Review by Paul Grammatico
Natural disasters are never a fun event. Growing up in tornado country, I’ve had my fair share of severe thunderstorms, hail, and tornado watches and warnings. When I experienced a tornado, we had to huddle in the primary room in the house as there was no basement or cellar available. As the tornado ripped past our cottage, the vulnerability at the hands of mother nature along with its aftermath was something to behold. Produced by The Coven and distributed by IFC Midnight, We Need to Do Something gives us a taste of not only forces of nature and darkness that are beyond our humanity, but how a trapped family displays its dysfunction.
40 Years Ago visionary director Sam Raimi brought the The Evil Dead to life on our screens with his own unique visual style and mix of comedy and horror and his indie low-budget debut feature would go on to spawn two hugely successful sequels, a remake, TV show, comic books, video games, stage productions, countless merchandise and launched Bruce Campbell’s career as an action/genre hero as well as changing the face of the genre forever.
As previously reported David Gordon Green is moving on to The Exorcist franchise, helping to create an entire new trilogy that’ll serve as sequels to the original classic currently in development at Universal.
In a recent interview Green talked about his writing process and his future involvement on the franchise.
Green confirmed in the interview that he will co-write and direct all three films and said that
“the first one of our trilogy is written and the second two are being outlined. So we’ve got a ways to go on that, but we know where we’re going. It’s a new journey [with] some familiar characters and some new ones as well.”
Check out the full interview here.
Leslie Odom Jr. will star in the new Exorcist trilogy and original cast member Ellen Burstyn is back as Chris MacNeil!
The plot details for the upcoming sequel are minimal but state that:
“Odom Jr. will play the father of a possessed child. Desperate for help, he tracks down Ms. Burstyn’s character.”
The Exorcist franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since the 2005 release of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, an alternate version of the previous year’s Exorcist: The Beginning. Those films came in the wake of 1977’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990’s The Exorcist III.
More recently, “The Exorcist” became a short-lived television series at Fox, which was surprisingly excellent and cleverly took place in the same world as the original classic. The series was cancelled after just two seasons.
This week see Don Mancini’s “Chucky” series premiering on SYFY & USA last night and Halloween Kills headed to theaters and Peacock on Friday. Yes, both Chucky and Michael Myers are back in the very same week, and since they’re both Universal properties, well, that means the two can co-exist within the same marketing. Now Universal have allowed the two iconic characters to meet for the first time in a new TV Spot for you may have seen while watching “Chucky” last night.
As we enter ‘Spooktober’, from the kooky to the down-right creepy here are some of the frightful Films & TV Shows to look out for on streaming services this month in the run up to Halloween!
Spyglass Media Group, LLC and Hulu have partnered on a new re-imagining of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic, “Hellraiser,”. It was announced today by Peter Oillataguerre, President of Production for Spyglass.
The coronavirus pandemic saw most major in-person events get either cancelled or delayed back in 2020, which resulted in Blumhouse Productions delivering their first virtual BlumFest, a celebration which has returned this year again in virtual form bringing with it “surprises and sneak peeks” of many of their upcoming projects.
Jason Blum hopes BlumFest 2022 will be an in-person event.
A new trailer has been released for at Amazon Studios YA horror series I Know What You Did Last Summer, a modern take on the hit 1997 slasher film in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television. A teaser trailer was also released last week.
Vans has teased on twitter this evening their upcoming Vans x Horror collection, a collection of shoes inspired by classic horror films – perfect for Halloween!
THR reports that Warner Bros. is gearing up for brand new, reimagined take on the 1980s teen vampire classic ‘The Lost Boy’s.