The new Halloween was a big success this weekend, grossing an estimated $US77.5 ($109) million over its first weekend. It’s the 11th film in the Halloween franchise, but only the second in the story it’s telling, and that story has an explosive ending that we’re excited to dissect now that the film is out.
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Blumhouse Productions is everywhere right now. In addition to the successful The Purge series, which continues with a TV show this spring, the horror studio is breaking into Hollywood adaptations with the latest Halloween movie, and continuing M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable series with Glass. There’s a lot to talk about, and we’re going to dive into it all.
Video: To call the first trailer for Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween reboot "scary" is an understatement. It isn't just horrific or unsettling - it's something much more that will leave you feeling cold, terrified, and hyped as hell to see the movie.
Fans were surprised last year when Blumhouse founder Jason Blum said that USA Network and Syfy's planned The Purge TV show would showcase the other 364 non-Purge days of the year. It left us wondering how much murder and mayhem we were actually going to be seeing. Luckily, executive producer James DeMonaco has the answer: It's still a lot.
John Ridley's been a screenwriter and producer for decades, known for his work on Three Kings, 12 Years A Slave and American Crime. But he's also been creating an entire comic universe, too, in his historical superhero series The American Way, published by DC Comics. Today we learned those comics are going to be the basis of a major motion picture from the studio that produced Get Out.
Blumhouse's new horror flick Truth or Dare came out last Thursday, and it's just awful. It's about a group of friends who are essentially being attacked by a malevolent, sentient game of Truth or Dare. It's dumb and boring, the characters are terrible, and it's never, ever scary. But it does have one bright spot: The ending, which is so incredibly stupid, evil, hilarious, and out of place it's amazing. But don't watch the movie to see it - just read this.
The new Halloween movie is sidestepping everything in the franchise that's happened since the first movie - and the multiple timelines that have wreaked havoc on Halloween continuity - which means it's time to say hello... err, again to Jamie Lee Curtis' horror icon Laurie Strode.
It might be a match made in hell. Todd McFarlane, creator of Image Comics' flagship character Spawn, has announced he's partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions -- the company that produced Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed horror-suspense movie Get Out -- to bring the character back to the big screen. According to Deadline, McFarlane will write the first draft of the screenplay and will also direct.