For quite some time, John Carpenter fans have been waiting for him to direct something, anything, and now that time has come. John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams will stream on Peacock beginning next month. Check out the press release and trailer below.
On tree-lined streets filled with children and families … behind the doors of well-appointed homes … in the least assuming neighborhoods, fear awaits, as fans of horror legends John Carpenter and Sandy King know all too well.
On Friday, October 13, Peacock presents John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams, which combines real-life horror with cinematic vision to create a fascinating, frightening limited series that ensures viewers will never look at their neighbors the same way twice. The series conveys the aching terror and unbearable suspense faced by the survivors of real crimes, underscoring the painful truth that they endured crimes in what should have been the safest places of all. JOHN CARPENTER’S SUBURBAN SCREAMS penetrates the veil of security that surrounds our own backyards.
“I always say, ‘Nothing we create is as scary as reality,’ and that’s been the guiding philosophy for the series, which shows that your ‘safe zone’ is never truly safe,” Carpenter says.
The six-episode series combines the aching suspense and visual language of horror films with the tools and techniques of documentaries — creating a uniquely unsettling experience for viewers. It’s produced by the director behind such horror masterpieces as Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, and In the Mouth of Madness, along with producers Sandy King with Tony DiSanto, Jordan Roberts, Patrick Smith, and Andy Portnoy.
Carpenter directs one episode of the series, which weaves together archival footage, personal photos, news clips, and cinematic-level dramatic production. Additional episodes are directed by Roberts, Michelle Latimer, and Jan Pavlacky.
John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams is from Storm King Productions and DIGA Studios. “Victims of these crimes are never the same afterward. What they have lived through is true horror — worse than movies, and too often told from the perspective of the heinous murderers and stalkers,” says King. “No one talks about the wreckage left behind, and that is truly where the drama and the terror lie. We want viewers to come away from Suburban Screams unnerved and frightened but also filled with immense sympathy for the brave souls whose lives were endangered and all too often lost.”
As a blend of reality and scripted programming, John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams captivates viewers by capturing real stories through the eyes of those who lived through these horrifying experiences while lauding both survivors and victims as true heroes.
“Peacock presents John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams, which combines real-life horror with cinematic vision to create a fascinating, frightening limited series that ensures viewers will never look at their neighbors the same way twice. The series conveys the aching terror and unbearable suspense faced by the survivors of real crimes, underscoring the painful truth that they endured crimes in what should have been the safest places of all. John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams penetrates the veil of security that surrounds our own backyards.”
JOHN CARPENTER’S SUBURBAN SCREAMS premieres Friday, October 13, exclusively on Peacock.
Full Trailer For Eli Roth’s ’80s Slasher Homage ‘Thanksgiving’ is Here!
Eli Roth is making his return to the cinema with another seasonal horror tale, this time it takes place during a time when we all should be thankful. And we are. Obviously, it’s called Thanksgiving and the full trailer just dropped today and it looks like a good ole’ ’80s slashery time!
Taking elements from Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine, and Silent Night, Roth has created a retro but modern callback to the horror movies of the ’80s. The film is not yet rated, but based on the trailer, I would predict it’s a hard R (Yay!).
Roth’s original idea was a satire trailer that played in front of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse (2007) which mocked the genre and its penchant for taking holidays and turning them into slasher movies.
This film releases in theaters only on November 17.
After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the holiday. Picking off residents one by one, what begins as random revenge killings are soon revealed to be part of a larger, sinister holiday plan. Will the town uncover the killer and survive the holidays…or become guests at his twisted holiday dinner table?
Jalen Thomas Brooks
and Gina Gershon
[First Photos] ‘The Strangers’ Reboot is Already Made; It Consists of Three Movies
Director Renny Harlin (Deep Blue Sea, Exorcist: The Beginning, Cliffhanger) has been a busy man. He is rebooting The Strangers franchise with a trilogy that he has already completed according to Entertainment Weekly.
Harlin says he shot all of the films in Slovakia at the same time, and production was, “the challenge of a lifetime, but I also really embraced it. On a Monday morning, I could be shooting the second chapter, and Monday afternoon I could be shooting the first chapter, and Tuesday morning I could be shooting the third chapter. it was incredibly demanding for the actors, for the continuity in terms of the make-up and wardrobe, and for my director of photography, because we wanted to create a visual language that develops so that the movies get bigger, more epic, as we go [on]. It just kept all of our juices pumping all the time.”
He remembers the Bryan Bertino-directed 2008 original Strangers which he says impressed him so much that he never forgot it.
“I remember the experience of seeing it,” says Harlin, “I didn’t really know anything about it when I saw it and I just loved it. I thought it was fantastic and it’s stuck in my mind as one of my favorite horror films.”
He adds: “When this opportunity came to me, the idea of not doing a remake or a reboot but doing a trilogy based on the original film, I thought it was an incredible opportunity.”
As for what Harlin’s version is about he says the first movie The Strangers: Chapter 1 pretty much follows the set-up of the original: a couple is terrorized by sociopathic home invaders, and Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 will “explore what happens to the victims of this kind of violence and who the perpetrators are of this kind of violence. Where are they coming from and why?”
The targets in Chapter 1 are played by Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf, Cruel Summer).
The Strangers Trilogy is set for release in theaters next year. Harlin and producer Courtney Solomon will be participating in a panel about the three films at New York Comic Con on Oct. 12.
Original 2008 Trailer:
‘Terrifier 3’ Teaser To Play Ahead of ‘Terrifier 2’ Theatrical Re-Release
Terrifier 2 is returning to theaters nationwide beginning November 1.
Director Damien Leone will give a small on-screen introduction that will include the first public showing of the teaser from Terrifier 3. In addition, the first 100 audience members will receive a Terrifier 3 poster.
Terrifier 2 was the little indie(gogo) movie that could. It turned its shoestring budget of $250k into an $11 million windfall.
“This year has been unlike anything we could have imagined,” says Leone. “To see all the love Terrifier 2 has received and the excitement this release has inspired from fans new and old, is truly beyond words. As a thank you to our fans and the many people who worked tirelessly on this release, we want to bring it back to the big screen where it belongs. And more than that, while fans eagerly await the release of Terrifier 3 next year, we want the chance to share what we’ve been working on for the third installment because a year is just too long to wait.”
As for why the film is getting a re-release after Halloween, Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting/Cineverse, says it’s a fitting adieu to the holiday.
“Terrifier 2’s return to theaters is the perfect farewell to the Halloween season, an event that will have audiences clinging onto their barf bags once again, “said Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting/Cineverse. “This exemplifies the pinnacle of horror cinema, an experience that etches itself into memory. Between the exclusive Terrifier 3 scene that will only be shown in theaters to the exclusive poster, this is a night you won’t want to miss out on.”
For those who haven’t seen Terrifier 2, here is a brief description:
“Set one year after its predecessor, Terrifier 2 continued the gruesome story of Art the Clown and his insatiable thirst for murder. When a sinister force resurrects Art, he is once again upon the unsuspecting residents of Miles County. Back for another Halloween, Art sets his sights on a teenage girl and her little brother, portrayed by LaVera and Elliott Fullam, respectively, delivering a chilling and relentless tale of horror.”