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Weekly Creepy News: Best Found Footage Movies, New Releases, & More!



This week's creepy post explores what's new in paranormal pop culture and more! Curated by hjalmartazar and yours truly!



BOOKS & COMICS

[New releases and more!]

* Bruna Papandrea (producer of Big Little Lies) will be producing Karin Slaughter's recent novel, Pieces of Her

* From the article: Pieces of Her follows Andrea, a women who's spent her entire life believing she knows her mother, Laura, more intimately than anyone else. But a seemingly normal trip to the mall exposes a completely different side of Laura, revealing a secret she's been keeping over 30 years. Andrea is forced to look into her mother's mysterious past as a way to save her future.

* Charlotte Stoudt will be writing; Lesli Linka Glatter to direct the adaptation.

* On the production, Papandrea says "It's truly a dream team of female content creators."

* Slaughter's novel will be released on Aug 21.



* Celebrated and award-winning author N.K. Jemison will be publishing her first collection of short stories.

* How Long 'til Black Future Month? "contains stories that draw parallels between our present-day society and the fantastical realm, as well as presenting our world as an alternate universe that aliens try to make sense of."

* The collection will be published on November 27, 2018.



* Aliens 3 will have a new series adaptation based on William Gibson's original script of the film. The adaptation will be written and drawn by Johnnie Christmas and colors by Tamra Bonvillain.

* Synopsis from the source: "Following the deadly events of Aliens, the Union of Progressive Peoples intercepts the spaceship carrying the hibernating bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop. But unbeknownst to them, they have also picked up another deadly passenger whose discovery will unleash a race between two governments to weaponize the xenomorph in this horrifying and poignant Cold War-themed thriller."

* William Gibson's Alien 3 #1 (of five) goes on sale November 7, 2018

* Preview art at the source!


SERIES & SHORTS

[New horror short centers deaf protagonists!]

* After a mysterious audio pulse engulfs the planet, everyone who hears it is struck dead, leaving only the deaf untouched.

* In the film, "dialogue is spoken in English along with British Sign Language and English subtitles."

* Dawn of the Deaf is written and directed by Rob Savage.

* The short film is available for free at the source!


GAMING

[Newest Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game]


* The 2010 game "Dante's Inferno" is the latest to join Xbox One's backwards-compatibility service.

* It received praise for its depiction of Hell.


* There were hints to EA releasing a sequel game, but now that seems unlikely.


TELEVISION

[Amazon sci-fi drama!]

* Sci-fi drama Tales from the Loop has been given a series order at Amazon.

* Nathaniel Halpern will be writing.

* From the article: "Tales From the Loop is based on the art of Simon Stålenhag, whose paintings blend elements of futuristic science fiction with images of rural life in the Sweden."

* Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) will direct the pilot.


FILM

[Lovecraft Country and found footage horror recs!]

* Production of Lovecraft Country, the adaptation of Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, has now begun.

* In a previous Weekly Creepy News, we shared news of the casting. Cast includes: Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Elizabeth Debicki, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors, and Wunmi Mosaku.



Horror Homeroom listed 9 (5) of the best found-footage horror films!

#1 (#9) VHS 2 (2013)
#2 (#3) Creep (2014)
#3 (#5) The Blair Witch Project (1999)
#4 (#2) Lake Mungo (2008)
#5 (#1) The Devil's Doorway (2018)


SOURCES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



ONTD: What's your favorite found footage film?
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