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‘Paranormal Activity’: The Makers Of ‘Freaky’ And ‘Underwater’ Are Teaming Up For Upcoming Reboot

The “Paranormal Activity” movies were hugely successful small-budget horror movies that got a surprising amount of mileage out of their very simple premise. Even the worst one still had something to offer for fans of the genre, so it’s not surprising that a reboot would be in the works.Last year during an interview, returning writer […]

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Water Cooler: Wolfwalkers, Cobra Kai, Borat, Hunter Hunter, Mad Max, Unpregnant, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Battlebots, Australian Survivor, Freaky, DisneyWar,

On the January 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing: […]

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‘Croods’ and ‘Half-Brothers’ Lead Universal-Dominated Box Office Weekend to Less Than $9 Million

Few titles open at the North American box office post-Thanksgiving weekend, which usually is one of the weakest of the year. In 2019, that meant it fell short of $100 million. This year, it will see less than $9 million. Fewer than half of domestic theaters are open, of course, but the biggest barrier remains […]

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‘Freaky’ Repeats as Winner of Quiet U.S. Box Office With $1.2 Million

Body-swap horror comedy “Freaky” repeated as the winner of a seriously subdued U.S. box office with $1.2 million at 2,057 locations in North America during the Friday-Sunday weekend.The Universal and Blumhouse Productions’ movie stars Vince Vaughn as a serial killer and Kathryn Newton as a low-profile high schooler who inadvertently switch bodies on Friday the […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Freaky,’ ‘Fatman’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’

With coronavirus cases surging around the country, Friday the 13th might not be the time to test your luck in theaters — though that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from serving up an unusually enticing slate of fresh releases exclusively in cinemas. From body-swap slasher movie “Freaky” to Mel Gibson’s nutzo Santa satire “Fatman,” the week’s new […]

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‘Freaky,’ ‘Fatman’ & David Fincher: The Good, The Bad & The Masterful [The Playlist Podcast]

Happy Friday the 13th! Do people celebrate Friday the 13th? Or is it just the date that Jason Voorhees ventures to Camp Crystal Lake to murder debaucherous youth? Either way, it’s a significant date in terms of this week’s new releases featured on the latest episode of The Playlist Podcast.Listen: Director Max Winkler Talks ‘Jungleland,’ […]

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Focus Features Wins Box Office With ‘Let Him Go’ and ‘Come Play’

“Let Him Go,” a modern-day western with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, gave Universal’s boutique unit Focus its second straight #1 for the weekend, after “Come Play” on Halloween weekend. That horror title took second place, giving Focus both top spots.Universal overall may hold #1 for the foreseeable future. With the parent company releasing “Freaky” […]

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As Bond Vacates 2020, Universal Offers Theaters Short Windows on ‘The Croods’ and ‘Freaky’

Adding to the Friday-afternoon dump of movie delays, Universal announced that “F9,” the latest entry in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, will move from April 2 to May 28, 2021. That means it will no longer compete with James Bond film “No Time to Die,” which, as of October 2, MGM also moved to April […]

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Beyond Fest 2020 Schedule: ‘Freaky’, ‘Possessor’, ‘Saint Maud’, a David Lynch Triple Feature, and More

Beyond Fest, the annual L.A.-based genre film festival, has announced its full line-up for this year’s event. Comprised of double and triple features and taking place at the Mission Tiki Drive-In theater in Los Angeles, the festival will feature the world premieres of Christopher Landon‘s body-swapping Blumhouse horror film Freaky as well as the Robert […]

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