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Leigh Whannell’s New Blumhouse Sci-Fi Horror Film Rated R for “Strong Violence, Grisly Images, and Language”

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A while back we brought you guys news on Saw and Insidious screenwriter Leigh Whannell’s new feature as director. It was called Stem but now it’s called Upgrade.

Whannell just wrote and directed the film featuring Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus, The Invitation) and today we have word that the flick has scored an R-rating from the MPAA for “strong violence, grisly images, and language.”

Sounds about right to me as Whannell has never been one to shy away from blood and gore. Oh, wait. He kinda has… Insidious and Dead Silence are relatively bloodless, and hell, the original Saw isn’t even as gory as people may remember.

I think this will be cool to see Whannell cut loose again like he did on some of those Saw sequels. Are you excited to check out the film this summer? Let us know below!

Upgrade is written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Insidious) and stars Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Betty Gabriel (Get Out), Harrison Gilbertson, Simon Maiden, and Benedict Hardie. Jason Blum produces along with Kylie du Fresne, and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, while Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, and Ben Grant are executive producers.

The film premieres at SXSW March 10 and then Blumhouse will release the film under its Blumhouse Tilt banner June 1, 2018.

Synopsis:

Grey Trace is a technophobe in a utopian near-future when computers control nearly everything – from cars to crime-surveillance – who is paralyzed in a freak mugging. But when a billionaire technologist offers him an experimental paralysis cure – an implanted computer chip called STEM – Grey finds that the chip has a voice and a mind of its own.

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New Gremlins a Reboot, Prequel, or Sequel?

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What’s the deal with Gremlins 3? Recently the original film’s director Joe Dante told us that the film will be a prequel and today we have news that it will be a complete reboot.

What gives? Well, Metro USA spoke to Columbus recently and the man dropped some interesting info on the (possible) upcoming Gremlins film.

Gremlins we are actively talking about that. So that’s what I am working on with my production company 1492 Pictures.”

He then adds: “It will almost definitely be a reboot.”

I’m thinking Chris Columbus knows what he’s talking about considering he’s not only producing this new movie but he was also the screenwriter on the 1984 classic. Who do you believe? Does it even matter? Reboot, prequel, or sequel, I know I’ll be there opening night.

What about you? Do you care what studios call the film as long as it has Gizmo in it? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:

A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.

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Watch This Weekly Podcast Episode 9: Party On!

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Another weekend and another round of picks to get you through it! What should you be watching to get your horror fix? Tune in, and find out!

Want a teaser? Included in this episode are the films Party Bus from Hell, Deep Blue Sea 2, and The Devil and Father Amorth.

On Watch This Weekly we’ll be giving you some brief recommendations regarding what horror flicks are on their way and what you should be watching! Couple that with everything that’s going on with Dread Central Presents and maybe a special guest here and there, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy guide to set up your horror-watching week!

Make sure to subscribe to this podcast and all Dread Central podcasts on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Ash vs Evil Dead Has Been Cancelled; Bruce Campbell Tweets Emotional Message

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It’s looking like lackluster ratings have nailed the final coffin in STARZ’ “Ash vs Evil Dead” as the series has been cancelled. Taking to Twitter, Bruce Campbell gave an emotional message that pays respect not just to the series but also to the history of the Evil Dead franchise itself.

Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you!” Williams wrote, attaching an image of himself as Ash with the message, “Ash has left the building.


Starring Campbell alongside Ray Santiago, Dan DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless, “Ash vs Evil Dead” followed the exploits of Ash Williams as he fought the Deadite hordes decades after his original encounters. Crass, violent, over-the-top, and an absolute blast, it’s a damn shame that the series is coming to an end, especially now that we’ve met Ash’s daughter, Brandy, and a fourth season may very well have allowed Raimi and Co. to pass the torch along to a new generation.

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