Blumhouse Mastermind Jason Blum on His New Masterpiece, ‘The Black Phone’

There’s no argument that the Blumhouse of Horrors (aka Blumhouse Productions) has made as profound an impact on the horror genre as Marvel Studios has on comic book films. With just a few low-budget hits, Jason Blum put his stamp, not just on horror, but the entire film industry as a whole. We had a chance to sit with the head of Blumhouse, himself, to talk about his latest upcoming masterpiece, The Black Phone. Check out our interview here!

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Mason Thames and Madeline McGraw Answer the Call of ‘The Black Phone’

The best ghost story to hit the big screen since The Sixth Sense is calling this week. And to commemorate the release of one of the best films this year, we had the chance to talk about The Black Phone with the stars of the film, Mason Thames and Madeline McGraw. To see what these rising stars had to say about the thrills, chills, and spills of the new movie, check out our interview here.

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Ethan Hawke on Creating a New Horror Icon in ‘The Black Phone’

Four-time Academy Award nominated actor, Ethan Hawke, is no stranger to the horror game. In fact, some of his most memorable turns came from two of the biggest hits Blumhouse has ever seen: The Purge and Sinister. Nearly a decade since both, and Hawke is back in the genre, teaming up with the mega-horror studio again. However, this time, things are different. Because unlike his previous horror works, in The Black Phone, Hawke is the horror!

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NOC Review: ‘The Black Phone’ is the Best Modern Ghost Story Since ‘The Sixth Sense’

This will be a weird way to start a review, but there’s a part of me that’s mixed on how I feel about Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill departing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. On one hand, though I enjoyed the Marvel Studios romp, I can’t help but wonder how much better it would have been if they had stayed on board to write and direct. On the other, and most importantly, I’m glad they were able to leave, because it meant that we got The Black Phone — honestly one of my favorite movies this year so far!

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The Projection of ‘Men’ May Lead to the Projecting of Men

I don’t doubt that when Alex Garland began work on his latest project, Men, that he suspected it would release at such a relevant time. Civil unrest is at an all-time high for a number of reasons — one of which involves a large percentage of the population daring to ask for basic rights over themselves — really any time since the founding of this great nation could be considered a relevant time. But it’s true, Men was already shaping up to be quite the controversial movie before the general audience got a chance to see it.

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New Trailer for ‘The Black Phone’ Dials Up the Scares

Today, Universal released the latest trailer for Scott Derrickson’s latest horror thriller, The Black Phone. The new film features a shockingly unsettling performance from Ethan Hawke as “the year of villain Hawke” continues (witness his terrific performance as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight for more)! Click here for more.

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Prepare Yourself For ‘Repossession’

For all you horror lovers out there, there is a fantastic horror film created by Asians and starring Asians that is worthy of your attention and that’s Ming Siu Goh and Scott C. Hillyard’s horror thriller Repossession. Before I go more into it, the film is now available across digital platforms, courtesy of Gravitas Ventures.

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‘The Advent Calendar’ Proves to be Fun Holiday Horror

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It’s a moment to reflect on one’s life for the past 12 months with the family and friends you cherish, and celebrate another year together. Patrick Ridremont’s new film, The Advent Calendar, however, delivers a deliciously macabre statement that rejects the Yuletide sentiments for horror and gore sensibilities wrapped lovingly in beautiful cinematography and terrible people. This French film gifts the audience with an Advent calendar of terror, each scene opening up to reveal heightening anxious dread, that will leave horror fans happy this holiday season.

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‘Madres’ Star Ariana Guerra on How Film Can Tell Stories to Inspire Change

Madres is a bit of an enigma as a film. Billed as a horror movie about a Mexican American couple in 1970 who move to California for better opportunities as the due date for their first born approaches, the film takes inspiration from a very real historical tragedy. In the years post WWII, California farm workers were subjected to hazardous working conditions which poisoned them with the deadly pesticides that were being sprayed over the crops. Madres aims to bring awareness to a forgotten disaster and Ariana Guerra wanted to make sure she was apart of this important story when she accepted the role of the film’s protagonist, Diana. 

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‘The Manor’ Director Axelle Carolyn Wants to Know Why Everyone is So Afraid to Grow Old

Axelle Carolyn has been a lover of the horror genre from the beginning of her career. Ever since her jump from sitting in front of the screen to being behind the camera as a director, Carolyn has honed her craft to tell human stories through the genre that scares us most. For her new movie, The Manor, premiering on Amazon Prime Video as a part of “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” we were able to sit down and talk with Carolyn about life, death, and the fear of growing old.

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Gigi Saul Guerrero on Campy Horror and Respecting Your Elders in ‘Bingo Hell’

In Bingo Hell, co-writer and director Gigi Saul Guerrero creates a world of horror that harkens to the campiness of early ’80s schlock with a tale that feels as old as time itself. But it’s also a labor of love and reverence for the people in our lives that came before but are often never the protagonist of our stories — our elders. 

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‘Ouija Japan’ Summons Greatness but is Cursed with Being Decent

Something that has always fascinated me in horror movies is that through the sheer bombastic embrace of all things repulsive in society, it can often be the best mirror image society has of itself. Whether it be through nightmare dream logic, campy visual stylization, or an over abundance of gore, when you strip the horror genre to its core there is a meaning behind the madness.

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The Haunting History of Vampires and Blackness is Captured in ‘Black as Night’

In the film Black as Night, screenwriter Sherman Payne pens a haunting and alluring tale of vampires and their victims through a lens not much often looked through. Crafting a story that centers Shawna, a 15-year-old African American woman, as she battles vampires in a modern day New Orleans against a backdrop of not only the history of Hurricane Katrina but also the generational and systemic trauma of being Black in America. 

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Three New Cast Members Added to ‘Evil Dead Rise’

Last month, we reported that horror icons Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell were reteaming to bring back the next installment in the Evil Dead franchise, entitled Evil Dead Rise. Today production is starting soon for this sequel to the seminal horror trilogy, and it has added three new cast members to the Lee Cronin directed project.

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Watch the Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy

The new horror film trilogy hits Netflix in July and now we officially have a trailer! Fear Street Part 1: 1994 releases globally on July 2, Fear Street Part 2: 1978 on July 9, and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 on July 16.

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After 40 Years, The ‘Evil Dead Rise’ Again

Today, New Line Cinema announced that after 40 years away, the Evil Dead are making their triumphant return to the studio that brought them to life, for a new film in the beloved series, entitled Evil Dead Rise! Franchise creators, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell are officially reuniting with the studio after briefly working with various companies for other installments in the franchise, such as Sony Pictures for the 2013 remake starring Jane Levy (which honestly wasn’t bad), and Lionsgate and Starz for the supremely underrated, amazing gorefest that was the Ash Vs. Evil Dead series from 2015-2018. Tapert will be serving as the producer for the film, with Raimi and Campbell serving as executive producers.

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‘Army of the Dead’ Actor/Stuntman, Les Price

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another interview! I recently sat down for a conversation with an Actor/Stuntman friend of mine, Les Price, who recently played a zombie in the Army of the Dead that faces off with Dave Bautista! Army of the Dead is now available in Select Theaters and will be on Netflix this Friday, May 21!

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NOC Review: A Worthy Return to ‘A Quiet Place’

As I came up with the title for this review, I got emotional. It’s been a long, difficult time for me not being able to enjoy a film in a darkened theater. You see, film is my second passion (behind superhero comic books of course), and while going to the cinema is an absolutely necessary sacrifice in the name of public health and safety, I can’t deny I’ve missed it. And A Quiet Place Part II represents the first film I’ve seen in a theater since March of 2020.

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Stars: Omari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with a pair of the stars of Army of the Dead: Actors, Omari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Writer/Director: Zack Snyder

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the Writer/Director of Army of the Dead: Zack Snyder! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro and Ella Purnell

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with some of the amazing stars of Army of the DeadAna de la Reguera, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro and Ella PurnellArmy of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14th and will be on Netflix May 21st!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Star, Dave Bautista

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the star of Army of the DeadDave BautistaArmy of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!

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