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Taissa Farmiga: A New Generation’s Scream Queen

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If you don’t know Taissa Farmiga by name, you certainly know her by her work.  With her resume quickly filling up with roles in the horror genre, both on television as well as in movies, it is quite possible Farmiga is on the fast track to becoming our next scream queen!

Her television debut came with the sensational FX horror drama American Horror Story in season one’s Murder House.  Farmiga was only seventeen when she portrayed the role of Violet, the angst-ridden daughter of the Harmon family who unknowingly move into a haunted house. Unbeknownst to them a rich history still lurks within the walls.  She was also the envy of many fangirls (and no doubt fanboys) who swooned over her on-screen boyfriend Tate Langdon, portrayed by Evan Peters.

Their onscreen relationship, unhealthy as it may have been, oozed with the dark gothic romance every high school Goth yearned for.  The broken bad boy that only your love can fix and make better, who hasn’t been there?  Oh if he would only accept you into his heart so you could save him from his own self-destructing ways!  Not only did the premiere of American Horror Story catapult Farmiga into fame, but Peters as well.

Farmiga continued her rise to success in the American Horror Story franchise, each time playing a different character, each one being different from the last.  She took a starring role in season 3, American Horror Story: Coven where she played young witch Zoe Benson.  Zoe is a young witch slowly discovering her powers in a school catering to those with similar special abilities; and no, I’m not talking Harry Potter here.  She then made a brief appearance in American Horror Story: Roanoke.  The creators of the ongoing series enjoy re-using cast members and it would be no surprise to see Farmiga in a future season.

In 2015 she took the leading role in The Final Girls, a horror story crossed with comedy in a way only the most dedicated horror fans of the 1980s could appreciate.  This movie was pure gold!  The comedy was balanced perfectly with the horror, and Farmiga played the straight girl.  She made every final girl’s journey; from unsure, awkward teenager to badass hero in the most graceful of ways.  Her emotions were accurate and believable, and her transition to badass wasn’t forced.

Most currently it has been announced Farmiga has accepted the role of Sister Irene in The Nun.  This latest movie is based on the collection of stories told by real-life ghost hunters, Ed and Lorraine Warren, and will continue along the storyline we first saw glimpses of in The Conjuring series.  The movie is set to release in July 2018.

Taissa Farmiga broke into the Hollywood scene confidently and surprisingly fast as she acquired roles that surely the most experienced actors fought over.  It is no doubt in my mind we will be seeing this young actress as a leading contender for the scream queen of the new generation.

Read more about Taissa’s role in The Nun here!

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Doug Bradley Wants To Play Pinhead Again In A ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ Movie Adaptation

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This is exciting news for fans of the actor and the franchise. In an exclusive interview with Bloody Disgusting, Doug Bradley says, I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. Check out more of what he says in the interview below.

Movie Scene from Hellraiser (1987)

Doug Bradley says, “I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. I’ve never said I’m retired from it. I’m sensible about these things, too. I was in my mid-30s when I first played the character, and I was just turning 50 when I played him the last time. I ain’t in that age range anymore. I’m now in my 70th year, and to some extent, I think special effects makeup is a younger man’s game.”

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Then, when talking about a movie adaptation of The Scarlet Gospels, he says “If we did that, we could maybe present an older Pinhead to be aware of the fact that I am the age I am, that time and gravity does what time and gravity does. An older, darker Pinhead would intrigue me, one not so much in love with the flippant one-liners and the witty comebacks and so forth.”

Deleted Scene from Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988)

The Scarlet Gospels is a novel written by Clive Barker that was published in 2015. It served as a continuation of his novel The Hellbound Heart and the Harry D’Amour stories. The book followed the story of the Hell Priest, the demonic Cenobite nicknamed “Pinhead”, and his efforts to gain power. Occult detective Harry D’Amour must journey into Hell to rescue his friend and stop the Hell Priest’s plans.”

Movie Scene from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

While Bradley does state he is too old for the role, The Scarlet Gospels follows an older pinhead which would work perfectly for the actor. Are you excited about the news of him playing the character again if this adaptation happens? Let us know in the comments below.

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Season 5 of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Is Greenlit

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Whether you liked Issa López’s interpretation of HBO’s True Detective: Night Country, the streamer has given her the go-ahead for another season, the fifth for the long-running series.

That’s right López will once again take the reigns of True Detective which HBO says the Night Country installment was its most-watched season of the creepy series to date, with its finale (aired on February 18) getting the highest viewership numbers since its premiere in January.

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True Detective: Night Country

“From conception to release, ‘Night Country’ has been the most beautiful collaboration and adventure of my entire creative life,” López told Variety. “HBO trusted my vision all the way, and the idea of bringing to life a new incarnation of ‘True Detective’ with Casey, Francesca and the whole team is a dream come true. I can’t wait to go again.”

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Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming added, “Issa López is that one-of-a-kind, rare talent that speaks directly to HBO’s creative spirit. She helmed ‘True Detective: Night Country’ from start to finish, never once faltering from her own commendable vision, and inspiring us with her resilience both on the page and behind the camera. Alongside Jodie and Kali’s impeccable performances, she’s made this installation of the franchise a massive success, we are so lucky to have her as part of our family.”

López was very verbal on social media about doing Night Country, from the announcement she got the gig, until its completion. You might know her work outside of HBO starting with the sublime 2017 supernatural thriller Tigers Are Not Afraid.

Some viewers were divided on the supernatural direction Lopez took True Detective, but the overall consensus is that it was a great twist to an already phenomenal series.

True Detective: Night Country stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as two investigators examining the strange mass death of an Ennis, Alaska research team who may or may not have succumbed to a curse perpetuated by the indigenous people of the area.

There is no word yet on plot details but keep checking back with us and we will keep you posted.

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Josh Brolin Replaces Pedro Pascal in New Zach Cregger Film ‘Weapons’

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Horror fans who loved Zach Cregger’s Barbarian will be excited to hear that his new project Weapons is still in active production. An exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter states that Josh Brolin is in negation for the film’s lead role.

The role was originally meant for Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us) but a scheduling conflict with the new Fantastic Four film has caused him to leave the project. This is an interesting decision on the part of Pascal. The Fantastic Four film franchise hasn’t exactly gone well in the past. But hey, there’s a first time for everything, right?

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Pedro Pascal

Luckily, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) is showing up to fill the position. Horror fans have been wildly excited about the new project from Zach Cregger, even though very little is known about the project.

The Hollywood Report states that the film is ‘an interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of Magnolia“. And I’ll be honest, I have no idea what that means, but it sounds amazing. If anyone can pull off a film like that, it’s Josh Brolin.

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This would technically be Josh Brolin’s first horror film. The actor has been known to be very picky about who he worked with in the past. Fans are taking this as an indication that the film will be well written. Or at the very least, have an original concept.

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