Piggy already has a huge place in my horror-loving heart. This one will speak well to the outsider. There is a ton of great social commentary throughout about our true selves and society’s shaming, cliques, and bullies. It is already one of my fave of the year.
The synopsis for Piggy goes like this:
With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent’s butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who drives off with them in his van. When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger — an interest that’s mutual — she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.
The film stars Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro & Camielle Aguilar, with the special collaborations of Pilar Castro and Claudia Salas.
Piggy arrives October 7 exclusively in Drafthouse theaters and on VOD beginning October 14.
‘Halloween Ends’ Featurette Reveals the End of Jamie Lee Curtis’s Time as a Final Girl
Halloween Ends is coming up in a little under a month and we can’t wait to see how David Gordon Green finishes out his trilogy of films. This will bring an end to Jamie Lee Curtis’s time as the final girl, Laurie Strode. It is a bit of a bitter pill to swallow, but I think we should count ourselves lucky that she came back to the franchise to begin with. Looking back to the first Halloween by Green, it wasn’t originally a certainty that Curtis would come back to begin with. So, here we are 3 movies later and it’s pretty dang awesome that we got to see her play the role that many times.
The latest featurette dives behind the scenes and reveals the final battle between Myers and Strode. Plus, we get a look at how Curtis is dealing with the end of an era.
The Halloween Ends synopsis goes like this:
Four years after her last encounter with masked killer Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is living with her granddaughter and trying to finish her memoir. Myers hasn’t been seen since, and Laurie finally decides to liberate herself from rage and fear and embrace life. However, when a young man stands accused of murdering a boy that he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that forces Laurie to confront the evil she can’t control.
Halloween Ends arrives in theaters beginning on October 14.
Eli Roth’s New Series, ‘Urban Legend’ Gets First Trailer
Eli Roth has a heck of a deal with Travel Channel. The dude has not one but three new specials coming up. This includes two new series and a Halloween special. That must have been great for Roth.
His upcoming series’ Urban Legend and My Possessed Pet are both unique stories taking things to very interesting new places. One series focuses on anthology tales of focusing on classic urban legends and a story that focuses on deceased pets.
The synopsis for Urban Legend goes like this:
Based on widely shared “true” stories that happened to a friend of a friend … of a friend, each episode of URBAN LEGEND is a mini-horror film cinematically crafted to deliver a hyper-suspenseful and tension-fueled experience. Featuring lurking psychopaths, murderous mysteries, creepy creatures and twisting tales, these disturbing legends prey on our most deeply embedded fears to shock and terrify. This nightmarish anthology series, under the creative guidance of master of horror Eli Roth, showcases eight one-hour episodes of classic urban legends as you’ve never seen them before.
The synopsis for My Possessed Pet goes like this:
The series explores the true, terrifying tales of what happens when evil spirits, curses and demons take over family pets. Each of the four one-hour episodes will follow the chilling and deeply personal story of someone who has had their profound and loving relationship ripped apart by supernatural forces beyond their control. Using dramatic recreations, the real owners share how the beloved member of their family, that once had brought joy to their lives, transformed into the most horrible situation imaginable.
All that in addition to a Halloween special that Roth is doing with Zak Bagans called The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno.
My Possessed Pet premieres on September 30 and Urban Legend premieres on October 28. Roth and Bagan’s Halloween special The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno premieres on October 31.
New ‘Hellraiser’ Trailer Unveils Pinhead and Other Cenobites
The first trailer for Hulu’s Hellraiser is finally here! It gives us our first look at our new Pinhead as well as a couple of other Cenobites that are going to be the source of new and hellish nightmares. Jamie Clayton is playing Pinhead this time around and she looks to be doing it very well. That voice alone sent shivers up my spine. Good stuff!
In David Bruckner’s reimagining of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, we are getting a new approach to the classics. Even the box is very different and very organic in this iteration. There also seems to be an awesome organic approach to the wardrobe of the Cenobites. It is carved directly into the flesh, which I’m really loving.
The synopsis for Hellraiser goes like this:
In “Hellraiser,” a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.
Hellraiser stars Odessa A’zion (“Fam,” “Grand Army”), Jamie Clayton (“The L Word: Generation Q,” “Sense8”), Adam Faison (“Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” “Yes Day”), Drew Starkey (“Outer Banks,” “The Devil All the Time”), Brandon Flynn (“Ratched,” “13 Reasons Why”), Aoife Hinds (“The Long Call,” “Normal People”), Jason Liles (“Stereoscope,” “Rampage”), Yinka Olorunnife (“The Transporter”), Selina Lo (“Boss Level,” “Q8 Unleashed”), Zachary Hing (“Halo”), Kit Clarke (“Leonardo”), with Goran Visnjic (“The Boys,” “Timeless”) and Hiam Abbass (“Succession,” “Blade Runner 2049”).
Hellraiser arrives on Hulu beginning October 7.