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Hoia-Baciu Forest: Beyond the Legend Explores One of Transylvania’s Greatest Mysteries

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In addition to stuffing my cranium with horror films, no-budget trash, old movies, and obscure kung fu flicks, I have an almost insatiable thirst for documentaries. It doesn’t matter what subject the film covers — food, cinema, and history are a few of my favorites — I’ll gladly consume anything that expands my horizons. That said, I’m always on the lookout for documentaries that explore the strange and unusual, especially when the topic hasn’t been widely covered.

Filmmaker Paul Dadrian, with a little help from his Indiegogo campaign, wants to explore a mystery set within the heart of Transylvania. Once he has enough money to cover expenses, Dadrian will piece together a very intriguing documentary entitled Hoia-Baciu Forest: Beyond the Legend. Judging from the synopsis on the film’s campaign page, Dadrian has an interesting story to tell.

Hoia-Baciu Forest, one of the most mysterious places in the world, lays a few kilometers away from the city of Cluj-Napoca, also known as the “heart of Transylvania.” Locals nearby are familiar with the strange powers detained by the forest. The phenomena manifested there, beyond their power of understanding, prompted them not to ask reckless questions. Because of fear, the forest remained, for a long period of time, shrouded in the unknown. Until the ‘60s, when biologist Alexandru Sift began an intense study of the phenomena manifested there in an attempt to solve the mystery. In 1968, newspapers around the world published wonderful photos of a UFO that had just flown over the area. The photos were studied in research institutes from Europe and the US, all cataloging the picture as authentic. Since then, Hoia-Baciu Forest has become a living legend.

Interested to learn more about the story behind Hoia-Baciu Forest: Beyond the Legend? Have a look at the informative pitch video below. And if you’d love to see this documentary come to fruition, consider dropping some spare cash in the film’s digital collection plate.

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Ghost Stories Gets Freaky New Retro Poster

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Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman’s new British horror anthology Ghost Stories starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) hit select theaters and VOD today.

And to celebrate, we have a creepy, cool, and quite honestly scary retro poster for the film which our own Jonathan Barkan called A Truly Unsettling Journey in his recent SXSW review.

You can check it out to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman and stars Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, and Jill Halfpenny. The horror anthology is in select theaters and on VOD as of today.

Synopsis:

Professor Goodman, a psychologist, and skeptic, who has his rationality tested when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings.

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Netflix’s Mindhunter Season 2 Begins Filming This Month!

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Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you but I’m a major fan of the first season of Netflix’s David Fincher series Mindhunter. In fact, I called the series The Best Netflix Original Series to Date in my season one review a few months back.

And it’s with this in mind that I’m excited as hell to pass along the news via The Playlist that Mindhunter season 2 will begin shooting at the end of this month (!) with Fincher and crew are gearing up for a lengthy shoot in Pittsburgh after having been in pre-production for the past few months.

Are you excited about the upcoming second season of David Fincher and Netflix’s Mindhunter? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of season one in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The first season is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Synopsis:

Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain’s mind to figure out how he thinks. That’s the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling. The crime drama has a strong pedigree behind the camera, with Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron among the show’s executive producers.

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Masters of the Universe Reboot Snags New Director(s)

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Four months ago we let you guys know that David S. Goyer was going to be directing the upcoming big-budget reboot of Masters of the Universe… but he has since dropped out of the director’s chair.

That said, Sony still views the He-Man property as a hot commodity and hopes this reboot will kick off a major new franchise, so today we have news via Variety that the reboot has snagged new directors in the form of The Nee Brothers.

The brothers co-directed the indie-thriller Band of Robbers. And while Goyer passed on directing the film, he’s still attached as writer/executive producer, and sources say he’s still extremely involved in the film’s development.

Are you excited for the upcoming reboot of Masters of the Universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The reboot is set to hit theaters December 18th, 2019.

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Based on the beloved Mattel toy line, which spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987 film. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia. Dolph Lundgren starred in the original pic as the title character, while Frank Langella played the villainous Skeletor.

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