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‘La Llorona’ Conjures $30M Overseas Bow; ‘Shazam!’ & ‘Dumbo’ cross $300M Ww – International Box Office

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Update, writethru: Warner Bros/New Line’s James Wan-produced horror pic The Curse Of La Llorona haunted cinemas in 71 overseas markets this frame, opening to $30M at the international box office. Along with domestic, the global bow is $56.5M.

In many countries, the Easter weekend is bracketed by days off on the Friday and/or Monday, and Llorona, with its Catholic iconography, tapped into that. Latin America leans into horror and this film, with Mexican folklore at its center, was No. 1 in the region where it is tracking above The Conjuring (+11%), Halloween (+30%), A Quiet Place (+60%) and Lights Out (+95%). Mexico leads all play at $5.3M while Europe and parts of Asia had decent starts; Brazil was slightly soft with the market dominated by family fare and the faith-based Breakthrough.

The thriftily-priced $9M La Llorona still has Japan and the UK to come. Too bad it didn’t release
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Halloween 5’s Michael Myers Reveals A Gory Massacre Cut From The Film

I am a ride-or-die Halloween franchise fan. A Halloween stan, as the kids say. I’ve seen all of ’em multiple times, and yes, I do kind of like Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers if not mostly for Paul Rudd’s ridiculous acting. The mystery of Michael Myers in the early installments really base him in that unknowable, primordial fear, and the films display what the worst of humanity is truly capable of…outside of capitalism! Zing!!!

The worst of Halloween‘s producers and directors, however, came up with Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, a true slog that sidelines Danielle Harris’ Jamie with a strange, psychic catatonia and kills off the much-more interesting heroine from Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and replaces her with a friend with a tenuous connection to the plot, at best. Plus, the mask is dumb and fat and Michael cries and…
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‘Child’s Play’ Trailer: Chucky Is Updated For The 21st Century & Still Terrifying

The “Child’s Play” franchise holds a weird spot in pop culture history; its main character, Chucky, is considered to be a slasher icon on par with Jason Voorhees from “Friday the Thirteenth,” Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and Michael Myers from “Halloween,” but the brand surrounding the character has ultimately been far more influential than the films themselves (most people probably couldn’t tell you that the original name of the 1988 film is “Child’s Play”).

Continue reading ‘Child’s Play’ Trailer: Chucky Is Updated For The 21st Century & Still Terrifying at The Playlist.
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Teaser Trailer For DC's Swamp Thing Gives Us Our First Look at The Creature

Following the news that production on DC Universe’s Swamp Thing had been shut down and that the 13-episode series would be cut down to 10-episodes, a teaser trailer was released. I imagine the reason for the trailer is to spark some excitement and confidence among the fans.

The teaser offers us our first look at the creature and as you can see, it’s very much in line with the comic book design. I like it! It’s a very cool look and it’ll be great to see him in action!

I just hope that the rewrites that are being done for the ending don’t completely ruin the story that the creative team originally set out to tell. This is the one DC series that I was actually super stoked about watching!

Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think about Swamp Thing’s look.
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DC Shuts Down Production on Swamp Thing - 13 Episodes Lowered to 10 and Ending Is Being Rewritten

The one series being developed for DC Universe that I was actually really excited about seeing, Swamp Thing, is going through some major problems.

The studio has abruptly shut production on the series down early and according to Star News Online, a local news outlet in Wilmington, North Carolina where the show is being shot, the number of episodes on the series have been brought down from 13 to 10 and now the writers have to do a rewrite for the ending.

Series star Virginia Madsen took to Instagram to vent her frustrations saying:

“I’m beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp. And despite the rule I am going to use the hashtag. #swampthing.”

The post has since been deleted, but you can see a screenshot of it below:

This makes me sad, and now
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Elisabeth Moss joins Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man

Update: It has now been confirmed that Elisabeth Moss has finalised her deal to join Blumhouse Productions and director Leigh Whannell’s (Upgrade) Universal Monsters movie The Invisible Man. Original story follows…

Reports are circulating that Elisabeth Moss is in early talks for a lead role in the upcoming retelling of the classic horror story The Invisible Man. Additionally, it was recently confirmed that Leigh Whannell will be directing and penning the script for the film.

Currently, plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be part of a fresh push from Universal Pictures to create new films centered around their monster properties, which includes Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolf Man.

In 2017, Universal released the first picture in their proposed “Dark Universe” series with the remake of The Mummy. After the film’s negative reception from critics and audiences, many deemed it unlikely for the studio to continue
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Why You Should Check Out the Michael Vs. Jason Fan Film

We’ve seen Freddy vs. Jason in the past and a lot of us might not have agreed with the outcome and thought it was kind of a cheesy movie, but David Pountain of We Got This Covered helps to deliver another video that’s nothing short of impressive since it pits Jason up against another horror legend that needs no introduction. Michael Myers from Halloween is by far one of the most tenacious and aggressive horror antagonists that’s ever been created, and on top of being a supernatural beast of a man he’s just flat out scary as well. To say

Why You Should Check Out the Michael Vs. Jason Fan Film
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Giveaway – Win A Prize Pack For M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis And Sarah Paulson Star In M. Night Shyamalan’S Comic-book Thriller 20 Years In The Making Glass

Writer-Director M. Night Shyamalan completes a mind-bending trilogy created nearly twenty years ago with Glass, a comic book thriller available on Digital via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on April 2, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on April 16, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Glass is a grounded-in-reality, comic-book thriller where the heroes and villains are people first. The thrilling culmination to the trilogy that started with Unbreakable and Split, stars James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis,Sarah Paulson and Anya-Taylor Joy. Go inside the mind of master of suspense M. Night Shyamalan to uncover the connections and references that bring the three films together in one universe. Experience more than sixty minutes of never-before-seen features elaborating on his process and artistic
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‘The Invisible Man’: Elisabeth Moss Joins Blumhouse/Universal Monster Reboot

‘The Invisible Man’: Elisabeth Moss Joins Blumhouse/Universal Monster Reboot
It would appear that “Us” won’t be Elisabeth Moss’ only collaboration with powerhouse production company Blumhouse. The Emmy-winning “Mad Men” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” star has joined “The Invisible Man,” a reboot of the classic monster movie that Jason Blum’s genre-centric studio is producing alongside Universal. Leigh Whannell is helming the project, which was originally announced as part of Universal’s Dark Universe — a venture that was scrapped after the rocky reception to 2017’s “The Mummy.”

It’s been a good month for both Moss and Blumhouse, with “Us” already raking in more than $220 million worldwide against a $20 million budget; its opening-weekend haul of $71 million is the highest ever for a horror film not based on an existing property. The studio behind “Get Out” partnered with director Jordan Peele once again on their continued fruitful collaboration, and Blumhouse may hope to begin a similar relationship with Moss
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‘After’ Film Review: Harry Styles Fan-Fic Adaptation Goes in One Direction — South

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‘After’ Film Review: Harry Styles Fan-Fic Adaptation Goes in One Direction — South
James Dean quit rolling in his grave out of boredom ages ago. Harry Styles is still alive, but why shouldn’t he start practicing now? “After,” one of the more plastic molds of troubled heartthrob storytelling in recent memory — based on Anna Todd’s popular Harry-inspired fanfic, in which the One Direction singer embodies a brooding college student — is the kind of dispiriting effort that thinks it’s scratching an itch for masochistic young girls, but primarily suggests that romance, desire and sexuality aren’t worth genuinely exploring.

“After,” which wasn’t screened in advance for critics, also falls into that desperately referential category of love story that name-checks Austen and the Brontes as if that automatically places itself in the same lineage of swoon-worthy classics. Except that when straight-arrow freshman Tessa and British bad-boy Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) duke it out in lit class over “Pride and Prejudice” — she calls it feminist and empowering,
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Blumhouse’s Slasher Film ‘Thriller’ Surprises With Netflix Premiere Date

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Blumhouse gave us a jump scare today as they announced that they will drop the Divide/Conquer-produced slasher film Thriller on Netflix on April 14. Following the surprise release of last week’s horror Mercy Black, this is the second time Blumhouse has surprised us with a release date for one of their films.

Written and directed by filmmaker Dallas Jackson and executive produced by RZA, Thriller is cut from the same cloth as classic slasher films like Prom Night and Halloween, but subverts the genre which usually takes place in white suburbia and sets it in modern-day Compton, CA, where teenagers experience an unforgiving cityscape of racism and violence.

Through the a black horror lens, the movie follows the story of an introverted young man named Chauncey Page who is sent to juvenile hall after he accidentally kills a young woman who is part of a group of tormentors that
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James Cameron Convinced Linda Hamilton To Return For Terminator: Dark Fate

Barring Salvation (though one could certainly argue semantics), every Terminator movie to date has included Arnold Schwarzenegger in a prominent role. After all, a symbiosis exists between the two insofar that the franchise and actor boosted each other’s recognition considerably back in the 1980s.

If any other performer could be labeled as being synonymous with the series though, I’d have to say that’s Linda Hamilton. Though she hasn’t reappeared since Terminator 2: Judgment Day, it’s she that moviegoers will likely name as the definitive Sarah Connor.

Fortunately her lengthy hiatus will end once she returns as the aforementioned icon later this year in Terminator: Dark Fate. And when you factor in how she thought the last three entries into the series were forgettable, it’s understandable that Hamilton needed some convincing to come back. As luck would have it, though, James Cameron can be very persuasive.
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Michael Shannon & Shea Whigham Reteam ‘The Quarry’ Starts Production

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Michael Shannon & Shea Whigham Reteam ‘The Quarry’ Starts Production
Scott Teems’ The Quarry starring Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham has commenced production down in New Orleans, La.

The two actors have worked together numerous times before including the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire and Paramount Network’s Waco last year, but also such movies as Take Shelter, Tigerland, and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

Laura D. Smith and Kristin Mann produced The Quarry in partnership with Rockhill Studios, Metalwork Pictures and Gold Star Films. Film follows Whigham (The Man) who is on the run from his own sins, and finds himself in a small border town in Texas, impersonating a reverend. The town are quickly drawn to the man’s unorthodox sermons, but so is police Chief Moore (Shannon) who has his suspicions. Scott Teems directs, and co-wrote The Quarry with Andrew Brotzman. Teems, who is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Paradigm, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern,
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Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl Drops on Record Store Day

Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl Drops on Record Store Day
If you got your hands on Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s you know how exciting it is that 1984 Publishing is doing it all again. The rich genesis and unique history and artwork of horror movie soundtracks is being celebrated in a new book, Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl. A 1984 Publishing (1984publishing.com) title presented by Toronto-based horror periodical Rue Morgue (Rue-Morgue.com), the hardbound, full-color, 240-page book spotlights the intricate (and often rare) artwork on the LP sleeves, as well as album reviews, release details, and wild backstories.

"I still remember with fondness coming across a copy of John Carpenter's Escape from New York in San Francisco, and discovering the first Death Waltz reissue Zombi 2 in Las Vegas," said co-author Aaron Lupton, Rue Morgue 's Music Editor. "With so much excitement out there today over beautiful reissues, colorful variants, and increasingly rare original pressings,
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Exclusive: Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin 2nd Edition Coming May 7th from 1984 Publishing

For years, we've been proud to share "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin's essential horror artwork with Daily Dead readers, and last year we were thrilled with the publication of Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin, a retrospective book collecting some of Pullin's most memorable artwork alongside writing by April Snellings. To celebrate the forthcoming one-year anniversary of Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin's publication, we can exclusively reveal that 1984 Publishing is releasing a 2nd edition of the book on May 7th, and we've been provided with a look at the new cover and the special "Prowler Edition" 3-D print.

Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin 2nd edition with the Friday the 13th Part 3 cover is limited to 1,000 copies, while "The Prowler Edition" with the 3-D print and branded glasses is limited to 200 copies.

We have details on how to pre-order both versions below, as well as a look at Pullin's killer
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Rian Johnson Brings Knives Out Trailer to CinemaCon

Rian Johnson Brings Knives Out Trailer to CinemaCon
The first trailer for Rian Johnson's Knives Out just wowed the crowd at CinemaCon. Lionsgate decided to surprise those in attendance with the first look at Johnson's follow-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is a decidedly very different kind of movie. This time around, the filmmaker has decided to tackle a whodunit-style murder mystery with an impressive ensemble cast in a thriller coming from Mrc. Apparently, based on the reactions to the footage on social media, that all makes for a winning combination.

Rian Johnson was on hand to present the first trailer for Knives Out. He described the movie as his own take on Agatha Christie, while also saying it has a "Hitchcock thriller-type twist." Jamie Lee Curtis and Ana De Armas were also on hand to present the footage, which went over like gangbusters. Digging around online, there isn't a single negative reaction in the bunch to what was shown.
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‘Cats’: Jennifer Hudson Sings Memory As Universal Makes CinemaCon Purr

Las Vegas – Universal Pictures has a pretty monstrous 2018. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Green Book,” “Halloween,” “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” and “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” were all huge hits. 2019 has gotten off to a great start with the success of “Glass,” “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “Us,” which all opened at no. 1. That being said, the studio doesn’t have as many massive franchises to hawk for the rest of the calendar year.

Continue reading ‘Cats’: Jennifer Hudson Sings Memory As Universal Makes CinemaCon Purr at The Playlist.
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Meet Frason: Freddy Becomes Jason in Wicked Halloween Mask Mashup

Meet Frason: Freddy Becomes Jason in Wicked Halloween Mask Mashup
An artist has made custom hybrid masks combining Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees into something called "Frason," and the result is oddly much more horrifying than both characters combined. If the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street movies terrified you as a child, you're not going to like this mask. Both characters might be pop culture icons, but perhaps it's best to just leave them be as separate individuals. While certainly goofy, the mask is highly unsettling, and after registering that this is a thing that exists you may be left asking, "...why?"

Now selling online, the Frason mask comes two ways. The standalone mask is selling for the low, low price of $200 with only 25 total being sold. Paying $250 will get you the "Frason Delux Version" mask, which comes with a child-size felt hat and resin hockey mask. There's just something inherently comical about adding the tiny
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Competition: Win ‘Hell Fest’ on DVD

To celebrate the DVD release of Hell Fest which is available on DVD and Digital now, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing!

Strap in for the ride of your life and death! A terrifying tribute and modern twist on classic bloody slasher fun, Hell Fest is the perfect treat for anyone who doesn’t want Halloween to end! Paying homage to our favourite slasher films of the ‘80s, Hell Fest is an exhilarating fever pitch of bloody chaos, played out across a lush neon playground where danger, and the next gruesome (and surprisingly inventive) kill, waits around every corner!

More than just a stylish setting, the theme park’s lavishly constructed labyrinth of grim attractions become characters in their own right, as we join the hapless teens in fearful suspense of what may simply be part of the festivities, or something more sinister.
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Giveaway – Win Hell Fest on DVD

To celebrate the DVD release of Hell Fest which is available on DVD and Digital now, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing!

Strap in for the ride of your life and death! A terrifying tribute and modern twist on classic bloody slasher fun, Hell Fest is the perfect treat for anyone who doesn’t want Halloween to end!

Paying homage to our favourite slasher films of the ‘80s, Hell Fest is an exhilarating fever pitch of bloody chaos, played out across a lush neon playground where danger, and the next gruesome (and surprisingly inventive) kill, waits around every corner!

More than just a stylish setting, the theme park’s lavishly constructed labyrinth of grim attractions become characters in their own right, as we join the hapless teens in fearful suspense of what may simply be part of the festivities, or something more sinister.
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