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Director Josh Vargas Talks Summer of SawWe told you about the new docudrama that’s based upon one of the most infamous films of all time, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a couple of days ago; and now director Josh Vargas has shed some light on what to expect from Summer of Saw.

“The movie that we’re doing with Marilyn [Burns] about the making of Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a feature film, not a documentary,” says Vargas. “There are more than a handful of good TCM docs out there, including one that I know is on the way. There would be no point in us doing one too. Rather, we feel that the best way to really bring the audience into that story is with a feature film. This is something that Marilyn, Parrish, Jason, and myself have been working on for about six months but wasn’t something we felt we should talk about until all of our ducks were in a row, financing was obtained, and we could say FOR CERTAIN that this movie was going to happen. We can honestly make all of those claims now.”

Vargas continues, “What we have planned is Texas Chain Saw Massacre in a way that has never been seen. The chaos that was the set of that movie is probably as intense as the movie itself. Anything from cast members accidentally ingesting marijuana, piles of dead cats being burned on set, to people accidentally shooting themselves up with formaldehyde while trying to embalm dead animals on set… and despite all of that and much more, these people made film history. That’s like the scrawny kid in class knocking out Mike Tyson. We wanna make something that people who hate horror movies can watch and, at the end of the day, have respect for the cast and crew for wrangling that rabid hellbeast of a film into the can.”

Summer of Saw is being produced by TCM‘s own Sally Hardesty – Marilyn Burns, Jason Poh, Joshua Allan Vargas, and Parrish Randall. Vargas is writing and directing. Shooting is set for August in Groesbeck, Texas.

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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?

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You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

Synopsis:

In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes

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Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.

Strange.

That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

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In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy

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It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

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Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship; but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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