Month, Movie Might Still Happen
One of TV’s best detectives is going back on assignment very shortly.

Luther” writer and creator Neil Cross revealed in an interview with Deadline that the fifth season of the BBC series will head back into production soon.

“We’re in prep right now and we’re doing a bit of casting and we start shooting in January. For some reason, I always seem to shoot in the depths of winter,” Cross said.

Luther” stars Idris Elba as Dci John Luther, a London-area investigator who faces constant personal turmoil as he works to apprehend the city’s most twisted criminals. The character last appeared on screen back in December 2015 in a two-part Season 4. Elba confirmed the series would be returning back in June, but no planned release date for Season 5 has yet been announced.

Read More: Why ‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross Can’t Say Goodbye to Idris Elba’s
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‘Luther’ Season 5 Starts Shooting Next Month, Movie Might Still Happen

‘Luther’ Season 5 Starts Shooting Next Month, Movie Might Still Happen
One of TV’s best detectives is going back on assignment very shortly.

Luther” writer and creator Neil Cross revealed in an interview with Deadline that the fifth season of the BBC series will head back into production soon.

“We’re in prep right now and we’re doing a bit of casting and we start shooting in January. For some reason, I always seem to shoot in the depths of winter,” Cross said.

Luther” stars Idris Elba as Dci John Luther, a London-area investigator who faces constant personal turmoil as he works to apprehend the city’s most twisted criminals. The character last appeared on screen back in December 2015 in a two-part Season 4. Elba confirmed the series would be returning back in June, but no planned release date for Season 5 has yet been announced.

Read More: Why ‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross Can’t Say Goodbye to Idris Elba’s
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 11: Vinyl & Video Game Releases

Welcome back for the final day of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, dear readers! It’s been a wild ride over the last few weeks, with everything from toys and games to apparel to enamel pins to artwork and so much more, and for Day 11, we’re wrapping things up with a look at some of the best genre-related vinyl and video game releases from the last 365 days.

And since today is our final 2017 Holiday Gift Guide entry, here’s one last reminder: Daily Dead has once again put together some really cool Holiday Gift Guide prize packs this year, and for your chance to win one, just send an email to contest@dailydead.com with “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line and be sure to include your full name and mailing address for your shot at some free horror-tastic goodies (limited to those who are eighteen years
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Deathdream

Average fans of A Christmas Story likely don’t know that director Bob Clark had once made creepy horror pictures with Alan Ormsby, but this independent shock effort of the early ’70s still casts a spell of dread. Although Vietnam is never mentioned, the war’s shadow strikes deep into the heart of a small-town family. John Marley and Lynn Carlin lead a fine cast.

Deathdream

Blu-ray + DVD

Blue Underground

1974 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 88 min. / Dead of Night, The

Night Andy Came Home, Night Walk, The Veteran, Whispers / Street Date November 28, 2017 /

Starring: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe,

Anya Ormsby, Jane Daly, Michael Mazes.

Cinematography: Jack McGowan

Film Editor: Ronald Sinclair

Original Music: Carl Zittrer

Written by Alan Ormsby

Produced by Bob Clark, Peter James, John Trent

Directed by Bob Clark

This gem comes back every ten years in an improved transfer. Bob Clark and Alan Ormsby’s Canadian-financed
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‘Get Out’: 10 Film References You May Have Missed, From ‘The Shining’ to ‘The Matrix’

‘Get Out’: 10 Film References You May Have Missed, From ‘The Shining’ to ‘The Matrix’
Get Out” has emerged as one of the biggest contenders so far this awards season, earning prizes from the Gotham Awards, the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut may have come out all the way back in February, but it’s become the kind of classic that stays with critics and awards voters long after the credits roll.

Read More:‘Get Out’: Jordan Peele Reveals the Real Meaning Behind the Sunken Place

The film’s Blu-ray and DVD releases include Peele’s director’s commentary, which reveals some pretty specific film references many viewers probably never noticed. Peele has referred to “Get Out” numerous times as “‘The Stepford Wives’ meets ‘The Help,'” but those are only two of the movie’s many sources of inspiration.

Film School Rejects recently broke down dozens
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