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Hellraiser: Judgment Director Speaks Out: “[The Film Contains] NO Animal Torture”

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After the recent appearance of Hellraiser: Judgment director Gary J. Tunnicliffe on Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s Movie Crypt podcast (during which he discussed the flick), we caught up with the filmmaker to address allegations of animal torture within the as-of-yet unreleased film.

Well, as usual it’s a case of two plus two equals five,” Tunnicliffe stated of the uproar over the latest Hellraiser entry.

First of all, no animals were harmed or injured during shooting,” clarified the filmmaker. “And secondly, there is no animal torture in the film. Neither I or the producers would do or be interested in such a thing.

Tunnicliffe expanded, “I know how sensitive Adam Green is about his dog, and as a pet owner I know that some people are as sensitive about their animals as they are about their children. This is a device used by the serial killer in Judgment to teach a lesson, and while I can’t explain too much without giving it away, I would say it’s more akin to something like the horse sequence in The Cell in terms of tone, but nowhere near as graphic, and the animal survives unscathed. And at the end of the day, it is make believe and it is a movie and it is something being perpetrated by a fictitious psychopath. The day that what happens in Hellraiser: Judgment happens in real life, I’ll be the first to apologize.

As for distribution plans for the film, which stars Heather Langenkamp, Randy Wayne, Rheagan Wallace, and Paul T. Taylor as the series’ “Pinhead,” Tunnicliffe concluded, “Hopefully the film will get a release date soon and all the conjecture, good and bad, can stop and people can have an informed opinion. As for me, now I’m off to home to listen to my new Hellraiser vinyl soundtrack with my dog, Jupiter, and our two cats, Thomas and Duchess!”

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Netflix’s The Cloverfield Paradox Scored 2.8 Million Viewers in First Three Days

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A few weeks back we brought you a news story in which Netflix shelled out a whopping $50 million for the streaming rights to The Cloverfield Paradox.

If you are like me, then you’ve been wondering how that investment is paying out for the streaming giant in the wake of the resounding “thud” the film made after it hit late on Super Bowl Sunday.

Well, it seems the movie did pretty good… but nothing special (which is the general consensus to the film itself) and scored 2.8 million viewers in the first 3 days of release.

These numbers come to us from Variety, who reports that, while 2.8 million is no small number, when compared to the 11 million viewers that David Ayers’ Bright starring Will Smith pulled in late last year, The Cloverfield Paradox pales in comparison. But is it fair to compare The Cloverfield Paradox to Bright? Shrugs.

What do you think? Let us know below!

The film is directed by Julius Onah from a screenplay by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung and stars David Oyelowo, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, and Chris O’Dowd.

The film is now streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:

Astronauts must fight for their lives after making a terrifying discovery in outer space.

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Toy Fair 2018: Funko’s Savage World Turns Horror Icons Into Masters of the Universe Characters

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What would happen if classic horror icons existed within the world of the Masters of the Universe franchise? That’s a question Funko have answered with their new ‘Savage World’ line of action figures, which depicts horror characters including Leatherface, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Pinhead as they would look had they been birthed into the world of Castle Grayskull alongside He-Man and Skeletor. Funko have given us some pretty weird shit over the years, but this is on a whole other level.

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting, Preternia, Popvinyls.com, and the Twitter account @FakeEyes22, we are able to share some images of these testosterone-fueled slasher figures, which were on display at the New York Toy Fair. There’s currently no word on when these musclebound monstrosities will be hitting stores, but I’m willing to bet that one look at the gallery below will instantly have you counting your change.

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Death Confirmed to Be Part of Bill & Ted 3

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Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal introduced the world to a version of death that has since become iconic. A dark force, the Grim Reaper is willing to give people a chance to reclaim their souls should they best it in a game. While this incarnation is truly magnificent, I believe that many people will recognize the parody version that William Sadler brought to life in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the 1991 sequel that saw Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves’ characters die and face the awkward spirit.

Nearly three decades later, fans of the Bill & Ted series are awaiting a third film, which has been known to be in the works for quite a while. Dubbed Bill & Ted Face the Music, it’s been written by Ed Solomon (Men in Black), who recently took to Twitter to confirm that the scythe-wielding ghoul is in the film and that he hopes William Sadler reprises the role! Solomon is also the man responsible for writing the first two films as well as the animated series “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures” and the 1991 video game Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure.

At this point, it’s all just speculation as to if a third film will ever be made. However, nearly every single party involved is ready to make this a reality, so all it needs is a studio to pony up the money!


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