MTV’s updated take on the Scream concept has debuted to mixed acclaim, particularly the decision to forgo the classic “Ghostface” mask that so defined the franchise. Now, our first look at the new mask has arrived, and … well, the word “frightening” comes to mind, though perhaps not as they’d hoped.
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NBC’s Hannibal put a darkly dreamy spin on one of cinema’s most iconic villains, but did you know the network ordered the series on the strength of creator Bryan Fuller’s pilot script alone? Or that it has its own chef to craft its culinary cannibal delights? These are just some of the delicious morsels to savor in the ninth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which serves up an appetizing look at NBC’s Hannibal!
Last week came the news that director Cary Fukanaga had left Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s IT following “creative differences” over the film. It wasn’t entirely surprising news (Fukanaga has a reputation for being an exacting and demanding director with little experience in the studio system), but it left the project in a state of limbo. We’ve since heard conflicting the reports — The project is dead! No wait, it’s not dead! Hold on, it’s dead again! — but as the studio figures out what they want to do, we can now take a look at what they almost did.
For a little while there, The Green Inferno looked like it was dead, buried and gone for good. Now, Eli Roth’s cannibal horror movie has finally emerged from whatever distribution hell was keeping it down. It has a release and everything! Sure, it’ll open in theaters after his fifth film, Knock Knock, has come and gone, but that’s better than nothing, right?
Insidious, the 2010 horror movie from director James Wan, made almost $100 million and has spawned a trilogy of films. But, the original was shot with a budget of just $1.5 million and produced in just three weeks! That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes a trip into The Further with Insidious!
NBC’s Hannibal has committed such outlandish crimes as stuffing human bodies into trees, horse innards, even actual stuffing, but creator Bryan Fuller draws the line at depicting sexual violence. A recent interview sees the showrunner adamant about working around depictions of rape, but still defending their necessity in shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead won’t officially get groovy until its fall 2015 premiere, but our favorite former S-Mart stockboy was going to have to bloody up that chainsaw sooner or later. Hail to the King with a new revved up promo fro Ash’s glorious Deadite-sawing return.
The good Doctor Lecter will resurface abroad for Hannibal Season 3's “Antipasto” premiere next week, but why wait for an appetizer? The first full clip from Season 3 has arrived, giving the cannibal killer an opportunity to double-fist his next victim. Uh, figuratively.
On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.
The other day we learned that Cary Fukunaga had departed the two-part big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It, following a move from Warner Bros. to New Line. The reason given for his departure was the standard “creative differences” along with reported budget cuts. The latest rumor about the film is definitely interesting: It has moved back over to Warner Bros., which is currently seeking a new director to move ahead with the project.