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‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot Cancelled by Paramount

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Those of you that have been following this story may have seen our article last night regarding the pulling of World War Z 2 and the Friday the 13th reboot from the Paramount release schedule, but a few hours after making both movies “undated”, Paramount has decided to pull the plug on the Friday the 13th reboot altogether.

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According to Hollywood Reporter, the Rings movie could be one of the reasons for the cancellation, along with the current rights litigation and its $21 million budget. Due to the disappointing earnings for Rings on its opening weekend and the fact that it focuses on the same audience might play a large part in it being axed (or machete-d, for lack of better words).

Friday the 13th was due to begin photography in the next couple months for its October release. It seems we won’t be getting a young Jason Voorhees any time soon. Many fans of the World War Z movie are now holding their breaths, hoping its sequel doesn’t receive the same fate. But if we know anything about Jason Voorhees, he doesn’t easily stay dead.

If anything happens regarding the Friday the 13th reboot or World War Z, we will keep you updated, but as it stands, a close source told Hollywood Reporter regarding the reboot that the, “the production was not ready to go at this date.”

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The Grinch Goes for Gore in ‘The Mean One’

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The Mean One takes The Grinch and inserts a lot of gore and horror into its foundation. Recently, movies like this one and Winnie The Pooh’s Blood and Honey are taking beloved tales and turning them to horror. We can totally get behind the new trend. The Mean One stars Terrifier’s Art the Clown actor David Howard Thornton as The Grinch. That’s just one more reason to be excited about the macabre take on the classic Suess tale.

The synopsis for The Mean One goes like this:

“a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but when the Mean One launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose – trapping and killing the monster.”

We can’t wait for the trailer for this one. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long since the full teaser drops on Monday (November 28).The Mean One arrives in theaters beginning December 9.

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‘Fear’ Trailer Introduces an Entity That Makes Your Worst Fears Come True

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Deon Taylor is severely underrated as a director and producer. His work has been a penchant of horror, thriller and social commentary that is absolutely biting. These have included Fatale, Black and Blue, The Intruder, Traffik, and more. His latest film, Fear takes a group of friends on a vacation who come across an entity that is capable of making your worse fears come true.

Taylor’s work is a tapestry of a throwback to grindhouse thrillers combined with a strong current of the strongest of black filmmaking voices in the 1970s. I’m always on the lookout for what Taylor is up to next.

The synopsis for Fear goes like this:

In this psychological horror film, a group of friends gather for a much-needed weekend getaway at a remote and historic hotel.  Celebration turns into terror as one by one, each guest faces their own worst fear.

The film stars Joseph Sikora Andrew Bachelor, Annie Ilonzeh, Ruby Modine, Iddo Goldberg, Terrence Jenkins, Jessica Allain and TIP “T.I.” HARRIS.

Fear arrives in theaters beginning January 27.

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Netflix’s Stalker-Focused ‘You’ Gets Season 4 Release Date

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Joe is heading to London. The strangely loveable stalker (words nobody ever dreamt they would say before watching You) is in hiding following the finale of season three. He has taken on a new identity and has hopped over the pond. The new season will undoubtedly find Joe smitten with an all-new unfortunate human being. Penn Badgley is once again taking on the challenging role.

The new season of You announced its two-part release date. The first half in February and the second half launches not long after in March.

The synopsis for You season 4 goes like this:

“After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg has fled to Europe to escape his messy past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, to pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites…

You arrives on Netflix beginning February 4 followed by the second half on March 9.

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