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Nicholas Cage Discusses How Jason Voorhees Inspired His Character in ‘Mandy’

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Panos Cosmatos’ ‘Mandy’ has already left an impression on horror movie fans for it’s imagery and a chainsaw-wielding, psychotic Nicolas Cage seeking bloody revenge against a cult in the 1980s, but a new interview with Cage details the inspiration for his character, Red Miller.

“It was a good chance to go through a narrative and have a transformation of sorts,” Cage said, during an interview with EW. “Before he drinks that supernatural drug, or whatever it is, his fighting style is more ferocious, is more cat-like and feral. Whereas after the drug, there’s a transformation where he becomes almost like a golem, the ancient Jewish golem that was a supernatural statue that came to life. And I think Panos wanted that. He wanted me to be almost like Jason-esque, you know, from those horror films that were so popular.”

Okay, since we aren’t getting any new content from the Friday the 13th game, nor will we be seeing any new Friday the 13th films (thanks Paramount) anytime soon, and character inspired from Jason is worth seeing in bloody action, right?

“Panos and I really both decided what the graph of the performance would be” Cage continued. “How much more Jason-esque is he there? Or like a statue there? We built this both together.”

Per the synopsis:

“Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.”

Mandy drops on September 14th.

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Blumhouse Drops Trailer for ‘Ma’

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Blumhouse has dropped a trailer for Universal Pictures’ ‘Ma’ starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

An Australian trailer was released that gave fans a look at the strange film set to arrive on May 31st.

According to the synopsis:

“Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe. Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.

She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

Ma also stars Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County) as Maggie’s mom, Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) as a local dad, Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) as his girlfriend, and McKaley Miller (TV’s Hart of Dixie), Corey Fogelmanis (TV’s Girl Meets World), Gianni Paolo (TV’s Power) and Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon TV series) as Maggie’s friends.

From Tate Taylor, the acclaimed director of The Help and Get On Up, and blockbuster producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Halloween, The Purge series) comes a thriller anchored by a daring and unexpected performance from Spencer, one of the most powerful actors of her generation.

Ma is written by Scotty Landes (Comedy Central’s Workaholics) and Taylor, is produced by Blum for his Blumhouse Productions, by Taylor, and by John Norris (executive producer, Get On Up), and is executive produced by Spencer, Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno, and Robin Fisichella.”

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Vertical Entertainment Drops Trailer for ‘Isabelle’

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A brand new trailer has dropped for horror film ‘Isabelle’ which will arrive in limited theaters and VOD platforms on May 24th.

Starring Amanda Crew and Adam Brody, the film’s synopsis states:

“After moving into the perfect New England neighborhood, an all-American couple’s dream of starting a family shatter as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive an evil spirit that wants nothing more than their own lives.”

The following trailer is courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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‘Hell Fest’ Writer Akela Cooper Writing Sequel to ‘The Nun’

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Although it was the highest grossing film in the Conjuring franchise, ‘The Nune’, which dropped last October, was absolutely horrible, in my opinion, and my review reflected those views.

Despite all of the hype and build, the film just fell short.

However, due to it’s box office success, a sequel is in the works, and a new writer is at the helm.

According to Deadline, Akela Cooper, who is known for her work on “Luke Cage,” “Grimm,” “American Horror Story,” and”Hell Fest”, will pen the script for the sequel.

Producer Peter Safran , who will return alongside James Wan to produce the sequel, teased something interesting in regards to a sequel.

“We have a really fun storyline for that teed up, so I think that’s the next one that will be written” Safran said, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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