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Box Office: The Purge May Become an American Box Office TraditionThus far this year not a single horror movie has been able to gross more than $33 million. The Purge: Anarchy nearly topped that in its opening weekend. Perhaps purging is on its way to becoming an American tradition after all.

The Purge opened to $34 million a little over a year ago. The hastily produced follow-up brought in $28 million its opening weekend. That was good enough to boost the Universal/Blumhouse production to second place for the slow weekend that continued to be dominated by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Given the initial installment of The Purge was made for $3 million and this heavily John Carpenter-inspired follow-up cost only $9 million, the likelihood of this becoming an ongoing franchise seems assured. We’ll know for sure that The Purge has achieved franchise status when The Asylum produces a mockbuster entitled The Binge.

As mentioned, apes ruled the box office for the second week in a row. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $36 million in its second weekend, bringing its two-week total to $139 million. Safe to say we can expect the next “(BLANK) of the Planet of the Apes” in 2-3 years. Given how movie titles work these days and the franchise has already used “rise of” and “dawn of,” I’m fully expecting the next film in the series to be titled either Age of the Planet of the Apes or Resurrection of the Planet of the Apes.

Remember Deliver Us from Evil? The “inspired by true events” demonic possession police procedural has already dropped out of the top 10 and looks to end its theatrical run at just barely over $30 million.

Unless you count the terror of tornadoes (Into the Storm), the horror genre doesn’t return to the big screen until the end of August, when As Above, So Below and Jessabelle open on the same weekend…

What’s that? Oh? Jessabelle has been bumped to November and will debut simultaneously on VOD, meaning its originally scheduled wide release will now most likely be a limited run. Does this mean that Jessabelle is a casualty of Hollywood taking notice that audiences aren’t flocking to ghostly horror films like they had been?

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Inside Remake Gets New Poster and U.S. Release Date

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It’s about time.

It has been a whopping four months since we shared with you guys the red band trailer for the upcoming English language remake of Inside starring Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring.

Today we have an all-new poster for the film (via our buddies at Arrow in the Head), and the one-sheet also boasts the remake’s U.S. release date. Yes, Inside will be hitting Stateside on January 12, 2018.

You can click on the poster to the right to check it out in higher-res. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’re planning to check out this remake in the comments below!

Miguel Ángel Vivas directed the Inside remake.

Produced by Adrian Guerra and Nuria Valls at Spain’s Nostromo Pictures, the remake was written by Manu Diez and [REC] creator/co-director Jaume Balaguero. “We took the original idea and made it an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more Hitchcock-ian than a splatter-fest,” said Guerra.

Again, Inside hits U.S. theaters and VOD January 12, 2018.

Synopsis:
Pregnant and depressed, a young widow tries to rebuild her life following the fateful car accident where she lost her husband and partially lost her hearing. Now, about to go into labor, she’s living in a remote house in the suburbs when, one Christmas night, she receives an unexpected visit from another woman with a devastating objective: to rip the child she’s carrying from inside her. But a mother’s fury when it comes to protecting her child should never be underestimated.

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Deep Blue Sea 2 Rated R for Creature Violence/Gore and Language

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Five months ago we shared the news that there was a secret sequel to the 1999 killer sharks vs. Tom Jane and LL Cool J movie Deep Blue Sea filming, and today we have the sequel’s rating.

And it’s about what you’d expect. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Yes, the upcoming shark attack sequel Deep Blue Sea 2 has been rated R by the MPAA for “creature violence and gore and for language.”

Not only that, but we have a few words on what we can expect from the sequel via a creative executive over at Warner Bros. named Matt Bierman.

“We are a true sequel,” Bierman said regarding the sequel. “We wanted to keep to the spirit of Deep Blue Sea and why people love it. The research that was used on the sharks in Deep Blue Sea 2 comes from the mythology and storyline of the first movie. We have given the lead shark a personality and hope the fans will embrace that as it really helps the storytelling and the narrative in a way that [the] first one didn’t. Deep Blue Sea 2 has a slightly slower build, but once the rubber band snaps, things go boom really quickly!”

The lead shark has a personality? How could that be a bad thing?

Let’s just hope there aren’t scenes of the rugged Tom Jane stand-in lovingly hugging/stroking the shark after it does something cool and telling the new guy how the shark (nicknamed Bruce) is just “misunderstood.”

…And then the shark saves everyone at the end. Called it.

The sequel is directed by Darin Scott from a screenplay by Erik Patterson, Hans Rodionoff, and Jessica Scott and stars Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, and Michael Beach.

The movie is set to premiere on Syfy sometime next year. Once we know the exact date we’ll let us know so stay tuned!

“Deepest. Bluest. My head is like a shark’s fin…”

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Outlast Heading to Switch Early Next Year

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The Outlast franchise will be heading to the Nintendo Switch in the first quarter of 2018, developer Red Barrels confirmed on Facebook. They didn’t confirm which entry or entries in the franchise they were referring to, although they did upload a picture of one of the games running on the system.

Their lengthy Facebook post also revealed that Outlast 3 will definitely happen at one point, but in the meantime, they plan to create what they refer to as a “distinct experience set in the Outlast universe”, which they stressed won’t be a sequel Outlast or Outlast 2. I guess that means it will be a spinoff of sorts, but we’ll just have to wait and see what they have in mind.

They also clarified that, despite the demand, Outlast 2 will not receive any DLC because it was always meant to feel like an isolated experience. In any case, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more about Outlast’s Switch debut.

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