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Dr. Infierno one of the five films available online!Those guys running Fantastic Fest down in Austin, TX sure are nice to their fans and know what they need to do to get more. That’s why they’ve announced a partnership with AMD and Bside to provide those who can’t make it to Fantastic Fest a chance to see some great films from the comfort of their own home!

From September 14th-20th, AMD Fantastic Fest Online will provide five features and six short films from the 2008 lineup to movie fans the world over. Those with slow connections will be given the option to see their selected films in low res; those with super greased lightning connections can see theirs in high res. Everybody wins!

So what films will there be to choose from? Glad you asked!

  • Spain’s Dr. Infierno (pictured), about an insane gynecologist who discovers a cure for all illnesses and uses it to become the Earth’s dictator
  • I Think We’re Alone Now, the creep-inducing documentary about stalkers of 80’s pop star Tiffany
  • La Crème, about a man who finds a cream that turns him into someone famous
  • “>Rule of Three (review), stories of sexy gone very, very wrong
  • South of Heaven, a darkly comic noir about two brothers against the world
  • Click here for the list of shorts as well as all the details on how you can sign up to dig the Fantastic Fest films online!

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    Jack Huston and Tessa Ferrer Join Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Season 2

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    Three months back we let you guys know that Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes” TV series had been renewed for a second season. And today we have some casting news.

    Insidious: The Last Key star Tessa Ferrer is set as a series regular opposite Jack Huston, with production set to begin in Charleston, SC next month.

    We have further info on Tessa’s character via Deadline: “Ferrer will play Cora Babineau, wife of Dr. Felix Babineau (Huston) and head of marketing at a major pharmaceutical corporation, who’s even more ambitious than she is beautiful. If her husband has a genius for manipulating people from the inside out as he reaches into their brains and rewires them, Cora has a genius for influencing people from the outside in. Her beauty, brains, and force of will, judiciously softened with poise and extreme charm, make her a formidable saleswoman of whatever she’s peddling.”

    What did you think of Season 1 of “Mr. Mercedes”? Let us know below!

    The second season will also be based on King’s “Bill Hodges Trilogy” (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) and hits AT&T Audience Network this summer.

    Season 1 Synopsis:
    Demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) taunts retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

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    Razzies 2018: Transformers: The Last Knight Edges Out The Mummy in Nominations!

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    The Razzie Award

    The film industry as a whole has always treated the horror genre like some misshapen creature that they keep tucked away in a closet a la The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. It doesn’t matter how much horror films make at the box office or how many countless moviegoing seasons we’ve saved for Hollywood… hell, the powers-that-be rarely even acknowledge the fact that some horror movies are even horror movies. They’re “psychological thrillers” or some silly jargon like that. Whatever, right?

    At least once a year, though, the film industry takes a moment to make fun of itself as a whole. Lord knows they don’t mind including us on these auspicious occasions! In any event… this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards (aka The Razzies) nominees have been announced, and we have them for you below. Both Transformers: The Last Knight and Universal’s Dark Universe reboot of The Mummy are leading the wack-pack in terms of nods.

    Who’s your pick? Tell us in the comments section below!

    WORST PICTURE
    Baywatch
    The Emoji Movie
    Fifty Shades Darker
    The Mummy
    Transformers: The Last Knight

    WORST ACTRESS
    Katherine Heigl (Unforgettable)
    Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker)
    Jennifer Lawrence (mother!)
    Tyler Perry (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween)
    Emma Watson (The Circle)

    WORST ACTOR
    Tom Cruise (The Mummy)
    Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
    Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Darker)
    Zac Efron (Baywatch)
    Mark Wahlberg (Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight)

    WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Javier Bardem (mother! and Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
    Russell Crowe (The Mummy)
    Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight)
    Mel Gibson (Daddy’s Home 2)
    Anthony Hopkins (Collide and Transformers: The Last Knight)

    WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Kim Basinger (Fifty Shades Darker)
    Sofia Boutella (The Mummy)
    Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight)
    Goldie Hawn (Snatched)
    Susan Sarandon (A Bad Moms Christmas)

    WORST SCREEN COMBO
    “Any combination of two characters, two sex toys or two sexual positions” (Fifty Shades Darker)
    “Any combination of two humans, two robots or two explosions” (Transformers: The Last Knight)
    “Any two obnoxious emojis” (The Emoji Movie)
    “Johnny Depp & his worn-out drunk routine” (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
    “Tyler Perry & either the ratty old dress or worn-out wig” (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween)

    WORST REMAKE, RIPOFF OR SEQUEL
    Baywatch
    Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
    Fifty Shades Darker
    The Mummy
    Transformers: The Last Knight

    WORST DIRECTOR
    Darren Aronofsky (mother!)
    Michael Bay (Transformers: The Last Knight)
    James Foley (Fifty Shades Darker)
    Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy)
    Tony Leonidis (The Emoji Movie)

    WORST SCREENPLAY
    Baywatch
    The Emoji Movie
    Fifty Shades Darker
    The Mummy
    Transformers: The Last Knight

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    Jessica Rothe Compares Happy Death Day 2 to Back to the Future

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    One of the best surprises of last year was Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day starring Jessica Rothe as a girl stuck in a Groundhog Day-style time loop where she keeps getting murdered by a masked slasher.

    The PG-13 teen horror flick was a blast and I’m looking forward to any news on the possible sequel Happy Death Day 2. Speaking of which, last week Rothe spoke to Collider about the film’s planned sequel and had some very interesting tidbits to drop.

    “[Director Chris Landon] has done this incredible thing where the sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything,” Rothe said. “I was really pleased to know that we weren’t just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, ‘cause I think that gets old. I’m really excited to see if it comes to fruition and, if it does, what the final product looks like. I hope we get to do it! I had a ball!”

    A Back to the Future-style slasher movie?? I’m in. I’m there. Where do I sign up? What did you think of Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day and are you excited about a possible sequel? Let us know below!

    The original film was directed by Christopher Landon from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Lobdell. The film stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, and Rachel Matthews.

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    Synopsis:

    A college student who relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

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