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The week in horror: The New Mutants, Mom and Dad + more

The next generation of mutants share an image, a trailer for Mom and Dad, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

The New Mutants new image and vidz

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what dirextor Josh Boone is going to come up with for The New Mutants. The original trailer shows that the film is going full-tilt horror, which will be a brand new type of superhero film for the X-Men franchise. USA Today released a new image of the team, along with very short clips featuring the characters of Magik and Mirage, which you can check out below. The New Mutants hits theatres April 13th, 2018.

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Gerald’s Game director wants to take on more Stephen King adaptations

With Gerald’s Game proving to be a critical success for Netflix, director Mike Flanagan is considering what other Stephen King adaptations would be of interest to him. In an interview with expert King website Lilja’s Library, Flanagan revealed the following:

There are so many.But the ones I’d want to do the most are Doctor Sleep and Lisey’s Story. In both cases, it’s because I identify with the protagonists so much. Lisey’s Story is a stunning piece of work, a beautiful exploration of marriage. And who wouldn’t want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?

Mom and Dad trailer released

Mom and Dad stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las VegasRaising Arizona), Selma Blair (HellboyCruel Intentions), Anne Winters (“13 Reasons Why,” #RealityHigh), and Zackary Arthur (“Transparent,” The 5th Wave). Written and directed by Brian Taylor (CrankGhost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), the film marks his first solo effort as a writer.

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.

Your parents brought you into this world and they most certainly can take you out of it…even if they have to hunt you down first.

Mom and Dad had its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and U.S. Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2017 to positive reviews.  The film is currently holding 85% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Momentum Pictures will be releasing Mom and Dad in select Theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on January 19th.

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on December 31, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, General, movies, The week in horror and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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