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Amityville Cop – You Have the Right to Remain Haunted Forever

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We already have RoboCop, Timecop, Maniac Cop, Psycho Cop, Vampire Cop, WolfCop, Scanner Cop, Demon Cop, and Cannibal Cop. So why not add an Amityville Cop to the list of cinematic policemen defying God’s laws?

A few nights ago, Matt Serafini came across an IMDb listing for Amityville Cop and tweeted about it as if this were something to be scorned. Wrong, I say! The only thing about this that deserves scorn is that it is still in active development and is not already a reality for all of us to pass judgment as to whether we have just witnessed a new cult classic or a crime against cinema.

This paranormal policeman magnum force opus is to be written and directed by Massachusetts filmmaker Geno McGahee, whose other horror offerings include Evil Awakening, Rise of the Scarecrows, Sickle, and Satanic Meat Cleaver Massacre.

The one sentence plot synopsis for Amityville Cop goes like this:  “A renegade cop must hunt down a possessed killer during a catastrophic snowstorm.”

In keeping with the true story of The Amityville Horror, I really hope the serial killer’s name is “Lutz” and it turns out he was faking his possession the whole time in order to try to make himself even more infamous.

Also, I have to take issue with the weak tagline on the Maniac Cop-inspired artwork. That should read “YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN HAUNTED FOREVER!” If anyone involved with the production is reading this, you’re welcome. It’s all yours. That’s called money.

Also money, it would seem, is slapping the word “Amityville” into the title of a low-budget horror flick. In looking up Amityville Cop on IMDb, I discovered at least a half-dozen more low-budget forthcoming “Amityville” movies in various stages of production and development.

  • Amityville Bulldozer looks to take the franchise into Killdozer territory by having a possessed bulldozer massacre mortals. However, rather than get possessed from having been used to demolish the Amityville house, this bulldozer gets Maximum Overdrive’d by a meteor, which really does make it more of a Killdozer rip-off than an Amityville wannabe.
  • Amityville High has no plot synopsis at the moment, but I think we can pretty much guess where that one is headed based on the title alone.
  • Return to Amityville, Amityville: The Beginning, and Amityville: The Legacy 3-D are all currently in development. No plot synopsis on any of them, but again, I think we can guess where they’re headed.
  • Amityville: Evil Never Dies sees a homeowner possessed by a malicious spirit manifesting inside a toy symbol monkey from the original Amityville (non)haunting.
  • And then there’s the Amityville Horror/Annabelle demon doll dual knock-off: Amityville Creation. With a title like that, how is this not an Asylum mockbuster?

Keep in mind these are on top of Amityville: The Awakening, Amityville Exorcism, The Amityville Terror, The Amityville Legacy, Amityville: Vanishing Point, Amityville: No Escape, The Amityville Playhouse, and Amityville Death House just from the last three years alone.

The horror… The horror…

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film

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The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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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.

Synopsis:
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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