Updates From Halloween Kills, Firestarter, and More

Chip n' Dale return to Disney, and AMC's Interview With a Vampire finds a director.

Michael Myers, weapon in hand, escapes a burning house in a scene from Halloween Kills.
Wow, the new Firestarter looks gre—oops, wrong movie.
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Emily Blunt and The Rock talk bonding over Jungle Cruise. There might be hope for more Manifest after all. Fate: The Winx Saga casts another familiar face for season two. Plus, the Chucky show preps for flashbacks, and what’s next on Superman & Lois. Spoilers now!

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Firestarter

Production has officially wrapped on the Firestarter remake.


Halloween Kills

The Strodes leave Haddonfield while Michael murders a fireman and strangles a teenager in three new photos from Total Film Magazine (via Games Radar).

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Jungle Cruise

A new Jungle Cruise featurette discusses the friendships its leading cast made during production.




Fate: The Winx Saga

TV Line has word Paulina Chávez has been cast as fan-favorite character, Flora, in the upcoming season of Fate: The Winx Saga, alongside Brandon Grace as Grey and Éanna Hardwicke as Sebastian. Which has, by the by, also entered production.

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Chucky

Bloody-Disgusting also reports child actor David Kohlsmith has been cast as a young Charles Lee Ray for flashback scenes in the upcoming Child’s Play series at Syfy.

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Interview With the Vampire

According to Variety, Alan Taylor (Deadwood, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under) has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of AMC’s Interview With the Vampire.

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Manifest

Deadline now reports both Netflix and NBC are reconsidering a fourth season of Manifest, after all, in the wake of its performance on the streamer.

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Motherland: Fort Salem

Spoiler TV has a brief synopsis for “Irrevocable, the seventh episode of Motherland: Fort Salem’s second season.

Raelle fights for her life, just as the Army and Spree converge on a secret Camarilla stronghold. Abigail and Adil’s mission for vengeance escalates.

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Superman & Lois

Superman & Lois take on The Eradicator in the trailer for their August 10 return episode.


Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life

Finally, Chip and Dale return for an all-new animated series (without the Rescue Rangers) in the trailer for Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life.


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DISCUSSION

By
E. R. Torre

Don’t mean to hijack these comments and I’ll be brief.

I’m sure most if not all here have heard of what happened in Surfside and with the Champlain Towers South nearly a month ago now on June 24.

On that morning, perhaps at 4 am or so, I woke up to use the bathroom and saw the early reports of this collapse on my iPad. I got dressed and quickly drove there and soon realized which section of the building fell.

It was the section that housed my parents.

Even then, as the news was fresh and reports just coming in, I knew there was little hope for their survival. On July 2, they recovered my father’s body. On July the 10, my mother’s. Both were identified by a DNA swab I provided. As painful as the news was, at least for my family and I there was closure, which to date some don’t have.

I write this not because I want to bring everyone down but instead to thank you. I post frequently ‘round these parts and I love the back and forth, the pointed/informed opinions, and humor presented. On the rarer occasions these days I’ve been able to come around here, it’s been a welcome relief.

Maybe one day, when the COVID madness is finally done and I finally get to travel around promoting my writings, I hope to have the good fortune of meeting some of you and personally thanking you for this.

Until then, and though it is a cliché, don’t take your loved ones for granted. You just never know what might happen.