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Andy Burns’ winter reading list: Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar’s Widow’s Point, and Michael Moreci’s Black Star Renegades

Over the holidays, I had a chance to sit back with a few solid novels, which also happened to be written by colleagues who I have a lot of respect for. Thankfully, I liked both books! It makes it a lot easier to not have to skirt around titles, or outright ignore them, when the books in question deliver the goods.

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Will ‘12 Strong’ demonstrate any muscle at the box office this weekend?

This weekend’s big new release is hoping that  fans will come out to support A lynchpin of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will it happen? Here’s our prediction:

12 strong

12 Strong is the truelife story of the first soldiers to go over to Afghanistan following the events of September 11th, 2001. It features a strong cast led by Chris Hemsworth who, while charming and versatile, hasn’t had much success as a leading man outside of his role as Thor in the various Marvel movies. However, Thor: Ragnarok was the most succesful of three God of Thunder films so far, so there could be some serious audience goodwill coming Hemsworth’s way. Look for 12 Strong to debut in second place with $15 million.

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We’re invited to the Wedding of the Century in X-Men Gold #30

Kitty Pryde.

Peter Rasputin.

X-Men Gold #30

June 2018.

‘Nuff Said.

‘Jumanji’ holds off all newcomers at the box office

The top spot at the box office was no surprise this weekend, while only one new release really came to play. Here’s what went down:

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was number one for another weekend, bringing in an estimated $27.2 million and raising its total within spitting distance of $300 million, which it should pass by this time next week.  Read the rest of this entry

The week in horror: ‘Hellraiser’, ‘The New Mutants’ + more

A new Hellraiser is on the way, The New Mutants gets delayed, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

Hellraiser: Judgement Trailer Released

In case you missed our post earlier this week, the first trailer for Hellraiser: Judgement was released this past week, and it didn’t look half bad. There are new Cenobites on display, and a new Pinhead actor in Paul T. Taylor.

Hellraiser: Judgement hits VOD on February 13th, 2018. Read the rest of this entry

Pennywise comes home: ‘IT’ on Blu-ray reviewed

Last year’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic 1986 massive horror novel IT proved to be a huge draw for horror fans. The film grossed $700 million worldwide, the biggest horror movie of all time. And the great thing is, IT is absolutely outstanding as both a film with frights and a coming of age tale.

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New Releases Look to Take Down ‘Jumanji’ at the Box Office

Liam Neeson has a very specific set of skills, and he’s going to be plying them at the box office this weekend. Will he take over the top spot? Here’s our prediction:

The Commuter is yet another film starring Liam Neeson as an action star. Is the schtick getting old? Judging by the lack of real hype surrounding this film, the answer is probably yes. Though he has an audience, there’s likely not enough of them of that moment to give the film a big arrival. Look for a fifth place showing with $14.5 million.

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Trailer Time – ‘Hellraiser: Judgement’

Is it even remotely possible that a new Hellraiser film, without Doug Bradley as Pinhead and with no connection to Clive Barker, can possibly good? Especially after the series devolved into straight to VOD travesties? Judging by the trailer for Hellraiser: Judgement, the answer is…maybe? Take a look below and let us know what you think. Thanks for the folks at Bloody-Disgusting for getting this out there.

Hellraiser: Judgement is released on February 13th, 2018.

‘Jumanji’ Tops the Box Office, ‘Insidious’ Debuts Strong

It was a big weekend for The Rock at the box office, and a big weekend for the one debuting release. Here’s what went down:

After a few weeks of acting the bridesmaid, this weekend Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was the bride of the box office, bringing in an estimated $36 million and raising its total to a fantastic $244 million. Can someone say sequel?

Debuting in second place, and overperforming, was Insidious: The Last Key with $29 million. $7 million more than the third instalment made when it opened in June of 2015. Reviews were decent for the film, and its PG-13 rating certainly didn’t hurt.

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The Week in Horror: Scream, American Horror Story + more

The Ghostface killer is coming to video games, American Horror Story looks to the future, and lots more, as we take a look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

Scream video game on the way?

It’s been more than 20 years since the Scream franchise entered the world, and now an industrious video game creator is hoping to bring the series to consoles and computers. According to Scream: The Video Game’s lead developer Brandon D. Santos,:

Scream: The Video Game is an asymmetric survival horror online multiplayer video game being developed by various independent video game developers – in association with Dimension Films, Miramax, Fun World, and MTV. It is the first and only commercial video game adaptation of the Scream horror films and TV series. One player takes control of the Ghostface killer, a masked psychopath whose true identity is hidden behind a rubber mask and black robe. The rest of the players control Victims. The goal of the game is to survive as long as possible while trying to determine the killer’s true identity. That’s about all we can tell you right now, as we are in the early stages of development. We appreciate your interest in the game and stay tuned for updates! 

A Kickstarter begins February 18th to support the game’s creation. You can find out more about Scream The Video Game here. Read the rest of this entry

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