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James Wan Hints At Return To Horror As He Delves Into Thrilling New Project

Renowned filmmaker James Wan, celebrated for his mastery of the horror genre and blockbuster hits, has recently expressed a desire to return to the director’s seat for more spine-chilling ventures. Known for creating iconic horror franchises and seamlessly transitioning into big-budget spectacles like Aquaman, Wan is eager to balance his creative endeavors by oscillating between grand cinematic experiences and smaller, intense projects like his recent mind-bending horror film, Malignant.

During the promotional tour for his latest Aquaman installment, Wan couldn’t escape conversations about his roots in horror. He shared, “You know, I have a tendency to want to go back and forth. So, whenever I make a smaller film, I wanna go and make a big film. Whenever I’m doing a big one, I’m like, ‘Oh, I wanna go and do a smaller film,’ and when I do my smaller films, it tends to be a horror film. So, you know, I feel like the itch for horror is potentially calling, but we’ll see.”

Fans are clamoring for Wan’s return to the horror scene, eager to witness more of the audacious and unpredictable storytelling that made Malignant a standout in the genre.

In the meantime, while Wan contemplates his next directorial move, he remains deeply involved in the horror realm as a producer. Wan is set to bring Catherine Ryan Howard’s gripping book adaptation, 56, to the screen under the new title Obsession.

The synopsis provides a tantalizing glimpse into a tale of secrecy and suspense:

No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead.

56 DAYS AGO: Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores.

35 DAYS AGO: When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who — and what — he really is.

TODAY: Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside. Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?

As James Wan explores the intricate web of obsession and secrecy in Obsession, fans eagerly anticipate his potential return to the director’s chair, craving more of the unique brand of horror that only Wan can deliver.

Are you excited? Let us know!

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Netflix Unveils ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ Poster, A Haunting Tale By Mike Flanagan

Prepare for a spine-tingling Halloween as Netflix brings Edgar Allan Poe‘s eerie tales to life with Mike Flanagan‘s chilling new series, The Fall of the House of Usher. This limited 8-episode series, based on multiple works by Poe, is set to premiere on October 12th, 2023, the 5-year anniversary of the release of The Haunting Of Hill House.

“In this wicked narrative, ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have turned Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into a realm of opulence and influence. Yet, a mysterious woman from their past unveils long-buried secrets, leading to a series of deaths among the Usher dynasty,” the show’s synopsis teases.

The star-studded ensemble cast features Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, and more. Bruce Greenwood takes on the role of Roderick Usher.

Carla Gugino, known for her roles in Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House, promises a rollercoaster of dark humor and soul-stirring moments. This marks Mike Flanagan‘s fifth collaboration with Netflix under his Intrepid Pictures deal, following the success of The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and The Midnight Club.

Don’t miss this macabre masterpiece, directed by Flanagan and Michael Fimognari, with executive producers including Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Emmy Grinwis, and Michael Fimognari.

As the anticipation builds, take a glimpse at the official poster below.

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Netflix Announces Premiere Date And First Look Photos For ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’

In a thrilling announcement for fans of both classic literature and suspenseful television, Netflix has revealed that The Fall of the House of Usher, a highly anticipated series based on the haunting works of Edgar Allan Poe, is set to premiere on October 12th.

The upcoming limited eight-episode series, helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Mike Flanagan, promises to delve into the eerie and macabre with a contemporary twist. Set in a world of opulent wealth and concealed secrets, the story follows the ruthless Usher siblings, Roderick (played by Bruce Greenwood) and Madeline (portrayed by Mary McDonnell). Together, they have masterminded the rise of Fortunato Pharmaceuticals, amassing a colossal empire of power and privilege.

However, the Usher dynasty’s grip on success begins to falter when the dark shadows of their past resurface. As a series of enigmatic deaths plague the Usher heirs, a mysterious woman from their youth emerges as the harbinger of doom, wielding the power to unveil long-buried truths that threaten to shatter their world.

The stellar cast is headlined by a lineup of industry heavyweights, including Carla Gugino, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, Paola Nuñez, Henry Thomas, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Willa Fitzgerald, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, Annabeth Gish, Igby Rigney, and Robert Longstreet.

Flanagan, known for his prowess in the horror genre, not only conceived the series but also takes the directorial reins for four of the episodes. The remaining four episodes will be directed by Michael Fimognari. The series is produced by Intrepid Pictures, with Flanagan and Trevor Macy serving as executive producers alongside Fimognari and Emmy Grinwis.

Carla Gugino, who is part of the captivating ensemble, described the series as a rollercoaster of emotions, exclaiming, “It’s batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul. There is a fantastical supernatural element to the story, and [Verna] is the manifestation of that. You could say she’s the executor of fate or the executor of karma.”

To tantalize eager viewers, Netflix has released a collection of gripping first look photos from The Fall of the House of Usher. Check them out below:

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Mattel Unveils ‘Monster High’ Doll Inspired By Annabelle

Mattel has introduced a new addition to its Monster High collection that is sure to send shivers down your spine. Annabelle, the infamous possessed doll from The Conjuring franchise, has been transformed into a chilling and stylish Monster High doll.

This hauntingly beautiful doll features film-inspired details, dressed in a cream-and-crimson dress with a jagged tulle skirt. Standing at 10.5 inches tall, Annabelle comes in specially designed premium packaging with a warning label against opening.

Mattel’s Monster High Skullector series reimagines iconic characters in the eerie and fabulous style of Monster High. Annabelle joins other sellout drops, including Pennywise and Beetlejuice, creating a diverse and spine-tingling collection.

The Annabelle doll will be available on August 9th at 9 am PT on Mattel Creations, giving horror enthusiasts a chance to own a unique piece of terror-themed merchandise.

Check out the images of the doll below and let us know if you will be getting one!

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‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Creator Confirms Sequel Is In The Works

Horror fans can rejoice, as the anticipated sequel to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is still actively in development. Director André Øvredal confirmed to IGN this week that work on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 is underway, with a script in progress.

Despite the challenges of strikes and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the team remains committed to bringing another thrilling and terrifying chapter to life. The sequel is set to delve into more horror tales from Alvin Schwartz‘s iconic books, building on the success of the first film.

With a talented team behind the project, including writer Dan Hageman, and the involvement of Guillermo del Toro, fans can expect a hair-raising experience that will keep them at the edge of their seats.

Are you excited for the sequel? Let us know!

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Netflix & Ryan Murphy Confirm New Season Of ‘Monster’ After Jeffrey Dahmer

Netflix and Ryan Murphy have just announced the exciting news that the next installment in their highly successful Monster anthology series will be titled Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story. This announcement comes on the heels of the massive success of the first installment of the series, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which premiered last year and broke records with 1 billion view hours in its first 60 days.

With the success of Dahmer, it was no surprise that Netflix ordered two additional installments of the anthology series from the talented duo Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan.

Dahmer was a hit with both critics and viewers alike, earning critical acclaim and multiple award nominations. The series received both SAG and Golden Globe nominations. Evan Peters, who played the lead role of Dahmer himself, won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series and received a SAG nomination for his portrayal of the infamous serial killer.

The new season of Monster will focus on the notorious Lyle and Erik Menendez, two brothers who were convicted of murdering their parents in 1989. The case captivated the nation at the time, and it remains one of the most infamous crimes in American history.

In addition to the new season, Netflix has also announced that they have exclusive access to Lyle and Erik Menendez for a forthcoming documentary feature.

Overall, the confirmation of a new season of ‘Monster’ is sure to be exciting news for true crime enthusiasts and fans of the anthology series. With the success of Dahmer and the talented team behind the show, expectations are high for what promises to be another must-see installment.