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REVIEW: Extinction

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Extinction is Netflix’s brand new sci-fi thriller about a mass event that sees the world under attack from an alien force.

According to the synopsis:

A man’s home life starts to suffer when he has recurring nightmares about a destructive and unknown force. He must soon find the strength to save his wife and two daughters when extraterrestrials launch a devastating attack on the planet.

The movie is quick moving, for the majority of the run time, and centers on Peter (Michael Pena) and the visions that he continues to have that are wreaking havoc on his life, his work, and his relationship with his wife, Alice (Lizzy Caplan), and their two daughters Hannah (Amelia Crouch) and Lucy (Erica Trembley).

The visions center on the end of the world, and at first Peter is concerned about the re-occurring dreams that awake him at night, but once they start randomly happening during the day, Peter starts thinking that they are premonitions.

As his wife pushes him to seek medical attention, Peter denies her request, believing more and more that what he is seeing in his visions are glimpses into a terrible future.

Before they can debate further an attack reigns down on the luxurious apartment building, proving Peter right, but also thrusting him, his family, friends, and neighbors into a fight for their life as aliens on ground, and in the air, continue their relentless assault.

The movie attempts to work a clever twist, but with terrible acting, a horrible, mundane story, it has zero impact. Special effects and proven sci-fi cliches aren’t enough to make this film the least bit entertaining, and you’ll soon be in a battle of your own, one to stay committed to seeing the film through until the end.

Fright Nerd Score
8.5 frights
Summary
The movie attempts to work a clever twist, but with terrible acting, a horrible, mundane story, it has zero impact. Special effects and proven sci-fi cliches aren't enough to make this film the least bit entertaining, and you'll soon be in a battle of your own, one to stay committed to seeing the film through until the end.
Fright Nerd Score8.5

 

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New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Features The Jangly Man

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

A brand new trailer for ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ has put The Jangly Man front and center.

Andre Ovredal‘s ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ combines three classic stories from books such as “Me Tie Dough-ty Walker,” “What Do You Come For?” and “Aaron Kelly’s Bones”.

According to the synopsis: “It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome.”

The film hits theaters on August 9th.

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USA Hypes Season Two of The Purge

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USA has dropped the very first promo of the second season of ‘The Purge’, which makes it’s return this fall.

Derek Luke, Max Martini, Paola Nunez, and Joel Allen all star in the new season.

According to Deadline: “Luke will play Marcus Moore, an accomplished professional with a loving wife and a beautiful house whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when an assassin breaks into his house on Purge night.

Martini will portray Ryan Grant. Unassuming yet laser-focused, Ryan spends his entire year precisely preparing for a massive once-a-year Purge heist with his long-time crew.

Nuñez will play Esme Carmona. A top employee at an NFFA surveillance center, Esme has dedicated her life to spotting crimes and digitally tagging lawbreakers.

Allen is Ben. A clean-cut, fraternity member from a middle-class suburban family, Ben’s life changes forever when he goes out on Purge night for the first time.”

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‘The Fly’ Star David Hedison Dead at 92

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The star of the original version of 1958’s ‘The Fly’, David Hedison, has passed away at the age of 92, according to Deadline.

“Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father” the family said in a statement. “He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefitted from his warm and generous heart. Our dad brought joy and humor wherever he went and did so with great style.”

Hedison also starred in films such as ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ and ‘Son of Robin Hood’.

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