Month: August 2019

Following this week’s news that actor Henry Thomas had joined the The Haunting Of Bly Manor, the second season of Netflix’s horror series The Haunting Of Hill House, creator Mike Flanagan has taken to Twitter again to reveal even more casting news. Kate Siegel has officially boarded the new season, but the role she will be playing
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Sarah Connor is on one in this new trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate By Poppy-Jay Palmer 30-08-19 3,891 It’s all kicking off in this action-packed new trailer for Tim Miller’s upcoming Terminator sequel, Terminator: Dark Fate. Check it out:  Here’s the synopsis for the film: Linda Hamilton (“Sarah Connor”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“T-800”) return in their iconic
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These stunning new posters for Joker follow Arthur Fleck’s journey By Poppy-Jay Palmer 29-08-19 2,510 Joker is directed by Phillips from a script by Phillips and Scott Silver, and produced by Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge,
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The Haunting Of Hill House star Henry Thomas will be returning for the second season of the Netflix horror anthology series, The Haunting Of Bly Manor. The news comes from creator Mike Flanagan this week, via his Twitter account. “I’m beyond thrilled to announce that the inestimable, irreplaceable, invaluable Henry Thomas has joined the cast of The Haunting
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A title like Sadistic Intentions comes with a certain expectation/bracing oneself, but writer-director Eric Pennycoff’s tightly wound debut is more interested in exactly what the title describes, and whether or not said intentions will come to fruition, than a violent payoff. After a shocking prologue, we watch as Chloe (Taylor Zaudtke) receives a phone call
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Stirring mental illness into supernatural horror is a tricky thing to get right. The allure of the “is this really happening?” element is understandable but it can be so dispiritingly manipulative and exploitative when done carelessly, so: hats off to director Brian Hanson and his co-writer Richard Handley for working hard to maintain ambiguity and
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The Soska Sisters return with their pointed and bloody remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid By Katherine McLaughlin 27-08-19 133 There was a moment in fashion back in 2001 when Alexander McQueen confronted the hypocrisies of the industry with his Asylum show. He literally held up a mirror to those in charge with a final reveal
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Andrew Desmond’s feature debut The Sonata, co-written with Arthur Morin, opens with composer Richard Marlow (the late Rutger Hauer) putting the finishing touches on a musical score. He then walks downstairs, heads outside into the dark night with a petrol canister and candle in hand, douses his body in the fuel and sets fire to
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The beginning of Henry Jacobson’s feature debut Bloodline seems comfortable (at least to the horror viewer) because it is so steeped in cliché. A nurse (Christie Herring) wanders an empty hospital corridor at night, thinks she hears something behind her, enters the shower room, undresses, and has a shower, while a POV shot makes it
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The oxymoronic title of Dark Light involves a paradox. Like a Buddhist koan, it announces the film as a contradictory challenge that the viewer, sitting in the dark cinema looking at the flickering light projected onto the screen, must try to resolve, even if resolution is ultimately impossible. This is an impression reinforced by the
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“They say when you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes,” says James (Adrian Glynn McMorran) in voice-over at the beginning of Volition. “I wish it were that simple.” James is practically announcing that this film, directed by Tony Dean Smith and co-written with his brother Ryan Smith, is a chronicle of a death
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“Are we safe?”, asks the voice on the radio promo. “Could we commit a crime and get away with it?” The feature debut of Pedro C. Alonso, which he co-wrote with Alberto Marini (Summer Camp, 2015), Feedback observes a near Aristotelian unity of time and place, unfolding almost entirely over the course of one evening
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Siblings Jesús (Pablo Sigal) and Maria José (Valeria Giorcelli) work symbiotically. The siblings live together in their late father’s apartment. They have their own routine. They don’t particularly want to be disturbed. So, when their half-sister Magdalena (Augustina Cerviño) arrives from Spain suggesting that dad’s death means it’s time to sell the place and split
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Of all the potential prequel series to come out of this year, we weren’t expecting HBO’s latest: a prequel series to 1998 fantasy rom-com Practical Magic. According to Variety, HBO Max has recently ordered a pilot commitment for the hour-long drama, titled Rules Of Magic. The pilot will be based on the novels Rules Of Magic and Practical Magic
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