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NEW POSTER FOR JAMES WAN’S THE CONJURING DELIVERS SOME BAD NOOSE

VIA: Arrow in the Head

Okay, sorry for the bad pun in the headline. But the fact is, a noose figures prominently in the new poster (courtesy of the film’s Facebook page) for James Wan’s THE CONJURING. Notice the eerie shadow on the ground near the tree. You’ve got to like the atmospheric simplicity in this one-sheet (even if it does elicit thoughts of SINISTER‘s effective tree-hanging visual); I’m guessing the next piece of art we see from the movie won’t be as subtle.

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

THE CONJURING stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor; it opens on JULY 19th in the US and UK.

A Sequel to Sinister Reels In

via: Ryan Miller at Arrow in the Head

We’ve known for a while that there has been interest in exploring a sequel to SINISTER but there hasn’t been any official word, until now. Deadline is reporting that Blumhouse Productions is officially moving forward with the sequel to Scott Derrickson’s box-office hit SINISTER.

While everything is still in the early stages it is said that Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill will return to co-write the story. No word on whether or not Derrickson will return to direct but right now it looks like he’s going to at least stick around as producer.

SINISTER was made on a $3 million budget and has since earned over $77 million at the box office so this shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that they decided to move forward with a sequel.

Not sure how I feel about this. The original film was legitimately creepy and offered some refreshing scares so I have a hard time seeing the sequel being able to repeat that – as many never come close. I’d much rather see Derrickson and Cargill put their heads together for another original idea, but who knows, maybe this sequel will break the mold and offer a rare second installment that can be just as good as the original.

Cross your fingers!

Movie Review: Sinister by: TJ Fowler

Recently I had the opportunity to view the movie Sinister starring Ethan Hawke which is due out Feb. 19th.  I have never considered myself a Ethan Hawke fan, though I never considered myself a non-fan either.  I mostly just remember that he was in Reality Bites, a movie that was for the Gen X’ers and was supposed to be the movie for the youth of that generation…or whatever.  I never cared for the 90’s, Gen X’ers or their bullshit.

So when I saw the previews for Sinister it looked interesting even though Ethan Hawke was in it. So, I was willing to view this puppy even if The Hawke was going to Emo the shit out of some Horror.  So how did it fare?  Did it scare?  Did The Hawk wear some good ole Gen X clothes which is a horror in and of itself?  Yes and Yes.  Read on! Continue reading Movie Review: Sinister by: TJ Fowler