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Black Christmas Remake Gets Rated PG-13, Ignites Huge Horror Debate on Twitter

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Black Christmas Remake Gets Rated PG-13, Ignites Huge Horror Debate on Twitter
The original Black Christmas released in 1974 and the first remake released in 2006 are both rated R. That's not something the new Black Christmas can boast, as the holiday killer thriller has been stamped with what some feel is the dreaded PG-13. A move to pull in tween girls who aren't old enough to see darker fare. Well, horror fans aren't having it, lighting up a healthy discussion on Twitter. Now, the screenwriter of the movie has come out to defend the PG-13 rating.

Writer April Wolfe, who is behind this latest take on the Holiday horror classic, has some things to say about her new horror movie receiving a PG-13 rating. She admits that they set out to make something a little more harsh and covered in a lot more blood. But test screenings changed their thinking. In a Twitter post, she says this.

"Here's the deal: We wrote it with an R in mind.
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Vertical Entertainment Launches UK Distribution Arm With Genre Slate Including ‘Polaroid’, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake, ‘Only’ & More — Afm

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Exclusive: U.S. indie distributor Vertical Entertainment is launching a genre-leaning UK distribution arm during the American Film Market.

The slate for 2020 will include Polaroid, previously of Dimension Films; Ld Entertainment’s re-make Jacob’s Ladder; Xyz FilmsCode 8; Peter Facinelli-directed mystery thriller Hour Of Lead; Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr. sci-fi film Only; and Skylin3s, the third installment in the Skyline franchise.

Also among the slate will be genre fare including Rock Paper Dead, Dark Light, Inmate Zero, The Host, True Fiction, Bit, and crime thriller Blood On Her Name starring Will Patton (Armageddon).

Vertical partners Rich Goldberg, Mitch Budin, and Peter Jarowey made the announcement. Vertical’s Head of international Sales, Ryan Keller, and Josh Spector, Vice President, Acquisitions & Distribution, will be overseeing the acquisitions strategy for the territory. Releases will be predominantly aimed at premium VOD.

Vertical will also handle all English-speaking rights for Polaroid,
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‘Dickinson': How Apple’s Experimental Comedy Makes a Millennial Icon Out of a 19th-Century Poet

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‘Dickinson': How Apple’s Experimental Comedy Makes a Millennial Icon Out of a 19th-Century Poet
Everyone knows Emily Dickinson; she’s one of the greatest poets in American history. Apple’s new comedy “Dickinson” wants to explode everything you thought you knew.

Born in 1830 in Amherst, Michigan, Emily Dickinson as a person is known primarily in broad strokes: Her literary genius, her prolific output, her life as a recluse, her extremely close relationship with her sister-in-law, which may or may not have been more than platonic.

But by and large, Dickinson exists far back enough in the fog of history that many aspects of her life remain open to imagination. Premiering on Apple TV+ on Friday, “Dickinson” aims to shade in those details and bring Dickinson alive for a modern-day audience — with a twist.

Also Read: Apple's 'Dickinson' Trailer: Death Makes a Promise to Hailee Steinfeld's Emily Dickinson (Video)

“I had always had this idea to do an experimental half-hour series about Emily Dickinson.
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Here’s Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in November

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Amazon Prime Video is out with its list of everything new coming in November, and it includes the Amazon Original movie “The Report” starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, coming Nov. 29.

Based on a true story, “The Report” is described as following idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Driver), who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.

The fourth and final season of “The Man in the High Castle” is out Nov. 1. According to Amazon’s description: “America will witness rebellion on both coasts as Juliana and Wyatt join forces with an
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Hulu in November: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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Fall is upon us, and so is Hulu’s list of every title coming and going from the streaming service in November.

Among the list of arriving titles is a new episode of Hulu’s original monthly anthology series, “Into the Dark.” November’s episode is called “Pilgrim,” and claims to be inspired by true events — in which a woman invites a bunch of Pilgrim re-enactors over for Thanksgiving dinner. But things get spooky when the “actors” refuse to break character.

Other new arrivals include Season 5 of “You’re the Worst,” described as a modern look at love, the complete first seasons of “Dollface,” about a young woman re-entering the world of women, “The Accident,” which begins with a deadly explosion at a construction site, and “Love Island: Australia,” an answer to the U.K. and U.S. versions of the beloved reality dating show.

Also Read: Here's Everything New
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming in November 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that the docudrama “The Report” will debut on the streaming service in November. This Oscar contender, which chronicles the Senate investigation into the CIA, stars Adam Driver as a dogged investigator and Annette Bening as the crusading Senator Dianne Feinstein. Also premiering is the heartwarming “Brittany Runs a Marathon” which, like “The Report,” debuted at the Sundance film festival to rave reviews.

Five original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in November. Among these is the sophomore season of the thriller “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” with John Krasinski taking on the title character played on film by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford. Back for its fourth season is “The Man in the High Castle,” which imagines a post-wwii world in which the Axis powers have won.

And in association with the NFL Channel, Amazon will continue to stream “Thursday Night Football,
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Exclusive Preview of New Art Book Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. 1

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Featuring the eclectic work from one of the most prolific artists working today, the new art book Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution will be released on November 5th from Six Foot Press with an introduction by Neil Gaiman, and as a special Halloween treat for Daily Dead readers, we've been provided with an exclusive preview from the first volume!

In the gallery below, you can view our exclusive preview of six horror-themed pieces from Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, including Michael Myers, The Ring, and Nosferatu. These are just several of the many eye-catching pieces of artwork in Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, which is the first volume of a three-book set.

We have additional details below, and to learn more, visit:

"The first book in a three-volume series of art books authorized by the legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz, whose 40-year career includes DareDevil, Legion, Venom, and New Mutants, the
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Tom Hughes Cast In ‘Infinite’; Jasmin Savoy Brown To Star In ‘Conductor’; Isabel Arraiza Joins ‘The Little Things’

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Tom Hughes Cast In ‘Infinite’; Jasmin Savoy Brown To Star In ‘Conductor’; Isabel Arraiza Joins ‘The Little Things’
Tom Hughes, best known for British TV dramas Victoria and The Game, will co-star in Infinite, Paramount’s sci-fi drama which is directed by Antoine Fuqua. Mark Wahlberg attached to star. Mark Wahlberg toplines the feature alongside

Dylan O’Brien, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Jason Mantzoukas. Based on the novel The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz, the plot follows Evan Michaels (Whalberg), a man haunted by memories of two past lives. He stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals who make up the Cognomina, possessing total recall of their past lives and whose members have been agents of change throughout history. He seeks to join their ranks. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, John Zaozirny, Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Mark Huffam are producing with Fuqua and Raphael Crohn serving as executive producers. Infinite hits theaters August 7. Hughes is repped by UTA and Gordon and French.

Jasmin Savoy Brown is set to star in Conductor, the feature-length iteration to director Alex Noyer’s short film of the same title. The film will mark Noyer’s directorial debut. It’ll also star Lili Simmons and newcomer James Jagger. The pic follows Alexis (Brown), a formerly deaf woman who recovered her hearing and gained synesthetic abilities after witnessing the brutal murder of her family when she was a child. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, she pursues a career in music, composing her masterpiece through gruesome murders. She is supported by her loving roommate Marie (Simmons), who is blissfully unaware of the part she plays in Alexis’ work. Faced with the possibility of losing her hearing again, Alexis relentlessly pursues her masterpiece through gruesome sound experiments on human flesh. Noyer is producing the piece with Hannu Aukia Mike Macari is the exec producer. Brown is repped by ICM Partners, Cinterra Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Simmons by Kate Linden Management and Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen; Jagger by ICM Partners, Framework Entertainment, and Schreck Rose Dapello.

Pearson and The Oath actress Isabel Arraiza has been added to the cast of The Little Things, the Warner Bros thriller that stars oscar winners Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, and Rami Malek. John Lee Hancock wrote and is directing the film, which centers around Deke (Washington), a burned-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff who teams with Baxter (Malek), a crack Lasd detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past. Arraiza, who is repped by Gersh and Circle of Confusion, will play Baxter’s wife. Mark Johnson is producing the project.
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‘Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made’ Review: A Horror Movie About a Horror Movie That Kills People Who Watch It and Uh, You’re Watching It [Sitges 2019]

‘Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made’ Review: A Horror Movie About a Horror Movie That Kills People Who Watch It and Uh, You’re Watching It [Sitges 2019]
A cursed film that can kill those who see it isn’t really something new. If you’ve seen The Ring, or John Carpenter’s Cigarette Burns, this will look familiar. But Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made wears its heart (and pentagram) on its sleeve and delivers a fun and sometimes emotional film that feels like a […]

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Countdown Clip Shows There’s an App for Death

David Crow Oct 24, 2019

In an exclusive Countdown clip, check out what happens when you download an app that will tell you the exact second you die.

It seems every day there’s a new app getting hyped, whether you want to hear about it or not. The newest swipe right for dating, another one to monitor your health, and if you want to catch ghosts around the neighborhood while listening to Oingo Boingo music, there’s an app for that too. But with all technological developments, there’s a certain paranoia that sets in about where this is taking us as a society—and anxiety makes for fertile horror movie stomping grounds.

Thus enters Countdown, STXfilms’ newest horror chiller in which a mysterious new app becomes all the rage with youths who will use it until the day they die. Which might be sooner than they expect. Aptly titled “Countdown,
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Review: “Ringu Collection” (1998/1999/2000; Directed by Hideo Nakata; George Iida; Norio Tsuruta); Arrow Blu-ray Release

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“Be Kind, Rewind”

By Raymond Benson

On second thought, don’t rewind this tape. Destroy it! Don’t let anyone in your family watch it!

The phenomenon known as “J-Horror,” or Japanese Horror, had been brewing for decades, but it was Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (“Ring”) in 1998 that jumpstarted the movement. Motion pictures of the ilk are usually derived from ghost stories, Japanese folklore, and revenge tales, mixed with a modern horror-film sensibility, a dash of gruesomeness, and often a creepy dripping-wet ghost-girl (a yūrei) with long black hair covering her face coming to get you in your dreams or out of, say, a television set, in your waking hours.

Ringu spawned a franchise in and of itself, with eight films in total, two television series, six manga adaptations, five international film remakes, and two video games.

It’s only fair to acknowledge author Koji Suzuki’s 1991 novel and its
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From Performance to Script, Penny Dreadful Was the 2010s Show Most Robbed of Recognition

Every week on Penny Dreadful Eva Green climbed out of the TV screen like the girl from The Ring, crawled through the broken glass on her knees, recited a Tennyson poem, burned a corset, and sat down for tea. (I'm taking only the slightest creative liberties here.) Green's performance on the Showtime


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Other Links From Penny DreadfulEva GreenBillie PiperJosh HartnettTimothy DaltonRory KinnearReeve CarneyHarry TreadawayPatti LuPoneHelen McCrory
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An Introduction into Asian Cinema for Westerners Through Movie Bingo

Asian cinema has always had a degree of popularity in Western culture, but all too often they were done a huge disservice by being remade instead of shown in their original state.

That trend is changing drastically, with films such as Crazy Rich Asians finding success and leading viewers down the exciting pathway towards genuine Asian films. A post by Time reported that it was the first film by a major Hollywood studio that featured a majority cast of Asian descent in a modern setting since 1993 and that it had the potential to change Hollywood.

BFI suggest it was hard to find East Asian films in UK cinemas a couple of years ago, but that is a situation that’s now rapidly evolving. The Climbers is a recent release which our article explains was shown in cinemas across the United Kingdom.

The thirst for Asian movies has increased dramatically, but
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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time
Why does it feel like horror movies are always undervalued? One thing’s for certain: In this age of geekery reigning supreme, critics and academics no longer dismiss the genre as disreputable with the kneejerk regularity some once did. But even now there’s talk of “elevated horror,” of artier explorations of dread and terror — Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” being two very recent examples — that are clearly distinguished from, well, non-elevated horror. The idea being that they engage your brain more than just showing brains being splattered against the wall.

How can films that fire your adrenal glands, send shivers down your spine, raise goosebumps, and quicken breath — that inspire such an intense physical reaction — also be cerebral experiences? We forget all the time that, as Anna Karina’s Pierrot Le Fou character Marianne Renoir says, “There can be ideas in feelings.”

What scares people
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10 American Horror Films That Were Adapted From Japan

All it takes is one movie to start a trend. That's what happened with the English-language remake of Hideo Nakata's 1998 film The Ring. Gore Verbinski's 2002 localization was a major hit both critically and financially. And without that film, we would not have had the remake craze that swept through the 2000s.

Related: 10 Horror Remakes You Never Knew Existed

Horror was and still is the most commercially appealing genre to adapt. It's no wonder Hollywood was exploring all that East Asian horror had to offer. Including the 2002 remake of The Ring, here are nine other mainly American horror movies that were adapted from classic and modern Japanese cinema.
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The Grudge Movie is Not a Reboot

Matthew Schuchman Oct 5, 2019

Talent for next year's The Grudge movie, including Sam Raimi, confirm it's R-rated and not a a few Evil Dead details!

For many, it may feel like only yesterday that the Japanese horror craze had a foothold in the business of frightening audiences with raven-haired evil forces. Shockingly though, we are closing in on 20 years since the heyday of the original Japanese films and subsequent American remakes of The Ring and The Grudge. Now Sam Raimi (of The Evil Dead and classic Spider-Man movies) is back again with his Ghost House Pictures production company to produce an all-new The Grudge that will kick 2020 off in style. With Director Nicolas Pesce and stars Andrea Risebourough, Lin Shaye, and Glow's Betty Gilpin by his side, Raimi bought the first taste of this new R-rated Grudge revival to New York Comic Con.

The first big takeaway is that we shouldn't be mistaken,
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Trailer for Countdown – a Horror Film about an App That Tells You How Long Until You Die

“Death? There’s An App For That.”

If there was an app that could predict the exact time you were going to die would you download it? Well, in the upcoming horror thriller Countdown, a young woman downloads the app only to learn that she is going to die in three days.

The story follow a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) who “downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.”

This definitely looks like a silly horror movie, but it still could be a fun and entertaining movie! It’s kind of a mix of elements from other horror films like the Final Destination films, The Ring, and Happy Death Day. I’ll watch the movie!
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Countdown Trailer: Killer App Knows Exactly When You'll Die

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In commemoration of the defacto horror holiday Friday the 13th, Stx Entertainment has released the official trailer for the upcoming horror/thriller movie Countdown. With a simple story about downloading a trendy new app on a smartphone going terribly wrong, those who use a strange "Countdown" app begin dying in mysterious fashion. Written and directed by Justin Dec, the movie stars Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, and Peter Facinelli. John Rickard, Zack Schiller, Sean Anders, and John Morris produced the project, which is scheduled to release in theaters on Oct. 25, 2019.

In Countdown, a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, and it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. You
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Interview with Mattie Do: “Asian horror is huge, with many traditions related to different countries.”

Ever since her debut “Chanthaly” (2012), Mattie Do’s world is visited by ghosts who strongly influence the destiny of every single character that crosses their path. They are moody, sometimes malicious and sometimes well-intentioned, but their presence is always intense. The relationship Do has to ghosts is complex and less influenced by the traditional set of beliefs in Laos, her home country, than by the tales she heard at home.

In her third feature “The Long Walk” shown at the Venice International Film Festival and currently screening in Toronto, Mattie Do goes a step further in her exploration of Laotian landscapes populated by ghosts and people alike, by setting a story in a retro-futurist dimension in which time stops playing its traditional role.

Asian Movie Pulse spoke to Mattie Do about the complexity of her visual language, of possessive ghosts, sanity and humans’ urge to correct own mistakes.

The Long Walk
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Brace Yourself: The Haunting of Hill House Writers Are Working on a New Horror Drama

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Ready for a few new nightmares? The writers behind the upcoming second season of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House are working on another horror series, and it sounds chilling.

Writers and twin brothers Michael and Paul Clarkson are teaming up with the BBC to bring horror-thriller Red Rose to life, which hails from the producers of Netflix's Sex Education. The eight-part series follows a group of teens living in the UK who download an app called Red Rose, which soon proves sinister when a series of tragic events unfold throughout their town. Together, the friends must unite to fight a supernatural entity if they want any chance of survival.

The brothers wrote that Red Rose "is where Scream and The Ring meets Derry Girls, but set in present day Bolton," on their joint Instagram account. In an official statement about the news, they also mentioned how working on
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