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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Starring:

Zoe Margaret Colletti- Stella Nicholls

Michael Garza- Ramon Morales

Austin Zajur- Chuck Steinberg

Terror appears on the page and then on the screen in the new thriller “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

The world is changing. There is war in Vietnam. In the small town of Mill Valley there is change brewing as well. A group of friends, Stella (Colletti), Auggie (Gabriel Rush) and Chuck (Zajur) are the nerds of the school and chose Halloween to get back at the class bully Tommy (Austin Abrams). On previous Halloweens Tommy tortured Chuck and stole his candy, but this year Chuck will have revenge. Chuck has prepared a bag of poop, has eggs and trash in his goody bag.

Like clockwork Tommy and his goons plus Chuck’s sister Ruth (Natalie Ganzhorn) drive down the street and target Chuck and his geek friends. As they roll up, they grab Chucks candy bag and find smelly trash and as they roll by Check lights the bag of poop and throws it in Tommy’s lap. The feces get all over Tommy and Ruth as his car crashes into a fence it is pelted with eggs. Tommy and his gang chase Stella, Ollie and Chuck through town and into the drive-in theater showing Night of the Living Dead.

 

Ramon (Garza), a stranger passing through town, gets caught right in the middle when Stella hides in his car and is followed by Auggie and Chuck. Stella tells Ramon about the local haunted house, the Bellows mansion where Sarah Bellows was imprisoned and tortured by her family.

While in captivity Sarah wrote scary stories in a book to pass the time and they said she died in that room and still haunts the mansion. Stella finds Sarah’s book and all of them are locked in the room by Tommy like the Bellows girl. Mysteriously the door is unlocked and the kids are freed. Stella notices that Sarah’s book has began writing a story on its own in blood!

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US- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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US

Starring:

Lupita Nyong’o- Adelaide Wilson

Winston Duke- Gabe Wilson

Shahadi Wright Joseph- Zora Wilson

Evan Alex- Jason Wilson

Jordan Peele follows up his 2017 smash hit “Get Out” with a horror tale of demented doppelgangers called “US”.

Adelaide Wilson celebrated her 7th birthday at the boardwalk in Santa Cruz California with her mom and dad. While her dad was busy at whack-a-mole and mom was in the restroom, little Adelaide wandered off and ended up on the beach in front of Merlin’s Forest a house of mirrors. Adelaide went in and half way through the power went out and she was stopped staring at her reflection…..until it moved!

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The Nun- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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The Nun

Starring:

Demian Bichir- Father Burke

Taissa Farmiga- Sister Irene

Jonas Bloquet- Frenchy

Bommie Aarons- The Nun

The Conjuring’s Nun comes to the Big Screen to give audiences their “Final” vows!!!

The Nun is the latest episode in the Conjuring series of films that chronicle the paranormal events researched by Ed and Lorraine Warren. In the Conjuring 2 the portrait of “The Nun” was seen and Lorraine had a vision of the demonic relic. This new film, “The Nun” by director Corin Hardy and writer James Wan explains the history of the sister and how this creature in a habit came to be.

A convent in Romania where two nuns uncover a spirit and act to avoid unleashing a terrible evil on the world. One of the sisters hung herself to avoid becoming possessed by the evil spirit. The hanging body of the nun outside the convent was discovered by a local delivery man who brings groceries to the sisters. Frenchy (Bloquet)cuts down the nun and puts her in the ice house and returns to the village to report it.

 

The Vatican dispatches Father Burke (Bichir), a well-respected member of the clergy and experienced exorcist, along with a young nun who was about to take her final vows. The two arrive in Romania and are taken to the convent by Frenchy and shown the corpse. Frenchy explains to them that the body has moved? Father Burke searches the records of the convent and is question by the mysterious Mother Superior who tell Burke and sister Irene (Farmiga) they can talk to the remaining sisters in the morning and can stay in the convent.

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IT (2017)- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic)

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IT (2017)

Pennywise, the dancing clown, is creeping back into theaters in the reboot of the Stephan King Classic “IT”!

Derby, Maine is like any other small town in America. Kids hang out in clicks, people pick on the nerdy ones and call them losers and the town bully spends all his time beating on the weakest ones. Derby does lead the nation on mysterious child disappearances.

Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) suffers from a stutter when he speaks, so he and his friends are labeled “losers” by the kids at school. Bill in bed sick on a rainy day, but was still able to make his little brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) a paper sailboat that he can sail down the street in the puddles. Georgie is unable to keep up with the boat that sails down the sewer. As Georgie peers down looking for the boat he sees a red balloon held by a clown who also has his boat.

Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) the dancing clown lives in the sewer and bites Georgie’s arm off and drags him in the sewer leaving only a puddle of blood. Other children around Derby begin to go missing. Bill won’t stop looking for his little brother and with the assistance of his friends Ritchie (Finn Wolfhard), Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Stanley (Wyatt Oleff) continue to search the sewers in hopes of finding a clue.

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The Conjuring 2- Karl “The Flick Fanatic” Sides

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THE CONJURING 2

conjuring 2 poster

Wilson and Farmiga return as Ed and Lorraine Warren to battle a demonic presence across the pond in “The Conjuring 2.”

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, sharing with us the case they investigated immediately following the events in Amityville that the press referred to as “England’s Amityville” but we call it “The Conjuring 2.” Ed and Lorraine were asked by the church to hold a séance in the Amityville house where the Lutz family was terrorize. Lorraine saw the murders of the DeFeo family by Ronald DeFeo and then was face to face with a demon dressed as a nun that showed her the death of her husband Ed. The events of Amityville rattle Lorraine, add the press tour with the Warrens constantly having to defend themselves against the accusations of being hoaxes was exhausting to her. Lorraine asked Ed to stop exorcising demonic spirits before it ends up killing them. Ed agreed and then presented Lorraine with a painting that he had done with the same demonic nun on it that Lorraine saw in Amityville. Lorraine again is visited by the being and sees Ed dead again.

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