Jordan Peele’s successful big screen horror debut didn’t go unnoticed this year by those behind the Golden Globe nomination sand awards. Yet Get Out, this potential horror of the year calibre film which broke grounds with it’s racial themes has been nominated for a few awards, as a comedy.
Now, to be nominated is an award in itself, but is there something underlying within this nomination that is offensive and/or demonstrative. Jordan Peele as well didn’t receive a nomination for screenplay or director, which I find appalling.
Is this yet another istitiuonal racism or classism display. Has Peele’s past performances and film/TV history given way to him being pigeonholed.
Yet, there was one sound nomination, and that was lead actor Daniel Kaluuya being nominated for best performance in a motion picture, FOR A COMEDY OR MUSICAl.
It’s name is The Lipstick Face Demon and it is synonymous with the Insidious franchise that burst onto the scene in 2010.
The highly anticipated newest addition to the franchise, The Last Key, release date is growing closer (January 5, 2018), and with a recent TV spot and now officially launched trailer, the demon which we thought was banished has returned to fuel our thrist for the newest film.
The horrorverse has expanded into the realms of TV in abundance over the past few years. It has downplayed the scare aspects and rather broadened the definition of what horror is,making it much more than an event as opposed to an experience. Yet with the increase in sci-fi or fantasy horror through TV, the continuum of horror in film may have been altered. Much like new Netflix horror, Altered Carbon.Taking a page out of shows like Stranger Things, this sci-fi horror registers as a horror film based on it’s dark representation of a sci-fi world, but is it really a horror. I’ll let you watch the trailer and decide.
The film will be available to watch on Netflix February 2nd.
Mastermind behind horror film Get Out, Jordan Peele, is continuing his rise to horror stardom by directing a new version of The Twilight Zone, and it’s coming to TV, kind of.
Peele, formally known as one a half of hilarious skit Key & Peele, broke out this year with undoubtably the best horror movie of 2017, Get Out. Since than he has teamed up with Spike Lee for another upcoming racially fuelled horror and has become a cultural icon. Now he is embarking on brining back The Twilight Zone, but instead of it coming to the small screen, it will be delivered on a smaller screen, on CBS All Access.
The pilot is being written by Marco Ramirez (Daredevil).
It has been brought to light recently, that much like ten years earlier with Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of his novel The Shining, Misery wasn’t exactly a film that King wanted to create/happy with the result.
Misery director Rob Reiner stated that “Here he was, a writer of horror books, books with supernatural elements to it, and he also wanted to express himself as a writer.”
Reiner goes on to say that ‘it was personal’ and the book wasn’t meant to be glorified on the big screen. He said what made the film go forth was that King trusted him due to earlier work together and that if anyone was going to avenge Kubrick’s mistakes he trusted Reiner.
The news is interesting, being unleashed in a year were King has immortalized himself in the trans-universe of horror.
Quentin Tarantino has been quiet in between his announcement surrounding the Weinstein case. This also relates to his prolonged absence from the horror scene that he once inspired.
Yet, fear not fans of this mastermind, as his Charles Manson masterpiece, despite being within it’s infancy is begging to circulate. Margot Robbie is the hopeful to play Sharron Tate, the same person Tarantino is hoping to instrument for the anniversary release date of the film, a mere years on from the slayings. Other big names such as Leo Di Caprio and Tom Cruise have been linked to the film but with little to no details all are just rumours. What we do know is that with the announcement of the release date (August 19th, 2019) in the wake of Charles Manson’s passing it is only fitting that the aforementioned date has significance.
When we talk about the great slasher movies that paved the way for a sustainable horror genre, Halloween, Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream are just some of the names that come to mind. Yet the 100 million dollar club has welcomed a new member whose name should now be synonymous with, and that’s Blumhouse and Universals post modern slasher, Happy Death Day.
Made on an exclusively low 4 million, the slasher a few months on from release has joined other new age slashers such as Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Freddy Vs Jason to make a revenue of 100 million dollars.
Is this a sign of things to come in the horror sub genre of Slashers? With the talks of new remakes of iconic horror films coming to our screen in 2018, and with the very generous earnings the genre as a whole made this year, it’s safe to say that maybe horror has been reborn in 2017.