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Universal Classic Monsters and Blumhouse Mazes To Create New Nightmares At Halloween Horror Nights
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Universal Monsters Coming To Halloween Horror Nights

It would not be much of a Halloween-themed maze at an amusement park without its signature scares and monsters. And what better place to experience that than at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, with Universal’s own classic monsters?

The studio will also be working with its film production partner Blumhouse for two all new scared-filled mazes based on Unfriended and Truth or Dare. More on the story below.

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Blumhouse Interested In Bringing Universal’s Dark Universe Back From The Dead
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Dark Universe title card

Remember Universal’s short-lived Dark Universe that died an agonizing death when The Mummy opened in theaters to lower than expected numbers? It may have had a short lifespan, but it looks like the Dark Universe could potentially be rising from the grave. Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse, says he is interested in bringing the Dark Universe back to life. More on the story here below.

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Jeremy Renner Joins Jamie Foxx In Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Reboot
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Avengers: Age of Ultron Hawkeye Jeremy Renner

That Spawn reboot no one really asked for is actually assembling quite a cast. For one thing, it already has Jamie Foxx playing the title character. And it’s got the production backing of Blumhouse.

Now it’s going to add another big name to the cast. New reports confirm Jeremy Renner will be joining the cast as Detective Twitch Williams, the one half of the private investigating duo Sam and Twitch. More on the story below.

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Contest: Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Game Night Pack
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Truth or Dare movie

This Friday the 13th sees the release of Blumhouse’s new horror film Truth or Dare, where a group of friends play a harmless game of “Truth or Dare” that turns deadly. To coincide with the release of the film and its accompanying “Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App,” we have a Truth or Dare Game Night Pack to give away. Enter for a chance to win… if you dare!

One (1) Winner will receive:

1 – Limited Edition Truth or Dare Card Game: This limited edition Truth or Dare Game is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It has a card deck featuring dares and the creepy crawly items you need to satisfy the dares in the deck. Test your resolve… The truth will set you free!

1 – Truth or Dare Official Promo Tank – Show off the goods with this Truth or Dare Official Tank. Once you play the card game, the winner will get this tank to show off to all their friends!

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Subscribe* to Geeks of Doom Daily Email Digest.

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!
 

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Official Trailer For Blumhouse Supernatural Thriller ‘Truth Or Dare’ Released
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Blumhouse's Truth or Dare

Universal Pictures has released an official trailer for Truth or Dare, a new supernatural thriller from Blumhouse.

The movie involves a game of Truth or Dare which has deadly consequences for those who lie or don’t complete the dare they’ve been given. It stars Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars, Scream 4), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Scary Movie 5), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove, Terra Nova), Violett Beane (The Flash, The Leftovers), Nolan Gerard Funk (House at the End of the Street, Riddick), Hayden Szeto (The Edge of Seventeen), and Sophia Taylor Ali (Grey’s Anatomy), and is directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Never Back Down).

Continue below to read an official synopsis and check out the trailer and a poster.

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M. Night Shyamalan Announces ‘Glass,’ An ‘Unbreakable’ & ‘Split’ Sequel
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Unbreakable starring Samuel L. Jackson

M. Night Shyamalan is having one hell of a career resurgence. From The Visit all the way to this year’s Split, audiences have grown to love the filmmaker’s recent directorial efforts.

Now he has announced Glass, as his newest project. But there is something special about this new title. It will be a sequel to both Split and Unbreakable. More on the story below. And minor spoilers will follow.

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Movie Review: Jordan Peele’s Get Out
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Movie Review: Jordan Peele's Get Out

Get Out
Director: Jordan Peele
Screenwriter: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Keith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Betty Gabriel
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated R | 103 Minutes
Release Date: February 24, 2017

Whether it’s Rosemary’s Baby, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or Videodrome, the best horror films act as subversive social commentaries, dealing with humanity’s fears on a subconscious level and offering a kind of communal catharsis.

In his 1981 non-fiction book, Danse Macabre, author Stephen King states that the horror genre can “serve as an extraordinarily accurate barometer of those things which trouble the night-thoughts of a whole society.” George A. Romero’s landmark 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead, for example, was rife with racial commentary during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

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‘Split’ Trailer: Meet James McAvoy’s Crazy Personalities
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Split starring James McAvoy

So far the collaboration between Blumhouse and M. Night Shyamalan has been a successful one. The Visit helped reestablish the filmmaker’s career, and we can look forward to many more horror flicks from the two.

Now we are getting a new trailer for Split, starring James McAvoy as Kevin, a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and has 23 split personalities (from an angry deranged man to a small child to a woman) sharing one body. Check out the full trailer below.

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Surprise! ‘Benji’ Remake Not Only Happening, But Already Filming
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Brandon Camp's Benji

I, like many others, have a bunch of movie favorites I watched as a kid in the ’80s. Some well-known and enjoyed to this day; others much more obscure. One of the more obscure titles is 1987’s Benji the Hunted, part of the series of Benji the dog movies seen mostly in the ’70s and ’80s. How many of these Benji movies I actually saw, I couldn’t say, but Hunted has always stuck with me.

The series began in 1974 with the simply titled Benji, which was written, directed, and produced by Joe Camp. The movie did insanely well considering the year it was released, making $45 million at the box office on a $500,000 budget. Now comes word that the original is not only being remade by Camp’s son Brandon Camp, but it’s already begun filming.

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‘Ouija: Origin Of Evil’ Trailer: Every Evil Game Board Has A Story
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Ouija Origin Of Evil Title Card

Universal Pictures has released the second trailer for Ouija: Origin Of Evil. The film is a sequel to 2014’s Ouija, which is based on the board game of the same name. Starring Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, and Doug Jones, the horror flick will attempt to tell the story of a seance’s new scam involving the haunting board that seems to have taken possession of her young daughter’s body.

Check out the new trailer here below.

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