There may be a million Halloween movies out there but that hasn’t stopped them making another…
Bringing back Jamie-Lee Curtis, our original Scream Queen heroine, the film revolves around Laurie Stroud in her final showdown with brother and serial killer Micheal Myers.
Yes, OK. We’ve had too many of these movies and I’m pretty sure that Laurie and Michael have died and returned like a gazillion times. But, whatever, we’re stoked for this. What do you think?
Halloween is out on 19th October!
Brian Henson may be known as the son of The Muppets and The Labyrinth mastermind Jim Henson, but he has a pretty impressive body of work himself. As well as puppetry on Return to Oz and Little Shop of Horrors, he took over Muppet directing duties after his father past away. With the greatest Muppet movie, (The Muppet Christmas Carol) under his belt, it was inevitable he would one day return to directing puppets.
Yet The Happytime Murders is maybe not what audiences had expected. The new comedy, featuring Melissa McCarthy and Bill Barretta, aims to show us just what puppets get up to when they are not singing and dancing.
When a string of puppet murders cannot be explained, Detective Connie Edwards, (McCarthy) teams up with her ex-partner Phil Phillips, (Barretta) to find who is killing the cuddly victims. The film is a dark-humoured take on a world shared between humans and puppets. They may have entertained children back in the day but these puppets drink, take drugs, have sex and just about everything else in this laugh out loud look at the film.
As this is a more adult take, the film will feature no known Muppets or Seaseam Street characters, despite the clear satire to both. With shows like Mongrels and Avenue Q, puppets have always lent themselves to mischief but will audience like this edgier take on them? The film also stars Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks. The Happytime Murders hits cinemas this August.
The first trailer featuring the newest incarnation of Lisbeth Salander has arrived. The Stieg Larsson creation, introduced to us in the Millennium series of books and the original Swedish film trilogy. This time, acclaimed English actress, Claire Foy takes the lead as the hacker and investigator.
This latest take is based on David Lagercrantz continued novels. The Girl in the Spiders Web sees Lisbeth reinvented as a violent protector of women. Beginning with her exacting gruesome revenge on a wife beating CEO, a mysterious figure from her past comes back to haunt her. The trailer looks to follow the same eerie feel, with sadistic elements that has made Nordic thrillers so popular over the last decade.
The iconic lead role has now been played originally by Noomi Rapace, as well as Rooney Mara in the American remake. This film serves as a direct sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film, but with an entirely new cast. Foy looks nearly unrecognisable as Salander and the role feels like a versatile jump for the actress, who is known for playing the Queen. Will another reboot kickstart the series again?
This take is directed by Fede Alvarez, know for horrors Don’t Breath and Evil Dead. The new cast also feature Sverrir Gudnasons as Mikael Blomkvist. With Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang and LaKeith Stanfield.
The film will be released this November.