Remake Alert: ‘Suspiria’

Dario Argento’s film from the late 70’s would fit in a sub-genre of horror films that I’d label “beautiful horror”. The movie is extremely unsettling and nerve-wracking, but also so gorgeous that you can’t look away.  It’s a horror classic, so its respective remake has some large ballerina shoes to fill. Luckily, the director at the helm is Luca Guadagnino, whose 2017’s Call Me by Your Name was universally acclaimed.

Furthermore, with Thom Yorke composing the score and Tilda Swinton playing the creepy headmistress of the dance academy, this could be a remake that is worth its salt.  And yes, it also has the actress from Fifty Shades of Grey in the lead role, but hopefully we’ll all do our best to ignore that fact…hopefully.

Suspiria is slated for a November 2 release.


‘IT: Chapter 2’ Details

The Clown Returns

New Line Cinema

Details have been released regarding the cast and release date of IT: Chapter 2!  I feel pretty good about the actors chosen to play the adult versions of the seven main characters, especially the inclusion of Bill Hader and James McAvoy.  Jessica Chastain as the grown-up Beverly wasn’t a surprise, and serves as proof that being a red-head in Hollywood has its perks.

It’s set to be released September 6th, 2019.

More info about Chapter 2 can be found here:

Side-by-side comparisons of the kid and adult actors can be seen here:

Slender Man

A big-screen Slender Man adaptation is headed our way, in theaters August 10th.  About seven years after the “Slender” fervor began, the trailer makes it look like it might have been worth the wait…but we’ll see.

If you’ve never heard of Slender Man, I suggest you check him out, as the origin and evolution of this internet phenomenon is fairly interesting/disturbing:

Food Truck Cinema

While Summer brings beach balls and sunburns, it also brings outside movie shows.  Food Truck Cinema has events coming up in Concord, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, and Roseville.  Live music, beer gardens, food truck munchies, and films shown on a big (portable, decent-sized) screen.  Films that will be playing in Roseville at the Woodcreek Golf Course include: Shrek on July 21st, Lady Bird on August 18th, Avengers on September 15th, and The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 27th.

For complete info:

‘The Nun’ Trailer

The Nun, set to be released this September, is a spin-off from that creepy-ass nun demon we had the pleasure of seeing in The Conjuring 2.  The director is Corin Hardy, whose directorial debut was with the film The Hallow.  I myself haven’t seen it, but I’ve read that it got mostly positive reviews.   I plan on checking it out before September, of course, to get an idea of this guy’s style and approach to horror.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen good ol’ Valak, but here he is.  Sigh, as if I needed another reason to not go to church….