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The Year of Stephen King

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Maybe every year is a Stephen King year but 2017 is bringing two major adaptions previously stuck in development hell: IT and THE DARK TOWER. The trailer for IT was released this week and it's absolutely terrifying (and also set a record for most online views in a single day). Perhaps I was too quick to judge that antediluvian clown costume? Even the teaser poster is terrifying (Need help finding the child-eating clown? Look in the balloon.) The movie, like the book, is divided into two parts, although the sequel has not been officially confirmed. Part one hits theaters on September 8 (why not in October?). https://youtu.be/QnUwUCbwJy4 Over in Mid-World, THE DARK TOWER  adaption keeps getting pushed back (now being released on August 4, 2017) but it's mostly in the can and starring Iris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Early reports say it's both an amalgamation of series (there are 8 books in total), a complete departure,  and a sequel to them. Oh boy. The cleve

The Devil's Candy ~ Review

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It's been 7 years since director Sean Byrne's polarizing debut feature film, The Loved Ones and he's come back with another winner. The Devil's Candy is a disturbing trip into heavy metal, art and mental illness or possibly satanic possession. Jesse Hellman (get the pun?) is a painter who just moved his family into an affordable house in rural Texas. The catch is that an older couple recently died in the house, and their estranged son (a standout Pruitt Taylor Vince) just can't stay away, mostly because demonic voices are constantly murmuring in his ear. To solve this problem he plays loud licks on his amplified guitar! Then Jesse starts hearing the murmuring himself and his painting goes from butterflies to screaming children engulfed in flames. Yikes. The rest is admittedly underdeveloped and adds little to the sub-genre of demonic serial thrillers, BUT it is well acted (including an unrecognizable Ethan Embry, and Kiara Glasco as his angsty but authentic da

Pixar's COCO

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The first teaser trailer and poster for Pixar's COCO has been released and it is DAZZLING! It's based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, rumored to be Pixar's first "musical", and directed by Academy Award Winner Lee Unkrich ( Toy Story 3 ). Opening in theaters (in 3D) on November 22 (Thanksgiving weekend). https://youtu.be/zNCz4mQzfEI

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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National Spider Day

Celebrate National Spider Day (March 14) with this chilling video of abject horror!

Is FEUD American Horror Story, Season 6.5?

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One of my favorite horror films of all time is 1962's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? , a cult classic starring two iconic Hollywood legends, Betty Davis as a deranged former child star, and Joan Crawford as her wheelchair-bound sister. The film is filled with dark humor (what's for dinner Blanche?), psychologically tense, over-the-top crazy, and features one great villain. It went on to get five Academy Award nominations including one win for Best Costume Design. 55 years later Ryan Murphy creator of American Horror Story and Scream Queens has unleashed his latest series: FEUD: Bette and Joan, a fictionalized story chronicling the real-life feud between the two stars during the filming of Baby Jane .  The 8-episode series explores the issues of sexism, ageism and misogyny in Hollywood. Bette Davis is played by Susan Sarandon and Joan Crawford is played by AHS alum, Jessica Lange – both of whom are at the top of their game (just give them the Emmy already). The show is

Colossal

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You can sometimes just tell by a trailer when a movie is going to be epic. The trailer for COLOSSAL if giving me the vibe of greatness – but of course we've all been led astray by the trailer demons. It stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sedeikis and Dan Stevens and is being released on April 7. P.S. I'm hearing that the Alien: Covenant trailer is also rocking the horror world but I'm refusing to see any trailers for it until after I see the movie, which opens on May 19. This one is definitely too special to ruin with trailers.