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‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Delivers $2.9M in Box Office Previews

Blumhouse and Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer has started off its box office run with $2.85 million in Thursday previews at the domestic box office. The David Gordon Green-directed horror pic opened exactly 50 years after the first Exorcist hit theaters. Green and Blumhouse are hoping they can reinvent the Exorcist brand much as they did […]

‘Totally Killer’ Review: Kiernan Shipka in a Fun-Enough Time-Traveling ’80s Slasher Flick

Nahnatchka Khan directs Blumhouse's horror-comedy about a Gen Z teen who accidentally time-travels to the 1980s, where she tries to stop a serial killer's spree before it ever begins.

Kiernan Shipka Time-Travels to the 1980s to Save Her Mom in Trailer for Horror-Comedy ‘Totally Killer’

Kiernan Shipka bonds with her mom’s teenage self while trying to stop a masked murderer in the first full trailer for the forthcoming horror-comedy film Totally Killer. Nahnatchka Khan’s feature hails from Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television, and it hits Prime Video exclusively on Oct. 6. The movie centers on Jamie (Shipka), who goes out […]

Mena Suvari Boards ‘What Comes Next’ Coming-of-Age Drama (Exclusive)

Mena Suvari, Alison Thornton and Aaron Ashmore have jumped on board What Comes Next, Alex Caulfield’s debut feature shooting in Vancouver. The indie from Black Moon Media and Screen Siren Pictures also stars Maya Chariandy, Stephen Lobo, Sasha Warner, Christina Jastrzembska, Daxton Gujral, Kalyn Miles and River Codack. SAG-AFTRA members on the film got producer […]

‘Exorcist’ Stars Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair Remember William Friedkin: “Undoubtedly a Genius”

A number of collaborators and admirers are paying tribute to The Exorcist filmmaker William Friedkin, who died Monday at age 87. Friedkin remains in the public consciousness, with The Exorcist about to launch a long-gestating sequel in October, and his film The French Connection remembered for perhaps the greatest car chase in film history. Ellen […]

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Conjures First Trailer at CinemaCon

The Exorcist is back. Universal showed off the first footage from its high-profile sequel to the classic horror film, with filmmaker David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum also revealing its new title. The Exorcist: Believer kicks off after the Devil takes over the bodies of two children. In the trailer, which was not released […]

Universal Movie Chief Donna Langley Celebrates ‘Super Mario Bros.,’ ‘Oppenheimer’ at CinemaCon

The astonishing box office success of Universal and Illumination’s The Super Movie Bros. has infused this year’s CinemaCon with a sense of optimism among cinema operators still struggling to recover fully from the pandemic. So it was no surprise when Donna Langley, chair of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, received a resounding round of applause, plus […]

Jason Blum, Nicole Brown, Charles D. King and Scott Stuber Join American Cinematheque Board of Directors

The American Cinematheque is beefing up its board of directors with the addition of four Hollywood heavyweights. Joining the ranks, in alphabetical order, are producer Jason Blum, TriStar Pictures president Nicole Brown, MACRO chief Charles D. King and Netflix film chairman Scott Stuber. American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said the organization is “excited and honored” […]

‘M3GAN’ Is a Horror Film for the TikTok Generation

She’s an internet sensation and trend-setter. She’s a four-foot-tall killer with attitude. She’s M3GAN, and for producers James Wan and Jason Blum, she may very well be one of the most important additions to Universal’s library of monsters in recent years. Frankenstein’s monster for the iPad generation has been created, and if her social media […]

‘M3GAN’ Review: Allison Williams Tangles With a Rogue Robot in Fun AI Horror That’s Equal Parts Campy and Creepy

A robotics scientist gives her orphaned niece a prototype synthetic companion in this killer doll thriller from producers Jason Blum and James Wan.

‘M3GAN’ Producers Jason Blum and James Wan Talk Potential Merger, AI-Driven Filmmaking and ‘The Invisible Man’ Sequel

M3GAN producers Jason Blum and James Wan first worked together on 2010’s Insidious, and now, after 12-plus years and at least seven other projects, the producing partners are hoping to take their working relationship to the next level. In November, THR reported that Blum’s Blumhouse and Wan’s Atomic Monster were in advanced talks to merge […]

Events of the Week: ‘M3GAN,’ ‘Pinocchio’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for M3GAN, Pinocchio, 1923, The Best Man: The Final Chapters and The Recruit. People’s Choice Awards Kenan Thompson hosted the awards show live from Santa Monica on Tuesday, where Ryan Reynolds accepted the People’s Icon Award, […]