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Behind the Scenes: New Images Surface From The Set Of ‘Beetlejuice 2’



Beetlejuice 2

Courtesy of Luna Moon Gothic, we’re granted an initial glimpse into the revived setting of Beetlejuice 2, meticulously reconstructed to mirror the memorable town from the original movie. The nostalgic echo of the first Beetlejuice resounds as we see the familiar surroundings come to life again. It’s a feeling I fervently wish could be preserved, even after the cameras stop rolling and the director calls cut, with some of these structures left standing as mementos.

Luna Moon Gothic expressed her thrilling experience on set. Her enthusiastic Facebook post reads:

BEETLEJUICE 2 First Looks!!!

Spooky Road Trip • BEETLEJUICE 2 Movie Set • East Corinth, Vermont

We traveled to East Corinth, Vermont to see the construction of the ‘BEETLEJUICE 2’ set! Everything is being reconstructed to match the first film. Ahhhhh!! You guys…I cannot believe I am here!!

Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that Beetlejuice 2 will be gracing the silver screen on September 6, 2024. Interestingly, this is the same day that Marvel’s “Blade” is slated for release, setting the stage for an exciting cinematic showdown.

The sequel is a follow-up to Tim Burton’s 1988 classic film, which introduced us to the mischievous poltergeist Beetlejuice, portrayed by Michael Keaton. Fans will be thrilled to know that Keaton is reprising his role in the sequel, alongside Winona Ryder, who will return as Lydia Deetz.

Winona Ryder Returns as Lydia Deetz 

The film’s cast is further bolstered by the addition of Jenna Ortega, known for her role in Wednesday. She will be stepping into the shoes of the daughter of Ryder’s character. Also joining the ensemble is Justin Theroux, whose role remains shrouded in mystery for now.

The script has been crafted by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the dynamic duo who previously collaborated with Burton on Wednesday. The film is being brought to life under the banner of Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B.

The original Beetlejuice film was a phenomenal success, both critically and commercially, raking in $74.7 million at the box office. Its influence extended beyond the cinema, inspiring a Broadway musical that earned a Tony nomination. After a four-year run, which was interrupted by the pandemic, the show finally closed its curtains on Broadway in January.

As we eagerly await the return of Beetlejuice, one thing is certain: the sequel promises to be a thrilling ride, filled with the same quirky charm and supernatural shenanigans that made the original a beloved classic. Stay tuned for more updates on Beetlejuice 2!

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‘Salem’s Lot’ Screenplay Writer Gary Dauberman Signs New Deal with Screen Gems and Sony Pictures



Gary Dauberman (The Nun) just signed himself up to create a bunch of new horror projects. It looks like Screen Gems and Sony Pictures are coming around to the idea that horror can be a lucrative endeavor. This new deal gives these two divisions a first look agreement for any future projects involving Gary Dauberman.

Gary Dauberman has made a name for himself recently as one of the modern masters of horror. He has an impressive catalog of horror flicks tied to his name. Some of the more notable flicks include The Nun II, IT Chapter Two, Swamp Thing, Annabelle, Wolves at the Door, and Within.

Salem's Lot Vampire
Salem’s Lot

Even with that impressive list of films behind him, most fans are excited to see what lies in his future. His upcoming titles include Salem’s Lot, Gargoyles, and The Last Train to New York. Fans have been ravenous for updates about Dauberman’s new reimagining of Salem’s Lot. Based on how well his work has done up until this point, I think they will be in for a good time.

Dauberman had the following to say about his new role with Screen Gems:

“I am thrilled to be part of the exciting new chapter of horror at Sony Pictures and Screen Gems. I’m truly inspired by Ashley’s energy, instincts, and vision for the genre space, and I thank Josh and Sanford for their trust and support, and their commitment to horror fans.”

These actions are taking place as Sony Pictures plans to revitalize Screen Gems. Sony intends to use Screen Gems to produce more horror films for a mainstream audience. And who can blame them for that? Putting out more horror with one of the best horror movie writers around sounds like a great idea. Here is hoping that Dauberman is up for the challenge.

That’s all the information we have on this deal at this time. Feel free to check out Dauberman’s full credit list here. As always, make sure to check back here for updates and all of your horror news.

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Director Adam Green Relays a Chilling True Story About the Ski Lift in ‘Frozen’



Just before director Adam Green announced the DVD release of his festival hit Victor Crowley back in 2018, he gave fans a behind-the-scenes tale about another one of his films; Frozen.

As we approach the 14th anniversary of that movie, we thought we would rewind a bit and re-share what he said about his experience on Frozen; his most successful film to date.

In Frozen a group of friends get stuck on a ski lift high above the ground in the middle of a snowstorm and try to figure out how to get down.

The film is not based on a true story, but there is an eerie coincidence as he tells it attached to the film’s location, and he may have had a premonition while riding the lift before cameras even started rolling.

“[We] finally came over these trees and there it was,” conveys Adam while scouting exteriors 50 feet above the ground. “There was the spot and instead of me saying ‘This is where we should shoot the movie,’ for some reason I said ‘This is where they die,’ and the chair just stopped- stopped! And I thought the representative of the mountain was like f***ing with us or something, but no it stopped.”

Adam says he excused the sudden halt to the wind or something else; it’s no rare occurrence that ski lifts stop without warning, but he says it was still really eerie and what was only a few minutes of hanging there in mid-air, felt like an hour.

Here’s the strange part,  as he was shooting the movie he found out from lift operators that someone had taken their own life with a firearm in that exact same location. They even showed a member of the crew the alleged chair that had the bullet hole in it.

Thinking it was still just a rumor, or a local urban legend Adam did more investigating. It wasn’t until Sundance that Adam got confirmation the death was real.

“Somebody in the audience raised their hand, and…said the person’s name. It was a true story, someone did die there. After that point my editor and I started going through all the footage trying to see if there was another voice on the audio or can you see anything.” They didn’t.

However chilling that story is we’d still love to hear if there was ever a conversation with Disney about using them using the name Frozen for their animated hit which came out three years later.

We sadly assume Disney won’t be doing a princess musical about Victor Cowley anytime soon, so we know that copyright is safe.

Green talks about his ski lift premonition at 11:38 in the video below:


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Nicolas Cage Says That He is Going to Quit Making Movies




Nicolas Cage’s persona has become its very own brand of entertainment, a cult of personality. The guy can just talk in an interview and it can go viral. His films over the past few years have ranged from lacking to all-out extraordinary. There is no rhyme or reason to the beats between them either. But, the guy can chuck out a terrible action film and then the next week have A24 films cooking in the box office. Movies like Pig, Mandy, Color Out of Space and Dream Scenario are all singular pieces of work. Whatever the case, Cage is ready to stop making movies.

The actor spoke to Uproxx and said that his interest has now shifted to television. After watching Breaking Bad and seeing how much more can be told in a TV series seems to have the actor excited about the format.

“I am very interested in immersion streaming with episodic television. I have seen things that can be done now with characters and the time they’re given to express themselves. I saw Bryan Cranston stare at a suitcase for an hour on one episode of Breaking Bad. We don’t have time to do that in a feature film, so maybe television is the next best step for me. We’ll see.”

Cage has done a ton of films. For a good while, audiences saw a long string of films from Cage that didn’t hold much water. It wasn’t until the past few years that Cage managed to hit this stride and get a second wind with genre-bending, daring films.

Nicolas Cage in Mandy

“after 45 years of doing this; that in over 100 movies – I feel I’ve pretty much said what I’ve had to say with cinema. And I’d like to leave on a high note and say, ‘Adios.’ I think I have to do maybe three or four more movies before I can get there, and then hopefully switch formats and go into some other way of expressing my acting.” Cage said. “I would’ve liked to have left on a high note, like Dream Scenario. But I have other contracts that I have to fulfill, so we’ll see what happens. I mean, I am going to be very severe and very astringent on the selection process moving forward.” 

Cage will still reserve the right to come back to films if they are giant things that he finds interesting like Face/Off 2 or films in that vein.

Dream Scenario is currently playing in theaters and worth the watch. It takes Cage in a very Freddy Krueger-like direction… with a lot more drama than horror at work.

What do you think about Cage’s decision to quit working in film and focusing on TV? Let us know in the comments.

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