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2018’s Big Horror Film Trend: Inherited Trauma
By sheer coincidence, four of this year’s most poignant and effective horror stories are thematically connected by their exploration of familial mental illness and inherited trauma — the concept of traumatic experiences so deeply affecting that they are passed down from parents to children, whether by nature or nurture (or, in some cases, both). This idea is the driving force behind every terrifying moment in Hereditary, The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects, and Halloween, all of which also happen to have another curious thing in common: Miniature houses.
Don’t Worry, ‘Hocus Pocus’ Fans: Bette Midler Has Officially Joined the Reunion Special
You didn’t really think the Winifred Sanderson would miss all the amok-amok-amok of the Hocus Pocus reunion, did you?
Scott Wilson, Former Star of ‘The Walking Dead,’ Dies at 76
Scott Wilson, an actor best known to contemporary audiences for playing Hershel on the earlier seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead, has passed away at the age of 76. The actor’s representative confirmed the news to TMZ today, noting that Wilson passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles following complications due to leukemia.
AMC Reportedly Expanding ‘The Walking Dead’ Universe With Movies, More Shows
Get ready for a total zombie takeover. Earlier this week, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan teased an expansion of The Walking Dead universe, which would extend through the next 10 years — if not longer. Now, a new report has shed some light on what those plans would entail, including a feature film, more shows and spinoffs, and a version of the hit series set in a different country.
‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Trailer: Mike Flanagan Scares Up a Netflix Series
After terrifying audiences with last year’s Gerald’s Game, filmmaker Mike Flanagan has returned to Netflix for another horror adaptation starring Carla Gugino. The first trailer for The Haunting of Hill House has arrived, teasing Flanagan’s new series based on the beloved Shirley Jackson story of the same name. In addition to looking spooky AF, the series looks like a real bummer — but like, in a good way.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Concept Art Reveals How Lucasfilm ‘Remade’ the Millennium Falcon
With Solo hitting home video formats in a couple of weeks, Lucasfilm has unleashed several pieces of really cool concept art for the Falcon, giving us a closer look at how they de-aged one of the film’s most significant characters.
Burt Reynolds, Hollywood Icon, Has Died at 82
Burt Reynolds, the iconic mustachioed star of classics ranging from Smokey and the Bandit to Boogie Nights, has passed away at the age of 82. The actor died early Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, as confirmed by his manager. No cause of death has been given at this time.
James Gunn’s Firing Could Also Affect ‘Avengers 4’
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Marvel placed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on hold in the wake of James Gunn’s firing. Despite the best efforts of his cast and a meeting with Disney head Alan Horn, Gunn won’t be returning to the MCU for the foreseeable future, leaving Vol. 3 — and its affect on the overall MCU narrative — in purgatory. According to Dave Bautista, the Guardians sequel isn’t the only movie impacted by Gunn’s firing.
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Adds Dominic Monaghan
The next chapter in the Star Wars saga just turned into a LOST reunion, as Dominic Monaghan has joined the cast of Episode IX. Monaghan, who also appeared in Peter Jackson’s Lords of the Rings trilogy, will re-team with director J.J. Abrams for the upcoming sequel, which will conclude the Skywalker family story once and for all.
‘Bond 25’ Director Shortlist Reportedly Includes Edgar Wright, Jean-Marc Vallee
The Bond producing team is moving quickly to secure Danny Boyle’s replacement, and a new report reveals the four names at the top of their shortlist.