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Remembering George A. Romero by Tiffany Shepis

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Romero was not just an amazing filmmaker, the man was a film icon. No matter who you talk to, could be a true blue horror fan or a woman who prefers romcoms…all have at least heard the name George A. Romero.

In a time when there are so many choices with many great shows and movies to choose from, most horror fans will still say their favorite is Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, The Crazies etc. This man and his films are LOVED among horror fans everywhere.

What Romero and John started with NOTLD is what paved the road for the countless zombies that walked after.

His movies inspired countless directors, writers and actors. His movies scared the shit out of people. His movies were full of life, which is strange when most were about things no longer living… the undead.

What a career, what a great man to his fans. RIP

– Tiffany Shepis

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How Did THE FIRST PURGE Come About?

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This July we will see the beginnings of The Purge universe with the prequel The First Purge. Franchise creator James DeMonaco recently spoke to EW and dropped a new official image (which you can see above) and also talked a bit about how this first purge came to be.

Marisa Tomei’s characters is a psychologist who is responsible for the idea of the Purge, and Demonaco says, “She feels that a societal catharsis would be good. She is a psychologist who has created the Purge, and she actually does believe it’s something that society needs. It’s a very angry society. She’s seen a citizenry that is rioting quite often in the country. She actually believes in — it’s a weird thing to say — the purity of what the Purge might do and she wants to try the experiment. She doesn’t see that the government, the NFFA, who’s putting it into effect has a completely different agenda.”

But why would Staten Island residents agree to be Purge guinea pigs?

There’s a monetary component, meaning if you participate, and you stay on the island during the Purge, you will receive a $5,000 stipend,” says DeMonaco. “So, mostly, poor people stay and rich people leave. But obviously there’s twists and turns, and government manipulation, and all these allusions to the Trump administration.”

Was that DeMonaco’s idea to post the film’s teaser during this year’s State of the Union address?

No, I wish it was, man,” he says. “Universal marketing has always — and I give them credit for this — you know, they’re very subversive. The movies are subversive, and they’ve pushed the subversive angle, and they jumped on that, and I think they saw the script was subversive in a way that they could use, and they always push the political content. Is [the film] about Trump? Listen, I think good science fiction puts a mirror up to society. What people respond to with The Purge is that it is reflecting on our times, where many people feel that they’re not being taken care of. So, I think that it definitely reflects what’s happening right now.”

Are you excited about The First Purge? 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 by Gerard McMurray from a screenplay by James DeMonaco and stars Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei.

The First Purge begins July 4th, 2018.

Synopsis:

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

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Confirmed: A QUIET PLACE 2 in the Works with Krasinski

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We’ve been getting a ton of news out of this year’s CinemaCon but nothing has delighted more than this news regarding the sequel to John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place.

Turns out that Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos confirmed that A Quiet Place 2 is being developed with John Krasinski!

The news comes to us via our buddies over at JoBlo on Twitter who posted the news late last night. Very cool!

That’s all we have to go on at the moment, but we will make sure to keep on top of any news we hear regarding this sequel and send it along as soon as possible.

How excited are you that there is a sequel to A Quiet Place in the works at Paramount? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

A Quiet Place is now playing in theaters.

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Gameplay Footage From THE SINKING CITY Revealed in New Video

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Frogwares has released their first Q&A video for The Sinking City, their open world action/adventure game that draws heavily upon the works and themes of H.P. Lovecraft. In the video, Community Manager Sergey Oganesyan tackles several questions that the developer has received via various social media platforms. To supplement the answers, footage from the game has been added which gives a taste as to how the game will play out.

In Oganesyan’s own words, “The Sinking City is a third person open world game which takes place in the 1920’s United States and it is heavily inspired by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Yes, we do have a city, Oakmont, that you can explore at your will.

“In terms of gameplay, it’s more of a detective game, so you will be solving crimes and unveiling numerous dark crimes and secrets of Oakmont and its people. You know, investigating crime scenes, talking to witnesses, tracking down killers… All of that in a supernatural and often hostile environment. But The Sinking City also has, at the same time, a proper combat system. We have guns, we have weapons, we have traps, we have complimentary skills for you to unlock. And, of course, we have monsters that will haunt you all over the city.

“How long is it going to take you to beat the game? We’re aiming for around 30, maybe 40 hours of playtime. That is if you want to complete the main quest and a majority of side quests. But you can easily go above that if you’re a completionist or just want to see all the different endings.

To learn more about The Sinking City, make sure to read our interviews with Narrative Lead Sergey Ten and Concept Artist Andrey Roscha.

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