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Boo 2! debuts on top off the box office

As predicted, this week’s box office was led by a sequel to last year’s horror comedy hit. Here’s what went down:

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Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween was the pick for audiences this weekend, bringing in an estimated $21 million. While not a bad showing for a film that cost roughly $25 million to make, it’s worth nothing that the sequel’s debut is off about $7 million from the original’s from last year. Nothing alarming though, as this one will be in the black within days.

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31 Days of Horror presents The Week In Horror: The Walking Dead, 1922 + more

Get a taste of The Walking Dead, discover who wrote the score for 1922, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

Watch the first 3 minutes of The Walking Dead

The wait is over. The new season of The Walking Dead premieres TONIGHT, but we’ve got the first three minutes ready for your eyes right now. Check out the video:

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Boo 2! to scare off box office competition

As get closer to October 31st, this weekend sees the release of lighter horror fare, that of a comedic nature, that should have no problem hitting the top of the box office. Here’s our prediction:

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween picks up where last year’s instalment left on, in that its opening on the same weekend and just in time for Halloween. Tyler Perry’s Madea character is a guaranteed draw, and absolutely critic proof. Boo! A Madea Halloween debut at number one last year, on its ways to making $75 domestically. Look for the sequel to debut on top as well, with $28 million.

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31 Days of Horror – visiting the house of horrors of Resident Evil: Biohazard

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to sit at the Sawyer family dinner table in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or stare across from one of the Firefly Family from Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses, look no further than Resident Evil: Biohazard.

The Capcom franchise, which made its debut on the original PlayStation console all the way back in 1996, was an originator of the survival horror genre of gaming in addition to spawning several sequels and a hugely successful movie series that released its concluding entry this past January.  Each Resident Evil spin-off has had their fair share of lovers and haters, but following the muted response to Resident Evil 6’s shifted focus towards action gaming tropes rather than horror, it was clear to Capcom that a new Resident Evil installment would need to up the scare factor.

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Gran Turismo: Sport – Great racing, but feels a bit empty.

One issue I’ve had with Gran Turismo on the whole is that it always felt too serious. You needed to practically BE a race car driver to understand exactly how to win races. Controls were hard to master and I just liked the arcade racers more because my skill level lent itself better to that style.

While that seriousness is still present, Gran Turismo: Sport on Playstation 4 is a really good racing game that is more fun than I remember them ever being. The AI seems to learn and adapt to your style, so that a move you tried passing with on the last lap won’t work on the next one. You have to constantly adapt as well because other cars are actually aggressive and smart. Decorating your car is fun and customizing the look and feel is something that you can lose hours doing.

While there are a lot of cars to choose from and a number of different locations to race in, the game feels a bit…empty. I played GT:6, and the selection and emphasis on car collecting is missing here. Yes, you can collect them, but the sheer volume of 6 just isn’t here. It seems that with the omission of the number 7 after this game’s title, this game was developed as a stop-gap between 6 and 7, and it feels like that: a stripped-down version of something that could have and should have been just, more.

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Trailer Time: Black Panther

Well, I just had a feeling of anticipation in the pit of my stomach watching the incredible new trailer for Black Panther. Check it out below, and let us know if you’re excited to see the World of Wakanda come to live.

Black Panther hits theaters February 16th, 2018.

It’s a happy weekend for Happy Death Day at the box office

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong, and this weekend, I was definitely off with my box office predictions. Here’s what went down:

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Lesson learned – never underestimate the power of Blumhouse. Their Halloween box office entry, Happy Death Day, had an outstanding opening this weekend, bringing in an estimated $26.5 million. This is the third win for the production company, following Split and Get Out. The PG-13 rating definitely helped get teens into the theatre, as did the Scream meets Groundhog Day concept. Reviews have been decent as well, and throw in the time of year, and it makes perfect sense that Happy Death Day was able to debut in the top spot at the box office.

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31 Days of Horror presents The Week In Horror: Halloween, Friday the 13th + more

Friday the 13th actually brings Jason back to life, Stranger Things comes to Blu-ray, and lots more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror

Friday the 13th fan film released

Fan films can either be really good or, you know, not so much, but after nearly a decade of no Jason Voorhees in cinemas, fans have been anxious for any sort of return. This past Friday the 13th not only saw the release of the previously digital-only Friday the 13th video game on multiple platforms, but a new fan film started making the rounds, gaining lots of kudos and support. You can watch Never Hike Alone below:

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

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Noah Baumbach knows families. Not feel-good crap or five-hankie manipulated drama. Baumbach families are a lot like the ones we share, with real awkwardness, back-handed affection and incidental trauma wound up together in the loving bonds of our flesh and blood. Despite its precious title, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) captures its titular extended clan with a disarmingly frank gaze. Debuting on Netflix today, it’s among Baumbach’s best films.

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Trailer Time: The New Mutants

The first trailer for director Josh Boone’s upcoming adaptation of Marvel’s The New Mutants has arrived. As rumoured, the film is taking a decidedly horrific tone, far different than your usual superhero flavour.

The New Mutants is in theatres April 13th, 2018.

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