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In case you missed it when it launched, here is the world premiere of the trailer for Summit’s upcoming Halloween offering, Sinister (review here)! Check out the spookiness and get excited!

From a script by director Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, the film stars James Ransone, Ethan Hawke, and Juliet Rylance. Look for it in theatres on October 5th.



Post Trailer Debut Twitter Chat Transcript

@AlexMcNeill93: What inspired the premise and ideas behind Sinister? #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: I had a nightmare about finding the box of movies in my attic, including the opening shot of the film. Freaked me the out.

@thekelseycooke: Ethan- what made you choose this project? #SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: the exorcism of emily rose

@KaiserJohnson: Was that Vincent DOnofrio on Skype? #SeeSinister

Scott Derrickson: Yes that was!

@jennifercallagh: How long did it take to make the movie? #SeeSinister

Jason Blum: six horrifying months

@thekelseycooke: Give me your best on-set story in 140 characters- GO! #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: night shoots got so rough one week, we actually got our own specialty coffee truck. #nosleep

@Bryanw702: Whats scarier, Sinister or Insidious? Insidious scared the shit outta me!! #SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: the producers want me to give a politically correct answer, but I can tell you: SINISTER.

@WesNichols14:
Have you ever heard of the urban legend of Slender Man? this reminded me of it anyway looks great #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: Very familiar. Its got an interesting history to it. There’s a film about him coming, and we avoided.

@patrickdmusic: did you also direct the creepy 8mm mini films that @ehawkeofficial watches in the movie?

Scott Derrickson: Yes, I directed all of the footage in the film, including the 8mm footage.

@Bryanw702: How bloody/gory is Sinister?

Scott Derrickson: The “R” rating is for “disturbing images and terror” not gore.

@Just_in_time3: #SeeSinister so far it has a 100% on rotten tomatoes! Is it really that scary!?

Jason Blum: that scary and that GOOD.

@jennifercallagh: Has the cast already seen the movie or do they have to wait till the premiere?#SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: saw it at SXSW, but the rest of the cast wasnt there. donofrio is gonna watch it on skype.

@telluridehorror: Is the film going to see a wide release?

Scott Derrickson: Yes it will play everywhere.

@johnnydonaldson: #SeeSinister looks really scary. We need more genuinely scary. Where idea 4 it come from?

C. Robert Cargill: Had a nightmare after watching THE RING, thought it would make a good movie and worked on a story for it.

@sarazarr: will people who hardcorely never watch horror find it scary? #cowards (I did see The Shining…)

Scott Derrickson: SaraZarr its going to mess people like you up for life!

@TheTrueBrendanF: Just saw the #SeeSinister trailer. Haven’t seen a horror movie tackle pagan themes in a long long time. Got a nice CHANGELING-y vibe from it

C. Robert Cargill: Changeling was a big inspiration for me and Scott, so we take that as a big compliment

@armstrongda: Besides being a great debut for the Sinister trailer, does this mark the Twitter debut of @EHawkeOfficial?

Ethan Hawke: It is true, I am no longer a twitter virgin – i just popped my tweet cherry


Synopsis
SINISTER is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films and the writer-director of THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.

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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.

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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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Totem Review – It’s Not Always A Bad Thing To Look Up From The Bottom Level, If You Like That View

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Starring Kerris Dorsey, James Tupper, Ahna O’Reilly

Directed by Marcel Sarmiento


Following the untimely death of a family’s matriarchal figure, a young woman finds out that managing to hold all of the pieces in place becomes increasingly more difficult when otherworldly infiltrators make their presence felt. We’re going to have to work our way up this Totem, as

17 year old Kellie is the leading lady of the home following the passing of her mother Lexy, and with a needy father and tiny tot of a baby sister, she still keeps things in working order, regardless of the rather large hole that’s been left in the dynamic due to the death. Kellie’s dad after a while decides to ask his lady-friend to move in with the family, so that everyone can move onto a more peaceful existence…yeah, because those types of instances always seem to work seamlessly. As fate would have it, Kellie’s sense of pride is now taking a beating with the new woman in the mix, and her little sister’s new “visitor” is even more disturbed by this intruder – only question is, exactly who is this supernatural pal of sorts? Is it the spirit of their dead mother standing by to keep watch over the family, or is it something that’s found its way to this group, and has much more evil intentions at hand?

What works here is the context of something innately malicious that has found its way into the home – there are only a couple moments that come off as unsettling, but the notion of having to weave through more than half the film acting as a sullen-teen drama is rather painful. The presentation of the “broken family” is one that’s been done to death, and with better results overall, and that’s not to say that the movie is a complete loss, it just takes far too much weeding through at times stale performances and even more stagnant pacing to get to a moderately decent late-stage conclusion to the film. Under the direction of Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), I’d truly hoped for something a bit more along the lines of a disturbing project such as that one, but the only thing disturbing was the time I’d invested in checking this one out. My best advice is to tune into the Lifetime channel if you want a sulky teen-melodrama with a tinge of horror, or you could simply jump into this one and work your way up…but it’s a LONG way to the top.

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Sulky, moody, and ridden with teen-angst buried in the middle of a supernatural mystery – SOUNDS like a decent premise, doesn’t it?

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