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Was the House at the End of the Street Where Resident Evil Lives Filled with Dredd?It was a great weekend for an action thriller about two cops ambushed in a bad part of town by drug dealers. Unfortunately for Dredd 3D, that movie was End of Watch. While it dueled with House at the End of the Street for #1, Resident Evil: Retribution got evicted from the top spot in a big way.

Despite almost universally negative reviews and middling word-of-mouth, House at the End of the Street ended the weekend neck-and-neck with both the Jake Gyllenhaal cop drama End of Watch and the Clint Eastwood baseball drama Trouble with the Curve for the top of the box office, according to Box Office Mojo. The tweener screamer’s $13 million put it in a virtual tie with End of Watch and only a couple hundred thousand dollars ahead of Eastwood’s latest, which may still take the top spot when the dust finally settles.

Whether you attribute the film’s strong opening to the PG-13 rating or Jennifer Lawrence’s post-Hunger Games star power, Relativity is happy its low budget teen horror flick opened this strong on what is being considered a relatively poor box office weekend for the movie industry. Don’t be surprised if audiences vacate the House at the End of the Street in droves next weekend.

Speaking of residences being vacated en masse, Resident Evil: Retribution suffered a near 70% freefall, taking it from last weekend’s comfortable first place to a $6.7 million fifth place. That’s the steepest second weekend drop ever for a Resident Evil movie, and its $33 million total is ten million behind the previous installment. The real money for this franchise remains overseas, particularly in Japan and Asia, where the name brand and 3D will assure it the financial success required to ensure many more sequels to come.

Audiences passed judgment on Dredd 3D and the verdict seemed to be indifference judging by its dreadful sixth place $6.3 million opening. These numbers yet again go to show how overrated internet word-of-mouth and fanboy film festival ravings can be, especially when the property in question is a movie based on a cult British comic book that’s only best known to mainstream audiences as the subject of a god awful Sylvester Stallone movie from seventeen years ago (that film was considered a flop in its day, and Dredd 3D didn’t even open half as well).

Dredd’s opening also, depressingly, continues to prove that R-rated action movies are still hard sells at the box office these days. Those hoping for the start of a new Judge Dredd franchise had better cross their fingers for strong showings internationally and on DVD/Blu-ray if they ever expect to see Karl Urban don that helmet again.

Next weekend horror goes back to the kids – and maybe even the dogs given some of the early reviews – when Hotel Transylvania opens featuring the voice of Adam Sandler as Dracula. Yeah, I think I’ll wait an extra week for Frankenweenie.

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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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