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‘Vicious Fun’ Trailer Brings 80s Synth and Serial Killers



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Knives and neon, synth and serial killers, Vicious Fun looks like it’s going to be a real treat. The upcoming horror comedy from Breakthrough Entertainment and Black Fawn Films (made in partnership with Particular Crowd) has just released its first trailer, and it’s a blast of murderous mayhem.

Vicious Fun follows Joel (Evan Marsh), a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, who finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming their next victim.

It’s a killer concept (pun not intended, but I’ll keep it) that features some awesome fashion, bumbling cops, bloody murder, and all the fun you want from a retro infused horror film. Seriously, let’s take a moment to appreciate the bleached-blonde Bateman-casual look, and Joel’s Marty McFly vest-over-denim combo. Between the costumes, the sets, and the lighting, I’m completely sold on the visual aesthetic — this film just looks great. 

Shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Vicious Fun is directed by Cody Calahan (The Oak Room), produced by Chad Archibald and Calahan and written by James Villeneuve. 

It features an incredible ensemble cast that includes David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thrills), Evan Marsh (Shazam!, Riot Girls), Amber Goldfarb (TV’s Bad Blood), Ari Millen (TV’s Orphan Black, I’ll Take Your Dead), Julian Richings (TV’s Supernatural, Man of Steel), Robert Maillet (300, Immortals), and Sean Baek (TV’s Killjoys). The film is the first collaboration between Particular Crowd and Breakthrough Entertainment.

Vicious Fun was hands-down the most entertaining set I’ve ever been on,” explains director Cody Calahan. “It was an extremely collaborative process right across the board, from the talent on the screen to the talent behind the scenes. We wanted to make something nostalgic, hilarious, and a film that was just flat-out fun. I think we accomplished that.”

The film is set to have its world premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain this October. 

“We’re incredibly excited to unveil Vicious Fun as part of this year’s Sitges lineup,” states Breakthrough Entertainment’s Feature Film Coordinator Chris Benn. “When you can take an eclectic cast such as this one and drop them into a world full of neon hues, generous blood splatter and 80s synth rock – well, that’s just a cool time at the movies. Vicious Fun is a blast!”

“An outrageous mash-up of dread and humour, Vicious Fun lives up to its title,” said Craig McGillivray, Breakthrough Entertainment’s Vice President of Distribution. “We are thrilled to have Particular Crowd as a partner on this film and look forward to sharing the howls and horrors we’ve created together.”

You can check out the trailer and poster below. For more from Black Fawn Films, you can check out my visit to the set of The Oak Room or click here to learn more about Vicious Fun.

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Lionsgate’s ‘Leprechaun’ Set for a Modern Reimagining



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Lionsgate is setting out on a fresh quest for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Lionsgate Studios are about to give the Leprechaun franchise a flashy new makeover that’s aimed right at modern moviegoers. If you’re keeping count, that’s right, this is the longest-running franchise in Lionsgate’s portfolio.

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The Director calling the shots this time around is Felipe Vargas, the visionary behind the award-winning short film Milk Teeth. Writing the script is Mike Van Waes.

Now, let’s rewind a bit. The original Leprechaun movie, a brainchild of Trimark Pictures, hit the screens way back in 1993. It starred Warwick Davis as a shoe-shining, gold-hoarding, vengeance-hurling leprechaun. The film’s claim to fame, apart from its quirky plot, was featuring Jennifer Aniston in her first film role. Despite being a wild card, the movie became a box office hit and gave birth to a franchise that’s still alive and kicking after three decades.

The Leprechaun movies were adopted by Lionsgate in 2000 when it bought out Trimark, making it a veteran of the studio, even older than the likes of Saw, The Hunger Games, and John Wick. Believe it or not, the movies are still a hit, with Syfy Network running a Leprechaun marathon every St. Patrick’s Day.

Erin Westerman, the big boss at Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, is very happy about the new project. She thinks the franchise still has its magic touch after thirty years, and she’s stoked about the new vision for the film. The team is placing their bets on Vargas to deliver a movie that’s both creepy and entertaining. Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee the project for Lionsgate.

When we have more information about the details of the new Leprechaun film we will be sure to update you. To sign up for our horror movie newsletter sent out every week click here!

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Award-Winning Horror Short Film by Felipe Vargas

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‘The Real Ghostbusters’ Samhain Coming to ‘Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed’




One of The Real Ghostbuster’s biggest and baddest enemies came from noneother than the spirit of Halloween himself. That’s right, Y’all. Samhain has all of our collective horror hearts for looking so damn cool. If you don’t recall, Samhain had a giant pumpkin head and wore a purple cloak. His job every year was to take hold of all the ghosties out in the world and become one with them all in the spirit of Halloween.

The first trailer for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition, introduces us to an all new Nintendo Switch version of the game as well as physical release that we can get our hands on later in the year. For the moment, there is no Samhain in the game, but the DLC that is lined up for the next couple of months is sure to see the return of the Halloween Ghost with the most. All that to say that Samahain is coming to Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed soon.

Of course, the trailer for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed gave us our first look at Samhain. Or, at least it gave us a look at Samhain’s claw, slamming down on Ecto-1 and scratching the hood.

The synopsis for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed goes like this:

In Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore open the Firehouse to you and the next generation of Ghostbusters. This asymmetrical game of hide and seek is a 4v1 setup where players will either play as part of a team of new Ghostbusters or a Ghost. This title not only allows players to enjoy the game solo or with up to four friends, but also features an online and offline single-player mode available in the form of AI-assisted play. Most importantly, the more you play, the more the story will unfold (with cutscenes). Those already playing will be excited to hear that this story will be expanded in the Ecto Edition coming later this year. Whether haunting or hunting, the game is easy to learn and fun to master! 

“As a gamer, I wanted this to be something I would be proud and excited to play.” Illfonic’s Vice President of Technology, Chance Lyon said. “The game will feel very familiar on Switch as on other platforms, and it’s a high-quality port. Most importantly, I’m excited to play the game with my daughter, who games exclusively on the Switch.”


Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition is coming soon and will undoubtedly introduce us to Samhain and his minions.

We will be sure to give you some exact dates as we get closer to them.

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‘Skull Island’ Trailer Unleashes a Bunch of New Monsters




The full trailer for Skull Island has a few new unfortunate souls shipwreck on the island and end up in a fight for their lives. They also find out that their lives are entangled with the monsters and it looks like Kong may be one of the only friends they have.

It’s really cool that this animated series is canon for the ongoing Kong and Godzilla franchise.

The latest trailer from the new Netflix series unleashes Kong on his island and it looks like this will act as cannon for what we saw in the film. That’s right, y’all both Skull Island and Kong V. Godzilla are getting some backing in terms of its story goes.

The synopsis for Kong Skull Island went like this:

Scientists, soldiers, and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.

Skull Island arrives on Netflix beginning June 22.

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