A nine-minute teaser (courtesy of the fine folk over at Vice) entitled The Devil’s Carnival 2: The Librarian, has been released. Meant as a hint of what’s to come, the teaser is “…chock-full of visual and musical hints of the heavenly delight that awaits audiences in The Devil’s Carnival: Episode 2“.
The teaser shows horror rapper Tech N9ne as the librarian of a twisted, nightmarish library, one that is full of magic and sounds. However, N9ne isn’t exactly a fan of noises that he isn’t in control of. So let’s just say that things would’ve gone better had someone bitten their tongue. Check out the trailer below.
2013 will see a new roadshow by Saw II-IV, 11-11-11, Mother’s Day and The Barrens director Darren Lynn Bousman, who returns to direct another chapter in the battle between Heaven and Hell. Creator Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) also returns. READ MORE
It looks like Ava Crowder is going to continue to raise hell in the south. THR is reporting that Joelle Carter (who plays Crowder on “Justified”) has joined the cast of Jessabelle. Saw VI and Saw 3D director Kevin Greutert is directing the supernatural tale penned by Robert Ben Garant (“Reno 911!”). Blumhouse (The Lords of Salem, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is teaming up with Lionsgate for the project.
She joins previously announced leads Sarah Snook and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Snook will play the terrified protag, while Webber will play her childhood friend who helps her uncover the truth about her family. The film is “about a girl who is forced to return to her father’s home in Louisiana when a car accident leaves her without the use of both her legs. What she finds there is a mystery surrounding her own birth and an angry ghost (named Jessabelle) that seems determined to destroy her.”
The projected started filming on April 2nd and is one of at least three horror films currently shooting in Wilmington, N.C. The other two are The Warren Files and The Occult. The power of tax incentives is strong, folks.
It’s time to pay your respects to Jigsaw and the fate of the Saw franchise.
To promote the UK release of Saw 3D: The Final Chapter now on DVD and Blu-ray, plus the extensive Saw: Final Cut 1-7 box set, Lionsgate UK has cut together a pretty funny “Saw Memorial Video” that we’ve posted below.
BD regular ‘Jaykah’ pointed me in the direction of two very interesting Saw 3D news bites. First, inside you’ll find a deleted scene from the forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray release (January 25) featuring Dr. Gordon and Bobby converging on their beliefs and past times. In addition, he also stumbled upon an interview with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington who calls the seventh film in the franchise “bad”. “I don’t know, man, that was a pretty bad movie. It was fun. I don’t actively go out and audition for movies.” I always get a kick out of stars admitting a film wasn’t up to their standards. READ MORE
Update: As I stated the previous numbers seemed a bit high. I have $10.8m on Friday for ‘Saw 3D’ and $23.7m weekend; $5.8m for ‘PA2′ and $16.7m for the weekend. Early boxoffice reports put Saw 3D at the top of the pack with an estimated $11m in 2,808 theaters on Friday giving a weekend total of $28m. This is slightly higher than the projections, although taking into account the high cost of 3D it balances out. $28m is an astounding opening weekend take for a seventh film in the franchise, while also going head-to-head with Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 in its second week of a release. PA 2 dropped a hefty 68% with $6.4m on Friday in 3,239 theaters. It looks to make $18.5m over the holiday weekend. Who says horror can’t kick ass in October? The two films accounted for $46m and took the top two slots. Too bad Lionsgate dubbed this the final Saw — but we all know the truth…Jigsaw’s game is just beginning. Click either title above for our review, or to write your own! READ MORE
It’s time to goodbye. Jigsaw’s game is coming to an end and all of you are his guests. Bloody Disgusting’s BC had a blast watching Lionsgate’s Saw 3D, the seventh entry in the long running franchise that’s now in theaters everywhere. “I know I had some concerns, but it’s ultimately a good time at the movies, and the minor pacing/story issues are pretty much forgotten once that final reel kicks in and Charlie Clouser’s amazing theme plays that one last time as the series truly comes full circle.” Click the title above for the full review or check back here this weekend to write your own and tell all of Bloody Disgusting what YOU think. Is this the epic finale you hoped for? READ MORE
In US and UK cinemas this coming Friday is Lionsgate’s Saw 3D, the final film in the long running franchise. To say “farewell”, a pretty gruesome red band clip was created to take you back to the beginning where you’ll enjoy a shocking montage of all the nastiest moments throughout the entire Saw series! Sweeeeeeet. In addition, we were tipped off to this page that has collected a slew of unreleased Saw 3D posters – some cool, some absolutely horrid. For more Saw you can read Andrea Albin’s retrospective piece on the seven year franchise. READ MORE