INSIDIOUS Chapter 3 Finds Its Director

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Some pretty big news from the folks at the INSIDIOUS Chapter 3 camp. Actually from James Wan himself. He took to Facebook this afternoon to break the news that collaborator and partner in crime Leigh Whannell will be making his directorial debut with the third installment in this popular horror franchise. A bit of a surprise I must say, but it’s a good surprise. For my money, I’ve been a big fan of the work … Continue reading

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One Sheet For COOTIES Is Worth A Lick

COOTIES is one of those films in our near future that once you know it’s coming, you can’t wait for information so let me quench your need for information with the awesome news that the film has got itself and one sheet and it’s a keeper! Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan wrote the craziness while Jonathan Millott and Cary Murnion co-direct. An absolutely kick ass cast includes Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Insidious: What’s in a sequel

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Insidious Chapter 2 is enjoying remarkable box office success on its opening weekend, bringing in a whopping $42 million on a small $5 million budget. Incredible. The reviews have been mixed as best, however. At the time of this writing, the film has a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, a 39% on Metacritic and a B+ on CinemaScore. Listening to episode 24 of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, you will hear hosts The Black Saint and Thomas … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 24

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Insidious Chapter 2 is the top film this weekend but co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen do not agree on how good or bad the film is. James Wan has delivered a direct follow up to his monster hit, Insidious (2011), but is it too convoluted a successor or is it an incredibly scary follow-up. Check out the podcast to find out. Thomas offers up the recommendation this week, the dark, comedy-horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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Interview – James Wan and Leigh Whannell – INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2

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Got a nice little interview for you tonight with the men behind INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2, James Wan and Leigh Whannell. In this extensive little talk the pair talk about a myriad of things all having to do with the scary, scary time we are all about to have this Friday the 13th when we attack the local multi-plex and demand to be scared shitless. The interview pretty much speaks for itself, enjoy!

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A New Featurette For INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 Talks About Scaring People

Friday September 13th is almost here and that unofficial horror holiday this year brings us a special gift with the release of one of the genre most anticipated titles, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2. In celebration of the impending release the fine folks behind the film has let loose with another featurette and it’s a good one.

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Prepare For INSIDIOUS CHAPTER TWO With A New Motion Poster And A New Clip

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As we prepare for THE SUMMER OF WAN I thought we would veer away from THE CONJURING for a second and talk about James Wan’s other release this year, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER TWO. We have a while to wait on this one, the release date isn’t till Sept. 13th but the PR folks are already starting to churn out the cool ass promo. First up, how about a nifty motion poster:

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COOTIES Casts Up

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We talked about COOTIES a month or so back, remember? It’s the new one coming at us from Leigh Whannell and picked up Elijah Wood very early in the game. Tonight comes news of a rounded out cast, and it’s a good one. Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer and Jorge Garcia have all signed on the dotted line and will be along for the ride on COOTIES which tells the tale of a band … Continue reading

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SAW’S Leigh Whannell Wants To Give You COOTIES

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Nothing and I do mean nothing that Leigh Whannell or his partner in crime James Wan comes up with surprises me. These two are sort of the new “dynamic duo” or horror and no idea sounds too ridiculous or far-fetched to actually work and scare the living crap out of you which brings me to this next story. Leigh Whannell has come up with concept that will take you back to your elementary school days. … Continue reading

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New One Sheet For INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 Is As Disturbing As It Gets

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Been wondering where they were going to head with the promo for INSIDIOUS CHAPTER TWO and all has been answered with the release of the official one sheet for the film. While that poster could spook anyone, if you have children or grandchildren that image is one of the most disturbing things you can possibly imagine.

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New Trailer For INSIDIOUS Chapter 2 Ramps Up The Creep Factor

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The team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell have been giving us nightmares for years now and they are up to it again this time revisiting the whole gang from INSIDIOUS and it looks like things are gonna get creepy again. Got a press release hearalding the release of a brand new trailer and it’s some pretty good stuff: The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crush (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A secret admirer develops a murderous crush on a high school soccer star. REVIEW: A thoroughly professional thriller that draws good performances from its cast and delivers a winning blend of mystery, suspense and teenage romance. Scott (Lucas Till) has it all: not only is he the star of his high-school soccer team, he’s bright, popular and a hit with the girls.  His world comes to a juddering halt, however, when he injures his … Continue reading

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LIONSGATE Signs On For RITUAL

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Got word this afternoon that LIONSGATE has pick up the US distribution on a interesting sounding project titled RITUAL. Deadline got the exclusive of the multi-territory release in which LIONSGATE will hand the stateside distribution. It’s the directorial debut for Mickey Keating who also wrote the project. The film stars Leigh Whannell, Derek Phillips, Lisa Summerscales and Dean Cates. Synopsis The radio blares a 24-hour Halloween Weekend Fright Fest as Tom Moses drives deeper and … Continue reading

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Film Review: SAW (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Would you die to live? That’s what two men, Adam (Leigh Whannell) and Gordon (Cary Elwes), have to ask themselves when they’re paired up in a deadly situation. Abducted by a serial killer, they’re both holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that they may not be able to escape before their captor decides it’s time to dismantle their bodies in his signature way. Attempting to break free may kill them too, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dying Breed (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight years ago, Nina’s (Mirrah Foulkes) sister disappeared in the Australian backcountry while searching for the mythical Tasmanian tiger. With only one clue — a photograph of a mysterious paw print — in hand, Nina sets out to continue her sister’s work. But something else awaits Nina and her team: cannibalistic descendents of a 19th-century psycho known as “the Pieman.” Leigh Whannell (Saw) and Nathan Phillips co-star in this savage thriller. REVIEW: Presented in … Continue reading

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