The classic that redefined the horror-film genre is prepping to scare up an entirely new generation. This HALLOWEEN the thrills and chills will be courtesy of none other than Jamie Lee Curtis, the original Scream Queen!
The night he came home. The tagline to creator/director John Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror film changed the way audiences gathered in darkened theaters — suddenly the experience became incredibly interactive. It begins from the eerie perspective of a pair of eyes through a Halloween clown mask as the gruesome murder of a young woman unfurls before our eyes. By the time we’ve had a moment to collect ourselves from that horror, the murderer is revealed…a six year-old named Michael Myers!
40 years later after a mad slaughter on his hometown, Michael Myers will return on the night that made him a nightmarish urban legend, on October 19th Halloween returns to the big screen, and it’s brining back the original Scream Queen! Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the role that made her a star, reprising her role as Laurie Strode, the only survivor of Michael Myers’ bloodlust, but can even Laurie escape her psychotic serial killer brother’s rage when he dons the mask to exact his terror on the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois and finish what he started.
This will also mark the first time that Carpenter will be returning to the franchise that he started, as he steps into the role of executive producer, raising many fan expectations that after several sequels and reboot Halloween is back on track to scare audiences once again! This film promises to examine a bit more of Myers’ psyche, though not as intricately as the films created by Rob Zombie which were largely regarded by the fandom as too “far out” from the enigma and force of nature that first appeared on the screen.
Here is the first trailer for Halloween which hits theaters in October:
The Wizarding World is coming alive once again as the magic of Harry Potter’s world grows by leaps and bounds in the trailer for the upcoming follow-up to Fantastic Beasts.
It was obvious from the get go…author J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World was much more than even its creator could have ever imagined. After the successful sequence of Harry Potter films based on the beloved novels, such a mythic and epic construct would eventually give way to even bigger creatures. With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald the narrative adventures of magi-zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) continue.
The trailer features the first glimpses of actor Jude Law who is stepping into the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore, the future headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Though many had speculated as to whether or not Warner Bros. would be able to perpetuate this franchise without the benefit of the more familiar Harry Potter at the center; with a startling complex and critically well received first installment Fantastic Beasts is on firm ground.
With Johnny Depp also taking a centrifugal role in this chapter, the stakes have certainly increased and the significance of Newt Scamander to the overall mythology is much more broadly explored.
Check out the trailer here:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released in theaters in the fall of 2018.
The X-Men’s Universe is about to get very dark! 20th Century Fox has released its first trailer for the upcoming next installment of their highly successor X-Men films franchise. The highly provocative “first look” at The New Mutants sets up some very sinister implications of a world that not only fears and hunts the extraordinarily gifted among them, but exists to frighten them most into submission!
Here is a look at the trailer:
The film directed by Josh Boone is an adaptation of the premiere spin-off of the Marvel Comics comic book The Uncanny X-Men which expanded the world of the imprints most popular characters at the time by including a “new generation” of untrained young people who were also gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier, the X-Men’s mentor and founder. The series was written by Chris Claremont who is responsible for the X-Men’s best-selling run.
Among the familiar faces appearing in the film which will be released in 2018, Game of Thrones fans will recognize Maisie Williams who will embody (most appropriately) the role of Rahne Sinclair, the ferrel beauty known as Wolfsbane. In the book, Rahne is the most obvious link between the two team, being the niece of Dr. Moira MacTaggert, a colleague of Professor X’s who is played by actress Rose Byrne in the films.
Other familiar “New Mutants” that will be appearing in the film include Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot and Magik, the younger sister of the X-Men known as Colossus. The New Mutants is released through 20th Century Fox and will be released in theaters in 2018.