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One of Horror’s Hottest Flicks, ”Annebelle: Creation,’ Hits Blu-ray On October 20th!

One of Horror’s Hottest Flicks, ”Annebelle: Creation,’ Hits Blu-ray On October 20th!

Your favorite creepy doll is back when “Annabelle: Creation” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle: Creation,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who previously partnered on “The Conjuring” hit movies.

Sandberg directs from a screenplay by David F. Sandberg, who also wrote “Annabelle.” The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (“Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”), and Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s “Without a Trace”) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s “Homeland,” “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy).

Serving as executive producers on “Annabelle: Creation” are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter.

“Annabelle: Creation” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the movie. Fans can also own “Annabelle: Creation” via purchase from digital retailers beginning October 20.

Additionally, all of the special features, including interviews with filmmakers, new original shorts, featurettes, and deleted scenes, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices. When a Combo Pack is purchased and the digital movie is redeemed, or the digital movie is purchased from an UltraViolet retailer, the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device. Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries. Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content. The Movies All Access app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

The Blu-ray discs of “Annabelle: Creation” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

SYNOPSIS: In “Annabelle: Creation,” several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“Annabelle: Creation” Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

· The Horror Continues
· Horror Shorts: Attic Panic and Coffer
· Director’s Commentary
· Directing Annabelle
· Deleted Scenes Featurette

“Annabelle: Creation” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
· Deleted Scenes Featurette

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 255: One Crazy Summer

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 255: One Crazy Summer

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On the latest episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason return for the first time in weeks to discuss their summer adventures. Jeremy starts things off with a spoiler free tease of the upcoming horror flick, ‘Annabelle Creation.’ Jason offers up a solid pick of the week with a review of ‘Behind The Mask: The Batman Dead End Story.’ He also discusses his recent pilgrimages to see the magic of Corey Feldman and The Angels on the Heavenly 2 The US Tour. Other topics include Jason’s latest interviews for Icon Vs. Icon,Friday The 13th: The Game’ and remembering the late great George A. Romero. As always, rates, reviews and shares are appreciated. Flags up for Independence, patriots!

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Movie Review: James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring 2’ Is Scary Good!

Movie Review: James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring 2’ Is Scary Good!

It was Wednesday, June 8th, 2016. The time was approximately 6:55 pm. I sat in a half empty theatre with a few friends as we await a special advanced screening of James Wan’s sequel to his critically acclaimed “masterpiece”, The Conjuring. I will honestly say that I was more curious than excited. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first Conjuring movie and I seem to be the only one with those feelings. I found the “haunting/possession” genre to be oversaturated before it even became huge again. Prior to this past week I had only seen The Conjuring once and I had watched it with a chip on my shoulder to begin with. I went into the flick not wanting to like it and that’s exactly what happened. When I received a text from a friend stating he had an advanced screening ticket with my name on it I knew I had to re-watch the first one with an open mind. After a second viewing I have come to appreciate the film for what it was. It was a very well done, and at times chilling, haunted house period piece. James Wan does a great job placing you into whatever specific time period he desires. The tension building in that movie is phenomenal and there’s a payoff to every jump scare. No “cheapies” to be found. As for the sequel I had set my expectations fairly low. I knew we were going to get another “haunting/possession” movie and I knew it would be well done with James Wan back behind the camera. So how did this “London set” sequel stack up against the beloved original?

'The Conjuring 2' hits theaters on June 10th.

‘The Conjuring 2’ hits theaters on June 10th.

As soon as the movie let out the first thing I did was message the ‘Icon Vs Icon’ crew, “That movie was fantastic. I honestly think it was way better than the first one”. Those are my true feelings. The acting is phenomenal, the atmosphere is incredible, and the effects haunting. I went in expecting a typical possession movie with the hauntings getting gradually worse and worse. My expectations were blown away.

We begin our story with the Warrens (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) investigating the famous Amityville case. The way this is done is masterful and bone chilling. I don’t want to give too much away because this is probably my favorite part of the flick next to the “creature” appearances. Leaving the Amityville case we see that there is a chilling entity that has latched itself onto the Warrens. I will now be referring to this villain as “Manson Nun” as it honestly looks like Marilyn Manson dressed as a nun. Manson Nun begins to, for lack of a better term, scare the hell out of Lorraine Warren; to the point where she refuses to take on any more cases. We are now in London where the Hodgson family, specifically daughter Janet (Madison Wolfe), are dealing with an entity of their own. Thankfully we didn’t get the horror movie trope of no one believing the child. As soon as a character says “you’re crazy, nothing is happening”, the metaphorical shit hits the fan. Madison Wolfe does a fantastic job playing the creepy possessed middle child, Janet Hodgson.
Now, as stated, I can’t explain too much but I will say that there are three different “antagonistic characters” that make life a living hell for both the Hodgsons and the Warrens. There’s one “entity” that spawns specifically from an old child’s nursery rhyme. I would love a full movie that covers this character alone. Now that’s what made this “haunted house” movie so different from others. I felt like at times it became less possession and more of a monster flick. That’s what I want more of, monster movies. This movie helped with that, as did March’s 10 Cloverfield Lane.

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If it wasn’t apparent beforehand, James Wan knows what he’s doing when it comes to horror. Even when it may not be my “cup of tea” I can recognize genius when I see it. These movies are well executed and damn near perfect in what they’re trying to do. I look forward to the follow up movies, which there will definitely be. If anything, this movie made me more excited for the Wan produced, “Lights Out” adaptation of the short film with the same name. Get out there and support great horror!

The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles has been watching wrestling since his emergence out of the womb on April 10th of 1992. Dylan is an obsessive fan of both horror and comic books. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. A lifelong WWE fan, the first event he can remember watching was Wrestlemania 11. Since then, he has surrounded himself with the world of wrestling in multiple facets. You love him and he loves you! Follow him on Twitter at @thedylanlyles

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 144: We Are Still Here

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 144: We Are Still Here

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Jeremy are in horror movie mode. Jeremy recounts his highly anticipated viewing of ‘Insidious 3’ and how it almost went horribly wrong. He offers up a full review of the flick and what excites him Leigh Whannell’s upcoming projects. Jason gives us a look at the plethora of eclectic upcoming interviews at Icon Vs. Icon (www.iconvsicon.com) before the duo then turn their sights to another horror flick recently made a big impact in the collective radar of horror fans! Ted Geoghegan’s ‘We Are Still Here’ is the director’s love letter to the classic haunted house films that impacted him in his youth, yet incorporate all of the style and excitement of modern horror cinema. Check out out Jason’s interview with this new force in horror at the end of the show! Other topics range from kids sayin’ the darndest things, the trailer for the ‘Point Break’ remake and ‘Giuseppe Makes A Movie.’ It’s an action packed show and the guys are primed and ready to make the magic happen!

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Fourth Poster Revealed For The ‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary Event!

Fourth Poster Revealed For The ‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary Event!

The countdown is almost over! SAW will be returning to theaters to celebrate its 10th Anniversary next FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31ST! In anticipation of the re–release of this ICONIC horror film, we’re thrilled to share the FOURTH collectable poster. Check out the gripping poster below, and be sure to head to theaters on the evening of OCTOBER 30TH to be the first to experience the epic return of the unbelievably twisted serial killer, Jigsaw! 

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‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Third Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Third Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

Only TWO MORE WEEKS until the hair-raising and jaw-dropping games of the infamous serial killer Jigsaw return to theaters! To commemorate the 10th anniversary of this highly acclaimed horror film, SAW, a THIRD headtrap poster has been revealed. Take a look at the stunning poster below and get ready for spine-chilling fright when SAW hits theaters FRIDAY OCTOBER 31ST!

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Official Site: http://sawmovie.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saw
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‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Second Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

‘SAW’ 10th Anniversary: Second Poster Revealed For Halloween Re-Release

The SECOND poster for the 10th anniversary event of the legendary horror film, SAW, was revealed yesterday. This is the second of five limited-edition collectable posters that will be released weekly, as we countdown the return of this epic film! The poster was created by TAZ who has designed several of the special edition posters for the franchise. Now is your chance to relive the brilliantly wrenching games, led by the iconic serial killer Jigsaw, on the big screen when it returns this HALLOWEEN. Check out the eerie poster below and head to a theater near you for the early showing of SAW at 10pm on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH! 

SAW Official Socials:
Official Site: http://sawmovie.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saw
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‘SAW’ Celebrates 10 Years With New Poster and Trailer For Upcoming Re-Release!

‘SAW’ Celebrates 10 Years With New Poster and Trailer For Upcoming Re-Release!

The countdown begins for the ICONIC horror film, SAW, to arrive back in theaters for one week only this Halloween. Today we are thrilled to share a BRAND NEW poster and trailer in celebration of this 10TH ANNIVERSARY event!

Yesterday’s poster debut on Fandango, marked the first of five limited-edition collectable posters that will be released weekly as we countdown to the release of the film. You’ll also have a chance to get your very own copy of this NEW poster at participating AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike theaters this Thursday, October 2nd. Also catch the epic trailer of James Wan’s first horror film SAW, in theaters this weekend before ANNABELLE.

The return of Jigsaw and his twisted, deadly games is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat this Halloween, so make sure you find SAW at a theater near you on OCTOBER 31st! If you want to be the first one to catch it – head to theaters for the early showing at 10pm, Thursday, October 30th!

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‘SAW’ To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With October Theatrical Release

‘SAW’ To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With October Theatrical Release

'Saw' Returns This Halloween

‘Saw’ Returns This Halloween

This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of SAW, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only.  The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th.  The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.

“The launch of SAW was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”
“As part of SAW’s 10th anniversary, we’re thrilled to give new fans and audiences the opportunity to experience this film on the big screen for the very first time,” added SAW’s producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg.
SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful INSIDIOUS franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as THE CONJURING and the upcoming FAST & FURIOUS 7.
Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.

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