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“Insidious: The Last Key,” which opens on Jan. 5, 2018 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Caitlin Gerard and Spencer Locke from writer Leigh Whannell, director Adam Robitel and producers Oren Peli and Jason Blum.
To win your free passes to “Insidious: The Last Key” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!Here is the synopsis for “Insidious: The Last Key”:
The creative minds behind the hit “Insidious” trilogy return for “Insidious: The Last Key”. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.
The film is written by co-creator Leigh Whannell (“Saw”), who wrote the trilogy and directed “Insidious: Chapter 3”; produced by “Insidious” regulars Jason Blum (“The Purge” series, “Get Out”), Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”) and co-creator James Wan (“The Conjuring,” “Furious 7”); and directed by series newcomer Adam Robitel (“The Taking of Deborah Logan”).
Shaye is joined in the cast by Angus Sampson, Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker and Marcus Henderson. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Bailey Conway Anglewicz, Couper Samuelson and Whannell serve as executive producers.Event Cinemas lists Black Panther’s running time as 2 hours 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, Toys ‘R Us has character bios from the packaging of the film’s tie-in action figures.
Black Panther (T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman) – As the new king of Wakanda, T’Challa is struggling to cope with the loss of his father T’Chaka, but is determined to live up to his great legacy. When Wakanda finds herself beset by two enemies intent on the nation’s downfall, Black Panther must use his new suit and heightened strength, speed and senses to defend Wakanda and the rest of the world.
Okoye (played by Danai Gurira) – The head of the Dora Milaje, an all-female special forces group, Okoya is a fiercely loyal protector of Wakanda who isn’t afraid to question her king, but would defend him with her life. A staunch traditionalist who is as formidable with her spear as she is with her tongue, Okoye finds herself torn between her allegiance to her country and her king when T’Challa begins to challenge ancient Wakandan rules.
Nakia (played by Lupita Nyong’o) – A Wakandan spy pulled from her mission abroad by her former flame T’Challa, Nakia consistently gets involved in conflict for the good of others, adamant to use her abilities to help those in need. In the wake of King T’Chaka’s death and the rise of Wakanda’s new enemies, Nakia puts her skills of subterfuge and hand-to-hand combat to use in order to fight alongside Black Panther.
Shuri (played by Letitia Wright) – Shuri is T’Challa’s younger sister and head of the Wakandan Design Group, where she designs and builds futuristic tech such as the Black Panther suit with Vibranium mined from the Great Mound. She is an innovator, intelligent beyond her years, and always ready to give her big brother a hard time.
Erik Killmonger (Erik Stevens, played by Michael B. Jordan) – Erik Stevens was an American black-ops soldier who earned the nickname “Killmonger” while in the field. However, after disappearing off the grid, he has reemerged with a plan that threatens to put Black Panther and all of Wakanda at risk. Using his charisma, considerable skills in combat and his surprising knowledge of Wakandan customs, Erik Killmonger is a dangerous threat to all that T’Challa holds dear.
M’Baku (played by Winston Duke) – Armed with the hardened Jabari wood armor and a battle staff, M’Baku is the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe, a group of Wakandans who have shunned the use of vibranium and removed themselves from the mainstream Wakandan life. In the wake of T’Chaka’s death, M’Baku is faced with the choice of challenging T’Challa for the throne, or joining forces with his would-be adversary to defend Wakanda from malevolent outside forces.
Everett Ross (played by Martin Freeman – A CIA agent and former liaison with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, Everett Ross is reunited with T’Challa when they both find themselves after the same adversary: Ulysses Klaue. A skilled tactician with advanced weapons training, Ross becomes an invaluable ally to the Black Panther.Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey and Pretty Little Liars‘ Lucy Hale team up for Truth or Dare, a 2018 horror film that just debuted a new trailer and poster along with three photos. The supernatural thriller comes from director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Never Back Down, Cry Wolf) who also co-wrote the script with Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, and Chris Roach. Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum produces and writer/director Jeff Wadlow executive produces.
In addition to Tyler Posey (Jane the Virgin) and Lucy Hale (Life Sentence), the Truth or Dare cast includes Violett Beane (The Flash, The Leftovers), Nolan Gerard Funk (Major Crimes, Counterpart), Hayden Szeto (Lodge 49, The Edge of Seventeen), Landon Liboiron (Frontier, Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse), and Sophia Taylor Ali (Grey’s Anatomy, Faking It).
Universal Pictures is set to launch Truth or Dare in theaters on April 27, 2018.
Blumhouse Productions has developed a reputation for producing box office hits out of films with smaller budgets. In 2017, the production company’s Split and Get Out were huge hits, with Split grossing $278 million off a $9 million budget and Get Out ringing up $254 million from a $5 million budget. In addition, Get Out has been raking in awards from critics groups and will likely earn at least two Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. 2018 releases include Insidious: The Last Key, Benji, The Purge: The Island, and a revamp of the Halloween film franchise starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
The Plot: A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone-or something-begins to punish those who tell a lie-or refuse the dare.Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare trailer looks at what happens when a seemingly harmless party game goes supernaturally awry. When it comes to theatrical horror nowadays, there are few names as big as Blumhouse Productions. The company started off in a big way in 2009, releasing the ultra low budget found footage fright flick Paranormal Activity, which still stands as one of the most profitable films in history.
In the years since, Blumhouse has released over 30 films theatrically, with only a small few not being rooted within the horror genre. To date, Blumhouse movies have grossed over $3 billion worldwide, usually on budgets of $10 million or less per movie. 2017 was Blumhouse’s best year to date both critically and commercially, thanks to M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and the time-twisting slasher comedy Happy Death Day. Just that trio of films brought in a combined total of nearly $650 million worldwide.
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Blumhouse has several new horror entries coming in 2018, and the second to arrive in theaters will be Truth or Dare, which releases on April 27. Blumhouse’s first release of 2018 is franchise sequel Insidious: The Last Key, which hits theaters on Friday, and sees Lin Shaye once again reprise her role of haunted psychic Elise Rainier. Also coming from Blumhouse in 2018 are the fourth Purge film (aka. The Purge: The Island), and David Gordon Green’s highly anticipated reboot of Halloween. Blumhouse has released the official trailer for Truth or Dare. Check it out in the space above, then have a look at the film’s poster below.Seemingly cut from the same slasher cloth as Happy Death Day, Truth or Dare‘s premise is simple: a group of friends gathers to play the titular game, and a supernatural force decides to instead make things more interesting by fatally punishing players who try to cheat. One might say that’s a bit harsh, but this is a horror movie after all, and otherworldly entities generally aren’t known for being too forgiving in horror movies in general.Sony Pictures explores the Slender Man urban legend in an upcoming 2018 horror film directed by Sylvain White (Hawaii Five-O, Stomp the Yard). The studio just released a new Slender Man trailer along with a poster for the thriller which is based on a 2009 creepypasta Internet meme featuring the bizarre character created by Victor Surge (real name: Eric Knudsen).
David Birke (A Kidnapping in the Family) wrote the screenplay and Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger, and Sarah Snow served as producers. Sony Pictures is set to open the horror film in theaters on May 18, 2018.
The cast of Slender Man includes Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence, White House Down), Julia Goldani-Telles (The Affair, Nurse Jackie), Jaz Sinclair (Paper Towns, When the Bough Breaks), Annalise Basso (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Ouija: Origin of Evil), and Javier Botet (Insidious: The Last Key, The Conjuring 2).
In an interview with Know Your Meme, creator Eric Knudsen discussed the creation and spread of his popular Slender Man character. “Before you had angels and succubi, and then ghosts and spirits, today we have shadow people and inter-dimensional beings. The Slender Man, and other newly created entities, are just the newest addition in the progression of a long, and very real, human tradition. You’ve seen him, now you can’t unsee him,” said Knudsen.
The Plot: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.