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The Latest ‘Conjuring’ Chapter Outscares ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ For The Top Spot At The Domestic Box Office With $24 Million

The box office is becoming a scary place these days. And for the first time in a long time, it’s scary in a good way. Just a week after A Quiet Place Part II lured the horror faithful back into darkened multiplexes, the latest chapter in the hit husband-and-wife demonologist saga, The Conjuring: The Devil […]

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‘The Conjuring’ Sequel Beats ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ for a $69 Million Box Office Weekend

“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” which opened in theaters along with HBO Max, bested the second weekend of theatrical exclusive “A Quiet Place Part II.” There’s positive signs in the results for both films as well as the #3 title, “Cruella,” but signs are mixed in the broader picture.Theaters in the U.S./Canada […]

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‘Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ Summons Demons and Real-Life Murder Case in First Trailer

Warner Bros. released a trailer for the third “Conjuring” film that sees the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” follows the real-life case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who defended himself against a manslaughter prosecution by claiming that he was the victim of demonic possession. Supernatural investigators Ed […]

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‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ Trailer Unleashes Bone-Crunching Horror — Watch

“The Conjuring” franchise is back and bigger than ever in “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” which finds Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson back in the roles of paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. The actors become horror favorites in James Wan’s first two “Conjuring” movies, which grossed over $600 million combined at […]

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Film News Roundup: Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Draws ‘It’ Writer Gary Dauberman to Direct

fRequa, FicarraIn today’s film news roundup, “Salem’s Lot” and “Hellraiser” draw directors, Tara Reid and Paul Mormando find new roles and zombie pandemic thriller “16 States” lands at Lionsgate.DealsNew Line has hired “It” writer Gary Dauberman to direct its adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 horror novel “Salem’s Lot” from his own script.Dauberman made his directorial […]

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Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen | Peter Bradshaw

From her landmark early films with Jean-Luc Godard to later work such as The Nun, Karina’s beauty and charisma shone outIt was Anna Karina’s fate, or curse, to be perpetually described as an “icon” or a “muse”: a devastatingly beautiful figurehead and inspiration-figure to all those male directors doing the creating or critics doing the […]

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Gary Dauberman Talks ‘Swamp Thing,’ ‘Salem’s Lot,’ ‘It: Chapter 2,’ ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ and More [Interview]

Gary Dauberman has moved up in James Wan’s crew. He’s written the three Annabelle movies and makes his directorial debut on Annabelle Comes Home. He also produced The Curse of La Llorona and wrote and produced The Nun. He’s also co-created DC Universe’s new Swamp Thing streaming series, which Wan produced via his Atomic Monster […]

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‘The Spanish Princess’ Review: Starz’s Insipid Miniseries Is Only for Period Fans — But Not History Buffs?

Though no student of history by any stretch, even this doomed-to-be-repetitive TV critic was taken aback by how “The Spanish Princess” relies on historical facts for its episodic drama. Delving into Catherine of Aragon’s life from the time she leaves Spain to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales, and the tumultuous international fallout thereafter, the new […]

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Friday Box Office: ‘Curse of La Llorona’ Impresses with $11.8 Million

In a surprise to pretty much no one, a New Line Cinema horror movie performed well at the box office on Friday. The 1970s-set thriller The Curse of La Llorona—which is kinda-sorta-not-really a Conjuring-verse movie—pulled in $11.8 million on Friday at the box office and is heading for a weekend tally around $25 million. That’s […]

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Stop the horror snobbery! I just want my jump scares back

From Suspiria to Hereditary, the genre is increasingly ditching its B-movie bag of tricks in order to be taken seriously. But I was far more frightened by ‘duds’ such as Overlord and The Nun than this new monstrous Oscar-baitHorror is having a moment. Films such as Suspiria, Halloween, A Quiet Place and Hereditary are no […]

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