Collider Nightmares: ‘Halloween’ Movie at Blumhouse Productions; ‘It’ Finds its Pennywise

     June 7, 2016

On this week’s episode of Collider Nightmares (June 7, 2016) Clarke Wolfe, Perri Nemiroff, Jon Schnepp and Mark Reilly will discuss the following:

  • Jason Blum is producing a new Halloween movie with John Carpenter
  • Pennywise cast in New Line’s Stephen King adaptation IT
  • Robert Kirkman’s Outcast premieres on Cinemax
  • How do you define “horror?”



After shifting studios and delays, it was recently announced that Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, Sinister) will be producing the next installment of the Halloween franchise and the one and only John Carpenter will return to executive produce. There is no announcement yet on who will direct but rumors are swirling that Blumhouse favorite Mike Flanagan of Oculus and Hush fame is in the running as is Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest). The latest installment of Halloween is expected to hit theaters in October 2017.

A feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s It has been in the works for a while with True Detective director Cary Fukunaga at the helm. When Fukunaga left the project in 2015 over “creative differences” the studio quickly tapped Mama director Andres Muschietti to take over. Before Fukunaga left he had cast young British actor Will Poulter (We’re The Millers, The Revenant) as the infamous clown Pennywise. It had been uncertain if Poulter would remain on the project post-Fukunaga but recently we learned that Hemlock Grove’s Bill Skarsgard would be be donning the clown shoes.

In anticipation for The Conjuring 2 hitting theaters this week, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have released a promotional video featuring director James Wan explaining that he wants to “redefine horror.” In essence, bringing respect and class back to the genre.


Image via Paramount

The long in development new installment of Friday the 13th has faced delay after delay over at Paramount Pictures. Now that Prisoners and upcoming Wolfman screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski has turned in his draft of the script, according to an interview with Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller, they will be moving forward with an origin story of sorts. Fuller told that the new Friday the 13th would NOT be found footage and would be, “Origin-ish, but it’s an origin that no one has seen before. Obviously Pamela’s there, but it’s a little bit different from what you’ve seen before.”


Outcast Pilot 101

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On this segment of Collider Nightmares, ‘What’s in the Box’ is all about the television side of things – from series like The Walking Dead to Preacher all the way to American Horror Story, we’ll cover all the happenings on the TV side of things! First up, a small pilot review of Outcast!

Jessica Lange recently told Charlie Rose that she’s ‘100% done’ with American Horror Story. Lange won two Emmy’s on the Ryan Murphy FX drama and last season, the first since her departure, saw Lady Gaga lead the cast with Gaga winning a Golden Globe for her performance as The Countess. Murphy and company have yet to announce the theme for season six but he has indicated that it will include children and opera and Gaga will return. It’s expected to premiere in October.


Poltergeist – Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings — Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) — when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.


And for the last, special segment, ‘Jump Scares’ is all about the topics that exist worthy of a debate, with this first topic tailor made for Nightmares. The panel look at the question: “What is Horror?” and discuss what horror means to them and in pop culture.


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