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Things Got Spooky FOR REAL During Last Night’s #Brainwaves Episode 55

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Last night on Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio, our guest was paranormal personality Dark Waters. From the get-go the night was weird. I ate dinner and became immediately ill. Was in the bathroom three times and was sweating profusely. At one point I was like, “Man, I hope I’m okay enough to do the show.” Thankfully, everything settled down in time.

Then I couldn’t get my broadcasting software to work. Something I’ve done dozens of times. It was nearly airtime, and I had to shut everything down and restart. During this time both my station manager, TJ, and co-host, Joe Knetter, couldn’t get Skype to work on their end no matter what they tried. Joe ended up finally getting on about 5 minutes into the show.

Finally we were off, and it was business as usual (except for Joe and Barkan’s obsession with knuckles, but that’s another story). At 9:05 pm Dark Waters came on, and we started discussing a multitude of things. You can check out the entire Episode 55 here. During the call Waters explained that sometimes when he’s talking with people on the phone, he can sense when it is time to stop. Some… things apparently can travel when spoken about. Sort of like when you pay too much attention to something that you shouldn’t, you end up fueling it even more. But the show went off smoothly, and we all had a good time.

During it, though, one of our listeners, Andrew Challand, tweeted, “Street light in front of my house just went out. RIP me. Bout to get eaten by dogman. I’m honestly a little creep’d out. The only reason that thing has ever gone out in 30 years is due to storms.” Last night his weather was clear.

After I wrapped up, I turned to Deb to get a reaction from her about the show as I always do. She said it was great, but… she thought she had seen “something” float by out of the corner of her eye. Here’s what happened in her words:

“So, the interview was wrapping up, and I was brushing my teeth, listening to the end of Dark Waters’ story about his tense – and intense – encounter with a group of dogmen. The hairs on my neck started standing up, and one of our cats – a black & white one (mostly white) – jumped up on the sink in front of me to drink some water from the faucet. Then, a few seconds later, just out of my peripheral vision, I could have sworn she walked by behind me. And then a white shape kind up floated up. I wasn’t super scared, just kind of like, “Whoa… that was fucking weird.”

We didn’t give it too much thought afterwards and chalked it up to being just residual spooky after listening to Waters spin some truly at times terrifying yarns. However, when I finally got to sleep, I ended up having nightmares the entire time. Nothing particularly scary, more on the side of finding myself in one really sad situation after the other. I woke up today restless and feeling very melancholy.

To top things off, I then got this text from Joe: “Hey man. Any weird shit happen to you last night? I saw shadows in my room and Sarah woke up with scratches all over her back.” I’ll let him further elaborate…

I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, which is common for me,” said Joe. “I go through bouts of insomnia often. I was lying in bed around 3:00 AM or so trying to relax when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. I looked over to the dark corner by my bedroom door and saw a shadow move from that corner to the wall next to me before disappearing. The shadows are things I’ve seen before when we lived in a house by a cemetery. I’ve also seen them at Waverly Hills when we spent the night there. I wasn’t going to share it with Sarah [French] but after she told me about the scratches I figured I had to. Which is why we asked you if anything weird happened. I didn’t expect you to say yes.

I woke up in the middle of the night feeling like my back was on fire,” said French. “It was weird. I thought my shirt was irritating my skin. I took my shirt off and went back to sleep. it was about 3:00 AM. This morning I noticed scratches on my back. They are very painful. I certainly can’t explain it.

Sarah Scratches

It should be noted that Sarah took part in a ghost hunting pilot a few days before and captured some weird shit in photos (we can’t share them at the present time). We talked about the photos on the air, though, if you want to learn more.

I told our station manager, TJ, everything this morning, and he said, “Funny you say that… Last night out of the corner of my eye, I saw something move in the hallway.

And more listeners have come forward on social media…

Short version, woke power was out checked outside came in and EVERYTHING in the house was on. Door was wide open heard and saw trash fall.” – Jennifer Pearl on Twitter.

I was fine until a certain story [and] then I felt like I wasn’t alone, although no one else was here with me. It felt like something touched me on my shoulder more than once. I [too] had nightmares last night. A woman was chasing me through the woods [and] I woke up just as she got closer but kept having this dream.” – Tammy Miller on Twitter.

Could not sleep last night. Kept seeing stuff to the right of me in bed, out of the corner of my eye. No joke.” – David Hahn on Facebook.

Now I’m not saying that any of this, except for the scratches, is anything more than just us spooking ourselves. It could all very well be some weird coincidence and we’re playing a scary game of connect the dots. It does make you wonder, though. So tell us… anything happen to you while listening to this particular episode? Are we all just nuts?

Contact us @brainwavesradio on Twitter and Brainwaves on Facebook to let us know.

The jury is still out.

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Whatever Happened to John Gulager’s Children of the Corn: Runaway?

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Sometimes a movie goes into production and then seemingly disappears from the world altogether. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. Usually, Dimension is involved.

Ouch. But true.

Such as Amityville: The Awakening which was filmed in 2014 but didn’t get released until recently this year (3 years). And All the Boys Love Mandy Lane which was completed in 2006 but didn’t see release until September of 2013 – a whopping 7 years!

Another such movie you may not have even heard about – or more specifically – may not remember hearing about is the lost Children of the Corn sequel from Feast-director John Gulager called Children of the Corn: Runaway.

What follows is the history of the film as best as we could piece together, along with a possible update on just when we might expect to see this missing sequel.

It’s worth noting right off the top that this film is closely linked to yet another Dimension film which still has yet to see the light of day, Hellraiser: Judgment. Both films were produced around the same time, in the same area, under producer Michael Leahy.

Anyhow, the first word we heard on the production of Children of the Corn: Runaway came on March 21, 2016, when it was merely rumored that there was a new Children of the Corn movie secretly being filmed in Oklahoma City, OK.

It was thought at the time (and most likely true) that Dimension was rushing out a sequel so they could keep the rights to the franchise, regardless if they had a release plan or not.

That same day we learned that the new film was directed by John Gulager and was going by the title Children of the Corn: Runaway. We also learned the film was currently shooting in Oklahoma City, OK and the surrounding area including Luther and Coyle and that filming would wrap on April 2nd of that year.

Joel Soisson was rumored as the screenwriter for the new film, and Gatlin Returns, Inc. (natch) was producing with Mike Leahy, Joel Soisson, and Sean Patrick Eaton.

At the time, the plot of the movie was rumored to be:
A young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.

Then all of this info was confirmed the very next day by press release.

A month later on April 13, 2016, we got a bevy of behind the scenes pics via News OK – all courtesy of Nathan Poppe – and you can check all of those out below.

After that? Nada. Total silence for 19 months. Children of the Corn: Runaway seemed to fall off the edge of the world. Just like Hellraiser: Judgment.

But unlike Judgment, which gets fairly regular updates via new Pinhead Paul T. Taylor and director Gary J. Tunnicliffe, no one seems to be talking about Runaway. At all.

What’s the deal?

Truthfully, we’re still not sure. In the researching of this article, we reached out to director John Gulager, writer Joel Soisson, producer Michael Leahy, and new Malachi actor Blaine Maye. But all of these leads came up fruitless.

That is until I attempted to contact lead actress Marci Miller.

While I was unable to contact her directly, I did take a look at her Instagram, where I was able to confirm that the film is currently doing some ADR and will be shooting for a February/March release date.

Here is her post:

Children of the Corn #ComingSoon

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And if you look closely, you can see that a fan asked (and I’m paraphrasing):

“When will the movie be released?”

And below you will see Miller’s reply:

“February/March.”

For now, that is all the new info we can find on Children of the Corn: Runaway.

That said, with Dimension and the Weinstein Company going under recently, maybe another top horror producer (You listening, Jason Blum?) will snatch up the rights to this and Hellraiser: Judgement and we will finally see the films released.

After all, in the above-mentioned set-visit from NEW OK, producer Michael Leahy said this about Children of the Corn: Runaway and Hellraiser: Judgment:

“We’ve had a lot of fun,” Leahy told the site back in 2016. “Blood has been flowing here in Oklahoma City. These are two horror films that are going to be seen by a core audience.”

Yeah, we’ll see about that…

We’re not trying to be pessimistic here, but really this is getting ridiculous at this point. Will we ever see Children of the Corn: Runaway and/or Hellraiser: Judgment? Your guess is, unfortunately, as good as mine.

Fingers crossed. We’ll let you know when we hear more.

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Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date

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Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

Special features:
*Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
*Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
*Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
*Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
*Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
*Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
*Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
*Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
*A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
*Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
*Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
*Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
*“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
*Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
*Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
*Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
*Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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