Whether you even realized it or not, Bonnie Aarons gave you nightmares long before The Conjuring 2 turned her into the most terrifying demon-nun in horror movie history. It’s kind of wild that Valak, who gets her own spinoff prequel courtesy of this year’s The Nun, has become such a memorable horror icon, because she actually wasn’t even originally supposed to appear in The Conjuring 2. Initially, Valak was embodied by a devil-like creature, but James Wan brilliantly came up with the concept of the evil nun very late in the game. According to many reports, the Nun was actually [...]
Moving away from horror remakes, Platinum Dunes is putting more of a focus on original genre cinema, and they hit a big time home run this year with A Quiet Place. Up next, Deadline reports today, Dunes is producing a thriller titled I Am Yours with Tyler Perry, which Paramount Pictures just closed a six-figure deal on. The spec script was written by Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey Gelber, and it’s being described as a thriller with a Fatal Attraction-like stalker vibe. Perry will produce alongside Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.
If you follow Haunt Jaunts on social media or YouTube, you might have seen the teaser trailer for something new coming soon to the site. It’s actually a few new somethings. If you haven’t seen any word about any teasers, consider this it. You’ll get a little more info here. Just a little. (Plus, you can...
The franchise gets real interesting with this year’s David Gordon Green-directed Halloween, as it’s not quite a continuation of the original franchise or Rob Zombie’s remake franchise. Instead, the Jamie Lee Curtis-starring film picks up 40 years after the events of John Carpenter’s Halloween, disregarding *every* subsequent film in the series. In other words, Laurie Strode’s various returns in the past have been retconned. “It’s this beautiful root… Halloween is like this old growth and it can branch off into a new way,” Curtis explained to us on the film’s set earlier this year. “And as far as I’m concerned, the past [...]
Over the weekend, Diabolik reports, director William Lustig announced at a special screening of 1980’s Maniac that the original camera negative for the film has been found and already scanned in 4K, and Blue Underground announces today that they’ll be the ones presenting the brand new 4K restoration, from the previously lost 16mm camera negative! The company teases, “The new 4K master is leaps and bounds ahead of everything seen before, finally presenting MANIAC as it was originally shot FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!” Diabolik adds, “The film was shot in 16mm and then blown up to 35mm for theatrical release. [...]
Should You See Hereditary? (Short Answer: YES) Hereditary received the low grade of D+ from CinemaScore, a movie tracking company that polls viewers during weekend debuts. The score contradicts the critics, who overwhelmingly loved the movie. So, what gives? Horror films are a tough genre to rate and to critique. Very few are critically acclaimed...
E3 2018 is officially upon us, and what better way to kick things off than with a fresh trailer for a game that was actually announced way back in 2015. Jo-Mei Games’ Sea of Solitude will be published by Electronic Arts under its EA Originals banner, and is looking at an early 2019 release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sea of Solitude is described by creator and Jo-Mei Games’ Creative Director Cornelia Geppert as being created at one of the lonliest times of her life, and how that loneliness can turn people into monsters. “I think that is [...]
It was just announced that Ari Aster‘s outrageously hyped Hereditary received a brutal D+ CinemaScore in its opening weekend. Many fans didn’t buy into the hype that began after its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, before gaining the support of even more critics out of the SXSW Film Festival. To put it in perspective, A24’s The Witch received a C- CinemaScore during its opening weekend. Even so, the hype got people into theaters with the film earning an estimated $5M on Friday, which could put it around $12M for the weekend. Not too shabby for a low budget, anti-Hollywood horror drama. Still, the CinemaScore could indicate a huge [...]
Why hasn’t Laurie simply left Haddonfield? Allow Jamie Lee Curtis to explain. On February 1st of this year, I found myself sitting at a table inside a stranger’s house, situated in a neighborhood that didn’t look too different from the original Halloween‘s fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. In actuality, California doubled for Illinois back in 1978, and in 2018, it was in South Carolina that Haddonfield came back to life. “Surreal” is the only word I can use to describe what happened next. Jamie Lee Curtis, though she wasn’t even scheduled to shoot any scenes on that day, walked into [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbQTHKsG75I Kings of Horror presents: FEARFIGHTER An interactive movie game where YOU choose your path to the final frame. David and Mike lose their friends to a demented fearworld where human fears run wild under the control of the insidious one, the Fearmaster. David and Mike must now find their inner hero and fight to save their friends and if they are lucky… Their own lives! Bloopers and interviews included in the final videos! Want more Serial Killer horrors? Try this playlist: https://goo.gl/0K1YUH Want more Monster horrors? Try this playlist: https://goo.gl/rtSvah Want more Vampire horrors? Try this playlist: https://goo.gl/y9RW9I Want [...]