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From the Press Release
In an unprecedented move, Paramount Pictures will debut PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 exclusively in cities where the most fans “Tweet To See It First”. This first ever of its kind campaign is open to fans worldwide. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 will premiere on October 18th in the top 20 cities with the most tweets, three days before the film’s global release.
“The support of this franchise from the online community is phenomenal. We again look to reward them for that support by offering them the chance to see it first, this time expanding our reach globally,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.
To vote, fans can go to ParanormalMovie.com and select their city from a global map, which will also serve as the point of entry to create a tweet with a special set of hash tags that link directly to Twitter. Once a tweet posts, it counts as a vote. A leader board will show the top 20 global markets in real-time.
The “Tweet To See It First” competition is available to audiences worldwide and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, October 13th. The top 20 cities will be announced on Friday, October 14th.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 is produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman from a screenplay by Christopher Landon. Follow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 on Twitter for audience reactions and important announcements.
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Source: Dread Central
13 years after the original Ring movie, Sadako will be returning to the big screen in Sadako 3D. Kadokawa Shoten Company announced today the film’s official synopsis, although no director or cast have yet been attached. Koji Suzuki, the author of the original “Ring” novel series, indicated that the new 3D film will include a scene of Sadako coming out of a television set, similar to the original. He penned the screenplay.
“Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone’s suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the footage, she and her boyfriend Takanori are fatefully drawn into the horror that has been created by the man who appears in the suicide footage, Kashiwada.
Kashiwada’s intention is to create chaos in the world by bringing back Sadako and the power of her curse. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako and Kashiwada to save the lives of herself and Takanori.”
For those of you keeping tally, there have been four Japanese films based on Koji Suzuki’s popular Ring series including Ringu, Rasen, Ringu 2, and Ringu 0: Birthday. Then there are the little known Japanese TV Series: “Ring: The Final Chapter” (12 Episodes) and it’s sequel “Rasen” (13 Episodes). And then there’s the Korean remake The Ring Virus alongside the two U.S. remakes.
Plot: A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and anyone that stands in his way.
Review: Robert Z’Dar returns once again as the Maniac Cop in the third instalment of this series (or trilogy if you like). Robert Davi and our new Freddy, Jackie Earle Haley both star in this humorous, action packed flick.
The main premise of the film takes place from where the second finished but this time Matt Cordell is after a female cop (well I say after but it’s really protecting) who has been wrongly framed for shooting a civilian. Matt wants Kate for his wife since Houngan, a man that used magic to bring him to life again can return her soul into her body making her live again then she can be Matt’s bride.
There are some scenes you might recognise from previous films (some walking scenes and a staircase scene as well) but that doesn’t distract from the fun you’ll have while watching it. Robert Z’Dar really does makes his mark again and speaks only once like in the previous film.
It’s quite a fast-paced entry, especially the chase sequence at the end that is bloody well done but not as cheesy as the chase in Lep 2. There’ll probably be a lot of questions that haven’t been answered at the end of this film, mostly to do with the Voodoo Priest – but I’ll let anything slide until you see the trilogy for yourself.
Plot: An unfortunate young man, whose father commited an unspeakable act in front of him as a child, travels with his mates to his uncle’s remote hillside cabin so they can explore their inner fears by dressing up in costumes. Unbeknownst to the clan, the uncle has left a nasty secret behind for them to encounter.
Review: So here we are at the sequel to ‘The Fear’ that was reviewed beforehand, now only if I can find a trailer and some images I’d be set.
I was surprised to see that the Director Chris Angel also directed Wishmaster 3 and 4 – they were actually good sequels, yes some may argue but sure that’s my opinion.
The sequel starts off with a brother and sister (or mother?) driving in Halloween costumes when then suddenly stop at a busted up car, the sister takes a look round and hears a scream – turns out there’s a real killer on the loose and chop she’s down. Ok well that part didn’t sense as the killer dumps the kid in the boot and then floors the car.
To be honest it’s probably going to be a 90′s hack ‘n slash film with Morty shoved in somewhere along the line.
The film follows a bunch of teenagers who arrives at ‘Michael’s’ (main character) relatives house to stay to explore their ‘inner fear’ – just like the first film really. It hasn’t got the same level of tension as the first but sequels usually (well if not directed by the same person) tend to veer off into a different direction completely. This hasn’t which is good, just expands a bit on the Morty killings (joke yes, but he does kill).
One of the characters called ‘Crow’ shows Michael Morty, but in this one it looks different…but in a bad way, wish they had kept the look and feel of the first one. The uncovering of it was a major disappointment in my opinion and just wrecked the rest of the film. He looks all buffed up and on steroids or something. Plus you can see it’s an actual costume and NOT wooden like in the first film, sorry if I ruined Morty for you guys.
Anyway the killings start after a while and it’s really a copy of the first in a way, except that this time they have to do an ancient ceremony for some reason. Supposedly at the end of the ceremony all your fears will be gone.
About 50 minutes in and nothing remotely exciting has happened, no kills from Monty or anything…sigh.
Oh and the mask that Michael carries around with him just looks like the one from the Jim Carrey film ‘The Mask’.
If you can pick the first or this sequel up for under 5£ then it’s definitely worth checking out for a night’s watch.
**Can’t seem to find a trailer for this film, if anyone knows of one just contact me in the usual place.
Plot: A large Halloween mask-making company has plans to kill millions of American children with something sinister hidden in Halloween masks.
Review: Don’t read the plot! Damn it gives everything away, for how much money can this be changed for.
How the hell did people get hired to make a gem like this and not even realise it is beyond me. Fuck I know it doesn’t have Michael Myers in it but you can feel his presence and the uneasy feeling when Santa Mira (the city) hits and the strange suits start coming after the main characters (Tom Atkins and Stacey Nelkin). Basically the Santa Mira factory and the Town’s owner ‘Conal Cochran’ have put devices into the children’s Halloween masks and shpped them all around the country – and it’s up to a reporter/doctor (well spotted Shark) and fellow tag-alonger to find out what’s going on. The tagger-on is actually the daughter of a man who died at the start clutching one of the masks yelling “They’re gonna kill us. All of us”.
Damn I wish they made films like this now, pity they don’t, but fuck what a ride.
The ‘Silver Shamrock’ song will haunt you for days after, and that advert will prompt a forced YouTube search that ends in you literally wanting to smash the damn monitor in pieces as it’s not even Halloween but that doesn’t matter just play this fucking clip again and and and again…oh god.
See if it’s a thinking man’s film, if you’re not confused at the start…you will be when the black suit men come down. I would have liked more backstory to be honest, maybe a flashback of how he brainwashed his henchmen? It’s a tall-order but really the film is DAMN worthy sequel material.
As I said DONT watch the trailer before you put this on, or even go looking for info on it – sit back alone, or with your girl/boy/friend and try to figure out for yourselves what’s going on.
If you’re saying ‘Fuck Michael Myers’ at the end of this then you really didn’t get the point of this review…or the movie.
The voice of the operator that Challis keeps getting when he tries to call out of Santa Mira is actually Jamie Lee Curtis.
Plot: An evil leprechaun is to take the daughter of his slave as a bride, but loses her when the slave sacrifices his life for her. One thousand years later, the leprechaun is determined to take the beautiful descendant of the woman for his bride.
Review: So tonight he can claim his bride as it’s his birthday…interesting.
The imagery and scenery are quite good for a sequel, especially the map part at the beginning. Everything else really is all about damn St. Patrick’s Day this and St. Patrick’s Day that – enough already! I’m sick of that bloody holiday.
There’s quite a few of these films starring Warwick Davis, even one in Space (Hellraiser: Bloodline coming soon!) but they’re all fun movies to watch as they get sillier with each sequel. I’m not saying the script of directing is bad but I’d like a more EVIL Leprechaun opposed to the one in the first two.
As the story progresses we learn old Warwick needs a bride as it’s his one thousandth ann. of losing the one he wanted then. It’s kill kill kill from here and actually some good scenes with the Leprechaun disappearing and protecting his Gold.
This was also actually the final leprechaun film to be released in Cinema’s, the rest were direct-to-video (oh I love that).
This film opened in 252 theatres taking in $672,775 its opening week. Domestically, the film made $2,260,622.
Plot: Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital.
Review: The only thing I disliked about this entry was his mask, he was very Jason orientated which made for a strange viewing experience. ” Also there was no ‘emotion’ to any of the characters, well except for Loomis and his repeated “I shot him 6 times! I shot him in the heart-but… HE’S NOT HUMAN!”
Halloween II is quite a tense film, just look at the emptiness of the hospital as it really added to the atmosphere of the film. Another few good shots were of the monitor screen and how it showed Myers walking through the wards trying to find Laurie, creepy enough I can tell you that.
We have the usual ‘guy lures girl into jacuzzi, but then good old Michael shows up and we’re treated to a boiling jacuzzi head dunk – which is actually the best kill in the film.
Oh a bit that I thought was great but not quite Myers style was the injection scene were he jabs the needle into the poor Nurse’s temple. I just though ‘that’s not very Halloween’ centered.
The music is great through this and is just on par with the original (I have a big tendency for sequels), the score is composed by John Carpenter and can be found by following the Amazon link under the Link heading.
The finale can be a bit of a let-down but it really depends on the way you look at it – is Michael Myers really dead? Well you know the answer to that…I hope.
Out of 10 this would easily get an 8 or 9.
Plot: A demonic ‘scanner’ terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job.
Review: Ahh a nice spin-off from the ‘Scanners’ series of films, and is a very enjoyable watch by all means. Released back in 1995 it does show a bit of its age but for fans of these films – this is a great sequel to the first (which I can’t seem to find on DVD).
I’ve seen the first and always liked it but they really should make more of these.
Well a dumb cop comes across someone in a car that has the ‘piils’ with them (to control the scanning), and he turns out to be the evil scanner – sent to kill the other scanners.
Daniel Quinn is excellent in this as the Scanner Cop ‘Detective Samuel Staziak’ and the same can be said for Patrick Kilpatrick as the evil ‘Volkin’.
There’s an armed robbery scene that sees the Scanner Cop sneak into the building and take control of someone, then nearly every hostage gets some scanning thrown at them. Kane Hodder pops up here as one of the armed robbers and has to rip his headset off from his ear – good stuff. The end of the scene is damn good as he holds back a bomb from exploding with his mind.
A lot of strained facial expressions later the evil Volkin has Sam’s address and goes for the break-in…while eating noodles and listening to his answer phone messages. Now the fight here is pretty cool, psychic powers vs a good old shotgun. Lucky he didn’t fall for the ‘open the door’ trick.
What Volkin is actually doing is taking the life-force of other scanners and somehow this makes him stronger. The bit in the alley scene is some hardcore Scanning action, seriously this Volkin guy needs his Afemmeral (sp?) before he does that to anyone else.
The rest of the story is really is good cop vs evil scanner plot but with more action and those facial expressions again.