March 2024

One Planet Of The Apes Movie Has An Embarrassingly Low Rotten Tomatoes Score

One Planet of the Apes movie holds a lower critic score on Rotten Tomatoes than any of the others … and it’s not the Tim Burton film.

Stranger Things’ Gory Mind Flayer VFX Were Almost Too Graphic For Netflix

Stranger Things season 3 features some of the nastier visual effects of the entire series thanks to the Mind Flayer and some not-so-lucky rats.

Star Trek IV Was Originally About Saving Something Much Smaller Than Whales

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home originally had the crew saving a different marine creature instead of whales.

The Powerpuff Girls Became A Timeless Hit Thanks To Another Cartoon Network Series

Cartoon Network rejected Craig McCracken’s original pitch for The Powerpuff Girls. Luckily, his work on Dexter’s Laboratory caught the eye of a wandering exec.

Why Stephen King Thought His Best Movie Adaptation Would Never Get Made

Stephen King had doubts that the best cinematic adaptation of his work would make it through the Hollywood gauntlet. But sure enough, Frank Darabont did it.

‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’ Character Posters Spotlight the Masked Killers

The first installment in a brand new reboot trilogy from Lionsgate and director Renny HarlinThe Strangers: Chapter 1 will be available in theaters everywhere on May 17, 2024.

While you wait, check out three new character posters below, which spotlight Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Scarecrow, the latter character previously known as “The Man in the Mask.”

Whatever you want to call them, they’ve all got killer looks…

Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”), Froy Gutierrez (Hocus Pocus 2), Rachel Shenton (The Silent Child), Ema Horvath (“Rings of Power”) and Gabe Basso (Hillbilly Elegy) star.

Based on the original 2008 cult horror franchise, the project features Petsch, who drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.

Here’s the full official synopsis: “After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive.”

Renny Harlin (CliffhangerDeep Blue SeaDie Hard 2) is directing from a script by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (The Freak BrothersDue Date). Lionsgate will distribute worldwide.

The Strangers began in 2008 with Bryan Bertino’s original home invasion horror movie, a terrifying film that introduced three masked killers who returned 10 years later with The Strangers: Prey at Night in 2018. The first film took place in a remote house in the woods while the sequel brought the murderous Man in the Mask, Dollface and Pinup Girl into a trailer park.

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Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes Explores The Origins Of The Forbidden Zone

In Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, young chimpanzee Noa (Owen Teague) will venture out into the Forbidden Zone, a concept from the original trilogy.

Why Cheers’ Cast Almost Quit Over Repainting The Show’s Set

Tragically, an emotionally powerful piece of TV history was lost forever when the Cheers set got repainted, much to its cast’s chagrin.

5 New Horror Movies Released This Week Including ‘Easter Bloody Easter’

This week brought along with it five brand new horror movies, including a sequel to a viral hit, the at-home debut of a recent theatrical release, and even a new Easter horror movie.

Here’s all the new horror that released March 25, 2024 – March 31, 2024!

For daily reminders about new horror releases, be sure to follow @HorrorCalendar.

Winnie the Pooh Rotten Tomatoes

From Fathom Events, the slasher sequel Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey II was released into theaters on March 26, but the bad news here is that the film was only playing in theaters for three days – March 26 – March 28. Stay tuned for an at-home release date.

In the film from director Rhys Frake-Waterfield, “Deep within the 100-Acre-Wood, a destructive rage grows as Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Owl, and Tigger find their home and their lives endangered after Christopher Robin revealed their existence. Not wanting to live in the shadows any longer, the group decides to take the fight to the town of Ashdown, home of Christopher Robin, leaving a bloody trail of death and mayhem in their wake. Winnie and his savage friends will show everyone that they are deadlier, stronger, and smarter than anyone could ever imagine and get their revenge on Christopher Robin, once and for all.”

The cast for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 includes Tallulah EvansAlina DesmondScott Chambers (Doctor Jekyll) as Christopher Robin, Ryan Oliva (Seasoning House) as Winnie-the-Pooh, and Peter DeSouza-Feighoney (The Pope’s Exorcist) as Young Pooh.

Matt Leslie (Summer of 84) wrote the screenplay for the slasher sequel.

Easter Bloody Easter review

There haven’t been all that many Easter-themed horror movies over the years, with most fans agreeing that Mick Garris’ Critters 2 still remains the definitive Easter horror movie.

The good news? A brand new Easter horror movie has added itself to the mix this week, with the indie effort Easter Bloody Easter now available for rental on VOD outlets.

Here’s the official synopsis: “The film follows Jeanie (Diane Foster), who, after discovering her husband missing and his car wrecked with blood and fur, embarks on a journey with her friend Carol to uncover the truth behind the town’s dark legend of the killer Jackalope — a shapeshifting human-rabbit hybrid that terrorized the area a century and a half ago. Now, Jeanie and Carol must team up with professional bunny slayer Megan to save their small Texan town — on the eve of celebrating “Easter-palooza” — and stop the Jackalope once and for all.”

From what we gather, the team is hoping that Easter Bloody Easter will launch a franchise, but that of course depends on how many people plunk down their money to check it out.

Scary teddy bear Chauncey Beast in 'Imaginary'

After scaring up $30 million at the worldwide box office, Blumhouse and Lionsgate’s new horror movie Imaginary is now available for Premium VOD rental/purchase this week.

Imaginary is available to buy for $24.99 and to rent at $19.99 (48-hour period).

DeWanda Wise (Jurassic World Dominion) stars in Imaginary

“Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family. Her youngest stepdaughter Alice develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.”

The film also stars Tom Payne, Taegen BurnsPyper BraunVeronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley. The screenplay is by Jeff Wadlow & Greg Erb & Jason Oremland.

Blumhouse’s Jason Blum produced, with Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf, Kick-Ass 2, Truth or Dare, Fantasy Island, The Curse of Bridge Hollow) producing and directing.

Michael Madsen Monster Mash

Universal’s “Dark Universe” may have gone up in flames right out of the gate, but that’s not stopping other studios from (unofficially) making their own Universal Monsters mashups. All the classic monsters unite to brawl in The Asylum’s Monster Mash, now available on VOD.

Who brings them all together, you ask? Michael Madsen, of course!

In Monster Mash, “A dying Dr. Frankenstein is determined to meld the world’s strongest monsters into a singular, unstoppable creation. Now the monsters—including Dracula, Werewolf, and the Invisible Man—must work together to stop him before it’s too late.”

The film is written and directed by Jose Prendes (The Exorcists).

Legendary’s epic-sized Monsterverse is back on the big screen with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which teams up the two titans to battle a world-ending threat.

Rebecca Hall is back as Dr. Ilene Andrews with Brian Tyree Henry also returning as Bernie Hayes, and they’ll be joined in Godzilla x Kong by Dan Stevens (The Guest).

Adam Wingard (who previously helmed Godzilla vs. Kong) directs Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which features a screenplay by Terry Rossio (Godzilla vs. Kong, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Simon Barrett (You’re Next) and Jeremy Slater (“Moon Knight”), from a story by Rossio & Wingard & Barrett.

“This latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.”

Kaylee Hottle (Godzilla vs. Kong), Alex Ferns (The Batman, “Chernobyl”) and Fala Chen (“Irma Vep,” Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) also star.

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The Dark Knight’s Most Famous Line, Explained By The Guy Who Actually Wrote It

Jonathan Nolan wrote the most famous line from The Dark Knight. Now he’s explaining what it means.