Variety Review: ‘The Mule’ Gives New Meaning To “Gut-Wrenching Suspense”

Why are we including this, you ask? Well, Leigh Whannell (who got famous ten years ago with Saw when he teamed up with James Wan) co-stars and co-wrote the screenplay. Apparently this is the first time he has played a really vile character– most of us have only seen him as “Specs”, half the ghost-hunting team that works with Lin Shaye’s character, psychic Elise Ranier, in Insidiuous and Insidious Chapter 2 (mainly as comic relief). He also was the unlucky half of the duo chained up in the original Saw, along with Cary Elwes. This isn’t a horror movie, but reviews say it is very intense… and stomach-turning at times. There is one scene referred to as “The one-Man Human Centipede sequence” that is apparently so gross that no-one will even describe it. Guess who came up with and wrote the scene? Our pal Leigh Whannell. Hit “View Original” in the lower left to read the entire review by Justin Chang on Variety.com!

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INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 -The First Trailer and Equally Creepy Poster Is Here!

All right, let’s start off with the trailer, which calls this entry “the darkest yet”. Hey, maybe we’ll get an “R” rating! That way we won’t have to put up with loud tweeners talking as if they were in their own living room (with fireworks or something going on outside so they have to raise their voices to hear each other) like we did with, say, “Mama” and “Insidious Chapter Two”.

Great news- Lin Shaye is in the film as Elise Ranier, alive;  this one takes place before the events in Insidious (2010). I read someone calling this a “period piece” due to the fact that the cell phones used for texting in the commercial are “old”. Hey, guess what? There’s no way this movie took place over ten years ago, we already aren’t thrilled when someone calls something taking place in the 80s a period piece. “Mad Men” is a period piece. Merchant/Ivory specialized in period pieces. Something that happened after 2001 is not a period piece. OK, enough of that. Check out the poster (which actually makes sense as long as you don’t try to figure it out immediately) below.

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It might as well end AND HE IS RIGHT BEHIND YOU. Here’s the plot details that have been release so far:

 A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Leigh Whannell will be helming this one, writing and directing, Fangoria reported exclusively yesterday that Whannell reached out to William Friedkin for advice, and he ended up sort of mentoring him for the film. Read the Fango article, which includes an interview with Whannell here!

Here is one very scary screencap we grabbed from the trailer… if we saw that thing, we’d be out of their so fast we wouldn’t bother saying, “Yeah, I’m outta here.”

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Insidious Chapter 3 will be here next summer. More as it comes in!

Film Review: ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’

OK, we’re definitely on board! Variety loved it. Bottom line on our hopes for this movie: A. To find out what happens to the Lambert family next and B. a haunted-house thrill ride. Also, we could use a good James Wan-induced scream!

Check out the new Insidious Chapter 2 featurettes – just go  to the official site to see them all,  including some creepy ‘interactive’ features. You may not want to check them out alone in the dark with the sound blasting, though…

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New Spooky-Ass Image/Poster from James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter 2 (BeyondHollywood.com)

Click on the big red link below to read more and see the awesome poster with the ominous tagline You Are Never Alone... oh, and there’s an image here we added, too.

Man, that poor kid has been through a lot!

 

New Spooky Image from James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter 2 | BeyondHollywood.com.

 

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Insidious: Chapter 2 will be released on September 13, 2013!  BRING IT ON, BABY!