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Filming Wraps for Summer of ’84 from Turbo Kid Directors

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A couple of months ago we got the first word on Summer of ‘84, a horror-thriller set in the early 1980s; and today we have an update that provides quite a bit more info now that filming has wrapped.

Co-produced and written by Matt Leslie along with writing partner Stephen J. Smith and directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell of RKSS (Turbo Kid), Summer of ‘84 explores the idea that every serial killer lives next door to someone. That chilling possibility is invigorating to 15-year old Davey Armstrong, who spends his summer with his three best friends investigating his police officer neighbor, Mr. Mackey, convinced he is the local serial killer all over the news.

Leading the ensemble cast are Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”) as Officer Wayne Mackey and Tiera Skovbye (“Riverdale”) as Nikki Kaszuba. They are joined by a quartet of talented young actors: Graham Verchere (“Fargo”) as Davey Armstrong, Judah Lewis (Demolition) as Tommy “Eats” Eaton, Caleb Emery (Fist Fight, Goosebumps) as Dale “Woody” Woodworth, and Cory Grüter-Andrew (pictured below; “The 100,” “Legends of Tomorrow”) as Curtis Farraday.

“Curtis Farraday is the ‘smart one’ of the four,” says Grüter-Andrew, who adds that he’s never been sadder to see a summer job end. “He looks up to Eats (Lewis) and wants to be cool and confident just like him but doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor. Compared to the other boys he’s a bit of a nerd, but he’s found a snug spot in this little group.”

As for what it was like working with three directors, Cory says, “RKSS is amazing because they work so well together. Yoann Whissell, also the brother of Anouk Whissell, works closely with the cast; whereas, François Simard works closely with Jean Phillip Bernier (our director of photography) to get the right angles to line up shots just right. He also storyboards everything and does an awesome job at it!”

Synopsis:
Growing up on a quiet cul-de-sac in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Davey’s desperate to believe there’s more to life than what he sees from his bedroom window. For him, every tabloid cover is a peek into the world as it really is, as it really must be past the borders of the humdrum neighborhood where he and his best friends Eats, Farraday, and Woody have grown up.

Sure, they spend their summers playing nighttime flashlight tag (“Manhunt”), riding their BMX bikes all over town, and spying on the hot, sometimes topless chick next door, Nikki… but Davey thirsts for more. As their investigation heats up, Davey and his best buds soon discover Mr. Mackey is on to them, and their suspicions quickly become all too real.

Cory Grüter-Andrew behind the scenes as Farraday in Summer of ’84

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film

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The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating

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Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

Synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations

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The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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