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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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The latest Trailer for ‘Smile’ is Filled With Nightmarish Dread

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The latest trailer for Smile is one that really digs its way under your skin. We had the pleasure of seeing it an early Fantastic Fest screening and the terror in that film is palpable and incredibly intense. It never lets up for a second.

The synopsis for Smile is as follows:

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

The film stars Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Caitlin Stasey with Kal Penn and Rob Morgan.

Smile is in theaters on September 30 with some early showings popping up on September 27. Check local showtimes and don’t miss this one.

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‘Solar Opposites: Halloween Special’ Trailer Takes the Series into the Spooky Season

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Solar Opposites has dropped a trailer for its Halloween Special and it looks like a blast. The Justin Roiland series is a nice change up from the sci-fi antics of Rick and Morty, but still has a lot of the same voices and debauchery. The Halloween episode takes the extraterrestrial family down a path of the macabre and even takes them into hell itself.

The synopsis for Solar Opposites season 3 goes like this:

Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick & Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick & Morty”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.

Solar Opposites: Halloween Special arrives on Hulu beginning October 3.

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First Trailer For ‘The Last of Us’ is All About Brutal Survival

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The first trailer for The Last of Us has finally arrived and it doesn’t let you down in the least. The hit video game series of the same name has given us some truly brutal survival in a savage post-apocolyptic world.

The fact that Chernobyl creator, Craig Mazin is in charge of bringing this brutal world to life is already a sign that we are in the best hands possible. It’s also great to see that the series is taking what existed in the game and just recreating that world and its many beautifully cinematic scenes. If it isn’t broken don’t fix it. I wish more filmmakers would do the same.

The synopsis for The Last of Us goes like this:

Set in the post-apocalyptic United States, the game tells the story of survivors Joel and Ellie as they work together to survive their westward journey across what remains of the country to find a possible cure for the modern fungal plague that has nearly decimated the entire human race.

The Last of Us will arrive on HBO Max beginning in 2023.

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