Collider Nightmares: Blumhouse’s Film Slate; Jim Carrey Joins Eli Roth’s ‘Aleister Arcane’

     June 28, 2016

On this week’s episode of Collider Nightmares (June 28, 2016) Clarke Wolfe, Jon Schnepp, Perri Nemiroff, Mark Reilly and Ryan Turek will discuss the following:

  • Blumhouse Films Slate
  • Monster of the Week: The Omen 
  • Twitter questions


the-girl-with-all-the-gifts-glenn-close-senniaLast Tuesday, right before we were set to tape Collider Nightmares, the first trailer for the feature film adaptation of M. R. Carey’s best selling novel The Girl With All The Gifts hit the web. The synopsis says that in the near future, humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second- generation “hungries” are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure. The film stars Sennia Nanua in the lead and Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, and Paddy Considine, the latest take on the zombie sub-genre opens in the UK this September with no release in the US slated at this time.

Jim Carrey has come onboard Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment produced adaptation of the genre novel Aleister Arcane. Set to be directed by Eli Roth and based on the 2004 comic, The Hollywood Reporter notes that the comic tells the story of “a Los Angeles weatherman named Aleister Green who returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror show a la Elvira. Under the guise of a mad scientist named Aleister Arcane. However, an incident with two kids leads to him to be put on trial, breaking his spirit and putting him into an early grave. Not long after, grisly activities begin to occur and only the kids have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town.” Carrey’s on screen role hasn’t officially been confirmed but everyone is assuming he’ll be portraying Arcane.

morgan-one-sheetThis week the trailer for Morgan, the directorial debut of Luke Scott, son of Ridley Scott, hit the web. After a small and powerful teaser piqued the audience interest, the latest is a full three minute look at the Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy sci-fi feature. According to Deadline, “Kate Mara stars as a corporate troubleshooter who’s sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.” The film hits theaters in September and many who have viewed the trailer fear it shows too much.

Almost Human director Joe Begos’s latest The Mind’s Eye comes to theaters later this summer and fans looking forward to his sophomore effort were recently treated to a trailer for the film. Now, they’re getting even more of a look into the project with a bloody new poster. The Mind’s Eye tells the story of Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows, both of whom were born with incredible psychokinetic abilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use. Starring Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, and Noah Segan, The Mind’s Eye is in theaters and on VOD August 5, 2016.


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The Purge: Election Year hits theaters this Friday, Ouija 2 just dropped its first trailer, Halloween is coming in 2017… What better way to talk about this full slate than with Director of Development Ryan Turek. The panel discuss what we can expect to see from the Blumhouse slate.


After a couple of short teasers came online the first official full length trailer for Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse’s third season of the FX hit vampire drama, The Strain, has been released. Reminding audiences that it’s been less than a month since the plague was unleashed on New York City, it’s become very clear that it can no longer be denied — the city is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Season three of The Strain premieres on August 28 on FX.

Hulu’s new anthology series Dimension 404 has added three new cast members to the previously announced names Lea Michelle, iZombie’s Robert Buckley and Trophy Wife’s Ryan Lee. This week we learned that Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards, and Sterling Beaumon have joined the cast as well. Oswalt will play a loveable movie nerd who worships at the altar of cinematic history, Beaumon will join the previously mentioned Ryan Lee in an episode set in the 1980s revolving around an introverted video game addict, and Rickards a brilliant college student who embarks on a time-traveling adventure alongside the hero of her favorite 90’s era cartoon. Dimension 404 has been ordered for six episodes and has not announced its premiere date yet.


The Omen turns the big 4-0 this week. Directed by Richard Donner, featuring an iconic score by Jerry Goldsmith, and staring Hollywood icon Gregory Peck, The Omen was a serious and scary horror movie made for adults and spawned multiple sequels and a TV series, Damien.


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