Two new dramas based on true events, Jackie Chan back on the big screen and a Groundhog’s Dayesque horror/comedy are what’s out this Friday the 13th.
Bringing together legends of the horror genre, Showtime’s Masters of Horror kicked off it’s anthology series with Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, directed by Phantasm’s Don Coscarelli.
Taking a job as the winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, aspiring writer Jack Torrence goes insane from both the isolation and the malevolent supernatural forces in the hotel and tries to murder his wife Wendy and his son Danny.
Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, after battling each other in the classic Hammer horror films, teamed up for 1972’s Horror Express as a Sasquatchesque creature gets loose on the Trans-Siberian Express in the 1900’s.
Edgar Wright’s incredible car chase/heist musical spectacular Baby Driver is out this week along with The House, a new action movie from Wesley Snipes, the final season of HBO’s The Leftovers and more.
Expanding the world and upping the stakes, Blade Runner 2049 is a visually stunning sci-fi epic that may be the Terminator 2 to the original Blade Runner’s The Terminator.
Rey seeks out the long lost Luke Skywalker to train her in the ways of The Force while the rest of The Resistance tries to weather the brutal assault of Kylo Ren and the First Order in the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga, The Last Jedi.
Blade Runner 2049 took the top spot at the box office but it under-performed against even modest predictions for how it would fare and the other new releases did not set the world on fire either.
Dominating almost every aspect of pop culture in the 90’s, the Crypt Keeper unleashed one of the ultimate Halloween party jams with the puntastic Crypt Jam rap, off the official Tales from the Crypt soundtrack.
With a bunch of fantastic Stephen King adaptations hitting recently, Hulu is looking to try something a little different with their upcoming drama Castle Rock, which is set in the larger Stephen King universe but isn’t directly adapting a specific story as horrific things happen in and around the titular Maine town.