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Paranormal* news roundup: Ghost Stories, The Devil & Father Amorth, TRUE HORROR, & more...

*with a dash of sci-fi and horror

MOVIES
THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH
William Friedkin's new film, The Devil and Father Amorth, is now out in a limited release!


  • In the short clip, Friedkin says that the purpose of The Exorcist film was the mystery of faith, based on something that was said to have happened.

  • He also discusses how in the film, he tried to rationalize what was going on, and that if it was demonic possession, then it was directed at the priest losing his faith, and not Regan.

A much longer interview (approx 30 minutes) with William Friedkin can be found here. In the interview, Friedkin discusses his opinion on the exorcism case that spawned the novel The Exorcist and the subsequent film.

The Atlantic's review of The Devil and Father Amorth is worth a read!

THE CURED
Ellen Page's new film, The Cured, has just been released in Ireland (where it was filmed) and it's getting critical acclaim.


  • It's "David Freyne’s ingenious, sombre debut"

  • The film is about a cure for flesh-eating zombies, giving them reentry into society. Ellen Page plays a widow whose brother is one of the cured.

  • Also stars Sam Keely and Tom Vaughan Lawlor.


Some highlights:

  • He discusses not being a fan of horror, but thought that the film's premise of being set at the end of the outbreak, rather than the beginning, was "clever."

  • A former snob horror, he now says, "I'm in total awe of people who work a lot in that genre, because of the intensity that's required, you're kind of at the extreme all the time."

  • He'll also be in Avengers: Infinity War, playing Ebony Maw, an extraterrestrial member of Thanos' Black Order.



GHOST STORIES

Filmmaker Andy Nyman recently shared what may be his favorite review yet of the film. It's a 7 minute long review, enjoy!
[Spoiler (click to open)]



Here's where you can watch Ghost Stories on demand.

Ghost Stories is currently certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and The Village Voice claims that Ghost Stories debunks myth that horror anthology can't be excellent (who said that dot gif) and "ultimately, it’s the acting that sells this anthology."



YOU SHALL NOT SLEEP

Tribeca film festival twitter account tweeted: "No film at #Tribeca2018 will terrify you more than Gustavo Hernández's tense, asylum-set YOU SHALL NOT SLEEP, which represents blood-curdling horror cinema at its finest and most subtly frightening."

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS follow-up?


Actor Jemaine Clement responded to a fan on Twitter, writing that "#WellingtonParanormal" is coming in June.

IN TV
THE DEAD FILES


Some stills from the new episode of The Dead Files:


TRUE HORROR



  • The docudrama series premiered this past Thursday night

  • The disclaimer for the series states, "scenes of paranormal activity may disturb viewers"

Here's a trailer:



FINALLY
Here's the New York Times obituary for recently deceased Art Bell, who pioneered paranormal radio.

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Tags: #tribeca2018, creepy post, ellen page, film - documentary, film - foreign, film - horror, film director, interview, irish celebrities, martin freeman, radio shows / radio celebrity, review, television promo / stills
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