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Dark Sky Films Castrates Victor Crowley on VOD – BUYER BEWARE!

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The Hatchet series in general has always been known for its balls-out over-the-top kills. Well, at least in the case of the fourth film in the franchise, Victor Crowley (review), things got a little too “balls-out” for Dark Sky Films.

While we have heard reports that some people are seeing the full film as shown in theaters, we’re saddened to relay the information that if you’re one of the many who have purchased the film on Digital or VOD, you probably have NOT seen Victor Crowley in its entirety. Despite the film being labeled NR (not rated) on various VOD and Digital platforms, one of the most outrageous moments of the film has been reframed as a means to hide a scene containing male nudity. This is absolutely bewildering to us as said moment is not sexual in any way, shape, or form. The moment actually comes as a statement about the gratuitous female nudity trope in slasher movies. Sadly, every time I have watched the film, said moment of male nudity has garnered HUGE LAUGHS. Far bigger than… shall we say… what was on display. Just moments before “the unveiling,” there’s a scene featuring a character’s breasts on full display, which also appears to have been cut.

Even worse, there’s no mention anywhere of there being two cuts of the film, and consumers of the VOD version are feeling kinda duped as they’re not seeing the complete movie as the director intended. The only way to see Victor Crowley truly… uncircumcised?… is by buying a physical copy from a retailer.

We’ll reach out to Dark Sky Films for comment. Stay tuned, but for now… yeah… buyer beware!

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Will Billie Lourd Return in AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 8?

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For those of you who might not know, Billie Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher. She was one of the stars of Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens and has since followed Murphy over to the world of American Horror Story.

Lourd starred in the recent AHS: Cult and it looks like Deadline is confirming that she will return for the upcoming 8th season, which is rumored to be called AHS: Radioactive. Lourd will star alongside Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, and Joan Collins, who will play Evan Peters’ grandmother.

Are you excited about this casting? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

American Horror Story is an anthology horror-drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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Live-Action F.E.A.R. Adaptation Coming To Machinima

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Screenwriter Greg Russo has signed a deal with Machinima to pen an adaptation of the F.E.A.R. video game franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The article did not specify whether the adaptation would be in the form of a film or a series.

Russo, who is a lifelong gamer, will work with Machinima on creating and developing the F.E.A.R. adaptation, although we don’t know much else at this point. Machinima are a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the F.E.A.R. franchise has also been owned by WB since 2009. In other words, Warner Bros. were bound to give us a live action adaptation of F.E.A.R. at one point, so we’re not too surprised by this development.

Russo, who is also writing the scripts for the Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil reboots, was quoted as saying the following:

“As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide. F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to bring my personal passion to this and future projects and can’t wait to see where our partnership goes from here.”

An acronym for First Encounter Assault Recon, the F.E.A.R. games focus on an elite task force who fight to stop Alma Wade, a young girl with incredible psychic powers, from tearing apart the fabric of reality. Legendary film director John Carpenter served as story consultant on the third game, which we awarded a highly positive review back in the day. We’ll bring you more on Machinima’s adaptation when it becomes availalbe.

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Short Film RETINA Will Strain Your Eyes

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We’ve been paying a lot of attention to the young filmmaker Alex J. Mann around these parts, because his projects are so unique and innovative that we can never wait to see what he’ll cook up next. Mann has just released his latest short, Retina, on his Space Oddity Films YouTube channel, and you can give it a watch below. It’s just under two minutes long and doesn’t contain any dialogue, but this is still a short which will keep you up at night.

Retina is described as being about “A young man’s fight to shut off his laptop camera turns deadly.” It was written and directed by Mann, and stars Dan J. Johnson in a singular performance. Retina also contains some gruesome images, and is most definitely not safe for work.

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