Mike Flanagan constantly destroys me with his work. He is a master of combining monumental substance within the horror genre. His work on both Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Hill House has been insanely great stuff. His next up is an adaptation of Christopher Pike’s, The Midnight Club.
The trailer hits like a ton of bricks featuring a fantastic slowed-down version of The Toadies Possum Kingdom. A fantastic trailer with a great buzz about the trailer.
The synopsis for The Midnight Club goes like this:
“At a hospice with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. A new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass), and Leah Fong, based on the creative work of bestselling author Christopher Pike.“
Midnight Club stars Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, with Zach Gilford and Heather Langenkamp.
The Midnight Club arrives on Netflix beginning October 7.
Final Casting Call For Squid Game: The Challenge
The upcoming reality game show based around the popular Squid Game series is doing one last push for contestants. Do you think you have what it takes to grab the $4.56 million cash prize?
Squid Game: The Challenge will have 456 players that will battle each other in real-life competitions.
The chosen group of contestants will go through a series of games inspired by the original show, plus new additions, which are all intended to test their strategies, alliances, and character as others are eliminated around them.
Be A Contestant in Squid Game: The Challenge
Do you think you have what it takes to be the last one standing in what some are saying is the biggest reality competition ever? If so, you can apply to be on the reality competition show by visiting SquidGameCasting.com
Ti West’s ‘Pearl’ Made It Hard For Director Martin Scorsese to Sleep After Watching
Ti West has had a great run of films. Everything he does is compelling work. His latest work with Mia Goth in both X and Pearl have been some of the director’s most popular works and for good reason. Both films are uniquely their own and speak a very specific cinematic language. Pearl goes full-on prequel and is an amazing piece of work for taking on this technicolor throwback that really does sizzle.
Martin Scorsese is easily one of film’s finest directors in our history. I mean Casino, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas? That is a titan of cinema. Scorsese recently took in a showing of Pearl and the legendary director was absolutely smitten with the picture and Ti West’s ability. It isn’t easy to keep the director of Casino up at night or to get him to love contemporary works, but Pearl surely did just that.
“Ti West’s movies have a kind of energy that is so rare these days, powered by a pure, undiluted love for cinema,” Scorsese told A24. “You feel it in every frame. A prequel to X made in a diametrically opposite cinematic register (think ’50s Scope color melodramas), Pearl makes for a wild, mesmerizing, deeply – and I mean deeply – disturbing 102 minutes. West and his muse and creative partner Mia Goth really know how to toy with their audience … before they plunge the knife into our chests and start twisting. I was enthralled, then disturbed, then so unsettled that I had trouble getting to sleep. But I couldn’t stop watching.”
The synopsis for Pearl goes like this:
Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Hoping for a more glamorous life, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations and repressions all collide to horrific effect.
If I was Ti West, I would have shrunk into a little ball and then become pure energy and exploded. I mean, I can’t imagine hearing Scorsese compliment work like that. Truly amazing!
Have you seen Pearl yet? If you haven’t it is worth the trip to the theater.
‘NFT’ Trailer Introduces First Crypto Horror Film
The Stylist’s Najarra Townsend stars in the upcoming crypto horror film, NFT. The film follows a sort of cursed NFT that ultimately leads to death and other strange occurrences. NFT’s have been a point of a ton of discourse over the last couple of years. The strange art that is part investment part IP has caused war online between folks who love them and the tons more that hate them. So, it makes a horror film based on them that much more interesting.
The synopsis for NFT goes like this:
NFT follows a group of crypto-savvy millennials trying to escape their 9-5s by flipping NFTs as a side hustle. After buying into a supposedly ‘cursed’ NFT collection, they begin experiencing mysterious occurrences and will now have to fight for their lives.
NFT stars stars David Wayman (The Ledge), Mariah Nonnemacher (Terminator: Dark Fate), Durassie Kiangangu, Amelie Edwards, Nobuse Jnr, Jasmine Clark and Charlie Rich.
We will be sure to keep you updated on all things NFT.