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SLEEPAWAY CAMP IV: THE SURVIVOR (1994/2012)

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The phrase "twenty years in the making" gets thrown around an awful lot.  But in the case of today's sequel, that's exactly the case.  Filming began in 1994 and was halted.  Many, many years later, the film was "finished."  This is 2012's Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor.

Breakdown:
Allison Kramer suffers recurring nightmares and selective amnesia. She returns to camp to discover the truth only to find dark memories coming to life before her very eyes.

From IMDb

My thoughts:
I remember reading about this SC4 on horror websites back in the early 2000s, wondering if it was truly a real thing or not.  And definitive proof came when the Sleepaway Camp Survival Kit DVD box set was released, which contained the infamous bonus disc with all the footage.  The footage didn't impress, and it still doesn't.  But that's okay, at least the damned thing got finished...sort of.

Trailer:

HATCHET Reboot, VICTOR CROWLEY, Shocks Audiences

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Filmmaker Adam Green shocked the audience at this tenth-anniversary screening for Hatchet by showing them a completely different movie.  In fact, the audience was treated to a reboot, Victor Crowley, instead.

From Entertainment Weekly:
EW can exclusively reveal that writer-director Adam Green has secretly made a fourth film in his Hatchet slasher franchise. The movie is called Victor Crowley and once again stars Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th) as the Louisiana swamp-dwelling, supernatural killer after whom the new movie is named. The film is being described as a reboot and is set ten years after the massacre featured in the series’ first three movies (2006’s Hatchet, 2010’s Hatchet II, and 2013’s Hatchet III). Victor Crowley costars Hatchet franchise veteran Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) as well as Laura Ortiz (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV’s Impractical Jokers). Victor Crowley is written and directed by Green who penned all three …

Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips Making THE JOKER Origin Story

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Yes, you read that right.  Martin Scorsese is producing an origin story movie for the famed DC villain The Joker.  What's stranger?  Todd Phillips, director Road Trip and The Hangover trilogy, is directing the film -- in which he's also co-writing with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver.

It's been a strange day.

From Deadline:
Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. The studio has set The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the iconic characters. The story goes even deeper to the details...
I’m told that the intention is to make an origin story that isn’t part of an…

THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2 Trailer Released

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I had no idea there was a sequel for The Houses October Built being made, so you can imagine my surprise when the trailer for the sequel was released earlier.

Here's the official synopsis:
Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton – a group who take “extreme haunt” to another level – five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins… And the trailer...


The Houses October Built 2 will haunt you on September 22.

URBAN LEGENDS: BLOODY MARY (2005)

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Today, we take a look back at a sequel that sort of came out of nowhere.  Four years (seemed a lot longer) after Urban Legends: Final Cut, we got a direct-to-video sequel in the UL franchise that took a step back from the teen slasher sub-genre and into the realm of the supernatural.  This is 2005's Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.

Breakdown:
On Homecoming night, Samantha, Gina, and Mindy are having a slumber party at Sam's house due to being black-listed by the sexy football players. Since the dance and game are out of the question, the trio stays up and entertains themselves with Urban Legends..all leading up to BLOODY MARY. With nothing better to do and a whole night to waste, Sam chants "Bloody Mary." Her friends laugh... "Bloody Mary." More laughter. On the third and final "Bloody Mary," the friends are kidnapped by three jocks and return soon thereafter, shaken but well. Sam begins having hallucinations and soon bodies turn up - is it all a high …

Ivan Drago Prepping For CREED 2

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Hopefully, you got around to seeing the latest Rocky installment, Creed.  It was a fantastic film that pushed the series in a new direction with Sylvester Stallone still very much involved.  A sequel was a no-brainer, and here's our first look at Dolph Lundgren getting back into "Ivan Drago" shape for the next movie.

How much Drago will be involved in Creed 2 is still unknown.  But I'm pumped.

Getting ready for something big! 👊 @officialslystallone #Creed2 #IvanDrago A post shared by Dolph Lundgren (@dolphlundgren) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:30am PDT
Creed 2 is expected sometime in 2018.