On this week’s episode of Collider Nightmares (November 1st, 2016) Clarke Wolfe, Mark Reilly, Jon Schnepp and Perri Nemiroff will discuss the following:
- Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds star in Sci-Fi alien movie Life
- New The Eyes of My Mother trailer
- Aubrey Plaza’s Nightmare Time going to series at TBS
- Jump Scare: Why do you love genre?
- Twitter questions
For fans of JJ Abrams’ Cloverfield universe, good news hit the web last week when it was revealed that the producers latest science fiction project titled God Particle, will, in fact, be connected to the Cloverfield shared universe. Per The Wrap, the film, due in theaters on February 24th of next year, will see a cast that includes David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Bruhl and Chris O’Dowd. The cast portray a team of astronauts who make a shocking discovery and end up fighting for survival in an altered reality. The source also tipped the trade that Paramount hopes to release a film in the Cloverfield universe every year.
More science fiction, in the form of scary aliens, will be coming your way this Memorial Day in Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. The film was directed by Daniel Espinosa, who previously worked with Reynolds on the movie Safe House and it was written by Deadpool and Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The trailer, which has an Alien feel to it, sees the first contact with an alien life form. Unfortunately, that life form is attacks and kills a scientist which brings more problems for the remaining group. Life hits theaters on May 26, 2017.
One movie that has been gaining a lot of positive buzz on the festival circuit is the debut feature of writer/ director Nicolas Pesce called The Eyes of My Mother. Starring Kika Magalhaes, the film will be released in select theaters and on VOD on December 2, 2016 by Magnet Releasing. A second trailer has been released which shows a short scene from the movie, setting the scene of a little girl who may have a skewed sense of the way everyday life works.
The follow up directorial effort from longtime James Wan cinematographer and Anabelle director John Leonetti finally has a trailer. Titled Wolves at the Door and based on the infamous Manson Family murders, the film stars Katie Cassidy. Bloody Disgusting reports that the movie is a home invasion thriller but does not retell the events that took place nor does it reference the Manson case. That said, the trailer tells a bit of a different story with the words, “Inspired by the infamous Manson family murder spree” and the final shot of the trailer is the word “pig” written in blood on the door. Definitely not the Manson family murders or anything…
What’s In The Box?!:
American Horror Story can’t stop getting ahead of itself. Over halfway through season six and already renewed for season seven, Ryan Murphy has teased a future season of the anthology series that will crossover season one, Murder House, and season four, Coven. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest this past Sunday, Murphy told the audience that they don’t know what they are going to do and at some point, there will be a crossover between Murder House and Coven, bringing some of those characters together.
It seems like all of the networks are taking a stab at the horror comedy game. First, Fox’s new show Ghosted starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, then Netflix’s original movie Little Evil, from Tucker and Dale vs Evil writer/director Eli Craig and now TBS is getting into the picture by picking up a series written and starring Parks and Rec’s Aubrey Plaza. Tracking Board reports that the cable network has picked up Plaza’s pilot Nightmare Time. The premise of those show is set in Plaza’s Nightmare Clinic where celebrities check in to overcome nightmares that have been haunting them for some time.
Jump Scare: Much like last week’s Kill List, our Jump Scare today was prompted by a great Twitter question. From Matt Scroggs, he says, First off love the show. I’m going to keep it simple: why do y’all love the horror/ sci-fi genre?