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Trailer For Indian Horror Series ‘Ghoul’ From Blumhouse Released
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Ghoul

Netflix recently released an official trailer for Ghoul, their first original horror series out of India.

The series comes from Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind the Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Purge franchises, Get Out, The Visit, Split, and much more, as well as Phantom Films and Ivanhoe.

You can find more information on Ghoul and check out the trailer below.

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Movie Review: The First Purge
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The First Purge

The First Purge
Director: Gerard McMurray
Writers: James DeMonaco
Cast: Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Marisa Tomei
Studio: Universal Pictures
Rated R | 97 Minutes
Release Date: July 4, 2018

It’s funny how current events can influence a film. Okay, maybe not now. Especially not now considering what is happening to this world. But somehow The Purge film franchise has been able to sustain itself by using socioeconomics as a narrative device. For three films we have seen the dangers of what could happen if, for one night, all crime, including murder, was legal. It’s the kind of satirization that is so shocking it’s on the verge of becoming real. Each film took a different perspective of the privileged and disenfranchised trying to survive a night where no one would be punished for their crimes. Although it was fictional, it was hard to ignore some of the parallels the film had with today’s society. Some might say the film wasn’t too far off foreseeing what will happen.

But now we live in a different time, and The First Purge takes a look at the beginning and how it all started. The funny thing is, this new installment draws so much inspiration from the previous 18 months that it is simultaneously scary and funny, all the while continuing to being one of the most inclusive films to date by giving minorities and people of color some of the most exciting action sequences. Check out my full review of The First Purge here below.

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Watch Now: First Trailer For New ‘Halloween’ Movie
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We were promised that the first trailer for the latest installment of the Halloween franchise would be arriving today, and arrive it has.

You might have thought that this first trailer would be just a teaser, and fans of the series would have been excited to see that. But Universal decided to skip that step and jump right to the full official trailer release. Not a bad deal at all.

Click on over to the other side to check out the Halloween trailer.

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‘Spawn’: Jamie Foxx Set To Play Title Character In Todd McFarlane’s Movie
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At San Diego Comic-Con last summer, we found out that Todd McFarlane was going to direct a low-budget R-rated adaptation of his own comic book creation, Spawn, for Blumhouse Productions.

Now McFarlane has found a star for what will be his feature directorial debut. Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has signed on to play Al Simmons, a Marine who is double-crossed and killed while working for the CIA, sending him to Hell. While there he makes a deal with an evil being to go back to Earth to see his wife, but ends up being sent back as something completely different, a hellspawn.

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Book Review: Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero
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Meddling Kids: A Novel
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Edgar Cantero
Publisher: Anchor Books | Blumhouse Books
Paperback Release date: May 29, 2018

Every summer, four young friends and their dog would return to their vacation spot in Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon, to reconvene the “Blyton Summer Detective Club,” where they would have fun together while investigating unsolved local crimes. But in the summer of 1977, the teen detectives tackled their biggest and final mystery — the case of the Sleepy Lake Monster, and the consequences of their discovery left them traumatized. In Meddling Kids, author Edgar Cantero channels Scooby-Doo mysteries for a Lovecraftian tale that sees the gang reuniting 13 years later to venture back to Blyton Hills to figure out what really happened that day they unmasked the “monster.”

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John Carpenter To Compose Score For David Gordon Green’s New ‘Halloween’
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John Carpenter Halloween set

Following the recent reveal of the first poster for the upcoming Halloween from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures comes the news that the 1978 original’s writer, director, and composer John Carpenter will return to provide the score for the new film.

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See A Poster For New ‘Halloween’ Movie Featuring Michael Myers
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Myers, Halloween

A poster has been released for Blumhouse’s new Halloween movie, which features a close-up of the one and only Michael Myers.

Despite sharing a title with the original, the movie is actually a sequel, which sees Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the franchise she began her film career with back in 1978. To make things even more confusing, original director John Carpenter, who’s acting as a creative consultant on the new entry, has said that the movie is a direct sequel to the first, ignoring all of the others that followed it. But despite the confusion, it’s still a new Halloween made with some guidance by Carpenter, which is all that’s really needed to be excited.

Continue below to see the poster.

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Movie Review: Truth Or Dare
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Truth Or Dare
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Screenwriter: Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach, and Jeff Wadlow
Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron
Distributor: Blumhouse | Universal Pictures
Release Date: April 13, 2018

The concept of adapting a harmless game into a film is nothing new. In fact, it has been done many times before, though its success can be met with varying degrees. That being said, we have reached a new level of low now that we are going for schoolyard games. Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare tries to mirror the same success of Ouija using the production house’s low-budget formula. And try as the film might, it never reaches those same levels of fright. It desperately tries to scare its audience with the thought of this game haunting us that through its bad dialogue it becomes an unintentional comedy. Not really sure if that is what director Jeff Wadlow intended. But the film lands in between that gray area of its so good that it’s bad but at the same time it’s just flat-out bad.

My full review here 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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‘The First Purge’ Trailer: How A Night Of Lawlessness All Began
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The First Purge

The concept of The Purge makes for a very intriguing film while also having us question the socio-economic disparities that exist today. It is a modern-day slasher with a political twist. During the franchise, we got to see how the rich were able to protect themselves while also taking part in killing, while those who were unable to afford such luxuries were forced to fend for themselves or also take part in the lawless night.

Now, we will get to see that world once more in The First Purge. A new trailer for the prequel has just dropped, which will chronicle how it all began. Check it out here below.

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