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Slightly odd. Intrigued by creativity. Lover of cheese. Nothing beats a great movie. Few things beat a great book. Lot of things beat working for a living.

Tales from the Crypt Reboot Might Not Be What We Expected

It turns out the widely announced M. Night Shyamalan reboot of Tales From The Crypt is going be very different than the original HBO series.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that while TNT is planning to air the new series, HBO in fact still has the rights to the lovable and hilariously gruesome Crypt Keeper character we’ve all come to know and love.

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This means TNT will most likely be using The Old Witch or The Vault-Keeper to host the show.

Oh and did I mention TNT thinks the show is better as a season long anthology (i.e. continuous story) rather than the weekly anthology style?

Click the link. Read the article. Let me know what you think.

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The New Trailer for The Conjuring 2 Is Awesome

I’m not a huge fan of ghost stories but The Conjuring is one of my favorite horror films. This is why I’m genuinely excited to see the next installment and if this trailer is truly capturing the heart of the movie we are in for a treat.

The supernatural thriller brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

 

The Conjuring 2 in theaters June 10, 2016.

Bone Tomahawk (2015) – Raw Review

It’s hard enough to get a western made in Hollywood these days, let alone one infused with significant amounts of horror, but thank god someone green lit production on Bone Tomahawk.

Bone Tomahawk is without a doubt one of best movies of 2015. Smart, sophisticated, violent and atmospheric, no only is one of the better western films in the last thirty years but a damn brutal and terrifying horror movie as well.
Set in a small frontier town, the premise follows the Sheriff Hunt (Kurt Russell) as he leads a small group of volunteers (Patrick Wilson, Matthew Hunt, and Richard Jenkins) into the open prairie in pursuit of Troglodytes who’ve kidnapped several of the towns folk.
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Writer/director S. Craig Zahler’s screenplay is fantastic, setting a methodical pace for our heroes all the while fleshing out every character with some of the best dialogue I’ve ever heard in a film. The look and feel is immersive to the point that Bone Tomahawk transports the viewer into the time period thoroughly, engaging us with its attention to location and set designs, superior acting and a willingness to show the brutality of the old west.
The horror elements are largely held in reserve until the third act, but when they come they are as brutal as anything seen in more over the top horror films. Bone Tomahawk stands out however because Zahler does such a magnificent job establishing the narrative and context in the first two acts that the crescendo of violence leaves us paralyzed with anticipation and genuine fear for our heroes.
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I would be remiss if I failed to emphasize just how impressive Richard Jenkins, who plays Chicory the back-up deputy, is throughout the film. Jenkins performance is far and away the best of any I’ve seen in 2015 and although Bone Tomahawk is unlikely to be short listed for any of the Oscar categories Jenkins deserves a golden statue as much as anyone who receives one next month.
I cannot recommend this film enough. It’s easily in my favorite horror movies of 2015 along with It Follows, Spring, and We Are Still Here. Additionally, it fits in nicely with more mainstream violent films such as Sicario.
And for those hardcore horror fans out there, Bone Tomahawk features a cameo from Sid Hag, in a role that is probably the best he’s ever done.
Bone Tomahawk is now available on Blu-ray and Amazon Prime. DO NOT miss this movie.
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Anger of the Dead – (Official Trailer)

Calling All Fans of Italian Horror Movies!

Here is the official trailer for the upcoming film Anger of the Dead (aka Age of the Dead). Not sure how this one looks but we will probably do a review in the near future. IMDB provides the following synopsis:

 In a world ravaged by a virus that turns people into cannibals, a pregnant woman (Alice) manages to survive. Alice, in the company of two other men, strives to reach an island untouched by the plague. Meanwhile, a dangerous individual is on the trail of a mysterious girl, which causes Alice to realize that the Zombies are not her biggest and only threat.

Which Villain Will Mads Mikkelsen Play In Dr. Strange?

So who will Mads Mikkelsen, formerly Hannibal Lector, play in the upcoming Marvel movie Dr. Strange?

Cinema Blend has a great article on five potential candidates you can read below, but I’m is predicting one particular character who not only would make a fantastic addition to the MCU but is perfect for an actor the caliber of Mads.

 5 Doctor Strange Characters Mads Mikkelsen Could Play

Prediction —>   Nightmare!

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One of Strange’s first opponents in the comics, he has the potential of adding a significant amount of danger not only to Dr. Strange but all the characters in the MCU.  He has a history with Spider-man, Captain America, Hulk, S.H.E.I.L.D, and Ghost Rider (whom Marvel has the rights to again…) so it wouldn’t be difficult to incorporate him into the MCU all over the place.

What do you think?

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