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Will Ghostface be in Scream 5?

The original Scream is a spot on perfect movie. Notice how I didn’t say it was a perfect horror movie? I feel like that would minimize how much I love Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s game changing ode to slasher movies. Word broke this week that Spyglass Media Group, who picked up the Dimension library after the Weinstein scandal, was developing a project to bring Scream back to the big screen after the franchise had a lackluster 3 seasons on TV (the first 2 seasons on MTV, the final on VH1). It is unknown if the new movie with be a direct sequel, a remake, prequel, or reboot as it appears we are super early in the process. But that should not stop us from speculating!

I’m not too proud to admit that I wrote a spec Scream 4 script nearly a decade before we got Craven’s final Scream movie. After Scream 3 I was itching to get the gang back to Woodsboro, so I thought a good way to do that would be to shift the story to Martha Meeks and a new cast of young faces as more familiar character took a back seat with supporting roles. The real Scream 4 took us back to Woodsboro, which was awesome (sadly we did not get the return of Randy’s sister), but the movie was still heavily focused on the returning cast members. As much as I love Sid, Dewey, and Gail, it felt like it was time to move past them- None of the new cast got to shine as bright as they could have.

So, here are my hopes for Scream 5 (or 5cream which seems to be the Twitter favorite for the new title):

Location
Take us away from Woodsboro, but place us in a similar small town/community. Nothing jarring like Hollywood and no big cities like New York City, Chicago, etc. I want a location that calls back to the original. A sleepy small town with some dark secrets and urban legends (hey, we need potential red herrings!).

Characters
I would love to see all new characters, could be High School or College depending on what the overall story calls for. Would love to see a supporting character connect us to the past movies, could be something as simple as the return of Patrick Dempsey’s Mark Kincaid, who is brought in by the local Sheriff to consult on their Ghostface problem or maybe the above mentioned Martha Meeks as a High School teacher (or guidance counselor). I mean who wouldn’t love to see Heather Matarazzo take on a larger role in a Scream movie? Connect us to the earlier movies, but don’t overshadow all of the potential new characters.

Poke Fun at Horror Without Being a Full on Parody
Scream 3 was the kind of movie that the OG and sequel would have made fun of, and Scream 4 turned into a full on parody with its opening and hospital climax. We need the balance of a good old fashioned slasher movie that both loves and pokes fun at horror without going completely over the top. With the movie being the 5th film in the series, I’d expect jokes about how horror series get worse the longer they go on, how they replace cast members with younger “clone” actors, and how many horror movies get TV spinoffs that have nothing to do with the movies.

And finally, yes, I’d love to see Sid, Gail, and Dewey in some form- many some well placed cameos. Hell, if the kids in this movie throw a party, I’d expect them to watch the original Stab and… I’d expect this version to feature more scenes with Tori Spelling as Sid (they may have to use the Marvel de-aging trick here).

There are so many directions they can go with for Scream 5. I’m just excited that it is in the works. (…and I hope it is not a remake!)

What are your hopes for Scream 5? Post ideas in our comments!


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Independent horror movie Dark Forest, has a new trailer that spotlights both the good and bad comments the movie has received. It is a fun look at the whiplash many independent films see from reviewers and online commenters. The slasher movie is perfect for Halloween, it follows a weekend camping trip that turns into a fight for survival. It was directed by Roger Boyer and stars Stefanie Austin, Genevieve DeGraves, Jalin Desloges, Trevor Kristjanson, and Jesse Laing. Learn more about Dark Forest in our indie film spotlight.

Posted on October 24th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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We had the pleasure of talking to David Zellis, the producer and co-writer of the indie horror flick Dark Forest.

Dark Forest

Who?
In 2013 we entered a filmmaking competition in Canada called CineCoup (basically American Idol for filmmakers) we didn’t make it far, but decided to make the movie anyway. We are located in Winnipeg Canada, so we used local talent some who been active in the community for years. The story revolves around four girls going on a camping trip getting away form the group’s psychotic boyfriend.

Dark Forest

What?
It is about a group of friends that go on a camping trip and are terrorized/stalked by one of the group’s jealous and psychotic boyfriend.

Dark Forest

Where?
We never really specify where it takes place, but we filmed in Winnipeg and outside of the city as well. We were very fortunate to have a friend that let us use their property that has a forest directly behind it.

Dark Forest

When?
We made it over the summers of 2013 and 2014. It is not set at any specific time, but it has an atmosphere of feeling like it was made in the eighties. We did a theatrical release ourselves across Western/Central Canada which we are extremely proud of. It outgrossed some high profile government funded films and at the local theatre it played at it was held over for three weeks while outgrossing some of the high profile Hollywood films it was playing alongside. It hit the streaming services in 2016 and was finally released on Blu-Ray/DVD on February 13th.

Dark Forest

Why?
Good question. In Canada, the system is very much government funded which although seems and can sometimes be a good idea, it unfortunately causes more problems then it solves. So we wanted to make a feature on our own terms and this is the end result.

Dark Forest

How?
It is available on a number of streaming services (links below). For horror fans that prefer the physical medium, they can officially get a copy on Blu-Ray/DVD on Amazon.com and at independent retailers across Canada.

Buy or Rent:

Hey everyone, we are back with an awesome giveaway for Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a new horror flick starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey. We have a badass prize pack and the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App. Play the game… If you dare! But first, check out the prizes…

Truth or Dare
PRIZE PACK:

  • Truth or Dare Tank Top
  • Limited Edition Truth or Dare Card Game

Check out the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App and keep reading to learn how to enter the giveaway.

Truth or Dare Official Description:
Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

How do you win the Prize Pack? As usual, we have three ways to enter and each one you complete earns one entry into the giveaway.

  1. Post a comment on this article telling us if you’d choose truth or dare in the movie’s deadly game!
  2. Head over to Facebook and post a comment on our status about this giveaway.
  3. And then head over to Twitter and tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @truthdaremovie w/ #TruthOrDareMovie and say hi!
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Truth or Dare is currently out in theaters! #SupportHorror

DISCLAIMER (and other Details)
This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US or Canada. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Also please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, so we can DM you if you are chosen as the winner. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter. Each household is only eligible to win Truth or Dare Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Posted on April 18th, 2018 by MHD | Leave a Comment (4)
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Are you ready for some Friday night Sci-Fi fun? COMET TV has released their list of Friday Night Movies (that you can watch online and on Roku for free). Here is their November lineup:

Cowboy vs Dinos

Cowboys VS Dinosaurs
Airs Friday, November 3 at 8P/7C

Description: After a mine explosion, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble and terrorize a small western town. Several gunslingers band together to defend their homes and the other residents from the hungry beasts. (COMET)

Cowboy vs Vampires

Cowboys VS Vampires
Airs Friday, November 10 at 8P/7C

Description: Supernatural terror strikes a Western them park. (COMET)

Starman

Starman
Airs Friday, November 17 at 8P/7C

Description: An alien takes the form of a young widow’s husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them. (IMDB)

Deep Space

Deep Space
Friday, November 24 at 8P/7C

Description: An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. (IMDB)

What are you watching on Friday nights?

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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It is finally my favorite time of the year for movies, HALLOWEEN, and I’m excited to present a list of 8 indie horror flicks for viewing on the scariest night of the year. This list includes something for everyone, and better yet, all of these movies are available to watch online for free on Amazon Prime!

Crows

SCAREYCROWS
Directed by Lucy Townsend
An off-beat comedy horror about a trainee hairdresser who discovers that her boyfriend is keeping a dark secret. Soon her world crashes around her as the quiet seaside town where she was born is overrun by homicidal scarecrows.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Dark Forest

DARK FOREST
Directed by Roger Boyer
When Emily goes on a girls trip for the weekend, her abusive boyfriend Peter can handle it and all hell breaks loose, an eighties styled slasher in the vein of slashers such as Friday the 13th and The Mutilator.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Spirit Stalkers

SPIRIT STALKERS
Directed by Steve Hudgins
The Spirit Stalkers reality show, once a big hit, faces cancellation without a ratings boost, which leads the investigative team to Gloria Talman, whose house is rampant with unexplained ghostly activity.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

The Eve

THE EVE
Directed by Ritchie Filippi
Disaster follows a group of friends on their peaceful getaway in this horror thriller. After decamping to Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate the impending new year, a quartet of pals are hunted by a mysterious force that appears to want to gravely harm them. Now, the crew is forced to work together in order to escape the house that has become their prison with their lives intact. 
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Horror Hotel the Movie

HORROR HOTEL THE MOVIE
Directed by Ricky Hess
An anthology feature in the vein of Twilight Zone with an array of quirky characters like aliens, clones, psychos and more caught up in extraordinary circumstances at a seedy hotel located in rural Georgia.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Fractional

FRACTIONAL
Directed by Malcolm Deegan
A psychiatrist, John Hatchett wakes up tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse. Left with no food, water or chance of escape John’s only weapons are his mind and he must use them to full effect. David Crowe is a former patient and one who is not of sound mental capacity… not eveything John Hatchett says is as it seems. John Has a past that he wishes to remain a secret… a secret David crowe is willing to do anything to reveal…
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

In April

IN APRIL
Directed by Carlo Bruno
A paranormal tail of horror and afterlife. Marcos drives far away from home to try to commit suicide. Soon he discovers he is not the only one in the car, facing his worst hidden fears.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Francis Stein

FRANCES STEIN
Directed by P.J. Woodside
Frances Stein is a brilliant scientist gone mad for all the right reasons. She’s lost her marriage, her job, and her reputation. Now she has plans for her ex-husband and his new wife that will mess with their minds. Literally.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

We’d love to hear what you end up watching for Halloween, leave us a comment or Tweet at us what is on your viewing list! 

JigsawJigsaw
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers)
Cast: Tobin Bell, Matt Oassmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson
Plot: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years. (IMDB)

Thoughts: For the past seven years there has been a void on Halloween without a new Saw release.  Yet at the same time, after seven movies the series needed a break and to come back refreshed and ready to scare audiences. It is great to see Tobin Bell return to anchor the movie and the trailer brings back the same disgusting/gore porn you’d expect from the series. If you are a fan of the Saw movies, go see this, otherwise what is the point?

Catch up on the past Saw movies…


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