In Case You Missed It: Thank the Luck of the Irish, Your March 2018 Horror Update is Here…And There’s Enough Horror Goodness to Rival a Pot of Gold.
I’m a bit Irish! Yeah, it’s true. It may not be a huge amount, but it’s enough to get me in the mood to celebrate my personal “St. Patrick’s Day-Horror” fest — like indulging in all the Leprechaun movies and then catching that Syfy flick Red Clover. And so I begin with March’s Horror recap.
DID THEY KILL THE BOOGEYMAN…OR DID HE ESCAPE AGAIN? “HALLOWEEN” FILMING WRAPS
Filming on Blumhouse’s Halloween is officially over. Yep. The boogeyman lives on, and now we wait for October for the big reveal. Am I excited? Pardon my French, but f*ck yea! Oh, did I meant I’m part French too? Who knew?!
Jamie Lee Curtis posted this on Instagram announcing the end of filming.
The film is directed and written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. The “requel” (Reboot + Sequel) reunites Curtis with John Carpenter, who Executive Produced and scored the film. Nick Castle returned to his role as The Shape (with James Jude Courteney also in the role). Curtis stars opposite Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, as well as Ginny Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid and Rhian Rees.
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
Halloween will be coming home on October 19th, 2018.
“CULT OF CHUCKY” WAS A SUCCESS; NEXT STEP, THE SMALL SCREEN
I bought my copy of Cult of Chucky the first day it went up for sale. I’ll admit, I was pissed they didn’t have Heather Douriff get the voice over of her dad as Chucky. I just think that would have given the film a lot more of a creepy effect. Was the movie terrible? No, not in any sense of the word. It was a lot of fun, and the success of the film even paved the way for an in-development television series announced last month via Bloody Disgusting .
Don Mancini, the driving force behind the latest Chucky movies, along with David M. Kirschner, want to bring the horror icon to the small screen in a continuation series, seemingly stemming from Cult Of Chucky.
Here’s what Mancini and Kirschner had to say via Bloody Disgusting:
BD: Mancini tells us that the series was “deliberately set up at end of the last movie,” while further adding that the “tone is dark and disturbing.”
“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” Mancini explained. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”
“I don’t think there’s a relationship that lasted this long,” Kirschner stated. “I’m incredibly excited about the series and to explore a world in which we’ve never done before.” “Don has taken the franchise in a wonderfully frightening direction,” Kirschner added. “He seems to outdo himself every time.”
There isn’t a network set nor has there been any word on this since February 9th of this year. What we do know is the series has an 8-part hourlong series lined up. Is Child’s Play: The TV Series going to sit in developmental hell, or will Chucky join Ghostface, Freddy Krueger, Norman Bates and Hannibal Lecter in the “from film-to-TV” jump”?
WE GET ‘NUN’ UNTIL LABOR DAY; JAMES WAN’S “THE CONJURING” SPIN OFF “THE NUN” HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK
Set originally for release this July, fans of the Conjuring franchise are going to have to WAIT for the next spin-off. This news comes straight from Deadline, which reported last month the James Wan co-created franchise would have it’s The Conjuring 2 spin-off, The Nun, release September 7th — instead of the previously anticipated July 13th release date.
The Nun is set to follow the story of a priest investigating the death of a nun in Rome. Corin Hardy directs Nun from Gary Dauberman’s (IT) screenplay. Dauberman is also EP; and he co-wrote the story with James Wan. Taissa Farmiga stars as Sister Irene, and Demian Bichir stars as Father Burke. Bonnie Aarons is set to reprise her role as the titular character.
“INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY” HITS HOME VIDEO MARCH 20, AND PRODUCTION IS ALREADY DRUMMING UP A SEQUEL
The anticipated sequel to the Insidious franchise, Insidious: The Last Key, which you may or may not have seen yet, is available on DVD and BLU-RAY later this month. The film managed to reap a hefty box-office, leaving itself an option at an additional installment. Expect the new film to once again star the wonderful Lin Shaye, unless the Insidious crew has lost their minds.
The home video release is said to include never-before-seen footage, an alternate ending, and three new featurettes.
Per the press release:
“Acclaimed horror producers James Wan (The Conjuring, Annabelle) and Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity franchise) return for the fourth installment from Blumhouse of the Insidious-franchise, along with fan-favorites Lin Shaye in her iconic role as Elise Rainier, and Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson as the ghost-hunting duo Specs and Tucker. In Insidious: The Last Key, Elise must face her past to confront the most personal haunting of her career – in her childhood home. The film also stars Josh Stewart (Interstellar), Kirk Acevedo (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Caitlin Gerard (Magic Mike), Spencer Locke (Resident Evil franchise) and Academy Award® nominee Bruce Davison (Best Supporting Actor, Longtime Companion, 1989).”
“Insidious: The Last Key comes packed with never-before-seen special features, including an alternate ending, more than 20 minutes of chilling additional scenes, a franchise recap and three all-new featurettes. ‘Becoming Elise’ delves into the mythology of Elise’s origin story and how this ‘sequel to the prequel’ fits into the Insidious-franchise. ‘Going into the Further’ examines what the Further represents to the cast and crew and how the production design in the film differs from the previous films. ‘Unlocking Keyface̵