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New Trailer and Poster Revealed For Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey

New Trailer and Poster Revealed For Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey

Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split) has rolled out the first trailer and poster for ‘Truth or Dare.’ Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of the supernatural thriller which focuses on 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.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), the thriller co-stars Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto and Sophia Taylor Ali.  The film was produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and executive produced by Wadlow.

‘Truth or Dare’ hits theaters on April 27th, 2018.

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Blu-ray Review: Kevin Bacon Brings Light To ‘The Darkness’

Blu-ray Review: Kevin Bacon Brings Light To ‘The Darkness’

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This week Steve Johnson takes a look at Universal’s release of “The Darkness.” This fantastic supernatural horror film stars Kevin Bacon and was produced by the team that brought us “The Purge” and “Insidious.”

Here’s a quick synopsis before we enter the darkness:

From the producers of “The Purge” and “Insidious,” comes this terrifying supernatural thriller starring Kevin Bacon (“Black Mass,” “X-Men: First Class”) and Radha Mitchell (“London Has Fallen,” “Silent Hill”). When their young son (David Mazouz, TV’s “Gotham”) brings home five mystical stones he found on their family’s camping trip to the Grand Canyon, Peter (Bacon) and Bronny (Mitchell) notice strange things happening in their house. Having awakened dark forces bound to the rocks, the family fights for survival as malicious demons feed off their fears and threaten to destroy them.

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‘The Darkness’

REVIEW: Oh man! It’s finally September! You know what that means, right? We are right around the corner from Halloween! Unlike previous years, I am trying to ease into the season. It’s hard, but I’m doing my best. I imagine a week from now I’ll have the decorations up and will be downing pumpkin beer like it’s water. Anyway, let’s get down to the real business at hand. I fancy myself a slasher or creature feature fan but, lately, I have taken a turn toward the supernatural side of things. Recent films like “Insidious,” “The Conjuring” and “Sinister” sealed my new found love of the sub genre. “The Darkness” is the new kid on the supernatural block and it does not fail in its attempt to bring the spooky.

“The Darkness” begins with a seemingly normal family vacation to the Grand Canyon. While exploring the canyons, the Taylor’s young son stumbles upon some rocks that are not meant to fall into young hands. Upon returning home, the family’s struggles escalate and so do the things that go bump in the night. We are talking about mysterious noises and shadows, freak animal encounters, a neighboring dog that barks for no reason, and mysterious handprints manifesting out of nowhere. Yeah, good luck sleeping after watching this one late at night. The film starts off slow, but that is not to its detriment. I enjoyed the building crescendo of terror. Is this movie as good as “Insidious” or “Sinister?” No, but that doesn’t mean you should skip it.

“The Darkness” features great performances all around. Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell are great as the troubled Peter and Bronny Taylor. In full disclosure, I’m a huge Kevin Bacon fan. If he is in a film, I’m there with my money out. David Mazouz’s portrayal of Michael is fantastic. While he didn’t have much dialogue, he delivered the best performance in the film. Lucy Fry also delivers a solid performance as Stephanie Taylor. Be on the lookout for Paul Reiser as Kevin Bacon’s slimy boss. Imagine that, Paul Reiser playing a slimeball in a horror film. Damn you Burke … damn you … oh sorry … back to business.

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Universal has put together a fairly decent blu-ray package for “The Darkness.” The film’s transfer is flawless. This is especially evident during the family’s trip to the Grand Canyon at the opening of the film. As my fellow horror nerds know, a great audio mix is key for a supernatural horror film like this. This one delivers the goods and kept me looking over my shoulder. I suggest hitting the lights and fire this one up late at night.

The amount of special features on the disc won’t blow you away, but the quality of them will. The highlight is an alternate ending I wish they would have kept in the film. It is scarier and more shocking than the theatrical ending. I was genuinely spooked. Needless to say, I wasn’t roaming the hallways of my house in the dark after watching. Be sure to check it out. Rounding out the special features are nine deleted scenes, some of which would have been quite good in the finished film. Make sure you take a look at the deleted scene featuring Kevin Bacon in an elevator. I may never be able to get into an elevator at night again.

THE VERDICT: “The Darkness,” while slow at times, is a great entry into the realm of supernatural horror. If you are a fan of what Blumhouse delivered up until this point, you should head to the store and pick this one up. You will not be disappointed.

“The Darkness” is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 188: Hardcore Hellraisin’

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 188: Hardcore Hellraisin’

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason are back with their take on some of the latest happenings in pop culture. The duo start by taking a look at the upcoming 30 year anniversary celebration of ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ with FERRIS FEST in Chicago, Illinois. Jason offers up a quick rundown of his recent interviews, ranging from comedian Tom Arnold to ‘Emelie’ director Michael Thelin, for Icon Vs. Icon. It’s a no-holds barred critique session when it comes to the latest happening in the world of ‘Hellraiser: Judgement’ and the drama that surrounds the project; as well a quick look at upcoming action extravaganza, ‘Hardcore Henry.’ Jeremy gives us a quick look at the latest films entering the fray for his 366 movies in 366 challenge in a segment that will make you think, “Wow! this kid needs an outdoor hobby!” It’s a bizarre ride to the far side, so spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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Check Out The New Trailer For ‘The Darkness’ Starring Kevin Bacon

Check Out The New Trailer For ‘The Darkness’ Starring Kevin Bacon

Check out the new trailer for the upcoming Kevin Bacon thriller, THE DARKNESS, which hits theaters Friday, May 13, 2016. The film comes from the director of the cult classic, WOLF CREEK, Greg McLean.

Synopsis: As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

THE DARKNESS stars Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh and Jennifer Morrison. Directed by Greg McLean and written by McLean, Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause, the film was produced by Jason Blum, Bianca Martino and Matt Kaplan. The film will be released by BH Tilt in coordination with High Top Releasing.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 180: Blind, Crippled, Crazy

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 180: Blind, Crippled, Crazy

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason ring in 2016 with an eclectic mix of pop culture topics. The duo start with a quick recap of their holiday adventures and what the New Year may hold for them. Jeremy gives us the scoop in his first foray into the world of live WWE events, while Jason gives us the latest and greatest on the long-rumored Guns N’ Roses reunion. They also take a trip down memory lane with a look at ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ and the magic that is Bruce Campbell. The show is rounded out with the latest on ‘Batman V. Superman’ and solid picks of the week with ‘The Visit’’ and ‘The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 167: Hell Night Hoopla

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 167: Hell Night Hoopla

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Jeremy are time traveling. Jason offers a look at his experiences on ‘Back To The Future’ Day, both positive and negative. From Deloreans to Pepsi Perfect to craft beer, this segment has it all. Taking it back even further, the duo examine Jason’s recent trip to Chiller Theatre and his meet up with legendary ‘Lost Boys’ saxophonist, Tim Capello. Jeremy continues his decent into Halloween madness with some classy pumpkin carving and a marathon viewing of the ‘Paranormal Activity’ series. Other discussions include the magic of the WWE live experience, an update the the ‘Friday The 13th: The Video Game’ Kickstarter campaign, putting your money where your mouth is when it comes to crowdfunding campaigns and what you should be checking out with their Picks of The Week. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. Download, listen and spread the word!

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