Review: Heckle ‘A Slow Burn Turns Slasher’ (FrightFest 2020)

Review by Paul Grammatico


Many people in the entertainment industry get dragged on various social media channels. Being an almost unknown entity in this realm, I wouldn’t know what it would mean to be a target of such malice nor would I want to as I have been either a witness or an accidental bystander of such bashing on these platforms. I think that the worse verbal beating would be standing on a stage in front of an audience. Many stand-up comedians have been heckled by audience members during their acts. Most comedians, being experts in their craft of verbal stylings, can brush aside most instigators, but there are times where their retorts can go too far and end a career (channeling Michael Richards). Being a comic can be a brutal and fleeting business.

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‘Southland Tales’ gets new BluRay release

Arrow Video are re-releasing the Richard Kelly directed film Southland Tales on BluRay; available to order now and due for release in January 2021.

In 2001, writer/director Richard Kelly achieved cult status with ‘Donnie Darko’, an assured debut feature exploring deep existential questions through the lens of 80s nostalgia. Five years later, he followed it up with a more ambitious and even more beguiling sophomore effort, in which forces of totalitarianism and anarchism collide against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, near-future world – the beguiling and baffling Southland Tales.

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ gets new release date

Sony Pictures has announced moved the release date of Ghostbusters: Afterlife from once more from March 2021 to June 11, 2021, which will be the same weekend as the first Ghostbusters film was released in 1984. It becomes the latest tentpole shift in the theatrical calendar given the ongoing restrictions of movie theaters amid the pandemic.  The film originally had a July 10, 2020 release date before it was moved this past March due to the coronavirus. Continue reading

Jared Leto to reprise ‘Joker’ role for Zack Snyder’s Justice League reshoots

Jared Leto, who played classic DC villain The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, has joined the reshoots for the “Snyder Cut,” the filmmaker’s definitive version of the 2017 superhero movie he was forced to exit and he never saw through completion, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading

Delayed ‘Candyman’ Movie gets a new release date.

Universal Pictures was set to bring a horror icon back to life on June 12, 2020 with the release Candyman.  This upcoming release got pushed back to September 25, 2020 before being put on hold till 2021 – but the date has been moved again. It was set totake over Halloween Kills‘ former spot of October 16, 2020 before being delayed to 2021 -news broke today that the release date ies penned for August 27th 2021.

This installment will be a direct sequel to the original 1992 film and has been described as a spiritual sequel.


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‘Power Rangers’ Film & TV Show in Development

The Power Rangers are morphing again.

Jonathan Entwistle, the creator behind Netflix series It’s the End of the F—ing World, has been entrusted to engineer and shepherd the next series of screen adaptations of Power Rangers, the colourful Hasbro superhero property. the new initiative will see Entwistle overseeing, and directing, both film and TV projects.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Reboot Poster Released

Back last year it was reported that Fede Alvarez would be producing a new take on Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for Legendary.

Today Legendary has launched an official website for the upcoming film. On the website you’ll find some early art for the movie, which comes with the promise that “the face of madness” will return in 2021.


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Such Sights to Show You: Ranking movies based on Clive Barker’s Stories

By Paul Grammatico


Clive Barker has always been a master of world building horror which stems from his exquisite, twisted, and often blood-stained worlds that he creates through his many short stories, novellas, and novels.

Many of his literary creations have been projected onto the masses via the cinematic lens. His short stories and novellas have been elaborate in their complexity and scope to be made into feature films. Sadly, no one has adapted of his novels for the screen but this may be that novels such as Weaveworld, The Great and Secret Show, and Damnation Game are so vast and complex in their scope, that the might be better served for episodic television (there has been whispers of HBO and Director David Gordon Green bringing the puzzle box to the small screen, but that’s another story).

Here are the nine films (so far) that have been adapted from the written works of Clive Barker. Here’s to a spirited discussion of disagreements, but I hope I’ve done Mr. Barker proud. Continue reading

Amazon developing ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ series

Amazon Studios has given a series greenlight to YA horror series I Know What You Did Last Summer, a modern take on the hit 1997 slasher film. The project is a collaboration with Sony Pictures Television and Original Film.

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Review: Don’t Look Back from writer/director Jeffrey Reddick (FRIGHTFEST 2020)

Review by Paul Grammatico


In the current climate we witness actions and; more often, inactions with certain incidents and events. As a result of these actions or inactions, there can be severe consequences. Hood River Entertainment’s latest offering Don’t Look Back is a stark, dark, and excellent exploration of the very essence of karma.

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