The upcoming reality game show based around the popular Squid Game series is doing one last push for contestants. Do you think you have what it takes to grab the $4.56 million cash prize?
Squid Game: The Challenge will have 456 players that will battle each other in real-life competitions.
The chosen group of contestants will go through a series of games inspired by the original show, plus new additions, which are all intended to test their strategies, alliances, and character as others are eliminated around them.
Be A Contestant in Squid Game: The Challenge
Do you think you have what it takes to be the last one standing in what some are saying is the biggest reality competition ever? If so, you can apply to be on the reality competition show by visiting SquidGameCasting.com
Ti West’s ‘Pearl’ Made It Hard For Director Martin Scorsese to Sleep After Watching
Ti West has had a great run of films. Everything he does is compelling work. His latest work with Mia Goth in both X and Pearl have been some of the director’s most popular works and for good reason. Both films are uniquely their own and speak a very specific cinematic language. Pearl goes full-on prequel and is an amazing piece of work for taking on this technicolor throwback that really does sizzle.
Martin Scorsese is easily one of film’s finest directors in our history. I mean Casino, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas? That is a titan of cinema. Scorsese recently took in a showing of Pearl and the legendary director was absolutely smitten with the picture and Ti West’s ability. It isn’t easy to keep the director of Casino up at night or to get him to love contemporary works, but Pearl surely did just that.
“Ti West’s movies have a kind of energy that is so rare these days, powered by a pure, undiluted love for cinema,” Scorsese told A24. “You feel it in every frame. A prequel to X made in a diametrically opposite cinematic register (think ’50s Scope color melodramas), Pearl makes for a wild, mesmerizing, deeply – and I mean deeply – disturbing 102 minutes. West and his muse and creative partner Mia Goth really know how to toy with their audience … before they plunge the knife into our chests and start twisting. I was enthralled, then disturbed, then so unsettled that I had trouble getting to sleep. But I couldn’t stop watching.”
The synopsis for Pearl goes like this:
Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Hoping for a more glamorous life, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations and repressions all collide to horrific effect.
If I was Ti West, I would have shrunk into a little ball and then become pure energy and exploded. I mean, I can’t imagine hearing Scorsese compliment work like that. Truly amazing!
Have you seen Pearl yet? If you haven’t it is worth the trip to the theater.
‘NFT’ Trailer Introduces First Crypto Horror Film
The Stylist’s Najarra Townsend stars in the upcoming crypto horror film, NFT. The film follows a sort of cursed NFT that ultimately leads to death and other strange occurrences. NFT’s have been a point of a ton of discourse over the last couple of years. The strange art that is part investment part IP has caused war online between folks who love them and the tons more that hate them. So, it makes a horror film based on them that much more interesting.
The synopsis for NFT goes like this:
NFT follows a group of crypto-savvy millennials trying to escape their 9-5s by flipping NFTs as a side hustle. After buying into a supposedly ‘cursed’ NFT collection, they begin experiencing mysterious occurrences and will now have to fight for their lives.
NFT stars stars David Wayman (The Ledge), Mariah Nonnemacher (Terminator: Dark Fate), Durassie Kiangangu, Amelie Edwards, Nobuse Jnr, Jasmine Clark and Charlie Rich.
We will be sure to keep you updated on all things NFT.
‘Let the Right One In’ Trailer Tells The Bloody Vampire Tale in a TV Series
Let the Right One In is heading to Showtime in a TV series format this time around. The previous two releases of the film have been a Swedish version as well as a Matt Reeves American remake film. The story is taken from the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
This version is going to switch focus by focusing on the young vampire and her caretaker. That relationship hasn’t been explored in depth outside of the novel.
The synopsis for Let the Right One In goes like this:
Inspired by the original hit Swedish novel and film, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN centers on Mark (Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor (Baez) whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive. With these emotionally charged and terrifying ingredients as a starting point, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN will upend genre expectations, turning a naturalistic lens on human frailty, strength and compassion.
Let the Right One In arrives on Showtime beginning October 9.